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.
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 May 24, - 31, 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 Open for Curb Side Pick-up Only, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
NO A.A. Meetings until further notice (Meetings on Zoom)
Saturday - NO Women’s A.A. Meetings until further notice (Meetings on Zoom)
Sunday - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Tune into Live Stream on the Website!
Deacons in Charge for May
David Blifford is the Deacon on Call. The Sanctuary Rep is Dan Cotton and Dwight Palmer is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.
Birthdays This Week
Lynn Butkus, Ava Cunninham, Steve David, McKinley Ann Proulx, James Nastri (Today); Melissa McNeely, Tammy Rae Putnam, Jessica Richardson, Robin Stickel (25); Cindy Layton, Carly Urban, Stephanie Wyzykowski (26); Noah Bavolack, Haley Grote, Emily Robbins (27); Katie Russell, Maura Carver, Bonnie Zwernemann, Abigail Farrell, Hannah Simpson (28); Spencer Morgan Blake, Sally Wax, Betty Welles (29); Corey (Alexa) Braun, Mark Bavolack, Christopher Chiappa, Rose-Merry Unan (30).
Curb-Side Pick-Up for Shoreline Soup Kitchen Has Begun
The Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantry is open at the Deep River Congregational Church site for Soup Kitchen Curbside Pick-Up Only onThursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. All food will be pre-packaged and the containers will be placed in the back seat of your car or in your trunk. Special requests cannot be accomodated. No recipients will be allowed inside the church for any reason. All precautions concerning appropriate social distancing should be observed by all guests and volunteers at all times.
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER PARTNER!
Caitlyn Hardy Cody & baby (all is well, but nearing delivery date)
Alison & baby due in May
Pam Garner (Hand surgery-5/27)
Barbara Bruch (heart surgery)
Family of Kara Weber
Family of Edie Pelletier
ALL Health Care Workers (Rose)
Everyone affected by COVID-19
Those experiencing grief in the loss of a loved one
Victims of Natural Disasters
Our troops in the Middle East
Our National Guard (especially Will Visel)
Suzette Bavolack Teri Becca
Steve Thomas Pat Downey John Yik Holly & Bob
Mark Brusco Craig Rob Rankin Joax
Nicole Peterson Roger Cole Chloe Bruce
Carol Sheridan Pam’s Uncle Rich John Bach JR
Danny John Roberts Hannah Abby
Janet Mary Roberts Peg Raelyn
Alison Kyle’s family Joe Al
KR, KL, & JH Gayle Matt Dan Peters
Victoria Matt S Jesse P John
Bobby Bill Billy Kathy
Cathy Kathy Judd Nick Cordero Danielle
Gwen Johnston Bob Patty (Terry Layden’s sister)
Anthony Saglimbeni Konrad Family Bonnie & Danielle Hunter
Jack Livernoche Axel & Jade Dr. P. Huded Tracy
Robin’s friend, Martin Carl Ruth Woodcock Debra
Long Term Requests:
Bill Rev. Bill West
Matthew V Trudy Harding
Andrew T Carolyn Wehr
Ben T Marion Beemer
Jerry Clark, Jr. Dottie Davis
Noah Krebs Mary Karam
Tom Lindner Cathy Fremut
Linda & Adam Mark Griswold
David Johnson Darcy & Ken
Lyn & Harry Bill Taylor
Carol Zuppe Jim Rankin
Donna’s sister Carol
Rev. Allen Humes
Alison, Chris, & Paul Karam
Scott Misner (awaiting heart transplant)
There are Prayer Beads available. These are made lovingly by Marthaellen Bjornberg-Prevost from semiprecious and glass beads. They are beautiful!!! They are available in the church office or contact Tim or Phyllis. The cost is $15. Cash or checks ( made out to Marthaellen).
High School and College Graduates
We usually recognize high school graduates that have an affiliation with our church during the Annual Children’s Sunday program in June. Please contact Kris in the church office and let us know what high school your student is attending and what your graduate’s future plans are, so that information can be included in the Online Newsletter.
Special Graduation News!
Bill Krick, Gateway College in New Haven, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
August Flea Market
Looking for something new to do? Join us at freerice.com and participate in computer generated quizzes to earn free rice. Study up on geography, foreign language, math facts, vocabulary, literature and chemistry. With each right answer, 10 grains of rice will be donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger! Freerice.com is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme. Freerice has two goals: 1) Provide education to everyone at no cost; 2) Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people. Sign up today @ freerice.com and join our group; Deep River Congregational Church, CT; enter group Code: QAP5R8DG. Those under 18 need to sign up with their parents. FUN FACT: Since 2011, DRCC has earned 2,709,220 grains of rice, enough to feed 1,355 people.
Activity Bags Available for Children
Carter Smith has goodie bags that he put together for kids. The bags have different themes: Hot Wheels, Army Men, a Beany Baby one, as well as some movie ones, which include microwave popcorn. Each bag also has coloring pages that go with the theme and some colored pencils. It is just to help with the boredom that many kids are feeling. They can deliver to the tri town area. Please contact the Peter, Cathy, & Carter Smith at 860-767-1354 if you are interested.
Masks Are Available in the Church Office
Thank you to Pam Garner and her volunteers, there are many masks available in the Church Office if you need one.
Greetings Everyone from Sally Marston!!
Each week as I watch Tim conduct our church service I miss not being able to make announcements to the congregation! So here are some announcements from yours truly:
- We weren’t able to conduct our Red Cross Blood Drive. If you are able to give blood there are some Blood Drives coming up if you would like to donate. See www.redcross.org for more information.
- Wednesday, May 27th – VFW of Old Saybrook, 315 Essex Road, Old Saybrook
- Thursday, May 28th – American Legion Hall, Neptune Avenue, Moodus
- The sun is shining and it is finally starting to get warmer! Get those gardens ready – word has it that there may be some of Tim’s tomato plants making an appearance soon. Maybe even some of those Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomatoes that we had a sermon about back in February!!
- As for me – I’ve been working from home everyday which has its ups and downs. The upside is that I have cut out my daily 2-hour commute. The downside is that I don’t get as much walking in as I used to walking to and from the office. Now my office is 10 feet from the bedroom!!
- Sending virtual hugs to everyone!! Stay Safe!
Local Mission Trip Coming Your Way!
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 (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.