NEWS & VIEWS
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From the bulletin June 19, 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.

SUMMER HOURS: The church office will be on summer hours during July and August - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 AM to 4 PM. Please leave a message and your call will be returned. Thank 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!

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL A special program for children 3 years to Gr. 6 starts next Sunday and continues through to Labour Day weekend. Each week 2 different leaders (2 adults or 1 adult and 1 youth) will lead the children through stories from the Book of Acts. The children will learn more about following Jesus by following their leaders though story, singing, prayer and crafts/activities as described in the curriculum. More leaders are required if we are going to be able to welcome children each Sunday for the next eleven Sundays. More info and a sign-up sheet are available just inside the basement doors on the metal book shelf. Speak to Linda S for more info. Linda also needs help setting up the church basement for Summer Sunday School on Monday, June 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

CALL TO MIKAL

On Tuesday June 21, 2016 there will be two meetings to consider the Call to Mikal:

The first meeting of the Presbytery of Paris to consider the Call to Mikal will be held at 5:30 at Knox P.C. 115 St. Andrew's St., Embro, ON
The second meeting of the Presbytery of London to consider the Call to Mikal will be held at 8:00 pm at St. John's P.C. 238 Colborne St. , Pt. Stanley, ON

Please let Beth or Nancy know if you intend to go.

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.


The office will soon be preparing small 10 packs of envelopes for those who are on PAR. If you do not require a set, please let the office know


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


For those who subscribe, your copy of the current "These Days" magazine is available in your mailbox.


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

Monday IODE Anniversary Luncheon 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
Tuesday Property & Maintenance 7:00 PM
Thursday Annual Day of Prayer 12:00 Noon Senior Choir 7:30 PM


COMMUNION CARDS

After thoughtful consideration, Session has decided to discontinue the issuance of Communion Cards. Nothing else will change regarding our Communion Sunday services. Elders will still be delivering News 'N Views in their districts and will be available for pastoral visits. If you have any questions regarding this decision made by Session, please contact the Roll Clerk, Carol Croucher.

MISSION MOMENTS

www.presbyterian.ca/mission-moments PWS and D responds to refugees Over the last year, there has been a devastating surge in the number of refugees searching for peace. After five years of bitter violence in Syria, millions of fearful residents have fled. PWSand D is responding with Canadian Foodgrains Bank by providing food vouchers to refugees. This helps them to purchase groceries and prepare home-cooked meals, restoring some of the sense of home they lost. June 20 is World Refugee Day. We pray that refugees from Syrian and around the world will find safe haven.
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


Thursday, June 23 12:00 noon

ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER for our Community and Country at Governor Simcoe Square Come and hear area pastors pray for our elected officials, military, community needs, world needs and a number of other matters. In case of rain, the service will take place here in our sanctuary.

June 29(Wednesday)

35th Annual General Meeting and Dinner- H/N Reach Greens at Renton Registration and Social starting at 5:00 p.m.

LOOKING AHEAD


Thursday, June 23rd NOON

Simcoe's Annual Day of Prayer at Governor Simcoe Square . Please plan to be there.

Sunday, June 26th after worship

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL This is sponsored by our Community Life Committee. It will take place downstairs in the lower hall.

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.

LUNCH BUNCH


LUNCH BUNCH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 WILL BE AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH! Thistle Club is providing soup, sandwiches, desserts, and coffee/tea for free! Your donations will go to support Presbyterian work in Guatemala. Everyone is invited - both guys and gals! Shirley Miller, of Paris, Ontario, will be presenting information and pictures of her recent trip to Guatemala - including Francisco Coll, the "school in the dump". Any donations over $10.00 will receive a tax receipt. There will be a sign-up sheet in order to give the Thistle Club an estimate of how much food to make. Lunch to begin at 12:00 noon. Presentation at 12:45 PM to 1:30-ish. The plan is to split the donations - half through Mission Circle to the Guatemala MayaMam project, and the other half to St. Paul's Guatemala special fundraising.

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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