Week of June 17 - 24, 2018
Today - Summer Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
Sacrament of Baptism
Monday - Christmas Faire Craft Night, 7:00 p.m.
Girl Scouts Leader Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
EDA, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Gentle Yoga Class, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
A.A., 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday – HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m.
Pinochle Group, 1:00 p.m.
Service of Peace & Healing, 7:00 p.m.
N.A., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - Church & Ministry, 12:30 p.m.
Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m.
Deep River Horseshoe League, 5:00 p.m.
A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.
Sunday - Summer Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
Set-Up for Faith Adventures, 10:00 a.m.
Deacons in Charge for June
David Blifford is the Deacon on Call. The Sanctuary Rep is Susan Miron and Jane Syme is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.
Our Summer Schedule begins today and continues through Labor Day. There will be just one service each Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. to take advantage of the cooler early morning temperatures. Please 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!
Volunteers are needed throughout the summer months for Greeters, Flowers, Lay Readers, and Family Fellowship.
We rejoice today in the Baptism of Jaxson Peter Nichols, who was born February 2, 2018 in Middletown, CT. He is the son of Lauren and Geoffrey Nichols of Deep River. Jaxson’s godparents are Lauren Evans of Quincy, MA and James Nichols of Milford, CT. Jaxson’s grandparents are Peter & Janet Downie and Eileen and Geoffrey Nichols. Great-grandparents are Barbara Downie, Barbara and Douglas Cassie, and Josephine Bartolotta. Jaxson’s christening gown dates from the 1800’s and was worn by his mother, Lauren and aunt, Kaitlyn, his cousins and his sister Harper as well as his great great grandfather.
We also rejoice in the Baptism of Matthew David Bartolotta, Jr., and Robert Patrick Bartolotta, who were born March 12, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. They are the sons of Jennifer Rankin and Matthew Bartolotta of Blackshear, Georgia. Their godmother is Alyssa Rankin of Deep River. Their grandparents are LaVerne and Richard Roberts, Salvatore and Eileen Bartolotta, Robert and
Elizabeth Rankin, and the late Patricia Rankin. Great-grandmothers are Helen Rankin and Wanda Shumbo.
Birthdays This Week
Debra Flinn, David Howard, Sarah (Shaw) Tulledge, Stephanie Shay, Mikaela Yantosh, Allison Bellido, Natalie Bellido (Today); Cade Ensinger, Kira Filacchione, Danielle Machold, James Lalikos, Karyn Schultz, Brandon Woodcock (18); Jack Daley, Linda Hostetler, Chick Avery, Tyler Goodwin (20); James Rankin, Jay Rankin, gina Sopneski (21); Heather Riebold, Jeffrey Grant, Jacob Ziobron, Jeremy Ziobron (22); Donnie Dione, Dakota Dione, Lynn Gates, Edith Fisher, Addison Brooks (23).
Service for Peace and Healing
Our monthly Service for Peace and Healing will be this Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. here in the sanctuary. On the evening before the Summer Solstice, come and join us as we gather to rest in the presence of the Light of the World. Join as we pray for those in need of healing of the body, mind, or spirit, and for peace to embrace all of us as we begin this summer season.
High School and College Graduates
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER WARRIOR!
Rev. Bill West
Fran, Grace, Scott
Jerry & Family
Middlesex Clergy Prayer Request for the Week of June 17th
On this Father's Day in our churches there are fathers who are rejoicing; fathers who are grieving; fathers who are grateful; and fathers who are just plain exhausted. Please pray for all fathers and father figures and let us thank them as loving gifts of God.
Weekly Bible Prayer Group Will Resume in September
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ. We are planning to expand our weekly Bible Prayer Group in September. Perhaps you are looking for a deeper relationship with Jesus. Our group is based on The Bible, including readings, prayer and discussion. All are invited to see what we have experienced since Lent. Details will be announced in late summer.
Gentle Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, led by Liz Archambault began on Tuesday, May 29th. The classes are held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through August 7th. (No class on June 26th) The fee is $10.00 per class, drop in. Bring a yoga mat and blanket with you. For more information, call Liz at 860-526-3250.
SHIPWRECKED - RESCUED BY JESUS
Join us June 25 - June 28 for DRCC's Faith Adventure Program; Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Program will include Bible discovery, imagination stations, ship rec games, tropical treats, sea crafts, cast-a-way sing and learn, plus more! It will be a boat load of fun! Closing program will be Thursday, June 28 @ 6:30 pm.
• For children 4 years old thru entering 6th grade
• No cost to attend
• All are welcome in the community
Church Street Child Care - Summer Program
Women’s Retreat – 7 Spaces Left
The women of the church will be returning to Camp Wightman in Stonington, CT on September 21-23 for a time of retreat. Please send a check for $140.75 to the Church Office made payable to DRCC with “Women’s Retreat” on the memo line.
New Hymnals Needed
We need 10 new Red Hymnals to replace worn copies and 5 additional Black Hymnals, “The Faith We Sing.” Members and friends are invited to sponsor the cost of these new Hymnals. Each sponsored book will receive a donation plate in the front with the donor’s name. The donation for a new Red Hymnal is $25.00 and The Faith We Sing hymn books are $11.00 each. Please contact Kris in the Church Office, should you wish to purchase one. Six Red Hymnals and 1 Black Hymnal have already been spoken for.
August Flea Market - 52 Spaces Have Already Been Reserved
Seeking Donations for August Rummage Sale
Deep River Food Pantry Needs – Sunday, July 1st
We continue to collect non-perishable items for our Deep River Food Pantry on Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of each month. Present needs include: Peanut butter & jelly, pasta sauces, canned tuna or chicken, breakfast cereals, and oatmeal. Adams often has 10 for $10 sales on some of these items. Please help keep the shelves well-stocked! Thank you so much.
Warmer and gentler weather comes with spring and summer. It also beckons us New Englanders to be outside. Longer and sunnier days may lure us to do any number of outdoor activities, ranging from enjoying the beach, hiking in the woods, riding bikes, gardening, grilling a wonderful meal, and oh yes, even doing projects around the house. Many of you will take vacations to the beaches, resorts, or to visit family members afar. REMEMBER! GL Scrip Cards can help you to meet a number of these needs.
Last month the GL Scrip program made $75.00. This is noteworthy because it is the sum of rebates valuing three to sixteen percent. Shop in your favorite places and make money for the church. See Elizabeth and Jane in Fellowship Hall following the Sunday Services.
Mission Team Invitation to an Evening of Basketball!
Please join our mission team on Friday, July 13th at the CT Sun Basketball game at Mohegan Sun at 7p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Chelsea Chiappa or Ashley Campbell. Bring friends, neighbors, family, and anyone else you know for a fun night of basketball!
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
Deep River Congregational Church wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
• Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.
• Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.
• Online Giving lets you go to http://deeprivercc.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms and additional information are available from the church office.
A Special Way to Support Our Church
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-Thursday, 5:00 p.m.