April 12, 2024

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Thought for the Week

Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20 NIV



This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service 9:30am
  • Important Dates
  • Eclipse Amen!
  • Mission of the Month -Lamoille Community Food Share
  • Donate Eclipse Glasses!
  • SCC's April Green Tips!
  • Salvation Farms Fundraiser
  • New Member Orientation May 5th, 6th
  • Communications Committee Needs Volunteers!
  • SPARK Resumes in May!
  • SCUBA Bible Camp in August!
  • Kenya Missions Visit
  • Youth Activities Coordinator Needed!
  • Pictures
  • March/April Sermons
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday April 14, 2024 9:30AM


Feed My Lambs

Celebration Service!

Third Sunday of Easter!

Masks are optional at our services at this time. As a congregation, we respect those who chose to wear a mask out of personal concern/safety.


PSALM 146 Lay Reader: Jerrine Gangas

ANTHEM "Magnify, Glorify!"

MISSION MOMENT Lamoille Community Food Share - Tess Milner

SCRIPTURE John 21:1-17

MESSAGE "Feed My Sheep" Rev. Dan Haugh

USHERS Tracy Wall and Jake Emerick

Green Team Logo

Children's Worship

The Children's Worship Lesson for this Sunday is a Prep for Earth Day, and the Focus of the Lesson will be on Creation Care. How we take care of each other, and our Planet!

A Key Bible Verse to go with the Lesson is:

God created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it.

                                    Isaiah 42:5

Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Sunday, 4/14

9:30 Celebration Service In-person and Live-streamed

Monday, 4/15

Noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

6:45 The Circle in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 4/16

2:00-6:00pm QYD in Fellowship Hall

7:30 pm AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 4/17

Noon AA Meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:30pm - Choir Rehearsal in Organ Loft


Matt Anderson and Neil Van Dyke on 4/12

Samuel Salvas on 4/15

Stella Frame on 4/16

Kelly King, Katherine O’Neill and Teagan O’Neill on 4/17

Nancy Biscone on 4/18

Lauren Stagnitti on 4/20


John and Margie Rains on 4/15



Eclipse Amen!

"I did not expect to be this moved. But as Sherrod and I stood there, looking up at the sky, it was impossible not to think of the millions of other humans who stopped to lift their gaze along with us. We are all such small specks in the universe, but we are capable of big things in our limited time here. Look how curious we are, so open to discovery.

We are people who want to look up.

I’m going to hold on to this memory, and call it hope."

Connie Schultz

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist

Lamoille County Food Share

Mission of the Month: Lamoille Community Food Share

This Sunday, April 14th, we are happy to host Tess Milner, Director of the Lamoille Community Food Share, for our “Mission Moment”

The Lamoille Community Food Share is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to providing food security for friends and neighbors in and around Lamoille County, Vermont. Their pantry is located at 197 Harrel Street in Morrisville, next door to the Community College of Vermont; it is open Monday- 9-11:30, and Saturdays 9:30-11.  Families can come and receive basic food and other grocery items to help stretch their food dollar.

The mission of Lamoille Community Food Share is to help support and improve the physical well-being of individuals who might otherwise go hungry. We help all those who ask, but our main service area consists of the towns of Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Morristown, Stowe and Wolcott in Lamoille County, Vermont.

All food donations are accepted but they try to provide the best and most nutritious food possible. Most of the offerings are non-perishable food. Here is their “wish list”:

peanut butter, tuna, canned vegetables, low salt soup, cereal, canned chicken, raisins, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, pasta, personal items, canned fruit, beans, coffee, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and detergent

Your generosity will be much appreciated; there has been increased demand for food lately. Also, volunteers are needed to help with these tasks:

Setting up and closing, Stocking shelves, Breaking down boxes, Helping to keep the pantry clean, Checking in visitors

Visit the LCFS website!

Eclipse Glasses

Donate Those Eclipse Glasses!

Donate your used or unused solar eclipse glasses to be sent to Latin America for the children to safely view the eclipse in August of 2024.

The address to send them is:

Eclipse Glasses USA, LLC

PO Box 50571

Provo, Utah 84605

Green Team

Stowe Community Church’s Green Tip for April 2024!

Awareness – Did you know that the sustainability mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is approaching its 50th birthday, having its origin in the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act? 

Let’s revisit what it really means


Action: The 3Rs are listed in their order of importance:

Reduce is about reducing wasteful practices, such as eliminating single-use items (e.g., use reusable produce bags made from netting in place of plastic bags or coffee thermos in place of Black Cap/Starbucks cup). 

Reuse is about repurposing old items, such as tearing old towels into strips for house cleaning or purchasing second-hand clothing.

Recycle is about reducing landfill waste. While helpful it should be used as a last resort. First ask yourself if the item can be reused or whether there is an alternative you can use next time, ideally made from recycled material or with less plastic.

Impact: By practicing the 3Rs, you reduce landfill waste and dependence on the plastics market. Additionally, you extend the water, human resources, and oil energy used in the manufacturing of the item!


Salvation Farms

To Donate Online - Click Here!

Tax-deductible donations can also be made via check made payable to Salvation Farms and mailed to PO Box 1174, Morrisville, VT 05661

New Members

New Member Orientation May 5th, 6th!

New Member Orientation on 5/5/24 following the morning worship service in Fellowship Hall in person or Zoom meeting on Monday 5/6/24 at 6pm. These are for anyone interested in learning more about our church or signing up to become members. 

We will welcome new members on Sunday, 6/2/24 at our 9:30 worship service.


Communications Committee Seeks Members

The Communications Committee is responsible for promoting SCC through both internal and external media. Heather Stowe is the committee chair and shares the following message:


We are looking for new members to fill the following jobs on our committee. As the chair, I realize that another meeting is a lot for some and I’ll do my best to keep them to a minimum and am happy to do online meetings if that works best for you. 

Social Media

Manage the Church’s Facebook page – internally and externally

Stowe Reporter

Writers Needed - SCC submits an article each week and we need more writers to lessen the load. Max, one article/month, but trying to reach one article every two months. 


Although we have updated our website in the past couple of years, we know we can do more and are looking for some expertise with website design and execution.

In almost all cases, I will provide content and any resources you may need to complete a task. For instance, I create Facebook posts and send them to the Facebook manager to post. If you have any experience with social media strategies, even better! For the Stowe Reporter articles, I'll provide content bullet points and resources to help that process.

Contact Heather at


SPARK Returns in May

We plan to offer another 4 Week Spring SPARK After School Miinistry on 4 Monday's from 3:00-4:30 pm, on May 13th, May 20th, June 3rd and June 10th

Save the Date, and more info and details to come!


SCUBA Bible Camp in August

August 19th-23rd, 9:00 am - 12 noon

Bible Camp registration details will be shortly forthcoming, but we wanted to announce the Curriculum and share the dates with you now!


Bible Camp is available for all students from K-5th grade, and for Middle School Students, 6th-8th to do Outreach/ Missions Volunteering! High School Students are welcome and encouraged to join us as High School Camp Counselors, and those students can get Community Service hours for their time!

SCUBA Details

Thank You to SCC from Kenya

Kenya Mission Visit in July!

The Mission Committee is planning a small mission trip to visit our orphan school that we sponsor in Kenya. Pastor Ouma is very excited to welcome us to the school and suggests that beginning of July would the best time. Accommodations would be provided. The committee is reaching out to see if anyone in the congregation is interested in joining us on this trip?  There will be an optional safari trip to Kenya and Tanzania tentatively planned afterward. For more information, please contact Karen at


Youth Coordinator

Youth Activities Coordinator Needed!

Stowe Community Church is seeking a 10 hours/week, part-time Youth Activities Coordinator who is willing to build on a solid foundation and bring new life to the extended ministries of the SCC. Duties include developing engaging service projects, social outings, bible studies for students 6th grade and up ... and maybe a trip to the mountain once in a while.

Any interested applicants should submit a resume or letter of interest to

The job is available for the right person immediately.


Seeking photos of SCC

We're always looking for photos to include in the Quest! If you take some SCC-related photos, please send them to either Marylou ( or Greg Morrill (

Last Week

(Thanks to Scott Noble and Meg Scotti for the photos!)

Jake Emerick
Childrens Message

March/April Sermons

March 10, 2024

Sermon from Mar 10, 2024 The Way of Love

March 17, 2024

Sermon from Mar 17, 2024 The Way of Sacrifice

March 24, 2024 Palm Sunday

Sermon from Mar 10, 2024 The Way of Love

March 31, 2024 Easter Sunday

Sermon from Mar 31, 2024 The Way of Life Everlasting

April 7, 2024

Sermon from April 7, 2024 Staring at the Son

You can find past sermons on the Stowe Community Church YouTube channel. Go to YouTube and search on Stowe Community Church.

Musical Selections

Were you there? - Ensemble Altera

Since we're still in Eastertide,this week I'm including some selections associated with Easter or Holy Week. Here is an amazing new arrangement of Were You There which captures the many emotions of that week in music.

The Garden (2024, arr. Murphy) | The Tabernacle Choir

Another familiar hymn sung usually at Easter is In The Garden. The Tabernacle Choir sings an arrangement done by their Assistant Director Ryan Murphy who also directs the piece. (Sorry about the spoken intro...)

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