St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Diaper Sunday is today! Please put your cash donations in the pink box located near the baptismal font to help us purchase diapers for the families we assist. Thank you!
Lenten Devotions -- Lent is here. To observe the season daily at home or work, consider the online devotion at SSJE.org/time, from the Episcopal Brothers of St. John the Evangelist. Lentmadness.org is another resource inspired by March madness, pitting saints against each other. You might also do Morning or Evening Prayer at dailyoffice.org. A limited number of paper devotional booklets are also available.
"GOD CALLING" - A Do-it-Ourselves Lenten Program for Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 PM - March 4, 11, 18 & 25 - This Lent we'll study Bible stories of God calling various and sundry individuals and communities into service. And what a motley crew it is! We'll meet folks from the Old and New Testaments, some you've heard of and some you haven't, saints and sinners and those in-between. Our ultimate goal will be to see what we can learn about how God might be calling us today. How can we support one another in figuring this out? And why would God want to call us anyway? Please sign up on the easel at the North Main Street entrance, or contact the Rector at 203-269-5050 or email@example.com. This year we'll be taking turns providing the simple soup and salad fellowship meal. Please indicate if you'd be willing to help "cater" and, if so, for which week. Thank you!
Mercy Center Retreat will take place on Saturday, April 25. Sister Judy will lead the retreat. A deposit of $10 is now due. Questions - call Vivian Horvath.
Thrift Shop - Our thrift shop needs a few good volunteers to help on Tuesday, March 3 as we sort and price Spring/Summer clothing and get the shop ready. With all the recent snow days, we are a little behind schedule and would like to catch up! We will work in small teams to get the job done! If you can help any time between 8am-Noon on that day, or if you have any questions, please call Alesia Manicone. Thanks!!!!
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 8. Turn your clocks forward on Saturday night before you go to bed. You don't want to miss church services!
Acolyte/Crucifer training -- Saturday, March 28 at 9:00-10:30 AM. Come check out what's involved with having the best seats in the house! And learn how to do this important and exciting ministry. We're looking for acolytes (who carry the torches) and crucifers (who carry the cross) for both services. (Note to church school students: 9:30 acolytes come in at the Peace so don't miss church school!) Ages second grade through adult welcomed. Light breakfast goodies provided. For more information, please contact the Rector at 203-269-5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul's Website - The website is up with limited items. The Minister Schedule and Weekly Announcements can be found on the website. More to come in the coming weeks. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Items needed in Nicaragua: El Porvenir, the group St. Paul's works with in Nicaragua, is looking for the following items, new or used, in working condition. These items will be used by the staff of El Porvenir in Nicaragua.
* 8 Android phones, version 2.1 or higher, for monitoring & evaluation surveys
in rural areas
* 5 digital cameras (5MP+) to document project construction
* 5 computer projectors for health education workshops
* 5 laptops for Nicaraguan staff (desktops are welcome, but are harder to
* Working UPS/stabilizers
* Quality motorcycle helmets
* 5 first aid kits: one for each regional office
Please contact the parish office if you would like to donate any of these items.
Homeless Shelter is requesting our community provide the Sunday meals during the Choate shutdown in March. We already have coverage for March 8th and 22nd but need a volunteer or volunteers for March 15th. Please call Trudy if you can help. And thanks so much to the community for the generous donation of your time serving the Sunday meals. The continuous coverage has been awesome!