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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.

 

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North Stonington Congregational Church

P.O. Box 66

89 Main Street

North Stonington, CT 06359

 

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Phone: 860-535-0379

E-mail to:NoStoUCC@comcast.net

Welcome to:

North Stonington Congregational Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an Open and Affirming Church

Staff:

 Rev. Susan G. Latourette, Pastor 860-535-0379

 Mr. Michael G. Noonan, Director of Music / Organist

 Mrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator

 Mrs. Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary

  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.

 


"Open and Affirming"

Congregational Church of North Stonington

 

 

February 28th and March 1st
at the Congregational Church of North Stonington
...


PORK  ROAST   DINNER 
Saturday, February 28th (resecheduled from 21st)
  5 –7 PM

 

Roast Loin of Pork, Potatoes & Gravy,
 Vegetable, Applesauce, Bread
 Valentine Desserts   &   Beverage
 
TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE  beginning at 5:30 pm
 
Ticket Donation: Adults, $12.00;   Seniors $10.00;  Children, $5.00

Join us for Worship and Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday
with nursery care and church school.
Coffee Hour after Worship - We begin Lent (again!)


 

With Children:  Children will attend church School then return for Communion with families.   
The Word:  Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15.   The promise of God to never flood again is "signed" by a rainbow.  Mark gives us Jesus' baptism, temptation and the start of his public ministry in one short paragraph!  
 
Our Message:   "Rainbow Connection".  The scientist in me says all life started with water - yet a flood ended life then offered a new beginning.  We find God there at the beginning - and there in a Promise and an act with yet more water - Baptism.  In our baptism that mirrors Jesus' own, we are invited to walk in his Way.  We begin Lent with with the sign of the Rainbow - the promise.  These "forty days in the wilderness allow us time to reflect on the path before us,  It's also time to recall the promises that God IS always with us.   

In Music: 
Prelude:  “Contemplation” - Callahan   
Senior Choir Anthem:  “Contemplation of the Cross”  – arr. K. Lee Scott
Offertory:   “Peace” – Wolford
Postlude:  “Cortege” - Young

Our Hymns: To You, O God, All Creatures Sing; In The Midst of New Dimensions; and Jesus Still Lead On.


Serving in Worship:  Bev Sawyer, Joe Serwinski, Kris Serwinski, Patty Danley, ushers; Monica Eppinger, Jim Lautzenheiser, deacons; Monica Eppinger, Brian Hager, Sara Loutrel, Matthew Sander, serving communion.

This is Coffee Hour Sunday (rescheduled), hosted by Ingrid Stock and Andrea Nilson. 
 

As part of “Cultivating Compassion”, the Mystic Area Ecumenical Council will present an expert informational panel on the current state of homelessness in our local communities and statewide with an emphasis on the risk for homelessness among specific populations.
Panel and video at Mystic UCC, Sunday Night, 7 pm, March 1, Refreshments and discussion follow. All are welcome.

CANCELLATION NOTICE: When we have to cancel, close or delay, we run the notice on Channel 3, 8, and 30 TV stations.  Also, please keep in mind that we cannot always make an early decision, as it takes time to evaluate the parking lot and side walk conditions.   If in doubt, please contact Pastor Sue at 860-759-4231.
 

CALENDAR THIS WEEK:   
Sunday - 8:30 am Mission Breakfast;  after worship, Coffee Hour;
Chimes assembly (will arrive in mail this week)
7 pm Homeless Educational Event - Mystic UCC
Monday 7 PM: Church Council
Tuesday, 7 PM:  Senior Choir.
Thursday, 10 AM:  Study Group.
    5:45 – 6:30 PM: Junior/Youth Choir. 
         7 – 8:30 PM:  Bell Choir.


Fellowship of Concern­  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); Rev. Catriona Grant and the Ledyard UCC; Ruth Schmidt (Lois Turrell’s sister); Ethel, (Janetha Sander's aunt); Carrie Buck (friend of Sharon Coates); Sharon Coates; Jim Hoffman, George McCullen, cancer treatment; Wayne Sander; Mary Wilska; Shirley Millar; Harriet (back surgery and cancer); and Mary Robinson at Apple Rehab, Mystic. (Prayer concerns will remain on the chain for six weeks, unless you notify the office differently. 
 

 

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Pork Roast 21FEB2015a Julie EvansJulie"Cuts the Cake" at the Annual MAEC meeting where she was the receipent of the 2015 Neil & Pat Kluepfel Community Service Award. Julie  EvansJulie gives her acceptance speech for the 2015 Neil & Pat Kluepfel Community Service Award. She was honored during the MAEC Annual Meeting held at the Mystic Congregational Church. Congrats Julie!! Julie  EvansJulie gives her acceptance speech for the 2015 Neil & Pat Kluepfel Community Service Award. She was honored during the MAEC Annual Meeting held at the Mystic Congregational Church. Congrats Julie!! The Live Nativity is Alive with AnimalsPastor Sue Looks on from the NSUCC Church during their Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014. Mary and Joseph with Baby JesusThe NSUCC Church had their Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014. Mary and Joseph visited by Angels"Angels We Have Heard on High" was the Hymn Sang during the NSUCC Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014. The Wisemen come to the stableThe Wisemen (and Women) joined in at the Stable during the NSUCC Church Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014. The Kings Offer Gifts"We Three Kings OF Orient Are" was heard during the NSUCC Church Live Nativity in front of Hewitt Hall Tuesday 17DEC2014. Santa at 2014 Christmas BazaarAt this Year's Bazaar, we were blest with Santa posing for pictures and bearing a sweet gift!! 2014 Thankful DinnerA select Group of Church members and Friends were treated to a Thanksgiving Treat. 2014 Thankful DinnerAfter Church Service a Group of members and Friends gathered for a Thankful Dinner. Bicycle Clinic by Bike and BuildBicycles are reviewed and adjusted by the Bike and Build riders during the Clinic. MAEC Choir Festival 2014Our own Youth participate in the MAEC Choir Festival in Mystic The Shoreline Ringers w/MikeMike Noonan adds the Clip - Clop and Pete Larson does the Whip and Neighing to "Sleigh Ride" during the JAN2014 Concert 2014 Confirmation classNSUCC Confirmation Class (Left to Right) Emma, Mack, Jessica and Abi. Bike and Build TrailerWe hosted Bike & Build during their Coastal Drift Ride on Monday July 21st 2014. They did a Bicycle Clinic and stayed the night in the Church. Our own Village Ringers Our own Pastor Sue Latourette MAEC Choir Festival 2014aThe MAEC Choir Festival took place in Mystic on 30MAR2014 at Union Baptist Church. The HELO Haiti Mission Angels"HELO Haiti SEP/OCT2012 Mission Team" Rear: Cheryl Remsbecker & Sue Barker; Middle: Ingrid Stock, Sara Kennedy, Elisabeth Kennedy,Shirley Anderson; Front: Kristin Casey and Janet Lewis srchoir 07SEP2014 Bell QuartetBev, Monica, Steve and Brian performed a Bell Quartet, with Mike on the Piano, during NSUCC's Summer Music Program. The Shoreline Ringers Jan2014 Concert at NSUCC 31AUG2014 Bob Janda Solo Our own Bob Janda sang a solo on August 31st during our summer music program. Bike and Build BikesThe Bicycles take a much needed rest. 29AUG2014_The Gadaree Hand bell DuetSteve and Daughter Jennifer play a handbell duet with Mike Noonan's piano accompaniment, during NSUCC's Summer Music Progam. Bicycle Clinic by Bike and BuildJack Eklund, a Bike and Build rider, makes adjustments to a youth's bicycle during the Bicycle Clinic 10AUG2014_Alice Robbins and Mike Noonan DuetDuring the Summer Music Program at NSUCC, Alice and Mike sing a duet. 20JUL2014_Jennifer Gadaree SoloOur own Jennifer Gadaree sang a solo, "The Lord is my Shephard" during summer music here in North Stonington. 03AUG2014_Carl Chudy, BassonistCarl Chudy from Mystic Congregational Church in Stonington played the Bassoon with Mike on Piano, during our Summer Music Program. Bicycle Clinic by Bike and BuildPaul Dodson, a Bike and Build rider, makes adjustments to a youth's bicycle during the Bicycle Clinic 13JUL2014_Andy Wallace Handbell solosAndy Wallace, from Dunns Corners Comm Church Presbyterian, played two solos during our Sunday Morning Service for our Summer Music Program. 13JUL2014_Andy Wallace soloAndy Wallace, from Dunns Corners Comm Church Presbyterian, played two solos during our Sunday Morning Service for our Summer Music Program. Emma and Family Mac and Family Jessica and Family Abi and Family Memorial Sunday Planting flowers Memorial Sunday Planting flowers on the grave sites of North Stonington Church's Past Ministers Memorial Sunday planting flowersSteve Plants flowers on the Grave of Rev. Newell Bishop on Memorial Sunday, a Past Minister at North Stonington Congregational Church. 26APR2014 Church Ham Dinner 17APR2014 Tenebrae Service Thankful Dinner 24NOV2013 Hewitt Hall Church from Street SignA View of The Church from Main Street going North. A Tiffany Window's Detail steeple completed August 4, 2013 HELO Haiti SchoolThe Orphanage Children attend School with uniforms Shoreline Ringers w/MikeMike Plays organ with Bells during Concert JAN2014 Blessing of the Animals Sunday the 6th of October 2013 The steeple  before-afterThe After and Before of the Steeple's renovation by Valley Restorations HELO Haiti School House The HELO Haiti Mission Angels Getting Braided at HELO in Haiti The HELO Haiti ChildrenThe Children of Haiti were taught embroidery The HELO Haiti ChildrenThe HELO Haiti Children played a clapping game Bell Festival 2013Our own Village Ringers along with Mystic Union Baptist members attended the 2013 Bell Festival at University of New Hampshire. Bell Festival 2013The Village Ringers along with Mystic Union Baptist members share the UNH Hockey rink with ~650 other Ringers at the 2013 Bell Festival. The Church's KitchenWhere the famous North Stonington Church Pies are created. One of the Many Church's Tiffany Windows The Church's Hewitt HallUsed for Monthly Dinners, meetings by several town's organizations and Coffee hour!! Organ Pipes adds to the Architecture renovation_72213_pkValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th Renovation work begins JULY 22, 2013_pkValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th Renovation work begins JULY 22, 2013_pkValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th The First Sign of RestorationValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Rigging for Restoration on the Church Tuesday July 16th. Work to begin on July 22nd. Steeplejacks arrive on the sceneValley Restoration, Professional Steeplejacks, began Restoration on the Church Monday July 22th Steeplejacks by David Thaxton / slFront and sides of Church is prepared. steeplejacks_sl turkey vulture The RiggingThe Rigging lines are intricately tied just below the Dedicated Weathervane to the memory of Ed Fronzek. The Turkey Vulture looks on. Work continues 04AUG2013 Church's Back is scraped for painting; soon to match Hewitt Hall. Work continues 04AUG2013Front of Church is prepared. Work continues 04AUG2013 Julie was
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