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I Was Hungry and you Fed Me

This verse from Matthew 25:35 is the basis for our congregation’s commitment to helping alleviate hunger. October 16 is World Food Day and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) has designated the week of October 11-18 as a Food Week of Action. Our congregation’s Mission and Advocacy Task Group has prioritized hunger as our mission focus for October. Go to our Feeding the Hungry page for resources to learn about and contribute to ending hunger.


Black Lives Matter

“While recognizing that racism victimizes many different racial-ethnic groups, we acknowledge its unique impact on the African American community. Given the particular forms that anti-Black racism has taken in the United States of America both historically (including slavery and Jim Crow) and today (including mass incarceration, disproportionate policing, economic inequality, and continuing acts of racially oriented violence and hate), we state clearly: GOD LOVES BLACKNESS. Too many have denied this basic truth for too long. Our choice to align ourselves with love and not hate requires both a rejection of racism and a positive proclamation that God delights in Black lives.”

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community,
PC(USA) Churchwide Antiracism Policy, 1999, revised 2016.

Click here to learn more about Why we say: Presbyterians affirm Black Lives Matter

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Worship via Zoom

To protect the health of our members and friends we are worshiping virtually during the COVID‑19 pandemic. Sunday worship is streamed via Zoom. We also gather by Zoom for a brief morning prayer service on Tuesdays. You’re welcome to join us using the links below.

Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 – 11:40 am

Tuesday Morning Prayer
10:00 – 10:25 am

Sunday Worship Recordings:

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Ordination of deacons & elders during Zoom worship service on 21 June 2020

On Sunday 03 October we celebrated World Communion Sunday in a joint service with the Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in Fiapre, Ghana. There were some technical difficulties with the live stream. We’re working on editing the recording. Here’s the link to last Sunday’s worship:

11 October 2020 – 19th Sunday After Pentecost
Guard Your Minds and Your Heart
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Isaiah 25:1-9
(The Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food)
Philippians 4:1-9
(Rejoice in the Lord always)

You can find links to previous worship services here.

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Virtual Pumpkin Patch

For many years, we have participated in the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser at St. Mark’s Church to support People Helping People in Burlington. This year, due to the pandemic, there will not be a live Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. However, you can still donate to People Helping People by clicking on the pumpkin logo.

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Website Update

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We’re updating our website. The old content is still here but may not be accessible from the Home Page during the update. If you’re missing something, try the “Search” box at the bottom of this page. We’re adding new content and pages; come visit us again as we renovate our site. See our public FaceBook page for news & announcements.

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Hymn of the Week

The Hymn of the Week usually relates to one of the upcoming lectionary scripture texts or another seasonal topic. We hope you like it. Come back next week for a different hymn. There may be ads associated with the video; we can’t control nor do we endorse any advertisements. Click here for an archive of previous Hymns of the Week.

Two of the suggested scripture readings for Sunday, 18 October reference being called by God (Isaiah 45:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:4) The hymn The Summons is #726 in the Glory to God hymnal.

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Page updated 15 October 2020
Contact us: office@burlingtonpres.org

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