Bulletin Notices for April 8, 2018

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of crackers, sliced white bread, cookies, jam/jelly (except grape), coffee (12oz. size), juice bottles (except grape), flour, sugar, oil, vinegar, pasta, toothpaste, and bar soap.  Thank you.

Sunday Morning Bible Study….“Who am I? What am I doing here?”   All are welcome to gather for this six week Bible study that will examine the nature and role of man. It will include short video segments by Dr. Joel Biermann, professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, as well as discussion around God’s Word and the video presentations.  This study will challenge modern notions that question the primacy of God’s authority and put into sharp perspective how our lives are really God’s lives, and we are to live as His creatures.  This week: “Two Taboo Topics – With a Twist”

Crafters/Sewers…are invited to help knit/crochet baby blankets for Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. This outreach will continue to other groups that are looking for blankets for children and the elderly, as well as prayer shawls in various locations in our community, nation, and world. Come to see what this is all about at our kickoff on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00 am in the upper fellowship room.  Bring patterns to share for 40” square blankets. If you have extra yarn to share, bring that as well.  If you have questions, please call Tami Weeks at GSmama62@att.net.  Hope to see many of you there.

<<<Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s! >>>  Monday, July 9th – Friday, July 13th ~ 9am – 11:45am  At VBS this year, strap on your life jacket and get ready to be swept away by God’s promises in Jesus on this rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. Come along as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more! Registration for participants and volunteers is at www.StPaulsNewHartford.org.

“Family Lunch” – Let’s talk about Christian Education!   We want your input! What would the Sunday Education Hour look like that best serves your children and family? Is there something we can do to improve or encourage your participation in Sunday school and Bible study?  What do you feel is missing from what we currently offer for our Christian education times?  On Sunday, April 15th at 12:00 pm, we want to hear from you – parents, youth, children, grandparents too! Come downstairs after church for a light lunch, and join in a casual brain-storming conversation centered around Christian Education here at St. Paul’s. We’ll have small-group discussion time followed by time to share with the large group all of your ideas.  If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Dave Yoreo  (Council president) at dayoreo@gmail.com, Nathanael Bugbee (Board of Christian Ed. chair) at  nathanaelbugbee45@gmail.com, or one of our pastors.

National Day of Prayer…will be observed here at St. Paul’s on Thursday, May 3rd. The church will be open to all in the community for personal prayer and meditation from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. All are invited to close the day with a service of Prayer, Scripture and Music at 7:00 pm. We would love to have church family members volunteer to serve as hosts that day, welcoming people to the church, directing them around the building, etc. There will be information in the narthex soon to allow sign-ups for one hour blocks of time to host. Please consider being a part of this day of prayer across our nation, as either a host or participant. Please see Denise Yoreo, Cheryl Lowman, or one of the pastors for more information or to volunteer

2018 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – New England District Convention…… Theme: “God’s Jewels”  Malachi 3:17 KJV “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.”  When: April 13-14th.  Where: Holiday Inn, Enfield, CT.  Hotel: $110/night – up to 4 persons in room – includes hot buffet breakfast.  Delegate/Guest Registration Fee: $110.  Questions, please contact Leslie Denton @ lsdenton123@gmail.com

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