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Congregational Church of North Stonington, UCC

Worship with us! 
We recognize our partnership
Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT

We Worship in-Person at 10 a.m.
Cemetery Committee meets after worship

NoSto Artisan Market 1 to 4 pm- here!

Links to streaming service and church school
are at the BOTTOM of ths email. 

Church School is in person, 
Zoom begins after the Time for Children

Service streamed live on Facebook
Church Website is:   www.northstoningtonucc.com
In Worship This Sunday

The Lessons
John 1:29-42
1 Corinthians 1:1-9  

"Come with me," he said
John the Baptist testifies to who Jesus is...and Jesus calls disciples to "come with me".  Who is Jesus to each of us? and in what way do we go along with him? 

Serving in Worship:  Amy Foster, deacon at the door; Gretchen Noonan, Kevin Noonan, ushers; Monica Eppinger, lay reader; Kay Lautzenheiser, Time for Children

Senior Choir sings.   
We Pray For:     Stephanie & Doug Murray; Bev Wilson;  Grace (Teddy) Graber; Janet Allen; George Danley; Pat Danley, after a car accident; Mark Ball (Pat Danley’s son);   Karen Clarke; Elaine Falk Smith; Susan; Debbie Janda; Jeff Sullivan; Sharon Roode;  Mary Bliven; Judy Lumiere,  Alice Robbins; Dave McCord;  Melissa Thaxton (Jamie's wife) and Aggie Terrill after a fall.  

Sunday:  Cemetery Committee Meeting, after worship
      1 - 4 pm NS Artisan Market in Hewitt Hall
Monday  Office closed in observance of MLK day.
Wednesday, Noon:  Women’s Fellowship.
Thursday, 10 am:Study Group. - The life of David
      5:00-5:30 pm:  Youth Choir  (ages 7 thru HS).  
      6:00-7:00 pm:  Senior Choir.
      7:15-8:30 pm:  Handbell Choir. 
Saturday:  Deadline for February “Chimes”.
January 22 after worship:  Annual Meeting.
Notice is hereby given to the members of the Congregational Church of North Stonington of the Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 following church services. It will be a hybrid meeting (in-person and via Zoom).
The purpose of the meeting will be to:
1.   Act upon the reports of officers and committees of the church;
2.   Hear and act upon the report of the budget committee;
3.   Hear and act upon the report of the nominating committee;
4.   Transact any other business proper to come before said meeting.

MISSION FOCUS: Church World Service Hygiene Kits and UCC Fund for Retired Ministers (Christmas Fund)

Links to current issues from the UCC faith perspective
click on button(s) below:

United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries
is tracking a series of deadly storms surging up the California coast,
leaving behind a wake of destruction and displaced residents.
21- million people from San Diego to San Francisco were under flood alerts as of Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, and the weather is slated to get worse as the storm moves north.

Several inches of rain deluged Central California on Monday, Jan. 9, fueling mudslides, creating sinkholes and forcing evacuations of 100,000 people north of Los Angeles. As of Tuesday morning, 220,000 power customers were in the dark, and hundreds of schools are closed. At least 17 people have died in the downpours since late December.

This link will change regularly and include a variety of issues.
You can visit ucc.org any time and click on the News link for interesting articles and reflections. 
Emergency Relief to victims of California storms
Three generations celebrate their new home in Norwich  -
the 100th house built by Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT! 

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. - Isaiah 51:1 (NRSVUE)     

                Ah, that New Year desire to do more, do different, do better, do something bold and new! I’m wicked good at coming up with such resolutions, but I’m comically bad at following through. Extending grace to myself, I recognize a truth: Yes, I can grow, change, and learn. I can build up more. And there’s nothing wrong with who and how I am at my foundation. Maybe I need to get back to that?

                What if everything we want to be and become already exists at our foundation?   Our foundations get obscured by stuff piled on top of them: things like expectations, shame, pressure to conform or change. Clear all that off before you pile on more, then polish the stone and meditate on the reflection. Homogenous at first glance, look again and notice the aggregate bits. Strata, striations, mineral flecks, inclusions, even fossils: your values, gifts, culture, experience, history combine to form a rock-solid foundation.

                All that you are, all who you are was lovingly quarried and carefully hewn. Remove the fragmented detritus, and witness your beautiful wholeness. And if you still want to build after that, now at least your foundation is clear.  –Chris Mereshuk

Global Ministries Prayers for El Salvador

Lamb of God,
You who arrived to inaugurate the time of Grace,
To heal and cleanse the evils and sins of the world,
Be with us, Lamb of God.
In this country that transits in shadows of uncertainty,
In a reality of poverty that spurs the lives of your daughters and sons,
see your Emmanuel Baptist Church,
As your servant, to share the good news of your Gospel,
And this serves for the construction of the Kingdom of God.
For the truth to flourish and bear fruit,
Justice and Peace among us.  Amen.

All Hymns from the (NCH) New Century Hymnal © 1995 The Pilgrim Press, have been granted permission for this one-time use.      Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #735340-A. All rights reserved.  Permissions granted under CCLI License # 11212116

Our Ministers:  the Congregation
Susan G. Latourette, Pastor – 860-759-4231, pastorsuel@yahoo.com
Michael G.  Noonan, Director of Music
Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator
Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary
Charlotte Melia, Sexton      
Office hours:  Monday –Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm
860-535-0379       nostoucc@comcast.net
P.O. Box 66, North Stonington, CT  06359

All are Welcome to:

Congregational Church of North Stonington

89 Main Street, North Stonington, CT 06359 

Phone 860-535-0379

We really mean everyone!











We are an Open and Affirming Church


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

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

r Mrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator

r Mrs. Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary

r Charlotte Melia, 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"



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