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Join Rabbi David Fainsilber and lay leaders as they co-lead our Homegrown Kabbalat Shabbat service on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Guests and visitors to Stowe are most welcome. A peanut-free, vegetarian-vegan potluck oneg will follow our service.

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This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Our pastor, the Rev. Jon Schnobrich or our parochial vicar, the Rev. Joseph Ikegbunam, will celebrate the vigil Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

The Bible, Matthew 4:4: But he answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" In this passage, Jesus is confronted by Satan three times. Each time Jesus responded by quoting Scripture. Since Jesus needed Scriptu…

As we all delve into the new term and schedules of January and a new decade, I know that I, for one, am approaching this January still filled with the warmth and glow of all that December brought.

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the Rev. Mara Dowdall will lead our service. As always, we are extremely happy to have her with us twice every month. She is an amazing preacher and we welcome everyone to come and hear her.  

In need of Shabbat peace? Then make plans to bring in Kabbalat Shabbat on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. Rabbi David Fainsilber will lead a meditative, music-filled service that will soothe your soul. Guests and visitors to Stowe are most welcome. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe is located o…

On Sunday, Jan. 19, our fellowship will not be meeting at the regular 4:30 p.m. time. Instead we will gather at 6 p.m. that day at St. John’s Episcopal Church for its annual Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition commemorative program to honor Martin Luther King Jr.  

“O day of peace that dimly shines through all our hope and prayers and dreams,

Guide us to justice, truth, and love, delivered from our selfish schemes.

May swords of hate fall from our hands, our hearts from envy find release,

Till by God’s grace our warring world shall see Christ’s promised reign of peace.”

— Carl Daw Jr., “O Day of Peace”

We hope you will join us at Holy Eucharist Service on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. Coffee hour and welcoming fellowship follow the service, with the Rev. Rick Swanson, celebrant, and the Rev. Deacon Zarina Suárez O’Hagin, preacher.

The Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition is honored to welcome Kiah Morris as the keynote speaker for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration. Join us on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., at St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 1994 Mountain Road, Stowe.

Morning prayer: Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 9 a.m.

Helping our refugees: Bring your donations of clothes and household items to St. John’s for delivery to Shalom Shuk in Burlington.

Spirituality group: Thursdays, Jan. 16 and Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. This is an ecumenical gathering of women sharing and discussing a wide range of interesting topics. All are welcome.

Mah Jong: Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.

AA meeting: Saturday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m.

Contacts: the Rev. Richard Swanson, 802-253-7578; the Rev. Deacon Zarina O’Hagin, 802-535-7117; Senior Warden Dick Kraemer at richardkraemer@pshift.com; Junior Warden Sandy Duncan at sduncan948@live.com.

Church office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 3:30.

— Barbara Cunningham

Plans are underway for our birthday year! One hundred years after combining four congregations of Stowe into our current Stowe Community Church, we hope to see you join us, too.

This weekend we celebrate the second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our pastor, the Rev. Jon Schnobrich, or our parochial vicar, Rev. Joseph Ikegbunam, will celebrate the vigil Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Lincoln Sprague, church planner in Waitsfield, gave the message from Ephesians 2:11-21. In this passage, Paul is explaining how through Jesus the separation between believing Jews and Gentiles has been removed, for we all are sinners and Jesus paid the price for all.

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