NEWS & VIEWS
Please Note: After 10:30 a.m. during Sunday worship
all entry doors to St. Paul's are locked for security measures.

If you are visiting with us, we hope you enjoy your stay!

From the bulletin Feb. 22, 2015

Welcome to Worship at St. Paul's. May you experience the enlivening presence of God as you gather with God's family to celebrate God's amazing grace.

Coffee +++
Friends, help enrich our worship experience by signing up to assist with refreshments after worship. Guidance and help are available if you are uncertain of the how to's. There is a sign up sheet on the information table.

Parking Protocol
With the approach of winter, leaving the spaces on Lot Street for those with mobility challenges is even more critical. (Also looks better for visitors). So plan to arrive a couple of minutes early and use other parking spaces. (At 10:25 a.m. take any space available). Thanks.

ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK,
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. St. Paul's Court
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Community Life
12:10 p.m. Lenten Service/Luncheon
Thursday 7:30 p.m. Senior Choir


"Spring Cleaning"
in the Library - and we'd LOVE to share some books with you, permanently. During this month, watch for books out on the rolling cart that are no longer needed on our shelves. They have a pink heart on them - if you want to toss a coin in the jar, that would be nice - but not necessary.

In and Out of Africa!
On March 6, 2015 Lauren will be travelling across the world to Tanzania with Tumaini Children's Foundation! I will be working in an orphanage: teaching swimming lessons and helping the children prepare for final exams! I am planning several fundraising opportunities for St. Paul's to take part in such as a Date Night Daycare event, this Friday (see bulletin board) and a donation based coffee hour [Feb.15].
On Feb.15 & 22 you can support this mission by using the 'Other' slot on your offering envelopes. Mark Orphanage. Gifts over $10.00 will be receipted. I wanted to say "Asante" (Thank you) in advance for how supportive you, as a congregation, always are and can't wait to come back with lots of amazing stories to tell! All money raised will be used to support the orphanage.

Tumaini Children's Foundation
Gifts marked 'orphanage' in the other space will be receipted and given to support the orphanage Lauren Fulton will be working in next month. Information brochures are in the library.

Lenten Services & Toonie Soup Luncheons
will begin February 18 at 12:10 p.m. and continue through until March 25. (for 6 weeks). The luncheons are sponsored by our Community Life Committee. Soups are needed for six luncheons, each enough to feed ten people. A sign up sheet can be found on the information table. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Lent 2015 North American Idols : The Reality Version On Sundays, throughout Lent Ian will be identifying some of the idolatries of our age as we prepare to celebrate the triumph of life over death, truth over error and love over evil. On Wednesdays the theme will be Great Calls and Commissions.

The Lenten Coin Containers are available.
Please take one and support PWS and D.
The Annual Meeting will take place Sunday, February 22 after worship.


Manna Day
The next great Crieff event is February 26, featuring Joel. See the bulletin board and table in the library for additional information. (P.S. Joel's Dad, David will be here on March 7).

World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.


Langford Series Continues


When voices are confusing: Connecting with the Bible in the 21st Century. Langford Lecture 2015; March 7, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch) Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Sherbino, professor and pastor. Registration and Coffee 9:00 am, with lunch at 12:15. Cost: Donation requested. Please phone church office 519-426-1845 and leave a message to pre-register or sign up sheet in library. (We need numbers for the caterer for lunch)

Men's Breakfast


Sunday, March 15 at 8:30 a.m. (coffee 8:00 a.m.) Speaker: Andrea Kilian Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Topic: Top 10 Amazing Places in Norfolk


These Days

For those who subscribe to These Days, your issue for October, November & December can be found in your mail slot.

Learning Opportunities
Copies of the sermons can be found on our website: www.stpaulssimcoe.com Hard copies are available in the narthex.

Looking for more information on events?
If you look in our Calendar section, you will see what is happening!

2014 Annual Reports are available through the church office.

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