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

From the bulletin June 28, 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.

The office will be on summer hours during July and August. Nancy will be in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. At other times, don't hesitate to leave a message on the answering machine, 519-426-1845. Thank you.


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.

Our Weekly Coffee Hours will soon be switching from coffee/tea to lemonade. If you feel that you are able to help or bake, please sign the list on the information table. Thank you.


Thank You!
A beautiful water colour painting by Mary Murphy now hangs in my living room. This retirement gift (with special thanks to Beth and Jacklyn) will always be a fond reminder of my wonderful years working at St. Paul's. Thank you so much to Session and the Congregation. It is truly appreciated. Nellie

Found: A pair of purple ladies glasses (and purple case) were found in the church after the "Jesus the Healer" service June 14th. They can be picked up in the office.


VBS camp week July 27 - July 31 9:00 to Noon ...
Invite your friends and neighbours! Please mark this on your calendar. We are looking for adults and teens to help with our camp. If you feel that you can help, please refer to the sign up list on the info table. Registration forms are also available.

Offering Envelopes
The office will soon be ordering 2016 offering envelopes. If you are currently not using envelopes and would like a set, please let Nancy know.

St. Paul's Casual Walking Group
We will "officially" begin tomorrow, Monday, June 29th. Meet in the Memorial Park parking lot a few minutes before 9:00 a.m., every Monday. All are welcome to join a 55 minute walk on the Lynn Valley Trail, walking 25 minutes out and then turning around and heading back. Go your own speed - someone will walk with you. See you there!
ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK,
Friday 10:30 a.m. Bible Study, Luanne Ashe

"Operation Charlie" Fundraising Dinner
Next Sunday, June 28, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Christien's Restaurant Charlie is an 11 year old Simcoe boy who has a congenital liver condition that requires transplant surgery. This will be carried out at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto. His mother, Coleen, will be the donor. The procedure and recovery will span 3 months in Toronto so funds are needed for the non-medical expenses for that stay.http://www.gofundme.com. Tickets for Christien's are Adults, 10.00, Children under 5, $5.00. Please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.

Cycle For Humanity Potluck
Like to eat? Like to meet new people? On Monday, July 6, the Winnipeg Cycle Group will be coming through Simcoe. A potluck dinner will be held at Old Windham United Church. Our congregation is invited. We can break bread, chat, laugh and hear about their planned Cycle Trip from Niagara to Winnipeg. If you are interested, see the sign up sheet on the information table. More details to follow! Deb and Scott are the St. Paul's contacts.

Ladies Precept Bible Study
Beginning Friday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. "Heaven, Hell and Life After Death" Lydia is hosting a Ladies Precept Bible Study lead by Luanne. All ladies are invited to meet for fellowship and prayer at 10:00 a.m. in the games room at St. Paul's Court. Work books are $12.00 each. Please call Lydia 226-440-2787 or Luanne 519-755-8802.

Tumaini Children's Foundation: Lunch and Presentation
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 Join Lauren Fulton for a fundraising chili lunch and a presentation about her trip, downstairs following the service. It will be a free-will donation for lunch and, if you are willing, pots of chili would be greatly appreciated! There will be a sign-up sheet on the information table, both for attending the meal and also for bringing chili! Asante (Thank you) for your support in advance!
Camp Kintail Wish List: Last Sunday for donations.
The list will be available for pick up before that date on the info table in the library. The drive will go from May 10th until June 29th and the donations will go to camp with Lauren for the summer!
New Hymn Books
We are planning to make copies of the most recent Book of Praise available to the congregation for use during Worship Services. If you would like to make a personal donation or if you would like to make a memorial donation, please find the yellow Book of Praise donation form on the information table. You may leave your form and payment on the offering plate or in Nellie's mail slot in the lower hall. All donations will receive an income tax receipt. We are up to 87 hymn books!Only 13 more to hit the 100 mark. We need 100 to place the order.

Kirkin' o' the Tartan
A Kirkin' o' the Tartan service will take place Sunday, November 1st. Be sure to mark this very important date on your calendar.If there is anyone who would like to order a Tartan runner ($45), they can do so through the church office or contact Bruce directly at 519.426.8847. Ordering and delivery is time sensitive, so any folks who wish to order should do so sooner than later! .

FUTURE STUDIES
Lauren has been accepted at Fanshawe College, London, and will begin the Developmental Service Worker Program in September. This summer she will be serving as a leader at Camp Kintail.
Rachel has been accepted into the Queens' University Bachelor of Commerce program and plans to be a lawyer.
Mimey will be going to the University of Waterloo to pursue a B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics.
Aaron will be returning to high school for one more semester to pick up a couple more courses and play football. The long term plan is to study Mechanical Engineering Technology in the fall of 2016.
Alyssa will be picking up a couple of extra high school courses, with plans to go to University in 2016 to study Kinesiology and, of course, keep on dancing! She has also accepted a position with the American Tap Company out of Boston. In the summer, she is doing a rotary exchange to Hungary for four weeks!
Alex has been accepted at Laurier University. She will be studying Kinesiology.
These Days for April, May & June are available 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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