St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Colin’s Crew - This month our church school will be reaching out to help an organization called Colin’s Crew. They are a non-profit organization whose goal is to bring moments of comfort and joy to families affected by childhood cancer. Church school will be making goodie bags decorated with messages of hope and love. Both in and out-patient Oncology patients will be able to enjoy these bags throughout their treatment. Please donate if you can: juice boxes or pre-portioned snack bags (anything peanut-free is appreciated)!
Adult Choir and Choristers! Now is a great time to join the Adult Choir or Choristers! Adult Choir rehearsals have begun and will meet every Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Choristers is open to any child from Kindergarten and older. Rehearsals for the Choristers are held weekly from 4:15 – 5:00 PM on Thursdays.
A Memorial Service for Craig Guartafierro, son of Carol & tom Guartafierro, will take place this Tuesday, October 21 at 11:00 AM with interment in the St. Paul’s Memorial Garden followed immediately by a luncheon in Wilkinson Hall.
Girls’ Friendly Society – Meets Tuesday October 21, at 6:30 pm in the purple class room! Girls’ aged 5 and up are invited to join! This week we are meeting another important woman of the bible, “Lydia”! Questions, please contact Karen Rowe.
Halloween Party – Join us for a Pizza Party on October 24th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. We will parade over to the Goblin Gathering held in front of Town Hall at 6:45 PM together. Wear or bring costumes! Sign up at the back of the church. For more information, please contact Kari Plourde or Anna O’Brien.
Churches on Main Progressive Dinner – This year St. Paul’s will provide the main course for the Churches on Main Progressive Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, October 25th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. We look forward to another memorable evening sharing a meal with our Congregational and Baptist friends. More information will be coming soon about donations. If you plan to attend please sign up on the sheet on the easel in the back of the church.
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!
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Wallingford Homeless Shelter – The shelter opens on November 2nd and St. Paul’s will once again be serving the evening meal on Sunday nights. Two people are needed to cover each week starting at 6:30 PM for approximately 2 hours. Thank you to all of you who have done this in previous years. Hopefully you will be willing and able to continue to support this effort. For those of you who have not served before and this ministry is calling your name, we offer on the job training. To set this up please see Trudy in church. The sign-up sheets covering the first three months are posted on the easel in the back of the church near the baptismal font.
Newsletter Deadline for November is next Sunday, October 26. Please get your articles in on time!
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
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.