2020 Lent and Easter Schedule Tuesday Evenings in Lent: At Hebron UPC 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join us in the HUPC Chapel for Centering Prayer (silent prayer open to the presence of the Holy Spirit to transform our heart and mind closer to those of Jesus) and Lectio Divina (literally divine reading, we listen to scripture and silently ponder it's message to us.) Both enrich our relationship with God. Both will bear fruit in our lives as we begin to notice God's presence, find ourselves more closely following the way of Jesus to To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 Bring nothing but yourself. More questions? Call Pastor Laura 518-854-3729
Wednesday Morning Centering Prayer continues throughout the year at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons: *With regret, but out of concern for the well-being of our community, the remainder of Lenten Lunches have been canceled. *
A wonderful community tradition gathering folks from all our area churches together for a free luncheon and reflection led by area clergy and lay leaders. Thursday February 27- Salem Community Fellowship- Herb Arnold Thursday March 5- Salem UPC, TBA Thursday March 12- HUPC- Natalie Bowerman Thursday March 19- Holy Cross - Carol Finke Thursday March 26- Salem UMC, Laura Mitchell Thursday April 2- Shushan UPC- Gary Kriss
Ecumenical Passion Service With regret, but out of concern for the well-being of our community, the Passion Service at Saint Paul's has been canceled. Sunday March 29th 4:00 at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Salem, NY A Service of The Passion of Jesus, with sacred music sung by our ecumenical community choir in the setting of Saint Paul's beautiful, historic sanctuary. Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 4th at 2:00 sharp! Rain or Shine! Join us for a fun, fast, and furious egg hunt. Be on Time the hunt goes quickly! Community Easter Egg Hunt and a visit from the Bunny! Over 1000 eggs hidden inside and out. While holding on to the sacredness of Lent, we know, as Easter people, that soon the tomb will be empty and that joy will replace our sorrow! So we celebrate a bit early with child like joy with our annual egg hunt. Truly, when done with our hearts and minds firmly focused on our Savior, we can co-exist; the sacred and secular! Children should bring a bag or basket.
The Hebron UPC sanctuary will be open Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00pm for personal reflection and prayer. A scripture and prayer guide will be provided. Stop by any time. All are welcome.
Thursday April 9th: Maundy Thursday Dinner and Tenebrae Communion Service At Hebron UPC 6:00 p.m. Potluck Supper 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service with Communion Childcare available. All are invited.
In the portion of the service called theTENEBRAE (meaning “shadows”), we follow Jesus and his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. We hear him asking them to stand by as he enters more and more deeply into the lonely darkness. As the danger grows, their fears grow. One by one they leave him. During the reading of the account of Christ's arrest and passion, twelve candles will be extinguished, symbolizing the flight of the twelve disciples. The central candle remaining symbolizes Christ. When this candle is removed from the chancel, the total darkness of the church symbolizes his entrance into death. Its return signifies his victory over all enemies, even the last enemy, death. Christ lives and shines as the light of the world! **Caution- very young children might be frightened by the darkness and loud organ music, so childcare will be available.
Saturday April 11th 6:00pm-midnight Great Easter Vigil Enter the Hebron UPC sanctuary anytime between 6pm-9pm for a quiet, reflective, personal time. Stay as long as you like. Sit, pray, worship, visit the four stations: The Gift of the Light that Overcame Darkness The Gift of Scripture and Our Salvation Story The Gift of Remembering Our Baptism The Gift of the Eucharist
EASTER SUNDAY AT HEBRON UPC April 12, 2020
Sunrise Service and Potluck Breakfast 6:30 a.m. on the church front porch As the sun rises we welcome the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, then gather in the church hall for a delicious potluck breakfast!
Easter Celebration Worship and Communion 10:30am Please join us for the most Holy Day of our Christian Year! Celebrate the Good News! Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!