Today -           Worship Services, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
                       Sunday School at Camp Hazen, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                       Homecoming Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
                       Funeral Service for Walter Seluke, 1:00 p.m.
Monday -        Trustees, 6:30 p.m.
                       Christmas Faire Craft Night, 7:00 p.m.
                        EDA, 6:00 p.m.  
Tuesday -        Gentle Yoga Class, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
                       Green Team, 6:45 p.m.
                       Bible Study & Prayer Circle, 7:00 p.m.
                       A.A., 7:30 p.m.  
Wednesday –  Pinochle Group, 1:00 p.m.
                       HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m.
                       Service of Peace & Healing, 7:00 p.m.
                       Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
                       N.A., 7:00 p.m.  
Thursday -      Soup Kitchen, 5:00 p.m.  
                       Senior Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
                       A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Friday -           Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday -       Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.
Sunday -          Worship Services, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
                         Laity Sunday, Joe & Nancy Peluso preaching
                         Stewardship Kick-Off Sunday
                         Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.   
                         Youth Choir, 11:15 a.m.
                         Confirmation Class, 11:30 a.m.
                         Girl Scout Leadership Training, 1:00 p.m.
                         Adult Fellowship German Dinner, 4:00 p.m.

Deacons in Charge for October
Rick Morrow is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Diane Brooks and Donna Sheldon is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.

Birthdays This Week
Theresa Dee, Evan Filacchione, Joe Lucarelli, Annabell Chapman, Haden Downey (Today); Michael Sicord (15); Stephen Klinck, Dale Wiinchell, Jay Zetterholm (16); Rebecca (DeMichael) Mozzochi, Eric Riebold, Richard Sypher (17); Elana Crosby, Bobbie Hemmann, David Labonte, Jim McCollum (18); Joe Corriveau (19); Nathan Hougrand, Maya Moen, Nathaniel Johnson (20)

Please join the PRAYER WARRIORS…use the list to hold up these individuals, whether you know them or not….and please contact Kris Lindner (860 526 5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you know someone in need of prayers from the faithful.

New Requests:
Phil Kurze
Tom Weaver
Jim Rankin
Hurricane Michael victims
Bob & Carol
Family of Walter Seluke

Continued Prayers:
Rev. Bill West             Rev. Chris Horvath                                
Kathy K                       Steve
Matthew V                   Marion Beemer
Sandy                          Sally S
Ruth S                         Scott Robinson
Lana                             Noah Krebs                  
Anthony                       Marilyn                      
JR                                 Mark    
Darlene Bach              Tom Beebe
Carolyn Wehr              Chuck’s Family

Middlesex Association Prayer Requests for the Week of October 14th
The South Congregational Church of Middletown gives thanks to God for the ministry of their new interim pastor, the Rev. Winston Baldwin.

Bible Study & Prayer Circle
The Fall edition of our Bible Study and Prayer Circle will continue to meet on the next 4 Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Upper Room. The discussions will center around Max Lucado's video series entitled "Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World." In the series he reflects on the challenges that many of us face in the midst of all of our worries and uncertainties. He suggests that Philippians 4 includes "God's treatment plan" for anxiety, so that troubles and the accompanying emotional upsets don't have to dominate life. Come and join in the discussion. If you might be interested in the topic but can't make a Tuesday night, please contact Rev. Haut or Fran Phinney.

Service of Peace & Healing this Wednesday
Our monthly service for Peace and Healing will be held this Wednesday from 7 to 7:30.   Take a few moments out of your autumn schedule to pray for peace in our hearts and in the world, and to surround those in need of healing with light and love. 

Next Sunday:  Laity Sunday  
Next Sunday will be our observance of “Laity Sunday,” when members of our congregation will lead worship at both services.  Joe and Nancy Peluso will give the sermon.   

Volunteers Are Needed to Host Coffee Hours Following Both Services
Hosts for Family Fellowship Hour are needed for the 10:00 service next Sunday and for many Sundays in November and December.  Please do not feel that you have to provide food—all we need is “Coffee and Conversation.”  There are directions for preparing the coffee posted in the kitchen and some members of the Deacons are more than willing to show you how to use the large coffee pot.  There is coffee and sweeteners in the kitchen.  All you have to bring is milk or cream.  Please sign-up on the Volunteer Sheets across from the kitchen or contact Kris in the office (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

Adult Fellowship
Everyone is invited to the Adult Fellowship Harvest Festival Dinner on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The cost is $5.00 per plate.   Tickets will be available at the door. Come to a catered old fashioned family dinner of German fare  Dinner will be followed by game day fun:  Rummikub. dominoes, pinochle, LRC???????

Cemetery Walking Tour - Oct. 27
The annual Walking Tour of Fountain Hill Cemetery will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 10 a.m.   The tour will be led by Rev. Tim Haut and will include a look at the history of the town and an appreciation of the natural beauty of the cemetery.  Meet at the cemetery flagpole.

New Member Sunday-November 4th
We will welcome new members into our congregation on Sunday, November 4th  at the 10:00 service.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please speak to Tim or contact Kris in the church office. (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)   You should also plan on attending the New Member Orientation, which will be this Tuesday, October 30th  at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Room.  You will have a chance to meet with Rev. Haut and members of the Board of Deacons to learn more about becoming an official part of our church family.


Christmas Faire, Nature’s Garden, Needs Donations  
I am desperately looking for items that I can use in creating crafts for "Nature's Garden".  I specifically need artificial winter "greens" that can be donated (holly, garland, old Christmas trees and wreaths that can be taken apart), as well as decorative "floral",  small decorations, plastic ornaments (as opposed to glass), fancy Christmas ribbon (wired and unwired), and unused candles and pillars in suitable Christmas colors.  I was hoping you could put this in the church bulletin for me. If the donations could be left at your office, I will pick them up there in a timely manner.  If anyone needs to contact me with questions, my number is 203-671-4174.  Thanks so much!  Celeste Dionne Denne

GL Scrip Update:  
 As you prepare for the Christmas and New Year Holidays, remember that you can order cards as gifts and/or for your own shopping needs while you earn money for the church as you shop.    Also, you can give a gift card to the giving tree.
 During the month of December, Elizabeth and Jane will submit orders each week so
that you can have your orders in a timely fashion.  Until then, we will be submitting orders on the last Sunday of the month during the months of September, October, and November.   We are grateful for the support that many members of our church give this program.
Adams cards are always available after the 8:30 and 10:00 Service.
See Elizabeth  or Jane after church to help support this program.

All school kit items are due TODAY, October 14. Please place your items in the Donation Station, located across from Sybil’s office.
Items Needed: 30 cm (12”) Rulers; Pencil Sharpener (hand held);Blunt Tip Scissors; Crayons ~ box of 24; 2-1/2” Pink Erasers; Spiral Notebooks 8.5 x 11 (70 sheets only).
CWS is very specific in the items they include with the kits. Purchase only items as noted above, otherwise we cannot use them.

UNICEF SUNDAY ~ Sunday, October 28
We will be celebrating Halloween this year by having a UNICEF service and a party on Sunday, October 28. Children in the Kindergarten class on up, can wear appropriate costumes (see BoCE page on church website for guidelines) to Church and meet their teacher in the Fellowship Hall by 9:40 am. During the parade through the Sanctuary, we’ll listen to a UNICEF sermon given by the 5th/6th Grade and then go back to our classes for Halloween treats. Each child will receive a UNICEF box for collection on Halloween night. This is one of the Sunday Schools annual mission projects.

Our 7th/8th Grade class will be hosting our 3rd Annual Veteran’s Celebration on November 11. All Veterans and their families are invited to a breakfast buffet at 9:00 a.m. So come early, before the 10:00 service, or stay after the 8:30 service and enjoy some delicious food cooked up by the Sunday School students! Veterans will also be honored at both services.
You may invite friends or relatives in the community that are Veterans too!
Please R.S.V.P. if you would like to attend by contacting Sybil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Kris in the Church office at 860.526.5045. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join the Tuesday Morning Yoga Class
Gentle Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind Classes are held on Tuesday mornings here at the church. The class meets from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday through December 18th (However there will be no class on October 30, November 6 & 27.) The cost is $10/class, drop in. The instructor, Liz Archambault, RYT500 can be reached at 860-526-3250 for further information.  Bring a yoga mat and small blanket to class.  

Deep River Food Pantry Needs – Sunday, November 4th  
We continue to collect non-perishable items for our Deep River Food Pantry on Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of each month. Present needs include:  Peanut butter & jelly, soups (NO tomato), tuna, macaroni & cheese, cereals, and anything for school lunches or snacks.


Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
Deep River Congregational Church wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
•    Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.
•    Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card.
•    Online Giving lets you go to  at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms and additional information are available from the church office.

Community Announcements:
•    Life After Loss is a new bereavement support group for younger men and women who have lost their spouses or significant others.  It is sponsored by Middlesex Hospital and will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:45 at Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road, Middletown.  There is no cost, but registration is required.  Please contact Doreen Gagnon, oncology social worker (860-358-2053 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Sherry Russenberger, bereavement coordinator (860-358-6091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Next meeting is Tuesday, October 16th.
•    Deep River Parks & Recreation Trip - ‘Jesus’ @ Sights & Sound theater, Lancaster County, PA Monday & Tuesday, October 22-23, 2018 2 Days/1 Night Cost: $315.00 pp double/$289.00 pp Triple/$389.00 per Single. For more information, contact Carol Jones at 860-526-6036 or the town website and follow the link to Parks & Recreation and learn about the other 2018 trips.
•    Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday October, October 25th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at DRCC!  Sponsored by the Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley.  Bring your insurance card:  Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, ConnectiCare & Aetna insurances accepted.  Cost without insurance is $45.00.  Must be 18 or older.
•    Deep River Community Health Committee Sponsors Luncheon
The 5th Annual Soup For You Luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 28th at the Carriage House at the Deep River Historical Society (245 Main Street) from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Taste soups donated by local restaurants. All you can eat.  $12.00 per person, $10.00 Seniors and Children under 12.  Proceeds will benefit the Deep River Food Pantry.  Note the new location this year at the Carriage House.

Support Groups at Our Church in Lower Fellowship Hall

Mondays at 6:00 p.m. - EDA
Tuesdays at 7:30 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 serves a meal here at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday