5 Oct 2017

Bulletin Notices for October 8, 2017

Submitted by secretary

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 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. Rehearsals are 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.

*****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 (860-738-2258) or Sally Wabrek (860-379-1959) if you are interested in serving as an individual, a couple, or a family.

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child  Last year St. Paul’s shoeboxes went to children in Malawi!  Where to this year?  Boxes are available in the Narthex or you may use any shoebox of your own.       Consider buying a plastic shoebox that also becomes part of the gift!   Collection deadline is November 12th.   For more information on How to Pack your box go to:  samaritanspurse.org/occ  or speak to Denise Yoreo.   Information is also on the bulletin board by the coffee pots.

Goal: 100 boxes! To God be the Glory!

<<<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 or the table in the narthex 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.