Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Phone: (860) 423-9008, Fax: (860) 423-6112
Email: FirstChurchMansfield@snet.net
Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (closed Monday)

Summer Hours (July 15-August 31)
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (closed Friday)
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Where Faith Takes Action!
549 Storrs Road
(Junction of Routes 195 & 89)
Mansfield Center, Connecticut 
SUNDAY WORSHIP  10:15 a.m. 
The Rev. Joseph Blotz, Pastor

Wendy O'Connor, Office Administrator
Erik Haeger, Organist
Dawn Hoffman, Worship Circle Coordinator
You may be new to our community and looking for a church home, 
or you may have been in the area for a while and 
discovered our openness and warmth as a congregation.

In any case, we welcome you and 
extend an invitation to join our church family.
Open to and Affirming of All
Contemplative Communion

We gather Thursdays at 12:15 for a brief contemplative communion service. We will engage in the ancient practice of Lectio Divina (a method of reading, studying, and praying Scripture), share prayers, and be fed at Jesus’ Welcome Table… all in about 30 minutes. Take a break midweek, come, and be.
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A Green Church 
The Days Ahead… 

Sunday, July 21
10:15 am Worship and Worship Circle
followed by Coffee Hour

Thursday, July 25
12:15 pm Contemplative Communion

Sunday, July 28
10:15 am Worship and Worship Circle
followed by Coffee Hour
This Sunday, July 21
we listen for God’s word in stories of serving and sitting in Luke 10:38-42. Following Worship we will move to Fellowship Hall for coffee hour.

“Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel believes that Martha would have been particularly active in the early Christian community, with special responsibility in diaconal functions: administrative work, looking after the poor, and significantly, serving at table at the Eucharist. Martha has been made the patron saint of housewives and cooks, but this emphasis has meant that her important place amongst Jesus’ disciples has been largely forgotten. In medieval times, legends arose about Saint Martha which developed the character traits in the gospel accounts – she was a preacher, she tamed a dragon, and she even raised someone from the dead who was drowned when he attempted to cross a river to hear her preach... Works of art which tell these legends are still to be seen in some European churches today.” Hilary Christie-Johnson, “The Women Who Followed Jesus” in A place at the table: Women at the Last Supper, Melbourne, Australia: Joint Board for Christian Education, 1993, p. 66 

A Prayer…
God of all wisdom, grant us courage and clarity of purpose as we seek to follow your way. We live in thankfulness for Christ, who holds all things together. Amen.

Also following worship this week, Pastor Joe will be hosting a conversation about putting our “Immigrants and Refugees Welcome” banner back up in front of the church. This banner was originally hung up at our church 18 months ago: