International Disaster Relief (click here to donate) or visit http://ucc.org/disaster/
Earthquakes, drought, cyclones, civil conflict and other disasters occur around the world almost daily. Most of these events go unreported in our media. Gifts to the International Disaster Fund enable the UCC to respond more fully to worldwide crises. Other situations in our world also require our attention and support such as violence against women and girls. With your help, the United Church of Christ stands with those in need in such situations. Your undesignated gifts allow the church to respond where most needed, or you may support a specific disaster, for example, by writing "Women and Children in Nigeria" in the comment section.
Donations may also be made out to Wider Church Ministries, and mailed to United Church of Christ, Financial Services, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Gifts should be marked for International Disaster Relief, and specific disaster, if desired.
To contact us:
North Stonington Congregational Church
P.O. Box 66
89 Main Street
North Stonington, CT 06359
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North Stonington Congregational Church
We are an Open and Affirming Church
à Rev. Susan G. Latourette, Pastor 860-535-0379
à Mr. Michael G. Noonan, Director of Music / Organist
à Mrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator
à Mrs. Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary
à Mr. Robert Janda, Sexton
We worship God in Christ Jesus faithfully, engage in Bible study and prayerful contemplation, serve joyfully, and seek justice passionately, with the Holy Spirit as our guide.
We are an Open and Affirming Church: We respect the worth and dignity of all persons who come into our church family regardless of their race, age, gender, nationality, marital standing, economic status, mental or physical challenges, or sexual orientation. We promise to support one another in our personal struggles, to understand and accept differences in one another, and pray to strengthen our love and acceptance.
Homemade Meatloaf with escalloped potatoes, vegetable and assorted desserts for your dining pleasure.
Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Hewitt Hall. Invite a friend!
-Join us for Worship-
Congregational Church of North Stonington
Sunday, September 28th
10:00 a.m. with Church School and Nursery Care
Moses strikes water from the rock...
With Children: Hope Burnside offers the children’s sermon and children attend church school.
From the Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-13. Paul reminds us to “do nothing from selfish ambition”. Exodus 17:1-7 Moses enacts yet another miracle – the staff that once brought destruction now brings life.
Our Message: “Oasis of Faith” How do we balance trying to live according to Jesus’ way when on all sides we get bumped and bruised by life. Can we tell whether God is testing us or bringing us through the trials?
Prelude: “Come Unto Jesus” - Rasmussen
Combined Choir Anthem: “God of Grace and God of Glory” - Costello
Offertory “Siciliano” - Alcock
Postlude: “Oh, Be Joyful in the Lord” - Wolford
Hymns are “Sing Praise to God” ; “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”; “Glorious Things of You Are Spoken”.
Serving in Worship this week: Monica Eppinger, Stephen Gadaree, Pat Turner, ushers; Lois Turrell, Brian Hager, deacons; Hope Burnside, children’s sermon.
The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by the Lautzenheiser family in honor of Joy’s birthday.
Light the Steeple. To honor or remember someone by lighting the steeple you may sign up on the sheet on the wall leading into the sanctuary or contact the church office.
Church Life and Mission
Please consider sponsoring a walker or being a CROP walker yourself! 25% of the proceeds from our October 19th walk will benefit hunger needs in our own community! You can sign up in Hewitt Hall or contact one of our youth. Our walk is the Gales Ferry CROP Walk 2014.
Back to School – School Kits. If you are shopping for school items, consider adding an item or two for the Church World Service School kits from our church. For 140 kits, we still need:
boxes of crayons (24)
erasers All items may be dropped off in Hewitt Hall or consider donating $2 to cover cost of shipping One Kit. Thank You.
Going Apple-Picking? Consider grabbing an extra bag to donate to our very busy pie-makers! It’s that
season and everyone loves our apple pies! Apples may be dropped off in the Kitchen. Thank you!
Fellowship of Concern - Please Keep In Your Prayers: please keep in your prayers: those serving overseas; all battling cancer; all struggling with financial crisis; for all working to bear the burdens of others; Nick Doroshevich; Nancy Olimpo (Sue Pianka’s sister); Ruth Howard; Bob Kimball; Shawn Murphy; Vinnie, Mary Wilska’s brother; Antoinette Apessos; Rev. Catriona Grant and the Ledyard UCC; Mary Robinson after a hospital visit.
CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Today: Inquirer’s Class for those wanting to learn more about the church and/or church membership.
Tuesday, 9 AM: “Chimes” Ringers.
Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 PM: Senior Choir.
Thursday, 10 AM: Study Group.
5:45 – 6:30 PM: Youth Choir.
7 – 8:30 PM: Bell Choir.
Saturday 7:30 – 10 AM: Habitat for Humanity training, Ledyard
Congregational Church (see flier on table in Hewitt Hall).
Next Sunday, 8:30 AM: Mission Breakfast.
October 4th: Habitat Breakfast, Ledyard Congregational Church.
October 5th: Youth Mission Benefit Breakfast, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
October 6, 7 PM: Church Council.
October 13th: Office closed in observance of Columbus Day.
14th, 11:30 AM: Mission Committee.
18th, 5 – 7 PM: Church Dinner.
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WELCOME TO THE NORTH STONINGTON UCC!!