Greetings, To care for one another in the midst of COVID-19,Village Church is suspending Sunday Worship and all onsite gatheringsfor the next two weeks. During this time, we are live streaming Sunday worship.Please join us on-line at wellesleyvillagechurch.org We are available to serve you while the church is closed. Sr. Pastor, Sarah Butter: email@example.com cell phone 847.716.0378Church Moderator, Leif Hille: 508-596-3633Village Church Pastoral Emergency #: 781-591-7451 Please join us in prayer for our community and for the world,as we seek to bear God’s peace and love to one another. 3/15/20
This Sunday's Online Live-Stream 10am Service!
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.The wild animals will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise. Isaiah 43:19-21
Behold! This Sunday morning, Village Church will do a new thing. For the first time, we will live-stream our worship service on Youtube and Facebook. All are welcome and encouraged to join us online with your computer, tablet, or cellphone for a morning of prayer and scripture, sermon and song, and virtual fellowship.
Join us online this Sunday as we live stream worship at 10:00am. After the live-stream is completed, it will remain available for you to watch whenever you’d like. Just below, you will find links to the live stream, as well as a link for this Sunday’s bulletin, so you can follow along – and sing along!
Although we will not gather in-person for worship at the church this Sunday morning, we are grateful for the innovations which will allow us to gather online. So, join us this Sunday morning on Youtube or Facebook, as we praise our God, who makes a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Spirit lead us!
Sean Patrick Coady, Pastoral Resident
9:00 am in the Chapel, September - June
Rise an hour early and join an intergenerational group of worshipers in a service filled with music and practices that combine ancient elements with a fresh perspective:
- The ringing of the hour to usher us into the worship experience;
- Contemporary hymns and music, engaging a wide variety of instruments and styles;
- An open and affirming welcome no matter where you are on life’s journey;
- Communal prayers of confession;
- Words of assurance and a remembrance of our baptism through the sprinkling of water;
- A scripture reading and a brief message;
- Lighting candles to lift up our prayers to God;
- An offering of our resources to support the ministries of the church;
- Communion served every Sunday, received while gathered together around a common table;
- A sung benediction to send us off into our weeks and our world.
Children are invited to participate in this service in whatever form that takes for them. We explain that during this time, “we talk a little more softly and walk a little more quietly.” Sometimes, that means that children participate fully in our singing, prayers, and communion; other times, it means that a child will sit on the floor drawing pictures while sipping on a juice box.
Members of the ninth-grade Confirmation class serve as ushers and share in the leadership of this service. We believe it is pleasing to God (and it is certainly pleasing to us!) when we gather for worship as a whole, intergenerational family.
A light breakfast is available in Village Common before worship, starting at 8:30.