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Weekly Quest – June 10-17

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Newsletter

Weekly Quest – June 10-17

June 10, 2016 OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT Stowe Community Church develops loving followers of Christ who celebrate throughworship grow through teaching connect throughfellowship care through serviceand share throughoutreach to our community and world. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK  For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash This Week in the Quest: Sunday’s Celebration Service This Week’s Calendar Words From Will Bible Camp Pasta Dinner on June 23rd! Gathering Hearts Craft Class Schedule Opportunities to Serve the Church Parsonage Fund Update: Total spent…$76,500 Received This Week: $0 Total contributed…$62,900   Still needed…$13,600 Please prayerfully consider making a donation! Sunday Celebration Service June 12, 2016 Choir Recognition Sunday PSALM: 32 Lay Reader: Chuck Dudley NEW TESTAMENT READING: Acts 14 ANTHEMS: “And The Father Will Dance” – Hayes “My Soul Longeth for Thee” – Mendelssohn (This anthem is a gift from Sue and Bruce Bennett in memory of Leah Henzel) “He Watching Over Israel” – Mendelssohn “With a Voice of Singing” – Shaw MYSTERY BOX SERMON: “Keys to Growth: Church-Planting”    USHERS: Dave and Nan Myers Please stay after the worship service for a coffee hour and fellowship! Return to top  Church Calendar for June 12-19                                                              Sunday, June 12      8:30 Choir rehearsal in loft 8:30 Apostles’ Creed discussion in Fellowship Hall 9:30 Celebration Service 9:30 Kids Connection 1:00 Memorial Service for Corrine Bryan Monday, June 13 12:00 noon      AA weekly meeting Tuesday, June 14 8:00 pm           AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall Wednesday, June 15 12:00 noon      AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall Friday, June 17 9:15 am           Staff meeting 3:00 pm           Wedding Rehearsal 4:00 pm           Wedding Rehearsal Saturday, June 18 1:00 pm           Wedding 3:30 pm           Wedding Next Sunday, June 19 8:30 am           “Apostles’ Creed” Discussion in Fellowship Hall 9:30 am           Celebration Service in Sanctuary 10:30 am         Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall or on the Porch Happy Birthday this week to: Miles Crow and Michael Martin on 6/12 Brooklynn Miller on 6/14 Happy Anniversary this week to:    Thorpe and Sally Freeman on 6/16   PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Tooley 802-793-1637 for June Return to top Words from Will! We had a wonderful Ministry Fair last Sunday with over 45 people signing up for one or more ministries in which they want to be involved in the church. If you missed the Ministry Fair and would like to sign up for a ministry, please consider the list of ministries below and let me know of your interest by email (will@stowechurch.org) or phone (802-999-7634). “Church Planting” may or may not be a term you have ever heard of before. What does it look like to plant a church? What are the essential ingredients involved? Those are two questions I will be seeking to answer this Sunday at 9:30 am in our Celebration Service as we look at Paul and Barnabas’ continuing missionary endeavors as recorded in Acts 14. Return to top Bible Camp Pasta Dinner on June 23rd! We will be joining Blessed Sacrament and St. John’s again for our Bible Camp to be held June 20-24, 2016 at Blessed Sacrament Church. Our theme this year is Deep Sea Discovery and learning that God is with us wherever we go. On Thursday, June 23rd, the students in our Outreach Program will be hosting a Pasta Dinner at Stowe Community Church from 5:30-7:30PM. The cost will be $10 for adults/$5 for children 12 and under. The proceeds from this dinner will go to the Ziegler family to help with Tim’s ongoing medical expenses. We...

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Weekly Quest – June 3-10

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Newsletter

Weekly Quest – June 3-10

June 3, 2016 OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT Stowe Community Church develops loving followers of Christ who celebrate throughworship grow through teaching connect throughfellowship care through serviceand share through outreach to our community and world. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK  Here are four questions to ask yourself at the end of each day: 1. Was I easy to live with? 2. Was I pleasant to work with? 3. Did I grow, even a little, mentally or spiritually? 4. Did I help someone and did I do it graciously This Week in the Quest: Sunday’s Celebration Service This Week’s Calendar Words From Will Ministry Fair This Sunday! Volunteers Needed for Parsonage Tasks!! Gathering Hearts Craft Class Schedule Mountain Choraleers Concert This Sunday Opportunities to Serve the Church  Our deepest sympathies to Dale and Kandy Neil for the loss of their nephew Tyler Fisher in Indiana. Parsonage Fund Update: Total spent…$76,500 Received This Week: $0 Total contributed…$62,900    Still needed…$13,600 Please prayerfully consider making a donation! Sunday Celebration Service June 5, 2016 Holy Communion PSALM: 146 Lay Reader:Bernadette Wyman NEW TESTAMENT READING:  Acts 13:4-52 ANTHEM: “Distant Land” – Rutter SERMON: “Keys to Growth: God’s Person”    USHERS:  Deacons Please stay after the worship service for our “Ministry Fair” with refreshments on the front lawn! Return to top   Church Calendar for June 5-12                                                             Sunday, June 5      8:30 Choir rehearsal in loft 8:30 Apostles’ Creed discussion in Fellowship Hall 9:30 Celebration Service 9:30 Kids Connection 10:45 Ministry Fair 4:00 Mountain Choraleers Concert 6:00 Annual Ham and Bean Dinner at the Town and Country Resort Monday, June 6 12:00 noon   AA weekly meeting Tuesday, June 7 8:00 pm        AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall Wednesday, June 8 12:00 noon    AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall 5:30 pm        Choir rehearsal in Organ loft 7:00 pm        Church Board Meeting in Fellowship Hall Thursday, June 9 6:00 pm   Deacons Meeting Friday, June 10 9:15 am    Staff meeting 5:00 pm    Baccalaureate Next Sunday, June 12 8:30 am    “Apostles’ Creed” discussion in Fellowship Hall 8:30 am     Choir rehearsal in organ loft 9:30 am     Kids Connection in Fellowship Hall 9:30 am     Celebration Service in Sanctuary 10:30 am   Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall or on the porch 1:00 pm     Corrine Bryan Memorial Service Happy Birthday this week to: Sylvia Nichols on 6/5 Lilyann Pizarro on 6/6 William Steel on 6/8 Leon Bouramia, Graham Geissler and Lauren Jennings on 6/9 Happy Anniversary this week to:     PRAYER TEAM LEADER:  Nancy Tooley 802-793-1637 for June Return to top Words from Will! This Sunday at 8:30 am we will be continuing our adult education class on The Apostles’ Creed. Our topic this week is: “God the Son: His Identity and Birth”. It is not too late or too early for you to join us! In our Celebration Service at 9:30 am this Sunday I will be talking about the ministry of the Apostle Paul. I know many of us struggle with Paul, that is with some of the things we think he has said in some of his letters. We even struggle at times with the difficulty of grasping his thoughts. However, as C. S. Lewis has noted, what finally comes through the record in Acts and Paul’s letters is something that “matters more than ideas-a whole Christian life in operation-better say, Christ Himself operating in a man’s life.” In other words, I think we have much to learn from Paul’s example. Following our Celebration Service this Sunday we will have our first annual “Ministry Fair”. This will be taking place on the front lawn if the weather is good. If not, we will be downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn about the ministries of our church, both old and new, and to...

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Quest

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Newsletter

May 27, 2016 OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT Stowe Community Church develops loving followers of Christ who celebrate through worship grow through teaching connect through fellowship care through service and share through outreach to our community and world. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy Stowe Community Church May 27, 2016 top This Week in the Quest: Sunday’s Celebration Service This Week’s Calendar Words From Will Volunteers Needed for Parsonage Tasks!! Gathering Hearts Card Making Class June 4th Stowe Bible Camp Enrollment Ends June 1st! Mountain Choraleers Concert Sunday June 5th Opportunities to Serve the Church Parsonage Fund Update: Total spent…$76,500 Received This Week: $650 Total contributed…$62,900 Still needed…$13,600 Please prayerfully consider making a donation! SundaySunday Celebration Service May 29, 2016 PSALM: 96 Lay Reader: Charlie Burnham NEW TESTAMENT READING: Acts 11:19-30, 12:25-13:3 ANTHEM: “Prayer for Peace” – Haslan MYSTERY BOX SERMON: “Keys to Growth: Mission” USHERS: Dorrit Edwards and Marcia Johannesen Return to top Cal Church Calendar for May 29 – June 5th Sunday, May 29 8:30 Choir rehearsal in loft 8:30 Apostles’ Creed discussion in Fellowship Hall 9:30 Celebration Service 9:30 Kids Connection Monday, May 30 Office closed – Memorial Day 12:00 noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall Tuesday, May 31 8:00 pm AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall Wednesday, June 1 12:00 noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall 5:30 pm Choir rehearsal in Organ loft Thursday, June 2 5:30 pm Sake – M Body class 7:00 pm Mountain Choraleers rehearsal in sanctuary Friday, June 3 9:15 am Staff meeting 6:00 pm Youth Group Saturday, June 4 2:00 pm Memorial service for Peter Haslam Next Sunday, June 5 8:30 am “Apostles’ Creed” discussion in Fellowship Hall 8:30 am Choir rehearsal in organ loft 9:30 am Kids Connection in Fellowship Hall 9:30 am Celebration Service in Sanctuary 10:30 am Ministry Fair with Refreshments on the Lawn! 4:00 Mountain Choraleers Concert 6:00 pm Annual Ham & Bean Dinner at Town and Country Resort Happy Birthday this week to: Katie Finnegan on 5/29 Nicolas Daliere and John Daliere on 5/30 Daniel Baumann and Jesse Brown on 5/31 Alexis Faith on 6/1 William Bradbury and Brittany Clark on 6/2 Eric Beecy, Sophia Buchanan, Kailey Hulse and Monica Wentz on 6/3 Meghan Percy and Ken Rapp on 6/4 Happy Anniversary this week to: PRAYER TEAM LEADER: Kandy Neil 802-793-3434 for May, Nancy Tooley 802-793-1637 for June Return to top PINSWords from Will! Rev. Will Vaus What is your mission in life? What are you put here for? What is it that God wants you to be and to do? And what is the unique way that God has for you to be and do it, that only you can be and do? The first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism is: “What is the chief end of man?” I will give you a hint toward the answer. The chief end of man is not his feet. The answer that the Westminster Divines gave to this question, back in the 1600s, was: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” I love that answer! Our mission on earth is not only to “light up” God, to honor God, but to ENJOY God forever. Have you been enjoying life, enjoying God lately? I look at every Sunday as a new opportunity to start afresh in that endeavor. This Sunday at 9:30 am in our Celebration Service I will be talking about our mission in life from Acts 11-13. I hope...

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Our New Purpose Statement

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Announcements

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the people of Stowe Community Church voted to approve a new purpose statement for the Church and here it is: Stowe Community Church develops loving followers of Christ who celebrate through worship grow through teaching connect through fellowship care through service and share through outreach to our community and...

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Coming Attractions

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Announcements

May is an exciting month at Stowe Community Church. Here are just a few of the things we have happening…. May 1…Confirmation Sunday May 4, 11, 18 & 25…Noon Music in May May 8…Communion Sunday May 15…Youth Sunday May 22…Congregational Meeting following our Celebration Service

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