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Weekly Bulletin, July 23, 2023


Worship with us this Sunday!

Please join worship at 10:30 in person at Katonah UMC or on Zoom for worship led by Rev. Lori Miller. The sermon this week is entitled "Who Are You Calling a Weed?"

As she unpacks Pastor Lori continues to cull books. For the next couple of weeks of worship at Katonah, the books will be out on a table in the hall and are free to a good home! Thanks.


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

•Prayer Circle is every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 (note the new time!),
in the Katonah UMC sanctuary as well as on Zoom.

•Sunday School will resume in the Fall.

From Around the Cooperative Parish

Katonah & Purdys United Methodist Churches are part of the Northern Westchester Cooperative Parish along with First UMC Brewster, Trinity-Boscobel UMC in Buchanan, Drew UMC in Carmel, Asbury UMC in Croton, the UMC of Mt. Kisco, Peekskill UMC, Grace UMC of Putnam Valley, the UMC of Shrub Oak, and Yorktown UMC.

This section of the church bulletin highlights ministries and events happening around the Parish.

For more information about the Cooperative Parish, talk to Bonnie Hyatt (, the Cooperative Parish representative from Purdys, or Ellen Rohrer (, the representative from Katonah.



You may have seen the news about the catastrophic flooding that hit the Hudson Valley in New York on July 10. Unfortunately, these areas that lost homes, communities, roads, access to clean water and resources continue to be inundated with severe storms and potential for flash flooding. Thankfully, our United Methodist churches in the Hudson Valley have not reported flood damage to their buildings or property. However, many in our communities are in dire need of help, particularly in Highland Falls and Fort Montgomery. As United Methodists, we have an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ as we help and serve...

Donations help churches and communities care for unforeseen needs when responding to a disaster. Your donation will go directly to supporting disaster response in the Hudson Valley. Click here to donate, and enter your donation amount under "Donate to Hudson Valley Flood Relief." There will be updates on collections and volunteer opportunities coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ross Porter, the NYCT District Disaster Response Coordinator at email:

Pray with me: "Oh God, be with those who are hurting, afraid for their future and feeling overwhelmed by the rushing waters. Be with them, we pray. Comfort them and help them to know that they are loved and not forgotten. And help us, Holy One, to be your hands and feet as we respond with the mercy-filled love we first learned from you. In Jesus' name, Amen."

My friends, may it be so.

Rev. Doris K. Dalton, Director of Connectional Ministries

The Northern Westchester Cooperative Parish is collecting donations and supplies for flood relief to be assembled on July 29th from 3-6pm at Mt. Kisco United Methodist Church. Please consider bringing a cash or check donation to church THIS SUNDAY so that we can coordinate supplies to bring to the event next weekend.


ReSET Westchester

Gift Card Collection

ReSET plays a direct role in helping refugees establish new homes in our community, and has put out a call to action to the local spiritual communities in our area with a specific ask to support Asylum Seekers. More information can be found here.

To support this mission:

1) Purchase gift cards in $25 denominations for VISA/Mastercard, CVS, Target, Lyft or Uber.

2) Place the gift cards in an envelope with Ellen Rohrer's name and your name on the outside.

3) Put the envelopes in Ellen's mailbox in the back of the sanctuary in Katonah.

Ellen will coordinate delivery of the gift cards and obtain a receipt of donation for anyone who participates.


Love & Support

Prayers of the Church Family

For Answered Prayers:

Filomena, Amelia B., Jean Boyer, John Corneck,

Paul Harris; Anne, Karen, Nieves, & Stephen Rannekleiv; Ruth Starr, Erich Wenis, Jacob Wenis

Joys & Thanksgivings:

For Young People In Need of Help and Healing:

Aiden, Danny, Ellie, Emily, Olivia, Tucker, Sarah Esposito, Sara Reino, Stefan Spall, Evahn Wenis, Alex Kent, Skylar

For Those In Need of Help and Healing:

Ken & Susan, Liz, Nann, Olga, Justine Burzesi, Ellie Lucas Chapman, Leeann Coffin, John Corneck, Tee Cotter, Sheila de Roode, Galena E., Alice Elliott, Karina Feliz, Carl Gioio & family, Briedge Joyce, Ed Lane, Bob M., Anne Murdock, Louis Pugh, Chuck S., Marja-Liisa Smith, Mary W., Terry Waters, Christian Wenis, Nicole Wilson, Melanie H, Erich Wenis

For Those Fighting Cancer:

Charlie, Diane, Leah, Noel, Valerie, Theresa Baird, Doreen Bistany, Rev. Wanda Craner, Benny Custodio, Christine Dacey, Lois Demaio, Peter DiBart, Alice Dunn, Karen Eiler, Jim Fleming, Paul Harris, Janice Hollander, April Midin, Petie Nylund, Artie R., Laila R., Janet Schuman, Jason Silverman, Andi Strauss, Margaret Howe

For Those Grieving:

Lindsey, Loved ones of Thomas, Elizabeth Brown, Christine Camarra, Carol L., Chip Mathewson, George Milliot, Eleanor Murphy, Ophelia Banklian Newbold, Ruth Ryder, Joe Seroka, Marilyn Shipman, The Family of Bruce Younkin

Those Homebound, In Nursing Homes and Care Facilities:

Mary Ann Albanese, Mike Berardino, Irene Burns, Bodo Fischer, Harriet Harris, Pastor Jin Kim, Yvonne Knudsen, Lois Mold, Matty Oschwald, Emily Procopis, Ronald Schultzel, Ellen & Mike Wenis

Birthdays in the Church Family

Camille Burton 7/1

Noah Ellis 7/3

Ethan Kidde 7/6

James Kellogg 7/8

Chelsea Hardy 7/9

Patti Kooyman 7/10

Marja-Liisa Smith 7/13

Beverly Golisano 7/13

Tyler Golisano 7/16

Alice Kellogg 7/16

Irma Gabrielsen 7/17

Alyce Bilello 7/24

Olivia Casavant 7/26


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