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Congregational Church of North Stonington, UCC

September 20th 2020
Please Reserve Your Seat for Sunday
in person worship at 10 a.m.
OR  Worship from Home  any time

Zoom Prayer NEW TIME 11:30 a.m.
with Pastor Sue on Sunday
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(won't be active until Sunday)

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

Church Website is:   www.northstoningtonucc.com

(Click on the website link below the picture on the home page
to watch worship at home
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Phone networks take much longer.)

17th SUNDAY OF PENTECOST                                                      10 a.m. 

“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              “Jacob’s Ladder” – arr.  J. Wayne Kerr
CALL TO WORSHIP                          Psalm105, adapted

            O give thanks to the LORD, call on God’s name,
Make known God’s deeds among the peoples.
            Shout to God, shout praises to God;
Let us tell of all God’s wonderful works.
 Glory in God’s holy name;
let our hearts seek the LORD and rejoice.
            Seek the LORD and God’s strength;
            seek God’s presence continually.
We remember the wonderful works God has done.

HYMN #6       Sing Praise to God                        Mit Freuden Zart

God of our Ancestors, you continue to show us the way out of oppression. You lead us through the wilderness with a promise of abundant life. Yet we find we long for a vision of a past that never existed, instead of understanding where you lead.  O God, our God, help us to trust your promises of old. Guide us to move forward in faith.  Help us to let go of false hopes, and lead us into your path of love, justice, and mercy.  We know Your beloved community is now, and yet to be complete. So we pray in Jesus’ name, 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 LESSONS                                              Exodus 16:2-15
                                                                                     Matthew 20:1-16
SERMON                                        God Provides                          


HYMN #430      Praise to God, Your Praises Bring          Savannah


HYMN #23       There is a Wideness in God’s Mercy         In Babilone

POSTLUDE                                     “Trumpet Tune” – Gordon Young


Worship Notes:                                                      
“Jacob’s Ladder”, American Folk Hymn, arr. by J. Wayne Kerr, copyright 1989, Harold Flammer Inc. All Rights Reserved. 
“Trumpet Tune”, copyright 1983, The Sacred Music Press, All Rights Reserved. One License #18549                                                                                 

NCH Hymn #6 Sing Praise to God, Joahnn J. Schütz, 1673; Mit Freuden Zart, Bohemian Brethren’s Kirchengesäng, 1566, Harm. Maurice F. Bell, 1906. 
Hymn #23, There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy, Frederick W. Faber, 1854; In Babilone, Dutch melody, arr. Julius Röntgen, 1906. 
CCLI # 113994
NCH Hymn #430, Praise to God, Your Praises Bring, William C. Gannet, 17; alt.; Savannah, The Foundery Collection, 1742.             
Hymns from the (NCH) New Century Hymnal; © 1995 The Pilgrim Press.  Permission is granted for this one-time use.      
Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #735340-A. All rights reserved. 
Permissions granted under CCLI License # 11212116 


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; Duane Witter; Bruce Sawyer; John Wohlleber; Deb Janda; George McCullen (and wife Arline);  AJ Gumbert; Mark Brown (Mobby Larson’s brother); Mark Ball (Pat Danley’s son); George Danley; and Kris Shabunia. Our thoughts and prayers of sympathy are extended to Marj Misovich and her family upon the death of her son, Stephen.  Our prayers of sympathy are extended to the Crandall family upon the death of Edna Crandall.  We celebrate the good news that Kay Lautzenheiser is soon to be a grandmother. 

September Mission Focus
CWS: Hurricane  Response -  Hurricane Laura slammed into the Gulf Coast as a category 4 storm, leaving extensive damage! In response, blankets, as well as long term recovery support are used to help many people. To donate, you may send a check written out to the church with memo: Hurricane, or please contact CWS by mail or email.  Church World Service 968 Elkhard, IN 46515 E-mail:

Garlic Fest THIS WEEKEND!!
Olde Mistick Village, Rt. 27, Mystic      September 19th, 11 to 7
and 20th 11 to 6 pm. 
Tomato Garlic Pies as well as a large variety of fruit pies;

Women‘s Fellowship  Brown Bag Luncheon  - Please join us!
Wednesday, September 30 at NOON.  Agenda to include .... Decisions about the Bazaar; Fall Events; Service Projects.  Please note, meetings are usually the third Wednesday and we always meet at noon.

Our Mission Committee will be encouraging your support for the Eastern CT Alzheimer’s WALK
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, September 26
Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT

“I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. If one of your kindred in Christ is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love.” - Romans 14:14-15 (NIV)
                What Christians could and couldn’t eat was a divisive question in Paul’s time. Some felt that the dietary laws of the Hebrew Bible were still binding. Others felt those peccadilloes were just for those who lacked faith. Paul, for his part, was adamant: Christians were free to eat whatever they chose. Bacon. Lobster. Bacon-wrapped lobster. Bon appétit!
                However, Paul said, some of the “eat what you want” types went too far. It was the first-century equivalent of bringing a rack of ribs to a vegan’s housewarming party just to prove how tasty ribs are. Or of entering a business, refusing to wear a mask, then screaming about “rights.”
                Paul’s point was simple: If I distress other people because of how I’m living, then I’m making the wrong choices. What I’m free to do and what I ought to do aren’t always the same. Being Christian means willingly giving up some freedoms in order to better care for my neighbor.
                Paul would not need a primer on microbiology before deciding whether to wear a mask. Paul would wear a mask because if he refused to wear a mask, he would cause people distress and risk. Paul would wear a mask because it’s the Christian thing to do.                                      - John Edgerton

 Global Ministries Prayer for Mexico: As we complain about the regulations and limitations due to the pandemic: mold our behavior with consideration for others. As we complain if there aren't any tortillas or if there are only tortillas to eat: send us reminders to appreciate the food on our tables, care for our soil and native seeds, respect for those who toil in the field, the hospital, or the market. We recognize that complaining is the default response of an oppressed people, a people whose identity is trapped in the pain of victimhood. Give us wisdom to find the grains of truth hidden in our complaints and strength to heed your call action:  claiming freedom, naming injustice, affirming dignity, and caring for all your creation. Amen


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

Sue Latourette is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sunday Prayer
Time: Sep 20, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada

Join Zoom Meeting (use Zoom button above or cut and paste this address) 

Meeting ID: 854 7136 7318
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Our mailing address is:                                         Website:  www.northstoningtonucc.com
89 Main Street, P.O. Box 66  
North Stonington CT  06359


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North Stonington Congregational Church

P.O. Box 66

89 Main Street

North Stonington, CT  06359


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Phone: 860-535-0379

E-mail to:NoStoUCC@comcast.net

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Congregational Church of North Stonington

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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