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

From the bulletin Feb.7, 2016

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.

OFFICE HOURS: open Mondays to Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At all other times, please leave a message at 519-426-1845 and someone will get back to you.


PARKING PROTOCOL With the approach of winter, leaving the spaces on Lot Street for those with mobility challenges is even more critical. So plan to arrive a couple of minutes early and use other parking spaces. At 10:25 a.m. use any space available. 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.

Coffee Host Sign-Up Sheet for 2016 is now available in the library. *

ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK
Monday Lunch Bunch 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday Pancake Supper 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Lenten Service & Luncheon 12:10 p.m. Thistle Club 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Christian Nurture 6:30 p.m.
Senior Choir 7:30 p.m.


ANNUAL REPORT AND MEETING
If you have yet to hand your report into the office, please do so as soon as you are able. The Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, February 21, 2016 after worship.


TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2015 ARE AVAILABLE IN MAIL SLOTS.

Lenten Coin Containers are available today. Please take one and support PWS and D. Daily Scripture Readings and Reflections for Lent are available in the Library. Pick up a copy to use at home from now until Easter!

ST. PAUL'S LIBRARY....NEEDS HELP!
Can you spare a couple of hours one day this week to help organize our books? Please speak to Judy or Marg.


CARING CUPBOARD
Simcoe's food bank is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016. St. Paul's was there at the beginning... perhaps you remember! Regardless, they are seeking to connect with those who have been involved at any time in this ministry. Please call and leave them your contact information.


REFUGEE CRISIS NORFOLK REFUGEE RELIEF COMMITTEE UPDATE This committee is made up of concerned churchgoers and service club members from all over Norfolk County. They have announced that we in this community are prepared to accept three Syrian refugee families. One family is approved and may be arriving shortly. Due to the generosity of a few and the government footing half the bill, the committee is just looking for volunteers at this point to help with various stages of preparation and settlement. Please see Jay or call 519-426-4646 if you are interested in being of help (moving, transportation, language lessons, furniture, dishes, etc.).

The Committee is currently looking to secure numerous household items for the three Syrian refugee families coming to our community. A list of these items has been posted on the bulletin board in the library, as have the minutes of the January 13th meeting. Please note the contact person, Lee Whitehead, has requested a phone call or email prior to dropping off any items to Old Windham Church. Lee may be reached at 519-426-2278. For additional information, see Jay or call 519-426-4646.


LOOKING AHEAD

LUNCH BUNCH

The next Lunch Bunch will be on February 8th, at noon, at The Barrel. Please confirm attendance by contacting Peggy at 519-426-7796 or 43pmca@eastlink.ca or to Lydia at 226-440-2787 R.S.V.P. by February 6th

ANNUAL PANCAKE SUPPER: FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Sponsored by our Mission Committee 5:15 PM & 6:15 PM sittings Tickets available from Nellie Matthews. Cost: Adults $7.00 and Children $3.00

World Day of Prayer - Friday, March 4, 2016 Details coming soon!

AN INVITATION FROM ST. PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 p.m. (at the corner of Union and Colborne streets) St. Peter's Lutheran Church invites us to a presentation that is designed to create a dialogue between those scientists and students who see scientific evidence for creation by God and those scientists and students who see scientific evidence for evolutionary processes. There will be an open floor Q and A time

ANNUAL MEETING

St. Paul's Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, February 21st, after worship. In lieu of our regular coffee hour, there will be a light lunch (sandwiches, goodies and coffee) served in the Lower Hall before the meeting. Please consider attending both the lunch and the meeting. The 2015 Annual Reports are available in the Library. Feel free to take a copy and review the content. Address any queries to the appropriate author.

LENTEN SERVICES AND TOONIE SOUP LUNCHEONS

Sponsored by the Community Life Committee February 10 to March 16, Wednesdays, 12:10 p.m. Soups are needed for six luncheons, each enough to feed ten people. See sign-up sheet in library. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY

WMS Paris Presbyterial, Embro Presbyterian Church Saturday, March 5, 2016 Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kim Sarah participated in Tumekutana - a gathering to discuss common concerns and issues - with Presbyterian women from 22 African countries. You are invited to come and hear about the issues, the hopes and ways we can stand in solidarity with our sisters in Africa. Contact Judy MacIntosh for more information and carpooling.

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE Videos of the conference can be located at Click to video Stream Here

"LOVELY" PLANNED POTLUCK AND GAMES NIGHT

St. Paul's Presbyterian on Valentine Sunday February 14th from 4-8 p.m. A "Family Day" event for you, your family and your friends. WEAR RED OR PINK! Sign-up sheet on table in the library.

Luanne is the new Director of the NORFOLK NOTE-ABLES This local Children's Choir is welcoming new members, ages 8-18, on Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 8, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Luanne at either 519-755-8802 or via email at Norfolk.NoteAbles@gmail.com.


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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