April 25, 2023 – Many thanks

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Many thanks to everyone who made last week’s worship and fellowship time extra special. Sandy Wilmot and the United for Justice group put together some great displays that I hope will be available either virtually or in the coming weeks as we learn more about what’s happening and how we as a church can get more involved in climate justice.

On behalf of my family, special thanks for the diapers, wipes, cards, gifts, and well wishes as we prepare to welcome a new little one to 9 Park Street. So far, Aran has heartily enjoyed building forts, walls, and towers out of the diapering supplies. (Ok, mainly, he loves knocking them down.) I think we are set for a while to come!

Unless something changes between now and Sunday, this coming week will be my last worship service before leave. We are pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Barbara Purinton to the pulpit, as we share in worship together on Good Shepherd Sunday. 

Rev. Dr. Barbara Purinton is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School (MDiv), Eastern Baptist Theological School (now Palmer Seminary) DMin, and a 2014 Graduate of Goddard College (MFA in Creative Writing). She served churches in Jeffersonville and Danville/North Danville with her husband Charlie and served as pastor in Richmond for 19 years. Since 2011 she has served 7 churches as interim pastor. She is a certified Spiritual Director and just retired after 30 years as an EMT. Barbara lives in North Hero with her husband Charlie.

Please come in person, if you can, and join in welcoming her as Missions hosts the One Great Hour of Sharing brunch after church.

Pastor Jen