February 9, 2024

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Thought for the Week

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller



Photo by Theresa Tedstone

This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service 9:30am
  • Important Dates
  • Online Fellowship Hour on Zoom!
  • Lenten Calendar
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Tuesday!
  • Lenten Bible Study Starts Feb. 13th
  • Copley Woodlands Kids Club Starts Feb. 14th
  • Christian Education Committee Seeks Help
  • Winter Hats and Socks Drive
  • Mission of the Month - Lamoille Community House
  • SCC XC Ski Day at Trapps Feb. 24th
  • Kenya Missions Visit
  • SCC Recycling Opportunities
  • Youth Activities Coordinator Needed!
  • Pictures
  • December/January Sermons
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday February 11, 2024 9:30AM


Chalice Hymnal

Celebration Service!

Music Sunday!

Masks are optional at our services at this time. As a congregation, we respect those who chose to wear a mask out of personal concern/safety.

SPECIAL MUSIC Jake Whitesell, Saxophonist



SCRIPTURE Psalm 150 Lay Reader: Sandi Kuhl


USHERS Dave and Nan Myers

Jesus Walks on Water

Childrens Worship

The Lesson this week is titled: Walking on Water, and the Key Phrase associated with the Lesson is: 

Whether we’re walking on water or sinking down, Jesus reaches out. 

And the Key Bible Verse attached to the Lesson is: 

[Jesus] said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 

                                               Matthew 14:29

Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Friday, 2/9

1:00 Cristina and Michael Sherman Wedding

Sunday, 2/11 Celebration Service 9:30am In-person and Live-streamed

11:00 Online Fellowship Hour via Zoom!

Monday, 2/12  

Noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

6:45 - The Circle in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 2/13

10:00 - Online Lenten Bible Study

10:30 The Circle in Fellowship Hall

3:00-4:30 SPARK in Fellowship Hall

5:30 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St Johns in the Mountains

7:30 pm AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 2/14

Noon AA Meeting in Fellowship Hall

12-2:00 "Ashes To Go!" on Main Street

5:30pm - Choir Rehearsal in Organ Loft

7:00pm - Ash Wednesday Service in Sanctuary

Thursday, 2/8

6:45pm Zoom Bible Study with Kathe Rhinesmith


Wynter Bennett on 2/9

Emmett Knittle on 2/10

Olivia Hulse on 2/11

Hayley Armbruster on 2/13

Leslie Kartluke on 2/14

Dillon LaViale on 2/16

Sarah Hochtl and John Rains on 2/17



Online Fellowship
Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

This Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 - 7p

Requested Donation: $10 per person


St. John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church invites Stowe Community Church to join us for the traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, hosted by the Men of St. John's. Enjoy buttermilk pancakes, sausage, Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm maple syrup, and so much more. At 6:15p, join in the fun of our yearly pancake toss. Challenge the reigning champion, Pastor Dan Haugh! We look forward to having you with us.


Lenten Bible Study

Pastor Dan and Rev. Barbara will be leading an online Lenten study at 10:00am on Tuesdays from February 13-March 26. More information will follow. If you are interested in signing up for this, please contact Marylou in the office.

Copley Woodlands

Copley Woodlands Kids Club Starts Wednesday!

Wednesday February 14th 3:00-4:30!

We are thrilled to share a new partnership with Copley Woodlands!

We are starting a Kids Club that gives Children's Worship students an opportunity to give back, and spend time once a month with the residents at the Woodlands!

Miss Taryn will meet any interested Children's Worship kiddos at Stowe Elementary School at after school pick up, with snacks in tow, and we'll walk over to Copley Woodlands for a fun and faith filled Fellowship time with the residents of Copley Woodlands!  We'll make Valentine's Day cards, decorate cookies, listen to music and just talk and visit. 

Parent pickup is at Copley Woodlands at 4:30 pm! Please feel free to reach out to Taryn Noelle, if you have any questions, or would like some more info. 

Childrens Message

Christian Education Committee Seeks New Members

Our Christian Education Program is growing and with that our committee needs to grow too! We are looking for new members to fill the following jobs on our committee. 


  • Keep financials current for our committee
  • Suggest budgets and proposals for events and committee needs


  • Draft posts about events for the SCC Communications team to send out
  • Coordinate Mailers, Posters, Flyers that are made for each event
  • Keep the database of contact information current

Events Coordinator

  • Help with coordination of various fun events for the children throughout the year. 
  • Coordinate volunteers and donations for events. 

Contact Lauren Jennings for more information.

The Way

Lenten Journey - "The Way"

Please save the date, February 17, 2024 for a potluck supper and movie “The Way” in Fellowship Hall starting at 6:00. RSVP to by Thursday, 2/15/24. Or call her 802-476-8001. .

Winter Hats and Socks
Lamoille Community House

Mission of the Month: Lamoille Community House

The Lamoille Community House provides shelter and services to people experiencing homelessness in Lamoille Valley. We provide safe spaces to support people in their journeys towards stable housing. With beds, warm meals, access to laundry, toiletries, clothing and other supplies, we make sure to meet our guests' basic needs, in addition to connecting them to housing case management and referrals to support for other identified needs. LCH is open 24/7 365 days per year, and our most consistent need is meals for our guests. We provide a hot dinner every night and rely on our community members to provide those meals.

Please consider becoming a dinner provider to ensure our guests have nutritious home cooked meals.

Sign up here to bring a meal to the shelter. 

If a meal is not something you're able to do, we are always happy to accept monetary donations, you can do so by visiting

Our Mission Moment will be on February 18th with Kim Anetsberger, Executive Director coming to speak.

XC Day

SCC XC Ski Day at Trapps February 24th!

We are having a cross-country ski day at Trapp’s for everyone on Saturday February 24th at 1:00!   

There will be more details to come in the following weeks, like cost to ski and where to meet for a snack after skiing. Please mark your calendars and we hope you can come. 

Meg Scotti and Lynne von Trapp. Any questions please contact

Thank You to SCC from Kenya

Kenya Mission Visit in July!

The Mission Committee is planning a small mission trip to visit our orphan school that we sponsor in Kenya. Pastor Ouma is very excited to welcome us to the school and suggests that beginning of July would the best time. Accommodations would be provided. The committee is reaching out to see if anyone in the congregation is interested in joining us on this trip?  There will be an optional safari trip to Kenya and Tanzania tentatively planned afterward. For more information, please contact Karen at


Printer Cartridge

SCC Recycle Opportunities

We mail small empty ink cartridges to CA postage free and they send us a small check. This week we received a check for $16.50. Thank you for bringing your small ink cartridges to the church!

This week we donated about 40 pairs of eyeglasses to Lion’s Club. Thank you so much for donating your no longer needed eye glasses. They go to people in the U.S and all around the world, who cannot afford glasses.

Each month we take donated large empty ink cartridges to Staples. They give us vouchers to use to buy church supplies.

Youth Coordinator

Youth Activities Coordinator Needed!

Stowe Community Church is seeking a 10 hours/week, part-time Youth Activities Coordinator who is willing to build on a solid foundation and bring new life to the extended ministries of the SCC. Duties include developing engaging service projects, social outings, bible studies for students 6th grade and up ... and maybe a trip to the mountain once in a while.

Any interested applicants should submit a resume or letter of interest to

The job is available for the right person immediately.


Seeking photos of SCC

We're always looking for photos to include in the Quest! If you take some SCC-related photos, please send them to either Marylou ( or Greg Morrill (

Church Officers

Chris DeRienzo

Chris DeRienzo


Amanda Song

Vice President

Skip Wentz


Teresa Osborne


Dian Williams

Head Usher

Last Week


December/January Sermons

January 7, 2024

Sermon from Jan 7, 2024 A New Way Forward

January 14, 2024

Sermon from Jan 14, 2024 You're a Marvel

January 21, 2024

Sermon from Jan 21, 2024 Building a Better World

January 28, 2024

Sermon from Jan 28, 2024 Power to Do

February 4, 2024

Sermon from Feb 4, 2024 "Everyone is searching for healing" Rev Dr Sarah Drummond

You can find past sermons on the Stowe Community Church YouTube channel. Go to YouTube and search on Stowe Community Church.

Musical Selections

Welcome - Mark A. Miller / Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville Tennessee

This Sunday we will introduce a new hymn to the congregation. "Welcome" with words by Laurie Zelman and musuc by Mark A. Miller. Here's a chance to get a head start learning that song!

My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord

We'll also be singing several spirituals for Music Sunday. While we won't be singing this one, I had to include it. This high school chorus from Oregon is fantastic and you can tell they love this song!

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