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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

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North Stonington Congregational Church

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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"

This Weekend: 
at the Congregational Church of North Stonington...

Saturday, the 16th
CCNS HABITAT WORK day - Yetter Road, Old Mystic
8:30 am to 2 pm. 

Go to www.habitatect.org to watch the short training video and print out volunteer release form!  Join Pat Turner and Pastor Sue as we help finish this new home! 

!! NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS SATURDAY!!

Sunday, 10 a.m. Worship with Church School
Coffee Hour  - join us for food and fellowship!
 

Choosing Forgiveness

The Word:  Psalm 104 and Matthew 18:21-35.  The psalm reminds us of the awesome power of God.  The gospel shows Jesus teaching about forgiveness...what it means, and how to do it.  

Our Message:  Choosing Forgiveness.   Ouch - this is a hard topic, even when things are going great.  Is it possible to find within ourselves the "letting go" that is forgiveness?  Or is it a choice? 
 
With Children: Kay Lautzenheiser will offer the Time for Children then the children are invited to attend Church School.

In Music: 
PRELUDE:  “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” - Hustad
SENIOR CHOIR ANTHEM:  “God Is Our Refuge and Strength”  - Pote,  Don Sherman, trumpet
OFFERTORY:  ”Sweet Rivers of Redeeming Love” – arr. Hustad
POSTLUDE:  “Celebration” - Calahan  

 

Our Hymns:     God of the Sparrow God of the Whale, There is Room in God's Great Welcome, and O Day of God, Draw Near

 

 Serving in Worship: Evelyn Bamford, Dan Watrous, deacons; Monica Eppinger, Pat Turner, Stephen Gadaree; ushers; Mary Wilska, lay reader; time for children, Kay Lautzenheiser.

CALENDAR THIS WEEK
Sunday:  In Worship  - Habitat Rededication.
Habitat for Humanity Sunday.
A special offering will be received during the offering time.  Checks can be made payable to CCNS (the church) with memo: Habitat OR HFHECT.  For cash contributions, please use the Green Mission Offering envelopes. Thank you.
Coffee Hour
Garlic Fest.
Tuesday, 6 pm:  Board of Christian Ed
 7 pm:  Senior Choir.
Wednesday:  Pie Making.
     12 Noon:  Women’s Fellowship.
Thursday, 10 am:  Adult Study Group – “How Jesus Became God”
    5:45 - 6:30 pm:  Youth Choir rehearsals begin.
   7 pm:  Handbell Choir.
Friday:  Pie Making.
Saturday, Noon to 4 pm: NOSTO FEST.
                         5 – 7 pm:  Pork Roast Dinner.
Next Sunday after worship:  Trustees.

 
COMING EVENTS
 September­ 25th:  Jr. PF does Project WARM dinner.

 

Church World Service (CWS)  SCHOOL KIT PROJECT
The donations for the school kits have been wonderful!
Still needed for our goal of 140 kits:
Notebooks       (8 1/2X11 spiral with 70 pages)    70
                        Scissors (blunt point)     53
                        Rulers  (12 inch/30 centimeters)   55
                        Sharpeners                  19
                        Crayons (24/box)    84
                        Pencils      403

 
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief: through the UCC
Donations can be made out to CCNS with the Memo: Hurricane Harvey or Irma.
Total giving will be mailed to the UCC National Ministries, 700 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, Ohio  44115
Checks can be sent there directly or with online donations at www.ucc.org
All donations are tax deductible. 

 
The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
Daily Living Closet/Baby Warm and Well need:  
            Diapers size 4, 5 or 6
            Baby wipes                             Baby rash cream
            Baby wash, Lotion, shampoo, and powder
            Adult toothpaste         Razors and deodorant
Any donation would be welcome. You can leave them in the bin in Hewitt Hall and Monica Eppinger will deliver them to the PNC.
Thank you.  The Mission Committee

 
****ALL BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:  It’s Budget Time!***
Please submit your Budget Requests for 2018 to Kim Gadaree on or before September 24th.  She will prepare the annual budget to be discussed and voted on at the Church Council’s October 2nd meeting. 
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Women’s Annual Retreat    September 29 and 30:
“Listening for the Still Small Voice of Love”
 
Sponsored by Connecticut Women of the UCC
Rev. Lee Ireland & Rev. Cheryl Caronna, leaders
Silver Lake Conference Center, Sharon, CT
September 29 – 30, 2017    4 pm to 4 pm

 
Registration fee, $135.00 includes 3 delicious meals, a bed for the night & endless walks in the beauty of this place. Deadline is September 20th to register for retreat. Forms and other information posted in Hewitt Hall.

 
 

Rabbi Rachel Safman Invites you to Congregation Beth El on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m  Ron Suskind, co-creator of the new NPR podcast "Freak Out and Carry On" will be speaking at Congregation Beth El (660 Ocean Ave, New London).  Cost $18/person.
             His talk, which is open to the public, is based on an earlier project of his, Life Animated, a book (later made into a movie) about his family's efforts to reach out to their autistic son through Disney cartoons. However, my guess is that he would be willing to talk about the podcasts either during the Q&A or book-signing after the event.
            “Freak Out and Carry On” is WBUR's (Boston) new politics and history podcast which addresses the urgent issues of our time through the lens of history. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind and noted Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson, the podcast examines the national political landscape related to its historical context.

Our mailing address is:                                         Website:  www.northstoningtonucc.com
89 Main Street, P.O. Box 66  
North Stonington CT  06359

  


 

 
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