Church News For April 2018

St. Paul’s News- We’ve got music!- The bell choir known as “The Little Rascals” began rehearsals in November and made their debut at the Put-in-Bay talent show on March 16th. In other Church News For April 2018 most of the kids had never seen bells before so everything was new as they prepared to play America the Beautiful for the community. Bell practice continues at St. Paul’s during the noon hour on Thursdays. All are welcome but please RSVP since we do serve lunch to the bell ringers. Mrs. CC Wisniewski is the bell choir Director.

St. Paul’s Youth Group Our 6-12th graders meet monthly with youth from several other Episcopal Churches. In February we gathered at
Kalahari for a weekend. A photo of the Put-in-Bay youth was published in the Diocesan newspaper called “Church Life!” In March we spent an afternoon in Huron with youth from the other Episcopal Churches. The older members are planning a pilgrimage to Belize this summer. The younger members including our Put-in-Bay youth will participate in a pilgrimage here in Ohio. In addition to the pilgrimage, the teens are beginning to prepare for confirmation through our “Faith at Lunch” Series. Anyone interested in Confirmation or other youth activities is invited to call the church office.

The Bible Explorers spent the past several weeks on a “Rolling River Rampage” where we engage great Bible stories about rivers, lakes and the sea. No matter what, Isaiah wrote, God says “I will be with you always.” Lizzy Many showing us her diorama of Zacchaeus in the sycamore tree. Melody Many assisted as our puppeteer. Our adult volunteers included Ruth Scarpelli, Jessie Greene, and Kira Hubner. Several others came for some of our activities. The Bible Explorers wrapped up the spring program by offering a youth Tenebrae Service on Tuesday of Holy Week. The program is stopping a couple of weeks earlier than usual due to the kitchen renovation.

In other Church News For April 2018  St, Paul’s Kitchen Face Lift In April the St. Paul’s kitchen area will receive a facelift. The 1950’s style cupboards and countertops will have a modern look when it is completed. Plan to come to our ribbon cutting on Sunday, May 20th.

Spring Flowers Last fall the youth at St. Paul’s planted 200 flower bulbs. As the weather warms up they are showing potential and by
the time the Put-in-Bay Gazette is published we may have many more flowers in the lawn than past years!

St, Paul’s announces revised Worship Schedule In April, St. Paul’s will continue to offer Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday. This service will move to the evening in May. That’s all the Church News For April 2018 see you in May!