What's Happening With St. Paul's

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Deuteronomy 31:8

  • Upcoming St Paul's Events

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    Worship Service, (In-person or on Livestream) 10:30am 

    We hope you can join us for worship this Sunday as Pastor Ryan continues our series, After Easter: Breakfast on the Beach (John 21).


    Regarding in-person service as of March 07: We are once again offering an in-person service. We feel like now is an appropriate time, since the case level in CT has fallen to approximately where it was before the holidays, many of the most vulnerable are being vaccinated, and Willington/Tolland are under "red-alert" status. We will continue to provide the livestream so that those who are not yet comfortable participating in-person and out of town folks will have a way to join the service.


    If you missed last week's message, After Easter: Doubting Thomas, you can watch it on our YouTube Channel or listen and share it through our podcast.


    This Week's Children's Resources:

    If you have any questions regarding our Children's Ministry, please email Director of Children's Ministry, Bethany Donaldson.

  • Community

    Saturday, May 01, 2021, 10:00am-12:30pm

    Human Trafficking: Happening in CT Too 

    On behalf of CT's Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team (HART), learn how to recognize human trafficking and what can be done. Free to the public, please register online by April 29, 2021. Visit wisdomhouse.org or email programs@wisdomhouse.org. This program will take place in person at Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center, 229 E. Litchfield Rd, Litchefield, and by Zoom. Click here for more info.


    Sunday, May 02, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm

    Rewshan’s Jewelry Sale to Support Syrian Refugees

    Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift this year? A good friend of St. Paul's, Rewshan Abdi, will be selling her sister’s handmade jewelry at St. Paul’s on Sunday, May 2nd. She will also be making some delicious Syrian food. Please stop by and do some shopping for Mother’s Day. All proceeds will go to Rewshan’s widowed sister in Turkey to support her and her children who are refugees from the war in Syria. Any questions, email Martha - marthahart1028@gmail.com.


    Sunday Volunteers Needed!

    If you are someone who is attending in-person services and would like to assist in some of our volunteer roles, please email keith@stpaulswired.org.

    Roles we are currently seeking:

    - Greeters

    - Children's Teachers

    - Camera/Livestream Operator


    Need prayer?

    There are several ways you can receive prayer for something going on in your life. Fill out an online connection card, or contact our prayer team at prayer@stpaulswired.org. Our prayer team meets 12:30-1:30pm on Thursdays. If you would like "in-person" prayer (via Zoom) during this time, the team wold be happy to pray with you. If this time doesn't work for you, let us know, and we'll find another convenient time.


    Your Account Page Has a New Look

    You may have noticed our database and giving page got a new look. If it's been awhile since you've logged in to your account, take a few minutes this week to login, update your account with profile info and recent photos. Only pre-approved members and regular attenders have access to our database. If you are having issues accessing either of these account pages, or if you don't have an account, but would like one, email Keith@stpaulswired.org.


    St. Paul's Virtual Small Groups

    During these unusual circumstances, we want to do what we can to maintain and strengthen our fellowship. If you haven't received an invitation to participate in a St. Paul's virtual small group, or are unable to participate in the group you were invited to, please email Pastor Ryan so we can find a group that works for you.


    An Offer of Free Professional Counseling 

    The Outreach Team has recognized that the circumstances of this past year have likely taken a toll on many peoples' mental health. If you would like to try meeting with a professional Christian counselor, the church is offering to pay for three sessions through Regeneration Therapy. Their staff's mission is to meet the emotional, spiritual, and mental health needs of individuals, couples, and families by fostering healing, hope and transformation. Please contact Pastor Ryan if you are interested.


    St. Paul's - The Core

    Do you want to invite our church to an event you are hosting or think others would be interested in? Or have a prayer request you would like our community to be praying for? Do you have a need that you think others can help with? If so, join our Facebook community group - The Core. If you're not on Facebook, but would like to have something posted, email keith@stpaulswired.org. Let us know if you have a prayer request or a personal need, or check in to see how you can be a blessing to someone in our immediate community.


    AmazonSmile

    You can make an impact while you shop online. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1325660 and AmazonSmile will donate to St. Paul's Church, at no cost to you.

  • CoVid-19 Resources/outreach opportunities

    The Outreach Team has been developing resources to assist those in our community during this time. We set up a CoVid-19 Resources page on our website with info for what to expect when returning to in-person worship,  our Sunday virtual service and small groups, our small business owners, and a page with info on our local soup kitchens and food pantries. If you have a moment check it out and spread the word.


    News from the MACC Food Pantry:

    Knights of Columbus Campbell Council #573 is sponsoring a drive-by food-drive to benefit our Community Emergency Food Pantry. This will be held at the Parish of Saint Teresa of Calcutta in the parking lot of 80 Main St. Saturday April 17th from 9am -12pm. Please place donated items in the trunk or back seat and an attendant will remove them for you. 


    Let your donations to MACC be a teaching tool for the next generation of our future families!

  • Prayer requests & Praises

    * For Martha Nijssen's family after the unexpected passing of her nephew, Neal.


    *For Kim Potter's son, Reece, who recently had an MRI of the brain. The doctors found a cyst and the Potters are now awaiting next steps. And also for her daughter who was hospitalized since Monday with a bacterial blood infection.


    * For Bethany Crosby's father, Pastor John Eklund, who has been struggling with the effects of type 2 diabetes and cancer.


    * For Meghan Milewski, who is continuing to recover from shoulder surgery.


    * For Lisa Loree, who needs a liver transplant: either from an organ donor, or a living donor. Her blood type is O Positive. If you are interested in learning more about living donor transplants, you can call the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center at 866-925-3897.


    * For Martha Nijssen's daughter, Olivia: for healing from back pain and an opportunity to have surgery.


    * For Elaine Agnew's friend, Joe Holden, who recently had surgery for mouth cancer (a surgery like the one Chuck Redfern had); that he would recover quickly and be able to adjust to a new normal.


    * For Josh Careau, Allison Picard's son, whose doctor noticed that he has a diastolic heart murmur. Pray that future tests would determine the murmur to be benign.

  • The Board's Table

    There is a public folder of files that provides access to minutes, policies, and other documents from the board and membership meetings. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to the board - board@stpaulswired.org.