August 12, 2022

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Taryn Noelle

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Thought for the Week

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.

Alain de Botton


Happy 15th Anniversary to Dan and Lauretta!!

Haugh Family

This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service
  • Important Dates
  • Family Movie Tonight (Friday)!
  • Firewood Project Saturday!
  • Holy Land Presentation Sunday
  • Taryn and Joe Davidian Sunday
  • August Happenings!
  • Congregational Meeting August 21st!
  • Provide Refreshments for a Sunday!
  • Register for Bible Camp!
  • Stowe Interfaith Coalition Service
  • Toddler Play Date Sept 10th
  • Blessing of the Backpacks Sept. 11th
  • Blessing of the Animals Sept 18th
  • Nursery Help Needed!
  • Ways to Support Ukrainians
  • Pictures
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday August 14, 2022 9:30AM



Masks are recommended, but not required for those attending services in person.


Lay Reader: Greg Morrill

SPECIAL MUSIC: "I Know that my Redeemer Liveth" Leslie Peterman, soloist

SCRIPTURE Luke 10:25-37

MESSAGE: "The Parable of the Good Samaritan" Rev. Dan Haugh


The Good Samaritan

Family Worship for Children and Youth

For the next 4 Sunday’s, Pastor Dan will be inviting all of our children and youth to join their families upstairs in the Sanctuary for an inclusive Family Worship Service!


There will be special bulletins for our children and youth, and those will include fun ways to follow along in the service, and will also include themed word finds, puzzles and coloring pages.


Regular Children’s and Youth Worship will resume downstairs in Fellowship Hall on Sunday September 11th, with a special “Blessing of the Backpacks!”


Nursery Care will be provided in the Nursery throughout, and our wonderful new Nursery Care Provider, Orly Bryan will greet you with a smile each week!


Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Friday, 8/12  8:15 Family Movie Night, Free Screening of ZOOTOPIA at Spruce Peak!

Sunday, 8/14 9:30 Celebration Service In-person and livestreamed

Monday, 8/15

12 noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 8/16 5:00 Board of Directors Meeting In-person Fellowship Hall

8:00 AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 8/17  Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

Friday, 8/19  1:30 Stowe Tango Festival Lecture sanctuary


Gage Charles Daliere and Will Vaus on 8/12

Camille Cobaugh on 8/13

Calista Hardesty on 8/14

Ed Kaiser and Nathan Rice on 8/15

Richard James and Vanessa Eliasson on 8/16

Matthew Percy and Nancy Tooley on 8/17

Paul Kartluke on 8/18


Bob and Amy Marshall on 8/13

Warren and Ann Andersen on 8/16 



Tonight is Family Movie Night!

We're doing a Family Movie Night tonight, Friday 8/12 up at Spruce Peak at 8:15 pm!! Come watch a free screening of ZOOTOPIA. 

United Way

Saturday is Firewood Program!

2022 United Way of Lamoille County Service Days:

  • Saturday, August 13th from 8:00am - noon
  • Saturday, September 10th, from 8:00 am - 2:00 (delivery days)

Volunteers are needed to block, split, and stack wood. People with chainsaws, wood splitters, trucks and trailers are essential. 

Please sign up here to volunteer and to learn more about the firewood program. (

A deep, heartfelt thank you for offering your time and commitment to help our neighbors stay warm this winter. We couldn’t do it without you! 

Garden Tomb

Capernaum: How a Galilean Jewish Village Became a Christian Pilgrimage Site

Sunday, August 14, 2022

11:15 am Holy Land educational presentation (open for all) Capernaum: How a Galilean Jewish Village Became a Christian Pilgrimage Site. This meeting will be in person in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom.

Join Daniel Ehrlich, Keshet's Educational Director to virtually visit this site in Northern Israel and to gain insight into the Jewish context of the foundational stories of Christianity. Get to know this Jewish community of the Second Temple period and better understand how the story of Jesus and his followers is part of the saga of the Jewish People of the Second Temple period. It is a 40-45 minute learning session combining Powerpoint with maps, texts and timelines and video with live narration and teaching followed by Q&A.

Register Here

Taryn Noelle

Concert This Sunday!

Joe Davidian and Taryn Noelle will offer and share a concert of memories, music, milestones and friendship at the beautiful Stowe Community Church in Stowe at 5:00 pm on Sunday August 14th.  We hope that you may come join us for an evening of story, fellowship, memories and new beginnings.


Joe and Taryn have been longtime friends and collaborators over the past 25+ years, and would be thrilled to see you there, and to say hello! Joe is originally from East Montpelier, VT, and now resides and works in New York City, and is widely known and revered as an international Jazz Piano phenom and sensation. Taryn, who is originally from Toronto, Canada, did her own stint in NYC as an actor, and now splits her time between Stowe and Craftsbury, VT. 


$10 pp, suggested donation at the door, cookies and lemonade provided!


August 2022

Busy August Ahead! Save These Dates!

August 21st Congregational Meeting right after 9:30 service to vote on replacement and upgrading our kitchen stove and hood including bringing everything up to code. Members will also be voting on a new vice president as Kathe Rhinesmith will be relocating to New Hampshire. Thank you Kathe, so much for all your spiritual guidance and leadership in our church.

August 21st "Picnic at the Parsonage” 11:00 am Bring your own picnic food, blankets, chairs, and beverages and relax together on the lawn of the Parsonage for an extended time of fellowship following the morning worship service.

Bible Camp, August 22 – 26, 9:00 am to noon. Go to our website Stowe Community for more information.

August 28th- Summer Interfaith Service themed on Homelessness in Lamoille County. More information to come.

September 4th evening service at the Parsonage. Cookout at 5:30 pm. Service begins at 6:00 pm

Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting August 21st!

A Congregational Meeting will be held after the 9:30 Sunday Service on August 21s to vote on

  1. The replacement and upgrading our kitchen stove and hood bringing everything up to code. 
  2. Members will also be voting on a new vice president as Kathe Rhinesmith will be relocating to New Hampshire. Thank you Kathe, so much for all your spiritual guidance and leadership in our church.

Help Keep the Fellowship Going!

We need help with Sunday refreshments after the 9:30 service. You can choose whatever you want to serve.

Here is a link to sign up. Thank you for helping out.

2022 Bible Camp

Register for Bible Camp!

Remember to sign up for Bible Camp, August 22 – 26, 2022, 9:00 am to noon.

Go to our website Stowe Community for more information.

Lamoille Community House

Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition Service

Reserve the date Sunday, August 28, 2022 for our

First Summer Interfaith Service!

•It will be an evening service.

•Theme: Homelessness in Lamoille County.

•Focus: Lamoille Community House.

Hosted by the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition.

More details to come.

Toddler Play Time
Blessing of the Backpacks
Blessing of the Animals

Ways to Support Ukraine!

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is appealing for support for refugees and for elderly and other vulnerable people who are displaced within Ukraine and unable to leave. As a member of the ACT Alliance, UCC support is being targeted to people most in need through humanitarian relief partners with a history of working in the region.

For more information or to donate go to

Ukraine Emergency Appeal


Pictures from Last Week!

Kathe and Labyrinth

Musical Selections - Yes, they're the same as last week! The Insert Video feature wasn't working on Constant Contact!

Believe In Something - (Official Music Video) - Original Song by Mat and Savanna Shaw

I am a big fan of Mat and Savannah Shaw (They've sort of outgrown the Daddy and Daughter Duet title!) This is an original song written by them that I believe is really appropriate for our current time: "Believe in Something!"

Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Dolly Parton) - Bel Canto Choir Vilnius

Another piece that seems to be designed for our current times is this Craig Hella Johnson arrangement of a Dolly Parton composition "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." Here it is sung so well by the Bel Canto Choir Vilnius.

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