Sunday Morning Worship – 10:30 AM
March 26th, 2023
5th Sunday in Lent
Come join us at Stone Presbyterian Church in Clinton, NY 10:30 a.m. Sunday March 26 for worship in person and live streamed on Facebook Live as we as we celebrate fifth Sunday in Lent, including a special Lenten Walk by the “wilderness” as we reflect on the beginning of the 40 days of preparation for Easter. Storyteller Donna Goodfriend will tell a vision of the valley of dry bones from Ezekiel 37:1-14. We hear how we life and peace in the Spirit from Romans 8:6-11. Pastor Scott Leonard will tell the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead from John 11:1-45. He will preach on “Grave Situation.”
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (gym)
This year, Clinton Area Ministerium is presenting “The Journey-Shepherding God’s People” (thejourneyvideo.com) a new 12-month video/bible study series that has been produced locally and is fully funded through the generosity of St. Joseph’s Pastoral Care. The goal is to offer this ecumenical ministry to all who value and are seeking spiritual wellness by means of grace, hope and reassurance of God’s love. Local clergy, Rev. Carol Jubenville, Fr. John Buehler and Fr. Tom Servatius have come together ecumenically to share a time of praise, prayer and God’s everlasting presence with the viewers.
In our Lenten series, the first three weeks we will be focusing on the video and study “Jesus Wept”; John 11: 1-37. Why did Jesus weep? Is there more to the story than he was sad and filled with grief that his friend Lazarus had died or was he preparing himself for the greatest sacrifice?
In last two weeks, we will prepare ourselves for Easter as we view “Celebrate the Resurrection”; John 20: 19-30. As Christians, we will be experiencing the passion of Christ but then he rises from the dead. He lives! Our attitude turns to hope and a future full of possibilities! We celebrate because those challenging and dark days of the passion have given way to a new beginning.
After each video there will be a time of reflection moderated by one of Clinton’s clergy.
This year’s ecumenical Lenten Series will be hosted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the gymnasium on Wednesday evenings beginning with a light soup and bread supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program.
- 3/1/23 Rev. Carol Jubenville and Fr. Weber. St. Mary’s provides soup.
- 3/8/23 Deacon Patsy Glista and Rev. Jeff McArn. Others help provide soup.
- 3/15/23 Rev. Michael Terrell. CUMC provides soup.
- 3/22/23 Rev. Janet Griffiths. St. James provides soup.
- 3/29/23 Pastor Scott Leonard. Stone Church provides soup
Surely, many of you have heard of Giada De Laurentiis, a well-known celebrity chef. The following is a true story regarding her connection to our Women’s Bean Project vendor. In 2011, WBP held a contest for lentil soup recipes. The last submission to the contest was from Giada. She won the competition. When asked what she would like the soup to be named, the answer was, “Giada DeLaurentiis Lentil Soup, of course.” The Bean Project entered a new era in its history and there was enthusiasm that bled into every aspect of the organization. It is visible in the numbers and in the successful sales of “Lentil Soup Mix recipe by Giada DeLaurentiis” for the following twelve years.
There is a deep belief in the Women’s Bean Project mission, that every woman has the power to change their lives through employment. The job skills they learn and community they build during their time with WBP can stay with them for a lifetime.
We have Giada’s Lentil Soup mix, plus mixes for Cream Scones, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Brownies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, a variety of Spice Blends, Dog Treats and others in our FAIR TRADE SHOP, STONE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 8 SO. PARK ROW, CLINTON. These and MANY, MANY MORE uniquely handcrafted gift items from 38 different countries can be found in our shop from 10am to 4pm every Thursday and SECOND SATURDAYS. Purchasing fair trade items ensures artisans and small farmers fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainabledevelopment and hope for marginalized people. LET US BE YOUR GO-TO GIFT SHOP! Visit us at https://buildingstonesshoppe.square.site or www.facebook.com/buildingstonesfairtradeshoppe.