Bulletin Notices for March 31, 2019

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2019

“What’s the deal with Lent?”

Worship at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

4/03 – Midweek 5:  Why Veils? 

4/10 – Midweek 6:  Why Palms?

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of coffee, tea bags, soup, juice, and canned macaroni such as Beefaroni, Spaghettio’s with meatballs, etc…ALSO, we are all set for egg cartons and no longer need them at this time.  Thank you, Pastor Mongeau

Lenten Dinners…Food & fellowship at 6:00 pm on Wednesday night.  Soup, salad, bread, dessert and drinks provided. Come as you are – no need to bring anything – just join with the church family for this meal together before Lenten worship.  If you would like to provide soup or dessert, please write your name on the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. 

Daily Reading of the Psalms… As our Lenten journey continues I encourage you to spend some time each day in contemplative reflection, reading through all 150 of the Psalms over 40 days with your church family. Bookmarks with all 40 days of Psalms readings are available on the table in the Narthex. Look also for your daily email, with the Psalm reading, prayer and hymn verse.

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.

HAVE YOU been waiting for the opportunity to serve Altar Guild?  We have a onetime offer for you.  Come one and all, ladies and gentlemen to give our sanctuary a little TLC. Annual Cleaning Day, April 13th, “Palm Saturday” at 9:00am.  Coffee and donuts provided.  Hope to see you there!  Cynthia Boyle

Lutheran Women Missionary League SPRING ZONE RALLY here at St. Paul’s!  Sunday, April 28th, beginning at 2:00 pm.  On that day, all women are invited to help HOST and ATTEND this rally. We have a perfect opportunity to connect with our LWML Mid-Valley Zone sisters in-Christ!  A Presentation will be given by our District LWML President Barbara Lis as well as others who have recently attended the LWML Assembly of Leaders Conference!  LWML is an incredible way to connect with a mission-oriented emphasis in our congregations and to grow in Christ via individual church groups as well as District and National gatherings!  Please see Cheryl Lowman or e-mail her at  cheryl.cassady@yahoo.com if you are free to help with set-up, overseeing food tables during the Rally, or to be part of the clean-up team!  Please see Leslie Denton if you are able to help by making soup for the lunch that will be served!  Thank-you all for your prayers!   

Sunday, APRIL 14th – following 3rd Service – Light Lunch and

IN-HOME SAINTS VISITS!  Please consider coming and being part of sharing Christ’s great love through song, God’s Holy Word, and prayer at each stop.  These visits remind those who are unable to join us in worship that they are still part of our congregation and that they are not forgotten.  Please see Cheryl Lowman if you have questions or would like to help and/or plan to attend. 

OUR NEXT Daughters of Faith meeting will be Saturday, April 27th from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. We’ll have a time of Bible study, fun, food and fellowship.  Please see Judy Byrne to let her know if you will be attending.

Financial Giving Update and Need…please take a look at your Fruitful Branches newsletter that was emailed to you, or pick up a copy in the narthex. There you will see the attendance and financial status of our congregation after the first two months of 2019. Due to a variety of factors (weather, vacations, illness), attendance is down, and our giving is well below budget and our actual expenses. If you have been unable to give your tithe due to these factors, please consider making it up in the weeks to come, as we together continue to support the work of “sharing at every opportunity the message of God’s unconditional saving love for all people found only in Jesus Christ.”

Camp Pineshore…located in Westminster, MA is an LCMS camp run by Messiah Lutheran Church in Fitchburg, MA for over 70 years. They offer three week-long sleep-over camps each summer: Sunday school camp, Junior High camp, and Senior High camp. Camp Pineshore offers a tradition of Learning about Jesus Christ, of Providing Christian Role Models, of Making Long Lasting Friends, of Having a fun-filled Week, of Encouraging Teamwork, and of Safety.  Check out the camp at http://pineshorebiblecamp.org/ and see the kitchen bulletin board for camp dates, information, and registration forms.  Want to know what camp is like? Talk to our church family members Emily Jury, Grace and Melia Manor, or Pastor Manor, who have all attended camp at Pineshore.

A Dramatic Presentation of the Gospel of Mark…is coming to

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westfield, MA on Saturday, April 27th, beginning at 3:00 pm. This presentation of the second Gospel of the

New Testament is presented all around the country by faculty and alumni of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. If you would like more information, see the poster on the kitchen bulletin board, talk to

Pastor Manor, or contact St. John’s pastor, Rev. David Riley, at dvsriley@suddenlink.net or 413-568-1417.

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