November 11, 2022

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Marylou Durett

Rev. Dan Haugh

Taryn Noelle

Lizi Lyon

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Thought for the Week

Never was so much owed by so many to so few.

Winston Churchill


Veterans Day

This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service
  • Important Dates
  • Welcome Our New Members!
  • Order Your Christmas Flowers!
  • Mission of the Month: Lamoille Community Food Share!
  • Thanksgiving Baskets!
  • Got Dough?
  • Order Your Wreath!
  • Share Your Music!
  • Prayer Focus: The Trustees
  • Christmas Fair December 3rd!
  • Quilt Raffle
  • Quest 2023 - Stewardship Kick-Off!
  • Ways to Support Ukrainians
  • Pictures
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday November 13, 2022 9:30AM


Welcome New Members

Celebration Service!

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


BAPTISM Graham Sontum Liljedahl


Lay Reader: Charlie Burnham

ANTHEM: "O Light Divine

SCRIPTURE Isaiah 2:1-4            

MESSAGE: "That we may walk in his paths" Rev. Dan Haugh



Youth Group

Youth Group Meeting!

The new Youth Group will again this Sunday during the regular 9:30am service. They will meet in the youth room downstairs. 

All Middle School and High School students are invited and urged to bring a friend!

Holy Moly

Children's Worship!

This Sunday we continue with  HOLY MOLY! We will divide into our two classes; have some Bible lesson time, along with a craft and a healthy snack provided for all!

This week’s lesson is all about: Solomon, and the Key Bible Verse to tie into this lesson is:

From father to son, the temple got done.

“. . . My father David could not build a house for the name of

the Lord his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him . . . But now the Lord my God has given me [Solomon] rest on every side . . . So I intend to build a house for the name of the Lord my God.”

                                       1 Kings 5:3-5


Our after school Ministry program called SPARK! will continue this Monday!

Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Friday, 11/11 8:00-10:30 Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast Stowe High School

3:30-5:00 Play Rehearsal in Fellowship Hall

Sunday, 11/13 9:30 Celebration Service In-person and livestreamed

9:30 Youth Group

11:30-1:00 Play rehearsal in Fellowship Hall

Monday, 11/14

12 noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

3:00 – 4:30 Sparks Camp in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 11/15

8:00 AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 11/16

Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:30 Choir Rehearsal

5:30-7:00 Play Rehearsal in Fellowship Hall

Friday, 11/18 3:30-5:00 Play Rehearsal in Fellowship Hall


Tyler O’Toole and John Steel on 11/11

Adrian Wayne Bryan on 11/12

Andrew Lacey 11/13

Marcia Johannesen on 11/14

Brent Pearson on 11/16

Nicholas Espey, Mark Fucile and Ruth Roy on 11/17

Paige Hamilton on 11/18


Christian and Amy Cobaugh on 11/13

James and Christina Strong Thomas on 11/13

Richard and Louise Deuso on 11/16


New members

Welcome Reception for Our New Members!

We hope that you can join us this Sunday at our 9:30am Worship service as we welcome 22 new members into our church family! Immediately after the service we will have our first inside fellowship gathering since the pandemic began. 

Please join us downstairs after the service to welcome our new members, enjoy each other's company and have a slice of cake.


Order Your Christmas Flowers!

Help decorate our sanctuary for Christmas!

Order your poinsettias by this Monday November 14th! Each plant is $15 again this year, no inflation here! Available colors are Red, White, Glitter, Pink, or Marble.

You can order by printing the form below or by emailing Marylou at

Print Order Form

Mission of the Month: Lamoille Community Food Share

The annual giving from the Stowe Faith Communities to the Lamoille Community Food Share for Thanksgiving food baskets and this Sunday November 13, 2021, is the last day to contribute.

This giving tradition over the past 31 years was started by Deacon Elise Braun from St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe. Known as Share For Thanksgiving,(was known as Turkey Challenge) food baskets are for anyone in need.

Please be as generous as possible in your giving. Make your check payable to Stowe Community Church and put “Share for Thanksgiving” on the memo line. You could put cash in an envelope and put it in the collection plate entering “Share for Thanksgiving” on the envelope. Thank you.


Thanksgiving Baskets!

The Stowe Community Church is teaming up with Blessed Sacrament Church and the Stowe Schools to provide local families in need with Thanksgiving baskets.


Please see our turkey at the back of the church or at our neighboring schools.  Pull the food feathers to help donate. Food donations need to be brought back to church by Sunday November 20nd at 10:30am. If you are providing a turkey or refrigerated item please place it in the church kitchen refrigerator. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to offset the basket cost or if you know of a family in need please contact Chris DeRienzo at Thank you all!

Pie Baking

Got Dough?

We need your help to make pies for Thanksgiving!

There are signup sheets, pie pans and boxes in the Narhex to help with apple and pumpkin pies. Pies to be delivered to church on Tuesday morning 11/22. There is also a signup sheet to help with customers picking up their pies.

Approximately half the pies will go to those in need of food and the rest we will sell.


Order Your Wreath!

Women’s Fellowship has wreaths for sale again this year. Wreaths come in small or large; options are plain, with a bow or fully decorated. Bow choices are of bright red, burgundy or plaid.

Please contact Nancy Myers by Monday November 21st email is: , or Phone: 802-244-1471


12” plain $20, with Bow $21, fully decorated $23

16” plain $25, with Bow $26, fully decorated $28 (limited)


Share Your Music!

Do you play an instrument?

We'd love to include you in our Sunday worship. We will be occasionally featuring instrumentalists in the next few months during our 9:30 service, either as soloists, duets or with an accompaniment by our Music Director, Karen Miller. It would be great to include YOU! Come up to the choir loft after a Sunday service and introduce yourself, or call the church 253-7257 and leave your number and we'll get in touch.

Church Street View

November Prayer Focus: The Trustees!

During the month of November we are asking for prayers for the Trustees of our church. They are David McGaughy, Jim Peterman, David Myers, and Scott Noble. Our trustees are responsible for all of the upkeep of our church property, maintaining the beauty of our building, safety, and maintenance of the Church building including Narthex, Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall. They are also responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the church parsonage. 

With such old buildings this requires an incredible amount of time and work, and they are looking for volunteers to help share this work. If you are interested in decorating, painting, interior designs, gardening, contracting, consulting or just lending an extra hand for projects, please contact our Head Trustee, David McGaughy at McGaughyDavid1@gmail.comMany hands make light work.

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair December 3rd!

The Christmas Fair is Saturday December 3rd from 10:00-2:00!

We need gently used jewelry for this year. The jewelry can be dropped off at the church. 

If you're interested in helping, contact either or


"Blue Lagoon" Quilt Raffle!

Again this year we are having our Quilt Raffle. This gorgeous throw quilt (5'x5') was hand made by Nancy Tooley.  

Raffle ticket prices are $5 for 1 ticket and $10 for 3 tickets. The drawing will be on the Saturday of our Christmas Fair.

Chris Derienzo

Quest 2023 - A Journey Forward in Faith!

A year ago we presented you with our 2022 stewardship and growth campaign. And what a year of growth it has been.  With your generosity, leadership of Pastor Dan and the hard work of all of our committees, this year has been a celebration of “New Beginnings”.

I am very excited to kick off our new Stewardship campaign, Quest 2023…. A Journey forward in Faith.  This is a plan to reach out further into our community, continue helping our neighbors and friends and welcome more people inside our church doors.  A plan for more fellowship opportunities to bring us closer together. A plan for increased growth with the church’s next generation, our students.

During November and December, members and friends of our congregation will be bringing brief Stewardship messages on Sunday mornings.  Their stories will reflect their reasons for supporting our church and will hopefully encourage you to respond generously to our collective needs.  Our goal for 2023 is $200k to fund our important growing programs and building needs.  We can only reach this goal with your generous support!

Remember it is your generosity that has allowed our church to grow.  We ask all of you to prayerfully consider how you can help make a difference through your pledge to our new campaign, Quest 2023… A Journey forward in Faith.

Chris DeRienzo -President Stowe Community Church

Night Before Christmas

"Twas the Night Before Christmas" on December 9th and 10th!

In December we will be doing a new musical adaptation of the beloved story “Twas the Night Before Christmas”!. We have an amazing cast of 24 children and youth, and rehearsals are well under way! 

The performances are scheduled for December 9th and 10th at 7 pm! We hope that you will consider coming out to see us!


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


More Blessing of the Costumes and Halloween!

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

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Blessing of the Costumes

Musical Selections

Semper Fidelis - U.S. Marine Band

A couple of weeks ago I attended a concert by the President's Own, the U.S. Marine Corps Band held at Norwich University. They performed their signature Semper Fideles by Sousa. It would seem appropriate for Veteran's Day.

VOCES8: This Is My Song (Finlandia) - Jean Sibelius arr. Blake Morgan

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day as it marked the signing of the armistice at the end of WWI, "the War to end all Wars!" In the U.S. we now observe it as Veterans Day and in Canada it's Remembrance Day. "This Is My Song" celebrates the goal of all wars and all those who served in them!

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