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When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”  And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.  Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:16-21 NRSV
“A Sheepdogs Tale” 

Zimmerman News

Delight yourself in the LORD And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Dear Friends,                                                                                       23 August 2018
          I ride a 1993 BSA Deluxe – Indian-made bicycle with its seat jacked up – out our dirt lane into traffic, protected by one of the two rules of Kathmandu driving, which is Don’t hit anybody. (The other, Drive on the left, is flexible.) A motor scooter carrying two young ladies is bearing down on my bicycle, but it’s their job to slide out into traffic and avoid a collision. That’s just the way it works around here. Payback comes at the next intersection when a shiny Toyota SUV cuts me off to make a quick left hand turn. I jam on the brakes and mutter through his open window, to which he waves like I’m an old friend. 

Fall Rummage Sale & Bake Sale

Donation days are September 26 & 27, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm;
Sale days are September 28, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and September 29 (Bag Sale), 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
We will take clothing of all sizes, books, puzzles, toys, dishes, kitchen items, bedding, linens, craft items, tools, sporting equipment etc. Please save for us: grocery bags, especially from Kinney Drugs. Thank you!
We can't take bowling balls, computers, printers, large furniture. If you have any questions or would like to help with the sale, please call Wayne Gilbert (315-638-4653) or Marlene Fredette (315-652-6989).
The Cheery Visitors will be having a Bake Sale on Friday, September 28 in conjunction with the Rummage Sale. Your donation of baked goods would be most appreciated. Questions? Call Alice Nykaza (315-635-5569).

Bell Choirs Starting Rehearsals

Covenant Chimers (adults): Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. beginning October 2.
Chancel Bells (adults):  Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – beginning October 2.
New members are always welcome!

Men's Study Group

The Tuesday Men’s Bible Class entitled “Christianity and Islam (so much in common, so far apart)” will begin September 18 at 6:30. This fall study will discuss the two religions from their humble beginnings, leadership and worship, the Bible and the Quran, the roles of women, violence and warfare, and ends with how we might make a better future. We have much in common, more so than the world’s other major religions. The study will be led by Dave Horan ( and George Ramseyer ( Feel free to invite other friends, too!  For further information, please contact David or George.  See you on the 18th!

Eureka! Book Club

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the church chapel. The book for September is “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Copies are available to borrow in the church office. Dinner will be catered - please RSVP to the church office by noon on Friday, September 21 (315-635-6442).

SAMASAN Mystery Dinner Theater

Mark your calendars for a new SAMASAN program. On Thursday, September 27, we will attend a mystery dinner theater at Spaghetti Warehouse. (This program is not available weekends. Note: the date is different than in your SAMASAN flyer.) Arrive by 6:45 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. show. For a cost of $37.50, there will be a choice of 4 dinners and includes coffee, tea, and soft drinks, tax, tip, and the interactive theater performance of “My Dead Lady”. This is open to the entire church, family, and friends. Please respond to Patty Kline, Stu Hosler, Mickie Lorenz, or Norma Widmann if you plan to attend. Payment is due by September 20. Payment may be made to any of the above or mailed to Patty Kline, 1373 County Line Road, Fulton, Ny 13059.  Make checks payable to Norma Widmann.

Grief Support Group

Our next meeting is October 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
This is a monthly support group that meets on the third Wednesday of every month for those that have lost a loved one and would like to meet with others to talk or just to listen. A bereavement counselor is present; we meet in the church library; refreshments served.

O.W.L.S. Luncheon

Our next gathering is on Thursday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. in the church dining room. (Terry Miller, 315-409-4063)