Tuesday, April 6, 2021

This Week April 6, 2021

Dear Folks,

May the force of the Resurrection be with you.

This Thursday, April 8 is my prayer day.  Please let me know if you have any joys or concerns you would like me to lift up.

This coming Sunday, April 11, is the Second Sunday of Easter.   The scripture is John 20:19-32.  The sermon is "Reach Out".

Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions.  Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital.  Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website, www.huntingtonucc.org. The GIVEPLUS app can be downloaded on your cell phone.  Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available.  Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up.  However you choose to give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.

Let us pray.  O Renewing God, may you fill us with your resurrection power.  May we start each day anew, dedicating our words and our actions to your will of justice and your way of love.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille 

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

This Week March 30, 2021

 Dear Folks,

 
As we journey through this Holy Week, may our eyes be on Christ.
 
Please note the deadline for service reservations.  All reservations can be sent to hcc@snet.net.
 
Reservations for the 7 P.M. Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service are due at noon today.  This service will be live streamed on Facebook and will be saved for later viewing on Facebook and YouTube.  I will send out a bulletin tomorrow.
 
Reservations for the Noon Good Friday service are due Wednesday at noon.  This service will be live streamed on Facebook and will be saved for later viewing on Facebook and YouTube.  I will send out a bulletin on Thursday.
 
Easter Sunrise service will be at 6:30 A.M. on Sunday, April 4.  No reservations are needed.  Masks and physical distancing are required.  This service will not be live streamed.  I will send out a bulletin on Friday.  Please bring your own.  There will be no bulletins available on Sunday.
 
Reservations for the 9:30 A.M. Easter service are due Thursday at noon.  This is a hard deadline.
 
The scripture for Sunday is Mark 16:1-18.  The sermon is "Nothing?".  We will be celebrating Holy Communion, so please have your elements handy.  This service will be live streamed on Facebook and will be saved for later viewing on Facebook and YouTube.  I will send out a bulletin on Friday.
 
A limited number of Easter flowers will be available following the 9:30 A.M. Easter service.  
 
Let us pray.  O God of new life, breath into our lifeless parts your breath of renewal.  May the Easter Sunday sunrise bring us a resurrection of faith, devotion, and actions of love.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille  

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

This Week March 23, 2021

 Dear Folks,

 Enjoy the beautiful day!

 

This Sunday, March 28, is the Palm Sunday.  The scripture is Mark 11:1-11.  The sermon is “Hosanna!”.  
 
The service will be live streamed on Facebook and saved there and on YouTube for later viewing.
 
If you are planning to worship in person, please remember that reservations are due each week on Thursday before Noon.  Please observe all the safety protocols.
 
You may register now for Maundy Thursday (deadline March 30), Good Friday (deadline March 31), and the 9:30 Easter service (deadline April 1). 
 
Let us pray.  O Holy One, bless us with the refreshment of Spring.  May our love for you, our neighbors, and ourselves be renewed as the Earth is renewing after a long winter sleep. Fill us with your Spirit that we may be born anew.  Amen.
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille  

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This Week March 16, 2021

Dear Folks,

 

Hope you are all well and looking forward to Springtime!

 

HCCUCC's Women's Fellowship is sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Valley Food Bank--Saturday, March 20, 2021--9 a.m. – noon.  Drive into the HCCUCC parking lot, pop your trunk/hatch and we’ll do the rest!

 

This is a rain or shine event!

 

Items most needed:

*Pork & Beans *Chili  *Hash  *Manwich * Hearty Soups *Pancake Syrup *Rice, and Rice type side mixes *Mac & Cheese *Potatoes –instant & canned *Beans-preferably cannellini & kidney *Granola bars *Cookies *Brownie mix *Stuffing mix  *Alfredo Sauce *White Clam Sauce *Tomato Sauce *Scalloped potato mixes

 

They already have plenty of pasta!

 

Shelter Needs:

*Cleaning Solutions Such as: Simple Green/409/Lysol Disinfecting *Disinfectant spray *Chapsticks for Residents *Toilet Paper *Trash Bags-15 gallon size

 

If you can volunteer that day, please contact Denise Wilson  with your name and time available.

 

Thank you for your generosity!  -HCCUCC Women's Fellowship

 

This Sunday, March 21, is the Fifth Sunday in Lent.  The scripture is Jeremiah 31-31-34.  The sermon is “On  Their  Hearts”.  We will be celebrating Women's Fellowship Sunday.

 

The service will be live streamed on Facebook and saved there and on YouTube for later viewing.

 

If you are planning to worship in person, please remember that reservations are due each week on Thursday before Noon.  Please observe all the safety protocols.

 

Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions.  Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital.  Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website, www.huntingtonucc.org. The GIVEPLUS app can be downloaded on your cell phone.  Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available.  Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up.  However you choose to give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.

 

Let us pray.  O Holy God, as Spring comes to refresh the earth, may we too, feel the freshness of your Spirit coursing through us, awakening us to hope and potential.  Amen.

 

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

This Week March 9, 2021

 Dear Folks,

 

Enjoy the warmth this week!

 

My Prayer Day is this Thursday, March 11.  Please let me know if you have any joys or concerns you would like me to lift up.

  

This Sunday, March 14, is the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  The scripture is John 3:16-21.  The sermon is "...The World...".

 

The service will be live streamed on Facebook and saved there and on YouTube for later viewing.

 

If you are planning to worship in person, please remember that reservations are due each week on Thursday before Noon.  Please observe all the safety protocols.

 

The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be taken this Sunday.  This offering is one way we share our love with the world.  You may give in person, use the HCCUCC website, or the GIVE+ phone app.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

The Women's Fellowship will be sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Valley Food Bank on Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. – noon.  This is a rain or shine event! Drive into our parking lot, pop your trunk/hatch and we’ll do the rest!

Items most needed:

They already have plenty of pasta

*Pork & Beans *Chili  *Hash  *Manwich * Hearty Soups *Pancake Syrup *Rice, and Rice type side mixes *Mac & Cheese *Potatoes –instant & canned *Beans-preferably cannellini & kidney *Granola bars *Cookies *Brownie mix *Stuffing mix  *Alfredo Sauce *White Clam Sauce *Tomato Sauce *Scalloped potato mixes

Shelter Needs:

*Cleaning Solutions Such as: Simple Green/409/Lysol Disinfecting *Disinfectant spray *Chapstick" for Residents *Toilet Paper *Trash Bags-15 gallon size 

 

Let us pray.  O God of all goodness, may our eyes be open to your movement of new life and renewal.  May the power of your reinvigorating spirit fill our hearts with new purpose and new strength.  Amen.

 

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This Week March 2, 2021

 Dear Folks,

Be careful out there!  Don't let the wind blow you away!

This Sunday, March 7, is the Third Sunday in Lent.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion.  Please be sure to bring your own elements if you are worshipping in person.  The scripture is Exodus 20:1-17.  The sermon is "The Big Ten".

The service will be live streamed on Facebook and saved there and on YouTube for later viewing.

We will be resuming our in person worship this Sunday.  Please have your reservations in by noon on Thursday.  Please also remember to abide by our safety protocols:

Upon arrival, please check in at the table in the Alcove for your seat assignment.

Masks are required.  Face shields are not acceptable.

Please observe physical distancing, 6 feet.  

Please do not block the Alcove or the doorways.  

Please clean up after yourself if you use the restroom.  Wipes are available.

If you are in a high risk category, please enjoy the service from your home.

If you are not feeling well Sunday morning, please enjoy the service from your home.

If you have worshiped on Sunday and test positive for COVID-19 during the following week, please contact the church office IMMEDIATELY.

If you are not comfortable with these protocols, please enjoy the service from your home.  

Even though many of us are getting our vaccinations, it is not the time to grow lax.  COIVD-19 is still very much a health risk.  We are all in this together to keep each other safe.

Let us pray.  O God of all creation, as the wind power blows powerfully around us, help us to know that you too move powerfully around us, offering grace, peace, love, and hope.  Amen.

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

This Week February 23, 2021

 Dear Folks,


Please take a moment today and pray for the families and friends who have lost loves ones, especially the 500,000 souls we have lost due to COVID-19.


This Sunday, February 28 is the Second Sunday in Lent. The scripture is Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16. The sermon is "Call and Covenant".

In-building worship will resume on March 7. We will be using all the same protocols as before. Live steaming will continue. I will send out more details later in the week.


Let us pray. Holy God, hold us tightly as we grieve all we have lost this past year. Open us up, as well, to lessons and gifts this time also gave. Life is resilient. Amen.

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

Thursday, February 18, 2021

This Week February 18, 2021

Dear Folks,
 
Stay safe and warm in the latest round of snow. 
 
The ASH WEDNESDAY Service can be viewed on church page on Facebook and on my channel on YouTube.
 
This Sunday, February 21, is the First Sunday in Lent. The scripture is Mark 1:9-15. The Sermon is "Turn Around". 
 
The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 9:30 A.M. and will be posted later on Facebook and YouTube.
 
Let us pray. O God, sometimes our only prayer is help us. Please do. Amen
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This Week February 9, 2021

 Dear Folks,

 

Stay safe and warm!

 

My prayer day is this Thursday, February 11. Please let me know if you have any joys or concerns you would like me to raise up.

 

This Sunday, February 14, is the Transfiguration.  The scripture is I Corinthians 12.  The Sermon is "The Power of Love".  It's a nod to Valentine's Day

 

The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 9:30 A.M. and will be posted later on Facebook and YouTube.

 

February 17, ASH WEDNESDAY Service will be live streamed on Facebook at 7 P.M.

 

Let us pray.  O Holy God, may the power of your love embrace us, inspiring us to be your love in this world.  Amen

 

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This Week February 2, 2021

 

Dear Folks,

 

Hope you are all dug out!

 

This Sunday, February 7, is the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.  The scripture is Isaiah 40:21-31.  The Sermon is "Lots of Questions".  We will be celebrating Holy Communion, so please have your elements ready.

 

The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 9:30 A.M. and will be posted later on Facebook and YouTube.

 

February 17, ASH WEDNESDAY Service will be live streamed on Facebook at 7 P.M.

 

Let us pray.  As storms come and go, as days pass by, as seasons change, help us to trust in your constant presence.  Amen

 

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

This Week January 26, 2021

 

Dear Folks,
 
Snow is coming! Stay safe and warm!
 
This Sunday, January 31, is the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany.  The scripture is Mark 1:21-28.  The Sermon is "With Authority".
 
The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 9:30 A.M. and will be posted later on Facebook and YouTube.
 
February 17, ASH WEDNESDAY Service will be live streamed on Facebook at 7 P.M
 
Let us pray.  O Holy One, as uncertainty and anxiety flow around us, may your arms of calm be around us.  May you offer us your hope and peace, so we may know we are not alone.  Amen
 
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Week January 19, 2021

 Dear Folks,

Continued prayers for love, justice, and peace in our country and in our world.
This Sunday, January 24 is the Third Sunday after Epiphany. The scripture is Mark 1:14-20. The sermon is "Called".
The service will be live-streamed on Facebook. It will also be posted on Facebook and YouTube later.
THE 297th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUNTINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY AT 10:30 A.M. VIA ZOOM ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING OFFICERS AND ACCEPTING THE 2021 BUDGET. Registration is required. A ZOOM link for registration was sent out. The deadline is January 22. If you are going to be Zooming on one device with a spouse or other family members, please register with all the names attending. Thank you!
Let us pray. O Holy One, help us to be the people you created and called us to be. May you grant us a heart full of love, a soul full of passion, and a mind full of gratitude. Amen.
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Week January 12, 2021

 

Dear Folks,

 

Continued prayers for love, justice, and peace in our country and in our world.

 

My prayer day is this coming Thursday, January 14.  Please let me know if you have any joys or concerns you would like me to raise up.

 

This Sunday, January 17 is the Second Sunday after Epiphany.  The scripture is Psalm 139:1-6,13-18.  The sermon is "Still with You".  

 

The service will be live-streamed on Facebook.  It will also be posted on Facebook and YouTube later.

 

THE 297th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUNTINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY AT 10:30 A.M. VIA ZOOM ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING OFFICERS AND ACCEPTING THE 2021 BUDGET. Registration is required.  A ZOOM link for registration was sent out.  The deadline is January 22.  If you are going to be Zooming on one device with a spouse or other family members, please register with all the names attending.  Thank you!

 

If you have not returned your Faith Promise/Pledge card yet, please do so ASAP.  Thank to you all who have already!  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions.  Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital.  Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website,   www.huntingtonucc.org. The GIVEPLUS app can be downloaded on your cell phone.  Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available.  Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up. However you choose to give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.

 

Let us pray.  O God, help us all.  May you send your wisdom, your strength, and your courage to us.  Help us to building a new world based on goodness for all.  Amen.

 

In Christ's love,

Rev. Lucille

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

This Week January 5, 2021

 Dear Folks,

Hope you are settling into 2021 with hope!
This Sunday, January 10 is the Baptism of Christ. The scripture is Mark 1:4-11. The sermon is "Staking a Claim". Please have some water handy!!
The service will be live-streamed on Facebook. It will also be posted on Facebook and YouTube later.
If you have not returned your Faith Promise/Pledge card yet, please do so ASAP. Thank to you all who have already! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Please continue to support HCCUCC with your contributions. Now more than ever, our mission of being the beacon of love and light on the Huntington Green and beyond is vital. Contributions sent in by mail are welcome. Please consider donating at our website, www.huntingtonucc.org. The GIVEPLUS app can be downloaded on your cell phone. Electronic Fund Transfer giving is also available. Please email the church, hcc@snet.net if you would like a form to set that up. However you choose to give is a blessing and is greatly appreciated.
Let us pray. As the days grow longer, O God, may the assurance of your presence grow stronger. Help us to be open to your movement and momentum in our lives. Amen.
In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille