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 which continues to struggle with the effects of the pandemic. We ask for wisdom in making decisions to help lessen any harm the virus 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.
Independence Day Worship 2021
Many thanks to Sue Maxwell Lewis who welcomed worshippers by playing the pipes on the front steps before the service.
Flowers given by the Kenny Family in thanksgiving for the many freedoms we enjoy, and those who provided us those freedoms.
Flowers in loving memory of Susan Bishop Mower, daughter of Eleanor and Robert Mower on the second anniversary of her death on July 4, 2019.
Special Music - "Wings of the Morning" , a hymn commissioned by the church to honor organist and choir master of over 50 years, Bill Maxwell. Played by Bev Peduzzi on the organ and Sue Maxwell Lewis (Bill's daughter) on the bagpipes.
Hybrid services are now being offered in which both in-person and Zoom online options are available. Those attending in person are asked to consider wearing a mask if not fully vaccinated and to follow current state recommended guidelines . Those choosing the Zoom option can find the invitation link in the Friday Steeple Lites, or by calling the church office, or checking our Zoom Links Page by clicking here.
Refreshment and Conversation
We are delighted to announce that social gathering has resumed after the Sunday worship service. Weather permitting, we gather outdoors on the front entrance plaza to greet neighbors, visit old friends, and make new friends. Light refreshments and hearty socializing are served. Please stop by and say hello. It's good to be able to gather in-person again!
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:
Summer Hours - Wednesdays and Saturdays 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. Call the Office or Pastor Rich with questions and for the Zoom invitation.
Bible Study will not be held on Monday, July 5, due to the Independence Day observance.
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