Wednesday, May 1, 2019

This Week May 1, 2019

Dear Folks,

Holding Gail and her family in our prayers...

This week, May 5, is the Third Sunday of Easter.  The scripture is John 21:1-17.  The sermon is "Tend My Sheep". We will be celebrating Holy Communion.

We will also be taking our monthly Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) offering. Our Mission Committee developed EAF to assist people within the Shelton community and/or our church community who have an urgent, unexpected need for financial assistance. EAF yellow offering envelopes will be available in the pews. Thank you for your generosity!

Sunday, May 5th, City Historian Robert Novak will lead participants on a walking tour of the historic Huntington Green. The illustrated talk will begin inside HCCUCC at 1:00 p.m. It will offer glimpses into the historic churches, municipal buildings, and monuments where Shelton’s history is hidden in plain sight. Ten dollars per person will benefit the Shelton Historical Society. In case of rain, the tour will take place on May 19th.

The 11th Annual Treasures, Talents and Tastes Auction is fast approaching, Saturday, May 11th, 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please see Linda or Bob Sember for more info.

May 12 will be a big Sunday!  It's Children's/Robert Wilson Sunday and will be developed and lead by the Confirmation Class. An ice cream social will follow in honor of Robert Wilson and all dairy farmers. Thank you to Gertrude Wilson who's generous contribution makes the ice cream possible!

HCCUCC offers its members college scholarships for those who are continuing their education in the fall (not restricted to high school seniors). Please contact the church office for an application form or to have one e-mailed to you. The due date for applications is May 19th. Scholarships will be presented during the worship service on Graduate Sunday, June 16th.

Let us pray.  O God, may you hold us tightly when the days are fair and when the days are gray.  May you hold us tightly will life is good and when life is bad.  May you hold us tightly when our prayers are fluent and when they are incoherent.  May you hold us tightly.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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