Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hello everyone,


I hope that this bright balmy day finds you all well.  It may be hot and steamy but, Yay the sun is out.  I don’t know about you but that definitely lifts my spirits.

I’m really excited and pleased that the kitchen backsplash is almost completed and looks fabulous.  It really brightens up the room.  Thank you Ellen and Shari for your choice in tile.  We are looking so classy!  We will look and feel even better when the restoration and painting of the front of the church building is finished.  Since I look at it just about every day of the week I hadn’t realized how sad it was beginning to look until a couple of weeks ago.  I was quite shocked.  It goes to show you what happens when time elapses and you become complacent and just don’t notice things anymore.  The church will soon have a new face.  And, what a happy and energetic face it will be.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just slap a coat of paint on ourselves.  At this point in my life I need way more than that.  Oh well, such is life.

This is shaping up to be a great service this Sunday.  We have Anna Kwashnak singing for us.  We also have a guest preacher who I can’t wait to meet.  From what Katrina has said about him he sounds like a really nice person.  We could all use more of those in our lives.

Don’t forget the GWIM food pantry and School supplies for Wellmore (I believe Staples has begun their sales).  Also, save your books to donate.  You will find it all in your Crier which is attached.  For those of you who will be joining us online the bulletin is there too.

Have a good weekend.  Partly sunny and Sunday especially is supposed to be cooler.  They are predicting possible thunderstorms both days but I love thunderstorms.  God’s work in action!

Take care and stay safe! Jeanine

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well on this beautiful day.  Things here are kind of strange these days as we finally are opening up and slowing down at the same time.  We are now open for inside worship but things are settling down for the hot days of summer where attendance is low due to people going on vacation, working in their gardens or just enjoying the outdoors.  Summer is a quiet time for us here at MCC.  On that note don’t forget that my summer office hours are 9:00 to 12:00 starting on Monday and going through mid-June. 

It was so good to be able to participate in the “mini” Strawberry Festival last Sunday.  It wasn’t as fun, since I didn’t get to see everyone, but oh I do love the strawberry shortcake.  There were just enough strawberries left over that I got to have strawberries for breakfast right through Wednesday.  Alas, they are all gone now.  I can prepare more but they never taste the same.  I guess it’s all those interesting stories that are told while people hull the strawberries.  It gives them quite a spicy flavor!  I have faith that next year will be back to normal and involve more of you and the Middlebury community.

This Saturday at 11:00 is John Somero’s Memorial Service.  It will be on the town green which I think that John would have liked.  He did like to spend time outside playing basketball and golf.  I hope the day will be as beautiful as today.  He deserves it.  I’ll really miss John.  He was a very special person.  I never heard a negative work from him.  He was always smiling and he had a calming effect on everyone he spoke to.  The pew where he sat on Sundays will always look a bit bare, like something is missing.  But there will always be a place for him there.  Bring your comfy chair and join us to celebrate his life and say goodbye.

Attached is the bulletin for Sunday.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Take care and stay safe,