July 22, 2017 will be the next car show at St. Paul’s! Stay tuned for details!
We are holding the kick-off planning meeting next Sunday, April 30th at 9:00 am before the service in the Fellowship Hall. The planning meeting is for anyone who is interested in volunteering to help out with the show. Please also note this will be a Work Camp fund raising event, and we encourage the St. Paul’s youth to get involved. Thanks!
The Easter Lilies are tagged and ready to be delivered to our nursing home friends and shut-ins. Lilies can be picked up Monday through Friday between 9 and 4 or can be grabbed Sunday after service. Please help spread some joy to those who could not attend Easter Sunday Service.
Holy Thursday April 13
Communion Worship Service
Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday April 14
Community Good Friday Service
First Congregational Church
835 Riverside Ave, Torrington
Stations of the Cross and Service of Tenebrae
The Passion from the Gospel of John
Easter Sunday April 16
The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Sunrise Service
6:30 am in the Garden of Memories (weather permitting)
Easter Breakfast 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Easter Egg Hunt (remember no Sunday School!) 9:15
Festive Communion –Worship Service
Featured Reading: Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon: “The Dead are the Living and the
Living are the Dead”
The Sunday Morning Adult Forum is on a temporary hold for the next 2 Sundays (Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday). It will resume on Sunday April 23 at 8:45 am with the topic of Christianity and Politics. Hope to see you then!
Coming up on April 8th, tickets available in the St. Paul’s Office.
Short-Term Adult Discussion Forums on Sunday Morning
Due to the fact that there is not currently an eighth grade confirmation class, I have not been teaching on Sunday morning. I have had some inquiries about adult Christian education on Sunday morning, which we characteristically have not done on Sunday morning. However, during the 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. time frame of our current Sunday morning schedule, and due to the fact that there isn’t much coffee and fellowship going on at that time, I thought I might begin a time of adult forum and discussion before worship at 10:00 a.m. The first topic I am calling “Christianity and Culture,” which will explore the relationship of the Christian faith to American culture, and the reasons for the declining trends in worship participation, and Christian education we have observed in our own congregation over the past ten years, and in the community at large for the last several decades. People will be encouraged to offer their own opinions on the subject, and I will share what I know and have observed during the time I have been in ministry. This may lead us to some conclusions about what we can do as we are faced with this challenge. Because however much we might wish for it, things are not going to go back to whatever we may consider the “good ‘ol days” to be.
The first Adult Forum will meet Sunday, March 26, at 8:45 a.m. in the parlor. Hope to see you there.
Since the driving conditions are still not great and it is coldddddd….we have decided to cancel this week’s mid-week service. Hopefully the weather will settle down and we will see you next Wednesday at 5:45 pm for Supper and Service!
There is no senior choir rehearsal either!
Stay safe and warm!
Due to the blizzard. Stay safe and warm. All activities canceled.
We are closed today due to the weather. The office will reopen Monday morning at 9:00 am. Thank you and stay safe.