Weekly Announcements

 

WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C.
Sunday, October 20. 2019

Welcome and Announcements:

Welcome to worship here this morning, whether regular, periodic, or visitor! May you indeed feel extravagantly welcome and blessed in what you experience and learn, that you might be a blessing as you go forth.

Next Sunday, October 27, we look forward to having Daniel Adam as our guest preacher.  We look forward to his word! Jeff and Hilda will be visiting their grandchild Madeleine on her 4th birthday.

In the weeks ahead we thank members of our Stewardship Committee; for their creative and vital series of presentations having to do weekly variations on this year’s theme, Catch the Wave, beginning today here at WLCC!

On that note, today we are blessed in having our 4th annual appearance by Visitors from the Past, Luella Krieger, interpreting the life and witness of Lydia, a new testament woman convert to the Way of Christ.  A free will offering will take place after the service (basket in the Kilton Room) to benefit Luella and Jim’s ministry, (checks may be written to Visitors from the Past) so please be encouraged. Also we welcome our good friends from the Greater Hartford Community Church, UCC, who are joining us.

The ministry of Visitors from the Past started in 1992 when Luella accepted a call from God to bring His word to life dramatically through sacred portrayals of women of faith and Biblical storytelling.  After ten years and many thousands of miles, in 2012 God answered the cry of Luella’s heart to have Jim join Luella in full-time ministry with her. God took them at their word and sent them

to many old and new places as they continue to bring God’s word to life dramatically.

This morning during worship we join in celebrating the Baptism of Claire Lois Bickford, daughter of Tyler and Lily.

We also will be joined by the Jubilant Bells. See you in worship.

On October 22, Tuesday at 6:30 pm The Rev. Richard N. Slater, Associate Conference Minister will hold an open meeting of the Interim Search Process.

Coffee Hour – Nominating Committee
Flowers for the Month – Flowers are given from the “Grandparents of Claire Lois Bickford” in honor of Claire’s baptism.
Deacons of the Month – Judi Strong and Earle Woodward
Trustee of the Month – Peter Bickford

This Week
Today, 10/20                    8:30 AM,    Praise Choir rehearsal
                                         10 AM,        Worship, Jubilant Bells, Baptism,                                             and Luella Krieger as Visitor from the Past (Lydia)
                                         11 AM,        Growth Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 10/22,             6 PM,        Jubilant Bells rehearsal.                                                                           6:30 PM     Meeting with Rev. Richard Slater
Thursday, 10/24,               9-11 AM,   Women’s Fellowship
                                          6:30 PM     Diaconate
Sunday, 10/27,                  8:30 AM,    Praise Choir Practice
                                            10 AM         Worship
                                          11:30 AM   Octogenarian Dinner

NOTE: Scrip Orders Due

Thank You’s to all:

 We give thanks for the gift of music and the presentation by our Jubilant Bell choir today.

Thank you to the Growth and Evangelism Committee for hosting the pizza dinner and movie night Friday. 

Thank you also to all who prepared for and participated in last evening’s chicken and biscuit dinner fundraiser.

We thank Tom Kahl for offering this morning’s “SWOT” moment on behalf of the Bylaws and Committee Restructuring Task Force.

We have hearing assist devices available during worship here. Please see one of the deacons with questions or help. 

Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for Lois Cooley, Jackie LeBlanc, and Nancy Pyer. Thanks for the Life of Dot Greene and prayers for her family, Prayers of thanks for the Life of Gary Wells and prayers for his family, Dick Poirier, Susan Montmagny, Michael Adam, Frank Maynard, Patti Green Croft, Tawna Callahan, Judy Hart, 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 context. Solidarity in our prayers and cares for victims of violence in all its forms; that we might be agents of hope, healing, and change. All those affected and displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

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

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.

We have hearing assist devices available during worship here. Please see one of the deacons with questions or help.

Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for Lois Cooley, Jackie LeBlanc, and Nancy Pyer. Thanks for the Life of Dot Greene and prayers for her family, Prayers of thanks for the Life of Gary Wells and prayers for his family, Dick Poirier, Susan Montmagny, Michael Adam, Frank Maynard, Patti Green Croft, James Dyer, Tawna Callahan, Judy Hart, 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 context. Solidarity in our prayers and cares for victims of violence in all its forms; that we might be agents of hope, healing, and change. All those affected and displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

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