Weekly Announcements

 WELCOME TO WEST LEBANON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Welcome to worship here at WLCC this morning whether you are attending as a first timer, intermittent, or regular.  This morning as part of our epiphany theme, whose meaning is the revelation of Christ or “to make known” … may you be awakened to new possibilities and opportunities in your faith walk and call as ministers of the good news!

An Epiphany Prayer: God of light and life, let your Holy Spirit fill us with courage, that we may resist the tides and currents that swirl all around us, enduring and triumphing, living in the world while remaining separate, not of it, witnessing to the good news, accepting and loving all who answer your call. And let us be reminded ever of our call in this new year.

“When the song of the angels is stilled
When the star in the sky is gone
When the kings and princes are home
When the shepherds are back with their flocks
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost; to heal the broken;
to feed the hungry; to release the prisoner;
to rebuild the nations; to bring peace among the people;
to make music in the heart.”
-Howard Thurman in
Bread of Tomorrow, ed. Janet Morley
(New York: Orbis Books, 1992), 52.

Epiphany reflections and you? The word epiphany means to “make known”.  During worship today (at a time to be chosen) we will provide a time of reflection for anyone to share and make known any Advent, Christmas, or Christmastide epiphanies that you have come to realize or discover in the midst of your faith walk. Feel free to offer up a word or two – that we might all be encouraged by a word, a story, a glimpse of a holy moment that you have experienced.

Many thanks to everyone and the men’s group for getting an early start on de-decorating the church yesterday.

Steeple articles are due to the Office by Wednesday, January 15.

Flowers for the Month – Justine McLaughlin
Deacons – Diane Adam and Nan Reed
Trustee of the Month – Peter Bickford

Today and Upcoming:
Sunday, 1/12:  Praise choir rehearsal, 8:30 AM, Worship Epiphany 1 and Communion at 10 AM and remain to complete de-decorating church if necessary..
                      3PM Caroling (meet in parking lot) and
                      4PM Epiphany Party at the Parsonage with soup and breads,
                                    King Cake and campfire!
                      Many thanks to the Growth and Evangelism Committee and all
others for hosting/providing.            
Tuesday, 1/14:  Bells, 5:30 PM
                         Moseley Meeting, 6-9 PM in Drake Room
Thursday, 1/16: Women’s Fellowship and Pot Luck Lunch at 11 AM.
                          Listen Community Dinner, 3:30–5:30 pm
Saturday, 1/18: Baby Shower, Drake Room, 2-7 PM
Sunday. 1/19:  Praise choir rehearsal, 8:30 AM, Worship @ 10:00 AM, Baptism of Grace Elizabeth Brown.
                         $cript Orders Due Today.
                        Pastoral exit interview after church service 1:00 PM
Wednesday, 1/22: UVIP Meeting 5:30-7 PM
Saturday, 1/25: 9:00 AM, Bell Directors Workshop
                         Italian Church Supper 5-6:30 PM
Sunday, February 2: Annual Meeting after church service.

The collection envelopes have arrived!
If you have pledged for the upcoming year, your box of envelopes with your last name on it is ready for you to pick up at the rear of the sanctuary. 
If you cannot pledge, but still would like to have collection envelopes for 2020, please come see us and we will be happy to give you a box. It is important that we keep track of who gets what to make sure that your contribution statements are accurate. 
Thank you very much for your continued financial support to our church.
    – Christine and Nikki, “your collectors’ team.”

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

Opportunity to attend Prepared to Serve coming up on February 22, 2020, Contact the NHCUCC at 603.225.6647. Pamphlet in the Office for more information.

Please hold in prayer ~ Prayers for Heather Roberts, for the Family of Linda Maynard on the passing of Frank Maynard, Lois Cooley, Jackie LeBlanc, and Nancy Pyer. Continued Prayers for Susan Montmagny, Michael Adam, 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. Prayers for our country’s leaders and nation.

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

We are interested!
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What kind of music would you like to hear in church? ______________________
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Please tear off and put in box at back of church.