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

From the bulletin May 1, 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.

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.


ATTENTION: CALLING ALL KNITTERS


With the recent mild weather, mittens may be the last thing on your mind. However, for anyone who might plan to knit mittens for the Mitten Tree, please know that St. Paul's recently received a sizeable donation of yarn. It is available in the office.

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


NORFOLK PREGNANCY CENTRE


You will find a box for donated items for the Norfolk Pregnancy Centre in the library. There is a list of needed items on the information table.

ELDERS:


Please collect your session material for this Tuesday's meeting. Thank you

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NORFOLK REFUGEE COMMITTEE UPDATE
The first refugee family sponsored by the Norfolk Refugee Committee is beginning to settle into their new home in Delhi. The family is comprised of a father, mother and four children, ranging from 10 months to 8 years. After walking from Syria to Lebanon, spending three years in a refugee camp in Aman, and then making the trip to Canada, they are very much looking forward to starting their new life in Delhi, and the children are anxious to begin school. At this time, the Committee has provided a list of needed items for the family - mainly spring and summer clothing - as well as a few household items. Please see the list in the library for details (gender, sizes, etc.) and donation specifics. Thank you.

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.

Articles for News 'N Views are due Sunday, May 8th. Send them directly to Nicole Auld at theaulds@live.ca or they may be left in the News 'N Views mail slot.
Remember that the designated spots at St. Paul's Court are for residents of the Court only, and not for church members.

ST. PAUL'S THIS WEEK

Monday No Mission Circle -----
Tuesday IODE 7:00 p.m. Session 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Mission 7:00 p.m. Friendship in Faith 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Senior Choir 7:30 p.m.


MISSION MOMENTS

MISSION MOMENTS @ www.presbyterian.ca/mission-moments Presbyterians Sharing helps small, rural churches thrive Your gifts help to support St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church in Newfoundland. The congregation was formed in 1910, and theirs was the first church building in the emerging pulp and paper town. It has been difficult to attract and keep a minister in this isolated area. The congregation has taken a strong leadership role in the church and the community over the years. Services with the interim moderator, Rev. Dr. Ian Wishart, take place once a month. He stays for two days, leading a Sunday service, and making pastoral visits to those unable to attend worship.

GELA COOKING CLASS UPDATE AND LUNCH

TACO AND TEA TUESDAY, MAY 10TH, 11 AM TO 12:30 PM The GELA cooking class will be hosting an appreciation lunch/fundraiser for their school Breakfast Program. Contact Judy or the church office for tickets ($5.00).

HELP NEEDED: CHRISTIAN NURTURE COMMITTEE
Our committee structure is strong, and all are full except for Christian Nurture. We are looking for two interested people to step forward and join this committee. Please contact the chairman, Jay Bailey, or Des Donovan, Chair of the Nominations Committee.


IN OUR COMMUNITY - BULLETIN BOARD NOTICES

Sunday, April 24 to Tuesday, April 26 "Retirement with Meaning: Living with the Spirit of Adventure" Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre

Friday, April 29 2016 Concert Series featuring Kevin Williams on the trumpet Waterford United Church at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments following the concert.

Saturday, May 7 Plant, Bake & Book Sale St. James United Church, Simcoe 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Saturday, May 14 Victorian Tea Party & Historical Fashion Show Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sittings


LOOKING AHEAD


Lunch Bunch


When: Monday, May 9th at 12 Noon Where: The Shire (Travelodge) 385 Queensway West, Simcoe Please RSVP: Pat Barker at 519-426-5495

WE BELIEVE IN SIMCOE DAY


Saturday, May 14, 2016 The 7th annual We Believe in Simcoe Day is just under a month away! Today is the last day to sign up to volunteer and next Sunday is the last day to donate cans of fruit for the Grocery Store. We are half way there, but we need about 50 more cans to reach our goal of 100! Bring to church or to the office. If you would like to volunteer, please see the sign-up sheet in the library. Ask a friend to join you and sign up together!

MEN'S BREAKFAST


Sunday, May 15th at 8:30 a.m. Coffee at 8:00 a.m. Adults $5.00 Children $2.00 Everyone welcome!

MANNA DAY AT CRIEFF HILLS RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE


"Roots and Wings: Being Church in the 21st Century" Thursday, May 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Dr. John Bowen What does it take for the church to thrive and grow in this post-Christendom culture? How can churches find new ways to touch their communities with the Gospel? Please register by calling 1-800-884-1525. Cost for the day is $21.00 and includes lunch. For further information see www.crieffhills.com or the church bulletin board.

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.

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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