September 2, 2022

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Marylou Durett

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Thought for the Week

Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington


Dan Installation

We celebrate Pastor Dan's first anniversary with the Stowe Community Church!

This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service
  • Important Dates
  • Sunday Evening Cookout & Service!
  • New Book Drive!
  • 109 Main St Presentation Tuesday
  • United Way Firewood Project
  • Baked Goods Needed for Friday!
  • Nursery Volunteers Needed!
  • Toddler Play Date Sept 10th
  • Blessing of the Backpacks Sept. 11th
  • Blessing of the Animals Sept 18th
  • New Member Orientation Sept 25th
  • Lamoille Housing Annual Meeting
  • Host Families Needed!
  • Ways to Support Ukrainians
  • Pictures
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday September 4, 2022 9:30AM



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


Lay Reader: Carrie Alario

SPECIAL MUSIC: "With Joy Unspeakable" Ruth Roy, soloist

SCRIPTURE Matthew 25:14-30

MESSAGE: "The Parable of the Talents" Rev. Dan Haugh



Parable of the Talents

Family Worship for Children and Youth

For this Sunday, 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.


Pastor Dan’s Message and Sermon will be all about The Parable of the Talents.

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

Sunday, 9/4 9:30 Celebration Service In-person and livestreamed

5:30 Cookout in Parsonage Park

6:00PM evening Service in Parsonage Park

Monday, 9/5

12 noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 9/6

8:00 AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

1:30 109 Main Design Presentation in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 9/7

Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:30 Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 9/8   Fellowship Hall carpet cleaning

Saturday, 9/10   9 – 10:30 Play Date at Elementary School


Janet Wilkins-Godin and Josephine Brownell on 9/2

Charles Kerrigan on 9/3

Ethan Ray Dabrowski and Grant Steven Dabrowski on 9/4

James Peterman on 9/6

Leslie Peterman on 9/8


Charles and Linda Gougler on 9/9


July 3rd Folks

Sunday Evening Cookout and Service

All are welcome to a cookout and evening worship service this Sunday, September 4th

Weather permitting, we will gather on the lawn at the Parsonage for a service of music and messages. The musical genres for this evening service span from contemporary Christian to folk, gospel, pop, jazz, classic rock, and Broadway classics. 

Come at 5:30 pm for some grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and please bring a chair/blanket, beverages, and picnic supplies. The service will begin at 6 pm.

Book Drive

109 Main Street Presentation Tuesday

The Town of Stowe has approved an addition to the Country Store building (formerly Lackey’s) adjacent to the Church. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. We have asked the developer, Glenn Mink, to provide us with a presentation on the project; he and his architect will do so this Tuesday, September 6, at 1:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Feel free to attend and learn about this significant project.

United Way

United Way Firewood Program!

We are in desperate need of delivery trucks and trailers!

United Way of Lamoille County 2022 Service Days:

  • Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022 (8:00am - noon) 
  • Saturday, September 10th, from 8:00 am - 2:00 (delivery days)

Volunteers are needed to block, split, stack and deliver wood. People with chainsaws, wood splitters, trucks and trailers are essential. We have over 35 cords of wood to deliver (and more applications arriving daily). We are in desperate need of delivery trucks and trailers. (Imagine: a fleet of 10 trucks delivering in one weekend. That is my dream. :)

Please have people 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! 

British Invasion Sale

Baked Goods Needed for British Invasion!

The Women’s Fellowship is looking for volunteers to provide baked goods and also to serve as hosts during next weekend’s British Invasion, Friday September 9th. Our vision is to have our beautiful sanctuary open and provide water and baked goods for the guests that evening, as well as make special SCC items and raffles available for the new quilt. 

Please sign up in the Narthex for a specific time slot and email Lauretta Haugh for more information:


Looking for Volunteers!

Our Christian Education team is in need of volunteers for two areas of our ministry:

Nursery Care volunteers needed to snuggle with infants, build big towers, read books and let your imagination run wild while playing with our toddler group. Time commitment is once every 6 weeks (on a rotating basis)

K-5 Teaching assistants needed for our K-5th grade classes. Teaching our children is an important task and we need lots of volunteers to ensure we are providing a strong foundation of faith for our children. No preparation involved, just show up and help the teachers and students. Volunteer benefits - Lots of high fives, smiles, goldfish crackers and you may come away with a better understanding of a Bible story! Time commitment is once every 6 weeks (on a rotating basis).

Please reach out to Heather Stowe ( or Chris DeRienzo ( to volunteer.

Toddler Play Time
Blessing of the Backpacks
Blessing of the Animals
New Members

New Members Orientation- Sunday, September 25th at 10:30am

This session is for anyone interested in becoming a member of Stowe Community Church. It will be held following the 9:30 service on Sunday Sept. 25th*

Lamoille housing

*WHAT: Learn about Lamoille Housing Partnership's work in 2021 and 2022 creating housing opportunities affordable at every income level in Hardwick and Lamoille County communities, what's next for the organization, and ways that you can be part of LHP’s ongoing community development work. If you're someone who is concerned about local housing affordability challenges, this meeting is a great introduction to our scope of work. PLUS, we will have FABULOUS hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music!

*WHERE: River Arts Community Art Center located at 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville VT 05661.

*WHEN: Monday September 26, 2022 from 3:30PM to 6:00PM.


*RSVP: Let us know you’ll be there! RSVP by September 20th via this Google Form (preferred), or by calling our office at (802) 888 - 5714.

*PARKING: Parking is available in the municipal parking lot across the street from River Arts, in the Union Bank parking lot on Portland Street, and at the Oxbow Riverfront Park. Street parking is available throughout Morrisville on Portland and Lower Main Streets. 

*QUESTIONS? Contact LHP’s office at (802) 888 - 5714.

Gospel Choir

Host Families Needed!

On December 3, our friends at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center are inviting back The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir. Many of our church members saw them last year and enjoyed the concert enormously. Housing will be needed for the members of this choir, and SPPAC is wondering if members of the congregation would be willing to open their homes that evening. If you can, please send a quick email to


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


Bible Camp!

Bible Camp 2022
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Last Sunday!

Laborers Skit
Laborers Skit
Ushers Meeting

Musical Selections

VOCES8: Ave Maris Stella by Edvard Grieg

Another example of heavenly singing from VOCES8! Edvard Grieg's "Ave Maris Stella". When you put this group in a great acoustical space, you truly appreciate their spectacular singing.

VOCES8 Straighten Up and Fly Right

In case you've ever wondered who the individuals in VOCES8 are, here they introduce themselves in a concert on their U.S. Tour earlier this month in Katonah,NY. Plus demonstrate their talent with vocal jazz.The BBC Proms are well in progress. This Wednesday's concert featured British choral group The Sixteen." Here's one of the numbers they performed, Salve Regina.

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