From the Pastor
Pastor Vacation Dates:
Pastor Michelle will be on vacation July 2-9 and July 23-30. Our District Superintendent, Judy Walker, will be preaching on July 5th and retired pastor Bob Wood will be preaching on July 26.
Should you need pastoral care during these two weeks, Rev. Dr. Jeff Rarich will be on call. 570-507-4276.
Several members of the congregation have been sewing face masks. Others have supplied resources to make them. All of us are wearing these masks and other forms of face coverings to protect our neighbors. These are acts of love and together we pray for all who make, fund, and wear face coverings during this extraordinary time in our lives.
This blessing was written by Rev. Donna Vuilleumier, Pastor at Smith Memorial Church, UCC in Hillsboro, NH.
A Blessing for Face Masks
Blessed are those who give the gift of their time and their talent to create face masks for others, for their community, for strangers,
for they shall help to save the lives of many people.
Blessed are those who make masks for others to wear so that together we may protect others, especially the most vulnerable who at another time had protected us when they worked as first responders, served in the military, or taught us the school lessons of our childhood, for they shall truly know the value of each human life.
Blessed are those who work tirelessly to fill bins in the market or the clothesline across the front door of the church with masks of all sizes and types, for they shall know that this is grace, compassion, and love of neighbor.
Blessed are the mask makers who send face masks to those who may be forgotten, to the agencies that support the homeless,
nursing home staff and residents, the mentally ill, the prisoner, the tenderest among us, for they shall have respected and remembered the least of these.
Until further notice, worship will be live streamed at 9:00am on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hawleyumc
You can even share greetings, joys and concerns through the comments. The Facebook Live video is automatically posted as a permanent video on our Facebook page. It will be also on the church website www.hawleyumc.org later in the day.
Worship orders will be available Friday morning. A pdf will be sent by email and print copies will be in an envelope on the office door. These worship orders can be used at home on your own, with the live stream, or with the video.
9am Live Stream Worship Details www.facebook.com/hawleyumc