congregation may be of service to you, please contact the church office at
802-228-4211 or Rev. Harpster at 802-875-8895. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to sign the guestbook located at the entrance to the church.
Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Deacon’s Meeting – Sunday, October 27 after service.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of October 13 will be in next week’s bulletin.
Judi Krieger is serving as the Altar Guild person during the month of September.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social
hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Estimate of Giving Forms
Kindly submit your Estimate of Giving form. This will help your Executive Board in
planning for next year.
Christian Education Program
Christian Education Classes
Starting Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.
Rev. Harpster will lead us in discussions of “Our Faith Traditions in America from
the Post-Civil War Era to the Present”.
This series of classes will run for six weeks on Tuesday evenings in the
Ladies Parlor at the church. All are welcome to attend. For more information,
contact Rev. Harpster at 802-875-8895
Reformation Sunday – October 27
On Reformation Sunday, Rev. Harpster will dedicate gifts to the church that
have been made in the past year. Members and friends of the church also have the
opportunity to present monetary gifts in memory or in honor of individuals.
To be included in the bulletin for Reformation Sunday, all gifts should be in
the church office by Wednesday, October 23. For more information, you can speak
with Anne Oakes, Receiver of Offerings.
A Stewardship Message
God loves it when the giver delights in the giving - Looking Upward
Once in the Gospels, Jesus healed a woman who had been bent over for years
with an affliction. Her illness not only caused her pain, it also prevented her
from knowing anything more about the world than the small circle of earth she
could see. Imagine how small her world was—looking at feet all those years. And
imagine how wondrously healing it was when Jesus not only gave her a gift of a
straight spine, but also engaged in her world, her relationships, even perhaps
We hear so often that times are hard—and for many they are—that we may
experience life very similar to the bent-over woman with her acute pain and
limited ability to see the world around her. We may even willingly withdraw from
living life fully because it is too painful, overwhelming, or difficult. Whether
self-inflicted or not, the effect is same. We miss out on wonder and gratitude
if we spend our lives looking downward instead of upward, inward instead of
outward, hemmed in by our limited vision.
Being generous requires our ability to connect with our world. We many not
feel there is enough as long as we are staring at the ground, beset by thoughts
of how little we have, and how little we have to give. But God made us so that
we are at our most whole when we can delight and wonder at life—even in
This stewardship season, why not ask for the grace of a wider vision so that
you may delight in all God has provided? Then wonder at the awesome thing that
is your life, your relationships, and your world!