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Page updated 20 May 2023; Burlington Presbyterian Church

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May 21 – 27

This weekend, I am singing in two concerts with my community choir, Voices of Metrowest. Throughout the pandemic, we continued meeting for rehearsal, virtually at first, and then slowly returned to in-person masked singing. Some members of our group continued to join by Zoom for various reasons. Much like our virtual and hybrid church services, there were pros and cons to being able to meet this way. It allowed us to keep singing, and seeing each other’s faces, even when we couldn’t be in the same room. But it also felt lonely singing by myself in a room and hearing only the accompaniment track or our director’s voice leading the song.

We made adjustments and tweaked things along the way to do the best we could to keep our group together. And finally, we are able to put on a live show again for an audience! It feels good to be able to sing together with a full band backing us up, and the energy of performing in front of a crowd is really incomparable to virtual performances. There is just something about hearing all those voices come together and make music that brings joy to my heart.

One of the songs in our Road Trip themed set is the Talking Heads’ “Road to Nowhere.” It begins with the lyrics “Well, we know where we’re goin’, but we don’t know where we’ve been. And we know what we’re knowin’, but we can’t say what we’ve seen.” I wonder if that’s how the disciples felt on the day of Jesus’ ascension as he was lifted into the heavens and they watched, awe-struck. They thought that things were going one way, and it turned out to be something completely different than what they expected. We are still in that post-pandemic stage of trying to figure out what we know, and to say where we’ve been. And as the Talking Heads go on to say, “The future is certain, give us time to work it out.” Let’s sort it out together, with the help of God. 

This Week’s Scripture:

1 Peter 4:13-14; 5:6-11
Acts 1:6-14

Worship is in-person in the sanctuary and online via Zoom
Sunday 10:30 – 11:40 am


Community Dinner

May 31, 5:30-7:00 pm

We will be opening our doors to welcome anyone who would like to come and enjoy a prepared meal around the table and get to know their neighbors a little better. This is a team effort — as we all know, many hands make light work! We are in need of volunteers to help with preparing food for the meal, hosting, serving, and set up and clean up. There is a set meal of vegetarian stir-fry, chicken stir-fry, rice, salad and desserts. Recipes will be provided by the Mission & Advocacy Team, and we encourage you to submit your receipts for supplies to the church for reimbursement. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may put “community dinners” in the memo line of your check, or in the note for online donations. Please sign up to volunteer using the button below, and contact Marylou Lynn if you have any questions.  Please help us spread the word and invite others to join you! 

Spring Worship Assistance

We have openings for liturgist, slide presenter, and worship host!! If you have never done it before, or it has been a while, and would like to give one of these roles a try, we encourage you to sign up. Training is available for those who would like a tutorial. We have many experienced volunteers who are happy to show you the ropes! Plus, you can give some of our weekly volunteers a well-deserved rest and chance to just be in worship now and again. Thank you for taking a look at the sign up sheet: 

Food Pantry “ABC” Food Drive (Anything But Cans)

Sunday May 21st, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Most needed items: Coffee, tea, cooking oil, pasta sauce, oatmeal, cereal, jelly, pasta pancake mix, pancake syrup, sugar, flour, baby wipes, baby food and formula.

Drop off location: 21 Murray Ave, Burlington 
You may also bring items to the church over the next couple weeks and we will make sure to get them to the Food Pantry! 

Coffee Hour

If you enjoy coming to coffee hour, please consider making a donation of a food item to share for coffee hour. We cannot do Coffee Hour without your assistance.  Use the button below to take a look at the sign-up sheet and sign up for May 28 to help.  A new sign-up sheet will be coming for June & July! If we all work together, we can continue to enjoy our time together.


Classes for Children and Youth

Sunday school is available for pre-school and elementary children. The program for older children and youth is being re-assessed as we continue to work our way out of the COVID pandemic. Once each month we share Sunday school with the Burlington UCC church.

Joint BPC-UCC Sunday School this Month

We invite you to participate with the Burlington UCC Sunday School, K-8th grade on Sunday May 21,2023 10:30 am, providing coffee hour at the UCC church. We will be making finger sandwiches, dessert & beverage. We will attend church through the Children of God Time, then head to the kitchen to setup and prepare the food. We hope you can join us for this fun Service Project!

Camp Wilmot

Registration is open for Summer 2023 “Adventure“, “Family“, and “Youth” Camps at Camp Wilmot, NH, less than 2 hours from Boston. Camp Wilmot leads families and youth to experience God by enjoying the outdoors, friendships made, lessons learned, and discussions had. Youth Camp weeks at Camp Wilmot are full of activities, fun, and friends!

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study group is beginning a study of the prophet Habakkuk entitled “Even If” — How do we praise the Lord even when life is hard? The group meets Thursday mornings, 10:00 am, at the church. Those who can’t attend in person can participate online via Zoom.

New England Glow

New England Glow is a group for youth from around Boston and Northern New England. Visit their website at this link.