Today -         Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
                     Rev. Timothy Haut preaching
                     Set-up for Rummage Sale Begins, 9:30 a.m.
                     September Messenger Articles are due today
Monday -       Rummage Sale Sorting & Pricing, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m.
                      EDA, 6:00 p.m. at Aaron Manor
Tuesday -       Rummage Sale Sorting & Pricing, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m.
                      A.A., 7:30 p.m./Alternate Location
Wednesday – Rummage Sale Sorting & Pricing, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m.
                      HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m./Gilead House in Chester
                      N.A., 7:00 p.m./Alternate Location
Thursday -      Rummage Sale Sorting & Pricing, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m.
                      Shoreline Soup Kitchen Meal, 5:00 p.m. at Kirtland Commons
                      Deep River Horseshoe League, 5:00 p.m.
                      A.A., 7:00 p.m./Kirtland Commons
Friday -          Rummage Sale Sorting & Pricing, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                      Rummage Sale Pre-Sale, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ( $5.00 entry fee)
Saturday -      Rummage Sale, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                      Flea Market, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                      Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m./Sanctuary
Sunday -        Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
                      Rev. Timothy Haut preaching

Deacons in Charge for August
Fran Phinney is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Donna Sheldon and Rick Morrow is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers..  

Next Sunday
Next Sunday, August 20th, we will continue our Summer Worship Schedule, with the Rev. Timothy Haut leading the service.  Again our service will be at 8:30 a.m. Feel free to dress casually!  If you are away for vacation, please remember that the work of the church goes on throughout the year and your offerings and financial support are much appreciated!   We will also again welcome Phyllis Carlton as our organist, while Annetta is on vacation for the month of August.

Volunteers are needed for August:   Family Fellowship –August 20 and 27.
Please add your name to the lists on the bulletin board across from the kitchen, sign-up on the church web site,  or contact Kris in the Church Office (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Birthdays This Week
James T. Fremut, Toby Simpson (Today); DeAnna Daricek, Jolene Turner, Kathy Welch, Sandy Alonzo, Erica West (14); James Olson (15); Gail Howard (16); Jeffrey DeMichael, Jr., Richard Higgins, Cathie Jefferson, Shirley Lane, Morgan Toth (17); Cheryl Jacome, Todd Schondorf, Owen Livingston (18); Eric Freudenstein, Christopher Schmidt, Steve West Cameron Schultz (19).

Family Table Food Ministries
Linda and Jeff Hostetler have kindly volunteered to pick up the Food boxes in East Haven on Saturday, August 26th.  This is a great way to save money on your food bill!  
Order forms for August are available in the Narthex, Fellowship Hall and Church Office.  Orders by cash & check are due on Sunday, August 13th and online orders by Tuesday, August 15th at noon.

Calling All Bakers
We also need baked goods to sell, (cookies, bars, pies, etc.) for the Baked Goods table, headed by Ann Lang, Donna Sheldon and Helen Rankin.  If you have plants that you would like to donate for sale, you are welcome to bring those, as well.

Volunteer to Help at the Flea Market on August 19th
Volunteers are needed to help with the Flea Market.  If you are an early riser, please come at 6:45 to assist the vendors in finding their spaces for the day.   Help is needed during the sale to keep the church grounds clean-to walk around and pick up litter, etc., as well as assistance in cleaning the field after 3:00 when the vendors are gone.  Your help will be very much appreciated.  There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.
If you are unable to volunteer the day of the Flea Market and still have the desire to help, please consider donating packages/cases of soda (Name Brands, please:  Coke, Diet Coke, Root Beer, 7-UP and Diet 7-UP) that can be sold during the sale.  Thank You!  See Bob Santaniello or Kris Lindner for further information.

Please Volunteer for the Rummage Sale
There are sign-up sheets for the many ways you can help in this important fundraiser.  You can find them either in Fellowship Hall or the bulletin board across from the kitchen.  See Cathy Smith or Nancy Peluso.  
Saturday was the last day for donations.  Please come and help price and sort all week!

First Mission in the Community Day
Sunday, September 17th is Mission Trip Sunday and for the sermon that day, you will hear about the summer mission trip to Philadelphia from our youth and adults who participated.  On the same day, we will have our  First Mission in the Community Day, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Do you have a project that you need help with or would you like to volunteer your services to help?  Please contact Chelsea Chiappa by September 1st This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

It's Summer Time & There Are Still Ways to Make Money for our Church

Did you know that you can make money for our church by getting shopping cards and using them for your regular shopping needs.  Needs range from getting fuel, dining at your favorite restaurants, buying clothing for your family, or getting supplies for house and garden.  When you purchase a gift/shopping card from GL Scrip, a certain percentage goes to the church.  For example, some of the vendors and their respective "payback" percentages include Bath and Body Works (13-18%), Carter's (10-11%), J Crew (13%), LL Bean (16%), and Land's End (16%).   These are some of the higher percentages; most of the participating vendors rewards range from 3-5%.  It just takes a little planning.  When you order from GL Scrip on Sunday morning, your cards will arrive the following Thursday.
We continue to have a mutually beneficial relationship with Adams. Adams cards are available every Sunday.    In this case we get a 5% return.
Please stop by to see Jane or Elizabeth in Fellowship Hall after the service.  We can answer additional questions that you might have.

Help Wanted ~ Teacher Assistant Needed ~ Church Street Child Care
     Church Street Child Care (CSCC) seeks a part time teacher assistant, to start in September.  
     We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the growth and development of the children under CSCC’s care and have early childhood experience.  The ideal candidate must be willing to fulfill all job responsibilities in accordance with CSCC’s educational philosophy.  Please contact us for further information and for a full description of job requirements.
     If you wish to apply, please forward a resume to Church Street Child Care, Attention: Stacy Bowe, Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to 2 Church Street, Deep River, CT 06417.
Please feel free to contact Stacy at (860)526-2176 if you have questions concerning the position.
     Once your resume is reviewed, we will contact you for an interview.

Gentle Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind – Please Join Us
There is a 12 week Gentle Yoga Class here in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday mornings.  The classes are scheduled from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings from August 1 – October 31.  (No class on 8/15 or 9/19)  The classes are led by Yoga Instructor, Liz Archambault, RYT 500, and the cost is $10.00 per class.  Students should bring a yoga mat and blanket to class and those attending should be able to get up and down off the floor comfortably.  For further information, please contact Liz at 860-526-3250.  Even if you could not make the first class, you can still plan on attending.

PRAYER PARTNERS:  Please pray for the following people who need prayers for healing:
Joan Jones
Allen Humes
Family of Howard Sampson
Rev. Bill West & Family for Mugsie’s passing

Would You Like to Be Part of a Visitation Group from DRCC?
Do You Know of Someone Who Needs a Visit or a Phone Call?
There are lavender cards in the Pew Racks.  If you would like to represent our church as a visitor to someone who is ill, or shut-in, or lonely, please fill out the “Would You Like to:” side of the card.  If you know of someone who needs a visit, phone call, or email from the church, please fill out the “Do You Know Someone Who:” on the opposite side of the card.  Cards can be put into the offering plates or left with Kris in the office

To Our Church Family:
 Currently, more than 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. This dreadful disease is devastating to the afflicted as well as to caregivers and families alike.

On September 16th Doreen and I will be walking to end Alzheimer's (our third year), at Ocean Beach Park in New London. This year we formed the "Doreen Team" and have established a web-page for Doreen. To join her team start here:, click on "Find Your Walk", then "Find A Team", enter "Doreen Palmer" and click "Join Our Team" and receive a 't' shirt at the walk. A tax deductible donation is optional and can be anonymous. Last year many of you joined us and if you are up to having some fun and want to stroll along the boardwalk, or the beach or through the local quaint streets for an hour or so on Saturday, Sept. 16th we would love to have you join us.
 Call or email us for more information to join "The Team" and for the time and place to meet.
 Thanks for your love and support;
Stuart & Doreen Palmer         (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 860-873-2095)
 Alzheimer's Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.



                       Support Groups at Our Church

                                Monday at 6:00 p.m. – EDA
                                Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. – AA
                                Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. – HVN
                                Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. – NA
                                Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – AA
                                 Saturday at 8:30 a.m. – Women’s AA

                       Shoreline Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m. every Thursday