Pandemic Can’t Stop Life from Moving Forward

Even though life seems to have come to a screaming halt with the pandemic, in reality, life has been moving steadily forward. I am reminded of this as I look at pictures of my two children, one who is now two years old and the other eight months old.

I am reminded of this as I bag up all their old clothes that no longer fit them to be donated to those in need. Life keeps marching on whether we can get out of the house or not. People are still experiencing hardships and joys not related to the world health crisis. People are still losing loved ones, battling illnesses, getting married, having babies, and adopting pets.

That’s why we, as a church community, are still working hard to maintain our outreach projects because people still need to eat, families still need help, and food pantries still need to be filled. So this week, I encourage all of you to find ways to help someone else in need, to reach out and acknowledge that there is still a world of need and so much joy and love to be shared.

Remember you may always join us on a Sunday morning for worship. Though we are all still social distancing, church activities continue with very limited in-person worship in our church hall on Sunday mornings and unlimited Zoom worship that appears on our YouTube page later in the day.

If you are interested in joining us for worship, we meet at 10 a.m. During Covid-19 we do need RSVPs for Sunday morning worship by calling 203-261-2527 or emailing cchurcheaston@gmail.com. For Zoom worship, you may join on Sunday mornings by following the link on our website at the Congregational Church of Easton.

If you are interested in seeing our historic church building, please contact the church office and we will gladly take you over to the church. Or come to worship and we will give you a tour following worship! Here is a favorite recipe from our Church Family and Friends.

Almond Tea Cake

Submitted by: Cyndie S (Massachusetts)

Oven temperature: 350° F

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter (room temperature)
2 eggs
1½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon almond extract
1½ cup flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup slivered almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F
Grease and flour an 8” x 9” pan.
Cream together the butter, eggs, and sugar.
Add the almond extract, flour, and salt.
Spread into prepared pan.
Sprinkle with slivered almonds.
Bake at 350° F for 30-40 minutes.

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