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Dear Aldersgate UMC and Friends of Aldersgate,

Please join us for worship this Holy Week!

I want to take a moment to celebrate the amazing work of our Trustees and work teams. Our sacred spaces have received hours of attention and renewal. We are grateful for Kimberly’s leadership and all who have put in time on Saturday to clean, paint, repair, and upgrade!

Thank you for all of you who attended our Information and Planning session for the Opening Session of Annual Conference and Bishop’s Installation on May 20th. This is a wonderful opportunity to unite for this joyous celebration. We will hold additional sessions as the date draws closer.

The Scripture reading for today – Holy Monday – is from John 12:1-11. It is the story of Mary anointing the feet of Jesus with valuable perfume. I invite you to imagine the presence of Christ and the room filled with fragrance. Mary’s witness is lifted by Jesus in this Scripture. Judas is silenced. When we are at the table this week, may we put aside the judgment that is so prevalent in the world, and move toward grace and generosity, inspired by Mary.

With Hope and Peace,

Pastor Kristi