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April 10, 22 Weekly Messenger

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service followed by Zoom Coffee Hour

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 875 4500 2990

Passcode: 727784

 

Ride on, ride on in majesty! Hark! All the tribes hosanna cry. O Savior meek, pursue your road, with palms and scattered garments strowed.


Upcoming Services and Special Events:

Masks are currently optional for in-person worshipers.

Those who are more comfortable remaining masked are encouraged to do so.


Spring Choir rehearsals are at 9:15 each Sunday.


Join us for Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service on the 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunrise Service on the 17th at 6:00 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery

Easter Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.

Traditional Easter Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.


The Wednesday evening Lenten Series titled, Vincent Van Gogh and the Beauty of Lent

will continue on April 13 and conclude on April 20. This contemplative style study group will be held at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary and on Zoom. All are welcome to any or all of the sessions.


Opportunities to be involved:


Readers needed for our Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service.

Please let Vicky or TJ know if you would like to read one of the seven scriptures

during the service. Readers can be in the Sanctuary or on Zoom.


If you can help prepare, serve, or clean-up after the Easter Sunrise Breakfast

please be in contact with Pat Summerer at 207-963-7182


Would you like to be more active in the


Worship Service on a Sunday morning?

Sign up to be the Liturgist for the morning to lead: the Call to Worship, the Invocation, and to read the Scripture. All materials will be provided for you. You can sign the sheet on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall, or let Vicky know which Sunday you are willing to help out.

The Liturgist can be in-person or on Zoom.


Do you have extra room in your car on a Sunday morning? Would you be willing to give someone a ride to church? Give Jeanne Edwards a call, 422-0995, to get information

or to arrange rides from Golden Acres (where Armando’s was). Thank you!


Thank you, Jennifer Ashmore, for accepting the challenge to rebuild our church website.

And again, thank you, Doug Kimmel for creating and maintaining our website

for over a decade! Well done, good and faithful servants.


Pilgrim Lodge Jump Start Weekend is on April 29-30. There are projects for a variety of ages and skill levels to prepare the camp for the season ahead. Check out the PL website for more information. If you are unable to make it to camp for these dates, but would like to get involved, please fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll follow up with you.



During the season of Lent we will be receiving monies for One Great Hour of Sharing.

This is one of the offerings taken by the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ, and is one of our Five for Five offerings. This offering supports disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries.

OGHS envelopes are in the sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall.


Upcoming Board Meetings:


Outreach will meet Thursday, April 7th, at 4:00 pm.


Deacons will meet Friday, April 8th, at 2:00 pm.


Church Council will meet Friday, April 22nd, at 12:00 pm.


All meetings are open to the congregation, both in person and on Zoom. If you would like the Zoom link to any or all the meetings, please let Vicky know, and the link will be sent to you.


What if the pandemic exposed new insights into biblical stories?

What if? A Pocket Portion of Post-Pandemic Ponderments is a series of questions offered by the Stillspeaking Writer’s Group to engage us in wondering. The Stillspeaking Writers’ Group is known for its whimsical piety, p


roviding honest inspiration and progressive theological reflection for Christians who strive to be literate but not literal in nurturing their faith.

Watch for new questions here each week.


Please hold these beloved people and situations in your daily prayers –

All those in Ukraine, Russia, Europe, Africa, Asia, the world – living in war and violence… Heartfelt condolences to Marcia, Christopher & Melissa, Mickey & Cole grieving the death of Clayton on March 28… Deepest condolences to John & Jeff Springer on the death of their brother Teddy… Fran… Fran’s grandson Jake… Patti’s Aunt Helen… Dave and Lori…

Betty L… Steve & Myrna… Renata and the pregnant women she cares for… Betty J… Betty’s step-daughter Mollie… Austin’s cousin Danny… Tamara & Andrew… Kenny and Marcia… Annie & Reed… Carolyn & Michael… El


eanor’s step-daughter Holly … Tom & Judy’s son Andrew and his family… Danny and Clementine… Cynthia & Nancy…

all struggling with mental health issues… all individuals & families struggling with addictions… all teachers and students… those traveling near and far… You…

Birthdays and Anniversaries approaching:

9th – Jane Bradley

10th – Orton Preble (in memoriam)

14th – Dennis & Linda King

19th – Linda King

19th – Keith Bowie

21st – Mary Beth DiMarco

21st – Peggy Emigh

22nd – Betty Johnston

26th – John & Chris Wells

30th – Ruth Butters



There are many ways to experience our Sunday Worship Services. This Sunday we will gather in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m., livestream the service via Zoom and stay to visit during Zoom Coffee Hour at the conclusion of the service. Also, you can watch the service on Facebook or YouTube at any time after it is recorded. Join us in whatever ways are best for you.


10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service followed by Zoom Coffee Hour

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 4500 2990

Passcode: 727784



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Contact Us at Union Congregational Church of Hancock:


TJ can be reached by cell phone at 207-323-6743 or by email at revtjmack@hancockucc.com


Vicky can be reached at 207-422-3100 or by email at office@hancockucc.com


Jen can be reached by email at treasurer@hancockucc.com



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