Worship service and all meetings are cancelled for Sunday January 24, 2016 because of severe weather conditions and unsafe driving conditions.
Stay safe, see you next week!
Annual meeting postponed!
Please be advised that the Annual Church Meeting, originally scheduled for January 24, 2016, has been postponed one week.
The rescheduled 2016 Annual Church Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2015 at 12:15 P.M. following a Pot-Luck Dinner at 11:30 A.M.
The Agenda of the meeting (unchanged) will be:
The review and acceptance of:
~Minutes of 2015 Annual Meeting
~2015 Committee Reports
~Nominating Report, including election of any new Officers and Committee Members
~Financial Reports, including approval of the 2016 Annual Budget
~To hear a final report from our Property & Renovations Committee regarding the lift project; and
~to consider any other concerns that may come before the Governing Body.
All members of the Seymour Congregational Church are both urged and expected to attend this meeting.
We Are One Body
I am looking forward to my first Annual Meeting here at the Seymour Congregational Church. It is interesting that our lectionary reading this week is 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a. In the reading entitled “One Body with Many Members” the apostle Paul writes to the church in Corinth about the privilege and responsibility of membership in the Body of Christ. I have found that the members of the SCC really understand that we are all given different gifts to use in supporting our church and spreading God’s word to the world.
On Sunday we will celebrate this incredible year in the life of our church with a time of fellowship while we enjoy a Pot Luck meal and then during our Annual Meeting. Truly this has been a wonderful year in the life of this church; we celebrated 225 years as a congregation, we worked hard to raise money for a handicap lift to make our church buildings accessible to everyone, and we began our ministry together when I was called to be your Pastor. Reading through the Annual Report I am amazed at the community outreach we do in so many ways, some large like Spooner House and others done quietly like donations to the food bank and the veterans. We pray for each other and for friends and for those we may never meet and knit and crochet prayer shawls. We share our beautiful church with the community through our Snowflake Fair and our Bunny Breakfast.
Truly we are a Body of Christ who understands that there is no way of belonging without participating. Through our mutually shared union with Christ our bond is so real that we share each other’s joys and sorrows. While the unity of our church maybe different for each of us; we are all enlivened by the same Spirit bestowed on us by Christ to do Christ’s work in the world.
So, enjoy our time together on Sunday and pat yourselves on the back and say, “job well done, good and faithful servant.”
Blessings, Pastor Allyson
O dear Savior, be not impatient with us – educate us for a higher life, and let that life begin here. May we be always in school, always disciples, and when we are out in the world may we be trying to put into practice what we have learned at Jesus’ feet. What he tells us in the darkness may we proclaim in the light, and what he whispers in our ear in the closets may we sound forth upon the housetops.
Charles H. Spurgeon
The new Flower Chart is up for 2016. Why not celebrate a birthday, memorial, or special date with flowers? There are plenty of dates available. The flowers are $25.00 and can be left in the “Flower Box” in the church office or given to Cherie after church.
A Memorial Service for Linda Wheeler will be held here on February 7 at 2 PM.
PIEROGI MAKING TIME….
We will meet every Friday starting on Feb 12th 9am to 11 am for the fillings (potato, Sweet potato and Kraut) 5pm to 8pm for the dough making and assembling the pierogi. We really need as much help as we can. Many hands make light work.
See you on the 12th (bring a friend)
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
A meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 7th following church service. Get your coffee and meet in the gym to discuss: what shawls you are working on, any comments you have gotten about the shawls given. Are you having problems/help with knitting or crocheting? Where have all the prayer squares gone? Come to the meeting to find out.
.“Along the Road” Worship Series
Ash Wednesday – February 10th
Ecumenical Services of Communion and Imposition of Ashes
WHERE? WHEN? TIME?
* 12 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church
*6 pm at Seymour Congregational Church
Light Meal of Soup and Bread followed by 7 pm Worship
OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK
Reverend – Tues., Wed. & Thurs. – 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Pastor Allyson is looking forward to meeting with members of the congregation and sets aside mornings for that purpose. Please call first to meet with her in the afternoon as she will use this time for visitation and community outreach.
Administrative Asst. – Tues., Wed. & Thurs. – 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
*Please send your announcements to the church office by WEDNESDAY morning if you wish them to be included in next Sunday’s bulletin.