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Wallingford, CT 06492

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Newsletter Deadline for November is TODAY, October 26.  Please get your articles in on time! 

Diaper Sunday is today!  Please drop your cash donations into the pink box located near the baptismal font to help us purchase diapers for the families we assist.  Thank you! 

Colin’s Crew A heartfelt thank you to all of those people that found time in their day and schedules to buy and donate pre-portioned snacks to our church school kids.  This rotation we made snack bags for Colin’s Crew.  Colin’s Crew is a non-profit organization that brings moments of comfort and joy to families affected by childhood cancer.  We are proud to announce that St. Paul’s Church School has made and decorated over 50 snack bags which will hopefully put smiles on many young faces.☺ If you would like to continue to help out or are interested in checking out Colin’s Crew, here is their website!  http://www.colins-crew.org/    Thanks again! 

Girls’ Friendly Society – Meets Sunday, November 1, at 9:00 pm in Wilkinson Hall.!  Girls’ aged 5 and up are invited to join!  Questions, please contact Karen Rowe. 

“Fall Back” time change NEXT Sunday 11/2 – Please don’t forget to set your clock back one hour next Saturday evening! 

Tree of Remembrance for All Saints’ Sunday, November 9 – Please print legibly the name of a departed loved one on a “leaf” and put it in the designated basket at either church entrance. Feel free to write more than one name per leaf if you wish.  We’ll offer one another’s “saints” in prayer as part of our celebration of the communion of Saints. 

St. Paul’s 2014 Holiday Craft Fair and Luncheon:   Saturday November 15, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We are in need of a Bake Table chairperson!  Please contact Karen Rowe if you are interested.  Other volunteers and donations for lunch are needed as well and are posted on the easel.  Please see sign up!   

Donations for the Fair:  Donations of very gently used women’s accessory items are being accepted at this time.  Also donations of gently used holiday decorations (any holiday) and other Golden Elephant items are being accepted.  Please leave all donations in Wilkinson Hall near the closets adjacent to the elevator.  Thank you! 

GFS Month of Caring – Continues through the month of October into November.  The girls are collecting toiletries (i.e., toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc.) Items will be donated to the Wallingford Shelter and Youth Continuum of New Haven.  A box is located near the entrance of the church for your donations.  Thank you! 

Church School News!  Hello, everyone! We are gearing up to begin our 2nd rotation.  I am very excited as our children will embark on a voyage around the globe and relive Christmas in other countries.   I would greatly appreciate your help in donating some of the following supplies:

·        small pack of cedar chips
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plastic grocery bags
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brown paper grocery bags cut into 3”X3” squares
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rinsed plastic lids (i.e.: margarine lid, cream/cottage cheese)·        grass seeds
·        potting soil
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tin foil pie plates
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Jordan almonds
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treats for piñatas
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party favor style whistles
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black plastic table cloths
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fiesta decorations
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piñatas (4) preferably star shaped
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glow sticks
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4 ounce baby food jars 

Please contact me if you are able to contribute in any way.  Ideally, I would like to have any or all of the donations by October 26th.  There is now a church school supplies box outside of the parish office.  Thank you so much!  Becky Scalesse, Director of Christian Education, christianeducation@stpaulswallingford.org 

Stewardship Brunch Sunday, November 23 -- On this day we'll have a single 9:30 service followed by a potluck brunch featuring spiral ham.  Please bring quiche, baked goods, cut fruit or other favorite items to round out the menu.  We'll celebrate our financial support for God's mission through this parish and share our hopes for the future.  As pledge cards will be going out later this week, please bring in your completed pledge card any Sunday leading up to the 23rd.   

Ministers at St. Paul’s – We are in need of parishioners who would be willing to serve at the Sunday services in any of the following capacities: crucifers, acolytes, ushers, chalice bearers, and intercessors.  Training will be available.  If you are interested please contact the Rector, and if you have questions feel free to speak with Jane Smith 

Wallingford Homeless Shelter – The shelter opens on November 2nd and two people from St. Paul’s are needed to help as meal servers on Sunday nights starting at 6:30 PM for up 2 hours.  The sign-up sheets covering the first three months are posted on the easel in the back of the church.  Prior experience not necessary. If you have any questions please contact Trudy Guth.  Thanks for your help! 

Flag Retirement - Troop 4 will collect American Flags to be honorably retired during a formal Troop Flag Retirement Ceremony at an upcoming camping trip.  Please place your worn flags in the collection box in the hall outside the sanctuary by November 7.  

Update on Brendan – After another surgery, Brendan is back at Apple of Saybrook Rehab.  His hip pain has lessoned somewhat and has started physical therapy and will continue to receive IV antibiotics.  He appreciates the cards, calls and visits!

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