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Greetings  from Pastor Stephen....

 

Dear Church Family Members and Friends,

I hope that all of you have seen the letter about Consecration Sunday sent to our faith community last week from our Moderator Dale Bakke. I would like to add my invitation for you to join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, November 14, 2021 as we dedicate our financial pledges for the coming year.

Because of the pandemic over the last two years, our observance of Consecration Sunday will be a little bit better than last year, but it is still very different from how we have celebrated in the past. But I believe that what has not changed is our commitment to the Missions and Ministries of our church. Over the many months of pandemic, you have demonstrated your love for your church and your financial stewardship in support of our congregation. I invite you to participate in this time of renewed devotion and commitment.

Our congregation’s ability to fulfill our promises and make our missions and ministries powerful and relevant both start and depend on YOU—your interest, your participation, your prayerful encouragement, and of course, your commitment. I look forward to sharing a BIG celebration with you!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me in the church office .

Sunday, November 7th

In-Person Worship with Holy Communion

Dear Church family members and friends,

  On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at our Service of Worship, our congregation observed Totenfest. Each year on All Saints Day we recognize those members of our congregation and of our families who have died in the last 12 months. The names of our deceased loved ones are read and the church bell tolls to remember and honor their life.

A candle is lit in their memory.

Although this is a prayerful and quiet moment in our worship, it is truly a celebration of life and all that these Saints have meant to us, have given to us, have provided for us, and have taught us.

If you weren't able to be at the service you can view it below and ur Media Page.

--Pastor Stephen Welch


All rights reserved.  Permission to reprint and stream music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-714559Faith of Our Fathers; ST. CATHERINE, Henry F. Hemy, arr. John Carter; Copyright © 2006 Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL.  60188. All rights reserved.  Used by permission.When Peace Like a River; Tune:  VILLE DU HAVRE, Philip P. Bliss; Text:  Horatio G. Spafford; PUBLIC DOMAINI Sing a Song of the Saints of God; GRAND ISLE, Hugh S. Livingston, Jr., arr., John Henry Hopkins; Copyright © 2006 Lorenz Pub.For All the Saints; Tune:  SINE NOMINE, Ralph Vaughan Williams; Text:  William W. How; Music Copyright ©, Oxford University Press.  From THE ENGLISH HYMNAL, 190Go Now in Love and Peace; Patrick M. Liebergen; Copyright © 1992 Jubilate Publishing, Co.For All The Saints; words and music by Ralph Vaughan Williams; arr. Fred Bock; Copyright © 1996 Word Music.

VIEWING OUR WORSHIP SERVICES

Even though we are worshipping in person, staff would like to remind you that our worship services can also be viewed in a variety of ways:

 

  1. Right here on our website by going to the MEDIA page..
  2. Our Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/First-Congregational-United-Church-of-Christ-118640148151341/
  3.  Watertown Community TV on channel 985 broadcast our service on  Thursdays 10 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  and Sunday, 6:00 p.m.
  4. Each Monday a link is sent via email that you can click at your convenience..

We offer in person Worship Services on Sundays at our normal worship time of 10:00 am. Our Covid capacity is 90.  You don't need a reservation.

 

Masks:  Per the CDC guidelines, the wearing of masks to services is requested for everyone (fully vaccinated   and unvaccinated participants.) 

Communion - first Sundays of the month and is open to everyone.

Coffee Fellowship:  The Fellowship Board has offered Outdoor Coffee Fellowship the first and third Sunday of each month.   Weather permitting.

 Juice boxes and coffee will be available in the Narthex after service which you then can go outside in front of church and also the patio where there will be seating to visit each other.

Please come and join us!

Free Will Coffee Offering:  Our board will do all the purchasing for coffee, snacks, juice so your monetary donations are greatly appreciated.