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137 Derby Avenue  Derby, CT 06418
Phone: 203 735-6570

First Congregational Church Derby Connecticut
First Congregational Church Derby CT
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Worship 10:00

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We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday at 10:00 am. In our worship, we pray and sing together, we read and listen to God's word as our pastor and teacher helps us to understand the Bible as it speaks to our daily lives in our modern world. Although we are a small church, we are focused on the things that matter: worship, faithful teaching, prayer, outreach and sharing bread together in communion and in fellowship.

In our time of worship together, we pray for family, loved ones and friends who are having a difficult time as well as for our troubled world and we pray for ourselves.

Our church is important to us and we work hard to make it a vehicle of God's grace in our personal lives, in our community and in our world.

Our Church is handicapped accessible. If you have questions, give us a call or contact us through EMAIL or our Website.

Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 PM
Union Service of Tenebrae with the
First Congregational Church of Ansonia

On the Thursday evening before Easter, we invite you to join us for worship here in our sanctuary to celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on the evening when Jesus celebrated the Passover with his apostles, his last supper, and when he talked about the bread and the wine of the Passover meal becoming his body and blood. Also in that meal, Jesus issued a new commandment to his followers, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Maundy is the English form of the Latin word meaning commandment and so this Thursday before Easter is called “Maundy Thursday.”

In our service on this evening, we will also celebrate the Order for
Tenebrae. Tenebrae is the Latin word for shadows. On Maundy
Thursday following the Last Supper, Jesus was betrayed and arrested
and the story of Jesus arrest in the garden is read by the laity
of the church as candles are extinguished and the shadows lengthen.

The Maundy Thursday service is a deeply meaningful worship
experience that reminds us of the sacrifice of Jesus that made Easter
possible. Take some time to join us on Thursday evening as we
listen again to the commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

The Rev. Dr. James Tudesco, Minister. 203-735-6570

Organist: Joan Coppolo
Soloist: Sandra Elkin-Randi

Send email to: Rev. Dr. James Tudesco: