God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, building community through
service and fellowship and sharing the love of Christ with all.

“The United Methodist Church of Westford is an open and welcoming community of  Christian
Faith. Without any exceptions, we welcome anyone who seeks to love and to serve God.” Learn More

“Lazarus, come out!” 
John 11:17-45

Lazarus is dead. His two sisters Mary and Martha cried and Jesus wept, too, after seeing their deep sorrow. Why didn’t God do something for this family? Our lives are filled with this kind of unanswered question.  We want answers, explanations, and understanding. This question leaves us disappointed: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Jesus does not offer any answers but first he cried with them first. And then he tells them “Take away the stone and unbound him and let him go!” Martha protests: ““Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead for four days.” Jesus does not deny that death stinks. It does. The unbinding of Lazarus was a death sentence for death because Lazarus comes out from the tomb.  Death turns life, unanswered questions become testimony of abundant life, and stinky smell turns into fragrance of love. That is the Gospel we hear now.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Order of Worship

March 26, 2023

Join Us Every Sunday for In-person at 9:30 am or View a recording of the service later in the day.


Easter Flower Sale

We are taking orders for lilies and tulips
through April 2.

The forms for ordering your Easter flowers are now available in the back of the church or online.  You can also print the order form and put it in the offering plate or mail to the church.

If paying by check (put “flowers” on the memo line of the check). If you are mailing your order, it must be received by Friday, March 31st.


Palm Sunday - April 2 at 9:30 am

Holy Thursday - April 6 at 7: 30 pm

Good Friday - April 7 at 7:30 pm

Sunrise Service - April 9 at 7:00 am

Pancake Breakfast - April 9 from 7:30 to 9:00 am

Worship Service - April 9 at 9:30 am