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Weekly Bulletin, February 27, 2022

This Sunday we complete the "Faces Of Our Faith" series with the story of Philemon.


In This Bulletin:


Last Sunday After Epiphany

Scripture: Philemon 1:1-3, 8-18

Sermon: “Faces of Our Faith: Philemon"

This Sunday's sermon concludes the "Faces of Our Faith" series with the story of Philemon. The apostle Paul wrote a short letter to Philemon, asking him to free Onesimus, who had been enslaved by Philemon but appears to have run away and become like a brother to Paul. So much so that Paul writes to Philemon, "I am sending him who is my very heart back to you."

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

This Week at a Glance

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

•Friday Bible Study is on hiatus until after Easter because we will be studying "Faithful Lent: Connecting the Practices of Lent and Anti-Racism" on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm, from March 9 until April 13, along with the three other churches in our Cooperative Parish.

•This week's Sunday School lesson, "Jesus Brings Good News," will be taught by Lori Corradino.

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

Save the Date

To see more information and to register for this online workshop on Spirituality and Dementia, click here. You will receive information for joining the workshop on Zoom once you register.

Wednesday Evenings in Lent

From March 9 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."

Ash Wednesday Service

You are invited to join the other churches of our Cooperative Parish (Mt. Kisco, Brewster, and Carmel) for an Ash Wednesday service on March 2 at 7 pm at the UMC of Mt. Kisco (300 Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY). The service will also be held on Zoom at the same time. Please email for Zoom info.

Pastor Melissa and Jane Freeman will also be distributing ashes and prayers at the Purdys train station on March 2 between about 5 and 6:15 pm.


Giving & Service

The Emergency Shelter Partnership will be held in the Parish Hall of Katonah UMC March 6-13. Please click here to sign up to help out with meals! Email if you're having trouble with the online sign up.



Melissa's Musings: Alone Together

Did you know that our church website has a blog called "Musings?" There you can find inspiration and expressions of faith from Pastor Melissa as well as members of our faith community. Click here to check it out! The latest blog entry by
Pastor Melissa, "Alone Together," explores loneliness vs. solitude.


Love & Support

February Birthdays

Emily Czerwinski 2/1

Lois Mold 2/2

Michael Carminucci 2/5

Sarah Durante 2/8

Jane Freeman 2/9

Anne Corneck 2/12

Helen Fischer 2/13

Doug Leibig 2/18

Ernie Greenslade 2/18

Jack Cunningham 2/18

Bonnie Hyatt 2/21

Elizabeth Herrick 2/27

Sierra Fitzgerald 2/28


Prayers of the Church Family

Joys & Thanksgivings:

For successful cancer treatments for Paul Stark and for Cathy, Michelle Dillmann's aunt

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, Carl Gioio & family, Zannie Johnson, Yvonne Knudsen, Angie Lemaster, Bob M., Mary Maliniak, The Murphy Family, Louis Pugh, Joe Seroka, Marja-Liisa Smith, Nicole Wilson

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Diane, Leah, Doreen Bistany, Tom Conroy, 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, Phil Maliniak, Dick Ryley, Dotty Seirup

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

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



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