Greetings from the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, MA 01803
May grace and peace be yours in abundance!
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In-Person Worship Has Resumed
We are excited to welcome the community back into our building for in-person worship. To protect members, friends, and guests during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have adopted these measures:
- Seating in the sanctuary is marked to support physical distancing; please only sit next to those in your household.
- Everyone must wear a mask at all times inside the building, regardless of vaccination status; extra masks are available at the door.
- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
- Collection plates and communion elements will not be passed from hand to hand.
- Coffee hour is suspended for the time being.
- As with all other activities, if you feel unwell, please stay home and join the service over Zoom.
We realize that for some in our community, church is more accessible to them in their homes, and we welcome you to continue joining us on Zoom. We are streaming the service live over Zoom and also sharing a recording of the service later.
As with anything new, this will involve learning and adjustments as we get used to a hybrid worship format. We we ask your patience, grace, and sense of humor in the process. Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged, both those joining us from home and those who are in the sanctuary, so that we know where to make improvements as we move forward.
Our Sunday School program for children and youth is also meeting again in-person. We understand that some families may not feel comfortable returning in-person with children who are not able to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Sunday worship is streamed live via Zoom; please join us with the link below.
Sunday Morning Worship
10:25 – 11:40 am
You can view a recent worship service below; here are links to previous recordings.
Singing the Matthew 25 Vision
Our congregation has accepted the invitation of Matthew 25:31-46 to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. That vision has been set to music in a new hymn, “Jesus Be With Us,” with text and tune by the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, associate for worship in the PCUSA Office of Theology and Worship, and singing and musical arrangement by Phillip Morgan, director of music at Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
The author/composer and arranger/performer grant permission for use of the hymn and recording in worship, online or otherwise. For other uses, please consult the copyright holders.
We collected the Presbyterian Peacemaking offering on World Communion Sunday, October 10 but there is still time to donate. This is one of four church-wide offerings collected throughout the year. Click or tap on the image above to learn more about the ministries supported by this offering. A 25% share of the offering is retained for the use of local churches. Our share at the Presbyterian Church in Burlington will be used to support the peacemaking ministry of the Rev. Nta William Nche in Cameroon, where several of our church members have roots and connections. To donate, use the “Donate” link in the menu at the top of the page or the button below. Select “Special Offerings PC(USA)”; there will be a dialog box labeled “Notes” at the end of the donation process that allows you to enter in the box that your donation is for the “Peacemaking Offering.”
“May the God of Peace … grant you peace at all times in all ways.”2 Thessalonians 3:16
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is still responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti the morning of August 14, 2021 and to Hurricane Ida which caused massive flooding along the Gulf Coast and further inland.
Burlington Food Pantry
We support the Burlington Food Pantry, with a monthly, contact-free, drive-by food collection in our parking lot the first Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. The next collection will be Saturday, November 7, from 9–11 am. Drive up to the front door, pop open your trunk, and volunteers will collect your donation. Please only donate NON-PERISHABLE items that are not expired or opened. Click or tap on the button below for a list of needed items.
Jesus Calls Us – To Care for Creation
This 3-minute video encourages creation care, amidst climate change. We can make a difference and answer the call of Matthew 25 to care for the least of these.
Food Justice – In The News
Our congregation’s history of food justice ministry and advocacy was featured in the April newsletter of Presbyterians for Earth Care. Our relationship with Farmer Dave’s CSA was highlighted, along with the Burlington Food Pantry and other ways we have made food justice an important part of our work and witness in Burlington.
Racism victimizes many people but has a unique impact on African Americans. Given the forms anti-Black racism has taken historically and currently, we state clearly: GOD LOVES BLACKNESS. This truth has been denied by too many for too long. We align with love and not hate; we reject racism and proclaim that God delights in Black lives.
Adapted from – Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community,
PC(USA) Churchwide Antiracism Policy.
Learn more here about why we say: Presbyterians affirm Black Lives Matter
We’re Here Because …
Members tell why they belong to the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, MA in this 2‑minute video.
Peace be with you!
Page updated 19 October 2021; Burlington Presbyterian Church