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Dear Church Family,

As many of you know, Lynn and I will be absent the next two Sundays.  The pastor of the church I served in Virginia for twenty one years is on a brief medical leave and I have been invited back to preach this Sunday, the 23rd.  It will be my first time in that pulpit in almost five years, and although I am a little anxious (didn’t someone once say “you can’t go home again”?), it should be fun to see a lot of old friends.  Leading three services  again (a 7:30 a.m. communion service in the chapel, a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. and a traditional service in the sanctuary at 11 a.m.)  will be a challenge.  I’ve gotten soft only having to lead one!!  Please pray for us for safe travel and a good experience.

We’re going to stay on for a few days and have plans to visit with a number of people.  Then we’ll be spending some time in colonial Williamsburg, VA, one of our favorite spots.  Toby will be spending some time with us there. We’ll be taking our Golden Doodle “Happy” with us, which makes Lynn pleased.    All in all, should be a good time.

The Rev. Betsey Mauro, Congregational Minister and Executive Director of Women’ Support Services in Sharon, CT will be leading worship those two Sundays.  She has enjoyed coming to Falls Village and you have welcomed her warmly.  We look forward to being back with you on March 8, when we’ll be well into Lent. We’ll be doing a Thursday afternoon Lenten Bible study, March 12, 19, and 26 (3:00-4:30).  Look for details shortly.

See you in a few weeks.

Peace and Joy,

Rich

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