Bulletin Notices for October 7, 2018

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of cereal, soup, juice bottles, and toothpaste.      

How to contact Pastor Manor… He will typically be in the church building from 9:00 – 12:00 on Monday – Thursday mornings.  Call, text, email any time: 860-491-0086 – pastor.manor@gmail.com. On Fridays, please call or text for pastoral care needs.

***LWML SUNDAY will be celebrated on October 21st.  On that Sunday our worship will focus on missions, and especially the blessing of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  Mite Box offerings will be collected and will be forwarded to the New England District.  Mite box offerings are used to fund LWML’s 2018 – 2020 mission grants.  Please see information in today’s bulletin for NED mission grant updates.  ALSO: save the date…. LWML-NED RETREAT, Friday, November 2nd to Saturday, November 3rd, at the Holiday Inn in Enfield, CT.   This year’s Theme: “Flourish! Spiritually and Vocationally.”  Keynote speaker: Rev. Victor Belton, Regional Representative for Advancement, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY.  Reservation Forms are available at ww.lwml-ned-org.  PROGRAM:  On Friday, November 2nd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Pres. Timothy Yeadon will present his 500th Year Reformation Trip to Europe.  On Saturday, November 3rd, 8:30am -3:00pm, Rev. Victor Belton’s presentation will be on “How We Can Flourish!”

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox!  ALSO, don’t forget…. notices and events are posted on the bulletin boards in the coffee hour area.

NO BIBLE STUDY OR PRAYER MINISTRY on Wednesday of this week.

Pastor Manor and Pastor Mongeau on Vacation…Both of our pastors will be away on vacation this week and returning by the weekend. If you are in need of pastoral care in their absence, please contact Elder Chairman Travis Lowman at 860-806-1285, or Janice Becker at 860-379-3172 at the church office, and they will help you with your needs.


It is time to pack shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child!  Our goal is to pack 100 shoeboxes. 

  • Pack your own shoebox or pick up a box located in the narthex.
  • Pick up a packing label and packing suggestions card
  • Start shopping, and fill box!
  • Include $9 postage or go on line to register your box and FOLLOW YOUR BOX
  • Collection day is November 11th.

More information will be available throughout the month of October.  If you have any questions please speak to mission board members, Denise Yoreo, Travis Poudin, Deb Burdick or Dave Hudon.

ATTENTION!   Boys of St. Paul’s between the ages of 10 – 15!  If you love the Lord and you love the great outdoors, look no further!  “Hands of Grace Outdoors” is a new program dedicated to you!  The Outdoorsman!  We will be having a Meet and Greet on Friday, October 19th at 6:00pm. It will be held at Hands of Grace, at our new camp/activity site.  Bring your folks, a chair for the bonfire, and dress accordingly. There will be refreshments, an activity, a story, and a question and answer time for you and your folks.  Don’t miss out on the fun!!  If you have any questions, email your new Troop Leader, Mr.Weeks at  weeksoutdoors@att.net

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