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Saturday:  Funeral Service for Muriel "Bib" Owler
10 a.m. with burial to follow at Old Plains Cemetery.
Memorial Reception will be held afterward at the church. 

Sunday at the
Congregational Church of North Stonington

10 a.m. Worship with Church School

Isaiah brings warning to Judah

Sunday, August 11, 2019 
Tenth Sunday of Pentecost


With Children  Sue Latourette offers time for children who are then invited to attend church school.  

In Word:  Isaiah 1:1; 20-30
The newly minted prophet rails at Judah for their bad behavior. 

Sermon:  "Fire and Brimstone"   Oh boy, does the Holy One come down hard on the people!  This kind of message is literally the wrath of God.  Yet it comes with a promise of blessing.  We face the heat before receiving the cool, cleansing grace of God. 

In Music: 
Prelude:   “St. Anthony's Chorale” –Haydn
Offertory:  “Nina”  -Pergolesi;  soloist, Lauren Rockwell    
Postlude:  “Credo”  - Haydn

Hymns:   Let Us With a Joyful Mind; O God, We Bear the Imprint of Your Face; and Great God of Earth and Heaven.         

Serving in Worship:   
Joe Serwinski, deacon; Patty Danley, Bev Sawyer, Kris Serwinski, Joe Serwinski, ushers; Brian Hager, lay reader; Pastor Sue, time for children.    

“As an Open and Affirming church:

      We respect the worth and dignity of all persons
who come into our church family

regardless of race, age, marital standing, gender,
economic status, mental or physical challenges,

nationality or sexual identity. 
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.”

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.  For the healing of Shirley Millar; Sharon Coates;  Bill LaBrosse; Jim Hoffman; Bob Janda and his family; Anita Ames; Larry; Grace (Teddy) Graber; Thurlow Coats; Brian Boldt, Seya Bishop, Harriet; Janet Allen; Earl Bond; Kay Lautzenheiser; Wayne Sander; Lois Turrell; Pam; Joyce Cook and family; Rosemary Kuemper, and the Thompson family.   Our prayers of sympathy are extended to the family of Muriel "Bib" Owler, who died August 5th. 

Monday, 7 pm:  Church Council.
                5 pm: Concert at UC Stonington
Tuesday, 6:30pm:
Saturday:   Deadline for September “Chimes”.
Next Sunday11:30 am:  Deacons.
                       2 – 3 pm:  Rally to help save the United Church of Stonington
August 24th:   Dinner Fundraiser for Phoenix Rising Horse Farm.
             25th after worship:  Trustees.


Mission Outreach for August

Church World Service SCHOOL KITS
Once again, the Mission Committee will be taking part in the CWS School Kit Project. 
Our Goal:  140 school kits for the fall of 2019.
We are asking you, the Congregation, to help fill each bag. 
We did so well last year that all we need now are: 
                        3 8-1/2 x 11 spiral notebooks with 70 pages
              Money to buy the bags
              Money to help process and ship the kits
A collection box is in Hewitt Hall for your donations.
If you wish to donate to process and ship the kits to CWS or to buy the bags, please put “school kits shipping” or “school kit bags” in the memo line of your check.   Thank you in advance, the Mission Committee.

“The Weekender Backpack Program”  at Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
 Breakfast & Lunch Foods like cereals, snacks and fruits are needed.  Collection Basket in Hewitt Hall.
Children fill their backpacks every Friday – so please donate early in the week.
PNC on going need for daily living supplies:  hygiene and health products, baby care supplies and diapers; also basic “CARE” items are need:  toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels tooth paste/toothbrush, feminine products, shampoo conditioner and body

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