14 Dec 2017

Bulletin Notices for December 17, 2017

Submitted by secretary

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

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS:  If you would like to donate towards the purchase of flowers to grace God’s altar at Christmas please see Cynthia Boyle, Sally Wabrek, or Janice Becker no later than TODAY. Checks are to be made out to “St. Paul’s Altar Guild.”  We are grateful for your support!  

St. Paul’s Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, January 20th.  If you are interested in planning or helping with this event, contact Charlie Burk at chazburk@aol.com

Holiday Schedule:

Please mark your calendars!  Note the worship time changes:  

-Wednesday, Dec. 20th:  7:00pm Advent Worship.

-Sunday morning, Dec. 24th, ONE Service at 9:00am, no Bible study.

-Sunday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve Worship: 2:00pm & 7:00pm.

-Monday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day Worship: 9:00am.

-Wednesday, Dec. 27th, - no prayer ministry and no worship.

-Sunday, Dec. 31st, - ONE service at 9:00am, no Bible study.

-Wednesday, Jan, 3rd, - no prayer ministry, and no worship.

-Regular schedules resume the week of January 7th, 2018.


>>>MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Voters’ Assembly, January 21st, at noon. Light lunch provided. 

WITH THE HOLIDAY SEASON upon us many will be shopping online.  If you shop on Amazon use the following link, http://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-6051446 and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Hands of Grace.  Please note that AmazonSmile is the same Amazon that you know!   Thank you, Pastor Mongeau   

Advent 2017: Stop – Look – Listen

All are welcome to gather for our Advent worship service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday night.  I invite you to “Stop – Look - Listen”, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord – in the manger, in his Word, and in his glorious return one day. December 20th“Listen” – Mark 9:7b 

Christmas Cards for the Church Family…All are invited to share Christmas greetings with your St. Paul’s church family. There is a bulletin board in the hallway above the lower fellowship room dedicated for cards, photos, or letters. Check out the greetings from others, and feel free to add yours to the board!

The Giving Tree…Over the years here at St. Paul’s, we’ve had the joy of designating our sanctuary Christmas Tree to be a Giving Tree for church family members to give toward the needs of others. This year, the Board of Missions is asking for donations that will benefits those we serve at Hands of Grace. The needed items are: Underwear (male and female, all sizes), and NEW adult shoes for practical, every day wear (all sizes – check out the sale racks!), and winter hats and gloves for MEN. Please bring your items and place them under the Giving Tree. We will be collecting through January 7th. Any questions?   Please contact Denise Yoreo or Pastor Mongeau.

“Bring a Friend” Ladies Tea…Saturday, Jan. 13th, 10:00 - 11:30am.  It’s never too soon to think about who to ask to join us at our second Ladies Tea. If you would love to be part of the planning preparations, please see Cheryl Lowman.   

FROM HANDS OF GRACE…. We are 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.   

     2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are on the table in the upper fellowship room.  ALSO:  If your address has changed, please let Janice know.  Use current year envelopes only. 

PLEASE check your church mailbox.