Sunday Bulletin

Celebration Service October 2, 2022 – 9:30 am 

Lyrics and music for the hymns, when legally sharable,

are available by clicking on the title of each hymn.

Prelude   “By Babel’s Streams We Sat and Wept”    Gardner Read

 

Introit             “Walk with Me”

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Welcome to this place:

where children and seasoned citizens sit side by side,

where heaven and earth embrace in peace,

where God has been, is, and always will be.

 

Welcome to this place, as we gather with all of God's children:

where we find God's love,

where we hear the tender voice of Jesus,

where the Spirit teaches us new songs.

 

Welcome to this place, where all is made ready by our God:

where we bring our hunger, and find food;

where we bring our brokenness, and find healing;

where we bring our very selves, and find acceptance.

 

Hymn*     “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”      #25

 

Unison Prayer 

Gracious God, 

Help us to see your presence burning in the hearts of others; 

grant that we may be united in a fellowship of love and prayer; 

give us the courage to pick up our cross 

and respond to the needs of the world, 

give us the stamina to follow you, 

to be your hands and heart in the world; 

enable us to witness to your grace and mercy. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer 

Children’s Message

Psalm 91         Lay Reader: Brad Osborne

                                   

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

Will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,

Or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place,

No evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.

When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.

With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.

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

Anthem     “O Lord, Increase My Faith”                           Gibbons

Prayers of the People

Hymn    “On Eagles Wings”                                         #77

    

Reading:  Exodus 19: 3-7; 20: 1-17     

Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the Israelites: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now, therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, 6 but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.”

7 So Moses went, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him.

Then God spoke all these words,

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before[a] me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me 6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.[c]

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female slave, ox, donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Message   “On Eagle’s Wings”              Rev. Dan Haugh

Offering

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Offertory   “Pieces on the Eighth Tone”                       Michael Haydn                                                             

                              

Doxology

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*

Communion

Hymn*   “Come, Share the Lord”                   #408

 

Benediction*

 

Benediction Response      “Here I Am, Lord” (refrain only)    #452

Postlude   “Fugue in E Minor”                         Schubert                              

                                      

*Please stand as you are willing and able.

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Calendar of Events

Our 9:30 Traditional worship service is open to all. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals.  We will continue to live stream our services through our website  www.stowecommunitychurch.org.

 

Monday, 10/3              Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 10/4            8:00 AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 10/5        Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall

                                    5:30 choir rehearsal in organ loft

Thursday, 10/6            5:30 Stowe Rotary in Fellowship Hall

                                    7:30 Texas Swing Concert in Sanctuary

                                   

Happy Birthday this week to:

Katelyn O’Toole and Whitney Vigneau on 10/3

Nancy Bryant and Tobias Eliasson on 10/4

Austin Anderson and Jacques Bouramia on 10/5

Louise Deuso on 10/6

Brad Osborne on 10/7

Forrest Van Dyke and John Van Blarcom on 10/8

 

Congratulations for getting married this week:

Travis Hill and Natasha Thomas on 10/1 here

Sawyer Smith and Rachel Jones on 10/1 here

Announcements

The ushers today are the Deacons .  Thank you for helping today.

 

October prayer focus/Christian Education Committee

This month we are asking for prayers for our CE committee members, children, the youth, teachers and families.  We celebrate the hiring of our new youth directors Chris and Whitney Vigneau.  If you would like to help volunteer with our nursery, elementary, or youth, please see the sign- up sheet in our online bulletin and Quest.

 

There will not be a second service today.  Save the date of November

6th for a light meal in Fellowship Hall at 5:30 and worship service in the sanctuary at 6pm.

 

 Come to the sanctuary on Thursday evening at 7:30 for a great Texas Swing Concert by “Hot Club of Cow Town”.  A great group that can be compared to “Asleep at the Wheel”.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Presented by Stowe Performing Arts.

 

On December 3, our friends at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center are inviting back The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir. Many of our church members saw them last year and enjoyed the concert enormously. Housing will be needed for the members of this choir, and SPPAC is wondering if members of the congregation would be willing to open their homes that evening. If you are able to help, please call the church at 253-7257. Or email info@stowechurch.org.

 

Women’s Fellowship BUNCO Game night

Okay ladies of SCC, are you ready to play some BUNCO?  This will take place Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 pm at the parsonage. For more information about the game and to RSVP please contact  laurettahaugh@gmail.com

Additionally, please bring an appetizer, snack, beverage, or dessert to share if you are able. 

And lastly, if anyone is able, please bring a bag of Halloween candy for the parsonage for Halloween. We went through 1,000 pieces last year! And this year we will have an official counter.

 

Save The Dates :

CE Pumpkin Carving Party

Saturday, October 22, 2022 4 :00 – 6 :00 pm at Parsonage Park, 188 Maple Street, Stowe.  Bring your own pumpkin.  RSVP to stephkeen44@gmailcom.  Let us know if you can bring a dessert or appetizer. Rain date is Sunday, 10/23/22.

 

October 30, 2022 at 9:30 Blessing of the Costumes!  During our regular service come in costume.  Trick or treaters of all ages are welcome.

 

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 bulletin 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.

 

MORRISVILLE ROTARY’S 21ST ANNUAL COAT DRIVE HAS ARRIVED!

 

DONATIONS OF GOOD, GENTLY USED AND CLEAN WINTER COATS FOR ALL AGES ARE NEEDED TO SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

ALL DONATED COATS NEED TO BE FRESHLY CLEANED.

DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 17-29, 2022 IN MORRISVILLE AT

 

1.    MENARD’S FAMILY HARDWARE STORE AT

780 BROOKLYN STREET, MORRISVILLE ON

         MONDAY – SATURDAY, 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM  

 

2.    MARBLE REALTY AT 14 STAFFORD AVENUE –WHEN OFFICE IS OPEN

 

3.    MEALS ON WHEELS AT THE CORNER OF HARREL AND MUNSON AVENUE FROM 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.

 

THE COATS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO OUR COMMUNITY ON NOVEMBER 4, 5, AND 6 AT THE CROSBY CENTER AT 301 BROOKLYN STREET IN MORRISVILLE. TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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Musical Notes by Karen Miller

Prelude: Gardner Read (b.1913) was a musicologist and composer who studied at Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music. He taught composition at Boston University for 30 years and encouraged his students to “think outside the box” in developing their own individual composition styles. He himself wrote several pieces for organ and organ with instruments. In 1951 and 1960 he wrote two collections of preludes for organ based on old southern hymns. His “By Babel’s Streams We Sat and Wept” is based on a hymn from The Sacred Harp written by Stephen Jenks in 1811. The Biblical text is “We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.” (Psalm 137:2)

 

Anthem: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) was an English composer, organist, and virginalist and became a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge in 1596. He died in Canterbury while serving King Charles I and is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. One of his many anthems is his “O Lord, increase my faith” and its text reads:

O Lord, increase my faith, strengthen me and confirm me in Thy true faith; endue me with wisdom, charity, and patience; in all my adversity, teach me to say Amen.

 

 

Offertory: Michael Haydn (1737-1806) was an Austrian-born composer and younger brother of the better known Franz Haydn. He was cathedral organist in Salzburg and wrote 40 symphonies, 32 masses, and much sacred choral music. His output for organ, however, was meager. He did pen a collection of short pieces based on the eight church tones. Heard today are those for the 8th tone, each being just a few bars long.

 

            Postlude: Franz Schubert (1797-1828) wrote only one piece for organ, his “Fugue in E Minor” for his visit to Heiligekreuz Abbey and its famous organ with his friend Lachner in June of 1828. They each wrote a duet for them to play together on the instrument. Schubert’s piece was later arranged for one player, as heard today.  

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