A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones Proverbs 15:30
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Current Bible Studies: Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the "Upper Room." We meet in comfortable settings and always welcome all! People are never forced to read or speak out loud and friendly discussion is always welcome. There is also a study on Monday evenings @ 7:00 for anyone wanting to attend and a Ladies Bible Study on Thursdays @ 7:30 pm. Please join us if you can.
Our Prayers: For our country, our President, and our
Leaders as they deal with the war with
"From These Roots" This Booklet was a project of the Stewardship Committee of St. Paul’s-
New addition to the Hands of Grace Ministry: There is now a used clothing drop-off shed in the church parking lot. ITEMS ACCEPTED: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys (Your donations will not be cut up or shredded). What is not accepted: rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods as these items are a hardship and an expense to dispose of. Please put donations in tied or closed plastic bags. Receipts for a tax deduction are on the shed. Thank you!
IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS:
VACANCY PASTOR MICHAEL COONS will have office hours at St. Paul’s on Thursdays beginning at 10AM with Vicar Martinal and Vicar Mongeau and will stay as long as needed for pastoral care. If pastoral care or counseling is needed with Pastor Coons please call the St. Paul’s church office by Wednesday to schedule an appointment or Pastor’s office number @ 860-749-3167.
FEEL FREE to contact Pastor Coons to share your joys, questions, and concerns: 860-749-3167 (church), email@example.com. Pastor’s church is Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 20 North St., Enfield, CT 06082
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: VBS is June 24th to June 28th, 9AM to 12Noon. More information coming soon.
VBS FOOD NEEDS: We will need the following items for snack: gold fish, pretzels, fruit loops, M&M’s, animal crackers, mini marshmallows, popcorn, raisins, mini cookies, and brownie mix. Items can be brought in on Sunday mornings and left in the church kitchen. Thank you, Amy Eversole
GENTLE REMINDER: food is allowed in the kitchen area only. This is because people are seeing ants inside the church. Thank you, St. Paul’s Trustees
ST PAUL'S building in the corner of the church parking lot is for clothing only, NO household items. Household items may be dropped off in the lower fellowship room and put in the blue bins. Thank you! Vicar Kevin Mongeau
Hands of Grace Food Item(s) of the Month for May: The Food Pantry is requesting donations of personal care items such as: shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, deodorant, and crackers: saltine or Ritz type. Thank you for your continued support. For a full listing of pantry items we offer, please see the bulletin board in our coffee hour room.
FYI: First Aid kits are located in narthex and kitchen.
EWALD DICKAU has enlisted the help of several saints to take pictures for the picture board in the narthex for the next several weeks after each service. If you have not had your picture taken see Mary Vincent or Ewald Dickau.
WOW UPDATE: we are beginning our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Join us as we learn about Jesus’ greatest teachings for us, His disciples! We meet at 7:30PM on Tuesdays until May 28th then were back to every Thursday. All women are welcome.
THRIVENT MEMBERS: Thrivent Choice Dollars are deposited on the 5th of every month to the bank account of the organization you provided at the time of your enrollment. Please consider St. Paul’s Community Nursery School as one of your recipients! Thank you.
COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL is accepting students for the upcoming school year 2013-2014. We have programs for three and four-year olds. Please tell your friends and family about us!
KENYA HYMNAL PROJECT, a labor of love just completed by Concordia Theological Seminary, is soliciting donations to support hymnals and shipping fees for this project: the hymnal, Ibada Takatifu, contains 175 hymns with 30 of those hymns translated into Swahili for the first time! A $25 gift covers publication & transportation costs of each hymnal. Checks should be made out to “New England District”, ear-marked “Kenya Hymnal” and mailed to the New England District – LCMS, 400 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield, MA 01109. Thank you!
Limited time offer for Lutheran educational institutions: Giving back has been and continues to be an important part of Thrivent Financial’s mission. That’s why we’re launching a special campaign – Give “Back to Schools” – that encourages eligible members to direct Choice Dollars® through our Thrivent Choice® charitable grant program to one or more of their favorite Lutheran educational institutions between May 1 and September 30, 2013. Opportunity to receive additional grant dollars for your school: Your school will have two separate opportunities for a chance to receive a $2,500 grant from Thrivent. A total of five grants will be awarded in each category below:
Please consider your St. Paul’s Community Nursery School!
CAMP WINNI WEEK 2013, July 6th – 13th at Geneva Point Center, Moultonboro, New Hampshire, located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Guest Speaker: Rev. Timothy Yeadon. His topic for this year’s Winni gathering is: “The Four Gospels – How they Start, How they Finish, and the Connection.” For registration information, please see the bulletin board in the coffee hour room.