Weekly Announcements

WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C.
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Welcome to worship here at WLCC. We hope you experience more than a word and more than a grace note of faith, hope and love – in Christ and with one another here! 

“Faith makes all things possible.
Hope makes all things work.
Love makes all things beautiful.”
 

We welcome Rev. Stephen Silver from the FCC of Lebanon to lead our church service today. 

Jeff’s vacay schedule: Beginning Wednesday,  August 1 through Saturday August 11, Jeff will be officiating at a wedding and vacationing out West. During that time, Rev. Steve Silver will be available for emergency pastoral care. Jeff returns to WLCC on Wednesday, August 15. 

Stewardship: Stewardship comes in many forms. Your Stewardship committee is gearing up for our coming fall drive. But to start with – we’d like to hear from you! No public speaking required, we promise! However, either written or orally interviewed (your choice) we’d like to hear why our church is important to you. How has membership moved you? How does it still move you? Is there a defining moment when you knew, just knew, that WLCC was the place for you? Please share your testimony with us. You can submit either a written statement or a request for an oral interview through the church office in an envelope addressed to “Stewardship”.

The church family will be having a ‘tea’ on Sunday, August 12, from 2pm to 4pm for MEN and WOMEN! Yes, for MEN as well as WOMEN. We want to share the good foods with you our friends. I hope you will mark it on your calendars and come to join us. When was the last time you were at a tea party here at church? Come for the experience.

It will also be an opportune time to send Bruce and Roberta Underwood off to Nevada with all our best wishes and let them know how much we have appreciated all they have done for us and the church. May they enjoy all their new adventures. 

Aging knees and steep hillsides don’t mix. The Solution?  Plant ground covers! If you have any sun loving ground covers that you can spare or want to thin out/cut back, please pot them up for transplantation to the Parsonage lawn hillside. Next to Orcutt Avenue, the hillside is quite steep, and we would like to start planting ground cover over the entire length which has a significant southern exposure. See Amy Stebbins or Tom Kahl for more information.  

Mission Possible?! Last call. Those within this congregation who feel you might be interested in attending a disaster response mission trip to Port Arthur/Beaumont TX area, working on a UCC sponsored worksite, now scheduled for October 28 to November 3, please see Jeff ASAP to make this trip, in faith, a go.

Horton Center happenings: Prayers for a safe and spirit filled week of camping for campers, staff and counselors at Horton Center.

Summer Bible and book study news – Mark your calendars for another pot luck dinner at the church and a discussion on the second half of the book on Wednesday, August 22 at 5:30 pm. 

Missions: There is a box in the hallway where we are collecting books for COVER. The books are to be nearly new and non-fiction, such as self-help, cooking, philosophy, religion, history, and other non-fiction ones. COVER sells these books on Amazon and uses the profit towards purchasing supplies to help build ramps, roofing, and other projects for those in need.

Announcements
Greeters ~ Lorinda Poirier
Coffee Hour ~ Diaconate
Flowers ~ In Michael Goodhue’s Memory, Love Chris
Trustee of the Month ~ Diane Adam
Deacons ~ Peter & Nancy Simpson

Upcoming schedule

Sunday, August 12 at WLCC: Breakfast here @ 8:30 am served by the Men’s Fellowship followed by joint worship here at 10 am, First Congregational Church of Lebanon is joining us, Steve Silver is preaching with music by FCCL; and Coffee Hour after church service.

Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 pm – Tea Party. Join us for good Food and Fun!

Thursday, August 16 @ 9-11 am – Women’s Fellowship

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm – Diaconate, Kilton Room

Sunday, August 19 at FCCL: Breakfast hosted by First Congregational Church of Lebanon @ 8:30 am, there. Joint worship at 10 am, Jeff preaching and music by WLCC. 

Lawn Help Needed

The Trustees are looking for a few folks to help with lawn mowing. Whether once a month or once a summer mowing the church lawn (3/4 hour flat); any assistance would be appreciated. Please contact Tom Kahl (207-692-7495) or Norma in the office if you have any questions or can help.

 Men’s Group News:

Looking For Work!!!
Your WLCC Men’s Group is looking for work!!! If you have a small project around your house or apartment that you would like some assistance with, we would like to help. Please let Rev Jeff, Norma in the office, or anyone in the Men’s Group know if you have a need.

 Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for Ron, Diane Adam’s brother-in-law;  the Family of Brother Jerry (John T.), Tawna Callahan, Ann and Russell Collins, Barbie Hazlett, Judy Hart, Jan Colt, Marion Chapman, Betty Farnsworth, Gussie Swift, Mike Frappier, Ellen Woodward, and those undergoing treatment in our church family. People in all war-ravaged places, compassionate treatment for those in immigrant, refugee and asylum seeking contexts; all those still recovering in the aftermath of hurricanes and disaster situations; all people in fire-ravaged areas of the west; 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>
The Church Administrator, Norma Hazelton, is in the Office 9-1 M-F.
Church Contact Numbers: Phone ~ 603.298.8096 Fax ~ 603.298.5499
Office@WestLebCongo.comcastbiz.net