Bulletin Notices for January 7, 2018

The Giving Tree…items are due in today! Underwear (male and female, all sizes), NEW adult shoes for practical, every day wear (all sizes – check out the sale racks!), winter hats & gloves for MEN. Contact Denise Yoreo or Pastor Kevin with questions.

 

“Bring a Friend” Ladies Tea…this coming Saturday, January 13th, 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Please contact Cheryl Lowman for more information.

 

St. Paul’s Mens’ Breakfast…Saturday January 20th, 8:00 – 9:30 am. Please RSVP to Charlie Burk, or see him after Sunday services.

 

Voters’ Assembly Meeting…will be held on Sunday, January 21st, at noon.  A light lunch will be provided. All church family members are encouraged to be a part of this informational and decision making meeting. Agenda items include, but are not limited to: Annual Reports from church leaders – Presentation of the 2018 budget for approval – Election of church leaders.

 

Hands of Grace…is 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.

 

Personal Faith Sharing Workshop…Are you comfortable sharing your faith? Does it seem like there are some people you can connect with and others not so much? Would you like to improve your witnessing? All are welcome for this workshop sponsored by the Board of Missions and Hands of Grace. We will look at areas such as – Disciples making Disciples, What type of disciple are you? Gospel Conversations and more!

All are invited for this interactive workshop of learning and fellowship led by

Pastor Mongeau on Saturday, February 3, 8:30 am – 2:15 pm here at St. Paul’s.

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Pastor Mongeau at 860-738-0299 or handsofgracect@gmail.com, or to Denise Yoreo at deyoreo@gmail.com.

 

Hands of Grace…is in need of crackers, jam/jelly (except grape), toothpaste,

juice bottles (except grape), and soap (Dial, Zest, Dove, etc.).  Thank you.

 

Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes…are on their way. I found out that the ones I registered on “track your box” went to Kenya and Malawi! Where did your box go?  Please let us know!  It will be fun to see how far St. Paul’s boxes have traveled.  Please continue to pray for the child who will open your box, and that they will be touched with the message of Jesus’ love.  Such joy to share the Gospel of Jesus in the world!  To God be praise!  Denise Yoreo, Mission Board Chair.

Monday Night Bible Study…resumes tomorrow night as we begin a new study on the book of 1 Corinthians. Come and explore the relevance of Paul’s words to the church at Corinth to the contemporary church today, especially the remarkable similarities between the cultural and religious situations of then and now. We will see together how Paul promotes unity in the church and in Christ-centered faith – a faith that is active in love.

 

2018 Offering Envelopes…are in your church mailbox. Please use these envelopes only in 2018. If your address has changed, please let Janice know.

Bulletin Notices for February 11, 2018

St. Paul’s Lenten Journey 2018

Here comes Lent, and the Savior in the Psalms!  This yearly 40 day journey of reflection and contemplation enables us to pause and reflect on our sins, our need for a Savior, and the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Throughout the six Wednesdays of Lent this year (Feb 14 – March 21), I invite you to join with your church family in worship as we look to the book of Psalms to answer questions like these:

  • Is Jesus there in the Psalms?
  • Did Jesus pray the Psalms?
  • How does praying the Psalms strengthen us to follow the words of the Savior, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23

 

Worship Theme: The Savior in the Psalms

 

2/14 – Ash Wed.:     The Soul Laid Bare
2/21 – Midweek 2:  Jesus Suffers for His Love
2/28 – Midweek 3:  Yes, It Was as They Said
3/07 – Midweek 4:  Kings Conspire to Kill Christ

3/14 – Midweek 5:  View the Passion from the Cross

3/21 – Midweek 6:  Christ is the Savior the Father Wanted

 

Lenten Dinners… Come enjoy food and fellowship at 6:00 pm on Wednesday nights, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14th. Soup, salad, bread, dessert and drinks will be provided. Also peanut butter and jelly for sandwiches. Come as you are – no need to bring anything – just join with the church family for this meal together before Lenten worship at 7:00 pm.

If you would like to provide soup or dessert, please write your name on the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. 

 

Daily Reading of the Psalms… As our Lenten journey begins I encourage you to spend some time each day in contemplative reflection, reading through all 150 of the Psalms, together with your church family, over these 40 days.  Bookmarks with all 40 days of Psalms readings are available on the table in the Narthex.

Look also for your daily email, beginning Feb. 14th, with the Psalm reading, prayer and hymn verse.

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of crackers, jam/jelly (except grape), toothpaste, coffee (12oz. size), juice bottles (except grape), and soap (Dial, Zest, Dove, etc…).  Thank you.

 

>>>ST. PAUL’S is hosting a Hands Only CPR Course on Saturday, February 17th, at 9:00am – 11:30am:

Open to the public. Bring a friend or neighbor.

Instructors are New Hartford Ambulance Association (NHAA) certified.

Cost: No charge, a donation to NHAA is suggested.

Required:  RSVP to St. Paul’s church office: 860-379-3172 or email to slutheranchurch@snet.net as soon as possible!!

This course will cover the topics of a full CPR certification class in an abbreviated format including: Hands Only CPR, First Aid and Defibrillator (AED) use.  Length of class will be approximately 2 hours. (Note: Due to the abbreviated format a CPR certificate cannot be granted).   Thank you,  John Burdick

 

2017 year-end giving statements have been mailed out.  If you did not receive yours, please contact the church office:  860-379-3172 or email Janice at slutheranchurch@snet.net.

 

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

 

Choir Rehearsals for Lent and Holy Week singing…will be on Sunday mornings between the 8:00 am worship service and the Christian Education Hour at 9:30 am. If you love to sing, you’re invited to join this festival choir. Please see Director of Music Ruth Yeadon if you have any questions.

Bulletin Notices for July 9, 2017

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is fast approaching.  Snack needs are listed below and donations would be appreciated!  Please leave them in the back of the church kitchen.  If you have questions, please contact Amy Eversole at 860-921-7947 or aanop@aol.com.  Thank you.

  • Gold fish (kids really enjoy these).
  • 2-3 boxes of Fruit Loops Cereal.
  • 2-3 bags of mini pretzel twists.
  • 2-3 large bags of M&M’s plain.
  • 2-3 bags of mini marshmallows.
  • 3-4 regular size boxes of animal crackers.
  • 2-3 large containers of powdered lemonade drink mix.
  • 1 bottle Hershey’s chocolate syrup and 1 bottle caramel syrup.
  • 3 Whipped cream in the can (Redi-Whip).
  • 2-3 small jars of Maraschino cherries.
  • 1 large container of rainbow sprinkles.

1 bag of popping corn kernels.

PLEASE CHECK your mailbox.

Update from Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill regarding the International Student Project:  The Schwan Foundation is now matching your gifts dollar for dollar up to $67,000.   ALL donations will go into the International Student Fund and go to the students.  Please make checks out to: “CTS” or “Concordia Theological Seminary” and in the memo line please note “International Student Fund.”  Mail to Advancement Office, Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46897-2634.  The deadline is October 14, 2017.  Thank you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  Hot Dog Picnic at St. Paul’s, Saturday, July 22nd, 5 – 7:30pm, rain or shine!!  Hot dogs, rolls, ice cream, and beverages provided.  Please bring a dish to share.  Volunteers needed to help set up.  If you have any questions, please contact Denise Yoreo at deyoreo@gmail.com.

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of coffee, tea & toothpaste.  Thank you.

COFFEE HOUR hosts/hostesses needed!  Please contact Janice Becker for more information @ 860-379-3172 or slutheranchurch@snet.net .

 Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s! Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st ~ 9am – 11:45am “Mighty Fortress VBS,” kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. They may not ace the test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation – their fortress and sure defense. In Jesus, the victory is won! Come along as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more! Contact Marissa Manor atmmanor17@gmail.com or Pastor Manor for more information.  Registration for participants and volunteers is available now atwww.vbsmate.com/SPLCNewHartford.

Bulletin Notices for July 2, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  Hot Dog Picnic at St. Paul’s, Saturday, July 22nd, 5 – 7:30pm, rain or shine!!  Hot dogs, rolls, ice cream, and beverages provided. Please bring a dish to share. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Yoreo at deyoreo@gmail.com.  

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of  tea & toothpaste.  Thank you.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is fast approaching.  Snack needs are listed below and donations would be appreciated!  Please leave them in the back of the church kitchen.  If you have questions, please contact Amy Eversole at 860-921-7947 or aanop@aol.comThank you. 

  • Gold fish (kids really enjoy these).
  • 2-3 boxes of Fruit Loops Cereal.
  • 2-3 bags of mini pretzel twists.
  • 2-3 large bags of M&M’s plain.
  • 2-3 bags of mini marshmallows.
  • 3-4 regular size boxes of animal crackers.
  • 2-3 large containers of powdered lemonade drink mix.
  • 1 bottle Hershey’s chocolate syrup and 1 bottle caramel syrup.
  • 3 Whipped cream in the can (Redi-Whip).
  • 2-3 small jars of Maraschino cherries.
  • 1 large container of rainbow sprinkles.
  • 1 bag of popping corn kernels. 

Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s!  Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st ~ 9am – 11:45am.  “Mighty Fortress VBS,” kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. They may not ace the test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation – their fortress and sure defense. In Jesus, the victory is won! Come along as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more! Contact Marissa Manor at mmanor17@gmail.com or Pastor Manor for more information.

Registration for participants and volunteers is available now at www.vbsmate.com/SPLCNewHartford.

>>>>FROM THE CHURCH TREASURER:  please use 2017 offering envelopes only!   

Pastor Manor and Pastor Mongeau are on vacation…throughout this week. They will return to the office and to Hands of Grace on Monday, July 10th. While they are away, if you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Elder Chairman Travis Lowman at 

860-806-1285 (any time) or Janice Becker at the church office at 860-379-3172 (Monday – Thursday mornings). District President Timothy Yeadon will lead worship and the Bible study time on Sunday, July 9th.

 

Bulletin Notices for June 25, 2017

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of coffee, tea & toothpaste.  Thank you.

COFFEE HOUR hosts/hostesses needed!  Please contact Janice Becker for more information @ 860-379-3172 or slutheranchurch@snet.net .   

Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s!  Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st ~ 9am – 11:45am.  “Mighty Fortress VBS,” kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. They may not ace the test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation – their fortress and sure defense. In Jesus, the victory is won! Come along as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more! Contact Marissa Manor at mmanor17@gmail.com or Pastor Manor for more information.

Registration for participants and volunteers is available now at www.vbsmate.com/SPLCNewHartford.

>>>>PLEASE CHECK your mailbox.

>>>>FROM THE CHURCH TREASURER: please use 2017 offering envelopes only!

Bulletin Notices for June 18, 2017

>>>>FROM THE CHURCH TREASURER:  please use 2017 offering envelopes only!

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of coffee, tea & toothpaste.  Thank you.

COFFEE HOUR hosts/hostesses needed!  Please contact Janice Becker for more information @ 860-379-3172 or slutheranchurch@snet.net

>>>>PLEASE CHECK your mailbox.

Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s!

Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st ~ 9am – 11:45am

“Mighty Fortress VBS,” kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. They may not ace the test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation – their fortress and sure defense. In Jesus, the victory is won! Come along as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more! Contact Marissa Manor at mmanor17@gmail.com for more information.  Registration for participants and volunteers is available now at www.vbsmate.com/SPLCNewHartford.

Bulletin Notices for October 23, 2016

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of toothbrushes, egg cartons, plastic bags, cereal, and soup.  Thank you.

Mormons – Who are they? What do they believe?…All are welcome for this study on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education Hour. This Bible study will look at the group’s origins (Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, and others); the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching and faith; the meaning of some of its rituals (baptism of the dead, endowments for the living and dead, temple garments, celestial marriage); and the prominence of the temple in the life of a Mormon. It will feature comments from individuals who have been deeply immersed in the Mormon belief system.

REFORMATION IS STILL ABOUT JESUS!  All are invited to the New England District Reformation Celebration on Sunday,October 30, 2016, 2pm-7pm, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St., Westfield, MA. The Celebration includes fun games for children and families, Worship with communion, and an Oktoberfest dinner with German food and fellowship!  Details are posted on the bulletin board in the coffee hour area.  Please RSVP by signing up on the sheet in the narthex by TODAY.

High School Youth…and their friends are invited to the next youth hangout time on Sunday, October 30th.  All the details of another exciting afternoon of fun coming soon – stay tuned!  Any questions?  Text Marissa Manor at 309-310-5915.

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 Sunday, October 30 and Nov. 6 at the LWML display table in the main level Bible study room.  Please bring the change and dollar bills from your Mite boxes to support and learn more about the 2016-18 LWML district and national Mite projects.  Any questions can be directed to Deaconess Manor at deaconess.manor@gmail.com

Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML)…has a District Retreat taking place on November 4th-5th in Enfield, CT.  The theme for the Retreat is “Beautiful Feet”. Are your feet running in all directions, aching to be put up, or longing to walk alongside others? No matter where you are in your faith walk, the Lord has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet! Registration forms are on the table in the narthex.  Please see the bulletin boards at church for more information on this event, or contact Deaconess Tiffany Manor.

Choir Informational Session…TODAY immediately following the 8:00am worship for about 15 minutes. This will be an opportunity for current choir singers and those interested in singing in the future, to preview the 8:00 choir hymn selections for the Sundays in November and the Festival Choir selections for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. This optional informational session will allow singers to receive the music in advance and to listen to the festival choir music. Regular rehearsals for Thanksgiving and Christmas music will begin the first week of November. New choir singers, teen to adult, are always welcome! Please see Ruth Yeadon for more information.

All Saints’ Day Remembrance… During our worship services on Sunday, November 6th, we would like to remember your family and friends who have died in the faith since All Saints’ Day last year (Nov. 1st, 2015). Please submit those names to Pastor Manor by Wednesday, November 2nd for inclusion in the remembrance.

Mission Aware Sundays…will be taking place the next two Sundays, October 30th and November 6th. Stop by the main level Bible study room and see the displays showing what’s happening here at St. Paul’s as we continue to share God’s saving love for all people in Jesus Christ in our community and around the world.

THE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF HOLYOKE, MA invites you to an upcoming concert: “It is with great joy and excitement that I announce the start of the ‘Soli Deo Gloria’ Concert Series at First Lutheran set to begin this fall. The first concert will be held on Sunday, October 30th, beginning at 2:00pm. This concert will feature both choral and organ musical selections by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), J.S. Bach (1685-1750), and other composers. The concert will also include hymn singing and organ improvisations in the German Baroque tradition. We hope that you will join us at all of our concerts to experience excellent music here at First Lutheran!”  Thank you, Jeff Windoloski, Organist/Series Artistic Director, First Lutheran Church, 1810 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA.  For more information call (413) 534 – 4071 or visit lutheranholyoke.org 

Christians Helping Christians …  The principle of Christians helping Christians goes back to the New Testament churches.  Today, investors in Church Extension help fellow Lutherans with their Christian outreach by providing facilities where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is taught and preached.  You can do this plus make your savings grow through this unique ministry.  Join us as we reach out with interest.  To learn more, call 1-800-THE LCEF (843-5233).

Bulletin Notices for October, 16, 2016

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of toothbrushes, egg cartons, plastic bags, cereal, and soup.  Thank you.

>>>CHURCH VISION/PLANNING MEETING Saturday, October 22nd, 9:00am – 11:30am (coffee and snacks provided).  Every member of the church family is invited!  This is a “brain storming” session!   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 

Mormons – Who are they? What do they believe?…All are welcome for this study on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education Hour. This Bible study will look at the group’s origins (Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, and others); the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching and faith; the meaning of some of its rituals (baptism of the dead, endowments for the living and dead, temple garments, celestial marriage); and the prominence of the temple in the life of a Mormon. It will feature comments from individuals who have been deeply immersed in the Mormon belief system.

REFORMATION IS STILL ABOUT JESUS!  All are invited to the New England District Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2pm-7pm, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St., Westfield, MA. The Celebration includes fun games for children and families, Worship with communion, and an Oktoberfest dinner with German food and fellowship!  Details are posted on the bulletin board in the coffee hour area.  Please RSVP by signing up on the sheet in the narthex by next Sunday, October 23rd.

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 Sunday, October 30 and Nov. 6 at the LWML display table in the main level Bible study room.  Please bring the change and dollar bills from your Mite boxes to support and learn more about the 2016-18 LWML district and national Mite projects.  Any questions can be directed to Deaconess Manor at deaconess.manor@gmail.com

Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML)…has a District Retreat taking place on November 4th-5th in Enfield, CT.  The theme for the Retreat is “Beautiful Feet”. Are your feet running in all directions, aching to be put up, or longing to walk alongside others? No matter where you are in your faith walk, the Lord has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet! Registration forms are on the table in the narthex.  Please see the bulletin boards at church for more information on this event, or contact Deaconess Tiffany Manor.

New! The Lutheran Federal Credit Union … The new Lutheran Federal Credit Union is now available to serve you.  With initial startup funding provided by the LCEF, the LFCU is ready to fulfill all of your banking needs.  This exciting new institution even provides the ability to make deposits and withdrawals right here in our local community through an innovative partnership with select credit unions throughout the United States.  Membership is available to anyone who is a member, volunteer or employee of a church or school that is part of the LCMS.  Check it out at lutheranfcu.org!

High School Youth…and their friends are invited to the next youth hangout time on Sunday, October 30th.  All the details of another exciting afternoon of fun coming soon – stay tuned! Any questions?  Text Marissa Manor at 309-310-5915.

Choir Informational Session…next Sunday, October 23rd immediately following the 8:00 am worship for about 15 minutes. This will be an opportunity for current choir singers and those interested in singing in the future, to preview the 8:00 choir hymn selections for the Sundays in November and the Festival Choir selections for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. This optional informational session will allow singers to receive the music in advance and to listen to the festival choir music. Regular rehearsals for Thanksgiving and Christmas music will begin the first week of November. New choir singers, teen to adult, are always welcome! Please see Ruth Yeadon for more information.

Bulletin Notices for October 9, 2016

***PLEASE CHECK your mailbox today!

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of toothbrushes, egg cartons, plastic bags, cereal, and soup.  Thank you.

***Autumn Pot Bless…. With the arrival of fall, it’s a perfect time to join in the warmth of fellowship.  All are welcome on October 15th from 5:00 to 7:30 in the lower fellowship room for food and friendship.  To help us prepare, please RSVP by October 10th to Don or Emily Poudin 860-485-9299 or epoud@sbcglobal.net with the number attending and a favorite dish you would like to bring.

CHURCH VISION/PLANNING MEETING Saturday, October 22nd, 9:00am – 11:30am (coffee and snacks provided).  Every member of the church family is invited!  This is a “brain storming” session!   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 

Mormons – Who are they? What do they believe?…All are welcome for this study on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education Hour. This Bible study will look at the group’s origins (Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, and others); the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching and faith; the meaning of some of its rituals (baptism of the dead, endowments for the living and dead, temple garments, celestial marriage); and the prominence of the temple in the life of a Mormon. It will feature comments from individuals who have been deeply immersed in the Mormon belief system.

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 Sunday, October 30 and Nov. 6 at the LWML display table in the main level Bible study room.  Please bring the change and dollar bills from your Mite boxes to support and learn more about the 2016-18 LWML district and national Mite projects.  Any questions can be directed to Deaconess Manor at deaconess.manor@gmail.com

Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML)…has a District Retreat taking place on November 4th-5th in Enfield, CT.  The theme for the Retreat is “Beautiful Feet”. Are your feet running in all directions, aching to be put up, or longing to walk alongside others? No matter where you are in your faith walk, the Lord has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet! Registration forms are on the table in the narthex.  Please see the bulletin boards at church for more information on this event, or contact Deaconess Tiffany Manor.

New! The Lutheran Federal Credit Union … The new Lutheran Federal Credit Union is now available to serve you.  With initial startup funding provided by the LCEF, the LFCU is ready to fulfill all of your banking needs.  This exciting new institution even provides the ability to make deposits and withdrawals right here in our local community through an innovative partnership with select credit unions throughout the United States.  Membership is available to anyone who is a member, volunteer or employee of a church or school that is part of the LCMS.  Check it out at lutheranfcu.org!

Bulletin Notices for October 2, 2016

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of toothbrushes, egg cartons, plastic bags, cereal, and soup.  Thank you.

>>>Autumn Pot Bless…. With the arrival of fall, it’s a perfect time to join in the warmth of fellowship.  All are welcome on October 15th from 5:00 to 7:30 in the lower fellowship room for food and friendship.  To help us prepare, please RSVP by October 10th to Don or Emily Poudin 860-485-9299 or epoud@sbcglobal.net with the number attending and a favorite dish you would like to bring.

CHURCH VISION/PLANNING MEETING Saturday, October 22nd, 9:00am – 11:30am (coffee and snacks provided).  Every member of the church family is invited!  This is a “brain storming” session!   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

It’s a Savings Account and a Draft AccountThe StewardAccount is available only from the LCEF and can be opened with as little as $100.  The StewardAccount is a ministry opportunity that pays competitive rates, provides access to funds as easily as writing a check, and offers an optional VISA Check Card and Easy Funds Transfers.  There is no monthly fee and monthly statements provide a record of account activity. To learn more, call 1-800-THE LCEF (843-5233).

Mormons – Who are they? What do they believe?…All are welcome for this study on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education Hour. This Bible study will look at the group’s origins (Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, and others); the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching and faith; the meaning of some of its rituals (baptism of the dead, endowments for the living and dead, temple garments, celestial marriage); and the prominence of the temple in the life of a Mormon. It will feature comments from individuals who have been deeply immersed in the Mormon belief system.

Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML)…has a local Fall Rally taking place this afternoon in Holyoke, MA, and a District Retreat taking place on November 4th-5th in Enfield, CT. The topic for the Rally is “The First Rosa: Rosa Young – Lutheran Confessor, Educator, Church Planter” All women, men, students, and friends are invited. The theme for the Retreat is “Beautiful Feet”. Are your feet running in all directions, aching to be put up, or longing to walk alongside others? No matter where you are in your faith walk, the Lord has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet! Please see the bulletin boards at church for more information on these events, or contact Deaconess Tiffany Manor.