Weekly Announcements

WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C.
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Announcements:

 As we worship together, may we find this a wonderful place to de-compress, feel any and all burdens lightened as we “glorify and enjoy God” (Westminster Shorter Catechism) …“welcoming one another, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Eph. 4:2)

Instructions for this morning’s offering:  Per previous years, offering envelopes respective to both churches will be collected accordingly. Any loose offering collected both weeks will go to the church in which we worship.

Many thanks to Wil Smith for hosting the men’s group retreat last evening. 

We worship again jointly with the First Congregational Church of Lebanon on August 18, Jeff preaching, Aaron and others offering music.

We give thanks this morning to several among us for their offering of special music and accompaniment including our bells quartet of Judy Alger, Aaron Richter, Nancy Simpson, Averill Tinker, Nikki Davis, Nan Reed; Galen Mudgett on the saxaphone joining Aaron on our hymns; and John Tostenson playing and singing a piece he composed inspired by a “thin place” many of us know up on Pine Mountain. Thanks to all and for all your voices, to the glory of our loving Creator. 

Horton Center retreat news:  All aboard!  Presently 4 couples, two families and two individuals from WLCC are signed up (15) for the September 20-22 retreat joining with two or three churches. So we can firm up numbers, logistics and planning for our time together, please see Jeff to confirm. 

Flowers for the Month – Justine McLaughlin
Deacons of the Month – Rob and Ely Robertson
Trustee of the Month – Al Joy 

This Week

Today, 8/18, Worship at FCC Lebanon with Jeff Scott preaching joined by Aaron Richter & Others

Wednesday, 8/21, 6:30PM, By-Laws & Restructuring Task Force

Thursday, 8/22, Women’s Fellowship 9-11 AM

Thursday, 8/22, 6:30PM, Diaconate

Sunday, 8/25, 10 AM, Worship and Christian Ed Rally Day.

NOTE: Rally day and the Blessing of the school bags will be on August 25?

Upcoming dates
Wednesday 8/28, 3:30 PM, UVIP
Thursday, 8/29, 9-11 AM, Women’s Fellowship
Thursday, 8/29, Growth and Evangelism Committee meets..                               

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 the Family of Stanley Pepin, Ann Collins, Joseph and Todd, Dorothy Chase (Jean Brooks’ daughter), Frank Maynard, Patti Green Croft, James Dyer, Nancy Paronto, 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.

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

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