October 31, 2016 | Posted in Bulletins | By

***PLEASE CHECK your mailbox today!

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of toothbrushes, egg cartons, plastic bags, cereal, and soup.  Thank you.

***Autumn Pot Bless…. With the arrival of fall, it’s a perfect time to join in the warmth of fellowship.  All are welcome on October 15th from 5:00 to 7:30 in the lower fellowship room for food and friendship.  To help us prepare, please RSVP by October 10th to Don or Emily Poudin 860-485-9299 or [email protected] with the number attending and a favorite dish you would like to bring.

CHURCH VISION/PLANNING MEETING Saturday, October 22nd, 9:00am – 11:30am (coffee and snacks provided).  Every member of the church family is invited!  This is a “brain storming” session!   We are looking for feedback and ideas for how we all can better serve the Lord in the coming months and years as we continue to “share at every opportunity the message of God’s unconditional saving love for all people found only in Jesus Christ.”   Thank you, Dave Yoreo 

Mormons – Who are they? What do they believe?…All are welcome for this study on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education Hour. This Bible study will look at the group’s origins (Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, and others); the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching and faith; the meaning of some of its rituals (baptism of the dead, endowments for the living and dead, temple garments, celestial marriage); and the prominence of the temple in the life of a Mormon. It will feature comments from individuals who have been deeply immersed in the Mormon belief system.

Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman’s identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christian women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service. Through their invitation to “come and see” what God has done for all people, countless neighbors from all walks of life have been reached and touched by the love of God in Christ Jesus.  LWML Mites will be collected on Sunday, October 30 and Nov. 6 at the LWML display table in the main level Bible study room.  Please bring the change and dollar bills from your Mite boxes to support and learn more about the 2016-18 LWML district and national Mite projects.  Any questions can be directed to Deaconess Manor at [email protected]

Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML)…has a District Retreat taking place on November 4th-5th in Enfield, CT.  The theme for the Retreat is “Beautiful Feet”. Are your feet running in all directions, aching to be put up, or longing to walk alongside others? No matter where you are in your faith walk, the Lord has equipped you with uniquely beautiful feet! Registration forms are on the table in the narthex.  Please see the bulletin boards at church for more information on this event, or contact Deaconess Tiffany Manor.

New! The Lutheran Federal Credit Union … The new Lutheran Federal Credit Union is now available to serve you.  With initial startup funding provided by the LCEF, the LFCU is ready to fulfill all of your banking needs.  This exciting new institution even provides the ability to make deposits and withdrawals right here in our local community through an innovative partnership with select credit unions throughout the United States.  Membership is available to anyone who is a member, volunteer or employee of a church or school that is part of the LCMS.  Check it out at lutheranfcu.org!