NEWS & EVENTS

 

HYBRID WORSHIP: In-Person and Online!

Masks optional. If you are comfortable, please join us! 

We encourage everyone who cannot attend in-person worship to join the livestream on YouTube! 

COMMUNION: First Sunday of the Month

Pastor John found a safe and convenient way to serve communion. Small, sealed communion cups containing bread on one side and juice in the other, placed in the pews. Each pew also has a bag to discard the cups. We are changing with the times!

FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS NEEDED: Join us for in-person Fellowship after worship. Volunteer hosts are needed to set up and provide goodies! It can be simple with a beverage and a bite to eat. Host with a friend! Call the office to sign up! (845) 562-0954.

 

FOOD PANTRY Open this week, Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 AM

First of all, it was great to see Kathy walk into church this morning! She is still healing, but out and about as she is able. 

 

This is our distribution week.  We are especially busy at church, since we have our Fall Fair on Saturday, October 8!  We appreciate all the time and effort that everyone puts into making our community mission work. This week we’ll give out any remaining backpacks. Our veggies will be delivered again on Wednesday, with Bob meeting Virginia in the morning. Kathy says that the bags are packed, moved to Fellowship Hall, and we’re ready to go!

We are happy to report that we’ll be receiving a check of $34 from Hannaford’s for their August special bag program. Thanks to all who participated.

 

We thank you ALL for your support! Debby and Kathy

FROM THE PASTOR

Our “Music from on High” this week featured our Singers in the balcony leading hymn singing. If you liked that, let us know. If you would like to join them, contact Nancy Thomas. Or just lend your voice when the time comes.

 

We start the month of October with Communion and continue with some of the most famous passages in Luke's Gospel – the parable of the mustard seed, the persistent widow and the aloof judge, the ten lepers who are healed but ungrateful, and Zacchaeus, the wealthy tax collector.

 

Also, perhaps this next month you can spend some time thinking about stewardship and commitment to our congregation.  No sermons on that, just a gentle reminder!

Yours in Christ, JTR

CHRISTIAN ED: We had a great start on September 18, and we would love to continue the momentum. On October 30, children are welcome to wear their costumes and will enjoy decorating harvest festival cookies!

Thank you all for the donation of Play-Doh.

Yvette

FUNDRAISING:

FALL FAIR: SAT, OCT 8 from 8AM-3PM

Volunteers needed to sort clothes in the Nursery and sell raffle tickets, contact Jeff Bousche.

RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY PIES!  $15 for your choice of apple, pumpkin, blueberry, lemon, or Black Forest Cake.  Orders are due Fri, Nov11 and pickup is Wed, Nov 23. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

OUTREACH is planning to put together a new photo directory.  Dan and Karen Olson will begin photographing those who wish to participate in October (after Fall Fair). Also, soon we will once again see a photo montage video on the screens in the sanctuary! If anyone has photos of events they would like to share, please send them in jpeg form to the church office email. 

PER CAPITA is our Church's responsibility to pay Presbytery per member. Per Capita of $38.83 is in addition to our pledge.  Many of us have not paid for 2022.  Please send in your per capita as we are approaching the end of the year.  If you are unsure if you have paid, check your quarterly contribution statement, or email Jolee DuBois. 

NEWS AND PRAYER: If you have articles for the Newsletter or prayer requests, please contact Nancy. 

 

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