PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Praying for members with medical challenges: Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Laurie Czoka, Dominic Frazzini, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Roy Seibert, Ken and Jerry Wareham, April Williams, Andrea Wollam
Remembering those who are home bound: Pastor Richard Bowen, Charles English, Don Hazel, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer
Remembering those with special needs: Lori Akins, Donna Baldwin, Bob Bennett, Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Elizabeth Campbell, Del Cig, Cathie Cimini, Cynthia Crisasi Amber Ellis, Connie Fowler, Paul Franko, Bryan Giocondi, Bonnie Gordon, Judy Hall, Debi Houlf, Edward Kondrad, Mary Ann Lucas, Rob Miles, Paulene Mudrinich, Anita Rayburn, Caleb Richie, Cindy Robinson, Rosamund Rogieri, Ondine Shiau, Everett Sillies, Diane Tullis Suloit, Shelley Town, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Lisa Young
Remembering those in the Military: Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin
THANK YOU: Dear Youth Group, Thank you for the package. I loved all the snacks. Wish you all the best. Sincerely, Spencer.
THANK YOU: We would like to thank the members of the congregation for their amazing generosity in donating items for our Oktoberfest Basket Raffle. We were overwhelmed by all of the beautiful items, gift cards, lottery tickets, and cash donations that we received to make our baskets look extra special. It is with all of us working together that we can have such a successful fundraiser here at St. Paul. Sincerely, Kay Paajanen and Brenda Ceplecci
COFFEE CUP GREETINGS: Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, November 3 & 17.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Operation Christmas Child is here and we need everyone’s support to once again make this a success. As you know, participation is easy and these simple gifts will bring such joy and hope to children worldwide and also bring them the good news of God’s love. There are several ways you may choose to participate: (1) Fill a shoe box yourself (boxes will be available October 6); (2) Bring in donated items and we will fill the box for you; (3) Monetary donations are appreciated; and (4) Build a shoe box online at samaritanspurse.org/occ. However you choose to participate, all donations and filled shoe boxes need to be returned by Sunday, November 17. See Deborah Bartlett, Judy Dodge, or Debbie Groves with any questions.
SPLASH TODAY: Splash Ministry is a monthly resource which is mailed to parents of children from ages newborn to 3 years. This resource helps young children to grow in their faith formation and provides fun and easy ideas for bringing faith into the everyday life of infants, toddlers, and their families. It also connects the church to families for support and encouragement. If you have further questions about the Splash Ministry, please see Bonnie Thompson or Brenda Ceplecci. Donations for Splash are always warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.
GRIEF MINISTRY: Part of the Social Committee is Grief Ministry. Joyce Osborn is spearheading this ministry with Pr. Winters’ and God’s guidance and help. When a loved one dies, Joyce sends a set of four books called “Journeying through Grief” throughout the first year. Each book describes the issues and feelings that a person tends to encounter at various points of grief and the books offer suggestions on handling them. If Pastor Winters or Joyce can be of any help or if you have any questions during a time of grief, please contact either of them.
A SUPPORTIVE PARENTING GROUP: A supportive parenting group is being held at St. Paul for young adults raising their children in faith as they grow in faith and life. Anyone interested should contact Pastor Winters.
HALL RENTAL: Anyone wishing to rent Cassel Hall must first call the office to schedule the date to be sure it is not already rented or in use by the church, the Preschool, DAR, or the Red Cross. There is also paper work which needs to be filled out prior to renting.
FLOWERS AND MEDITATION CANDLES: Weeks are available for purchase, dedicated to your special intentions. The meditation candle is $5.00 and flowers are $30.00 for two vases. Please use an Order Envelope and PREPAY your order at the time that you sign the flower and candle chart. PAYMENT ENVELOPES ARE BY THE FLOWER CHART. On weeks where there is no paid order, the church will display silk flowers to the Glory of God. Please sign up for your special weeks while they are available.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS: In the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), churches and clergy can no longer make written or oral public announcements of health information regarding our members. Thus, unless specifically requested by a member to share other information, we are only able to indicate where a person is hospitalized or that they have been discharged.