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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.
Sunday July 27th at the
Congregational Church of North Stonington
10:00 a.m. Worship with nursery care and church school
With Children: Children will hear a message from Kay Lautzenheiser, then attend church school.
“The Parable of the Mustard Seed,” a painted window at the YMCA training center for German leadership in Kassel.
From the Scriptures: Romans 8:26-39 Paul writes a most eloquent encouragement to the Roman church, with the assuring question: If God is for us, who can be against us?
Our Sermon: “We Are Never Lost.” Do you ever wonder how people who live in really rough conditions – war, abject poverty, hunger…you name it – often seem to have the most profound faith? This passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans helps us understand that not only are we surrounded by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit works for us. In that we are never alone, and we can never be lost from God.
Music Director Michael Noonan is on vacation this Sunday. Music will be led by Pastor Sue.
Hymns are “They’ll Know We are Christians”, “The Gift of Love”, and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”
Serving in Worship this week: Sara Loutrel, Matthew Sander, deacons; Bob Kimball, Matthew Sander, Mary Wilska, ushers; Kay Lautzenheiser, Children’s Sermon, and Brian Hager lay reader.
Church Life and Mission
Please Keep In Your Prayers: those serving overseas; all battling cancer; Peter; Peter; Bruce; Brian; Joe Whalen awaiting heart transplant; Jake LaVielle; all struggling with financial crisis; Nick Doroshevich; Nancy Olimpo (Sue Pianka’s sister); Ruth Howard; Bob Kimball; Shawn Murphy; Vinnie, Mary Wilska’s brother; Antoinette Apessos; Jeff Sullivan; the St. John family; Rev. Catriona Grant and the Ledyard UCC; and prayers of thanksgiving for successful knee surgery for Lori Huckle.
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CALENDAR THIS WEEK:
No meetings scheduled.
Thanks to all who contributed to our hosting the 35 cyclists from Bike and Build! They rode almost 100 miles and we all so gracious and thankful for our hospitality.
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2014 NEW TO WEBSITE!
"Showing the Way of Life" Sermon(Click Here)
WELCOME TO THE NORTH STONINGTON UCC!!