Notices for May 15, 2022

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of white rice.  Thank you.

Sunday school families! PIZZA PARTY, Sunday, May 29th, from 11:30-12:30pm in the lower fellowship room.  Please contact Emily Jury with any questions.

CALLING ALL RAINFOREST EXPLORERS!  VBS 2022 will be held here at St. Paul’s starting on Monday, 6/27, through Thursday, 6/30, from 9am to 12pm. Join us for a fun-filled week as we explore the Bible and learn about God’s love for us in Jesus Christ! Student registration is online at: or the link on the front page of our website: — we’d love to see you here. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Emily Jury at (860) 379-3172 or

Lift up in prayer….

  • Edna Nicolas, Judy Byrne’s mother, has gone home to the Lord.  If you would like to send Judy and Ken a card, their address is 30 Country Lane, Collinsville, CT  06019.

ANNUAL Ladies’ Aid Bake Sale between services on June 5th rain or shine!   

THANK YOU for your donations to Lutheran Women’ Missionary League through Mites!  $94.00 was collected and sent to the LWMS-New England District.  For more information on the LWML, please visit 

Back by popular demand, The Third Thursday Thing – A Men’s Fellowship Group, starts again on Thursday, May 19th, at 6:00PM. As we did before we will meet at Hands of Grace. If you want some food just bring some to share. I will provide a pizza to start off!  Invite your friends if you would like.  There is no agenda at all. Come as you are for some great fellowship.   Pastor K

REMINDER!  Spring clean-up work party at church and parsonage, Saturday, May 21st, at 8:30am.  Please bring rakes, shovels, tarps, etc….  We will be weeding, raking, trimming shrubs and spreading bark mulch.  Hope to see you then, Don Eddy.

REMINDER:  Sons of Thunder will be collecting empty cans and plastic bottles NEXT SUNDAY, May 22nd, between services instead of May 29th.

From the Mission Board:  Time for WOW gifts!  

It can’t be time to start packing a “Mission Opportunity Gift Box”

 (Operation Christmas Child Shoebox)!? Well, it is 4 1/2 months to our collection month!  This year we thought we’d start early and give suggestions for the next few months as to what to buy.  The goal is to have more people pack their own personalized boxes with less of a time crunch. Also, with the cost of everything going up, it might be easier to spread out the spending and look for bargains. You can pick up a shoebox from the Narthex along with a handout regarding Shoebox Gift Suggestions.  We suggest that you start with the WOW gift as that is the most costly and takes up the most space in the box.  We will be giving you the opportunity to pick from our abundance of “filler items” to assist in you packing. 

If you’d like an abundance of packing ideas and encouragement go to the Facebook Group SHOEBOX NATION and join! If you have any questions, Please speak with any of the Mission Board members:  Denise Yoreo, Christine Pericolosi, Deb Eddy, Travis Poudin, Ken and Judy Byrne.

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