The Church of the Aspiring Angels
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Epistle

 THE EPISTLE – June 2015

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
The Church of the Angels
2200 Valley Drive, Syracuse, NY 13207   Church Office Phone: 469-0541
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Special Friends News:       
Evelyn Cady & Dorothy Hamm at Syracuse Home Association; Alberta Phillips at Loretto (Cunningham);
Betty Hickox & Dorothy Arthur at the Villas of Summerfield; Esther Cady at Iroquois Nursing Home;  Margaret Isgar at St. Camillus;
Millie Waddell at Sunnyside Care Center.

         June Birthdays!
      5   Beth Schwartz
      7   Jim Aldrich
      8   Kevin Madigan
     14  Norma Zabel & Jerry Simmons
     16  Nancy Karapin
      17  Terry Manning
      21  Benjamin Helfeld
     23  Louise Day
                                   25  Erika Arpajian      
                                   29  Dan Alrich
In Memory:
Len Blakeman (husband of Dorothy Blakeman) passed away on April 15th
Alan Gothan passed away on May 7th
Matthew Terrill (son of Carolyn Terrill) passed away on May 9th
Marjorie Vollmer (mother of Susan Jenner) passed away on May 15th

Please keep their families & friends in your thoughts and prayers
     Will be Tuesday JUNE 15th 
  Please send or email all articles,  photographs & information to Karen in the church office!
Food pick up times: 10:00am every Tuesday
in the church Narthex! The donations from Wegmans have been smaller than usual lately and food has been running out very quickly on Tuesday mornings. Any canned goods (soups, stew, vegetables, fruit, tuna) or non-perishable items (peanut butter, pasta, beans, oatmeal) would be greatly appreciated! Fresh fruits & veggies dropped off on Tuesday morning would be appreciated as well.  
There is a food donation box in the narthex.
For JUNE, we are requesting donations of toiletries!
Thank you to everyone who has donated food or money to purchase food
Food for the Valley would like to THANK the Onondaga Hill & Colvin Street Post Offices 
for three SUV sized loads of non-perishable food donations to be used for our
food program. They were delivered to us on Saturday, May 9th  & Monday, May 11th.
Karen Arpajian would like to thank Ericka, Ben, and members of the congregation for
helping to unload all that food!! This is a huge blessing for our food program!
Volunteers will be needed once a month to serve dinner at the Rescue Mission (at Gifford Street).
The crew meets at the Rescue Mission kitchen at 3:30 & is usually done by 5:30PM.  
The next date will be Monday, June 15th. We have the third Monday of every month as St. Paul's Day.
Please see Sylvia Watt, Nancy Williams or Rev. Caroline if you would like to volunteer.
  We will be collecting for St. Paul's Camperships to help to send some of our kids to Methodist Summer Camps.  Look for the special envelops of you can label your check "for camperships."  Families that want to be included in a campership for this year need to contact Karen Arpajian, Office Manager right away!
                                              Save the date for VBS (click VBS for more info)!

Sunday, August 2 thru Thursday, August 6th 

5:30 to 8:30pm


 Thank you to all of our volunteers for Trustees Work day!
Diane Aldrich, Alice Fairbanks, Bud Haylor, Lee & Sharon Prouty, Bill Clark, Helen Henson, Curt Severance, Terry Manning, John Spencer, Dave Williams, & Karen Arpajian. Many hands got a lot of work done around our church.
   The family of Matthew Terrill would like to thank everyone
   for their cards, phone calls and prayers during this difficult time.

Please join us for Reverend Caroline Simmons’s last Sunday with us at St. Paul’s

Sunday, June 21,  11: 00 Worship

 Pot Luck Luncheon & Farewell Celebration to follow in Rockwell Hall

Please sign up on sanctuary bulletin board or call the office to bring a dish to share.

We will be collecting to give Reverend Caroline a cash gift.  Please give any contributions to Curt Severance, to the Church Office or place in the offering plate. Please label any checks with “Gift for Caroline”.




Chiefs vs Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers)

Call Karen in the office to order tickets by June 7th



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