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 June 13 - 20, 2021
Today - Worship, 10:00 a.m. Live Stream & in-person
Monday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
EDA Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom)
Tuesday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A.A. Meeting , 7:30 p.m. (Zoom)
Wednesday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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
Baptism, Ada, May Charlotte Opila, 10:00 p.m.
Chick Avery, Jack Daley, Linda Hostetler, Tyler Goodwin (Today); James K. Rankin, Jay C. Rankin, Gina Sopneski (21); Heather Riebold, Jeffrey Scott Grant, Jacob Ziobron, Jeremy Ziobron (22); Donnie Dione, Dakota Dion, Lyn Gates, Edith Fisher, Addison Brooks (23); Jeff Juke, Haley stickel, Robert Grieder, Jr., Christopher Price (24); Marianne Ressler, Claudia Hardy, Kurt Manning, Jake Jacobsen, Robert Nelson, Simone Nelson (25); Tom Layton, Melissa Winchell (26).
Please remember that our church is now open for in-person worship without calling the church office in advance. Good News from the Trustees!!—Masks are no longer required if you have been vaccinated. Our live-streaming will continue at www.deeprivercc.org.
Annual DRCC Men’s Hike
The Men’s Hike is scheduled for August 6-8 at Adirondak Loj near Lake Placid New York. There are only 8 men paid and signed up so far and reservations have been made for 27 men. The cost for this event is $125 per man, which includes lodging and meals. Please make your check payable to DRCC (Men's Hike 2021), Mail or drop off to the church office, Deep River Congregational Church.P.O. Box 246, Deep River, CT 06417. ALL CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 6, 2021. (No reservations can be made after that date)
DRCC’s First Fun Run!!
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER PARTNER!
Family of Ann Sherman
High School and College graduates
Restful summer for our teachers
Paul – new cancer treatment
Rick – multiple myloma
Bonnie D (Hospice)
Ada May Charlotte Opila (Baptism on Father's Day)
ALL Health Care & Essential Workers, Scientists
Everyone affected by COVID-19
People of India, Brazil , & Argentina (COVID)
People of Palestine and Israel (conflict)
Our troops, our Veterans & Our National Guard
Residents in nursing homes
All those families experiencing the recent loss of a loved one
Brendan (heart issues) Bob Tirrell
Claire Rider (The Hearth) Lorraine (leukemia)
Ron Benak Andrea (eye)
“S” Kathy Welch
Ed Bushnell (Apple Rehab) Heather (strength and hope)
Matthew Vallandingham Mark
Sandi Lunn Steve Mineau
Gary (cancer) Brian (depression)
Lisa’s brother Jim (ICU) David (health issues)
Suzette Bavolack Scott (Serious illness)
Mark Reid & daughter Courtney
Natasha’s Aunt Jen & Grandma Shirley Cummings & pappa
Nate Tesch (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma treatments)
Peggie Eddington’s friend Duane Domouchel
Long Term Requests:
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
Kathy & Ron Ed Judd
Ed Hemmann Dale
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)
Baby Luca (born prematurely)
Tyler Zuppe (leukemia)
Middlesex Association Prayer for June 13th
The First Church of Christ, Congregational, in East Haddam requests prayers for spiritual fortitude for those facing major transitions in the midst of the complexities brought on by the pandemic. This includes those graduating; starting a new job; being joined in marriage; celebrating an anniversary; or saying good by to a loved one who has died.
Virtual Sunday School
As we wrap up our virtual Sunday School classes, Go+ Curriculum for the 3 year olds through 8th grade, I would like to thank the parents who continued with their child’s faith journey. Knowing that it was difficult to balance all that we had over the last year, I hope the tools offered made it easy to provide a some Christian Education along with some laughter with those funny videos! Our September 2020 through May 2021 lessons will be kept available through our OneDrive link throughout the summer for families wishing to access them. Click here to access our Virtual Sunday School lessons.
GL SCRIP & ADAMS GIFT CARDS
Gift card fundraising is a great way for DRCC to raise money!
Exercise Class to Begin on July 13th !
Dale Litalien, RN. will begin an exercise class in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, July 13th at 9:30 a.m. The class will be for beginners with gradual progression. Participants must be able to move from standing, sitting prone and supine positions without difficulty. The class is limited to church members only at this time, and we will take 10 to 12 people. The cost is $10 and you can pay at the door. You must bring a yoga mat, water, and wear loose comfortable clothing. If you are interested please call or text Dale at 860-391-2007.Dale is a certified group fitness instructor, Pilates instructor, and contemporary yoga teacher, and has been an instructor for 35 years and at both Middlesex Health and the Westbrook YMCA. Walk-ins are welcome on the 13th.
Our Youth Mission Team Will Volunteer Locally this Year!
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:
June Blood Drives
06/14/2021 I 08:00 AM – 4:30 PM - Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton
06/16/2021 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM - St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 232 Durham Road, Madison
06/21/2021 | 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM - First Church of Christ, 55 Church Road, Clinton
06/23/2021 | 11:15 AM - 03:45 PM - Valley-Shore YMCA, 201 Spencer Plains Road, Westbrook
06/24/2021 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM - Old Saybrook Park and Rec, 308 Main Street, Old Saybrook
06/28/2021 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM - Congregation Beth Shalom, 55 East Kings Hwy, Chester
06/28/2021 | 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM - First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison
Deep River Ancient Muster 2021
The Deep river Ancient Muster is scheduled to take place this year on the third Saturday in July. We are in need of a couple of coordinators to plan for the parking of visitors coming to view the parade. Please contact Kris in the church office, if you are willing to help. We have three volunteers so far!
August Flea Market
Our Annual Flea Market is held on the third Saturday in August and we look forward to hosting the event again this year, having had to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Market will be held on Saturday, August 21st, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on the church lawn. 20 x 20 foot spaces are available for $30, and you can reserve yours by contacting the church office as soon as possible. The Registration Letter and the map can be downloaded from home page on our website, or by contacting Kris in the church office. Please note your top three choices and include the reservation form with your check so that we can accommodate your preferences. Checks should be made out to First Congregational Church, Deep River or DRCC, with the note “Flea Market” on the memo line.
Flea Market Day! Help Needed!
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.