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May 6, 2022

Church Phone

802-253-7257

Prayer Team

802-253-7257

Church emails

Marylou Durett info@stowechurch.org

Rev. Dan Haugh dan@stowechurch.org

Taryn Noelle taryn@stowecommunitychurch.org

Lorna Dill lorna@stowecommunitychurch.org

Church Website and Livestream

www.stowechurch.org

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Thought for the Week

I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood.

Lance Conrad

Notices:

Several Stowe Elementary teachers let us know that Shoshana Diamond (mother of two small boys) sustained a significant left tibial plateau fracture. She just had surgery to stabilize this injury but needs to be non-weight bearing on her left leg for the next 8 weeks. Use the link below to sign up to help provide meals:

 

Meal Train signup : mealtrain.com/6dqr2d

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This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service
  • Fellowship on the Porch
  • Important Dates
  • Dan's Installation Service June12th!
  • 2023 Interfaith Holy Land Trip!
  • Try Out the New SCC Website!
  • Noon Music in May Wednesday!
  • Winter Clothing Drive!
  • Donations to Food Share!
  • Seeking Director of Youth Ministry
  • Ways to Support Ukrainians
  • Pictures
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday May 8, 2022 9:30AM

Livestream: www.stowechurch.org

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



SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 139

Lay Reader: David Roy

                   

ANTHEM: "The Lord Is My Shepherd" Rutte


CHILDREN'S MESSAGE


SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis1:20-27


MESSAGE: "The Nature of God" Rev.Dan Haugh


FELLOWSHIP On the Front Porch

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Children’s Message:  Israel Needs A Leader!

 

Key Bible Verse for this Quarter: “The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.”

    (Psalm 145:8)


We will have two more weeks of SPARK classes on Wednesday May 11th and May 18th! There are still spaces available to join, so please let Marylou or Taryn know if you’d like more information on those classes!


We also are already beginning to plan and prepare for Bible Camp! So stay tuned for dates and details about how to sign up for that as well!

Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Saturday 5/7 Vermont Green Up Day!


Sunday, 5/8  9:30 Celebration Service In-person and livestreamed


Monday, 5/9 12 noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall


Tuesday, 5/10 8:00 AA meeting in Fellowship Hall


Wednesday, 5/11

12 noon AA Meeting in Fellowship Hall

12 noon Noon Music In May

3:00 SPARK Children's Ministry

5:30 Choir Rehearsal

Birthdays

Charlie Burnham and Deborah Wehe on 5/6

Karen Monsen on 5/7

Denise Dalmasse on 5/8

Diane Lee and Josh Peterman on 5/9

Jackson George Lindemer and Gary Durett on 5/11

Charles Alekson on 5/14

Anniversaries

Steve and Kathleen Jones on 5/7

Features

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Installation Service on Sunday June 12!


Stowe Community Church

members and friends invite you to join us for a

Service of Installation

for our pastor,


The Reverend Daniel Gary Haugh


Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 6:00PM

Stowe Community Church

137 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont

RSVP to info@stowechurch.org

or join us via live stream at www.stowecommunitychurch.org


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Fellowship Hour This Sunday!


Please join us immediately following the 9:30am worship service, for a fellowship gathering on the church porch. Special thanks to Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer for providing us a wonderful treat!

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Stowe Holy Land Interfaith Journey April 2023!


Dear Stowe Community Church members and friends,


As we continue our Holy Week journey following the footsteps of Jesus from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem continuing on through his arrest, crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, we turn to the Scriptures to remember and retell his story. What better way to engage in this narrative than by actually walking in the footsteps of Christ and exploring the places where Jesus lived, taught, served, and experienced his passion and resurrection….the Holy Land!


People of the Christian faith have made special pilgrimages to Israel for centuries, witnessing first-hand the historic sites of spiritual significance that have shaped us in our collective faith. Will you join me and other members of the Stowe Community Church along with our interfaith neighbors for the trip of a lifetime to Israel, next April 2023? Read for more details, below.


I wish you all a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter!


Pastor Dan 

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Dear beloved faith communities,


We are delighted and moved to share some big news with you: the first-ever greater Stowe Holy Land interfaith journey to Israel!


This unprecedented trip for our community will take place April 16-24, 2023 (just one year from now) for eight days of touring Israel, plus a two-day optional extension to visit Petra, Jordan.  


See the traditional site of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. Visit the town of Nazareth where he grew up. Explore the Ministry of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee. Follow his footsteps on the Via Dolorosa as he walked towards the cross. Experience an unforgettable Easter morning moment at Garden Tomb in Jersualem. 


In addition to many more Christian locations, we will will sightsee the important Jewish religious sites: picture yourself at Shabbat services at the Kotel/Western Wall, touring the ancient architecture and contemporary art in Tzfat/Safed, and experiencing a somber visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. 


At the heart of this tour is the opportunity for meaningful connection and learning and relationship-building. In addition to the local friendships you will make, you have the chance to meet directly with Ahmadiyyan Muslims, Ethiopian Jews, Israeli Arab Christians, observant Jews for a home hospitality Shabbat meal, and Israelis and Palestinians taking important steps towards peace and reconciliation.


And of course, there’s the delicious food at the outdoor markets and in Bedouin tents in the desert, and great fun in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv on the beautiful Mediterranean.


For a land price of only $2,990.


Please check out the full itinerary and pricing here and register without any financial commitment now.


Or join us in person at St. John’s on Thursday, June 9, 6-7:30 pm for an evening of locally catered Israeli food for a program to learn more about the trip, available online also from 6:30-7:30 pm. Or be in touch with any of us with more questions.


A happy and meaningful Passover and Easter to you all!


Rev. Dan Haugh, Stowe Community Church

Rabbi David Fainsilber, Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, rabbidavid@jcogs.org

Rev. Dr. Rick Swanson, St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church

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New Website!


SCC is transitioning to a new website over the next few weeks. For now you can see the current look at stowechurch.org, or a brand new look at stowecommunitychurch.org. Soon both domains will have the same (new) look, and we'd love to use all the feedback you'd like to share.


Send any feedback to mortbutler@gmail.com

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Families Need Your Help – Donate Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarves


Time to donate your new or gently used/cleaned coats, hats and gloves as the season ends in order for others to have warm clothes in the fall. Each year many worry as the weather grows cold here in Vermont, how they will provide warm clothes for their families. This year The Stowe Community Church is working to build a closet for the DCF Department for Children and Families in Morrisville. We are currently collecting any new or very gently used/clean coats, hats gloves and scarves to share with the families in need. All sizes are needed. Adults and Children.


Please look and see what you have outgrown or not used and drop them off at the Stowe Community Church from April 18 – May 15. A box will be located in the entryway of the church during the hours of Sunday through Friday from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm. (Please make sure there are no holes, stains or buttons missing). Your kindness and generosity will go a long way to help Vermonters stay warm next fall!


Thank you from The Stowe Community Church

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A Message from Local Missions!


Food insecurity is real for quite a few people in our community. In an effort to help those in need, we would like to keep our Food Share box well stocked as best we can.


 Please notice that the box has been moved from the back hallway into Fellowship Hall. We are asking everyone who is able to please think of this when you are grocery shopping. Consider adding a few things to your cart to put in the box. Some items people use most are: peanut butter, cereal, tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit and vegetables. Any nourishing, non-perishable foods are great. 


Thank you so much everyone. 

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Director of Youth Ministry


We are hiring.


If you have a passion for young people, outdoor recreation and building a community of faith, we should talk!


Stowe Community Church is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry who is ready to build on a solid foundation and bring new life to the growing ministries of SCC. Experience in education or leading a youth-based program is preferred, but a love of Christ and passion for our youth group is a must. Duties include developing an inspiring and engaging ministry for students 6th grades and up; including curriculum, programs, music and maybe a trip to the mountain every once in a while.


Any interested applicants should send a resume or a letter of interest to Marylou Durett at info@stowechurch.org. The position is available for the right person to start immediately.

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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

Pictures from Last Sunday's Contemporary Service

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Pictures from the Attic

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Charlie Burnham shares some views that most parishioners never see. Here's the stairway to heaven!

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Looking toward the back of the Church. By the way, wish Charlie a Happy Birthday if you see him!

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Musical Selections

For the Beauty of the Earth, by John Rutter (2012) | The Tabernacle Choir

As a follow-up to Pastor Dan’s sermon last Sunday on the blessings of nature, I’m including a couple of anthems written by John Rutter. Rutter is one of the best present-day choral composers. This first one is his own adaptation of “For the Beauty of the Earth”.

Look at the World, John Rutter

Here the composer himself directs massed choirs in another of his works. “Look at the World” reminds us that all things come from God and we are “stewards of God’s bounty!”

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