Tuesday, November 19, 2019

This Week November 19, 2019

Dear Folks,

The Pumpkin & Holly Fair is almost here:  Friday, 5:30 P.M. to 8 P.M., Saturday, 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Hope to see you all there!

This Sunday, November 24 is the Reign of Christ.  The scripture is Colossians 1:11-20.  The sermon is "Everything".  Please think about for whom and for what you are grateful.

The Shelton Clergy Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave. Following the service will be a time of refreshment. Contributions of any Pumpkin/Fall desserts for all to enjoy would be appreciated.  Donations of non-perishable goods will be collected for the Valley Food Bank. Monetary donations will benefit Spooner House. Please make checks payable to HUMC with Spooner House in the memo.

Please take note of the poster in the Alcove with suggested items for the Valley Food Bank bin in Fellowship Hall. Of course, all items are gratefully accepted, but the Missions Committee put together a list that attempts to target items that may be needed more during certain seasons or months. The need is great, so please be generous!

There will be a meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church UCC immediately following the worship service SUNDAY, December 8, 2019 for the purpose of presenting a draft budget for 2020 and to vote on By-Law revisions.

Let us pray. O God of all goodness, in the depths of our dispair, in the midst of our stressors, in the season of our hard heartenedness, open our eyes to your blessings and our hearts to your love.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

This Week November 13, 2019

Dear Folks,
 
Hope you are all keep warm on this cold day in November!
 
Tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 is my prayer day.  If you have any joys or concerns you would like me to lift up, please let me know.
 
This Sunday, November 17, is the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture is Isaiah 65:17-25.  The sermon is "Something New".
 
Following Sunday worship, we will need all hands on deck for the Pumpkin & Holly Fair set-up. If you can, please help!
 
Pumpkin & Holly Fair signup sheets are posted in the alcove. Please see what is of interest to you & sign up today! 
 
The Shelton Clergy Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave. Following the service will be a time of refreshment. Contributions of any Pumpkin/Fall desserts for all to enjoy would be appreciated. Donation of non-perishable goods will be collected for the Valley Food Bank. Monetary donations will benefit Spooner House. Please make checks payable to HUMC with Spooner House in the memo.
 
There will be a meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church UCC immediately following the worship service SUNDAY, December 8, 2019 for the purpose of presenting a draft budget for 2020 and to vote on By-Law revisions. Copies of the By-Law revisions will be available in the Alcove and will be sent electronically.
 
Let us pray.  O Holy God of love and light, may you clear our vision of anything that blocks us from seeing your compassion and glory.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucill

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This Week November 6, 2019

Dear Folks,

On this Wednesday after All Saint's Day and before Veteran's Day, let us remember and give thanks for the many kinds of saints and heroes in our lives.

This Sunday, November 10, is the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture is Luke 20:27-38. The sermon is "Imagine".

The Pumpkin & Holly Fair will be here before we know it, November 22nd & 23rd. Much help is needed!  Sign-up sheets are in the alcove for you to pick your job. For more information co-chairs: Terri Johnston, Jaqui Olivo, Judy Tucker, or Eve Washenko.

The Shelton Clergy Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave. Following the service will be a time of refreshment. Contributions of any Pumpkin/Fall desserts for all to enjoy would be appreciated. Donation of non-perishable goods will be collected for the Valley Food Bank. Monetary donations will benefit Spooner House. Please make checks payable to HUMC with "Shelton Clergy Association" in the memo line. 

Let us pray. O Holy One, whose will for us all is fullness of life and love, may we trust in your strength and guidance as we seek to be an example of that fullness in the world. Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This Week October 29, 2019

Dear Folks,
 
May you have a fun and safe Halloween!
 
This Sunday, November 3, is the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.  We will also be commemorating All Saints' Day and be celebrating Holy Communion.  The scripture is Luke 10:1-10.  The sermon is "Come Down!"  

This Sunday we will be taking the Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) offering which assists people within the HCCUCC and or/ Shelton community who have an urgent, unexpected need for financial assistance. EAF yellow offering envelopes will be available in the pews.  
 
For those who ordered pies and/or cookies from the Huntington Center Nursery School Fundraiser, you can pick up your order on Sunday.
 
The Pumpkin & Holly Fair is quickly approaching, November 22 & 23.  We need all hands on deck!  If you can help out, there is a sign-up sheet in the Alcove.  Any help is appreciated!
 
The Shelton Clergy Thanksgiving Interfaith Service will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 183 Howe Ave. Following the service will be a time of refreshment. Contributions of any pumpkin/Fall desserts for all to enjoy would be appreciated. Donation of non-perishable goods will be collected for the Valley Food Bank. Monetary donations will benefit Spooner House.
 
And, speaking of the Valley Food Bank, it's always a good time to donate food, especially canned meats, fish, and stews. 
 
Let us pray.  O God of all humanity, we pause a moment to remember and to give thanks for the people who came before us as witnesses to your love.  May we continue, in their memory and to your glory, to be that light of love wherever we find ourselves.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This Week October 22, 2019

Dear Folks,
Enjoy the Autumn colors while they last!
Please note the Women's Fellowship Circle meeting has been rescheduled for TONIGHT, October 22 at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The meeting features a "Make and Take" of scented foaming soap. Please contact Sue Lindley ASAP if you are planning to attend.
This coming Sunday, October 27, is the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture is Luke 18:9-14. The sermon is "O Lord, It's Hard to Be Humble."
Following worship on Sunday, Women’s Fellowship will be presenting a program on Retirement Income Planning. The presenter is Rebecca Miller whose past presentations have been informative and helpful. Feel free to bring a friend! Refreshments will be served. Contact Denise Wilson or Sue Lindley with questions.
The Huntington Center Nursery School Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough & Lyman Orchard Pie fundraiser delivery will be November 1st. You can pick up your order on Sunday, November 3. 
The Pumpkin & Holly Fair is coming up on November 22 & 23.  It will be here before we know it! Watch your future bulletins for more information or contact co-chairs: Terri Johnston, Jaqui Olivo, Judy Tucker, and Eva Washenko. Please, no clothing please for Santa's Attic. Please leave clothing in My Sister’s Place bin in Fellowship Hall. Thank you.
Let us pray. O God, as the rain hides the stars, as the autumn mist hides the hills, as the clouds veil the blue of the sky, so the dark happenings of my lot hide the shining of thy face from me. Yet, if I may hold thy hand in the darkness, it is enough, since I know, that though I may stumble in my going, Thou dost not fall. Amen. (Ancient Scottish prayer)
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

This Week October 15, 2019

Dear Folks,
 
Hope you are enjoying the Fall colors!  God's color palate is awesome!
 
This Sunday, October 20, is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture is II Timothy 3:14-4:2.  The sermon is "Proclaim the Message."
 
Please note the Women's Fellowship Circle meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will be having our "Make and Take" of scented foaming soap. Please see Sue Lindley with questions.
 
Women’s Fellowship will be presenting a program on Retirement Income Planning on Sunday, Oct. 27, after our service. The presenter is Rebecca Miller whose past presentations have been informative and helpful. Feel free to bring a friend! Refreshments will be served. Although signing up is not mandatory, we appreciate you putting your name on the sheet in the alcove so we have an idea as to how many to prepare for. See Denise Wilson or Sue Lindley with questions.
 
The Huntington Center Nursery School Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough & Lyman Orchard Pie fundraiser delivery will be November 1st. You can pick up your order on Sunday, November 3.  
 
The Pumpkin & Holly Fair is coming up on November 22 & 23.  It will be here before we know it! Watch your future bulletins for more information or contact co-chairs: Terri Johnston, Jaqui Olivo, Judy Tucker, Eva Washenko. Please, no clothing please for Santa's Attic. Please leave clothing My Sister’s Place bin in Fellowship Hall.  Thank you.
 
Let us pray. O God, fill us with your Holy Spirit that we may we be the peace and the love that this world so desparately needs.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille