Today -          Summer Worship, 8:30 a.m.
                      Rev. Timothy Haut preaching
                      Engagement Party for Chelsea & Eric, 1:00 p.m.
Monday -       EDA, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday -      Gentle Yoga Class, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
                      A.A., 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday - HVN Support Group, 1:00 p.m.
                      Pinochle Group, 1:00 p.m.
                      N.A., 7:00 p.m.
Thursday -     Shoreline Soup Kitchen Meal, 5:00 p.m. at Kirtland Commons
                      A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday -      Women’s A.A., 8:30 a.m.
Sunday -        Summer Worship, 8:30 a.m.
                      Rev. Timothy Haut preaching

Deacons in Charge for August
Jane Syme is the Deacon on Call.  The Sanctuary Rep is Stu Palmer and Susan Miron is taking care of Greeters, Lay Readers, and Flowers.
Birthdays This Week
Cheryl Jacome, Todd Schondorf, Owen Livingston (Today); Eric Freudenstein, Christopher Schmidt, Steve West, Cameron Schultz (19); Jessica Kuba, Carter Tiezzi, Sue Annie Groth, Lillian Ducoff, Kharma Mitchell, Myles Marion (20); Janet Klinck (21); Hayley Bibbiani, Mackenzie (Dee) Strong, Carolyn Larson, Stuart Palmer, Sue Roy, Katherine Sekula, Stephen Sekula, Carolyn Wehr, Jane Moen (22); Josh Hyatt (23); Carol Blifford, Liza Jones, Emily (Saglimbeni) Archer, Samantha Wakelee (24).

Summer Schedule
Our Summer Schedule continues through Labor Day.  There is just one service each Sunday, at 8:30 a.m. to take advantage of the cooler early morning temperatures.  Please dress casually!  If you are away for vacation, please remember that the work of the church goes on throughout the year and your offerings and financial support are much appreciated!

Ushers Are Needed for the Church Year:  Sept. to June—Please Volunteer!!
Jane West is preparing the usher list for the church year from September  to June.  It is a rewarding way to contribute to the life of the church.   If you cannot commit to serve regularly, would you be willing to be put on a substitute list, should the need arise?  If you are interested, please sign up on the volunteer list across from the kitchen or contact Jane West at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-526-3461 or Kris in the Church Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-526-5045.  Also, if you have been on the usher list and no longer want to continue, please let us know.  Thank you.

Volunteers Needed for Worship and Fellowship Hour
Greeters and Hosts for Family Fellowship are needed for all of the upcoming worship services.  Please remember, snacks are not necessary.  Please sign-up on the volunteer sheets on the bulletin board or contact Kris in the church office if you can help!  (860-526-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  Thank  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.

New Requests:
Family of Ruth Lawrence              
Family of Chelsea Klein
Family of Rob Chaffee
Family of Herbert Kurze
Family of Jim Beardsley
Deb Van Wyngaarden & Family
Family of Kathy Kalapos
Doug LaFaille
Ashley Wescott
Bob Wescott
Alys Albrecht
David Bugbee
Shooting victims in Texas & Ohio
Our troops in the Middle East

Continued Prayers:
Rev. Bill West                Rev. Chris Horvath         
Bill                               Carolyn Wehr                         
Matthew V                    Marion Beemer
Jim Rankin                    Noah Krebs                                        
Ruth S                          Dottie Davis                   
Lana                             Bobbie & Ed                   
Jerry Clark, Jr.               Lyn & Harry                    
Pete Bizub                    David Recchia
Andrew T                      Suzette Bavolack
Ben                              Keith & Joan Jones      
Bill Taylor                      Rev. Amy Hollis & Scott
Steve Thomas               Pat Downey
Marion Stiehl                 Sari & Molly
Shelley C                      Natalie  (safe pregnancy)
Trudy Harding                Edie Pelletier & Family
LaMay Family                Mary Karam
Bobbie McKee               Alison, Chris  & Paul Karam
Those experiencing grief in the loss of a loved one

Special News about GLScrip.
It is summer so some of our vendors are offering bigger rebates.  Elizabeth and I will still take orders for GLSCRIP each Sunday.  Adams cards are available every Sunday--no changes there.  Elizabeth and Jane will be at the table today.  Don't hesitate to ask questions and check out the special offerings. We will still submit orders at the end of the month.

Staples has some great deals on items we need for our Church World Service School Kits. If you are going to Staples this week, pick us up some items for the 65 kits we assemble each year. Please put all items in the Donation Station located across from Sybil's office. (We really need notebooks this year and at only 25 cents each you can’t beat the price.)

Staples Back-to-School Deals:
1 subject spiral bound notebooks - only 25 cents; purchase 30 for only $7.50!!!! (three notebooks needed per school kit)
2” Pink erasers - $1.00 (3 pack)
Blunt tip scissors - $1.75 (2 pack)
30 cm rulers - $2.00 (2 pack)
#2 pencils - 75 cents a dozen (six pencils needed per school kit)
Crayons (24 count) - 50 cent box
Pencil sharpeners (hand-held) - $1.00

CWS is specific in the items they include with their kits. Please purchase only items as noted, otherwise we can’t use them. Contact Sybil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Sunday School Starts September 8
Our Sunday School program will kick off on Sunday, September 8. Registration forms can be found on-line at or stop by the Board of Christian Education table to register during the month of September.

Sunday School Mission Fair
Join us for our 19th annual church gathering, following the church service on the first day of Sunday School. Games and activities will be available for all ages, like Giant Jenga, bowling, pie eating contest, butter making, cake walk, slime station and more! Be sure to stay for some pull pork sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs along with fresh popped popcorn, then visit the bake sale table for dessert. Proceeds from this event will go to a Sunday School based mission that will be determined by the classes and approved by the BoCE.



See Art Robbins or contact Sybil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions!

Board of Christian Education - Need for Mission Faire
The Board of Christian Education is looking for a Hot Wheels electric race track and cars (either the black track from way back or the more modern one). We would like to borrow it for the Sunday School Mission Fair or if donated, we will be sure to store and use it again. Please see Art Robbins or contact Sybil at  860-227-9141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gentle Yoga Classes – End of Summer Session
Gentle Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind holds classes here in Upper Fellowship Hall on Tuesday mornings from August 20th through September 24th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  The fee is $10.00 per class, drop-in and bring a yoga mat & blanket to class. The instructor is Liz Archambault, RYT 500 and you may contact her for further information at 860-526-3250.

Friday, September 20, 2019 through Sunday, September 22, 2019
Do you need a time of retreat, quite, reflection, reading, fellowship, quiet walks, or campfire songs?   Please plan to join ladies from the church family and the community as we join in Christian fellowship.  The cost is $145.00 for weekend.   Reservations are first come, first served.  A deposit, to save this (our preferred time) weekend is requested by March 22,  2019. Please make checks payable to DRCC with Women’s retreat in the memo line.

Lost, Borrowed, or Strayed!
Did you buy plants at the Mother’s Day Plant Sale?  A large roasting pan was used to transport the plants.  However, someone must have taken the roasting pan home with their purchased plants.  It was not meant to be sold with the plants.  If you have the dark black spotted enamel roasting pan, please return it to the church office.  It belongs to Claudia Hardy.  Thank you for supporting the plant and bake sale!

Christmas Faire Needs: Ye Olde Country Delights
2019 Christmas Faire Requests!
In search of the following to make into gift baskets:
•    Vintage handkerchiefs
•    Any new toiletries
•    Gently used or new jewelry
•    Clean canning jars and 4 & 8 oz. jelly jars
•    Fine china teacups with saucers, teapots, coffee mugs
•    Christmas presents that you can’t use
•    Small toys/games, craft kits
•    New baby items
•    Elegant & fancy cake/pie plates
•    Candlesticks
•    New movies
Contact Elizabeth 203-430-1426 for more details or bring items to Sybil’s office

Donations Can Now Be Made on your Smartphone!
•    To give through the app, search your phone’s app store for “GivePlus Church” or contact Dayle in the church office
•    Download the FREE app on your Apple or Android phone
•    Make one-time or recurring donations using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account
•    Log in or donate as a guest
•    Securely and conveniently manage donations using TouchID/Fingerprint, PIN or password.

Community News:
•    Deep River Historical Society New Summer Exhibit :  “A Celebration of the Winthrop Baptist Church:   275th Anniversary.” The Stone House is open Saturday and Sundays from 2-4 pm from June 15 through Family Day in September, with a few exceptions for Father's Day and Muster Weekend in July.   For more information contact Cindi Stannard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rhonda Forristall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
•    Health and Wealth: Making Sense of Alzheimer’s.  Ken Chmielewski of Edward Jones here in Deep River is hosting this workshop on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. here at our church.  Refreshments will be served.  Please reserve space for yourself and a gust by calling Heather LaDucer, 860-526-0880, no later than Wednesday, August 21st.

Support Groups at Our Church in Lower Fellowship Hall

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 serves a meal here at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday.