Category Archives: Special Days

Some Days stand out. Here they are.

“Like Being Church” a Sermon for Reformation Sunday, 10.31.2021

(Preached at Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook, CT) Readings: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Romans 3:19-24; Mark 12:28-34 ____________________________________________ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. First a word of thanksgiving. Thanks to Pastor … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 5.23.2021 Happy Pentecost, People!!!

Good Morning Church! 5.23.2021 Happy Pentecost, People!!! Good Morning Church! Opening Prayer “As the Wind Song” (All Creation Sings [ACS] #943, Sung by Al LaPorte) Discovery: Chickens Over the Fence Acts 2:1-24 (Read by Melissa Hart) Message “Gracious Spirit, Heed … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Church! 4.02.2021

Good Friday, Church! 4.02.2021 Welcome Confession and Forgiveness Isaiah 53:4-6 Message “When Pain of the World Surrounds Us” (ELW #704 Sung by Al LaPorte) The Passion According to the Gospel of John (Readers: Ken Hartley and Elizabeth Palmeri) Bidding Prayers … Continue reading

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Mandy Thursday Worship with the people of St. Paul

Maundy Thursday “in-person” Worship with the people of St. Paul 4.01.2021 Special thanks: Tammie Sinibaldo Peggy Morrissey Eric Larson Al LaPorte All liturgical text and liturgical music under copyright to or administered by Augsburg Fortress Sundays and Seasons SA000521

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Good Morning Church! Christmas Sunday 12.27.2020

Good Morning Church! Christmas Sunday 12.27.2020 “O Come All Ye Faithful” (world premiere by Stockings Full of Coal [Rachael, Tammie, Joe and Geoff]) Good Morning Church! Thanks and Giving “The Friendly Beasts” (Kim Meadows, 12th Century French Carol, Traditional) “Of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Church!

Good Morning Church! Christmas Eve Special (with pageant) Merry Christmas Church! Opening Prayer “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (ELW #386) Christmas by the Shore Pageant: Luke 2:1-20; Matt 2:1-12; Isaiah 9:6 Featured songs: “Holy Child Within the Manger” (WOV #638, … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 11/01/2020 All Saints and the “Whole Pandemic Dealio”

Good Morning Church! 11/01/2020 All Saints and the “Whole Pandemic Dealio” Good Morning Church! Welcome and Opening Prayer Peggy Time “For All Your Saints, O Lord” (ELW #427) Discovery Time – All Saints Candle -Tammie Sinibaldo Revelation 7:9-17 –Kim Meadows … Continue reading

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Good Morning Church! 10/25/2020 Reformation!

Good Morning Church! 10/25/2020 Reformation! Good Morning Church! Welcome and Opening Prayer Discovery Time – Tammie Sinibaldo “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (ELW #504) Leviticus 19:1-18 Matt 22:34-40 Message “Father Grant” (with photo montage -One License A-712431) Apostles Creed … Continue reading

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One Team. Your Team! PSA from Old Saybrook

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St. Paul and Covid-19

(sent via email to the congregation Friday, March 13, 2020) St. Paul and Covid-19 Hi friends. Like you, I have been watching closely, listening carefully, washing my hands frequently and trying to exercise good judgment as we experience the impact … Continue reading

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