Weekly Announcements

WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Welcome to worship here this 1st Sunday in Lent.  May this stop on Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem (in this case, the desert wilderness) be one of availing yourself of extravagant hospitality, the Good News, wrapped in song and prayer and sealed with the Holy Spirit – all so that YOU may be provisioned for the journey and to share with OTHERS today, this week! 

Question and thought for the day: What are we supposed to do for the next 40 days?  Is Lent a season we keep or something we need to learn to do every day? Is the season of Lent?  Or is it a season to Lent?  In other words, what kind of life questions does Lent ask of us? What does it mean to be more authentic with God? What does it mean to engage God in a way that honors not just this gift God wants to give us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus?  What does it mean to Lent? (from Disciplines Devotional)

Today we warmly welcome Martha Stretton to WLCC as our guest organist/pianist.  She studied music at Southern Methodist University and now is a psychologist with a practice in Chester, VT.  Martha, who is a friend and music colleague of Candace Montesi, has graciously offered to play for several upcoming Sundays in Feb./March/April.  

Today and for all the Sundays in Lent, we will be offering Jesse Tree devotions and “decoratings” to teach one another some of the roots, branches and connections in the Christ story leading up to Easter.

“Hot Off The Press”: Horton Center brochures and Summer Schedule 2018 are available in the Church Office. Please grab one for yourself or a friend! 

New member’s class: Have you thought about possibly taking the next step in your faith journey by joining WLCC as a member?  Like to know more?  Come join with others who will be joining this congregation in time for Easter. Please see Jeff or a member of the Diaconate.

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.

Announcements and Upcoming
     Greeter ~ Pauline and Richard Gage
     Liturgist ~ Tom Zuttermeister
     Coffee Hour ~ Christian Ed
     Flowers ~ Norma Hazelton
    Deacons ~ Dick and Lorinda Poirie

February 18-25, 2018 CALENDAR
Sunday, 2/18, Worship
     Cabinet following Coffee Hour
Jubilant Bells, 6 pm. Tuesday, 2/13.
UVIP, Wednesday, 2/21, 3:30-6 pm, Kilton Room.
Missions meets, Wednesday,2/21, 6:00pm, Kilton Room.,.
ONA and Missions meets jointly for a portion of both meetings,       Wednesday, 6:30PM.
Women’s Fellowship, Thursday, 2/22, 9-11 am., Kilton Room.
Christian Ed, Thursday, 2/22, 7pm, Kilton Room.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper, Saturday, 2/24, 5:00-6:30pm,
     Drake Room.

Upcoming
Prepared to Serve, Saturday, 2/24, 8am – 4pm, Pembroke. 

Corned Beef & Cabbage Church Supper, Saturday, 2/24, 5-6:30pm. *   Take-out available – (Pick up 5-6:30pm)
** For Take-out  –  call:  603-298-8096 on Saturday between 1:00-4:00pm 

Book/Bible Study,  2/28/at 6:30 pm. 

Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for Colleen Wells, Simo Korpela, Jean Brooks, Diane Adam, Steve Allan, Family of Donna Butler, Cynthia Cummings-Birch, Family of Noreen Langone, Jenny, Bob, and their premature baby girls, Judy Hart, Kathryn Wheeler, 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 and refugee contexts, all those still recovering and not to be neglected in the aftermath of hurricanes and disaster situations including California fires. Prayers for our country and its leaders and for peacemaking efforts in all matters. 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