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 October 18, - 25 2020
Today - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Live Stream & In-person (25 only)
Monday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Christian Service, (Zoom), 7:00 p.m.
EDA Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (May meet Outside or Zoom)
Tuesday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A.A. Meeting , 7:30 p.m. (May meet Outside)
Wednesday - Pinochole Group, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
N.A. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (May meet Outside)
Thursday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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)
Friday - Transitions Academy, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - Women’s A.A. Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (May meet Outside or on Zoom)
Annual Tour of Fountain Hill Cemetery by Rev. Haut, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday - Worship at 10:00 a.m. Live Stream & In-person (25 only)
Birthdays this Week
Elana Crosby, David Labonte, Jim McCollum (Today); Joe Corriveau (19); Nathan Hougrand, Maya Moen, Nathaniel Johnson (20); Lisa Bibbiani, Chip Medlin, Rick Nolin, Dave Warner, Elizabeth Tulledge, Oscar Jamieson (21); Joyce Grassl, Tori Mudge, Jane Vieira (22); Rachel Daly, Mary Rayner (90 years young!!) (23); Judy Skinner (24).
ANNUAL CEMETERY TOUR-THIS SATURDAY!!
On Saturday, October 24, at 10 a.m. Tim will lead the annual Walking Tour of Fountain Hill Cemetery. He will point out the final resting places of some of the interesting people who have called Deep River home over the past centuries. They include preachers and politicians, ship's captains and Civil War veterans, artists and major league baseball players, and wonderful men and women who have left their mark on this community. Gather in front of the Chapel at the Cemetery, and please wear a mask and observe social distancing as we walk.
HOMECOMING & NEW MEMBERS THIS SUNDAY!!!
We are very pleased with the response to the Stewardship Campaign, so far. As of today, we have already received 109 pledge cards and have received just over $157,572 in pledges for 2021. If you are already giving online, please fill out the pledge card and send it in, so the Stewardship Committee has the correct information. If you did not receive a Stewardship letter and pledge card, please contact Kris in the church office and she will be glad to send them on. Thank you all so much for your loving generosity during these difficult times.
Deep River Soup Kitchen Needs More Volunteers
Shirley Rutan needs a few volunteers to help with our Thursday night meal site. She needs a couple people to be in charge of teams. While we continue to deliver meals remotely, teams are only responsible for the salad and dessert. All other food is provided by SSKP. Teams only cook 4 times a year. Contact Shirley at 860-767-8295 M-F, before 3 pm and at 860-227-7724 any other time.
Board of Christian Service News
Church World Services Blanket Drive in October
Each October we accept donations to Church World Services (CWS)for blankets that will be provided to those in need. These blankets are shipped all over the world. This year we will be providing a link to the CWS website where you can donate directly. Our goal this year is 75 blankets.
Cemetery Clean-up Day - October 25
The Teen Issues class has graciously offered to help clean-up the cemetery on Essex St. of which we are very grateful. We are in need of 2 or 3 trucks to remove the brush and bring to the dump. We also will be planting 200 daffodil bulbs and could use some help with those. Meet at the cemetery at 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!
What Can I Do? BE A PRAYER PARTNER!
Sara (high risk pregnancy)
Victims of Fires in CA and western US
Firefighters & rescue workers
Hurricane & Tornado victims
Brendan Morrison (heart procedure)
Family of Kathy Judd
Tom Bogart (not doing well)
Lori & her daughter (Lori’s brother & 2 kids)
Family of Judith McKinnon
ALL Health Care & Essential Workers
Everyone affected by COVID-19
Safety for ALL who are back in school
Those experiencing grief in the loss of a loved one
Victims of Natural Disasters
Our troops around the world
Our National Guard
Dr. P. Huded Gary Tryon (at home now)
Rob Rankin Bobby
Jim Rankin Celia
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 (still needs prayers)
Sue Knirsch Matthew Vallandingham
Jack & Luella Monique
Linda & Bill Masterson Louisa Rudnycky
Meredith Alyssa (brain surgery)
Davis (hospital) Richard (tests)
Wilbur (Hospice care) Ken (Hospice care)
Sally LaFaille Lorraine
Andrew & his mom, Alicia Dick Adams (hospital)
Family of Nan Anderson Louis Phinney
Frieda (Heart issues) Carrie (serious infection)
Bev Coulter (Chestelm) Mary Rayner (Home)
Savanah Grace (brain surgery)
Eric (motorcycle accident & mom Claire)
Susan Miron (Recovery from shoulder surgery)
Long Term Requests:
Rev. Bill West Debra
Mark Bruscoe Ruth Woodcock
Carolyn Wehr Ben T
Marion Beemer Jon
Jerry Clark, Jr. Dottie Davis
Noah Krebs Mary Karam
Tom Lindner Cathy Fremut
Adam Ann & David
Darcy & Ken S (cancer)
Lyn & Harry Sybil
Steve Thomas Ed Judd
John Bach Ed Hemmann
Carol Zuppe Danny H
Rev. Allen Humes Pat Downey
Trudy Harding Kathy & Ron
Bob Groth, Jr.
Alison, Chris, & Paul Karam
Mark & Lorianne Griswold
David Johnson (aggressive chemo)
Scott Misner (awaiting heart transplant)
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.