The First Congregational Church of Marion, Massachusetts
Where All Are Welcome!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”
Creator God, we pray for our world now facing a global pandemic. We ask for wisdom in making decisions to help lessen any harm the Coronavirus may bring. Grant us the strength to be a force of good in combating this disease. We seek ways to be of help to our neighbors, and all people who may be affected. May we be mindful to walk in faith and act in love, both in times of joy, and in times of challenge. Amen.
Hybrid services are now being offered in which both in-person and Zoom online options are available. Those attending in person are required to wear a mask and follow other gathering guidelines such as social distancing, hand sanitizing and signing in for contact tracing. Those choosing the Zoom option can find the invitation link in the Friday Steeple Lites, by calling the church office, or checking our Zoom Links Page by clicking here.
Left to Right: Deacon Jeanne Lake, with Joan Gardner, Deacon Jean Linzee with Pippa Asker, Jonathan Asker with Deacon George Linzee, and Deacon Joanna Wheeler with Danielle Irving
Welcome to Our New Members
On April 11, 2021, we were delighted to welcome four new members to our congregation during the worship service. The new members were each paired with a sponsoring deacon. During the membership presentation, the new members introduced themselves and briefly spoke about what led them to our congregation. The congregation in turn pledged to offer their Christian care and support.
Welcome to our church family!
This week's guest musician, Vi Taylor, Cello
Last week's guest musician, Wendy Rolfe, Flute
This week's worship flowers are given by Albert and Marilyn Winters in memory of their parents: George H. Winters and Eudora E. Brown, and Gen. Arthur E. Eckert and Grace M. Eckert
Photographs courtesy of Helen Westergard
We invite you to join us Sunday at 11:30 am for Vestry Cafe, a time of coming together as a community for sharing and companionship. Discussion is open and interesting. It is also wonderful to see so many familiar faces! Call the office, check the Friday Steeple Lites, or the Zoom Links page by clicking here.
ATTENTION PENNY PINCHERS EXCHANGE FANS:
Saturday March 13, 2021 we will be open 10a-1p.
The weekly Bible study, via Zoom is back!
Bible studies are now offered on Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm beginning on April 5, 2021. Lead by Pastor Rich, the first in the series will be a study of the Gospel of Luke. Call the Office with questions. Check the Daily Devotions email, or click here for the Zoom invitation.
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Online giving will be reflected in your ChurchTrac account, but it is not done instantaneously as indicated on the ChurchTrac website. We update our financial records manually, which takes a little longer.