Bulletin Notices for January 7, 2018

The Giving Tree…items are due in today! Underwear (male and female, all sizes), NEW adult shoes for practical, every day wear (all sizes – check out the sale racks!), winter hats & gloves for MEN. Contact Denise Yoreo or Pastor Kevin with questions.


“Bring a Friend” Ladies Tea…this coming Saturday, January 13th, 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Please contact Cheryl Lowman for more information.


St. Paul’s Mens’ Breakfast…Saturday January 20th, 8:00 – 9:30 am. Please RSVP to Charlie Burk, or see him after Sunday services.


Voters’ Assembly Meeting…will be held on Sunday, January 21st, at noon.  A light lunch will be provided. All church family members are encouraged to be a part of this informational and decision making meeting. Agenda items include, but are not limited to: Annual Reports from church leaders – Presentation of the 2018 budget for approval – Election of church leaders.


Hands of Grace…is celebrating 6 years of ministry with a Chili and Cornbread Dinner, Friday, January 26th, 6pm, at Hands of Grace, 8 Wickett St., Pine Meadow!  Everything will be provided!! Please rsvp to Pastor Mongeau at 860-738-0299 by January 21st.


Personal Faith Sharing Workshop…Are you comfortable sharing your faith? Does it seem like there are some people you can connect with and others not so much? Would you like to improve your witnessing? All are welcome for this workshop sponsored by the Board of Missions and Hands of Grace. We will look at areas such as – Disciples making Disciples, What type of disciple are you? Gospel Conversations and more!

All are invited for this interactive workshop of learning and fellowship led by

Pastor Mongeau on Saturday, February 3, 8:30 am – 2:15 pm here at St. Paul’s.

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Pastor Mongeau at 860-738-0299 or handsofgracect@gmail.com, or to Denise Yoreo at deyoreo@gmail.com.


Hands of Grace…is in need of crackers, jam/jelly (except grape), toothpaste,

juice bottles (except grape), and soap (Dial, Zest, Dove, etc.).  Thank you.


Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes…are on their way. I found out that the ones I registered on “track your box” went to Kenya and Malawi! Where did your box go?  Please let us know!  It will be fun to see how far St. Paul’s boxes have traveled.  Please continue to pray for the child who will open your box, and that they will be touched with the message of Jesus’ love.  Such joy to share the Gospel of Jesus in the world!  To God be praise!  Denise Yoreo, Mission Board Chair.

Monday Night Bible Study…resumes tomorrow night as we begin a new study on the book of 1 Corinthians. Come and explore the relevance of Paul’s words to the church at Corinth to the contemporary church today, especially the remarkable similarities between the cultural and religious situations of then and now. We will see together how Paul promotes unity in the church and in Christ-centered faith – a faith that is active in love.


2018 Offering Envelopes…are in your church mailbox. Please use these envelopes only in 2018. If your address has changed, please let Janice know.

Bulletin Notices for February 11, 2018

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2018

Here comes Lent, and the Savior in the Psalms!  This yearly 40 day journey of reflection and contemplation enables us to pause and reflect on our sins, our need for a Savior, and the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Throughout the six Wednesdays of Lent this year (Feb 14 – March 21), I invite you to join with your church family in worship as we look to the book of Psalms to answer questions like these:

  • Is Jesus there in the Psalms?
  • Did Jesus pray the Psalms?
  • How does praying the Psalms strengthen us to follow the words of the Savior, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23


Worship Theme: The Savior in the Psalms


2/14 – Ash Wed.:     The Soul Laid Bare
2/21 – Midweek 2:  Jesus Suffers for His Love
2/28 – Midweek 3:  Yes, It Was as They Said
3/07 – Midweek 4:  Kings Conspire to Kill Christ

3/14 – Midweek 5:  View the Passion from the Cross

3/21 – Midweek 6:  Christ is the Savior the Father Wanted


Lenten Dinners… Come enjoy food and fellowship at 6:00 pm on Wednesday nights, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14th. Soup, salad, bread, dessert and drinks will be provided. Also peanut butter and jelly for sandwiches. Come as you are – no need to bring anything – just join with the church family for this meal together before Lenten worship at 7:00 pm.

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 begins I encourage you to spend some time each day in contemplative reflection, reading through all 150 of the Psalms, together with your church family, over these 40 days.  Bookmarks with all 40 days of Psalms readings are available on the table in the Narthex.

Look also for your daily email, beginning Feb. 14th, with the Psalm reading, prayer and hymn verse.

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of crackers, jam/jelly (except grape), toothpaste, coffee (12oz. size), juice bottles (except grape), and soap (Dial, Zest, Dove, etc…).  Thank you.


>>>ST. PAUL’S is hosting a Hands Only CPR Course on Saturday, February 17th, at 9:00am – 11:30am:

Open to the public. Bring a friend or neighbor.

Instructors are New Hartford Ambulance Association (NHAA) certified.

Cost: No charge, a donation to NHAA is suggested.

Required:  RSVP to St. Paul’s church office: 860-379-3172 or email to slutheranchurch@snet.net as soon as possible!!

This course will cover the topics of a full CPR certification class in an abbreviated format including: Hands Only CPR, First Aid and Defibrillator (AED) use.  Length of class will be approximately 2 hours. (Note: Due to the abbreviated format a CPR certificate cannot be granted).   Thank you,  John Burdick


2017 year-end giving statements have been mailed out.  If you did not receive yours, please contact the church office:  860-379-3172 or email Janice at slutheranchurch@snet.net.


ALTAR GUILD…is in need of volunteers to care for the Lord’s altar by setting up Holy Communion before worship and cleaning the communion ware after worship.  Training is provided.  Please contact Cynthia Boyle or Sally Wabrek if you are interested in serving as an individual, a couple, or a family.


Choir Rehearsals for Lent and Holy Week singing…will be on Sunday mornings between the 8:00 am worship service and the Christian Education Hour at 9:30 am. If you love to sing, you’re invited to join this festival choir. Please see Director of Music Ruth Yeadon if you have any questions.