Notices for March 26, 2023

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of coffee and 15oz cans of spaghettios, beefaroni, ravioli, etc.  Thank you.

PALM SATURDAY!  All are welcome to join Altar Guild members for cleaning day on Saturday, April 1st, at 9:00am.  We will be cleaning the sanctuary and the Children’s Room.  Coffee, donuts, and cleaning supplies will be provided.  Please bring a bucket and gloves.  Thank you, Cynthia Boyle

PLEASE LET Cheryl Lowman know if you would like to go “Easter Caroling” NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd, immediately following Second Service.  We will go to one or possibly two nearby In-Home Saints homes and we will be back to the church by lunchtime!   Please email Cheryl at  Even better, just meet us in the UPPER FELLOWSHIP ROOM after service and we will go from there!  Oh what joy a few familiar Easter songs shared will give!!! 

DAUGHTERS OF FAITH will be meeting this Sunday, March 26th from 2:00-3:30pm at the home of Ken and Judy Byrne. We will be studying the extraordinary lives of Mary and Martha. Please let me know if you will be coming so I can plan accordingly. 

EASTER POTLUCK BREAKFAST:   Church family and guests are invited to share in a breakfast between services. All are welcome!  If you would like to bring a potluck item to share, please do.   Coffee and tea provided.  For more information, see Denise Yoreo or Allison Mongeau.

HANDS OF GRACE…… help is needed Friday, March 31st, for the seasonal clothing change over!  Join us for a light supper at 5:30pm at Hands of Grace.  Please let Pastor Mongeau or Denise Yoreo know if you plan to attend.  Many hands make light work and good fellowship!

WINDOWS OF JOY Women’s Group will meet April 1st, 2:00pm, at Linda Pekrul’s home.  Please let Linda know if you will be able to attend.  If you haven’t been able to attend and would like to this time, please be sure to come and enjoy a Devotion and Christian Fellowship.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL… Please spread the word! Let your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends know that VBS will be June 19th to the 23rd. The website for registration will be up and running shortly. More info to come.

IN NEED OF PRAYER?  St. Paul’s has an active prayer ministry where several of our members have committed to pray for the individual needs of our brothers and sisters in-Christ. If you would like prayer, please send your prayer request to Judy Byrne at where your prayer requests will be kept confidential.

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.

From Pastor Mandile…


-EASTER VIGIL: Saturday, April 8th (the Saturday before Easter Sunday), at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westfield, MA at 6pm. Address: 60 Broad St., Westfield, MA 01085

-ASCENSION DAY: On May 18th (Thursday), at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Enfield, CT at 7:00pm. Address: 20 North St., Enfield, CT 06082

RECEIVING NEW MEMBERS: On April 16th (The First Sunday after Easter), those who have been instructed in the Christian faith will be received in membership. The Rite of Confirmation will take place at the 8:00am service. Please make special effort to attend this service to support them and celebrate with them! If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Paul’s or if you are a member already and would like to attend a refresher course, please speak with Pastor Mandile.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – March 26, Lent 5 – Judica

Hebrews 9:12 – “He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” The only price that could redeem us was the very blood of the Christ. This is the only sacrifice of true worth. His sacrificial giving sets the pattern for our life, for how can we who are redeemed by the self-giving of God not also give of ourselves to His kingdom?

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