Bulletin Notices for April 7, 2019

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

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2019

“What’s the deal with Lent?” Worship at 7:00 pm on Wednesday!

4/10 – Midweek 6:  Why Palms?

Last Lenten Dinner…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 Mid-Valley Zone Rally will be held at St. Paul’s on Sunday, April 28th, at 2:00 p.m. HELPING HANDS needed!  Come, serve, and be a blessing to our sisters in the Lord!  Remember, deep purple is the LWML color so dig into your closet to see if you have some purple to wear to the Rally!  Please let Cheryl Lowman know how you would like to help or if you plan to attend.  Thanks a bunch! 

LADIES BIBLE STUDY continues to meet the fourth Tuesday of each month.  This month’s date is April 23rd!  We continue to enjoy growing in-Christ together in our study on WISDOM.  All ladies welcome! 

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.

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.L

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.

****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.”

National Day of Prayer, May 2nd, Love one another, just as I have loved you. John 13:34.  We will host a day of prayer and meditation, from 9:00am to 7:00pm. We will conclude the day with a prayer service at 7:00pm followed by a light reception.  A minimum of two hosts are need for every hour.  Please see Deb Burdick to volunteer as a host.  If you have any questions, please contact any Mission Board member. Denise Yoreo, Deb Burdick, Travis Poudin 

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