21 Sep 2017

Bulletin Notices for September 24, 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 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.  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.

>>>Hands of Grace seasonal clothing change!  Help needed to put away summer clothing and bring out the winter clothes. It's a big chore, but can be made easier with many hands!  Friday, Sept. 29, 5:30pm.  We'll start with a pizza supper.  Please RSVP to Pastor Kevin or Denise Yoreo if you plan to attend. 

*****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 12. 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.

A Women’s Bible Study…will be offered this fall here at St. Paul’s on the last Tuesday of the month. Deaconess Tiffany will be leading this study for women on Sept. 26th, Oct. 31st, and Nov. 28th at 10:00am.

HURRICANE HARVEY AND IRMA:  if you would like to support relief and mercy efforts for the victims of the hurricanes through the LCMS, please go to LCMS.org/disaster. 

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.

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.

Christian Education Hour:  All are welcome to be a part of the excitement during the Christian Education Hour at 9:30am on Sunday mornings this fall.  The time will kick off with an all church family opening in the Lower Fellowship Room, then the children/youth will travel to their rooms for the Bible study and activities portion of the morning, and the adults will remain in the Lower Fellowship Room for Bible study. Grab your coffee and treats, and then head into the fellowship room for a time of celebration and togetherness in Christ.

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.