Welcome to Seymour Congregational Church
Sunday Worship Service – November 6, 2016
OLD TESTAMENT Psalm 145: 1-5, 17-21
EPISTLE Ephesians 1: 11-23
SERMON “Be Numbered Among the Saints” Rev. Allyson Glass
The flowers today are in Memory of Robert H. Marshall from the Marshall Family.
GREETERS: Angela Page and Erica Pacitto
LAY LEADER: Kim Majkner
DEACON OF THE MONTH: Kim Majkner
10:00 AM – Worship
11:00 AM – Coffee Hour – It is being hosted by the Property Committee
11:30 AM- Children are invited to trim the angel-themed tree in the back room on the main level and pick the topper.
11:20 AM – Christmas Cantata Rehearsal – Holiday “Sometime Singer”s still welcome to sing in the Cantata. This year we are having a combined Pageant/Cantata.
11:45 AM – Adult Choir Rehearsal
On Sunday morning I asked you to write “Why I love Our Church” on a post-it note as a way to begin our Stewardship Campaign. I was so blown away by your wonderful posts that I want to share them with you. So relax, smile and enjoy reading why SCC is such a remarkable place.
Blessings, Pastor Allyson
“Why We Love Our Church” Post-it Notes
October 30, 2016
*I just love our church family… I know of no other place with such a collection of good people and special friends, a truly special place.
*We are a family!
*I love my church because it reminds me that the Lord walks with me each day. I can face and get through everything life brings. I am thankful.
*Remember how to live in Jesus’ way
*To be uplifted – especially by the music – the feel of the Spirit of God
*Friendship, acceptance, compassion, cheerfulness, hope, usefulness
*A wonderful Pastor and warm and friendly congregation
*God’s House – (music notes drawn)
*Enjoy the fellowship – and how everyone joins/supports special events, the community, outreach activities, choir, coffee hour
*I feel loved here. We are family
*For the sense of joy and peace we receive through fellowship and ministry
*Fellowship, family, giving
*This church reminds me and looks like the church I was married in, the congregation always got together and worked well together.
*I like Church School (with hearts drawn around it)
*Everyone is so warm and welcoming and friendly, beautiful choir and organ, lovely minister
*Seeing all of my friends
*The people you meet and the things you learn.
*My church brings me back to my youth and connectedness with family. It brings back the simple times of youth, but mostly the idea that I am home.
*Friends and Family
*This loving Church Family
*I love that we love each other (the word love was done with a heart)
*Worshiping our Lord’s message through music and the warmth of our congregation
*Coffee hour! (with a mug and cookies drawn)
*They are truly my family. When life presents a dark veil – I know the sky is clear when I am with my church family. Warm – welcoming – choir – how everyone comes together
*I love my church for the great family of people and the music we sing!
*Coffee hour and making friends
*The true family feel
*Abundant Blessings, family, the word, music, and praise
*Fellowship and Pastor Ally
*I’m thankful for the love and friendship I have received from members of this church. I feel blessed.
*We are family! (with a heart)
*Love and support of my church family
*I love my church because it is very welcoming and inviting. There is much love and faith – there is a beautiful sense of community and family. (with a heart)
*The support, the family atmosphere, Pastor Allyson
*I love my church because we are a family brought together by God. I have been blessed with lasting friendships from SCC and cherish them all. (with a heart and a smiley face)
*Music (with a smiley face)
*This is home, this is where my soul smiles, this is where angels speak to me.
Next Sunday, November 13th – Join us as we welcome new members.
Monday, Nov. 7 4:30 PM Weight Watchers
Tuesday, Nov. 8 6:15 PM GS #135
7:00 PM Deacons
Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:00 PM GS #60306
Friday, Nov.11 7:00 PM VFW Candlelight Service
Birthdays This Week
Nov. 6 – Diane Barna & Leslie Miklus, Nov. 9 – Mary Jo Chevarella,
Nov. 10 – Deanna Imbro & Peggy Frazine, Nov. 12 – Linda Buckner
(Please let office know if we missed your birthday)
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who shared in our special day and to those who were unable to make it but help make the church what it is today. It is such an amazing place to worship and will live forever in our hearts! We feel truly blessed to have been married at Seymour Congregational and to have shared the last several years with you all.
I feel it’s no coincidence that God sent you Pastor Ally, someone who continually brings you the message of the love that Christ has for you.
Thank you for warming our rings with your love and well wishes.
Cherie, thank you for the fulfilling our last minute request with the Cinema Paradiso theme song, all of the music was just perfect!
Sending our love and peace to you all,
Mr. and Mrs. David Bell
(has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?)
Good morning all,
The Seymour Oxford Food Bank is in need of volunteers to help with our food drive from the Boy Scouts, Schools and Seymour Police Dept. to date, separate, and box up food on November 19th from 10 o’clock on all day.
We will also need help to put together the Thanksgiving baskets on Tuesday, November 22nd from 9 o’clock until noon. We are putting together 80 thanksgiving dinners. Please meet at 20 Pine St. Seymour for both events. Without your help it will be very difficult to serve our community this Thanksgiving. If you could please put this in your church bulletin, tell your friends and family, and if you know of any organizations that are looking to do some volunteer work for the holidays please let them know. If you need any more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-888-7826.
Do you like to knit, crochet, or sew? I invite you to join our prayer shawl ministry. Shawls or lap blankets are given to those who have suffered a loss, an illness or even in celebration of an event. Have questions? Please call Lynda Boynton at 203-888-5473.
PRAYER CHAIN: The Prayer Chain is open to everyone. There is an amazing strength from the power of prayer. To have your email address added to our prayer chain so you will receive notifications of those in need of prayer, let Teresa Kregling know at email@example.com or call her at 203-881-2027. If you have a prayer request you would like to go out to the people on the Prayer Chain, email or call Teresa and she will send it out.
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