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Weekly Quest – May 8-15 – Mothers Day

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Weekly Quest – May 8-15 – Mothers Day

May 8, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday May 10, 2015     MOTHER’S DAYCHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES:Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6 GOSPEL LESSON: John 15:9-17 SUNDAY SCHOOL   SERMON: Festival of the Christian Home   USHERS: Marcia Johannesen Please come to Fellowship Hall for a coffee hourfollowing the worship service Also in this issue: Thank You from the Youth Group for Helping Them Meet Their $1500 Goal! Noon Music in May Features Sopranos This Week! Worship Time Survey In Progress Stowe Bible Camp is June 15-19, Registration is Open Now Pictures From Last Sunday’s Service “Seeking the Gift of a Glad and Generous Heart” by Bruce Comiskey Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18 (NIV) Church Calendar for May 10-17                 Sunday: 5/10          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service and Sunday School Monday, 5/11 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Reparative Board Tuesday, 5/12 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting Wednesday, 5/13Noon Music in May – 3 Sopranos, Operatic Aria Sopranos Sarah Cullins, Narda Munoz and Ana Maria Ruge will sing arias by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Mozart as well as American opera arias with pianist Annemicke McLane.Noon AA meeting in nursery5:30 Choir rehearsal  Thursday, 5/14 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 5/15 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center   Saturday, 5/16 9:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) 11:00 Memorial Service for Ora Pike. Please wear “Happy Colors” Happy Birthday this week to:Robert Lentz on 5/11 Charles Alekson and Alexis Hall on 5/14 Happy Anniversary this week to:   PRAYER TEAM LEADER: Rosmarie Trapp for May 498-8229 Return to top Youth Group Meets Their Goal – Thank You! The Stowe Community Church Youth Group would like to thank everyone who donated money for the COTS Walk.  With the help of the Mission’s committee we raised over $1500 and this money will be matched by another COTS donor from outside our church.  COTS provides temporary shelter and meals for the many homeless adults and children in the Chittenden area.  The walk was an eye opening experience as we toured the different shelters and talked with shelter volunteers.   Donations to this worthy organization can be made any time at http://cotsonline.org/.Thank you again for all of your continued support!  Youth Group and Mission Committee Return to top Noon Music in May at the Church   Noon Music in May will be held at the Church on Wednesdays (at noon, of course)   May 13th 3 Sopranos, Operatic Aria – Sopranos Sarah Cullins, Narda Munoz and Ana Maria Ruge will sing arias by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Mozart as well as American opera arias with pianist Annemieke McLane. May 20th Karim Nagi, Egyptian-born percussionist, composer and folk dancer will present a dynamic program of live drumming and dance, done simultaneously. May 27th Cantemus Chamber Chorus “On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea” This Massachusetts-based ensemble conducted by Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank will sing folk songs, anthems, madrigals and motets. Return to top Worship Time Survey in Progress So...

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Cots Walk This Sunday

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Just a reminder that this Sunday is our COTS Walk in Burlington.  We will be meeting at the church at 11:45. So far our group has raised $650 and we are still $350 below our $1000 goal.  Now is the time to ask any family members, neighbors and friends if they would like to sponsor you for the walk.  Please let everyone know that if we can raise $1000 our donation will be matched by another group.  So our $1000 contribution will be worth $2000 to COTS!  Donations can be made in cash or checks made out directly to COTS. If you have any questions please let me know. Please RSVP by Thursday evening if you plan to walk.  We want to make sure we have enough car space/drivers.  If you are not walking please turn in any donations you have raised by Sunday morning (at church). Here are the details for the walk: We will meet at 11:45 at the SCC church. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing!  We will be walking 3 miles. Bring a bag lunch and water bottle.  We will eat lunch when we arrive in Burlington. Turn in all donations to Virginia /...

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Weekly Quest – April 24 – May 1

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Weekly Quest – April 24 – May 1

April 24, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday April 26, 2015     CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES: Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24 GOSPEL LESSON: John 10:11-18   SERMON: Enfolded by Love USHERS: Rosmarie Trapp and Tim Horton Please come to Fellowship Hall for a coffee hourfollowing the worship service Also in this issue: Still Time to Help the Youth Group Meet Their $1500 Goal! Noon Music in May! “Sin is a God Magnet” by Bruce Comiskey Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NIV) Church Calendar for April 26 – May 3               Sunday: 4/26          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service(No Sunday School) Monday 4/27 Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Reparative Board   Tuesday 4/28 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting   Wednesday 4/29 Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Choir rehearsal Thursday 4/30 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday 5/1 Weekend of Hope   Saturday 5/2 11:00 Baptism 7:30 Weekend of Hope Candlelight Service   Next Sunday 5/3 8:30 Bible Study 9:30 Worship and Sunday School 1:00 Youth Group – COTS Walk 2:00 “Voices For All Seasons” concert at St John’s in the Mountain Happy Birthday this week to: Matthew Blauvelt and Sandy Godin on 4/27 Sara Espey, Lee Elizabeth Helmken and Sean Lacey on 4/28 Sara Percy on 4/30 Annamay Brown and Robert Johnson on 5/1 Happy Anniversary this week to: Richard and Sidney Gerrold on 4/30 Tim and Sarah Horton on 5/2 PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Bruce Comiskey for April 253-7257 Return to top Help the Youth Group Meet Their Goal! There’s still time to help the Youth Group team reach their goal of $1,500! A private donor has agreed to match all funds of those teams who raise over $1,000. The youth will continue to collect money until the walk on May 3rd. If you would like to find out more about COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter), visit their website at http://cotsonline.org/. Thank you again for all of your continued support!  Youth Group and Mission Committee Return to top Noon Music in May at the Church   Noon Music in May will be held at the Church on Wednesdays (at noon, of course)   May 6, 2015. The first artist will be world-renowned organist Dr. John Weaver.   May 13th 3 Sopranos, Operatic Aria – Sopranos Sarah Cullins, Narda Munoz and Ana Maria Ruge will sing arias by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Mozart as well as American opera arias with pianist Annemieke McLane.   May 20th Karim Nagi, Egyptian-born percussionist, composer and folk dancer will present a dynamic program of live drumming and dance, done simultaneously.   May 27th Cantemus Chamber Chorus “On the Waterfront: Songs of the Sea” This Massachusetts-based ensemble conducted by Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank will sing folk songs, anthems, madrigals and motets.     Return to top “Sin is a God Magnet”...

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Weekly Quest – April 10-17

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Weekly Quest – April 10-17

April 10, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday April 12, 2015     CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES: Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1 – 2:2 GOSPEL LESSON: John 20:19-31 YOUTH CHOIR MISSIONS MOMENT: Jenna Burkhardt from COTS PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE: Survey Results – Ken Rapp Review a summary of the survey results here.   SERMON: Behind Closed Doors USHERS: Brad and Lana Burkhardt Please come downstairs to Fellowship Hall for acoffee hour and bake sale following the worship service. The Pastoral Search Committee will be there to answer any questions. Also the Youth Group and Missions Committee will be there hosting a bake sale with the proceeds going to COTS. Also in this issue: Bake Sale for COTS This Sunday, April 12th Youth Group Schedule of Events Wanted: A Flower Committee Chairperson and Assistants! “Understanding the Judas Syndrome” by Bruce Comiskey Easter Flower Donor List and Sunrise Service Photo Hannah Marshall Stars in Legally Blond This Weekend! Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16 (NIV) i Church Calendar for April 11-18              Saturday: 4/11 11:00 – Memorial Service for Kathy Parsons Sunday: 4/12          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School Monday, 4/13 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Reparative Board   Tuesday, 4/14 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting Wednesday, 4/159:30 Bible Study with Bonnie BoundNoon AA weekly meeting 5:30 choir rehearsal Thursday, 4/15 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 4/16 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center   Next 2 Sundays – no Sunday school due to school vacation. Happy Birthday this week to:Matt Anderson and Neil Van Dyke on 4/12Samuel Salvas on 4/15 Stella Frame on 4/16 Happy Anniversary this week to:John and Margie Rains on 4/15 PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Bruce Comiskey for April 253-7257 Return to top Bake Sale for COTS This Sunday! On May 3rd the Youth Group will be joining the COTS walk to raise money for the Committee on Temporary Shelter. To support their efforts we are going to talk about it over the next few weeks during our services. On Sunday, April 12th we will hold a bake sale to support their efforts and raise money for this important organization. We are asking that you get out your baking pans and whip up a few goodies for the bake sale. If you can bring a cake, cupcakes, cookies or any other delights, please bring them to the church kitchen on the morning of Sunday, April 12th. And, please don’t forget to stop by and buy some of these after church. Thanks in advance all you great cooks! Return to top Youth Group Schedule and Activities 4/12 – Speaker during Sunday school time / Bake sale after church (remember your baked goods!) 5/3 – COTS walk (time TBD)On May 3rd the Youth Group will be joining the COTS walk to raise money for the Committee on Temporary Shelter. This Sunday we will make announcements about our team and the walk.  We will invite members of the...

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Weekly Quest – April 3-10 – Easter Sunday

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Weekly Quest – April 3-10 – Easter Sunday

April 3, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Easter Sunrise Service Photo by Greg Petrics The 61st Annual Sunrise Service atop Mt Mansfield.will start at 6:26AM. The Gondola will run from 5:00AM to 6:00AM. It will restart after the service for those who wish to download rather than ski or snowboard. Volunteers for an informal choir are still needed! Easter Service at 9:30    GOSPEL LESSON: John 20:1-18   SERMON: The End is Just The Beginning! CLOSING RESPONSE: All are invited to join the choir in The Hallelujah ChorusUSHERS:Marcia Johannesen, Diane Lee, Judi Pease, Ben Brayton Our deepest sympathies to Irene Parsons for the loss of her daughter, Ralph Booker for the loss of his wife, and friends of Kathy Parsons who was born to eternal life on 3/26/15. Her service will be here on April 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Also in this issue: Bake Sale for COTS on Sunday, April 12th Youth Group Schedule of Events Wanted: A Flower Committee Chairperson and Assistants! “Enduring the Darkness” by Bruce Comiskey Easter Flower Donor List Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES: Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Church Calendar for April 3-11             Sunday: 4/5          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School Monday 4/6 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon – AA weekly meeting    Tuesday, 4/7 10:00 Women’s Fellowship meeting. Open to all women of the church. Bring your lunch, coffee and dessert provided. 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting Wednesday, 4/89:30 Bible Study with Bonnie BoundNoon AA weekly meeting 5:30 choir rehearsal   Thursday, 4/9 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 4/10 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center   Saturday, 4/11 9:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) 11:00 – Memorial Service for Kathy Parsons   Happy Birthday this week to:Sarah Salvas on 4/5Katie Clark and Andrew Jennings on 4/6 Grace Marvin and Jacob Rockwood on 4/7 Sara Gosselin on 4/8 Laura Nichols on 4/9 Chess Brownell and Tucker Williams on 4/10 Lana Burkhardt on 4/11 Happy Anniversary this week to:    PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Bruce Comiskey for April 253-7257 Return to top Bake Sale for COTS on April 12th! On May 3rd the Youth Group will be joining the COTS walk to raise money for the Committee on Temporary Shelter. To support their efforts we are going to talk about it over the next few weeks during our services. On Sunday, April 12th we will hold a bake sale to support their efforts and raise money for this important organization. We are asking that you get out your baking pans and whip up a few goodies for the bake sale. If you can bring a cake, cupcakes, cookies or any other delights, please bring them to the church kitchen on the morning of Sunday, April 12th. And, please don’t forget to stop by and buy some of these after church. Thanks in advance all you great cooks! Return to top Youth Group Schedule and Activities 4/5 – Easter Sunday begin announcements in church about COTS walk and continue each...

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Weekly Quest – March 27 – April 3 – Palm Sunday

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Weekly Quest – March 27 – April 3 – Palm Sunday

March 27, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday, March 29, 2015   PALM/PASSION SUNDAY HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 50:4-9   CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:5-11 GOSPEL LESSON: John 12:12-16 Lay Reader: Anne Lacey     SERMON: One Week to Easter   USHERS: Rosmarie Trapp and Tim Horton There will be a coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall following the service. We extend our sincere sympathy to Merton Pike and his family in the passing of Ora on March 21. Ora died quietly at home with Merton by her side. There will be a memorial service at church in few weeks. Is anyone interested in being in a choir for the Easter SunriseService on April 5, 2015 at 6:26? Please contact the office if you are.The introit and anthem will be familiar hymns. Also in this issue: Holy Week Schedule Pastoral Search Committee Annual Report “The Fulfillment of Prophecy” by Bruce Comiskey Mission Update: COTS Needs Walkers on May 3rd. Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   Jesus withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. Luke 22:42-43 (NIV) Church Calendar for March 29 – April 3            Saturday 3/28 11:00AM Memorial Service for Allison Brayton     Sunday: 3/29          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School Monday, 3/30 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon AA weekly meeting   Tuesday, 3/13 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting     Wednesday, 4/1 9:30 Bible Study with Bonnie Bound Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Choir rehearsal   Thursday, 4/2 7:00 Maundy Thursday serviceThis is a very moving service with the washing of hands, anointing, Holy Communion and the Office of Tenebrae.   Friday, 4/3 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center Noon The sanctuary will be open for meditation and prayer in observance of Good Friday. There will not be a service this year.     Happy Birthday this week to: Ann Frame and Jessica Rapp on 3/30 Judith Pease on 3/31 Jose Borghoff, Timothy Crochet, and Evan Rockwood on 4/1 Michael Alekson, Camden Anderson, and Tim Horton on 4/2 Mark Garret and Elisabeth Jennings on 4/3 David Myers on 4/4 Happy Anniversary this week to: Dana and Deborah Wehe on 4/3 PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Myers 244-1471 for March, Bruce Comiskey for April 253-7257 Return to top Holy Week Schedule Thursday, 4/2 7:00PM Maundy Thursday service   This is a very moving service with the washing of hands, anointing, Holy Communion and the Office of Tenebrae.    Sunday, 4/5 Easter Sunrise Service The 61st Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the top of the Gondola on Mount Mansfield at 6:26 AM. The Gondola will start running around 5:00 am and will stop at6:00. Be sure you get there early for your ride up the mountain. They will start the Gondola up again to bring everyone down after the service. There will be a good will offering taken which goes to the United Way of Lamoille County. The Gondola rides are free.     Easter Worship at the church will be at 9:30. Return to top Pastoral Search Committee Report...

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Weekly Quest – March 20-27

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Weekly Quest – March 20-27

March 20, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday, March 22, 2015   HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 31:31-34    CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 5:5-10 GOSPEL LESSON: John 12:20-33 Lay Reader: Tim Horton     SERMON: God’s Heart-Written Covenant   USHERS: Rosmarie Trapp and Tim Horton There will be a coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall following the service.  Readers needed for MAUNDY THURSDAY Tenebrae service. Please call the Church office or e-mail Pastor Bruce Comiskey (bruce@stowechurch.org). He will assign you a reading. Thanks. Is anyone interested in being in a choir for the Easter SunriseService on April 5, 2015 at 6:26? Please contact the office if you are.The introit and anthem will be familiar hymns. Also in this issue: Easter Flower Orders Due By Monday, March 23rd! Relay for Life Nordic Style This Weekend March 21-22! Holy Week Schedule Donate Your Used Eyeglasses Mission Update: COTS Needs Walkers on May 3rd. Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe Church Calendar for March 22-29           Sunday: 3/22          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School Monday, 3/23 10:00 Sake, NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon – AA weekly meeting 5:30 Reparative Board   Tuesday, 3/24 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting   Wednesday, 3/25 9:30 Bible Study with Bonnie Bound Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Choir rehearsal Thursday, 3/26 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 3/27 Marylou will be back in the office. 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) 1 – 6 Red Cross Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall 5:00 wedding rehearsal in Sanctuary   Saturday, 3/28 11:00 Memorial service for Allison Brayton 2:00 Wedding     Happy Birthday this week to: Peter Monsen and Anne Southern on 3/24 Clea James on 3/25 Jessie Winters on 3/28 Happy Anniversary this week to: David and Nancy Myers on 3/25 James and Carol Decker Trihy on 3/25   PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Myers 244-1471 for March Return to top Relay for Life Nordic Style is This Weekend This year marks the 12th annual Relay For Life Nordic Style Event!   Bring your snowshoes, cross country skis, or just your own two feet, and come out to fight back against cancer in this one of a kind event!   There is still plenty of time to sign up as an individual, or create/join an existing team. Go to www.relayforlife.org/nordicstylevt for more info on how to get involved   Save the Date: Relay For Life NordicStyle March 21-22, 2015 from 6pm-6am at Trapp Family Lodge Stowe, VT.   Questions or comments? Contact Matt Goldweber at matt.goldweber@cancer.org or 802-872-6344     Return to top Easter Flower Orders Due Monday March 23rd! Return to top Holy Week Schedule Thursday, 4/2 7:00PM Maundy Thursday service   This is a very moving service with the washing of hands, anointing, Holy Communion and the Office of Tenebrae.    Sunday, 4/5 Easter Sunrise Service The 61st Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the top of the Gondola on Mount Mansfield at 6:26 AM. The Gondola will start running around 5:00 am and will stop at6:00. Be sure you get there early for your ride up the mountain. They will start the Gondola up again to bring everyone...

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Weekly Quest – March 13-20

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Weekly Quest – March 13-20

March 13, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday, March 15, 2015   HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Numbers 21:4-9 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:1-10 GOSPEL LESSON: John 3:14-21 Lay Reader: Greg Morrill     SERMON: From Darkness to Light USHERS: Dorritt Edwards There will be a coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall following the service.   Also in this issue: Organ Concert Sunday at 3:00 First Congregational Church Morrisville! Easter Flower Orders Due By March 23rd! Relay for Life Nordic Style March 21-22! Mission Update: COTS Needs Walkers on May 3rd. “In My Father’s House” by Bruce Comiskey Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. Corrie Ten Boom Church Calendar for March 15-21           Sunday: 3/15          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School 3:00 Benefit Concert at First Congregational Church in Morrisville   Monday, 3/16 Noon AA weekly meeting   Tuesday, 3/17   6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting Wednesday, 3/189:30 Bible Study with Bonnie Bound Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Choir rehearsal   Thursday, 3/19 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 3/20 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center 4:00 Mount Mansfield Winter Academy Graduation   Saturday, 3/21 8:30 – 4:30 Lamoille County Bee Keepers Club meeting     Happy Birthday this week to:Caroline Armbruster on 3/16 Katie Ziegler on 3/17 Irene Parsons on 3/18 Deborah Martin on 3/19 Cassandra Damon on 3/20 Landon Miller on 3/21   Happy Anniversary this week to:Michael and Deborah Martin on 3/15     PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Myers 244-1471 for March Return to top Concert Sunday at First Congregational Church in Morrisville There will be a benefit concert at First Congregational Church in Morrisville featuring Shaun Booher on the organ. This is to celebrate their 120 year old 700 pipe organ and stained glass windows! See the flyer on the Church bulletin board.The concert is at 3:00PM this Sunday, March 15th. Return to top Easter Flower Orders Due March 23rd! Return to top Relay for Life Nordic Style is March 21-22 This year marks the 12th annual Relay For Life Nordic Style Event!   Bring your snowshoes, cross country skis, or just your own two feet, and come out to fight back against cancer in this one of a kind event!   There is still plenty of time to sign up as an individual, or create/join an existing team. Go to www.relayforlife.org/nordicstylevt for more info on how to get involved   Save the Date: Relay For Life NordicStyle March 21-22, 2015 from 6pm-6am at Trapp Family Lodge Stowe, VT.   Questions or comments? Contact Matt Goldweber at matt.goldweber@cancer.org or 802-872-6344                                             Return to top COTS Needs Walkers for May 3rd! The Mission Committee just received a request from COTS regarding their upcoming walk to raise money.  COTS stands for Committee on Temporary Shelter and is located in Burlington.  They provide emergency shelter, support services, and housing for people who are without homes.  Our congregation has been supporting COTS for many years.On May 3rd they will be having a 3 mile walk along a route a person who is homeless might take to...

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Weekly Quest – March 6-13

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Weekly Quest – March 6-13

March 6, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead Saturday night! Sunday, March 8, 2015   HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Exodus 20:1-17 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 GOSPEL LESSON: John 2:13-22 Lay Reader: Judi Pease     SERMON: Standing On Holy Ground   USHERS: Peter and Karen Monsen There will be a coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Our deepest sympathies to family and friends ofLaurel A. Baas who was born to eternal life on February 27th. Her service will be at the Church thisSaturday, 3/7/15 at 11:00AM. Also in this issue: Gracie Littlefield Turns 102! Easter Flower Orders Due By March 23rd! Relay for Life Nordic Style March 21-22! Mission Update: COTS Needs Walkers on May 3rd. “Century Marks” by Bruce Comiskey Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other’s roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other. John Bunyan Church Calendar for March 8-15          Sunday: 3/8          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School Monday, 3/9 Marylou will be on vacation until March 27th. Thank you to Margie Rains and Marcia Johannesen for being in the office part time while she is gone. 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Reparative Board   Tuesday, 3/10 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting Wednesday 3/11   9:30 Bible Study with Bonnie Bound Noon AA weekly meeting 4:30 Board of Directors 5:30 Choir rehearsal   Thursday 3/12 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 3/13 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center   Happy Birthday this week to:Emma Arczynski, Jack Bryant and Molly Gibson on 3/8 William Blauvelt on 3/9 Penny Walker-Reen and Carol Decker Trihy on 3/11 John DeRienzo and Zoe James on 3/12 Margaret Williams on 3/14 Happy Anniversary this week to:      PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Myers 244-1471 for March Return to top Gracie Littlefield at 102! Margie and John Rains stopped in to visit Gracie in Florida. She’s looking good at 102!!   Return to top Easter Flower Orders Due March 23rd! Return to top Relay for Life Nordic Style is March 21-22 This year marks the 12th annual Relay For Life Nordic Style Event!   Bring your snowshoes, cross country skis, or just your own two feet, and come out to fight back against cancer in this one of a kind event!   There is still plenty of time to sign up as an individual, or create/join an existing team. Go to www.relayforlife.org/nordicstylevt for more info on how to get involved   Save the Date: Relay For Life NordicStyle March 21-22, 2015 from 6pm-6am at Trapp Family Lodge Stowe, VT.   Questions or comments? Contact Matt Goldweber at matt.goldweber@cancer.org or 802-872-6344 Return to top COTS Needs Walkers for May 3rd! The Mission Committee just received a request from COTS regarding their upcoming walk to raise money.  COTS stands for Committee on Temporary Shelter and is located in Burlington.  They provide emergency shelter, support services, and housing for people who are without homes.  Our congregation has been supporting COTS for...

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Weekly Quest – February 27-March 6

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Weekly Quest – February 27-March 6

February 27, 2015 Our Purpose To experience the grace of Jesus Christ; To share, serve, and grow in God’s love; To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community. Sunday, March 1, 2015   HOLY COMMUNION HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE: Romans 4:13-25 GOSPEL LESSON: Mark 8:31-38 Lay Reader: Caroline Williams     SERMON: God is a Covenant Creator USHERS: Deacons There will be a coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall following the service. There will also be a bake sale which is a fund raiser to help Yannah Ziegler with her trip to the Dominican Republic to work.   Also in this issue: Support Yannah Ziegler’s Mission to the Dominican Republic! Mission Update: COTS Needs Walkers on May 3rd. “Who Do People Say That I Am?” by Bruce Comiskey Opportunities to Serve the Church  Thought for the Week:   As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 (NIV) Church Calendar for March 1-7          Sunday: 3/1          8:30AM Bible Study 9:30AM Worship Service & Sunday School Monday 3/2 10:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) Noon AA weekly meeting   Tuesday,3/3 Town Meeting Day – office closed 6:30 Pastoral Search Committee 8:00 AA weekly meeting       Wednesday, 3/49:30 Bible Study with Bonne Bound Noon AA weekly meeting 5:30 Choir rehearsal   Thursday, 3/5 5:30 Stowe Christian Fellowship   Friday, 3/6 9:30 Play Group hosted by Lamoille Family Center   Saturday, 3/7 9:00 Sake – NIA (non impact aerobics) CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD     Happy Birthday this week to:Paula Helmken, Alexandra Jump and Bob Marshall on 3/2Caroline Williams on 3/3 Zachary Taylor Rhodes on 3/5 Sarah Kartluke on 3/6 Happy Anniversary this week to:   PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Myers 244-1471 for March Return to top Support Yannah’s Mission to the Dominican Republic Hello, my name is Yannah Ziegler, and I am a freshman at Saint Michael’s College.  During the month of March, I will travel to the Dominican Republic with a community service group from Saint Michael’s College.  For one week we will be living in the town of Ocoa and volunteering with an organization that has been working with the people of the area since the 1960’s.   Our mission is to help the thousands of families in the region who suffer from rural poverty.  We will be assisting in projects that provide hurricane resistant homes, schools and aqueducts.   For several months we have been fundraising in hope to build a home for a family in need.  The cost for a home in the Dominican Republic is $7,040.  One year our school raised all but three hundred dollars and saw the completion of a house that they were working on.   We will also work with the Sisters of St. Josephs who cares for the health, education, and dignity of the poor in the region.  They provide schools, health, clinics, nursing, homes, and milk distribution programs. As a group we have a goal to raise ten thousand dollars. This is how the $10,000 will be spent: 1,000 blocks at $1.30 per block 10 bags of nails...

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