Week of 5/7/2017


“How wonderful it is being a sheep in the flock of God. Our shepherd is the one that created the grass that we need for pasture, He is the one that created the rivers and the waters, He is the one who holds everything in His hand and He is my Shepherd.”

Edmond Sanganyada, The Good Shepherd: Grace sets back your setbacks


OLD TESTAMENT      Psalm 23

GOSPEL John 12: 1-10

SERMON             “How Sweet It is to be Loved by Him”         Rev. Allyson Glass

The flowers today are in celebration of Brenda White’s birthday given by her mom.


Please join us downstairs in Fellowship Hall for Coffee Hour.

LAY LEADER:  Gail Catlin

GREETERS:  Teresa Kregling & Howie Bradshaw



10:00 AM – Worship

11:00 AM – Coffee Hour

11:30 AM – Scholarship Meeting

11:30 AM – Adult Choir Rehearsal



Monday, May 8 4:30 PM Weight Watchers

7:30 PM Masons

Tuesday, May 9 6:00 PM Scholarship Mtg. 6:15 PM GS #135

7:00 PM Deacons

Wednesday, May 10 6:00 PM GS #60306




 Prayer of the Week

God of goodness, we give thanks for the gift of life, wonder beyond words; for the awareness of soul, our light within; for the world around us, so filled with beauty; for the richness of the earth, which day by day sustains us; for all these and more, we offer thanks.  Amen

Evening Prayer from the Mishkan T’Filah, A Reform Siddur





SCHOLARSHIP:  Scholarship application time is just around the corner.  The Scholarship Committee of our church awards funds to qualified scholarship candidates from two distinct funds.  The Pittis Fund, the larger of the two funds, is restricted to those candidates who will attend or are attending, on a full-time basis, an accredited four-year college or university for the purpose of obtaining an undergraduate degree.  The Common Fund is an unrestricted fund, which may be used for awarding scholarships for any form of advanced education.

Applicants are eligible for an award if they are members or children of members of the Seymour Congregational Church.  The amount of the awards is influenced by the number of  applicants and the amount of income available from the trust funds, which support the scholarship program.

The scholarship committee will once again be having two mandatory meetings for all scholarship applicants – new and repeat – and their parents Sunday, May 7th at 11:30 and Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00 pm.

 If you have any questions, contact Karen Baker, 203-888-0394.

The Seymour Oxford food bank is in need of volunteers on May 13, 2017. We will need help in two shift from 12 o’clock to to 3 o’clock and 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, to help sort and date food that we will be receiving from the Letter Carrier’s 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive The food bank is located at 20 Pine St. Seymour, Ct. If you have a questions please call Teri at 203-888-9688.
Thank you,

From the Outreach Committee – Registration is now open for the Spooner House 20th Annual Walk for the hungry and homeless.  Saturday, May 20th at the Derby Greenway.  Form a team, join a team, or register individually.  Registration is $20 and you can set up your own fundraiser page.


Silver Lake Open House:  Take a ride with us and check out Silver Lake Conference Center!!! We will be heading to Silver Lake for their Open House on Sunday, May 21, 2016from 2-4 p.m. First time campers and interested campers and their families are encouraged to attend the Open House to get an advance peek at their awesome facilities and waterfront. More details to follow about departure time and transportation – see Nancy Rogers with any questions.

Can’t make SLCC Open House? Contact the office at 860-364-5526 to schedule a time to visit and tour camp.


The Silver Lake Board of Directors is delighted to invite you to the 11th Annual Silver Lake Conference Center Golf Tournament.  We hope you will join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year on Tuesday, June 6 at Lyman Orchards in Middletown, CT.  We invite everybody to cheer on your church’s foursome, support Silver Lake, and try out the fun beginning at 9:00 AM with a Shotgun Start-Scramble Format.  Registration is online at www.silverlakect.org and click on the Golf Tournament link to sign up or become a sponsor.  Any questions, please call 860-364-5526.

Going Away Picnic for Laura Thompson

When: Sunday, May 21st, 1:00 PM

Where: The Mann’s, 1024 Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge

RSVP: Michelle Mann, mrsmmann@hotmail.com or 203-387-9661

All are welcome, bring a lawn chair and side dish/salad or dessert to share. Manns will provide pulled pork and other grilled items.


Come join us for SCC’s 5th Annual “Hot Dog Stand” for Veterans and participants of the Seymour Memorial Day Parade Sunday May 28th

At this time we would like to request donations of Hot Dogs, but only “Hummel’s Skinless” and any kind of bottled water.  Items can be left in the kitchen, marked for the“Parade”.  We are also accepting any monetary donations.  This is a wonderful way to not only show our support but to also show others some of the things that are important to us like family, neighbors, our community, faith and fellowship.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated

We will be setting up the Field of Flags the week before the parade, more details to follow.

Thank you and God Bless!

For more information, see Lynne Foreman or call (203) 881-1250


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:  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 kreg5@comcast.net 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.


Please send your announcements to the church office by Wednesday morning if you wish them to be included in next Sunday’s bulletin.