Bulletin Notices for April 15, 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.   

“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?  TODAY at 12:00pm, 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 see Dave Yoreo (Council president), Nathanael Bugbee (Board of Christian Ed. chair), or Pastor Mongeau.

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 7:00am to 7:00pm. All are invited to close the day with a service of Prayer, Scripture and Music at 7:00pm. 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 Pastor Mongeau for more information or to volunteer.   

PLEASE check your mailbox!

PASTOR MANOR ON VACATION….I will be away from Sunday, April 15th through Wednesday, May 2nd as Deaconess and I are blessed to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary that is coming in June.  I am grateful to Pastor Mongeau for leading all the worship services and Bible studies while I am away, and to the Church Council for granting me this time away.  If you are in need of pastoral care during my vacation time, please contact Pastor Mongeau at 860-480-5357.  You can also contact the church office at 860-379-3172, or Elder Travis Lowman at 860-806-1285 and they will assist you.  In Christ, Pastor Manor

<<<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.

>>>NEW….WOMEN’S BIBLE TIME… Wednesday, April 25th, at 1:00pm in the Upper Fellowship Room here at St. Paul’s.  All women of the church and their friends are invited to explore God’s Holy Word and ponder all His benefits together!  This Bible Time will be meeting the LAST Wednesday of each month – same time, same place, unless otherwise noted.  If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Lowman at cheryl.cassady@yahool.com.   

PHOTO WALL UPDATES…What a blessing it is to look at the photo wall in the narthex and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ by name!  But some of you may look a little different now, or perhaps you’ve added to your family.  We’re looking for someone to lead the charge of updating our photo wall with current pictures.  This would include encouraging members to submit photos or to have them taken here at church for us to print, labeling those photos, and positing them on the photo wall.  If you are interested in serving in this way, contact Pastor Manor.

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