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 22 - 29, 2022
Meetings This Week – May 22 - 29, 2022
Today - Worship Services, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Rev. Timothy Haut preaching
Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. (Vanilla Pudding Time)
Teen Issues, 10:00 a.m.
Monday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Warriors in the Community, 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Deacons Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Exercise Class with Dale, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday - Soup Kitchen, Curb-side Pick-up, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Horseshoe League, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sr. Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
A.A., 7:00 p.m.
Friday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - Worship Services, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Memorial Day Weekend
Rev. Timothy Haut preaching
Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. (Memorial Day Activities)
Teen Issues, 10:00 a.m.
Fun Run to honor Joe Peluso, 1:00 p.m.
Birthdays This Week
Greg Lalikos, Kaaren Palmer (Today); Matthew Haut, Jayne Mather, Terrance Moore, Adam Brooks, Courtney Brooks (23); James Nastri, Ava Cunningham, Lynn Butkus, Steve David, McKinley Proulx (24); Melissa McNeely, Tammy Rae Putnam, Jessica Richardson, Robin Stickel (25); Cindy Layton, Carly Urban, Stephanie Wyzkowski (26); Noah Bavolack, Haley Grote, Emily Robbins (27); Katie Russell, Maura Carver, Bonnie Zwernemann, Abigail Farrell, Hanna Simpson (28).
Happy Anniversary to Bill & Grace Krick (24) and John & Donna Machold (27).
Join us this Sunday School for a vanilla pudding treat and lesson! Classes are available for all ages; invite your relatives, neighbors and friends! We look forward to everyone joining our weekly adventures. Lessons will take place outside unless we have inclement weather.
Sunday, May 22 - Vanilla Pudding Time
Sunday, May 29 - Memorial Day Activities
Sunday, June 5 - World Ocean Adventures
Our nursery is open! Children birth through 3 years old are welcome. Our teachers, Lisa & Tony, are ready to greet your little one. We ask you to bring one or two toys your child can play with along with marked bottles and pacifiers, if needed. Currently very few toys are in the room for they have to be cleaned each week.
Deacons on Duty for May
Stu Palmer is Deacon on Call, Jane Syme is Sanctuary Rep and Marilyn Guffey has arranged for Lay Readers and Flowers.
Family Fellowship Time
Please consider volunteering to serve coffee following our church services. There are openings for March and April. You may sign up on the Volunteer sheets in Fellowship Hall, on our website, or by contacting Kris in the church office.
Please Support our Red Cross Blood Drive ThisFriday—May 27th
The Board of Christian Service is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive here this Friday, May 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The need for blood is crucial. There are only 14 people that have signed up to donate blood, so far, and they need at least 30 to meet their hospital goal. They will be giving away Red Cross aluminum water bottles with stickers!
Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS today to make your appointment, or you can get the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App Store!
To commemorate Rev. Tim's 50th Ordination Anniversary, DRCC will be hosting two special events in the month of June. We hope you can join us as we celebrate his many years of ministry. You are invited to send Tim a personal note or card.
People of Ukraine
Phyllis Carlton (Hospice Care)
Roger Cole (upcoming back surgery)
Rose (Fern’s friend)
Bobbie McKee (Aaron Manor)
Family of Carole Seluke
Family of Harold & Marion Sumner
Bill West (Apple Rehab-Guilford)
Donovan’s dad, Wayne
Taryn (recovery from surgery)
Jeff Hostetler (home)
Lori Staib (heart)
Patty Unan (health concerns)
Melissa & Guide Dog, Aron
Ron Garner (hip surgery)
ALL Health Care & Essential Workers, First Responders
Everyone affected by COVID-19
Our troops, Veterans & National Guard
Residents in nursing homes
Sarah Sylvia Tiezzi
Suzette Bavolack Scott
Joel (healing) Bob Santaniello (Helen Rankin
Jen A. (anxiety) Fred
Laurie Blair Travis (injuries)
Bhano Keshwala Ana R
Brian (fall) Abbie
Frank (heart) Jake Jacobsen
Alicia (lung cancer) Elizabeth C
Paul Egan (home) Baby Lucy
Sue (breast cancer) Mike (cancer)
Nicole (cancer has returned) Dick Adams
Mary Larson (broken hip) Kim W. (heart)
James Maund (cancer) Dick Sherman
Hazel (Jane Vieira’s mom) Judy Roberts
Jim Gregory (at home) Craig Larson
Rita (amputation) Diane Sexton
Pelle Emanuelsson (safety)
Christopher (Cancer treatment) & his son Owen (1 r. old surgery for birth defect.)
The Lighty’s niece, Kathleen (recovery from brain tumor surgery)
Mason ( 9 yr. old, diagnosed with cancer)
Sharon (caring for elderly parents)
All those families grieving the recent loss of a loved one
All those around the world, affected by natural disasters & political unrest
Long Term Requests:
Carolyn Wehr Claire Rider
Debra & Louis Ed Bushnell
Mark Bruscoe Ruth Woodcock
Kathy Harper Ben T
Marion Beemer Jon
Jerry Clark, Jr. Dottie Davis
Noah Krebs Mary Karam
Charlie Rev. Allen Humes
Lyn & Harry Sybil
Kathy & Ron Ed Judd
Ed Hemmann Dale
Pat Downey Conner
Charlie & Mary Carrie
Chick Avery Carly
Lori Wilson Paul
Zachary Mark & Lorianne
Keith & Joan Kelsey Lindner (safe travels)
Middlesex Association Prayer Request for the Week of May 22nd
The congregation of the Middlefield Federated Church recognizes the fatigue in the churches brought on by the pandemic and asks for prayers that the resurrection power evidenced in Jesus Christ will overflow into our churches giving them the needed strength, courage, and direction
Do You Love to Garden?
If you are free on Wednesday mornings @ 9:00 a.m., our church gardeners would love to have your help and expertise. For more information, see Diane Brooks or Lorrie Morrow.
Do You Want to Be a Pilates Woman?
We have room for two more church members to join our Tuesday morning exercise group, which meets in Upper Fellowship Hall from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Dale Litalien is the instructor and she incorporates pilates, aerobics, kick box, yoga and more, to keep our classes interesting. You are welcome to come and observe a class to see if it is something you would like to do! Please contact Dale at 860-391-2007 to learn more.
Join us for a summer kick-off event organized by one of our graduating seniors, Katie Roberts. This year’s Fun Run will be in memory of Joe Peluso, in honor of all his involvement with the youth and mission work he did with them. The “run” will be happening May 29th at 1:00 p.m., beginning here at church. All are welcome to join in by running, walking, biking, scootering, roller skating, or whatever fun way you’d like to participate in one of the 3 routes we will have. We will conclude at the church with fellowship and treats. The “run” is free to all to participate, but if anyone would like to contribute, we will be doing a book collection of new or gently used books to donate to children. We hope to see everyone there!
2022 Men’s Hike – August 5-7 23Are Signed Up So Far!
THE SIGNUP SHEET IS UP IN FELLOWSHIP HALL Here is the plan:
1. If you plan on going on this fun-filled adventure, please add your name, email, and cell on the list before the end of May. The lodge has allocated 30 beds and no more. I must confirm the number of men attending by June 1st.
2. Get a check for $170 into the church office by July 1st. The check can be made out to DRCC, and on the memo line, write "Men’s Hike 2022". The mailing address is: DRCC, P.O. Box 246, Deep River, CT 0417
3. Let's keep it simple this year. Get your name on the list, write a check, and show up at the church parking lot on August 5th at 7:00 a.m.!
Yours in Service,
Gifts made to UCC Ukraine Relief Fund will provide shelter, food, and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. All donations will be deposited into the International Disasters fund designated for “Ukraine Relief.” Your generous financial support will be used by our partners in the areas of greatest need. Checks may be made out to DRCC. Please be sure to note “Ukraine Relief Fund” on your check in the memo section.
GIFTS FOR GRADS AND DADS!!
Be sure to purchase GL Scrip cards this month to celebrate Grads and Dads! Select from a large variety of gift cards as presents (Cabela’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Stop & Shop, Dunkin', Dairy Queen and more). Also remember birthdays, anniversaries, or other upcoming celebrations. You buy a gift card & get the full value; the brand gives back, nothing extra comes out of your pocket; and, DRCC earns money. Plan ahead for only one order will be sent per month.
Summer Vacation Time
Youth Mission Trip
Camp Bethel has started a GoFundMe to help with cost for materials we will need for the projects. See Chelsea if you would like to contribute.
Shoreline Soup Kitchen Needs Volunteers
The Soup Kitchen that serves curb side meals here every Thursday is in desperate need of volunteers to cook. They are down by two teams. Please come forward if you are willing to help with a team of 3 or 4 volunteers to prepare meals here on Thursday afternoons in preparation for the 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. pick-up time. It may be just 3 or 4 times per year, depending on the number of volunteers. (You must be vaccinated) Contact Shirley Rutan for further information at 860-227-7724
Ye Olde Country Delights
In search of …..
· Baskets all sizes - clean & excellent condition
· Any new toiletries
· Jewelry - gently used or new
· Canning jars - 4 & 8 oz.
· Cache pots for planters
· Oriental items
· New baby items - boy/girl (not clothing)
· New hats, scarfs, mittens/gloves
· New books, games, puzzles
· New dish/hand towels
· New teapots/cookie jars
· Unique coffee mugs/French coffee press
· Skeleton keys - large (3-5”) plastic/metal
· Collectables - i.e. Snowbabies, Nutcrackers, Byers Choice Carolers, Anna Lee Dolls, Willow Tree Figurines
Since we make gift baskets out of all of these items for the Christmas Faire, they must be in excellent condition and clean for resale. Also, do you have Christmas presents that you can’t use? Country Delights can make them into gift baskets! Would like small toys/games, craft kits, candlesticks, and more! Contact Elizabeth 203-430-1426 for more details or bring in items to Sybil’s office.
Deep River Historical Society News
Deep River Historical Society presents REMEMBERING OUR WORLD WAR II VETERANS: The faces and personal stories of Deep River's veterans. Deep River sent 416 men and women; 85 families sent more than one son or daughter and 14 didn't come home. This is their story.
This new exhibit will open for the summer on Saturday June 4th, 1 to 4 pm.
We will be open every Sunday throughout the summer from 1pm to 4pm.
We will also be open Thursday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. Admission is free. Current Covid protocols will be in place. 245 Main St Deep River, CT
Questions ? Call Rhonda Forristall 860-526-5086
The Strawberry Social Is Back!
Please join us on Sunday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7.50
There will be outdoor seating, if weather cooperates or takeout available.
The exhibits in the Stone House will be open and there will be Berry Raffle prizes!
Deep River Historical Society in the Carriage House 245 Main St.
Questions? Call Rhonda Forristall at 860-526-5086
Support Group at Our Church
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. – AA
Please note that the Shoreline Soup Kitchen is serving meal again.
Curb-side pick-up from 5:00 -6:00 p.m. every Thursday.