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Sunday February 28, 2021

Second Sunday of Lent

We Say Farewell to Rev. Marjorie MacNeill

As most of you know, our friend, Rev. Marjorie MacNeill, has been with CCP as Transitional Pastor for well over a year. In this role, she has been our guide as we’ve searched for a permanent preacher. She has been our counselor and wise head. She has seen us through this Covid Winterworld, this Wilderness, since we closed everything down last March. We’ve learned to Zoom and to become – with Marjorie’s help – the best version of ourselves.

On Sunday morning, in your inbox you’ll find the Sermon along with a link to music by Lisa Raatikainen, In this final message to us, Marjorie turns to Mark 8: 27-30 wherein Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say I am?” And Peter replies, “You are the Messiah.”

Also, in this preaching, Marjorie reflects on her experience at CCP and reminds us about future boundaries we will mutually observe.

Later in the day, at 4 pm we’ll gather via Zoom for Joys and Concerns and Communion. Tom Jones will play some of Marjorie’s favorite hymns. She will reflect some more on her time with us and hear our words of love and appreciation. Marjorie recalls favorite lines from Isaiah 42, said at her ordination 20 years ago. The verse begins, “Here is my servant, whom I uphold…” and ends:

        He will not grow faint or be crushed
        until he has established justice in the Earth;
        and the coastlands wait for his teaching. 

This is JUMP Sunday. Please send your check to CCP PO Box 574. Burlington, VT 05402-0574