Worship together at St Paul Lutheran at 9:30
Sunday, July 2, 2017
4th Sunday after Pentecost
CLICK HERE for READINGS: (7/2) "Martyrdom for Dummies
[Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 7:51-8:3]

COME to WORSHIP! 9:30 
NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS & STRANGERS WELCOME!
Summer Worship at 9:30! 
Watch/listen
MINUTE MESSAGE
"Leaders at Vacation Bible Camp" 
Acts Sermon Series
acts This summer in worship we are going to take a closer look at the Acts of the Apostles - the stories that take place after the Ascension of Jesus and the foundations of the early Christian movement (first known as 'The Way').  Read ahead!   You'll find Acts right after the Gospel of John and before Paul's letter to the Romans in the New Testament.
(7/9) Miracles or Magic? [2 Thessalonians 2:16-35; Acts 8:4-25]
Miss a week? Go to  www.sinibaldo.wordpress.com  and stay connected. 
TONIGHT! VBC PROGRAM
Come to church this evening to celebrate and share the adventures of Vacation Bible Camp: Superheroes of the Bible! Songs and stories will be shared with you tonight at  6:00. Contact: Tammie  tammie@stpaul-elca.org
SATURDAY! CAR WASH  JULY 9
A mission trip fundraiser will take place July 24 from 10 -2 here at St. Paul. Get your car nice and dirty for us!! Trip is to BROOKLYN July 23-28.
Baptism of Ignatius Vasen
On Sunday we celebrate the baptism of Ignatius David Vasen, son of Tim & Emma Vasen, grandson of Bill & Ursula Rufleth and nephew of Ellie & Ryan Sullivan and Annie & John Hoefferle.  Iggy attended his first worship service at St. Paul last Sunday at 10 days old!
THANK YOU!
Many thanks to Regina Moller for directing the Blood Drive and running the registration table and also to Bob Moller, Ursula and Bill Rufleth for manning the snack table (a wonderful spot to build community in Christ!) and making sandwiches.  We went over goal and collected 24 units (3 over) which will help save up to 72 lives!

Next Drive July 20th. If you can help with the registration table or finger sandwiches, let Regina know  HERE.
Adult Mission Trip Collection
Bob at Preble Street 2016
St. Paul "Friends in the Field", Regina and Bob, Dicie, Charles, Peggy, Laurie and Kim are heading up to Maine to work in mission with the Portland refugee community. If you would like to contribute to the mission, we welcome monetary donations, small individual healthy snacks (Smartfood, granola bars, juice boxes) paper plates and boxes of pencils. If you are able to donate to this mission, please bring to church. LAST DAY TO DONATE: JULY 7
LEARN MORE about another of the MISSION SITES
ST. PAUL BOOK CLUB  JULY 8
Our book selection for July is  Doc , a murder mystery as well as a realistic and compassionate portrait of the notorious "gambler and gunman" known as Doc Holliday and his cohort Wyatt Earp.   We'll be meeting on the 2nd Sat in July at  9:30 . Due to space constraints at the church we'll be meeting at Doris Simoneau's house. Contact Melissa at mehart01@comcast.net for more information

St. Paul SOFTBALL GAME JULY 10
softball

Join us for exercise, fresh air and fellowship! It is an easy going Adult Coed league. Coach: Charles Brown - brown@gncbengineers.com. If you're not up for playing, bring a picnic (or not) and cheer us on!! SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP from bulletin board. 
7/10/2017 Monday 6:00 PM OSMS  
7/12/2017 Wed, 6:00 PM - FIREMAN'S FIELD - and more....
 
Women's Happy Oil Hour  JULY 21
An opportunity for the ladies to share in Shabbat, tapas, fellowship, reflection and to rest in God's creation and His gifts. Jean Golicz and friends will be leading. Bring friends to show them what St. Paul is all about!  If you would like to find out more detail of the Happy Oil Hour, call (860.388.2398) or email (staff@stpaul-elca.org) office or email  Jean  - jeangolicz@gmail.com   6:30 - 8:30  RSVP's are very helpful!
Watch/listen
GATHERING HYMN: 
Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus #802
AUTHOR:  Sigismund von Birken (1626-81) was a German poet of the Baroque era.
NEW BIBLE STUDY! JULY 27 
Evening Bible study welcomes new members. Next session is  July 27 at 6 pm at the Mollers in East Lyme. We are beginning with the Book of James and plan on meeting every 2 weeks according to member schedules. James is an intensely practical book, filled with exhortations to Christians about the way they should live their lives now that they have been given new life in Jesus. It is filled with allusions to and quotations of the teachings of Jesus, and it includes more imperatives per word than any other New Testament book. For these reasons, James has been called "the Proverbs of the New Testament." Call Regina at 860-271-6716 for more details.     LEARN MORE
A LETTER from NANCY MACMILLAN, Congregational Council President
regarding sale of FarView House
FIT Update
FIT UpdatePlease see below and link "FIT FACTS."
Phase 1 - Week 13
  • Fellowship Hall area: Pre-wiring for the AV system in Fellowship Hall was completed this week.The east wall/dining room wall has been framed in preparation for the installation of 2 French door units.Electrical work related to lighting will continue in Fellowship Hall, the south corridor and classrooms/dining room/kitchen.
  • Heating & Cooling (HVAC) systemThe Sanctuary is now air conditioned.  \Work has begun on renovating the mechanical room.  \Two wall-mounted gas boilers have been hung.  A new water heater has been installed. Boiler related electrical and plumbing work continues.  An underground propane gas line will be run from an external above ground 500-gal tank to the mechanical room to fuel the boilers.
  • ADA-BathroomsVarious inspections by town officials are now required. Related carpentry, plumbing, insulation and electrical work will continue.
  • Flooring Options: Flooring samples have been received.  FIT will be communicating the selection rationale for each area and our recommendations for ceramic, vinyl and carpet. 
  • Phases 2 and 3:  Detailed planning is ongoing.  Selection/combinations of new windows for the new south corridor is underway to allow for a 5-6-week order time.
If you have any questions or concerns please, please contact FIT members: Andrew Seddon (andrewpseddon@gmail.com) 860-227-2554 or Mike Schlesselman ( kfsdad@hotmail.com )
Please Note: Main bathrooms are CLOSED for renovation.  Please be patient.  Expect some disruption and minor inconvenience - this is temporary.  Contractors are aware of the building use schedule and are coordinating with Kim & Pastor.    FIT FACTS
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Wishing you all 
a safe and fun Independence Day!


-Pastor Geoff, Tammie, Kim, Al & Dave

CHURCH OFFICE BE CLOSED 
FOR HOLIDAY

SAVE the DATES!
OLD LYME SOUP KITCHEN  JULY 29
All are welcome and needed to prepare, serve and clean! Young people under the age 15 need to be accompanied by a parent or mentor. For more information email Linda at LaBrecfamily@att.net Hope you can join us!   8-10:30am - Old Lyme Congregational Church , 2 Ferry Rd
OPEN FLOWER DATES: JULY 9,16, 23
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If you would like to order flowers for one of these dates, simply fill out the chart by the coffee maker or let us know the date and how you would like the dedication to read HERE. Flowers are $25 and can be taken home following the worship service. Check made out to St. Paul with FLOWERS in the memo line (or use the flower envelope from your box).
St. Paul Calendar & Events 
Stay in the know by checking the church calendar! 
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Ongoing & upcoming:
Breakfast Club   Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
We eat, read & talk about the scripture for the coming Sunday - meets in classroom by kitchen.  1st Wednesday at OS Diner.   
Prayer Circle   Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Join Pastor Geoff for a brief, spoken, opportunity for morning prayer.    
Soup Kitchen  3rd Wednesdays  Grace Church (lunch in Old Saybrook)  
5th Saturdays Old Lyme Congregational Church (breakfast Old Lyme)
OA  Mondays 7:00pm Narthex
AA Mondays  7:00 pm Fellowship Hall  
NA Thursdays 7:00 pm Classroom
AA Sundays  8:00 pm Fellowship Hall
 
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
yellow-bday-cake.jpg Birthdays come and go 
And years may pass away, 
But God's love and mercy, 
You'll find will never fade 
His love is always there 
No matter what we do, 
In our hearts forever, 
His love remains true.

JOYS & CONCERNS

John Bentley fell and ruptured his tendon. Prayers & cards welcome! 10 Shore Grove Rd. Clinton  
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Pastor Geoff is on vacation 7/2 after worship
and will return for worship 7/16.
For pastoral emergencies contact:
7/2-7/6 Pastor Brett Hertzog-Betkoski (203)560-0012 bbetkoski@gmail.com
7/7-7/9 Pastor Cathy Rohrs (717) 321-6799 pastorcathyrohrs@gmail.com
7/10-7/15  Pastor Brett Hertzog-Betkoski (203)560-0012  bbetkoski@gmail.com
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