ST. PAUL NEWS & EVENTS

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

Praying for members with medical challenges:  Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, Lorri Baudo, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Nola Bennett, Laurie Czoka, Evan Davis, Dominic Frazzini, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Carolyn Marsh, Roy Seibert, Ken and Jerry Wareham, April Williams, Andrea Wollam

Remembering those who are home bound:  Pastor Richard Bowen, Charles English, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer

Remembering those with special needs:  Lori Akins, Donna Baldwin, Mylen Barbutes, Bob Bennett, Wanda Brunner, Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Elizabeth Campbell, Del Cig, Cathie Cimini, Cynthia Crisasi, Amber Ellis, Connie Fowler, Paul Franko, Bryan Giocondi, Bonnie Gordon, Andrea Hall, Hannah Hall, Judy Hall, Laurie Hoskyn, Debi Houlf, Neal Kaminsky, Edward Kondrad, Mary Ann Lucas, Roxanne Meeker, Rob Miles, John Prew, Anita Rayburn, Caleb Richie, Cindy Robinson, Ondine Shiau, Everett Sillies, Alton Smith, Johny Smith, Diane Tullis Suloit, Shelley Town, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Bob Webb, Lisa Young

Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin

THANK YOU:  Thanks to St. Paul’s ladies for the homemade cookies and for communion.  Harriette Shaffer

THANK YOU:  I would like to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls, and especially their prayers during my recent hospitalizations and recuperation.  It really helped to know that my church family was thinking of me.  Thanks also to Pastor Ann Marie for her visits, prayers, and words of encouragement.  Sincerely, Brenda Ceplecci

THANK YOUThanks to all who have helped to pay for the new Christmas and Joy scenes that were displayed this year.  We are still short $222 from the full price of $777.  Any extra donations would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Georgia Mikola

AED TRAINING:  We have had some people showing interest in learning how to operate the AED.  If you are interested in learning, we will schedule a class to learn some skills for a “just in case” scenario.  Please contact Judy Dodge if you are interested or if you have any questions.

MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST:  Please join us on Saturday, February 1, at 9:30 am at Perkins on Route 46 for our monthly Fellowship Breakfast.  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Waris.

YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER:  Pick up your rolls on Sunday, February 2.  Several extra rolls are available for purchase if you missed putting in an order.  The Youth Group would like to thank everyone who ordered rolls.  Thanks for your support!

SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY:  The young youth will be collecting cans of soup for “Souper Bowl Sunday”.  They will also be collecting monetary donations before and after church service for the “Kettle Pot”.  All soup and monetary donations are due in the church on Sunday, February 2.  They will be given to the Harding Food Pantry.  If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Groves or Judy Dodge.

COFFEE CUP GREETINGSHeld on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, February 2 & 16.

PROPERTY WORK DAY:  There will be a Thrivent-sponsored Property Work Day on Saturday, February 8, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  The purpose of this Work Day is to clean and organize the sacristy and vestry rooms.  We will need help moving objects, cleaning, and polishing.  Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.  If you cannot attend this Work Day, there will be future work days scheduled.  Thank you for your help.    Tim Martin

CHORALE MASS:  There will be a Chorale Mass celebrated at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 9, at 4:00 pm in celebration of black history month.  Any singers are invited to join the combined chorus.  Rehearsal is on February 8.  See Jim Kuzman for details.  Come out to join our brothers and sisters in Christ.

SPLASH TODAYSplash 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 MINISTRYPart 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.

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 CANDLESWeeks 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 REGULATIONSIn 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.