St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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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 have also begun and will be held weekly from 4:15 – 5:00 PM on Thursdays. Hope to see you all there!
Happy Anniversary St. Paul’s!! In the spring of 2016, we as a parish will celebrate our 275th anniversary. We are already beginning the planning process for this celebration, and we are eager for more input. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, or just have some ideas to share, please be in touch with Pete Nickerson or the Rector. Our next meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday, 9/30 at 7:00 pm.
Sacred Trust Deadline – All requests for in-reach and outreach must be received in the church office by Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Forms may be obtained online or from the church office. Only in-reach and outreach will be considered. Student honorarium requests will NOT be considered at this time.
Donations and volunteers for Celebrate Wallingford – St. Paul’s is participating in the Celebrate Wallingford weekend activities on October 4 and 5 with a booth in front of the church. We will be selling soda and water with the proceeds going toward next summer’s service trip to Nicaragua. Therefore donations of canned soda (Coke, Diet Coke, Root Beer, Sprite) and bottled water are needed. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the booth. Please contact Carole Ireland. Thank you for your support.
St. Francis Animal Blessing, October 12 – Bring your animal friends – on a leash or in a carrier, please – to our St. Francis Animal Blessing at 2:00 PM on the North Lawn. Invite animal loving friends to this brief service to honor God’s precious critters. And consider bringing the following items to support the Wallingford Animal Shelter: cat & dog food (wet or dry), paper towels and blankets. Thanks!
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.
Thrift Shop News - The Thrift Shop is ready for Fall & Winter with a wonderful selection of clothing for the entire family! Why spend more when we have merchandise that is gently used and some brand new; especially for kids who are tough on clothes! We also have an ever-changing display of household & decorative items, paperback books and linens. Come visit us Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Beautiful Note Cards on Sale Now!! The Memorial Garden Committee is selling boxes of six note cards for eight dollars. Each card has a beautiful rendition of St. Paul’s church and memorial garden drawn by our resident artist, Dan Lyon. Robin Hunter and Leigh Barnes may be contacted after the 8:00 service and Wendy Oestreicher and Lois Olesen after the 9:30, or contact Deb Page at the church office. All profits from the sale will be given to the Nicaragua service trip.
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.
Join Boy Scouts! Boy Scout Troop 4 meets at St. Paul’s in the 3rd floor Troop Room, Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm. Come visit anytime. We are an active, boy lead troop. Camping, community service, first aid, hiking, and lots more! All boys in grades 6 - 12 (ages 11-18) are welcome, you do not need to be a member of St. Paul’s to join the troop. Contact Barbara Marek, Scoutmaster email@example.com with any scouting questions, including where to find a Cub Scout Pack in town (boys grades 1-5).
Next year's Nicaragua trip . . . Yes, we already have a date: August 1-10, 2015! This gives us plenty of time to plan, recruit and raise funds. A committee is now forming for anyone interested in helping this effort. This isn't a commitment to going on the trip, but to help plan ways of continuing our mission with this area of Nicaragua. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Rob Page or Donna Regan