This Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:00 AM – Worship
11:00 AM – Coffee Hour
11:30 Choir rehearsal
Dare to love and to be a real friend. The love you give and receive is a reality that will lead you closer and closer to God as well as to those whom God has given you to love.”
OLD TESTAMENT Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16
GOSPEL John 14: 1-14
SERMON “The Way Home” Rev. Allyson Glass
The flowers today are given by Michelle Mann in loving memory of her mom.
Please join us downstairs in Fellowship Hall for Coffee Hour.
LAY LEADER: George Bashura
GREETERS: Jaclyn Kregling & Stephanie Kregling
DEACON OF THE MONTH: Karl Kregling
This Sunday we will not only celebrate Mother’s Day, but we will also celebrate the Festival of the Christian Home. In this way, the day is a tribute our own mothers and those who are mothers, but also to those who surround us with love in our Christian home.
Our Gospel reading for this Sunday is John 14: 1-14 in which Jesus says goodbye to His disciples and says in verse 3: “I go and prepare a place for you”. He is telling his disciples he is going ahead to prepare a dwelling-place, a home for them. He promises to never leave them alone, that they did not need to fear or worry about their lives whether on earth or in heaven. We can take comfort and reassurance from this promise as Jesus not only makes a home for us, He makes His home within us. In this way, wherever we live – we belong to Jesus and thus we belong to each other.
This Sunday we celebrate our home together as a Christian family as we are upheld and surrounded in His love and peace. For us there is “no place like home.”
Blessings, Pastor Allyson
Lord Jesus, if and when we feel homeless, remind us that You are our home. May we share this sense of belonging with those we meet. Amen
Prayer by Amy Boucher Pye
Monday, May 15 4:30 PM Weight Watchers
Tuesday, May 16 6:15 PM GS #135
7:00 PM Council
Wednesday, May 17 6:00 PM GS #60306
Thursday, May 18 7:30 PM Masons
Bible Study: Pastor Allyson will be offering bible study on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm. The first study will be held on May 23rd in the “Nursery” room across from the church office. We will be discussing the “I Am” statements of Jesus over the next few months. All are welcome to join the discussion and the fellowship.
Going Away Picnic for Laura Thompson
When: Sunday, May 21st, 1:00 PM
Where: The Mann’s, 1024 Racebrook Rd., Woodbridge
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.