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Weekly Bulletin, April 3, 2022

This Sunday we continue the Lenten series, "Full to the Brim."

The theme for this fifth Sunday in Lent is "Brazen Acts of Beauty."


In This Bulletin:


Brazen Beauty, by Lisle Gwynn Garrity

Fifth Sunday In Lent

Scripture: John 12:1-7

Sermon: “Full to the Brim: Brazen Acts of Beauty"

The artwork to the left, "Brazen Beauty," is by Lisle Gwynn Garrity, and is inspired by John 12:1-7, in which Mary anoints the feet of Jesus before his arrest and death.

Sunday Worship is at 10:30 -- at Purdys on the first Sunday, and at Katonah the remaining Sundays -- and also on Zoom (email for Zoom info) as well as the church Facebook page.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12-1, offered on Zoom and Facebook Live.

•"Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism" meets on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm over Zoom, through April 13, along with the three other churches
in our Cooperative Parish.

•This week's Sunday School lesson is "Women Follow Jesus."

•Earth Day Litter Clean-Up on Sunday, April 3 after church. Bring gloves and work clothes to pick up trash along Titicus Road between Purdys UMC and the Farmer & the Fish.

•Virtual fellowship hour is held on Sunday evenings at 7 pm, using the same Zoom information that's used for worship.

Save the Date

Holy Week Schedule:

Maundy Thursday, April 14 at Purdys UMC at 7:30 pm

Easter Sunrise, April 17 at the Cross River Dam at 6:30 am

Easter Sunday, April 17 at Purdys UMC at 10:30 am
Bring a flower to place on the cross on the front lawn of Purdys UMC!
Easter Egg Hunt to be held outside Purdys UMC after church!

Lenten Study

Wednesday Evenings in Lent

On Wednesdays through April 13, we will gather from 7-8 pm on Zoom, along with the UMC of Mt. Kisco, FUMC Brewster, and Drew UMC of Carmel, to learn together from GCORR's (General Commission on Religion and Race) latest study, "Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism." This week's topic, "Develop," will be facilitated by Rev. Martha Vink.


Giving & Service

Sunday School Food Drive

Table of Grace

Table of Grace is back to offering a hot, sit-down lunch every Saturday at the First UMC of Brewster. The mission of Table of Grace is to offer nourishment to anyone who is hungry physically or spiritually, or both. If you can help some Saturday to prepare and/or serve lunch, using food and supplies that have been provided by the Hudson Valley Food Bank, contact Bonnie Hyatt at


Help for Ukraine

Rev. John Calhoun, an elder in the New York Annual Conference and former missionary to Ukraine, has shared that United Methodists are on the ground responding to this human-caused disaster and caring for the Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing. Through The Advance, the donation platform of the UMC Board of Global Ministries, there are two ways that you can give in support of these efforts:

1. Advance #14053A: Eurasia In Mission Together -- Ukraine and Moldova. Donations to this Advance account will be quickly transferred to the bank account of the UMC of Ukraine, which has a system in place to receive these donations, put them to immediate use, and provide reporting on the usage of these funds. To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #14053A in the memo line, or go to: Eurasia in Mission Together.

2. Advance #982450: UMCOR International Disaster Response. Donations to this Advance account will be directed to UMCOR, which is already partnering with agencies on the ground in Eastern and Central Europe to assist those displaced by the fighting. Donations to this account should be designated "for Ukraine." To donate, make your check payable to either Katonah or Purdys UMC, and mark Advance #982450 in the memo line, or go to: UMCOR International Disaster Response.


Love & Support

April Birthdays

Heidi Fiederlein-Kesper 4/8

Stefan Swee 4/15

Melissa Boyer 4/19

Alice Walsh 4/26

Katie Gonoud 4/27

Benjamin Carminucci 4/30


Prayers of the Church Family

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Lucas Chapman, Sara Reino, Stefan Spall, Jakob Wenis

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Wendy Archer, Justine Burzesi, Barbara Coffin, Inday Day, Sheila de Roode, Alice Elliott, Richard G, Kathy Gallagher, Carl Gioio & family, Zannie Johnson, Brian Jones, Yvonne Knudsen, Angie Lemaster, Bob M., Laure Milliot, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Karen Eiler, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman

For Those Grieving:

Loved ones of Ruth’s brother Siegfried, Susan Albanese, Christine Camarra, Ruby Chapman, Amy Doza, George Milliot, Phil Maliniak

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Irene Burns, Inez Campbell, Bodo Fischer, Ernie Greenslade, Harriet Harris, Ken & Rosemary Ingersoll, Pastor Jin Kim, Lois Mold, Eleanor Murphy, Matty Oschwald, Ronald Schultzel, Mike Wenis


Easter Lilies

If you would like to donate to the Flower Fund to provide Easter lilies for the Purdys sanctuary, please make your $10 check payable to "Purdys United Methodist Church" and note "Program Expenses" in the memo line. Please place your check in the Purdys UMC offering plate on April 3, or mail to Purdys UMC at 106 Titicus Road, North Salem, along with the following information:

ln Honor of:

ln Memory of:

To the Glory of God:

Your name to be printed in bulletin:


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