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 1 - Peanut Noodles

March 8 - Meatless Lasagna

March 15 - Falafel Pita

March 22 - Tofu Tacos

March 29 - Cabbage and Carrott Crunch

April 5 - Lentil Spice



A Letter from Blue Grass:  The Joyful Feast
August, 2019
Rev. Timothy Haut
Deep River Congregational Church

Today -          Worship at 10:00 a.m.  Tune into Live Stream on the Website!
Monday -       EDA Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (May meet Outside)

Tuesday -      No Bible Study until further notice
                     A.A. Meeting , 7:30 p.m. (May meet Outside)
Wednesday - N.A. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (May meet Outside)
Thursday -    Soup Kitchen Open for Curb Side Pick-up Only, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
                     A.A. Meetings, 7:00 p.m. (May meet Outside or on Zoom)
Saturday -     Women’s A.A. Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (May meet Outside or on Zoom)
Sunday -       Worship at 10:00 a.m.  Tune into Live Stream on the Website!  


Birthdays this Week
Isabelle Carney, Sharon Graves, Laura Lorenson (Today); Scott Macgregor, Art Christianson, Steven Sopneski, Nick Klomp, Darlene Lisle, Ella Richardson, Kevin Downey (3);  Taylor Bibbiani, Allen Graham, Robin Holland, Gus Lucarelli, Andrew Moore, Mario Lootsma (5); Krista Farrell, Jill Nelsen, Donald Rankin, Jr., Jennifer Lynn Rankin, Lynn Giroux, Eric Vilcheck (6); Tom Groth, Martha McMorran, Emma C. Wakelee (7); Donna Taber, Keni Mitchell (8). 

Many people continue to support the church financially by making pledge payments online, dropping off their checks in person, or by mailing a check to the office. If you haven't already been doing this, please consider it. The Trustees are grateful to our church family for helping us pay the bills!

Gardeners Still Needed!
We can still use more help with the flower gardens around the church.  Diane and Lorrie welcomed the help of Krista Farrell this week.  If you have any interest in gardening/weeding, please contact the church office (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or just show up on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.  I know your assistance would be appreciated.

CWS School Kit Bags - Do you sew?
If you like to sew and have some time to spare, we would like to get a jump start on the school bags the 7th/8th grade use to make kits for Church World Service. The bags are simple to make; a 12”x14” finished bag with two 10” handles. Contact Sybil if you would like more detailed instructions or need material; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you in advance!

Curb-Side Pick-Up for Shoreline Soup Kitchen Now OpenThe Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantry is open at the Deep River Congregational Church site for Soup Kitchen Curbside Pick-Up Only on Thursdays, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  

There are now four other local opportunities for Soup Kitchen Curbside Pick-Up:
United Church of Chester, 29 West Main St., Chester, Sundays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Essex, 10 Prospect St., Essex, Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran church, 109 Main St., Centerbrook, Fridays from noon – 1:00 p.m.

There are masks, prayer beads and WKOPDIWTB  bracelets available in the Church Office.

Copies of Tim's book, A Deep River Year: People, Passages, and Promises are also availble in the office.  Thye are $19.95 each and Tim will be happy to autograph them for you!

Please use these lists 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.  I would also appreciate it if you would keep me informed of any changes in the prayer list (any deletions, additions, change in status, etc.

New Requests:
Our nation
Sara (high risk pregnancy)
Family of Mike Tiezzi
Family of Gary Hanson
Family of Leon Rudewicz
Shane, Rose, Alanis (safe traveling)
Linda Cotton (recovery from knee surgery
Bill Bodnar (testing & surgery)
Dick Adams (gall bladder surgery)

Continued Prayers:
ALL Health Care Workers  
Everyone affected by COVID-19
Those experiencing grief in the loss of a loved one
Victims of Natural Disasters   
Our troops around the world   
Our National Guard (especially Will Visel)                           
Dr. P. Huded                            Bob Turkin (COVID)                          
Rob Rankin                             Bonnie & Danielle Hunter   
Jim Rankin                              Bobby   
Nicole Peterson                       Barbara Bruch                       
Peg                                        Scott & Amy                                              
KR, KL, & JH                          John Roberts                               
Dave Warner                           Mary Roberts                                                 
Suzette Bavolack                     Kaycee                                                                                                     
Anthony Saglimbeni                 Vickie & Travis                                                                                                    
Robin’s friend, Martin               Ryan
Sue Knirsch                            Matthew Vallandingham
Jack & Luella                          Monique
Family of David Thorpe            Louisa Rudnycky
Robin & co-workers                 Bev Coulter (broken leg)
LaFaille Family (recuperation from surgeries!)
Family of Carol Johnson (Donna Sheldon’s sister)
Family of Nona Keatley (Tom Lindner’s cousin in WI)
Jo Mather (sprained wrist)
Linda & Bill Masterson

Long Term Requests:
Rev. Bill West            Debra           
Mark Bruscoe            Ruth Woodcock                       
Carolyn Wehr            Ted Fremut
Ben T                        Marion Beemer
Jerry Clark, Jr.            Dottie Davis
Noah Krebs                Mary Karam
Tom Lindner               Cathy Fremut                  
Linda & Adam           Ann & David
Steve Thomas            Darcy & Ken                      
Lyn & Harry               Don Grohs
Steve Thomas           Kathy Judd
John Bach                Ed Hemmann
Carol  Zuppe             Danny H
Rev. Allen Humes     Pat Downey
Trudy Harding           Kathy & Ron            
Alison, Chris, & Paul Karam                       
Jon                           S (cancer)
Mark & Lorianne Griswold   
David Johnson (aggressive chemo)
Scott Misner (awaiting heart transplant)

 From GL Scrip
Just a reminder:  You can order Adams cards anytime during the month.  Just call Elizabeth Root at 203-430-1426 and arrange pick-up.  As always GL Scrip cards are ordered at the end of the month. 

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.