Tuesday, September 22, 2020

This Week September 22, 2020

 

Dear Folks,

It's Fall.  It's time to put on a sweater and go get a pumpkin spice coffee at DD.

Just a reminder that attendance in the sanctuary is by reservation only.  Reserve your seat by emailing the church office at hcc@snet.net. The deadline for reservations is the Thursday before each Sunday.  If you are planning to attend most of the time, you only need to reserve once, but you will need to notify the office if you are not coming.  The maximum attendance is 30.  Mask must be worn and physical distancing must be observed.  The success and safety of our in building services depend on you!

This Sunday, September 27, is the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost.  It's the culmination of our Season of Generosity, In Gathering Sunday.  This year's theme is "I Am About to Do a New Thing".  The scripture is Isaiah 43:19a.  The sermon is "New Thing".  The service will be live streamed on Facebook.  Preceding the service will be our annual Season of Generosity retrospect of the church year.  For those of you watching from home, this will be posted on Facebook and YouTube later.

If you have not returned your Faith Promise/Pledge card yet, please do so ASAP.  They will be consecrated this Sunday.

Looking ahead:  October 4 is World Communion.  Please bring or have your elements ready.

We are planning (depending on the weather) to have a last hurrah outdoor worship on October 11 followed by a physically distanced fellowship hour in the back parking lot.  Bring your own beverage and goodie!  If attending, you will still need to reserve your spot.  The service will be live streamed.  If the weather is bad, we will move to the sanctuary and forego the fellowship hour.

Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions.  Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital.  Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website,www.huntingtonucc.org. The GIVEPLUS app can be downloaded on your cell phone.  Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available.  Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up. However you choose to give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.

Let us pray.  O God, as change and uncertainty are inevitable, you are constant.  May we rest on you, O Rock of Our Salvation, knowing we have our true bearings in you.  Amen.

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

This Week September 15, 2020

 

Dear Folks,
 
Today we are celebrating 11 years together as church and pastor. Thank you for the blessing you are to me and to the world.
 
This Sunday, September 20, is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture is Matthew 20:1-16. The Sermon is "Choose to Give". The service will be live streamed on Facebook. 
 
Just a reminder that attendance in the sanctuary is by reservation only. Reserve your seat by emailing the church office at hcc@snet.net. The deadline for reservations is the Thursday before each Sunday. If you are planning to attend most of the time, you only need to reserve once, but you will need to notify the office if you are not coming. The maximum attendance is 30. Mask must be worn and physical distancing must be observed. The success and safety of our in building services depend on you!
 
We are in our Season of Generosity for 2021. This year's theme is "I Am About to Do a New Thing". September 27 is our “In Gathering Sunday”. Please bring or send in your Faith Promise (Pledge) cards. Thank you!
 
Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions. Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital. Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website, www.huntingtonucc.org. The GIVEPLUS app can be downloaded on your cell phone. Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available. Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up. However you choose to give will be a blessing and greatly appreciated.
 
Let us pray. O Holy God, no matter what the season or the mood, help us to see your ever-presence around us. Help us to feel your ever-presence in us. Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

This Week September 8, 2020

 Dear Folks,

Hope you are well. Continued prayers rising for love, justice, and peace.
This Thursday, September 10, is my prayer day. If you have any concerns or joys you would like me to lift up, please let me know.
This Sunday, September 13 is the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture is Romans 14:1-12. The Sermon is "Accountable". The service will be live streamed on Facebook.
This Sunday will be our first service in the sanctuary since the COVID-19 shut down. Attendance is by reservation only. Reserve your seat by emailing the church office at hcc@snet.net. The deadline for reservations is the Thursday before each Sunday. If you are planning to attend most of the time, you only need to reserve once, but you will need to notify the office if you are not coming. The maximum attendance is 30. Mask must be worn and physical distancing must be observed. The success and safety of our in building services depend on you!
We are in our Season of Generosity for 2021. This year's theme is "I Am About to Do a New Thing". September 27 is our “In Gathering Sunday”. Please bring or send in your Faith Promise (Pledge) cards. Thank you!
Let us pray. O Holy One, may your Spirit move within us drawing us closer to you. May your Spirit move within us, filling us with love and compassion for your people and your creation. May your Spirit move within us! Amen.
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This Week September 1, 2020

 

Dear Folks, 
 
Hope you all are well! 
 
Yes, it is the first day of September. Where did the time go? 
 
This Sunday, September 6, is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. We will be celebrating Holy Communion, so be sure to have your elements ready! The scripture is Romans 13:8-14. The sermon is "Fulfilled".
 
We will resume worship in the building on September 13. The service will continue to be live-streamed. Attendance by reservation. More information will be coming. 
 
We are in the midst of our Season of Generosity for 2021, "I Am About to Do a New Thing". In Gathering Sunday will be September 27.
 
Let us pray. O God, we have heard it said that time stops for no one. Yet, it's comforting to know that you are above time and that you will hold us throughout our time on this earth and into your eternity.
Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

This Week August 25, 2020

Dear Folks,
 
I hope you are all doing well, staying cool and safe!
 
This Sunday, August 30, is the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Our service will be outdoors in the back parking lot of HCCUCC at 9:30 A.M. It will also be live streamed on Facebook. Reservations are required, as are face masks and physical distancing. Please contact the church office at 203-929-1223 by Thursday, August 27.
 
The service depends on good weather (not too hot, no rain), so be sure to check FACEBOOK on Saturday, August 29 in case of a cancellation.
 
The scripture for Sunday is Romans 12:9-21. The sermon is "Overcome".
 
We will also be taking imperishable food items in for the Valley Food Bank.
 
Let us pray. O God, may your wrap your protective, comforting arms around your world. We really need it. Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

This Week August 11, 2020

 Dear Folks,

Please keep praying for the increasing list of suffering in our world. 2020 is a doozy of year.
This Sunday, August 16, is the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost. The scripture is Hebrews 12:1-2. I will be reflecting on the roots of our faith. The Facebook live stream will be at 11 A.M.
The live service can be accessed here on the HCCUCC Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HCCUCC
The service will be saved and can be accessed later on Facebook and YouTube .
We are in our Season of Generosity for 2021, "I Am About to Do a New Thing". If any one would like to write or make a video for a Generosity moment, please contact me. Thank you!
Let us pray. O God, help us to seek you and find you, even in the midst of chaos and suffering. You are there, holding us tightly. Amen.
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

This Week August 4, 2020

Dear Folks,

Keep safe during the coming storm. Prayers rising for those who experienced loss and who are in harm's way.

Thursday, August 6 is my Prayer Day. If you have any joys or concerns you would like me to raise up, please let me know.

This Sunday, August 9, is the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost. The scripture is Matthew 14:22-33. The sermon is "In The Water". The worship bulletin will be send out on Friday.

We are in our Season of Generosity for 2021, "I Am About to Do a New Thing". If any one would like to write or make a video for a Generosity moment, please contact me. Thank you!

Let us pray. O God, be with us all in what ever storm we face, figuratively or literally. May you be our safe haven. Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille