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Joseph in the Pit

Congregational Church of North Stonington, UCC
August 9, 2020

Worship from Home 

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- Worship at Home-
Worship Materials that accompany our online worship
can be found below

Join us at 11 a.m. for online
Prayer  and "coffee hour" this Sunday. 
Click on link button below
or cut and paste the url into your browser. 
Call Pastor Sue at 860-759-4231 if you are having trouble
she will send a link to your email. 


Fellowship of Concern   Please keep in your prayers: those affected by the CoVID-19, especially the grieving; those serving overseas; all battling cancer; all struggling with financial crisis; for working to bear the burdens of others.  For the healing of Shirley Millar; Jim Hoffman and family; Stephanie Murray; Anita Ames; Larry; Grace (Teddy) Graber; Thurlow Coats; Brian Boldt, Seya Bishop, Harriet; Janet Allen; Kay Lautzenheiser; Joyce Cook;  Bruce Sawyer; John Wohlleber; Deb Janda; Sarah Ouellette; Doreen Hess; and George McCullen (and wife Arline);  Mary Bliven; AJ Gumbert (after leg surgery and for long recovery); Paul Ames (after hip surgery).and Duane Witter with a relapse of leukemia.     
Shop Our Church-Made Pies
This summer we will  sell pies only at the Sunday, Mystic Farmer’s Market on Pequotsepos Road.
The market hours are Noon till 3 pm.
Just come to the market and look for us
OR order ahead by calling the church (Monday through Thursday. 9am – 1 pm) and then come to pick up your pie(s) at the market.  $15.00 or Small Pie $7.

Cans & Bottles  Can be brought to the church in moderate amounts now.   Thank you.

Food stuffs for PNC
:  are still needed.  Items can be dropped off outside church off in the plastic bin.  Thank you! 

New London Homeless Hospitality Center is always in need of items. 
If you shop online you can have these items delivered to the church! 
We will make sure it gets brought to the shelter. 
AND - we can help folks transitioning from homeless to home!  More info to come.

For Shelter needs see below: 
     Kitchen/Food Needs
Disposable Plates       Disposable Cups
Disposable Utensils     Napkins
Canisters of Coffee      Coffee Creamer
Sugar packets/Bags     Tea Bags
Instant Oatmeal             Hot Chocolate
Toiletries (travel size)   Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
Toothbrush/Toothpaste     Dental Floss    Mouthwash
Razors and Shaving Cream
Lotion     Combs
Deodorant        Feminine Products
     Miscellaneous Needs
Pillows     Blankets
Paper Towels       Detergent Pods
Masks               Cleaning supplies
      Clothing Needs
Undergarments (new)

This Summer and Fall, there will be no collection of items for the
School Kits due to the pandemic and the church being closed. This
project will resume next summer.
Thanks again for everyone’s support.

REMEBERING OFFERINGS AND PLEDGE PAYMENTS: Thanks to all who are mailing in regular checks or sending offerings online.  We hope you are able to continue in your generosity as our staff is continuing their work and the bills still need to be paid.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder, we hope!
You can use PayPal on our website.   

ELEVENTH SUNDAY of PENTECOST                                   9 August 2020

“As an Open and Affirming church:
      We respect the worth and dignity of all persons who come into our church family regardless of race, age, marital standing, gender, economic status, mental or physical challenges, nationality or sexual identity.  We promise to support one another in our personal struggles, to understand and accept differences in one another, and pray to strengthen our love and acceptance.”


PRELUDE          “Caro Mio Ben”.....Giuseppe Giordani                                                                                      Lauren Rockwell, soloist
CALL TO WORSHIP                 Psalm 105:1-7, adapted
            Give praise to the Lord, proclaim God’s name!
We sing praise and glory the holy name of God
            Look to the Lord’s strength and seek God’s face always. 
We remember the wonders and miracles of the Creator
            Know the Lord is our God;
            Who remembers his covenant forever,
We are part of the promise made for a thousand generations,
We sing praise and glory the holy name of God. 
HYMN #472           Precious Lord, Take My Hand     Precious Lord


Faithful God, You know how our faith wavers or falls away. You know what tempts us, and how we put our trust in wealth and security. When we witness injustice, we wonder where You are.  We are tried by the struggles we have faced, of Covid-19 isolation, of racism, of state violence. We face uncertainty.  This day, we pray:  restore our hearts, O God, to place our trust in You. Renew our hope, O God, to do what we can to bring hope to others. Revive our faith, O God, to live into Your ways – the way of resurrection; life in the face of  death.  This we ask as we say:  Our Father . . .
      Glory to the Creator, the Christ, the Holy Spirit
      Three in One; As it was in the beginning,
      Is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

PASSING OF THE PEACE     May the peace of Christ be with you.
      And also with you.                                       
SCRIPTURE LESSON                 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28                                                          
SERMON                                                   Treachery


HYMN #438                         When Peace Like a River                         Ville du Havre

HYMN #531     God Speak to Me, That I May Speak     
    Canonbury LM
POSTLUDE               “Rondo in G” - John Bull


Worship Notes:    
Our soloist today is recent Wheeler graduate, Lauren Rockwell. Lauren was a member of our Youth Choir for 10 years, beginning in the third grade. She will be pursuing a career in music education at The Hartt School at University of Hartford this fall.
“Hymn #472 Precious Lord, Take My Hand, tune Precious Lord:  Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932. Number: 3759532  © 1938
Hymn #531, God Speak to Me That I May Speak, Francis Ridley Haverdal, 1872; tune Canonbury LM  (NCH 1995)
Hymn #438, When Peace Like a River, Horatio B. Spafford, 1873; tune Ville du Havre, Philip P. Bliss, 1876; Public Domain
Hymns from the New Century Hymnal; © 1995 The Pilgrim Press.  Permission is granted for this one-time use.      

Hymns from the New Century Hymnal ©1995 The Pilgrim Press. 
Permission is granted for this one-time use.      
Permissions granted under CCLI License # 11212116 
"Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #735340-A. All rights reserved.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]                                                                                                                                                                                                    -  Romans 8:37 AMP
        Are you fighting a battle right now? We all face them at different times in life. Sometimes it’s a financial battle, it can be a family or relationship struggle, or we might be going through a personal conflict in our soul.
        The truth is, Jesus never promised us a life without trouble or opposition. In fact, He told us we would experience just the opposite. He said that in the world we would have tribulation, distress, and suffering. If we stopped there, we would be pretty discouraged, but Jesus also said that in Him, we could have perfect peace, that we would be courageous, confident, undaunted, and filled with joy because He has overcome the world (see John 16:33). So, no matter how difficult our challenges are, if God is with us, we have all we need to win every battle.
        Learn to trust God to fight with you and for you, and in the midst of all your earthly struggles, you will be more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ who loves you.                                                                                                                                 -  Joyce Meyer

Global Ministries Prayer for East Timor                                                                  
East Timor has so far navigated the viral pandemic with ZERO deaths.
Pray that the country’s leadership in government, health care, and education,
can continue to guide the people through the coming months with continued safety and health for all.
Pray for Indonesia, which is East Timor’s next-door neighbor, who is suffering with over 85,000 cases and 4,000 deaths. Indonesia creates a real threat to East Timor because they share this single island, and there is a lengthy land border, which can be porous. This means that sick people who may not be detected and quarantined appropriately may enter. Pray that the Timorese people will continue to support each other, as families and as communities, through the coming months of the pandemic, come what may. Pray for the health care workers across this half-island nation, especially the staff of Clinic Imanuel Lospalos, that they may continue to do their critical work, and have all the tools needed to keep their communities safe and healthy in the coming months.

Our Ministers:  the Congregation
Susan G. Latourette, Pastor – 860-759-4231, pastorsuel@yahoo.com
Michael G.  Noonan, Director of Music
Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator
Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary
Charlotte Melia, Sexton  
Office hours:  Monday –Thursday, 9 am -1 pm
--Please Note:  due to our concern to protect one another, if you plan to visit the office, wearing a mask is required and entry is only by the front door (near the ramp).  Call ahead or call from the parking lot when you arrive so someone can let you in.  Thank you. 

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P.O. Box 66

89 Main Street

North Stonington, CT  06359


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89 Main Street, North Stonington, CT 06359 

Phone 860-535-0379

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We are an Open and Affirming Church


r Rev. Susan G. Latourette, Pastor 860-535-0379

r Mr. Michael G. Noonan, Director of Music / Organist

r Mrs. Kay Lautzenheiser, Christian Education Coordinator

r Mrs. Rosemary Kuemper, Church Secretary

r Charlotte Melia, Sexton

We worship God in Christ Jesus faithfully, engage in Bible study and prayerful contemplation, serve joyfully, and seek justice passionately, with the Holy Spirit as our guide

We are an Open and Affirming Church: We respect the worth and dignity of all persons who come into our church family regardless of their race, age, gender, nationality, marital standing, economic status, mental or physical challenges, or sexual orientation. We promise to support one another in our personal struggles, to understand and accept differences in one another, and pray to strengthen our love and acceptance.


"Open and Affirming"


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