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From the bulletin May 29, 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
please leave the spaces on Lot Street for those with mobility challenges. 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. *

COFFEE HOSTS FOR 2016: There are several Sundays available between now and the summer. If you feel that you would be able to assist with either hosting or baking, please see the sign-up sheet in the Library. Thank you.

SUNDAY REFRESHMENTS
We'll soon be switching from Coffee/Tea to Lemondade. Sign up lists for both are available on the information table in the library. Please think about helping!

Our Mission Committee will be sponsoring our yard sale again this year. It will take place Saturday, June 4. The committee is looking for items in good condition. Proceeds of the sale go to PWS and D.


The office will soon be ordering 2017 offering envelopes. If you are currently not using envelopes and would like a set, please let Nancy know.


Reminder: The Thistle Club has meat pies available for sale.


FORT MCMURRAY FIRES


The Presbyterian Church of Canada has provided direction to us with regards to the Fort McMurray fire. Donations to support immediate relief and long-term rebuilding for people affected by the fires may be made to Presbyterian World Service & Development, specifically for "Alberta Fires". You may also give online and indicate "Alberta Fires" or call 1-800-619-7301 to donate with a credit card. Alternatively, you may mail cheques to PWS and D at 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto ON M3C 1J7, again indicating that the gift is for "Alberta Fires" on the cheque memo line. Updates are available at presbyterian.ca. All donations to PWS and D will be matched by the Federal Government.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Encourage your grandchildren and grand-neighbours to include VBS in their summer plans! Mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon, July 25 to July 29. Registration forms are available in the library. For children in Senior Kindergarten - Grade 5/6 in September 2016.

ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK

Wednesday Friendship in Faith 7:00 PM
Thursday Senior Choir 7:30 PM
Friday Yard Sale Drop Off 6 - 8 PM
Saturday St. Paul's Annual Yard Sale 7 AM - 12 noon
Sunday Communion 10:30 AM


MISSION MOMENTS

MISSION MOMENTS @ www.presbyterian.ca/mission-moments Presbyterians Sharing Shares the Word of God Your gifts support Bible Translation in Taiwan. Today there are over 500 indigenous congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. Indigenous Bible translation work began in the 1950's and continues to this day. There is a deep commitment to preserving and promoting all of Taiwan's languages so that people can read, hear and share God's life-giving Work in their own mother-tongues.

The Mission Committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who made a donation to the Norfolk Pregnancy Centre. Your generosity is much appreciated. The staff at the NPC was extremely grateful for all of the donated items.

Thank you to the Thistle Club for donating $1000.00 for the rejuvenation of the downstairs flooring. On May 12th the floors in the kitchen, youth room, Sunday School hall, hallway and bathrooms were stripped and waxed - and they look great! Thank you also to Gary McConnell, Gavin Sendrowski and Ian Macaulay for moving all of the furniture so that this job could be completed.


CAMP KINTAIL WISH LIST

Camp Kintail has provided us with a Wish List for 2016. Included on this list are practical items that everyone can donate, along with larger items that would require a special donation. General cash donations are appreciated. A tax receipt is provided for monetary donations. Copies of the Wish List are on the information table in the library.

IN OUR COMMUNITY - BULLETIN BOARD NOTICES


June 7


(Thursday) Norfolk Noteables "Spring Concert" First Baptist Church 7:30 p.m.

LOOKING AHEAD


ST. PAUL'S ANNUAL YARD SALE


Saturday, June 4 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon St. Paul's Annual Yard Sale is this Saturday! Hope you've cleaned out your basements and attics and set aside lots of items that are suitable and in good condition. You may drop off your items Friday night, between 6:00 & 8:00 p.m. Proceeds of the yard sale will go to PWS and D.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SUMMER 2016


Encourage your grandchildren and grand-neighbours to include VBS in their summer plans! Mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon, July 25 to July 29. Registration forms are available in the library. For children in Senior Kindergarten - Grade 5/6 in September 2016.

CAMP KINTAIL


Have you started to think about summer - and camping? Registration for Camp Kintail 2016 has begun. Go to www.campkintail.ca to register your child or grandchild for summer camp.

On Sunday, May 29th, Camp Kintail is hosting "Run the Lane" for campers. This event raises money for the Campership Fund - a fund which financially assists campers to pay for camp fees. You may run, walk, stroll or wheel your way down the lane. If interested, please see the poster on the library bulletin board. Camp Kintail has also provided us with a Wish List for 2016. Included on this list are practical items that everyone can donate, along with larger items that would require a special donation. General cash donations are appreciated. A tax receipt is provided for monetary donations. Copies of the Wish List are on the information table in the library.

LUNCH BUNCH


The June Lunch Bunch will be held at The Barrel in Simcoe on June 13th at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome - if you haven't come out yet, please consider joining us - and the menfolk are welcome, too. Please RSVP by June 12th to Arlene at 519-583-1890.

MEN'S BREAKFAST


Sunday, June 19th at 8:30 a.m. Coffee at 8:00 a.m. Speaker: Jim Oliver Topic: Trip on the River Danube 2016 Adults $5.00 Children $2.00 Everyone welcome!

CHRIST IS ALIVE! HE'S SPEAKING! HE'S SPEAKING TO US!

Mondays in April will be our time for listening together! Christian Nurture is hosting four evenings to listen together to our risen Christ. Come any or all of the Mondays in April for a time of directed reflection and sharing the voice of Jesus Christ still speaking to us today. Meet in St. Paul's sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. for some brief and quiet "personal reflection", followed by a short period of small group sharing. The evening will finish with light refreshments, ending at approximately 8:30 p.m. We begin Monday, April 4th.

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

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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