March 17, 2023

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Thought for the Week

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far. 

Irish Proverb



This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Services: 9:30
  • Important Dates
  • Red Cross Blood Drive TODAY, Friday March 17th!
  • Easter Flower Orders Due Sunday!
  • Compassion International Sponsorship
  • SCC Ski and Ride Day Monday
  • SPARK Continues on Monday
  • Interfaith Teach-In Monday
  • March Calendar
  • Sip and Stuff March 30th
  • March Prayer Focus: The Deacons
  • Mission of the Month - Kenyan Orphan Project
  • Holy Week Schedule
  • Earthquake Relief
  • Provide Meals for Lamoille Community House
  • Ways to Support Ukrainians
  • Pictures
  • March Sermons
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday March 19, 2023 9:30AM


Kenyan Orphanage

Celebration Service!

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


PSALM Psalm 37

Lay Reader: Amy Cobaugh

ANTHEM: "The God of Love My Shepherd Is"

SCRIPTURE: Mathew 7:1-12

MESSAGE - "In Everything..." Rev. Dan Haugh

MISSION MOMENT Kenyan Orphanage Karen Monsen

USHERS - Karen Monsen and Marcia Johannesen

Youth Room

Youth Group Meeting at 9:20!

We would, if possible, like to meet downstairs in our youth room each Sunday from 9:20-10:20am. We'll be together for our full hour, at which point everybody will be asked to head quietly upstairs and receive further information from the ushers on duty! Please let us know your thoughts!

Prodigal Son

Children's Worship!

The lesson this week is about "The Prodigal Son" God loves us, even when we don’t deserve it.

Key Verse: “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!” And they began to celebrate

Luke 15:24

Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Friday, 3/17 11:00-3:30 Red Cross Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall

Sunday, 3/19 9:30 Celebration Service In-person and livestreamed

Monday, 3/20

9:00 SCC Ski Day at Stowe Mountain Resort

12 noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

3-4:30 SPARK in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 3/21

8:00 AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 3/22 Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:30 Choir rehearsal in Organ Loft

Friday, 3/24 6:00 MMWA Graduation in Sanctuary


Lauren Jennings and Katie Ziegler on 3/17

Deb Martin on 3/19

Cassandra Damon on 3/20

Christina Glowac on 3/21

Lauren Jennings on 3/22

Anne Southam on 3/24

Clea James on 3/25


Dave and Nan Myers on 3/25


Blood Drive

Blood Drive at Church Today, March 17th!

Before you celebrate the "Wearing of the Green!" How about donating some "Life Giving Red!"

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be at the Church on Friday 3/17/23 11:00 – 3:30 in Fellowship Hall.

Use the link below to make a reservation.

Stowe Blood Drive

Easter Flowers

Order Easter Flowers by This Sunday!

Order flowers for Easter to decorate our church! Choose among Tulips, Daffodils, Lilies, or Hyacinths for $15 each. Order Forms are due by March 19, 2023 at NOON!


Please make checks payable to: STOWE COMMUNITY CHURCH on the memo line enter “Easter Flowers”. Checks may be mailed to the church (PO Box 991, Stowe, Vt. 05672), or left in the secretary’s office.


To use a credit card, call the office.


Easter Flower Order Form


SCC Ski and Ride Day Monday March 20th!

We're planning a second SCC Ski and Ride Day at Stowe Mountain Resort on Monday March 20th! Join Dan and others for some skiing, a brief service at the Mountain Chapel, more skiing, and then Apres Ski at the Round Hearth!

We'll meet at 9:00 by the new Sunrise lift, the service will be at 11:00.

We'll also Apres-Ski or Lunch at the Round Hearth at 1:00. Non-skiers or riders are welcome to join us there!

If you have any questions, contact Greg Morrill at


SPARK on Monday!

SPARK after-school programs will resume on Monday's from 3:00-4:30 pm, and Miss Taryn will always meet students at SES and walk them over to the Church! 

SPARK will resume for 3/20 & 3/27. Each week will consist of a short Bible Lesson, Outdoor Play/ Activity Time, Games, Crafts and a Healthy Snack!

Please feel free to reach out to Taryn Noelle, the Director of Children's Ministries if you are interested in signing up! 


March 2023

March Calendar

March 17th - Red Cross Blood Drive at Church 11:00-3:30

March 19th - Easter Flower Order deadline

March 20th - Stowe Community Church Ski and Ride Day at Stowe Mountain Resort

March 20th - Easter/Passover Interfaith Teach-In 6:30-8:00PM

March 30th - Sip and Stuff at the Parsonage 5:00-7:00


Still Time to Sponsor a Child!

There's still time to sponsor a child living in poverty through a wonderful organization called Compassion International!  So far, our church members have signed up to sponsor 6 children, with at least 5 more soon to be sponsored. Thank you so much! 

Our church goal is to sponsor 19 children by March 19th!  The Missions Committee will have a table with the remaining children profile packets to share after church for the next few weeks and can also meet individually to share the profiles with anyone interested or answer questions.

Here are the names of the 8 children left to sponsor:

Melany, Bolivia, July 21, 2018

Baizid, Bangladesh May 16, 2015

Samira, Sri Lanka, January 30, 2020

Cesar, El Salvador, July 20, 2012

Adjoa Aduwa, Ghana, June 4, 2002

Moussa, Burkina Faso, May 30, 2013

Kishalini, Sri Lanka, January 15, 2021

Laksayan, Sri Lanka, June 28, 2019

You can also email Amy Cobaugh at or text/call 860-681-4488. Your generosity can change the lives of children living in difficult conditions who could use extra hope and help.

Greater Stowe Interfaith

Addressing the Face of Poverty in Lamoille Valley

An Interfaith Easter/Passover Teach-In

At Blessed Sacrament Church + Online

Monday, March 20, 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Poverty has always been an issue in Lamoille Valley. During and post-COVID, poverty has grown exponentially with people experiencing severe need due to economic hardship. The local Lamoille faith communities, in partnership with United Way, are creating an Interfaith Benevolence Fund to help support those in need and to play a part in lifting them up from poverty.  Come to this event to help support these efforts and to hear the stories of those directly impacted, alongside experts, clergy, and community members who share a vision of basic needs and dignity for all. For thousands of years, people of many faiths have drawn on the stories and songs of Passover and Easter to create a hopeful, actionable future. Learn about the region’s complex issues of poverty and what we can do to help enhance solutions happening now to ensure vibrant, healthy communities where everyone’s needs are met. 



Please RSVP to Stowe Community Church, PO Box 991, Stowe VT 05672 or call the office 802-253-7257 Mondays through Fridays 8:30 – 2:30. Thank you.

Sip and Stuff

March Prayer Focus: The Deacons

The position of deacon had its genesis in Acts Chapter 6, when the early church was faced with the possibility of division over the distribution of food among the widows. The twelve apostles of Christ called together the church and asked them to “choose seven…from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom” who could be given the responsibility for oversight of this important task, allowing the apostles to give their attention “to prayer and the ministry of the word.” Whether service takes the form of direct service to Pastor Dan or service that ministers to the needs of those in the church and the community, it is intended that the service the deacons provide allows the pastor time for prayerful reflection as he listens for the voice of God for sermons that elevate us all spiritually.   

With the need for prayer in mind, the deacons (Theresa Tedstone, Jean Mudgett, Tracy Wall, and Brad Osborne) ask for your prayers during the month of March. Pray that God will guide our service, strengthen us, and present us with opportunities within the church and our community to serve in new ways that we could not previously have imagined. Pray also that God will equip us with the tools to faithfully carry out our calling as those opportunities present themselves. Whether it be the right words to say to someone who is struggling, a strengthened spirit to discern the needs of those who may not feel comfortable sharing, or the time and resources to meet unforeseen needs as our church grows…we ask that you include us in your prayers.

Kenyan Orphanage

Mission of the Month: Kenyan Orphan Project

The focus this month is on our support of the Nyalwodep Project in Kenya. Our church through the Mission Committee has been sponsoring this project since connecting with this organization through Dr. Jack Bryant and his wife Nancy, Stowe residents and church members in 2005.  They were also doing missionary work in Nairobi, Kenya where they met Pastor James Ouma and saw the urgent and pressing needs of his group of widows and orphans from the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The Bryants introduced our congregation to this needy organization and since then we have been sending funds to help with the food, clothing and education of these students. There are currently 75 children and 40 widows cared for at Nyalgunga which is about 60 miles from Nairobi. 

Pastor Ouma has visited Stowe Community Church twice, once with his wife Alice who co-founded the Project. We hope to continue to support these vulnerable children and help them out of the throes of poverty by getting an education so they will have a better future. 

f you are interested in donating, helping with a student’s education or being part of a mission group to visit Nyalgunga and Pastor Ouma please contact Karen at or 802-253-9437.

Holy Week 2023

Ways to Help Earthquake Relief!

The news continues to unfold about the devastating earthquake on the border of Turkey and Syria. The death toll continues to rise – numbers are pointing to over 40,000 – depending on the source. This is shattering news and adds to the challenges of the war in this area for over a decade.

Here are some vetted relief organizations where you can help

Lamoille Community House

Mission and Service Opportunity

The Lamoille Community House is looking for volunteers to make meals for their homeless clients this winter. You can purchase or provide a meal for 10 people and bring it to the shelter at 5:30pm on the date you select. Information and available dates can be found on their website.


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



(If you have pictures for inclusion in the Quest, please email them to



Kenyan Orphanage
Kenyan Orphanage

Kenyan Orphan Project

March Sermons

Sermon from Sunday Mar 12, 2023

March 12, 2023

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

Musical Selections

Nunc Dimittis - Amy Beach

This week I feature works by Amy Beach who lived from 1867-1944. Beach was born in Henniker, New Hampshire. A child prodigy, she was giving piano recitals and composing music by age 6. Here is her Nunc Dimittis.

Bethlehem - Amy Beach - The Choral Society of Pensacola, Peter Steenblik

Amy Beach was the first American woman to compose and publish a symphony. That symphony was premiered by the Boston Symphony in 1896. Here is another of her choral works, "Bethlehem."

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