Notices for June 5, 2022

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of shampoo and toothpaste.  Thank you.

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

SAVE THE DATE:  WINDOWS OF JOY!  – Saturday – June 18th, 2:00pm, at Linda Pekrul’s home for our first gathering!  This is a monthly Women’s Singles Group with a focus on joy and fellowship! Please email Cheryl Lowman at or contact Linda Pekrul for her address and to let her know if you are coming.  Snacks and Beverages provided!  Consider coming to make new friends and strengthen already made friendships and grow, grow, grow in the love and light of Christ together!  

PHOTOS!  Council is asking that you submit a photo (selfies/family), with family members labeled, to St. Paul’s so that our new pastor can learn everyone’s name.  Please leave photos in the labeled basket on the secretary’s desk.  Thank you.

Some Ladies Aid Women are joyfully putting together a “Welcome Basket” for our new Pastor and his new wife, Michala.  If you would like to help, please contact Cheryl Lowman at

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.

MARK YOU CALENDAR!  Ordination and installation of Anthony Mandile IV will be held at St. Paul’s on Saturday, June 25th, at 1:00pm.  Please keep Anthony and his wife, Michala, in your prayers. 

FESTIVAL CHOIR is preparing a choral piece, “Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep,” to be sung at our new pastor’s installation service on June 25th, at 1:00pm.  Practices are on Sunday after the first service, lasting about 20 minutes. Singers of all ages are welcome! See Ruth Yeadon for more information, or to arrange an alternate practice time.

Women of the Word will be meeting on Tuesday, June 14th from 1:00 – 2:30pm. We will be studying the extraordinary life of the Samaritan Woman. This will be our last study before we begin again on Tuesday, September 13th with a pot “bless” lunch at Judy’s house. 

Ken and Judy want to thank our sisters and brothers in Christ for their prayers, support, gifts, flowers and dinners during the time and after my mother’s passing. Your love, thoughtfulness and kindness deeply ministered to our hearts when we needed it most. 

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