Monday, May 29

Webster Church will have a float in the Dexter parade. All ages welcome.  Staging of the Webster float begins at 9:00 a.m.on Forest St. between Hudson and Inverness Streets. 


 

Ascension Day (5/25/17) is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter, or 39 days after Easter Sunday. Ascension Day is one of the earliest Christian festivals dating back to the year 68 CE. According to the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus Christ met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.

"The Ascension" by Bagong Kussudiardja. The Indonesian artist celebrates the dancing Christ ascending to heaven. Christ lives; now we too may dance. From Imaging the Word (United Church Press).


 

                                                        

Sunday, May 14


 

May 7 is Rural Life Sunday

"The American Protestant custom of observing Rural Life Sunday after Easter has its roots in the ancient custom of 'Rogation Days'— from the Latin word rogare 'to ask' (In modern day English we find the root in the word 'interrogation'). Christians in farming communities would 'ask a blessing' on their fields, their seeds, their farm animals and their own labor, that their planting would flourish, and result in a good harvest. It was a joyful, hopeful time of community prayer for the land."

                       


 

Saturday, May 6 -- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

              


 

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