God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, reaching out in service and fellowship
to share the love of Christ.
Third Sunday of Easter
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?"
They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?"
He asked them, "What things?"
They replied, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him."
Then he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?"
That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Luke 24:13-35 NRSV
Join Us Sunday at 9:30
Music by the Praise Band
New Pastor and Family
to Visit on April 30th
Our new pastor, Rev. Dr. Seok-Hwan Hong, is starting his ministry at UMCW on July 1. On April 30, we will have a "meet and greet" with Seok-Hwan and his family, as they join us for a reception at coffee hour after our 9:30 am Sunday service. We hope you can join us for the service and fellowship!
HABITAT is building two 3-bedroom homes in Westford. Construction of the first home is sponsored, in part, by our congregation. If you are a first time home buyer and interested in finding out more, here is your chance.
Ecumenical Vacation Bible School
July 10 – 14, 2017
And Pie Social
Sunday, April 30th
at 5:00 pm
In the tradition of the Christian church in America, especially the United Methodist Church, hymns have become one of our finest expressions of praising God and celebrating our faith. Please come to enjoy an evening dedicated to singing the great hymns of faith.
Mother’s Day Gift Bags
April Mission Project
Sunday April 2nd---Sunday April 30th
Don't Forget to return your Mother's Day Gift Bags Sunday, April 30th.
Be God’s Hands for Others
Saturday, May 13
Please join us on Saturday, May 13, for an interfaith day of com-munity outreach and service. We are in great need of volunteers to help these local folks with services such as raking, planting, painting, small repairs, and power washing. The day begins with breakfast at the West Chelmsford Church, and then teams of four go out to their assignments for the day. Youth at least 14 years old are also welcome to participate. Please contact Annette Cerullo about this opportunity.
Tuesday, May 23
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
All Women are welcome.
Have you ever dreamed of being a Picasso or a Rembrandt? Here is your opportunity. All women are invited to a "Paint Night" with Michelle Murray, choir member and art teacher, on Tuesday, May 23, 6:45 – 9:00 PM. Women with no artistic ability or those with some artistic ability are invited. It will be an evening of laughs, fun, and fellowship, and you will proudly take home a "masterpiece." We are asking for a $10 donation to cover some of the cost of supplies. Please let Tina know by May 15 if you plan to attend.
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