Tuesday, December 27, 2016

This Week December 27

Dear Folks,

I hope you all had a very lovely and love-filled Christmas!

This Sunday, worship will be at 11 A.M.  Please note the time change.  Following worship, we will be having brunch at no cost.  However, a free-will offering will be taken for Spooner House.  If you have not already signed up, please call the church office and leave a message: 203-929-1223.

Sunday's scripture lesson is Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.  The sermon is "...There Is A Season..."  Holy Communion will be celebrated.  Come, join the first feast of 2017!

Today I received this note from our friend Bryan from "Simply Smiles":

"Two days ago, we had a snow and ice storm that broke power lines across the Reservation leaving our friends in La Plant without electricity in freezing conditions. According to the utility company it will be days or weeks before electricity is restored. 

We need to purchase and distribute generators so that families can heat their homes and have the power they need to get through this storm - and future storms.

I don't have great photos of the weather conditions, just a few clips people have sent me from their cell phones. See attached.

I am heading out to South Dakota to personally purchase and install the generators. A kit containing a generator, propane tank and extension cords costs $1,500.

We are looking to purchase and install as many kits as we can - beginning with the 5 most needy families. Any amount you can contribute will be used in its entirety to purchase and install these generator kits. I'll keep you directly informed of the progress.

Link to the Simply Smiles donation page: www.SimplySmiles.org

With my sincerest thanks,

Simply Smiles"

I hope you will find it in your heart to help out our friends on the Reservation.

In closing, I would like to share this poem by Howard Thurman:

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.

May you all have a blessed New Year!

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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