Weekly Announcements

 

WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Welcome and Announcements:

Welcome to worship here at WLCC this Day of Resurrection! May you both linger and go forth as Easter people, having experienced the Spirit of Christ’s resurrection, renewal, and transformation with your sisters and brothers here.

“The only thing we cannot do is hold on to him. He has asked us please not to do that, because he knows that all in all we would rather keep him with us where we are than let him take us where he is going. Better we should let him hold on to us, perhaps. Better we should let him take us into the white-hot presence of God who is not behind us but ahead of us, every step of the way.” (Barbara Brown Taylor)

Many thanks to all of you who have been fully involved (this congregation and beyond) in every extra aspect of worship, leadership in singing, music, liturgy, preparation of food, communion, sanctuary sprucing up and cleanup, gestures of care and acts of service, visible and unseen, during this Holy Week of… Palm/Passion Sunday, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service at table, the Ecumenical Sunrise worship at Colburn Park and breakfast at FCCL this morning, and our worship today!

Thanks to everyone who prepared for and participated in the awesome as always chicken and biscuit dinner last evening.

Animal Blessing Next Sunday: Following worship, we will be offering the Blessing of the Animals here at WLCC.  Please bring your leashed pet or picture of one you would like to be blessed and lets have a gaggle, or a flock, or a pack!

A Horton Center reminder, regardless of your age! Please take a look at the Camp schedule for events and dates that may interest you ranging from 1. Various camp weeks for our youth to 2. Open house day for all ages to 3. Opening (or closing) camp work days to 4. Grandparents camp to 5.  Family and friends weekend to 6. Trails and Passages women’s weekend.  

WLCC Horton Center Fall retreat?  Hear ye, hear ye! Please see the coffee hour survey and signup to see if we, as a church, (minimum 8) are interested in joining a fall retreat weekend retreat – joining in with Meriden, Hooksett, and Lebanon the weekend of September 20-22.

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

Annual Work Day on Saturday, May 18th – Hosted by the Trustees and all are invited to help with work projects that will include washing outside windows, gardening, mulching, painting of front steps, and some repairs in the Women’s bathroom off the Drake Room. Coffee and donuts will be provided in the morning and lunch at noon. “See sign-ups for the different teams on the bulletin board.” We hope to see you there!

Greeters ~ Kristin and Drew Walsh and Family
Liturgist ~ Susan Montmagny
Coffee Hour ~ Diaconate
Flowers ~ Dana Michalovic
Trustee of the Month ~ Tracy Bickford
Deacons ~ Tom Kahl and John Tostenson

Scholarship news
Each year the church offers scholarships to people who apply and are eligible. If you are interested, please stop by the office weekday mornings and pick up an application. They must be turned in by Monday, June 3rd and will be presented in church on Sunday, June 9th.

Calendar Items
Today: “Sonrise” Service, 6:00 am. at Colburn Park followed by Breakfast @ FCC Lebanon
Praise Choir practice at 8:30 am
Easter Service and Flowering Cross, 10 am                       Tuesday, April 23, Bells practice 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 pm, UVIP
4:00 pm, Book and Bible – video discussion TBD
Thursday, April 25, Women’s Fellowship, 9-11 am.
Sunday, April 28, Praise Choir practice at 8:30 am. Worship at 10 am.
Sunday, April 28, 1:30 pm; installation of Rev. Gordon Rankin as NH Conference Minister, Wolfeboro Congregational Church.

Men’s Group
“Join the WLCC Men’s Group for our next meeting.  It will be a potluck Bar B Q on Saturday May 11th at the Kahl’s in WRJ. Bring your favorite lucky horseshoes or just come and borrow a pair.  See Rev Jeff or Tom Kahl if you have any questions.”

The Sanctuary Scrip program continues. At present we are submitting our group orders on a monthly basis to minimize shipping and handling costs. The $anctuary $crip plan orders must be turn in by April 28th.  So, plan ahead for the month of May!

Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for Linda Maynard, Tyler, James Dyer, Nancy Paronto, Tawna Callahan, Judy Hart, Jan Colt, Marion Chapman, Betty Farnsworth, Alan Campbell, 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, the flooding in Nebraska and disaster situations. The people of Venezuela and Mozambique. 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