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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
We would like to introduce you the "The Interfaith Counseling and Pastoral Care Services". A consortium of pastoral counselors providing spiritually-oriented therapy in Southeastern Connecticut. Please go to this address -> http://www.interfaithcounseling.net to link to their website and find out more about the services that they have to offer.
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.
This weekend is the Mystic Garlic Festival – our church members will be selling Tomato-Garlic pies. Come support us...buy a pie, help sell or stop by to say thanks! At Mystic Village Saturday and Sunday.
-Join us for Worship-
Congregational Church of North Stonington
Sunday, September 21st
10:00 a.m. with Church School and Nursery Care
Baptism of Albert Gumbert and Brett Doyle
It’s Habitat Sunday...Pray with us for global affordable safe shelter – and make a contribution of time or money this week.
Mission to the city of Buffalo, summer 2014
With Children: Children will be invited to witness the Baptism of A.J. Gumbert and Brett Doyle. Afterward, Older youth invited to remain in worship to hear about this past summer’s mission trip experiences.
From the Scriptures: I Corinthians 12:1-11. Paul tells of the various Spiritual Gifts we all have – all of which are activated by the Holy Spirit!
Our Message: “Mission 2014” with words and pictures our mission trip leaders and participants will share their wonderful experience working in the City of Buffalo...Come hear about the challenges, joys and surprises they shared.
Prelude: “Morning Song” – Wolford
Senior Choir Anthem: “Sing to the Lord” – Haydn/Hopson
Offertory “Chorale” – Young
Postlude: “Psalm of Glory” - Wells
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: Matthew Sander, Mary Wilska, Joe Serwinski (sub), ushers; Evelyn Bamford, Joe Serwinski(sub), deacons.
The altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Kristen Comstock in honor of her sister, Judith’s 70th birthday.
Light the Steeple. The Steeple is lit this week by Jim Lautzenheiser in celebration of all who “let their light shine” serving on the Mission Trip this summer: Kay Lautzenheiser, Bob Burnside, Hope Burnside, Erin Spencer and Emma Stock.
Church Life and Mission
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; congratulations to Jade Aitken and Alex De Jesus upon the birth of Charlotte Rose DeJesus on 9/10; Joe Whalen’s one year heart transplant anniversary (Lynn Anderson’s nephew); George Danley.
CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Today: Habitat Sunday.
Garlic Festival, Mystic.
Monday: Junior PF does Project WARM dinner
Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 PM: Senior Choir.
Wednesday, 7 PM: Bazaar Planning Meeting.
Thursday, 10 AM: Study Group (Mysticism of Judaism, Islam and Christianity).
5:45 – 6:30 PM: Youth Choir.
7 – 8:30 PM: Bell Choir.
Saturday, 5-7 PM: Church Dinner.
Next Sunday, after worship: Inquirer’s Class for those wanting to
learn more about the church and/or church membership.
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WELCOME TO THE NORTH STONINGTON UCC!!