Green Team Meatless Monday Recipes
The Green Team will be providing a recipe to encourage us all to observe Meatless Monday during Lent. The recipe will be included in the online newsletter each Thursday and copies will be available in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. You can also click here for the weekly recipe.
March 22 - Stay Tuned
March 29 - Stay Tuned
April 5 - Stay Tuned
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 March 29, - April 5, 2020
Today - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Tune into Live Stream on the Website!
Monday - No EDA Meetings until further notice
Tuesday - No Bible Study until further notice
NO A.A. Meetings until further notice
Wednesday - NO N.A. Meetings until further notice
Thursday - Soup Kitchen will be available on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:00 p.m.
It will be curb side pick-up only.
NO A.A. Meetings until further notice
Saturday - NO Women’s A.A. Meetings until further notice
Sunday - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Tune into Live Stream on the Website!
Deacons in Charge for April
Marilyn Guffey is the Deacon on Call. The Sanctuary Rep is Karen Vradenburgh and Greer Richardson is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.
You can now view the church services from home, as the live stream capability was recently installed in the Sanctuary. The service can be accessed directly from our web site www.deeprivercc.org On the Homepage, you will see a menu list to the left of the picture of our church. The second link, underneath “Sunday Announcements” is “Live Stream New!.“ You will be able to click on that link at 10:00 to view the service, live. Another way to access is to use the direct link: https://deeprivercc.org/livestream.html
Kudos to Rick Morrow who was instrumental in researching and bringing the live stream to our church. Also, a big thank you to Luther Moen, who was able to make the connection available to us through our web site. Technology is amazing!
Good News for those who missed the March 15th honoring Tim for his 40 years as our Pastor. You can now view the service on the website:
There is a new button underneath the “Live Stream New!”, which says “Service Videos New!” The direct link is https://deeprivercc.org/servicevids
Note: The encoder shut off at 11:15 and it took us a few minutes to restart, so there is a few minutes lost between part 1 and part 2. Normally this will not happen as our services typically do not go that long.
Birthdays This Week
Gail Bates, Nicholas Bauer, Robin Blundon, David Miller, Lisa Senay (29); Kristine Dannecker, Cameron Duplessis, Chloe Zanardi-Neal, Joie Edwards, Tony Cataldo (30); Jim Harding, Amanda Higgins, Greer Richardson, Mathew Seymour (31); Jessica Machado, Caden Sorota, Justin Waz (1); Alena Crosby, Cristi Downey (2); Jarrett Duhaime, Josef Lenz (3); Sarah Budney, Sharon Pearson Netsch (4).
CHURCH MEETINGS & GATHERINGS
All church meetings and gatherings are cancelled, until further notice. Our Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sunday, March 22, has been postponed. I will let you know when the reports come back from the printer, so you can have something to read during this time of social distancing!
The 50’s dinner and dance and the Board of Christian Service “Fun” Raiser at Ashleigh’s Garden have been postponed, as well.
The 12-step meetings and Soup Kitchen will not meet here until further notice.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT SOUP KITCHEN
Soup Kitchen will be available on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. It will be curb side pick-up only. Meals on Wheels is still in operation.
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER PARTNER!
Family of Kathy Fremut (Ted’s wife)
Family of Bob Blair
Kathy Judd, home from the hospital
Newborn Axel & his mom, Jade
Those experiencing grief in the loss of a loved one
Victims of Natural Disasters
Our troops in the Middle East
Alison, Chris & Paul Karam
Suzette Bavolack Teri
Steve Thomas Pat Downey
Mark Brusco (Hospice) Craig
Eshe (Hospice) Nicole Peterson
Carol Sheridan Pam’s Uncle Rich
Danny John Roberts
Janet Mary Roberts
Alison Kyle’s family
KR, KL, & JH Gayle
Victoria Matt S
Cathy Doug (Lisa’s brother)
Jesse P John
Matt Dan Peters
Irene Bonnie & Danielle Hunter
Gwen Johnston Bob
Sandi Lunn Linda Jean
Anthony Saglimbeni Konrad Family
John Bach JR
Donna’s sister Carol Jack Livernoche
Robin’s friend, Martin Carl
Lyla’s sister (Hospice) Miranda
Long Term Requests:
Bill Eunice Howard
Matthew V Trudy Harding
Andrew T Carolyn Wehr
Ben T Marion Beemer
Jerry Clark, Jr. Dottie David
Noah Krebs Mary Karam
Tom L Cathy Fremut
Linda & Adam Mark Griswold
Ed & Bobbie David Johnson
Lyn & Harry Bill Taylor
Darcy & Ken Rev. Bill West
Prayer Request from the Middlesex Association for the Week of March 29th
The First Church of Christ in Saybrook asks prayers for all those in our pews who struggle with mental illness.
Volunteers Needed to Make Washable Face Masks
Pam Garner and Cathy Smith are asking people who sew to volunteer to make washable face masks. Pam has the directions and fabric, so please contact her at 860-304-9104 and make arrangements to get them. These masks are for distribution first, to church members who need them and and then to nurses. Thank you Pam and Cathy.
Tuesday Discussion Group Postponed until further notice.
2020 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE—
We’re on the ‘HOMESTRETCH”! We only need $3967 more in order to meet our goal!
PLEASE help us get to the finish line!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE PLEDGED!
The Stewardship Committee
News for Lent
Lent: A Season of Preparation
The 40-day season of Lent coincides with the coming of Spring each year, helping us to prepare for Easter and the promise of resurrection. Traditionally, it is a time of reflection and change--a time to open our hearts to the renewing joy and love of Christ.
The large wooden Cross facing Church Street during Lent is a visible sign of our congregation’s journey toward Easter. It was made by Art Christianson. The fabric hanging in the front of the sanctuary presents a colorful abstract image of the cross. The pieces of the quilt were made and assembled by many women of our church.
During our worship on Sundays during Lent we will follow the theme “Becoming People of Hope.” This theme will also be reflected in our annual Lenten Puzzle. Each Sunday a new set of clues will help fill in an answer sheet. Clues can be solved with the help of your Bible. Return the completed answer sheet by Palm Sunday, April 5, Winners will be announced in our Easter Sunday bulletin.
Attention all Needle Artists (that includes Quilters)
Per Annetta, please continue your knitting, crocheting, quilting of prayer shawls and lap robes, but do not bring them into church until this health crisis has passed. Thank you so much.
GLSCRIP & ADAMS CARDS
As everyone knows, we are in the midst of an extraordinarily difficult time. Elizabeth and I would like to offer some options for ordering cards. In regards to GL Scrip cards, we will still submit the order on the last Sunday of the month. To order GL Scrip or Adams cards, we decided that we would do the following:
Retailer Amount on the card Quantity Total
ShopRite $100 5 $500
However, you will need to mail amount due to Elizabeth Root at 54 Bridge Street, Deep River, CT 06417. She has offered to deliver the cards by putting them in your mailbox. This is meant to be helpful to you. Let us know if you have any questions. Meanwhile, take good care of yourself and your families.
To summarize, send order to Jane's email address; Mail amount due to Elizabeth.
Chancel Handbell Choir and Senior and Youth Choir Rehearsals are cancelled until further notice.
ANNUAL MEETING OFFICIAL NOTICE - POSTPONED 2019
Annual Reports can be picked up at the Church Office.
Board of Christian Service "Fun" Raiser and Blood Drive- Postponed
Support Groups at Our Church in Lower Fellowship Hall
All meetings below are cancelled until further notice
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
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. - Women’s AA
Shoreline Soup Kitchen will begin serving on Thursday, April 2nd. Curb Side Pick-up Only!