May 10, 2024

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Thought for the Week

Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

Marion C. Garretty


Mothers Day

This week in the Quest

  • Sunday Service 9:30am
  • Important Dates
  • SPARK Starts Monday!
  • Noon Music in May Wednesday!
  • Women's Bunco Night Thursday!
  • Psalms Bible Study Continues Thursday!
  • SCC Green Tips for May!
  • Children's Literacy Foundation Book Drive!
  • Fellowship of Collegiate Athletes
  • Printer Cartridges!
  • SCUBA Bible Camp in August!
  • Kenya Missions Visit
  • Youth Activities Coordinator Needed!
  • Pictures
  • April/May Sermons
  • This Week's Music Selections

Sunday May 12, 2024 9:30AM


Mothers Day

Celebration Service!

Seventh Sunday of Easter!

Mothers Day!

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 139 Lay Reader: Charlie Burnham

ANTHEM "I To The Hills Lift Up Mine Eyes"

SCRIPTURE John 17:6-19

MESSAGE "Provider and Protector" Rev.Dan Haugh

USHERS Jake Emerick and Jean Mudgett

Mothers Day

Children's Worship

The Lesson this week is titled: In Celebration and Praise of our Mothers!

And the Key Bible Verse associated with our Lesson is: 

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

                             Proverbs 31:31

Important Dates

Upcoming Calendar

Sunday, 5/12

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

Monday, 5/13

Noon AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

3:00-4:30 SPARK in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, 5/14

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

7:30 pm AA meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, 5/15

Noon AA Meeting in Fellowship Hall

Noon Music in May in Sanctuary

5:30pm - Choir Rehearsal in Organ Loft

Thursday, 5/16

5:00 Bunco for Women of the Church in Fellowship Hall

7:00 Zoom Psalms Bible Study


Graham King and Emmeline Spranger on 5/10

Gary Durett, Ashley Karger and Jackson Lindemer on 5/11

Eric Garret and Dian Williams on 5/17


Brad and Taralee Austin on 5/14



SPARK Returns Monday!

The 4 week session begins this coming Monday May 13th, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Miss Taryn will meet your kiddos at SES for after school pickup, and we will have some outdoor fun, a snack, a Lesson, games, crafts and some time to ponder what good works we can do, and ways that we can give back! Please feel free to sign up with the link here, or you can email Taryn Noelle, at: - if you have any questions, and if you would like any more info or details on the class!

Sign Up for SPARK!

Noon Music

Noon Music in May Wednesday!

Noon Music in May continues this Wednesday at the Church!The concert features A Country Store Opera.

Featuring opera scenes and songs from the Italian bel canto tradition, A Country Store Opera showcases the talents of teenage singers from across Vermont.

The Youth Opera Company uses opera as a tool to inspire participants to reach for excellence in a myriad of skills, to build confidence as singers and people, and to give back to their communities in a meaningful way. While opera might seem like an old-fashioned art form that wouldn’t appeal to today’s teens, our programs have successfully proven to participants and audiences alike that opera can be just as relevant and exciting as any other form of storytelling.


Bunco Night for Women of the Church!

Spring has sprung, and I think it’s time for BUNCO again! 

Join us Thursday May, 16th at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. 

Additionally, please bring a beverage (wine, seltzer, juice, mock tails) or appetizer to share. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Meg ( or Lauretta with any questions.

Psalms Bible Study Continues Thursday!

Perhaps no other book in the Bible has been read and meditated on as much as the Old Testament book of Psalms. It contains songs of praise and prayers of lament, hymns celebrating God‘s faithful love, and the marvels of creation. You are invited to explore this wonderful book through a seven week Bible study continuing through June 20.

The study will be facilitated by the Reverend Barbara Purinton and Kathe Rhinesmith. It will take place on zoom from 7 to 8 PM on Thursday evenings. 

Registration is limited so if you are interested, please contact Kathe Rhinesmith at

Workbooks for the study are available from Marylou in the Church Office at a cost of $15.

Lamoille County Food Share

Mission of the Month: Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF)

The May Mission of the Month will honor CLiF (Children’s Literacy Foundation). This non-profit’s mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among under-resourced children in New Hampshire and Vermont. CliF has provided free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to under-resourced children up to age 12 in almost 85% of the communities in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Book Drive for the Month of May! - Please bring in new books to the church for children ages 0-12. CLiF says picture books and graphic novels are a great hit!


CliF arranges for more than 65 professional authors, illustrators, poets, graphic novelists, and storytellers to give inspiring presentations to children. These memorable events help kids get excited about books, stories, reading, and writing. CliF holds nearly 1,000 events each year.

At almost every CliF event children can select new, high quality books of their choice from hundreds of titles. CliF also donates significant collections of new, high-quality children’s books to school libraries, public libraries, classrooms, shelters, affordable housing developments, and other locations where children and families may be found.

Early literacy skills are one of the strongest indicators of a child’s future success. Yet more than two-thirds of fourth graders from low-income families in New Hampshire and Vermont do not read proficiently. CLiF’s programs aim to increase children’s enjoyment of reading and writing; provide access to high-quality reading materials that meet the interests of young readers; and give families, schools, libraries, correctional facilities, and other organizations the tools they need to encourage literacy skills.

CLiF Website

Green Up Day

Green Tip for May: Green Up Day!

Did you know that Vermont is the only state to organize a Green Up Day and they’ve done so for 53 consecutive years! Green Up Day was first held on April 18, 1970 when Interstate highways closed from 9am-12pm for trash pick-up by over 70,000 volunteers. Children were bused across the state by their schools to clean up Vermont. The brainchild of Burlington Free Press reporter Bob Babcock, Jr., Green Up Day was endorsed by then Governor Deane Davis and funded for 10 years by the state. In 1979, the nonprofit organization, Green Up Vermont, took over fundraising and coordination of the event (learn more at

Printer Cartridge

Ink Cartridges!

Thank you for bringing your empty or no longer need ink cartridges to the church. We continue to mail the small empty ones to CA postage free and they send us a check. We take the large ink cartridges to Staples. They give us vouchers depending on how many people bought ink from Staples and gave the name of the church at checkout! However, Staples has changed their guidelines a little. At check out time instead of giving the name of the church we must give the church telephone number (802) 253-7257!!!

If you have friends or family in other states who help us when they buy ink from Staples, please tell them about our telephone number. 

Thank you so much.


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 a variety of people for the pictures!)

Green Up Day
Green Up Day
Green Up Day
Green Up Day
Green Up Day
Green Up Day

March/April/May Sermons

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

April 14, 2024

Sermon from Apr 14, 2024 Feed My Sheep

April 21, 2024

Sermon from Apr 21, 2024 Deeply Connected

April 28, 2024

Sermon from Apr 28, 2024 "Endings and Beginnings" Rev Paul Sangree

May 5, 2024

Sermon from May 5, 2024 Friends Together

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

Musical Selections

Ave Verum Corpus - W A Mozart

Ave Maria Corpus is a familiar piece by Mozart here performed at a recent concert by the Northern Lights Chorale from Minnesota.

A Mothers Day Tribute from the Champlain Echoes

Something for Mothers Day! And a little bit of shameless bragging. This is performed by the Champlain Echoes formerly of Burlington. I was a co-director and this song helped us win one of our three International Championships!

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