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 January 10 - 17, 2021
Today - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Live Stream only
Monday - Office Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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 - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Soup Kitchen, (curb site pick-up only), 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
A.A. Meetings, 7:00 p.m. (Zoom)
Friday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - Women’s A.A. Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (Zoom)
Sunday - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Live Stream only
Nicholas Van Wyngaarden, Cassidy McCormick (Today); Larry Graves, Jr., Shelby Olson, Melissa Symonds-Alsback (18); Stephen Bibbiani, Charles Johnston, Wendy White, Jenna LaMonaco, Erin LaMonaco, Corallina Giuliano (19); Joe Campos, Melanie Norris, Donna Zanardi, Melina Roise, Alix Walmsley (20); Matthew Nastri, Kelly Hyatt (21); Carly Callahan, Nathan Zirlen, John Kollmer, Sr., Marion Stiehl (92 years young!) (22); Renee Curry, Travis Gahran (23).
For those who requested offering envelopes for 2021, they are now available on a table outside the church office. You are welcome to come and pick them up during office hours. They are arranged alphabetically, so they are easy to locate. There are also extra unassigned boxes available.
Volunteers Needed for February and March
Annual Reports from Boards and Committees Due in February!
New 2021 Boards and Committees
Please contact the church office ASAP with information on your meeting dates for 2021, your officers, and your Council Representatives. Thank you so much.
Attention All Knitters
We have received a request for knitted prayer squares – the small squares with a cross knitted into it. Contact Donna Sheldon for more information. Patterns are available in the church office.
Great Gift Idea!
Copies of Tim's book, A Deep River Year: People, Passages, and Promises are available in the church office. They are $20.21 each and Tim will be happy to autograph them for you.
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER PARTNER!
Audra & Sylvia (Audra passed away this week)
Joe & Nancy Peluso
Tom S. (Beginning radiation)
Tori’s friend, Jamal
Susan (recent hospitalization)
Family of Chris Christensen (Lori Gregan’s dad)
Bob (Fern’s friend) – in rehab now
Bob Santaniello (pneumonia)
Tim N. (Surgery successful-rehab in VA)
Heather (strength and hope)
Connie (Lisa Ross’s Aunt - COVID)
Devin (Carol’s grandson – COVID)
Family of Rev. David Johnson (passed away on Monday)*
Rose’s sister Eliane is recovering at HOME!!
Tiffany Kuba (graduation from Springfield College)**
Michael Rudewicz (deployed to Washington, DC)***
*I received an email on Tuesday evening from Lyla Johnson in New Hampshire. Sadly, she let me know that David passed away on Monday. He had been receiving aggressive treatments for cancer. David served here as an intern with Tim in 2011- 2012 and was hired as Minister of Visitation in 2013. He often conducted services here when Tim had vacation time, until he moved to New Hampshire to be near family. Prayers for strength and comfort for his wife, Lyla, and the rest of his family. If you wish to send a card, their address is 308 Springbrook Circle, Portsmouth, NH 03801
**I heard from Pam Kuba this week and she is happy to let us know that her daughter Tiffany received her BS from Springfield College in December 2020 Cum Laude Major in Psychology and Minor in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. She will pursue Graduate Degree in Clinical and Mental Health at Springfield and is working PT as a Crisis Counselor.
*** Pray for Michael and all of the sons and daughters that serve our nation.
ALL Health Care & Essential Workers, Scientists
Everyone affected by COVID-19
Our school children (in school & remote)
Those experiencing grief in the loss of a loved one
Our troops, our Veterans & Our National Guard
Dr. P. Huded Bobby
Jim Rankin Celia
Nicole Peterson Steve & family
Peg Scott & Amy
KR, KL, & JH John Roberts
Dave Warner Mary Roberts
Suzette Bavolack Kaycee
Anthony Saglimbeni Vickie & Travis
Robin’s friend, Martin Ryan (still needs prayers)
Sara (high risk pregnancy) Lori Wilson
Linda & Bill Masterson Louisa Rudnycky
Davis (hospital) Wilbur (Hospice care)
Ken (Hospice care) Sari Sherman
Lorraine (leukemia) Bev Coulter
Louis Phinney Lori Wilson
Carrie (serious infection) Family of Gil Bartlett
Gail Linda Hostetler (at home)
“S” Richard (Rippy) (Heart)
Kathy Welch Andrea (eye)
Patrick (recovery) Bill & Grace
Ed Bushnell (Apple Rehab) Fran Pitts (Aaron Manor)
Dick Morrow, Sr. (Rick’s dad) Carrie (blood disorder)
Lori & her daughter (Lori’s brother & 2 kids)
Eric (motorcycle accident & mom Claire)
Long Term Requests:
Rev. Bill West Darcy & Ken
Mark Bruscoe Ruth Woodcock
Carolyn Wehr Ben T
Marion Beemer Jon
Jerry Clark, Jr. Dottie Davis
Noah Krebs Mary Karam
Cathy Fremut Trudy Harding
Ann & David Rob Rankin
Lyn & Harry Sybil
Steve Thomas Ed Judd
John Bach Ed Hemmann
Danny H (radiation) Kathy & Ron
Rev. Allen Humes Pat Downey
Charlie & Mary
Andrew & his mom, Alicia
Alison, Chris, & Paul Karam
Mark & Lorianne Griswold
Scott Misner (awaiting heart transplant)
Middlesex Association Prayer for January 17th
As many of the churches of the Middlesex Association will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Jan. 18, the prayer request is that our congregations will work with vigor for racial justice and the end of institutional racism.
Virtual Sunday School
A reminder to all Sunday School parents to log in each week to access DRCC’s virtual curriculum. Sybil uploads new lessons weekly for parents and students to download the materials and watch the video. The following link never changes so bookmark it in your web browser for easy access! Click here to access our Virtual Sunday School lessons.
Silver Lake Summer Registration opened January 15!
Learn more about Summer 2021, camp at Silver Lake, view the summer brochure, and register for camp at www.silverlakect.org/summercamp Brochures are also available on the table outside the church office.
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:
01/21/2021 | 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 31 Main Street, East Haddam
01/22/2021 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM - First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison
01/28/2021 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM, First Church of Christ, 366 Main Street, Old Saybrook
IF YOU SHOP AMAZON, THEN HELP SUPPORT OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL……AND YOU’LL MAKE US SMILE!
GL Scrip Announcement
There are some changes to the GL Scrip program for the winter. After Christmas, one order per month will resume. After the holidays, shopping cards for your own personal needs will still be needed and friends and relatives will still have birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations. So, remember that you can earn money for the church by ordering cards from the GL Scrip program . For the months of January through March, Sybil Higgins will be coordinating this program. You can call her or Elizabeth to order cards. Be well and be safe.
Relatives in Indiana? Traveling to Indiana?
If you have relatives in or you travel to Indiana then DRCC needs you! We have two $25 Family Express Convenience Store gift cards that were shipped to us in error from GL Scrips and they can not be returned. Contact Elizabeth or Sybil if you are willing to purchase. Thank you!
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.