Notices for April 2, 2023

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

THE SOUP SALE was a success!  Thank you to all who made the tasty soups and supported Ladies Aid.  Also, mark your calendar…we will be holding our Annual Bake Sale Sunday, June 4th

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.

Immediately following FIRST SERVICE today, you are invited to join us as we drive up Holcomb Hill to Sing Easter Hymns with Inge Nyenhuis and drop off an Easter Goodie Bag!  This will be the only Easter Caroling stop after 8 a.m. service.  Carpooling from the church will be a good option to avoid filling up Inge’s driveway.  Pastor Mongeau and Cheryl will be going on this visit.  PLEASE MEET IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH ENTRY STAIRS.   

Following SECOND SERVICE today, there will be a group going to Granby to visit and sing with Gary, Ruth Yeadon’s Dad.  PLEASE MEET IN THE UPPER FELLOWSHIP ROOM following service.  There will be a few snack items available for those going since it will be around lunchtime.   Pastor Mandile and Ruth will be going on this visit.   Carpooling is encouraged and another great opportunity to spend time in Fellowship coming and going!  Other In-home Saints will receive individual visits and/or goodie bags drop-offs by loving church members. 

Women of the Word will be meeting on Tuesday, April 11th from 1:00 to 2:30pm to study our “Unlikely Hero, Joseph”.  Thank you, Judy Byrne

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.

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 Devotion (April 2 – Palm Sunday)

Matthew 21:3 – “If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” Did Jesus really need the donkey? If the man had refused to give the donkey, would the work of salvation have been derailed? Of course not. But what an honor for the man who owned this donkey and foal! Likewise, with us — the Lord needs none of us, but what an honor for God to choose to use our generosity in the work of His church.

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