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Worship with the Federated Church
An invitation is extended to join in the 10 a.m. Service of Worship on Sunday, May 24 with the Federated Church of East Arlington via Zoom. This week's service will be a time to consider the words from John 17:1-11 and the idea of "All for One and One for All." The service will also be available for viewing later in the week on the Federated Church of East Arlington YouTube channel as well as on GNAT-TV.
Additional information, including the link to the service, can be found at the Church website at federatedchurchofeastarlington.org. For any questions phone 802-375-2548 or go to the church's website or Facebook page. The Federated Church is an Open and Affirming and Reconciling congregation in covenant and connection with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.
Sunday readings for St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
The readings for this Sunday, The Seventh Sunday of Easter (The Sunday after the Ascension) are: Psalm 47 or (93); Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Gospel of Luke 24-44-53.
For information on online services please visit St Peter's web-page www.stpetersvt.org or look for St Peter's Episcopal Church on Facebook.
Catholic Church Re-Opening Timeline
Gov. Phil Scott announced on Frida
y that churches may resume services at 25 percent seating capacity. This is good news, but news that must be tempered with prudence. A church re-opening planning committee comprised of parishioners, medical professionals, pastors and diocesan leadership has been meeting over the last several weeks to prepare church re-opening protocols. Our churches will open for the celebration of Mass and the other sacraments once protocols are finalized and implemented and we are confident that our parishes are prepared to safely open according to the CDC and Vermont Department of Health guidelines. At this point, Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne has set that date as Monday, June 1. He expects to confirm this date with an announcement within the next week.
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