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Weekly Bulletin, March 6, 2022

This Sunday begins our Lenten series, "Full to the Brim."

The theme for this first Sunday of Lent is "Even in the desert."


In This Bulletin:


First Sunday In Lent

Scripture: Luke 4:1-13

Sermon: “Full to the Brim: Even in the desert"

This Sunday begins the "Full to the Brim" Lenten series. The theme for this first Sunday of Lent, "Even in the desert," explores the story of Jesus' temptations in the wilderness. The artwork to the left, "Temptations," is by Hannah Garrity and is inspired by Luke 4:1-13.

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.

•Ash Wednesday worship will be held at the United Methodist Church of Mt. Kisco (300 Main St., Mt. Kisco) on March 2 at 7 pm. It will be held over Zoom at the same time. Click here to join, or use Meeting ID 851 8693 4005 and passcode 542821.

•It's here! The workshop on Spirituality and Dementia is happening Thursday, March 3, from 7-8 pm. For more information and to register, go to

•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 Heals," will be taught by
Kathleen Soto and Patti Kooyman.

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

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 pm at the UMC of Mt. Kisco, 300 E. Main St. You can join via Zoom by clicking here, or by using Meeting ID 851 8693 4005 and passcode 542821.

If you won't be at the in-person service this evening, you are welcome to stop by the Katonah church and pick up a packet of ashes from the basket outside the 5 Bedford Road door.

Or, if you're at the Purdy's train station between about 5 and 6:20 this evening, you'll see Jane Freeman and Pastor Melissa giving out packets of ashes.

Save the Date

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."


Giving & Service

The Emergency Shelter Partnership will be held in the Parish Hall of Katonah UMC March 7-13. We still need help providing dinner on Wednesday, March 9, and Saturday, March 12. Please click here to sign up to help! Email if you're having trouble with the online sign up.



Midweek Meditation & Prayer

Did you know that our church website has two blogs? One is called "Musings," which features reflections by Pastor Melissa & other members of our faith community. The other is called "Prayer and Meditation." On it you'll find videos with the guided meditations that Pastor Melissa leads every Wednesday. Click here to see it.


Love & Support

March Birthdays

Skye Johnson 3/1

Carol Fisher 3/5

Peggy Fabrizio 3/8

Devin Kidde 3/9

Clayton Leibig 3/9

Margot Adams 3/9

Margaret Walsh 3/14

Hannah Carminucci 3/18

Noah Elconin 3/21

Emma Hickey 3/22

Geoffrey Kidde 3/23

Don Capoccia 3/23

Matthew Casavant 3/25

Paul Elconin 3/29

Jack Arbolino 3/30

Kim Hickey 3/31


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, Brian Jones, Yvonne Knudsen, Angie Lemaster, Bob M., Mary Maliniak, Laure Milliot, 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, George Milliot, 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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