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Sunday Bulletin



Celebration Service  June 16, 2024 9:30am

Prelude     “Berceuse”                                          Vierne

Welcome & Announcements       


Call to Worship   

Come to God who gathers us in.
We come to God who nurtures us like a father.

Come to God whose arms are open and waiting.
We come to God who welcomes and forgives us.
Come to God who journeys with us.
We come to God who sees us as we really are and loves us anyway. 

Come, praise our loving nurturing God! 


Hymn*                        “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”        #6


Unison Prayer     

Loving God, we come on this Father’s Day,

Reminded that you are the Father of us all.

You have been with us from our birth,

Guiding, nurturing and sustaining us.

Teach us to live as your children – to hear your voice,

Obey your instruction, and respond to your goodness.

Receive our thanks for the fathers you have given us,

All they have meant to us, all they have given,

And all they have done in so many ways.

Father God, we praise you, in the name of Christ. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer  

Psalm 23     King James Version            Lay Reader: Maggie Dunphy                               

The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

The Gloria Patri*                                               

Glory be to The Father, and to The Son, and to The Holy Ghost

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,

World without end, Amen, Amen

Special Music             “Amazing Grace”                    Nigel Williams

                        Lyndall Heyer, Flute    Carol Van Dyke, Piano

Mission Moment       Lamoille Home Health & Hospice      Kathy Walker-Renaud

Prayers of the People

Hymn                              “This Is My Father’s World”                            #59

                        (remain seated)

Message           “You are with me”                               Rev. Dan Haugh


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Offertory              “Beloved Jesus, here we stand”                        Dupre


Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above you heavenly hosts,

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Offertory Prayer     

Hymn*                          “Because He Lives”                                     #562


Closing:                “Here I Am, Lord” (refrain)                        #452

Postlude           “Sights”                                               Grant Horsley

                        Lyndall Heyer, Flute    Carol Van Dyke, Piano


Calendar of Events


Monday, 6/17              Noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 6/18             7:30 AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 6/19        Noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall


Happy Birthday this week to:

Margery Adams on 6/17

Benjamin Salvas on 6/19

Mason Jennings and Lauren Tewhill on 6/20

Kerry Douglas on 6/22

Happy Anniversary this week to:

Will and Becky Vaus on 6/17

Ryan and Courtney Percy on 6/18

Robert and Marlene Davison on 6/19

John and Erin Spranger on 6/20

Phil and Anne Bongiorno on 6/21



The ushers today are Barbara Shonio and Ben Brayton.   Thank you for helping today.

Congratulations to Brad and Lana Burkhardt on the birth of their granddaughter, Harper Marin Stewart who was born in Utah the end of May. 


The flowers today are from Ruth and David Roy.  Thank you!

The June Mission Focus is Lamoille Home Health & Hospice.  They provide a variety of services that allow clients to receive quality care at home. Through skilled nursing and rehab programs, they provide quality care after hospital stays or even in place of hospital stays. Through Choices for Care, they provide long-term care services that allow older adults to age at home, which most prefer to long-term care facilities. Care at home is often the most efficient and least expensive care.  The Mission Moment will be Sunday, June 16th.  They are always looking for volunteers and donations.  Stay tuned for other opportunities to help and please see website for more information.

Are you looking for a rewarding experience? Consider becoming a Hospice Volunteer. Hospice volunteers provide much needed comfort to those who are receiving or in need of hospice services. Volunteers play a vital role in hospice care and are trained to understand the needs of the terminally ill patient. Volunteers also play an active role in providing respite for patient caregivers as the needs of the hospice patient can be great. Volunteers offer companionship to the patients and understanding to their caregivers. LHH&H will be offering Hospice Volunteer training starting September 7, 2024 and continuing each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm through September 28. The training is held at Lamoille Home Health & Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville. There is no cost to you and all materials are provided. Please contact Charlene at 802-888-4561 or Space is limited.

SCC Green Tip for June

Did you know that washing your clothes in hot water is just plain bad: bad for your clothes and bad for the earth?  And no one here wants to be bad to the earth, right?  Washing your clothes in cold water (even clothes benefit from a cold plunge!) is estimated to save up to 80% of energy per load of laundry and up to 500 pounds of carbon dioxide per year1. How much is 500 pounds of CO2, you ask?  Well it would take 10 fully grown trees working all day, every day for an entire year to absorb all that CO2 2.  Do you have 10 mature trees in your yard to dedicate to this fulltime task?  Well you live in Vermont; you probably do. But most Americans do not! So run your laundry in cold water and give your maple tree a break.

1 A cleaner way to clean.


Save the Dates:

A special congregational meeting and brunch is scheduled for Sunday, June 23rd, directly after the 9:30am worship service. All members and friends of the church are warmly welcomed to join a presentation and discussion of a potential capital campaign. Following the presentation, Stowe Community Church members will have the opportunity to vote on whether to move forward with a public campaign.


Scuba Bible Camp in August, 19th – 23rd, 9:00 am – 12 noon

Bible Camp is available for all students from K-5th grade, and for Middle School Students, 6th-8th to do Outreach/Missions Volunteering! High School Students are welcome and encouraged to join us as High School Camp Counselors, and those students can get Community Service hours for their time! For more information and to register please contact Taryn Noelle.

If you, or someone you know, would like prayers for comfort or healing, the members of the Prayer Team are ready to support you. Please fill out the prayer request form in the pew and put it in the offering plate or hand it to an usher to deliver to the office. 


Please do not forget our neighbors in need by donating food for the Lamoille Community Food Share. Non-perishable items can be put in our two bins, one in the Narthex and one in the hall downstairs. Thank you.


 Musical Notes by Karen Miller


Prelude:  Taken from the French word “bercer”, to rock to sleep, the term “berceuse” is defined as a lullaby or an instrumental composition that suggests a lullaby. Louis Vierne (1870-1937) wrote 24 Pieces in Free Style, a collection of shorter organ pieces intended for organ or harmonium, in which he included a piece titled “Berceuse”. This piece has a slow, quiet, “rocking” feel, with Romantic harmonies. Born blind, Vierne had limited eyesight after an 1877 operation. He taught at the Paris Conservatoire and Schola Cantorum in Paris and toured Europe and the US as an organ recitalist. Organist at Notre Dame from 1900-1937, he died while playing his beloved organ in Notre Dame in 1937.


Special Music and Postlude: We thank Carol Van Dyke and Lyndall Heyer for their beautiful duets offered today.


Offertory: The chorale “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier” (Beloved Jesu, here we stand) was written by Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673). Marcel Dupre (1886-1971) renowned French organist and composer, in 1931 wrote a collection of short chorales entitled 79 Chorales that he intended for just educational purposes. He was well-known as a teacher of the organ and instructed many young organists, several from the USA. Thus he was very interested in creating this work to guide young students. Most of his compositions, however, are for advanced organists/recitalists. Of his 65 opus numbers, 39 are for solo organ or harmonium. This piece is for three voices where the melody remains in the soprano line.



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