28 Sep 2017

Bulletin Notices for October 1, 2017

Submitted by secretary

MISSION BOARD MEETING, Monday, October 2nd, at 6pm.

Choral Ensemble…We’re looking for male and female voices to sing a special Reformation piece in worship here at St. Paul’s on Sunday, October 29th – Reformation Sunday. Please contact Ruth Yeadon by October 1st with any questions or to indicate your interest in singing.  

Festival Choir Forming…All singers are welcome to join in this choir that will sing for Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve worship services. Rehearsals will be offered throughout the week to accommodate people’s varying schedules. Festival choir singers are not expected to attend all rehearsals during the week – just when they are able. Beginning today, rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 9:10am – 9:30am, and from 12:00pm –12:30pm, and on Mondays at 6:45pm. If you have any questions, or to indicate your interest, please contact Ruth Yeadon. 

*****From the Mission Board: Plan ahead! Shop ahead!  Look for sales!  We will start the collecting of Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes in October.  The final collection date will be Sunday, November 12th.  More information will become available in October. Thank you in advance for supporting this project. If you have any questions please contact Denise Yoreo at deyoreo@gmail.com  

*****HANDS OF GRACE is in need of crackers, tea, toothpaste, juice bottles and plastic bags.  Thank you.

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 in church if you are interested in serving as an individual, a couple, or a family.

The Book of Philippians…is the topic for Monday Night Bible Study at 7:30pm (note time change).  All are welcome, whether a new Bible study student or a seasoned studier of God’s Word, as we explore the truths of Scripture together.  

Church Vision / Planning Meeting This year’s “brain storming” session will be on Sunday, October 15th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm (light lunch provided). Every member of the church family is invited! We are looking for feedback and ideas for how we all can better serve the Lord in the coming months and years as we continue to "share at every opportunity the message of God's unconditional saving love for all people found only in Jesus Christ."  Thank you, Dave Yoreo.  

The annual New England District LWML Retreat will be held Nov. 3-4 in Enfield, CT.  Please see the bulletin board in the coffee hour area for more information and registration forms.

Fall Festival at St. Paul’s  

When: Saturday, October 21st ~ 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Where: Here at St. Paul’s

What: - German Food ~ main dish provided, please bring a side dish or dessert to share (German themed if possible)

-    Presentation on the Reformation by NED President Yeadon

-    Hymn Sing with songs from the Reformation era

-    Activities for the kids

Who: You – your family – your friends and neighbors – our community. 

Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman’s identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christian women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service. Through their invitation to “come and see” what God has done for all people, countless neighbors from all walks of life have been reached and touched by the love of God in Christ Jesus. LWML Mites will be collected on Sundays throughout October.  Please bring the change and dollar bills from your Mite boxes and place them in the large mite box in the narthex in support of the 2016-18 LWML district and national Mite projects. Any questions can be directed to Deaconess Manor at deaconess.manor@gmail.com.