Week of 7/2/2017

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Sunday, 7/2/2017

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”

Thomas Merton, theologian and author

OLD TESTAMENT      Psalm 89:  1-4, 15-18

GOSPEL     Matthew 10: 40-42

SERMON    “Rewards”

         Nancy Rogers

The flowers are given today in honor of Doris Jane Merritt Hanson,

from her granddaughters Elizabeth & Katherine.

LAY LEADER:  George Bashura

GREETERS:  Lynne Bashura & David Wheeler


Many thanks to Maribeth for sharing her talent with us today.




Monday, July 3 4:30 PM Weight Watchers



July Communion

Our July Communion will be celebrated on July 9th as Pastor Allyson will be attending the UCC General Synod in Baltimore, MD from June 30th to July 4th.  Pastor Allyson is serving as a Delegate to the Synod representing the Naugatuck Valley Association and is looking forward to her first time experience attending a General Synod and having the opportunity to meet and interact with fellow clergy and lay people from our denomination.  We are blessed to have Nancy Rogers preaching on July 2nd.


Join Us as We Celebrate Our Second

Seymour/Oxford Community

Summer Worship Service

Sunday, July 16 at 10 a.m.

At Trinity Episcopal Church

91 Church St.

Seymour, CT

We look forward to worshiping with you as

our various local faith traditions bring our

uniqueness together as one – and as we

discover that we just may have a lot of

music in common!

Non-Perishable food items and monetary offerings will

help support Spooner House.

Bible Study:  Pastor Allyson will be offering bible study on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm.  The nest study will be held on July 25th 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.

“Say It with Flowers”

Our flower chart is completely vacant for the entire month of July.  Flowers are a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.  Does anyone have flowers in your garden you would like to share with your church family?  That would be wonderful.  Thank you.


Seymour/Oxford Food Bank:  The food bank is in need of a driver or two to pick up at Market 32 on Tuesdays at 1 pm.   You will be picking up produce, meat and baked goods, and bringing them back to the food bank.  A pickup truck or large SUV will be needed to carry all of the food.  You will need to transfer the items from store bins into boxes we provide.  Any questions please call 203-888-7826. Thanking you in advance.


2017 Snowflake Fair, Nov. 18 ~

If any members are interested in renting a space ($25), please see Connie Wiesniak.

The crafters are now at work making items for the fair.  If you have any old wreaths, ribbon, decorations, or items for the Christmas Treasures Room that you don’t need, we would love to have them.  Bring them to church on a Sunday or call Connie at the church office to make other arrangements.

The Valley Diaper Bank collection which we have been participating in, is having their next collection from June 1 – July 3.  If you would like to make a monetary donation instead of purchasing diapers, since they are expensive, we will buy diapers with money collected.

Outreach Committee

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.

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.