Music Director /Organist
— Remember in Prayer —
The Prayer List is attached. Please email the church (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to make additions or subtractions. Keep those on the list in prayer. . . It Works!
Members of the congregation
Norm & Betsey Burdick, Sam Westcott, Maggie Guiden, Jack Haig, Polly Roberts (Dalmaso), Missy & Brian Young, Don Quimby,
John Storey, Mary Kirby, Anne Tiffany,
Bob & Janet Mayer, Eunice Lapier
Dick Diest, cousin of Wayne Morrison
Charmaine Lapier, sister of Eunice Lapier
Hank Schneider, brother of Mary Ellen Cangelosi
Becky Leto, friend of Clare Morrison
Megan Jennings Dostal, friend of Chris van Luling & community
Julia Peele, sister of Bonnie Herr
Victor Fraenckel friend of Bob & Janet Mayer
Cathy Foley, friend of Chris Bradich
Carol Clement, Mary-Ellen Cangelosi’s sister
Sandra Joyce, friend of Ann Tiffany
Sue Linquist ,Bob and Janet Mayer’s daughter
Sol Wertkins, friend of Clare and Wayne Morrison’s son
John Hyde, Friend of Missy Young
Andy Budz, friend of Mickey and Mark Thaisz
All of the First Responders who put their lives in jeopardy to care for all of us. For those working in grocery stores, gas stations, hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities, food banks… who are working in spite of the danger to themselves. Prayers for anyone who is overwhelmed by this pandemic. Prayers for those who are feeling isolated or afraid. Prayers that God give us the mindfulness to reach out by phone to those who we are not frequently in touch -those on the outer edges of our friendship & family. Prayers for all people as we look to “love our neighbor” as God has commanded.
81 Hancock Road • Williamstown, MA 01267 • (413) 458-3467
WilliNet channel 1303 Sunday Worship 9am and 4pm. Rerun Wed at 10am and Friday at 7pm.
This Week's Internet Link is: https://vimeo.com/560945519
Sunday, June 13. In-House Morning Worship 9am.
This is an outdoor worship service weather permitting. Bring your own folding chair. (As of this writing the forecast is for Partly Cloudy and 66 Degrees at 9am)
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find; knock,
and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
Hi Folks! Greetings and salutations!
It's going to be a hot summer? I hope you will stay cool and enjoy the season which passes all too quickly. This Sunday will be wonderful! We are confirming five young people in the faith of our church. It was indeed a pleasure to conduct our confirmation class from the September until this May. Micah, Gabriela, Sophia, Mia and Julia are articulate and dedicated teenagers. There is no fear for the future with young people so bright and dedicated to learning about their faith.
As our Covid challenges abate and we are all vaccinated, I hope to see more of you in church physically. We are conducting services outside the second Sunday of the month, so please come and hopefully things will get back to some kind of “normal.”
So Jesus observes that some seek, and some are afraid to knock. It is a choice. We seek happiness, yet sometimes we don’t know what that really is. We question, we fret about life, but that’s as far as it goes. Sometimes we don’t ask for help when we need it the most, We can get so buried in ourselves, that we won’t open the door and let new ideas in. The blessed assurance that Jesus gives us in this passage is that prayers are answered in God's time, in God's place and at God's discretion! It teaches us to ask God how we might live life to the fullest; to be humble in God’s sight and to give back the love that God has given to us. Jesus tells you to be confident, to ask, to seek and to go for it!
May God Bless . . . David
— June Calandar —
June 6th Morning Worship 9am — Communion
June 10th Deacons Meeting 3:30
June 13th Morning Worship 9am
Outdoor Service (Weather Permitting bring your folding chair)
June 19th Strawberry Takeout 11am-2pm
June 20th Morning Worship 9am
June 24th Trustees Meeting 4:30
June 26th Silent Auction & Tag Sale 10am-2pm
June 27th Morning Worship 9am
WilliNet channel 1303 Sunday Morning Worship 9am and 4pm. Rerun Wed 10am and Friday 7pm.
Internet Link is available each Friday in the weekly email.
Sunday School news. Gabriela and Micah Zasada along with Mia, Sophia, and Julia Holmgren will make their confirmation on Sunday, May 30th. Over the last nine months, they have been meeting regularly with Pastor David to discuss the major tenants of the Christian faith. They have written Statements of Faith and are looking forward to their special day.
The Trustees had the fire extinguishers inspected and certified in preparation of the Annual Inspection by the Town of Williamstown. The gutters on the front of the parsonage are in the process of being remounted. The grass is growing again and the Trustees are mowing again.
Dorcas had a meeting on May 12th to finalize the Strawberry Shortcake and selling of berries. They will be making one bowl of sugar free berries for those who want it.
Caroline talked to Lt. Ziemba at the WPD about traffic and he felt it would be fine. He offered signs and cones for us. Posters are made and will be out soon.
The Tag Sale, Silent Auction and Bake Sale will be the next weekend (June 26th) Please hold off on bringing items until June 20th so they will not interfere with the Strawberry Takeout. We are excited to be able to do this again. Come one come all!!!!
Think about it! The bottom half of a golden-brown baking powder biscuit, a generous scoop of juicy red strawberries, the top half of the golden-brown biscuit and a scoop of freshly made white whipped cream delivered right to your car. 😍
The only way to do better is to purchase a quart of berries for your morning cereal at the same time. Not tempted yet? Open the attachment!
June 26th — Tag Sale and Silent Auction 10am-2pm with a group of local vendors.
Deals Glore. At the Silent Auction you will find Gift Certificates from area businesses, handmade items and a few surprises. The Tag Sale is full of items that range from purses to beach chairs to a high-top kitchen set. We will not know the extent of these items as we are asking that they not be brought into church until 6/20 following the Strawberry Takeout. The vendors (so far) consist of flowers and plants, jams and quilting items and homemade wooden articles.
— Thoughts From the Organ Bench —
The hymns of the Easter Season remind us not only of Christ's Resurrection but of our new life found in Him. They also tell the story of the Earth as it breathes new life in the buds and blossom, we are beginning to witness...outside of the days they are covered in snow! I am pleased to see one congregational hymn coming back into worship. While masked and not singing in full voice, this allows our worship to be enhanced by a newness that we have longed for. This too is a resurrection. I hope to select hymns that are familiar as well as pertinent to the message of the day. Please remain vigilant while singing but also enjoy this newness of worship that has risen once again. May this Eastertide and the beautiful hymns it offers lift our worship to hope that "all will be well."
Rev. David Hurst!
Important Dates for 2021 (If they can be done safely)
Church Council 7pm on 4/13, 7/13, 10/12 and 1/11/22
Strawberry Festival 6/19
Pot Luck Supper & Auction 9/18
Harvest Supper 10/16
Annual Meeting following worship for 2021 on 2/13/22
Upcoming . . .
Berries and Shortcake on the go!
Dorcas Silent Auction and Tag Sale