Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This Week February 7, 2017

Dear Folks,

Hope you stay safe and warm during these few days of crazy weather! 

My prayer day is this Thursday, February 9.  Please let me know if you have a joy or concern you would like me to raise up.

James Wannagot, husband of Lori and father of Amanda and Joey, passed away this weekend.  Calling hours will be on Friday, February 10, 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Adzima Funeral Home in Derby.  The funeral will be on Saturday, February 11, time to be determined at St. Margaret Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Long Hill Avenue.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Sunday, February 12 is the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany.  We will also be observing Women's Sunday.  The scripture is Matthew 5:21-24.  The sermon is "Let It Go".

My Sister’s Place bin is in Fellowship Hall for you to make your tax deductible donations by filling out the donation form, take your copy and attach or enclose their copy in with your items.

The HCCUCC Confirmation Class with St. Paul's Youth Group is sponsoring a collection of diapers and wipes through March 1for  CT Partnership for Children, Inc. This group is raising awareness & collecting diapers & wipes to help babies who are living in poverty clean, dry, & comfortable. Gift cards to stores who carry these items are also welcome.  Please donate by leaving your donated items in the box in the alcove and/or give the gift cards to Jennifer McCarthy or Rev. Lucille. Thank you for your generosity!

Please join us immediately following the service in Fellowship Hall on February 26 for the Sunday School and Game Breakfast. There will be a free-will offering to cover costs of the breakfast and benefit the Sunday School. Pancakes and sausage will be served. Hope to see you there!

Everyone is invited, at no cost, to attend our annual six week Quiet Hour sessions, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. in the church library. The book is “SIMPLE WAYS TOWARDS THE SACRED” by Gunilla Norris. The discussion will be led by Rev. Lucille. Please sign-up 0n the easel in the alcove or call the church office (203-929-1223). 

The 28th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services will be held on Saturday, March 11 at AMF Milford Lanes. If you wish to join our Team or would like to make a donation, please see Judy Tucker or Rev. Lucille. A collection will be taken following worship on February 26 and March 5.

Women's Fellowship will be collecting items for Church World Service Kits during February and March until April 5. Items needed are: School Kits:~ blunt scissors~ Box 24 crayons (only 24)~ Pencil sharpeners-hand held ~ Spiral notebooks-70 sheets~ 12 inch rulers ~ New Pencils w/erasers~ Large eraser. Hygiene Kits: ~ Combs (wide tooth only) ~ Bath size soap in wrapper~ Nail clippers~ 3” Band-aids~ Washcloths~ Hand towels~ Toothbrushes in original package. Your donations can be left in the CWS box or Women’s Fellowship box in Fellowship Hall. Please see Laura Salvio with any questions.

Let us pray.  O God of wisdom and grace, may you grant us clear discernment on we can best, in our own individual lives and as a community of faith, be your light an love in this world.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille                              

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