Weekly Announcements

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Welcome to worship here at West Lebanon Congregational Church. Today our Fall focus “Journey to Generosity” commences with the Stewardship committee, as a team, leading this lively service of worship! The schedule for the coming weeks is as follows: Departing Contemplation Station Sept. 24th!  Stopping at Motivation Mountain Oct. 8. Determination Valley Excursion Oct. 15. Cape Contribution Tour Oct 29. Final Destination – Generosity Gulf, Nov 5. Breakfast included! 

As a faith community, the West Lebanon Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, affirms that each individual is a child of God. We are called to be an inclusive and diverse community, welcoming all people regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental and physical ability, family composition, culture or economic status. We invite everyone to join in our common life and mission through participation and leadership in this congregation, and by fully sharing in the worship, rites, and sacraments of this church. We commit to modeling a community of faith and spirit that works toward openness and understanding, offering justice, healing and wholeness of life for all people.                                                                         – ONA

Announcements and Upcoming
     Liturgist ~ Stewardship Team
     Coffee Hour ~ Nominating
     Flowers ~ Grace Morse
     Deacon of the Month ~ Cynthia Sleeper and Laurie Tostenson
     Trustee of the Month ~ Linda Maynard

The registration forms for Sunday School will be available for a few more Sundays. As you all might know, we are still looking for school helpers and/or teachers. If you would like to help educate our children, please see any of the Sunday School teachers or Jeff. Even if you think you could only do it once! Any help is gratefully welcome!
— Your Sunday School teachers and CE Committee: Linda K, Judy A and Christine K.

Please note that it is not too late to donate to the hurricane relief efforts via our denomination channels.  You can find special envelopes in the rear of the sanctuary. Also, please note that should you or anyone be interested in joining a volunteer team in the future for cleanup and rebuilding, you can go to our Conference website NHCUCC.org and sign up to receive ongoing communications in this regard. 

Next Sunday, October 1, we celebrate World Communion Sunday: We will be celebrating communion with brother and sister denominations throughout the world; just one small gesture of our unity in Christ and the church universal. We will be receiving the Neighbors in Need special mission offering during worship and on October 8.  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. 

Choir reminder:  Please remember, we’ll gather at 9:00am each Sunday and practice for 15-20 minutes prior worship.  This might include singing along with the instrumental combo from time to time as well.  If you would like to preview the piece of music prior to Sunday, please let Norma know so she can scan and send it to you via email.  We’ll see you at 9:00am on Sunday! 

Food Bin items continually needed. All types of food items and paper products including toilet paper, diapers, etc. (Items which we use daily.) 

September 24- October 1, 2017 CALENDAR
Worship & Stewardship Focus Sunday     Sunday, September 24, 10 am.
Jubilant Bells (Newcomers welcome!)       Tuesday, September 26, 6 pm.
Scouts                                                          Tuesday, September 26, evening
Book and Bible Study                   Wed., September 27, Kilton Rm., 6:30 pm
Women’s Fellowship                     Thurs., September 28, Kilton Rm, 9-11 am.
Quail Hollow group                        Thurs., September 28 at 10:00AM.
Music Committee                           Thurs., Sept. 28, 6:30 pm, Amy Stebbins’ house.
Worship – World Communion Sunday       Sunday, October 1, 10 am.

Book and Bible Study meets this Wednesday, 6:30. Our assignment on “Working Through My Hangups” is on Procrastination: Numbers 22:21-35, Psalm 90, Luke 14: 15-24, and Hebrews 5:11-6:12.

Horton Center field trip and work day Oct.13: Please see the signup sheet and details for those who wish to join our caravan to Horton Center on Saturday, Oct. 14 for foliage viewing and some work on our adopted cabin Agape and around camp. 

Crop Walk in Lebanon, Sunday, October 8, time TBA.  See a member of the Missions Committee about your plans to support and walk to end hunger.

Please hold in prayer ~ Al Michalovic, Judy Hart, Vic Fugere & Family, Kathryn Wheeler, Jan Colt, Marion Chapman, Betty Farnsworth, Gussie Swift, Mike Frappier, People in all war-ravaged places and refugee contexts, Prayers for our country and its leaders, Victims of Violence, and Prayers for all peacemaking efforts and perspective in all matters, the People surviving the earthquakes in Mexico, People of Texas, Florida, and the Carribean in the rescue, recovery, and rebuilding of their lives and homes in the aftermath  of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Those recovering from and facing upcoming surgeries and undergoing treatment in our church family. 

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