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Easter 2015

Photos from the Easter Sunrise Service
Easter Sunrise Service Easter Sunrise Service
Easter Sunrise Service

From Pastor Sandra

As I write this article, I have been with you for three months. We have had some good times, some challenges, and some celebrations of our faith.

I never expected to come out of my too-comfortable retirement, but I am so glad God called me to do just that. And, yes, I believe that it was God who called me to this ministry. You folks approved the calling, but it was God who let me know that I still had something to offer to His church.

In the past three months we have gotten to know each other and I have been delighted to find out who you are, as individuals and as a congregation. You have accepted me, flaws and all, as your pastor. You have overlooked my mistakes and laughed with me when my words didn’t come out quite the way I intended.

As a church, you have had a wonderful, faithful history of serving God. I love reading the accounts of your past. However, I am even more excited about your future.

We are a small church. That will not change. However, it is time to reach out to those who have stopped coming to church. We are greatly diminished by their absence. Let’s all do our parts and issue those initiations-sooner rather than later!

We also need to get the word out that WE ARE STILL HERE! Together we can do some great things for God. This is no time to be shy-invite your family, your friends and your neighbors. I will do the same.

As we continue our time together, I want you to know that I am committed to quality worship, faithful service in and beyond our community, and support for this congregation. Let know your ideas, your worries and your joys and we will meet them together.

This is not our church. The Elm Street Congregational Church belongs to Christ. It is our joy and our responsibility to serve Him. I’m glad to be working with you.

Let me say it is a joy to be working with Vickie Adams and a privilege to enjoy Larry Philbrick’s music each Sunday. Eileen Adams does a great job keeping the church squeaky clean and Marjorie McAllian and the Sunday School teachers do a wonderful job with our kids. We are blessed.

That’s all for now - See you in church!

Pastor Sandra

Newsletter

View our March - May, 2015 newsletter... Click Here

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 25 1:30 - 3:00 pm - Join us for the Lenten Bible Study in the corner conference room. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, March 29 10:00 - Palm Sunday (worship services return to the sanctuary)
April 2 (Maundy Thursday) 5:30 pm A Maunday Thursday bread and soup supper followed by a worship will be held in Brown Hall.
April 3 (Good Friday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - A time of quiet prayer and meditation to observe Good Friday in the sanctuaryl
Sunday, April 5 (Easter) 6:00 Easter Sunrise service at Fort Knox followed by a breakfast in Brown Hall. All are welcolme.
10:00 - Easter Service (in sanctuary)
April 26 (Sunday) No Sunday School today.
About Us

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Our vision... "Centered in God, acting through Christ's love and incorporating good stewardship, we move forward to continue to create and strengthen our community of caring. Our caring actions shall be directed in a manner that moves from the care and sustenance of our church family to the community of Bucksport and beyond as resources, needs and Spirit direct."

Worship with us! Our services begin at 10:00 am. Children who wish to attend Sunday School gather in the sanctuary before proceeding to their classrooms.

We are located at 31 Elm Street, in Bucksport, Maine. Click here for directions and a map to our church. (Please note that we are worshiping in Brown Hall during the months of January, February, and March. Brown Hall is in the building adjacent to the sanctuary.)

Rev. Dr. Sandra Reed
Rev. Dr. Sandra Reed

Our Pastor

In November, 2014, we welcomed our new Interim Pastor, the Reverend Dr. Sandra Reed. Rev. Reed is a native of Buffalo, New York. She is an honor graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. She received her Master's of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Bangor Theological Seminary.

Dr. Reed was married to Dr. Wallace S. Reed, who passed away in 2011. She is the mother of two daughters and four granddaughters, who live in California. She rescues Beagles and, at present, lives with Leon and Jethro.

Dr. Reed has been a pastor for over thirty years. She may be reached by email address at wandsreed@icloud.com.

 

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Contact Us

Our mailing address is PO Box 878, Bucksport, ME 04416-0878. Our telephone number is 207-469-3333. (We are currently without a fax machine.)

To send a comment or sign up for our Quarterly Newsletter, please click here.

Vickie Adams, Administrative Assistant, is in the office on Wednesdays, 8:00 - 4:00 and Thursdays, 8:00 - 3:00. Her email address (and the church's general email address) is ElmStChurch@gmail.com.

Dr. Sandra Reed, Interim Pastor, is in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm. Her email address is wandsreed@icloud.com. If an emergency arises, she can be reached at 207-460-9300.

Larry Philbrick, Organist & Choir Director, can be reached at LarryPhilbrick@gmail.com.

Our June through August, 2014 version of our Newsletter is now available! In the meantime, please contact our administrative assistant, Vickie Adams, if you have any Upcoming Events. Also, you may contact her if you have something to put on the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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