From the Pastor, Friday, March 2nd, 2018

To Brothers and Sisters in Christ who have survived Vacation Week!

Tomorrow we have an opportunity to honor a great lady: PAT JEWETT, 90 years old. Pat has given generously of her time, talent, and treasure to the Litchfield Community, as well as to her students. We look forward to making her day a happy one. Many thanks to those who have pitched in to make the Open House a success. We look forward to visiting with Pat’s children, Nancy (recently widowed and living in Hollis), Keith and Theresa, who live in Hudson, Jack, who is here from Washington DC, and maybe others I have not yet met.

Communion on Sunday will be a remembrance of the Last Supper before Jesus’ death. It was a Passover meal. Passover has been celebrated for over 3,500 years (the Jewish celebration this year falls on Good Friday evening). We will eat and drink the same kinds of food Jesus and his disciples had for their final meal together.

Many thanks to each of you for participating in the Assessment during the Worship Service. We have collected your great ideas, and look forward to including them in the Strategic Plan. Many thanks to the Elders on Session who served as Group Leaders.

Get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 17, at 6:00. If you can help prepare, come at 1:00.

“Your willingness to step forward and serve God in this church is truly amazing! I hope you love your church, too. If you do, let others know. Talk about your church with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Post “I love my church” to your social media. Be good news people living in a bad news world. God will use your voice to inspire others.” BC @MCC


Just as the graveside service had ended, there was a tremendous burst of thunder accompanied by a distant lightning bolt and more rumbling thunder. The little old widower looked at the pastor and calmly said, “Well, she’s there.”