28 Oct 2017

St. Paul's Happenings - October 29!

Submitted by Pastor Manor

Hands of Grace…our community outreach mercy mission is in need of rice, crackers, tea, toothpaste, juice bottles, and plastic bags.  Thank you.


LWML Mites...please return to church by this Sunday, October 29th - thanks!

Festival Choir…All singers are welcome to join in this choir that will sing for Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve worship services. 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, please contact Ruth Yeadon.


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.

Women’s Bible Study…meets this Tuesday, October 31st at 10:00 am. Please contact the study’s leader, Deaconess Tiffany Manor at deaconess.manor@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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.  If you have interest in helping or have any questions, please contact Cynthia Boyle (860-738-2258) or Sally Wabrek (860-379-1959)


Reminder:  Annual Christmas Fair is Saturday, December 2nd.   Please think of what you can do to support the Fair….. baked goods (pies, cakes, candy, cookies, jams and jellies, breads, sugar plums!!!), knitted and handmade goods (mittens, hats, blankets, scarves, baby sweaters, aprons, placemats, etc…..) and ornaments. Thank you, Ladies’ Aid.


Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.  It is time to pack shoeboxes! Cardboard shoe boxes and information is available in the narthex. You may use any shoe box. Please consider buying a plastic shoebox that also becomes part of the gift! Collection deadline is November 12th. Our goal is to send 100 boxes!  Last year our boxes went to Children in Malawi!  


 *Shoebox gifts are a way to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.” 

* “You can Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox by making the $9 shipping donation online. Just print and attach your unique shipping label to your shoebox gift.” 

(*From website information)


You may leave your filled boxes on the table in the Narthex.  For more information and to view project videos, go to samaritanspurse.org/occ


If you have any questions, please speak to any Mission Board member. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Mission Board: Denise Yoreo, Deb Burdick, Donna Eddy, Dave Hudon




Hands of Grace…will be giving out about 75 Thanksgiving meals to our clients on November 21st!  The CT Food bank is providing turkeys, white potatoes,

sweet potatoes, onions, apples, butternut squash, stuffing and cranberry sauce. 

Please consider adding any of the following items to enhance the meal………  


Canned French-style green beans
Cream of mushroom soup
Crispy Fried Onions
Creamed corn
Turkey gravy
Canned carrots
Canned peas
Canned pumpkin that is already spiced (only needs milk and eggs added)
Evaporated milk
Cake mix with frosting
Cookie mixes
Apple juice
Grape juice


You may leave the donations in the bins in the narthex or in the large blue bin in our lower fellowship hall.  Items are needed by November 12th.  If you have any questions please speak to Leslie Denton, Pastor Mongeau or Denise Yoreo. 


ALSO….. please consider coming to help distribute the meals at Hands of Grace on Tuesday November 21st.   Any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated. 

Please RSVP your availability to help to Hands of Grace at 860-738-0299.