Weekly Announcements

WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C.
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Welcome to worship here this morning! May you be uplifted by the spirit you find and experience here… and the Spirit who discovers you, here!  

A big thank you to everyone who pitched in on the COVER worksite yesterday including the helping hands who provided a sumptuous lunch for everyone! It was another for meaning-filled day of volunteering and fellowship with each other, COVER, and homeowner(s). 

Two important visitors/guests next Sunday!

Next Sunday, October 21, we will be having our 3rd annual appearance by Visitors from the Past, Luella Krieger, interpreting the life and witness of Ruth.  A free will offering will take place after the service to benefit Luella and Jim’s ministry, so please be encouraged. Also our good friends from the Greater Hartford Community Church, UCC, will be joining us.

 Also, as part of our stewardship emphasis on word and deed, Jay Meade, one of the capable site supervisors on our COVER worksites will be joining us next Sunday to give some personal perspective  what it means to have faith communities, including WLCC, on site, partnering with them, hands on. 

Today and next Sunday, we will be taking up the Neighbors in Need special mission offering. This is one of our 4 special offerings we have promoted as a “5 for 5” church in the UCC the last 5 years. Through Neighbors in Need, the church expresses a common commitment to justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. One-third of the offering undergirds the work of the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM), two-thirds of the offering supports justice advocacy and direct service projects such as just-peace programs and community grants. 

“Greetings from your collection duo!
If you have pledged this year, your quarterly statements for the third term are available to pick up at the rear of the sanctuary.
Thank you for your continuous support,
— Christine and Nikki”

Please return the completed wreath orders to Nancy Simpson or drop in the office.

Help! We are looking for people who would like to work on the Community Suppers we prepare for LISTEN on the third Thursday of each month. If you are interested, please speak to Nancy Simpson.

Announcements
Greeters ~ Barbie Hazlett and Tom Zuttermeister
Liturgist ~ Linda Maynard
Coffee Hour ~ Nominating Committee
Flowers ~ Grace Dickerson
Trustee of the Month ~ John Cooley
Deacons ~ Judi Strong and Chris Goodhue 

Your Stewardship Committee is seeking testimonials from you. Please review the insert in your bulletin and take a few moments to fill it out and either leave it in the collection plate or give it to one of the committee members. You don’t have to read it aloud in church if you don’t feel comfortable doing so; we can do that for you! When we share what is in our hearts, we all feel God’s love in action.
Stewardship committee members: Michael Adam, Linda Maynard,
Linda Oidtmann, Amy Stebbins, and Laurie Tostenson.

Please sign up for the Octogenarian Luncheon which is being held on October 28 after the church service. The sign up is on the bulletin board.  Come help us celebrate our most senior members!


October Worship Events
October 14 – Testimony of Love – Amy Stebbins
October 21 – COVER presentation (speaker Jay Meade)
                        Visitor’s from the Past: Ruth
October 28 – Testimony of Presence  –
                        Octogenarian Dinner to follow Service
November 4 – Dedication of Pledges- Our Testimony of Word and Deed
                          LISTEN Community Dinner Presentation (speaker Ray Pecor)
                         Gratitude Breakfast Hosted by Stewardship to follow service – Join us!


Upcoming schedule
Sunday, October 14, Praise Choir practice 8:30am; Neighbors in  Need Offering.
Tuesday, October 16, Bells Practice 6:00-7:00pm.
Wednesday, October 17, Book & Bible Study, 5:00pm (note time change).
Thursday, October 18, Women’s Fellowship, 9-11am.
Thursday, October 18, LISTEN Community Supper, 3:30-5:30pm.
Saturday, October 20, Men’s Breakfast and clean-up tasks, 7:30am.
Saturday, October 20, 9:00AM – NHCUCC annual meeting, Grappone Center, Concord
Saturday, October 20, Chicken and Biscuit Supper, 5-6:30pm. (Take-Outs Available)
Sunday, October 21, Praise Choir practice 8:30am. Worship at 10am. Neighbors in Need Collection.
A Visitors from the Past, also guest COVER speaker Jay Meade and Cabinet meets after Worship.

Looking ahead:

  • Sunday, October 28, Rev. Jo Shelnutt will be preaching here at WLCC while our 7 missioners depart for Houston, TX. The Octogenarian dinner for all follows worship that day.
  • The following Sunday, Nov. 4, Pledge Dedication (and communion) Sunday, will be an eventful time in this faith community; including reflections from retuning missioners, the Baptism of Harrison Walsh, Listen Representative Ray Pecor (dinner coordinator) joining us for a stewardship message, followed by brunch for all provided by our stewardship team.  

Many questions have been raised about what is the prayer line and prayer list and the difference.  The prayer list is a list of people and situations that have been raised in church or by request that as a church family we will include in our prayers. The prayer line is a community of people who are willing to pray for people and situations in their personal prayer life. When a prayer request comes in to the office, an email goes out to those on the prayer line.  Anyone can join the prayer line by sending an email of interest to the church secretary.  To be included on the prayer list or to go out to the prayer line permission must be given by the individual or family/friend requesting the prayers.

Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for the Family of Ellen Woodward, Family of Holly Burnham in the passing of her mom, Fran., Nancy Pyer and her family in the passing of Walt, Tawna Callahan, Barbie Hazlett, Judy Hart, Jan Colt, Marion Chapman, Betty Farnsworth, Gussie Swift, Mike Frappier, and those undergoing treatment in our church family. People in all war-ravaged places, compassionate treatment for those in immigrant, refugee, asylum seeking, and family separation contexts; all those still recovering in the aftermath of hurricanes and disaster situations particularly those in the path of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael; prayers for our country and its leaders and for peacemaking efforts in all matters around the world; Solidarity in our prayers and cares for victims of violence in all its forms; that we might be agents of hope, healing, and change.

HOW TO BE IN TOUCH ~
Rev. Jeff Scott, 719-588-4333 (cell); 719-588-4333 (Parsonage)
Jeff Scott <hildsctt@netscape.net>
Church Contact Numbers: Phone ~ 603.298.8096 Fax ~ 603.298.5499
Office@WestLebCongo.comcastbiz.net