Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

Staying Connected

 

During this time of uncertainty and the inability to meet together as a congregation, it is important for us to have ways to stay connected with each other.  

All church activities including worship service, rehearsals, and meetings have been cancelled until further notice.  However, we created this page as a way for the church staff to share messages and videos with the congregation.  Please check back frequently for new text and video messages and announcements of ways we as a congregation are staying connected.

 

Worship Services 

These worship services have been recorded for each of the Sundays we were unable to meet physically as a congregation and remain available for your viewing.

 

Worship Service May 17

Worship Service May 10

Worship Service May 3

Worship Service April 26

Worship Service April 19

Worship Service Easter Sunday April 12

Worship Service Good Friday  April 10

Worship Service Palm Sunday April 5

Worship Service March 29

Worship Service March 22

 

Virtual Bible Stories for children read by Brittany and Caitlin can be found here.  Other stories can be found on our YouTube channel.

 

Virtual Programs to help us stay connected as a congregation:

Gather with us remotely on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for a time of prayer.  Prayer prompts and suggestions are on our Friday Prayer page.

Check out our Trinity Action Calendar with suggested activities for each of the weeks in May  See how many of these you can complete.

Our Missions Committee has devised a way to continue having the Mobile Food Bank visit our parking lot on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.  We hope this will help address the food insecurity in our community and help anyone who is in need of food. 

 

Links to resources for meditation and staying connected:

Access information about Safe Practices for virtual meetings here.

Coronavirus Updates page includes announcements and links to community pages. 

Daily prayers from the UMC New England Conference to help folks stay connected during this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus.  

Recorded messages from Pastor René.

Written communications from the Adminstrative Council and pastors.

 

 

 

 

 

Worship Service May 24

....

 Thanks to Pastor René, Pastor Erin, Becky, Elizabeth, Janet, Teri, Sonja and videographers Chris and Nic for this service.

 

Order of Worship

Organ Intro

  • Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicea)
  • Becky Isaacson, organ

Welcome/Intro

  • Pastor Erin

Prelude

  • “This Little Light of Mine” – arr. Joel Raney
  • Janet Dixon-Metcalf, flute; Becky Isaacson, piano

Opening Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

  • Pastor René

Scripture Reading

  • Jeremiah 29:4-7
  • Reader: Elizabeth Siller

Sermon: “Settling In”

  • Pastor Erin

Hymn: “When We Are Living” UMH #356, vss. 1 & 4 (words can be found after the Order of Worship)

  • Song Leader: Teri LaFleur, soprano

Communion

  • Pastor René

 Hymn: “Spirit Song” UMH #347 vss. 1 &2 (words can be found after the Order of Worship)

  • Song Leader: Sonja Funk

Announcements & Benediction

  • Pastor Erin

 

Words to Hymns

When We Are Living UMH #356

 

  1. When we are living, it is in Christ Jesus,

And when we’re dying, it is in the Lord.

Both in our living and in our dying,

We belong to God, we belong to God.

 

  1. Across this wide world, we shall always find

Those who are crying with no peace of mind,

But when we help them, or when we feed them,

We belong to God, we belong to God.

 

 

Spirit Song UMH #347

 

O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love.

Let him fill your hears and satisfy your soul.

O let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit like a dove

Will descend upon your life and make you whole.

 

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

 

O come and sing this song with gladness as your hearts are filled with joy.

Lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name.

O give him all your tears and sadness; give him all your years of pain,

And you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name.

 

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.