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

 “Sheep are either suicidal or stupid—probably both. Sheep are just born looking for a way to die.  Sheep are forever putting themselves in unnecessary peril, much of which could usually be avoided by doing something simple like turning around.”( Rev. Mike Baughman.) Like sheep, we human beings involve ourselves in all sorts of self-destructive behavior that we cannot escape on our own. We, like sheep, have been led astray by thieves and bandits who intend to do harm! Jesus said, ““I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”  We need Jesus, the good shepherd. Just as dirty and stupid sheep are still incredibly valuable to their owners, we are beloved enough to lay down His life for us. Learning to hear his voice is something we must do for ourselves and practice every day.  But the only way to learn to listen to Jesus is to listen to other people. Jesus has no voice on earth but the voices of ordinary human beings. “Christ has no body but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours.”  (Theresa of Avila)  Who is that has loved you so deeply and fully that you knew he or she would die for you? And who is that you have loved so deeply and fully that you would die for her or him? 

1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

Order of Worship

April 21, 2024

Join us in-person every Sunday at 9:30 for Worship service or online recording.