PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Praying for members with medical challenges: Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Nola Bennett, Laurie Czoka, Evan Davis, Dominic Frazzini, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Carolyn Marsh, Carol Null, Jerry Null, Roy Seibert, Jane Shaw, 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: Gini Cage, Connie Fowler, Bryan Giocondi, Roxanne Meeker, Cindy Robinson, Ondine Shiau, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Bob Webb
Remembering those in the Military: Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin
AED TRAINING: We have had some people showing interest in learning how to operate the AED. If you are interested in learning, we have scheduled a class on Sunday, March 8, following worship in Cassel Hall to learn some skills for a “just in case” scenario. Please contact Judy Dodge if you are interested or if you have any questions.
NOISY CHANGE: The young youth will be collecting “Noisy Change” every Sunday in March. They are raising this money for ELCA World Hunger. Last year we were able to purchase pigs, chickens, goats, honey bees, fruit trees, vaccinations, mosquito nets, and stock a health clinic. Please support the young youth. Please see Debbie Groves or Liz Chapin with any questions.
COFFEE CUP GREETINGS: Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, March 1 & 15.
BASKET RAFFLE: St. Paul’s congregation has an opportunity to do an early spring fundraiser by raffling several baskets/prizes at the Rainbow Preschool Art Show in March. All proceeds will go into the church’s general fund. We are asking for donations from our members to help us to fill these baskets. There will be sheets in the narthex with lists of specific items or suggestions of items to contribute. The baskets will include: a wine basket, a “Dad’s Basket” (car wash items, etc.), lady’s pampering basket, children’s outdoor fun basket, and a family basket (games, popcorn, videos, etc.) If you are able to donate items to help with this fundraiser, please drop them off at the church by Sunday, March 8. Cash donations are also welcome. Please see Brenda Ceplecci, Judy Dodge, or Kay Paajanen if you have any questions. Thank you!
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: Please join us on Saturday, March 7, at 9:30 am at Perkins on Route 46 for our monthly Fellowship Breakfast. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Waris.
BABY/CHILD RUMMAGE SALE: The Splash Ministry of St. Paul is sponsoring a Baby/Child Rummage Sale to support our efforts in providing resources to parents of children ages birth to three years. This event will be held in Cassel Hall on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Setup begins at 8:00 am. Tables are available to rent for $15.00 to sell your items and keep the profits. Children’s clothing, toys, books, etc., may be donated to the church for our table as well. Breakfast items will be available for purchase the morning of the event. Please tell your neighbors, friends, and relatives with young children as they may wish to rent a table or shop the sale for their children/grandchildren. Please see Brenda Ceplecci or Bonnie Thompson to reserve a table.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Mark your calendar. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at St. Paul on Saturday, April 11. Details will follow in the announcements and newsletter.
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.
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.