Notices for February 19, 2023

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant (men and women), toothpaste and coffee.  Thank you.

SONS OF THUNDER will be collecting clean, empty cans and plastic bottles next Sunday between services.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for coffee hour between services. If you are willing to help, please contact Janice at or 860-379-3172.  Thank you.

ALTAR GUILD is in need of volunteers to set up for Holy Communion.  Training is provided!  Please contact Cynthia Boyle for more information. 

LENTEN MID-WEEK DINNERS begin WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST at 6 PM.  The dinners will begin the week after Ash Wednesday which is on February 22nd.   Bring something to share if you can; if you can’t it is so OK, please come anyways!  Please come and enjoy Christian fellowship and a light meal together during this very special season of Lent. 

DAUGHTERS OF FAITH will be meeting on Sunday, February 26th from 2:00 – 3:30pm at the home of Ken and Judy Byrne. We will be studying the Samaritan Woman – Finding the Water of Life. Please let Judy know if you will be coming or not. Thank you.

FESTIVAL CHOIR will begin practicing for holy Week and the Easter season TODAY.  Practice will be held from 9:20 – 9:40am.  Please join us!  See Ruth Yeadon for more information.

From Pastor Mandile…

LCMS STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY Luke 18:35 – “As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.” The last known words of Martin Luther were found scratched on a slip of paper next to his death bed: “We are all beggars; this is true.” All that we have is a gift of God. We are all beggars before Him. Knowing this leaves us with nothing but thankfulness in our hearts.

INDIVIDUAL CUPS FOR THE LORD’S SUPPER…This Sunday, February 19th, you will notice a new setup for the Lord’s Supper. The individual cups will no longer be on the table on your way up to the altar. Instead, the individual cups will be distributed to you by one of the elders once you have come up and knelt at the altar rail. This change is for two reasons. First, we want to be hospitable to our guests who do not know our Communion practice. Second, we want to serve those who have difficulty walking by bringing Christ’s Blood to them when they are already at the altar rail. Pastor and the Board of Elders have prayed and discussed this change together. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Pastor Mandile or one of the Elders.

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