Today -           Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
                       Rev. Jane Vieira preaching
                       Set-Up for Rummage Sale, 9:30 a.m.
                       Funeral for Jamie Russell-Wells, 2:00 p.m.
Monday -        Set-up for Rummage Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       EDA, 6:00 p.m.  (at Chester United Church)
Tuesday -        Set-up for Rummage Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       A.A., 7:30 p.m.  (Church Sanctuary)
Wednesday –  Set-up for Rummage Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m. (At Gateway in Chester)
                       N.A., 7:00 p.m.  (Alternate Location)
Thursday -      Set-up for Rummage Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m.  (At Kirtland Commons)
                       Deep River Horseshoe League, 5:00 p.m.
                       A.A., 7:00 p.m.  (Alternate Location)
Friday -           Set-up for Rummage Sale, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       Rummage Sale, Pre-Sale, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  ($5.00 admission)
Saturday -       Rummage Sale, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                       Flea Market, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                       Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.  (Church Sanctuary)
Sunday -         Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.
                        Rev. Timothy  Haut preaching

Deacons in Charge for August
Jane Syme is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Jane West and Susan Miron is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.

Birthdays This Week
Joseph Cole, Debi Ziobron  (Today); James T. Fremut, Toby Simpson (13); 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); Chery Jacome, Todd Schondorf, Owen Livingston(18).


Summer Schedule
Our Summer Schedule 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 for the rest of the summer:  Lay Reader, Sept. 2; Flowers, Sept. 2; and Family Fellowship, Aug. 26, & Sept. 2.

The Messenger
As Fran is still away, Tim and I will be publishing the September Messenger during the month of August.  Please send any information that you would like to include to the church office ASAP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thank you.  Kris

Prayer Chain
While Fran is on her extended vacation to Italy, Kris Lindner will be taking care of the Online Prayer Chain  If you have anyone that you wish to add, please contact her at the church office:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-526-5045.  On the weekends, you may reach her at home:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-575-8303.

Please join the PRAYER WARRIORS…use the list to hold up these individuals, whether you know them or not….and please contact Kris Lindner (860 526 5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you know someone in need of prayers from the faithful.

New Requests:
Matthew
Fern (from Canada)
Janis
Trudy
John (in Singapore)


Continued Prayers:
Rev. Bill West            Lana           Madelana
Rev. Christ Horvath     Anthony      Jack C
Kathy K                     Meredith     John Olson Family   
Carolyn Wehr             Ruth          Jamie Russell-Wells
Sandy                       John                             Family
Nancy                       Michael
Noah Krebs                Eric
Dorothy                      Steven
Jack H                        Eleanora
Darlene Bach              Tyler

Women’s Retreat – Only 7 Openings for the Weekend & 5 Openings for Saturday only
The women of the church will be returning to Camp Wightman in Stonington, CT on September 21-23 for a time of retreat, reflection & relaxation.  There are only 7 places available, so to ensure your place, please send a check for $140.75.  There are also 6 openings for those women who would like to attend for the day on Saturday and the cost for that is $33.25.  Checks can be made payable to DRCC with “Women’s Retreat” on the memo line.  Checks can be brought into the church office or mailed to the Church Office (P.O. Box 246).   See  Donna Sheldon for further information.

August Flea Market - Only 10 Spaces Left
It’s time to reserve your space for our Annual Flea Market, scheduled for Saturday, August 18th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Spaces are about 20’ by 20’ and the fee is $30.00.  Registration forms are available in the church office.  Contact Kris Lindner, for further information.  (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Volunteer to Help at the Flea Market on August 18th
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.  We will need baked goods to sell, (cookies,bars,  pies, etc.) for the Baked Goods table, headed by Ann Lang and Donna Sheldon.  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.

Flea Market – Additional Needs
If you are unable to volunteer at the Flea Market, we will gladly accept donations of cases of water and packages of individual cans of soda—Coke, root Beer, Orange, etc.  They can be left with Kris in the Church Office.  Thank you so much.

Volunteer to Help at the Rummage Sale
Our Annual Rummage sale Saturday, August 18th (8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), with a Preview sale on Friday, August 17th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Friday was the last day for donations items.  Contact Cathy Smith for more information (860-767-1354 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Kris, in the church office, (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Volunteers are needed all next week for sorting, pricing, as well as, Cashiers, Baggers, and Clean-up on Saturday!  Thank you.

GL SCRIP
REMEMBER!  GL Scrip Cards can help you to meet a number of needs.  Last month the GL Scrip program made $75.00.   Shop in your favorite places and make money for the church. See Elizabeth and Jane in Fellowship Hall following the service today.

Christmas Faire Needs: Ye Olde Country Delights
In search of the following to make into gift baskets:
•    Vintage lace doilies and handkerchiefs
•    Any new toiletries
•    Gently used or new jewelry
•    1 pint glass bottles—syrup or salad dressing  (no jugs)
•    Clean canning jars, 4 & 8 oz.
•    Fine china teacups with saucers, teapots, coffee mugs
•    Christmas presents that you can’t use?
•    Small toys/games, craft kits
•    New baby items
•    Elegant & fancy cake/pie plates
•    Candlesticks
•    New movies
Contact Elizabeth 203-430-1426 for more details or bring items to Sybil’s office.

Community Announcement:
•    Hospice Homecare Volunteer Training   Middlesex Hospital Hospice is in the process of setting up a training program for new homecare and nursing home volunteers.   At Middlesex Hospital Hospice, volunteers are an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, reaching out to patients and families as they cope with the challenges of terminal illness. Volunteers are eligible to begin after completing 12 hours of classes and a 12-hour mentorship with a current volunteer. Training is held at the hospital on Saturday October 6, 2018  8:30 am-2:00 pm and October 13, 2018 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Both sessions are mandatory. The program is especially in need of male volunteers and Veterans. These training sessions are for volunteers who will be working in homecare and nursing home settings. For more information and to begin our application process, please contact Jaclyn Orlowski, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at (860) 358-6955 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at your earliest convenience.   
•    Life After Loss is a new bereavement support group for younger men and women who have lost their spouses or significant others.  It is sponsored by Middlesex Hospital and will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:45 at Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road, Middletown.  There is no cost, but registration is required.  Please contact Doreen Gagnon, oncology social worker (860-358-2053 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Sherry Russenberger, bereavement coordinator (860-358-6091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Next meeting is Tuesday, August 21st.

 
Support Groups at alternate locations this week due to Rummage Sale Set-Up.

Monday at 6:00 p.m. – EDA – United Church of Chester
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. – AA – Church Sanctuary
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. – HVN – Gateway in Chester
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. – NA – No Meeting
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – AA – Kirtland Commons
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. – Women’s AA – Church Sanctuary

Thursday at 5:00 p.m. - Shoreline Soup Kitchen at Kirtland Commons