The Tower Chimes

Union Church of Pocantico Hills

555 Bedford Road

Tarrytown, New York 10591

914.631.2069 / beth.ucph@optonline.net

The Rev. Dr. F. Paul DeHoff, Pastor

 

Beth Coffman, Editor                                                                                                                   June 2018

…..from the Pastor’s desk

The “good news” the “gospel” we proclaim and seek to live by tells us that we are created “…in the image of God”.  We are thrown into a world where that image is shaped, battered, and molded by the powers of good and evil, heaven and hell.  We cannot escape back to a paradise of innocence where that image is preserved immaculate and undisturbed.  We have to make our way through this jungle where wild animals are loose, and dangers lurk, and often we feel utterly lonely and lost, remembering that the true paradise lies in front, not behind.  What the Bible declares is that if we surrender to the forces that threaten to destroy the image of God within, and are, in St. Paul’s words, “…conformed to this world…”, we are lost; while if we keep open the channels that lead to the God who made us, and seek to live by his rescuing grace, we shall win through to the true paradise where God makes all things new, and “..there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

You may be convinced that we live in in a tough and crazy world where the simple and the pure in heart have no chance at all.  Being there, we have to succumb to the standards of a fallen race.  Yet we cannot help remembering that throughout the long story of humanity there have been women and men who have resisted the corruption of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and in whom the image of God has kept shining out with dazzling and infectious power.  And, we have heard the amazing news that there was One who came from God into a human scene every bit as twisted, complicated, and perverse as ours.  He did live in total purity of heart, humility of spirit, and constancy of mind.  His “yes” was yes.  His “no” was no.  Do you wonder what it would mean for someone really to live as the image of God on earth in all its perfection?  That is what he was, the image of God, on earth!  That is who we worship!  We are called, simply, to “…be there…” in all of life’s situations and circumstance “…in the image of God…”, for that is who we are.  Join me at the Table of our Lord to celebrate and strengthen that image in you and me.

The Spring Tag Sale was held May 11 and 12.  The departments were:

Furniture, Matt Mattoon, Chairperson

Books, Beth Coffman, Chairperson

White Elephants, Joyce Skiko, Chairperson

Antiques, Victoria Mattoon, Chairperson

Clothing, Rosalyn DeHoff & Rita Chapin, Co-Chairpersons

Our thanks to all who helped to make it possible for this event to be held and for it have gross sales in excess of $32,000!

The Flower/Plant Tent was sponsored by the Dinner Club, with Bill and Janet Graham in charge.  Their gross sales were in excess of $3,300.

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JUNE PREACHING SCHEDULE
June 3 “A Sign of Hope in a Waring World”

Psalm 100 & John 10:11-16

June 10 “Religion at the Right Temperature”

Revelation 12:1-10 & Matthew 8:5-13

June 17 “God’s Good Companions”

I Corinthians 10:14-22 &

Luke 9:57-62

June 24 “Look Back in Faith”

Deuteronomy 6:4-12 &

John 14:15-21

JULY PREACHING SCHEDULE
July 1 “Reforming our Religion”

Isaiah 43:16-21 & Luke 11:37-54

July 8 “Using What We Pray For”

Judges 6:11-18 & Luke 5:1-11

July 15 “Living Religion: The Old vs. The New”

Psalm 86:11-17 & Matthew 13:44-52

July 22 “When Christians Disagree”

Colossians 3:12-17 & John 17:20-26

July 29 “So You Haven’t a Prayer”

Acts 12:1-19 & Matthew 6:5-8

 

JUNE FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS
June 3 Angst
June 10 Church Picnic
June 17 Chapin
June 24 Sweeney

 

There are many Sundays where we are looking for volunteers to host.  If you have any questions, please ask any Deacon.  Thank you!!

 

PASSING IT ON

The unsold clothing and white elephants from the Spring Tag Sale have been donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, – a youth mentoring program.

 

SUMMER PICNIC

The annual summer picnic will be held on June 10 following the 11:00 service.  Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided by the Dinner Club.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall to indicate if you are planning to attend and if you can bring a salad or dessert.  You may also contact the church office to let us know you will be coming (beth.ucph@optimum.net / 631-2069).

 

LET US CELEBRATE THE SOUND OF MUSIC

On Sunday, June 17, we will have an opportunity to celebrate our choir and choir director.  Let us take a few minutes to thank each of them for their talent and dedication.

Sam Chapin

Susan Angst

Lisa Bogart

Rosalyn DeHoff

Ruth DiLorenzo

Jim Harrison

Matt Mattoon

Victoria Mattoon

Catherine Pollock

Nancy Schellhas

Lily Vidra

 PASTORAL ENDOWMENT

A gift was received from the Scazzero Family in memory of Bill and in appreciation of Paul and Rosalyn DeHoff and Union Church.

Gifts were received in memory of Bill Scazzero from:

Lynn and Robert Dennison

William Losee

The Union Church Pastoral Endowment was created to ensure that Union Church always remains a living church with a pastor and a congregation, and not just an art museum.  Please consider the Pastoral Endowment in your benevolence giving and estate planning.  Thank you.

 

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The Tower Chimes

 

Union Church of Pocantico Hills

555 Bedford Road

Tarrytown, New York 10591

914.631.2069 / beth.ucph@optonline.net

____________________

 

The Rev. Dr. F. Paul DeHoff, Pastor

 

Beth Coffman, Editor                                                                                                                   June 2018

…..from the Pastor’s desk

 

The “good news” the “gospel” we proclaim and seek to live by tells us that we are created “…in the image of God”.  We are thrown into a world where that image is shaped, battered, and molded by the powers of good and evil, heaven and hell.  We cannot escape back to a paradise of innocence where that image is preserved immaculate and undisturbed.  We have to make our way through this jungle where wild animals are loose, and dangers lurk, and often we feel utterly lonely and lost, remembering that the true paradise lies in front, not behind.  What the Bible declares is that if we surrender to the forces that threaten to destroy the image of God within, and are, in St. Paul’s words, “…conformed to this world…”, we are lost; while if we keep open the channels that lead to the God who made us, and seek to live by his rescuing grace, we shall win through to the true paradise where God makes all things new, and “..there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

 

You may be convinced that we live in in a tough and crazy world where the simple and the pure in heart have no chance at all.  Being there, we have to succumb to the standards of a fallen race.  Yet we cannot help remembering that throughout the long story of humanity there have been women and men who have resisted the corruption of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and in whom the image of God has kept shining out with dazzling and infectious power.  And, we have heard the amazing news that there was One who came from God into a human scene every bit as twisted, complicated, and perverse as ours.  He did live in total purity of heart, humility of spirit, and constancy of mind.  His “yes” was yes.  His “no” was no.  Do you wonder what it would mean for someone really to live as the image of God on earth in all its perfection?  That is what he was, the image of God, on earth!  That is who we worship!  We are called, simply, to “…be there…” in all of life’s situations and circumstance “…in the image of God…”, for that is who we are.  Join me at the Table of our Lord to celebrate and strengthen that image in you and me.

 

 

 

 

 

The Spring Tag Sale was held May 11 and 12.  The departments were:

Furniture, Matt Mattoon, Chairperson

Books, Beth Coffman, Chairperson

White Elephants, Joyce Skiko, Chairperson

Antiques, Victoria Mattoon, Chairperson

Clothing, Rosalyn DeHoff & Rita Chapin, Co-Chairpersons

Our thanks to all who helped to make it possible for this event to be held and for it have gross sales in excess of $32,000!

The Flower/Plant Tent was sponsored by the Dinner Club, with Bill and Janet Graham in charge.  Their gross sales were in excess of $3,300.

 

______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE PREACHING SCHEDULE
June 3 “A Sign of Hope in a Waring World”

Psalm 100 & John 10:11-16

June 10 “Religion at the Right Temperature”

Revelation 12:1-10 & Matthew 8:5-13

June 17 “God’s Good Companions”

I Corinthians 10:14-22 &

Luke 9:57-62

June 24 “Look Back in Faith”

Deuteronomy 6:4-12 &

John 14:15-21

JULY PREACHING SCHEDULE
July 1 “Reforming our Religion”

Isaiah 43:16-21 & Luke 11:37-54

July 8 “Using What We Pray For”

Judges 6:11-18 & Luke 5:1-11

July 15 “Living Religion: The Old vs. The New”

Psalm 86:11-17 & Matthew 13:44-52

July 22 “When Christians Disagree”

Colossians 3:12-17 & John 17:20-26

July 29 “So You Haven’t a Prayer”

Acts 12:1-19 & Matthew 6:5-8

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE FELLOWSHIP HOUR HOSTS
June 3 Angst
June 10 Church Picnic
June 17 Chapin
June 24 Sweeney

 

There are many Sundays where we are looking for volunteers to host.  If you have any questions, please ask any Deacon.  Thank you!!

 

PASSING IT ON

The unsold clothing and white elephants from the Spring Tag Sale have been donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, – a youth mentoring program.

 

SUMMER PICNIC

The annual summer picnic will be held on June 10 following the 11:00 service.  Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided by the Dinner Club.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall to indicate if you are planning to attend and if you can bring a salad or dessert.  You may also contact the church office to let us know you will be coming (beth.ucph@optimum.net / 631-2069).

 

 

 

 

LET US CELEBRATE

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

On Sunday, June 17, we will have an opportunity to celebrate our choir and choir director.  Let us take a few minutes to thank each of them for their talent and dedication.

Sam Chapin

Susan Angst

Lisa Bogart

Rosalyn DeHoff

Ruth DiLorenzo

Jim Harrison

Matt Mattoon

Victoria Mattoon

Catherine Pollock

Nancy Schellhas

Lily Vidra

 

PASTORAL ENDOWMENT

A gift was received from the Scazzero Family in memory of Bill and in appreciation of Paul and Rosalyn DeHoff and Union Church.

Gifts were received in memory of Bill Scazzero from:

Lynn and Robert Dennison

William Losee

The Union Church Pastoral Endowment was created to ensure that Union Church always remains a living church with a pastor and a congregation, and not just an art museum.  Please consider the Pastoral Endowment in your benevolence giving and estate planning.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE GIVE THEE BUT THINE OWN

 

We give Thee but thine own,

What e’er the gift may be;

All that we have is Thine alone,

A trust, O Lord , from Thee

 

May we Thy bounties thus

As stewards true receive,

And gladly, as Thou blessest us,

To thee our first-fruits give.

 

To comfort and to bless,

To find a balm for woe,

To tend the lonely in distress,

Is angel’s work below.

 

The captive to release,

To God the lost to bring,

To teach the way of life and peace—

It is a Christ-like thing.

 

And we believe Thy Word,

Though dim our faith may be:

Whate’er for Thine we do, O Lord,

We do it unto Thee.

 

 

 

  June  2018 February 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 

 

       

 

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7:00 PM  Study Group

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

12:00 Church Picnic

 

 

11

 

12

 

13

a

14

 

15

 

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11:00 Service and Fellowship Hour — Music Appreciation

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