St. Paul’s Evangelical Church
WELCA Circle Letter

January 2023

 

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.  Numbers 6:24-26

And here it is, a brand-new year with brand new beginnings.

We are still praying to have our pews overflowing for our Sunday services but as yet it hasn’t happened.  There are many who still find it more comfortable to listen to the service at home.

For those of you who missed the Christmas Circle at Lisa’s house, we had a wonderful time.  You should make plans to participate this year.

I cannot speak for the others who delivered Christmas ornaments to our shut-ins, but I was so moved by the response of those with whom I interacted.  It was a blessing for me, and I hope a blessing for them.  I think you would be surprised to find how much those visits were appreciated.  If we could each find the time to at least make a phone call to someone, it would make so much more of a difference in their lives, and I promise, in yours too.

In December I delivered the calendar/journals to Shelter From the Rain and Jennifer told me that they were very well received by the mons as part of their Christmas gifts.

Our February donations will be going to The Safe Shelter.  Below is a list of requested items.  You can check out their website for a more detailed Wish List.

      Detergent

      Bleach

      Toilet tissue

      Paper towels

      Facial tissue

      Diapers

      Baby wipes

      Deodorant

      Bus passes

      Generic gift cards

 

All donations may be placed in the Narthex.  Our hope is that we will be able to make a considerable donation.

Several of us managed to get together and helped polish the silver in the sanctuary.  Due to the age of our silver, it looks like we should regularly schedule this and perhaps make it an activity as part of a meeting.  More hands always make for light work.

We hope to enter into a better communication process whereby we can keep current on our shut-ins and sick members lists.  It would be helpful if YOU hear about someone who is sick or hospitalized, please share it with others so that we can get the word out to everyone.

The Craft Group is still meeting on Thursday mornings.  We hope to start quilting again soon and increase the number of quilts prepared for Lutheran World Relief in 2023.  If you are awake and not busy on Thursday morning, please consider coming to spend time with us.  You don’t have to sew.  We have coffee, socialize, and do various other tasks around the church that don’t get done by anyone else.  You could have a good time!

Please pray for Donna Wall’s complete and quick recovery from a torn calf muscle.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

In His Love,

Chris

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