A Letter from Blue Grass: The Joyful Feast
A Letter from Blue Grass: The Joyful Feast
Rev. Timothy Haut
Deep River Congregational Church
Sunday Bulletin Announcements
Week of April 11 - 18, 2021
Today - Worship, 10:00 a.m. Live Stream & in-person
Monday - Trustees, 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)
EDA Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom)
Tuesday - Lenten Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
A.A. Meeting , 7:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Wednesday - Staff Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
N.A. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
Thursday - Soup Kitchen, (curb site pick-up only), 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
A.A. Meetings, 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
Saturday - Women’s A.A. Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (Zoom)
Sunday - Worship, 10:00 a.m. Live Stream and in-person for 25
Laurie Eriksson, Liz Groth, Alyssa Nelson, Craig Szymanski (11); Jim Beaudoin, Mark Giuliano, Greta Russell, Erin Szymanski (12); Ashley Daricek, Brittany Howell (13); Megan Mallon, Anne Brenneman, Alexandra Sukosky, Alexandra Brennan (14); Jon Corriveau, Laura (Degree) Opila, Brendon Johnson, Daniel Moore, Maria Lucarelli (15); Jacob Butkus, Kaylee Moen, Taryn Frazier, Emily Roise, Sheryl Wescott (16);, Lindsay (Mesite) Devona, Nathaniel Newton, Cathleen Smith, Robert Groth, Jr. (17).
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER PARTNER!
Kathy (upcoming procedures)
Baby Lucas (born prematurely)
Jane’s son Andre & wife (baby due soon)
Meredith (stressful job)
Amanda (loss of job)
Lisa’s brother Jim (ICU)
Dottie (broken hip)
Residents in nursing homes
Person from Deep River who was life starred on Fri
ALL Health Care & Essential Workers, Scientists
Everyone affected by COVID-19
Our school children & teachers (in school & remote)
Our troops, our Veterans & Our National Guard
Bobby Brendan (heart issues)
KR, KL, & JH John Roberts
Dave Warner Mary Roberts
Suzette Bavolack Judy Roberts (recovery)
Vickie & Travis Peggy Reilly & family
Camilla, Ted & Family Lorraine (leukemia)
Claire Rider Richard (Rippy) (Heart)
Ron Benak Linda & Bill Masterson
“S” Kathy Welch
Andrea (eye) Linda Hostetler
Ed Bushnell (Apple Rehab) Patrick Gallagher
Bob (Fern’s friend) Heather (strength and hope)
Dwight Palmer, Jr. Ryan
Dwight’s nephew (COVID) Shawn Wilson (recovery)
Matthew Vallandingham Mark
Lori & her daughter (Lori’s brother & 2 kids)
Jim Russell (Judy Arnold Marshall’s son)
All those families experiencing the recent loss of a loved one (Nastri, Thody, Eichengreen, Fremut, Paradis, Grohs, Tarte, Morrow, Tiezzi, Malcarne, Disque)
Peter & Christina Moore (end of life concerns)
Shane, Rose & Alanis (safe driving to CA)
Jeanie’s brother in law, Larry Anderson & family (hospice)
Mark Reid & daughter Courtney Keith (Jeanie’s friend)
Peggy (needs caregivers to go home from hospital)
Long Term Requests:
Darcy (brain surgery) and Ken
Rev. Bill West Debra & Louis
Mark Bruscoe Ruth Woodcock
Carolyn Wehr Ben T
Marion Beemer Jon
Jerry Clark, Jr. Dottie Davis
Noah Krebs Mary Karam
Ann & David Rob Rankin
Lyn & Harry Sybil
Steve Thomas Ed Judd
Trudy Harding Ed Hemmann
Danny H Kathy & Ron
Rev. Allen Humes Pat Downey
Charlie & Mary Joe & Nancy Peluso
Louisa Rudnycky Carly
Lori Wilson Fran Pitts
Will Visel & Conner (safety/deployment)
Alison, Chris, & Paul Karam
Mark & Lorianne Griswold
Scott Misner (awaiting heart transplant)
Zachary (health concerns & continued testing)
Kaaren’s grandson Charlie (health issues)
Middlesex Association Prayer for April 11th
The Rev. Alan Froggatt of the United Churches of Chester asks us to pray that as we return to in person worship, that we resist the temptation to go back to what was the tried and true methods of worship, but that we embrace the new and lively surprising future into which the spirit of God is leading us.
Thank you to the very generous donor of Stock this last week. If you wish to dedicate it to a specific fund or project please contact Kris in the church office to let us know your intentions for this special gift.
SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION
Spring is upon us and on April 18 at 11:15 a.m. we will be holding outside Sunday School classes for 3 year olds through 8th grade.
* Join your teacher * See your friends * Be part of your class *
Each student should bring their own blanket, towel or sit-upon. Classes have been carefully planned with social distancing in mind. Hand sanitizer will be available for each class. Remember to wear your mask and use the bathroom before you leave the house for the church is off limits at this time (thank you for understanding).
Upcoming Sunday School Schedule
Sunday, April 18 - Outside Sunday School @ 11:15 a.m. - Earth Day
Sunday, May 2 - Outside Sunday School @ 11:15 a.m. - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Sunday, May 16 - Outside Sunday School @ 11:15 a.m. - Birthday Bash
Sunday, June 6 - Outside Sunday School @ 11:15 a.m. - Summer Time Fun
Virtual Sunday School
Board of Christian Service Annual Mother’s Day Plant, Craft, & Bake Sale
The Board of Christian Service is sponsoring the Annual Mother’s Day Plant, Craft, and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 8th from 9am to 12pm. The sale will be held outside on Marvin Field and all Covid 19 protocols will be maintained. We will have lots of fresh air, social distancing, and of course, masks are required. This is a cash sale but known checks will be accepted.
We are asking for the following donations: 1) Vegetable Plants; 2) Indoor Plants that can be divided; 3) Outdoor Plants, such as day lilies, hostas, iris, gladiolas, grasses, or any perennials; 4) Baked Goods; 5) Crafts: There will be a small selection of Mother’s Day/Spring crafts for sale. If interested in crafting, please let us know.
There is a sign-up sheet online:
It will be fun to see each other and to help make this May Mother’s Day sale a step in returning to a safe normal for all of us!
The Board of Christian Service is encouraging everyone, who can, to give blood.
There is a dire need. Here is the latest information on local January Red Cross Blood Drives:
April Blood Drives
04/12/2021 | 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM - Water's Edge Resort & Spa, 1525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook
04/16/2021 | 12:45 PM - 06:00 PM - First Church of Christ, 366 Main Street, Old Saybrook
04/19/2021 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM - Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton
04/26/2021 | 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM - First Church of Christ – Clinton, 55 Church Road, Clinton
04/27/2021 | 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM - North Madison Volunteer Fire, 864 Opening Hill Road, Madison
04/28/2021 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM - Deep River Ambulance Association, 284 West Elm Street, Deep River
04/28/2021 | 11:15 AM - 03:45 PM - Valley-Shore YMCA, 201 Spencer Plains Road, Westbrook
04/29/2021 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM - St. Mary's Church, 54 Grove Street, Clinton
GL SCRIP & ADAMS GIFT CARDS!
Gift card fundraising is a great way for to DRCC raise money!
Attention All Knitters
We have received a request for prayer shawls and knitted prayer square (the small squares with a cross knitted into it) for Middlesex Health Hospice. Contact Donna Sheldon for more information. Patterns are available in the church office. Please continue creating these special gifts and when completed, please sanitize in your dryer and place them in a plastic bag to leave in the church office. Donna will see that they reach their destination.
Wanted: Clean Glass Syrup Jars and 4 & 8 ounce Jelly Jars
For: Elizabeth Root as she is already preparing for the 2021 Christmas Faire!! Please save these items and they can be dropped off in the church office or at Sybil Higgins office door.
Support Groups at Our Church in Lower Fellowship Hall
All meetings below are able to meet outside, but may not come into the church for any reason.
Mondays at 6:00 p.m. - EDA
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. - AA
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. - HVN
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. - NA
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. - AA (Zoom Meetings)
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. - Women’s AA (Zoom Meetings)
Shoreline Soup Kitchen is now offering Curb-Side Pick-up Every Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.