Worship During COVID:
10AM Online Every Sunday
8:45AM InPerson Beginning March 28th
We will be reopening for in person worship on a limited basis beginning Palm Sunday – March 28 2021. Due to the construction in the sanctuary to prepare for our new organ, we will temporarily be worshiping in the fellowship hall through the end of April. Please note a reservation to attend is required. Please see below for the guidelines for in person worship. Per CDC and CT state guidelines, 6’ social distancing and mask wearing continues to be required for indoor gatherings regardless of your vaccination status. We recognize that everyone wants to see faces in person. We all want that! Attending worship in person is a scarce commodity and should be given a priority to those who can’t worship via Zoom either logistically or spiritually. If you are enjoying Zoom worship, please continue to stay online.
May God bless us regardless of how we worship these days. Pastor David
Worship Service Schedule
8:45-9:30am In-Person Worship:
There will be only one weekly in-person service at 8:45AM which will last approximately 45minutes. Temperature checks, masks, and social distancing is required at all times (including the pastor). There is no choir or congregational singing but our hymns and special music are provided by recorded video. Pastor David preaches with a mask for the safety of all. Attendance is VERY limited to maintain the social distancing protocols. If you would like to attend worship in-person, please click on the link below for important guidelines. Due to the construction in the sanctuary to prepare for our new organ, we will temporarily be worshiping in the fellowship hall through the end of April. Please note a reservation to attend is required. A reservation may be made by emailing the church office at: email@example.com or calling 203-375-5817. Please note: our worship capacity is approximately 50 people (including the worship team) should be given a priority to those who can’t worship via Zoom either logistically or spiritually. If you are enjoying Zoom worship, please continue to stay online.
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NUMC – In Person Worship Guidelines – March 2021
10am Online Worship (via Zoom):
Our Zoom service will be offered at 10AM EVERY SUNDAY. It is broadcast live from our sanctuary (when possible). Our service includes hymns recorded by our choir (with words on the screen to sing along) as well as recorded special music. The scripture readings and sermons are provided by our Certified Lay Minister, Judy Lang and our Pastor, Rev. David Piscatelli. In addition, there is a time of fellowship at the end of the service where everyone is invited to turn on their microphones and videos to greet one another. Instructions to connect can be found on our home page. This is a great way to continue to worship as a community without the risks of gathering in crowds inside a building.
Scripture & Theme for Lent 2021
The Journey Where Head, Heart & Hands Come Together
February 21, 2021 Lent 1:
Genesis 9:8-17 – Sermon Title – Trust & Promises
February 28, 2021 Lent 2:
Romans 4:13-25 – Sermon Title – Faith: Reason or Wishful Thinking
March 7, 2021 Lent 3:
Exodus 20:1-17 – Sermon Title: Putting God First
March 14, 2021 Lent 4:
Ephesians 2:1-10 – Sermon Title: Good Deed Doers
March 21, 2021 Lent 5:
Jeremiah 31:31-34 – Sermon: Head, Heart & Hands Come Together
March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday:
Matthew’s Passion Narrative
Imposition of Ashes
Imposition of Ashes – TODAY, Ash Wednesday, February 17th ~ 12-12:30pm & 7-7:30pm
There are two options to receive ashes, either 12-12:30pm or 7-7:30pm. Ashes will be administered on a drive-thru basis outside in the semi-circle of the church. Safety precautions will be taken, with the Pastor changing gloves after each person. You may choose to receive ashes either on your forehead or hand. Masks are required, and you will be asked to please remain in your car. While this is a deviation from our usual service we are thankful to continue this historic practice and observance. Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The use of ashes is a sign of mortality and repentance and has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship, and the Imposition of Ashes can be a powerful nonverbal and experiential way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation.