Bulletin Notices for February 4, 2018

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.

>>>SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, February 10th, 5-7pm for the Annual Special Adult Valentine Dinner! Singles and couples welcomed!  Please consider what Italian meat, pasta, or vegetable dish you would like to bring.  District President Timothy Yeadon will be our guest speaker and let’s just say the topic is VERY related to VALENTINE’S DAY!  It’s going to be a very Valentine special church gathering!   See Cheryl Lowman or Laura Snell after the 10:45am Service if you will be attending and if you would like to help.

<<<SNOW DATE>>> Feb. 11th, at 4:30pm.  

>>>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 Ash Wednesday 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.

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

Ash Wednesday… Would you like to have the Imposition of Ashes to start your day on Ash Wednesday? All are welcome for a short(10-15 minutes) time of Confession, Scripture, and the imposition of ashes, beginning at 7:00 am Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th.  Full Ash Wednesday worship with the Imposition of Ashes and Communion is at 7:00 pm.

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.

Lenten Dinners…Come enjoy food and fellowship on Wednesday nights at 6 pm, beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb 14. Details coming soon!


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