Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the pastor, Rev. Harpster. He can be reached
either by phone at 802-875-8895 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Reformation Sunday, Remembrance of Deceased Members and Dedication of Gifts – October 28
-Deacons’ Meeting – October 28 following service of worship in Ladies Parlor
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending October 21 were $780.00. The costs for each week are $1,155.00. (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Jean Eggleston and Linda Alexander will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of October. Special thanks to Laura Caravatt for her beautiful flower arrangements this summer.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Windham-Union Association Fall Meeting
The Windham-Union Association Fall Meeting will be held at Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro, VT on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Harpster and the Kottkamps will be attending the meeting and we invite congregation members to join us!
The meeting provides an opportunity to get a good look at the love—material and spiritual--our church provides to the world beyond the USA.
Rev. Scott Couper, newly installed Pastor and Teacher for Centre Church, will offer reflections on his long-term ministry experience with UCC Global Ministries, and how OUR churches might get involved! This will be preceded by a short business meeting of our Association and followed by a time of fellowship after!
Stick Season Social
Black River Good Neighbor Services, our designated local benevolence recipient, conducts its annual fund raiser, on Friday, November 3 at Sam’s Steakhouse.
Doors open at 6:00 P.M.
Dinner is at 6:45 P.M.
Enjoy fellowship, a good meal, silent auctions and raffles,
all to benefit our church’s chosen cause.
Tickets are $60 a person and are available at Black River Good Neighbor, Peoples United Bank, The Book Nook,The Wine and Cheese Depot or by calling 228-3553
or online at www.brgn.org.
Proceeds help those needing food, rent, heat or utility assistance.
Talk with Lee Potter or Bob Kottkamp for further information.
For Lutherans and many other Protestants in America, the last Sunday in October is celebrated as Reformation Sunday.
Reformation Sunday honors Martin Luther's bold action on October 31st, 1517.
On that date Luther posted his statement of faith, known as the 95 Theses, on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus beginning the Protestant Reformation.
In some parts of Europe, Reformation Day is a civil holiday celebrated on October 31st, a day to commemorate the vast social and political change that resulted from Luther's actions.
Bequest from the will of Joyce McKay Steggles (December 31, 1923 – September 12, 2017) to United Church of Ludlow for its general charitable purposes.
In memory of loved ones
…by John and Carol Wu
…by Carl and Nancy Hagge
In memory of
Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Lucas
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Harpster
Mr. James E. Harpster
Mrs. Johanna L. Harpster
…by The Rev. Dr. Donald E. Harpster
Mr. Benjamin E. Harpster
Mr. Matthew L. Harpster