Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This Week March 29, 2017

Dear Folks,

How lovely it is to see the sun shining!!

The Shelton Ecumenical Lenten Service will be held this evening here at HCCUCC.  The Rev. Inkoo Chung will be preaching.  Dinner is at 6 P.M., the service is at 7 P.M.

This Sunday, April 2, is the Fifth Sunday in Lent.  My sermon series on the Lord's Prayer continues with Matthew 6:13.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion.

There are slots available for readers for the Tenebrae service on April 13.  Please consider being a reader.

A sign-up sheet is posted in the alcove for the April 13th Seder Meal reservations. Payment is due at the time of sign-up. Cancellations will be taken up until April 2nd. If you cancel after that, and there is not a fill in, you may have a takeout order, but money will not be refunded. Adults: $15; Children: $10.

Women’s Fellowship will prepare and sell Manhattan and New England Clam Chowder and a variety of homemade breads. To place your order, sign up on the sheet in the alcove or call the church office (203 929-1223). Pick-up will Sunday, April 9th. The Chowder is $10 per quart. The prices of the homemade breads will vary.

Women's Fellowships is collecting collecting the following items to fill these Church World Service kits until April 5th. 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.

Our Habitat for Humanity work day is Saturday, April 8th.  Please sign up in the alcove and/or see Bob Moseley for more info.

The absolute deadline for Easter flower orders is April 9th. The order forms can be found on the shelf in the alcove and can be given to Judy Tucker or left in the Flower Chair mail slot above the coat rack.

The 9th Annual Treasures, Talents and Tastes Auction is on Saturday, May 6th, 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please see Linda or Bob Sember for more info or contact them at 203-929-5853.

The First Congregational Church of Stratford presents FRANCE 2017. Eleven Days and Nine Nights— September 26th – October 6th. For more information, see the bulletin board in the alcove.

Let us pray.  Through the sunshine and through the rain, through the good and through the bad, O God, you love is constant and sure.  Thank you!  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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