THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for February will be to support the Lutheran Refugee and Immigration Services. Their mission is to assist refugees with assistance including education, job placement, housing, and medical care. The Christian Service Box for December raised $100 to benefit the New Choices/New Beginnings. Thank you for your contributions and please continue to keep these missions in your prayers.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Steve & Signe Fink to the glory of God and in memory of loved ones who have recently passed away.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: Dave Althouse Feb 28: Nancy Weiss
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Acolyte Ryan Fink Sarah Charles
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer Jim Millhouse
Lector Reba Oberlin Gary Hanna
Com. Asst. need 3 need 3
Greeters Joe & Sandy Doster Dan & Karen Johnson
Altar Guild Debbie Herr, Barbara Weaver, Bethany & Audrey Hovan
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Steve & Signe Fink
Nursery Dave & Marty Althouse Kate Martin, Jennifer Ziegler
Lights/Snd. Robert Wiegand Kathy Ross
Ushers John Steffy’s Team 13 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
Feb 25 : Driver—Tom Reinfried; Distributors: Tom & Sandy Wingenroth,
Mar 3 : Driver—Don Shaub; Distributors: Jenny Bitzer, Suzanne Dombach, LaRue Ketner
LENTEN DEVOTIONALS: * Bearing Fruit Devotionals - Bearing Fruit takes readers through Lent with daily readings from Colossians and a quotation to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. Pick up a book in the Narthex. * E-Devotionals - Sign up in the narthex to receive a daily devotional sent to your email address with a Bible reading and reflection from ELCA’s 40 Days of Giving, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: Who in the Bible Are You? Wed, Feb 24 Mar. 2, 9, 16 at 1pm in the Lounge. Jesus taught most often in parables. Old Testament stories appeal to young and old alike. Both feature memorable and relatable characters. Explore favorite Bible stories in order to choose one character that invites you to better understand yourself, your relation to others and your relationship to God. Participants will study the Bible, but will also search music, artwork and commentaries to learn even more about their chosen characters. At the end of five sessions, selected Bible stories will be newly alive to each class member, since our Biblical counterparts will have spent meaningful time with all of us. This study will be led by Marsha Campbell, 626-8078 or email@example.com. Please bring a Bible, paper and pen.
HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER SERVICES: Wed, Feb 24 Mar. 2, 9, 16 at 7pm in the Nave. Join us for a short prayer service during Lent. Childcare will be provided for children up to 2nd grade in the nursery.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place on Saturday, March 5th here at St. Paul beginning at 7am in the lounge. All men are invited to attend. Also if anyone can provide food or would be willing to lead the Bible study please contact Jim Millhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-6296. This is our event, so please help if you can and plan on attending.
SENIORS GROUP: will be meeting on Wednesday, February 24 to talk about "LOVE" and to play BINGO at 2:15pm in the Lounge. Please note the later time...this will follow the Lenten Bible Study at 1pm. Please plan to join us!
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: First Friday of March--time to show your support for the Warwick Released Time Program! How? It's easy. A World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Lititz Moravian Church on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. The Trombone Choir will begin the prelude on the lawn at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker is Rev. James Haun and special music will be provided by the St. James Folk Group. Nursery is available and a freewill offering will be taken in support of the Warwick Released Time Program.
MARCH CIRCLES: "Being of One Mind" is the March circle topic and will be presented by Phyllis Frankhouser. The St. Paul Circle at Luther Acres will meet in the Luther Acres Chapel on Wednesday, March 2 at 12:45 p.m.--NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!! The Ruth Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, in the room across from the church library.
THE ST. PAUL NOMINATING COMMITTEE is looking for volunteers to serve on the next church council. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve God and your church as we begin a new chapter in the history of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please prayerfully consider serving your church and your church community as a council member. Please contact Jim Hovan at email@example.com or 717.626-0348 by March 30th if you are interested or have any questions. Thank you.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on March 16, at 11:30 at Jo Boy's BBQ located at 27-31 E Main St, Lititz. BBQ will get us into the dreams of summer and will warm us up for the early spring! All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food, fun and conversation! We hope to see you. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
RUTH CIRCLE will be meeting on Sunday, March 13th at 9:30 a.m. in the room across from the library. We will not meet on March 6th as scheduled due to the pastoral candidate's visit and election.
MENTORING OPPORTUNITY: Bridge of Hope is looking for a church in Lititz to form a mentoring group to reach out in Christian friendship to a single mother and son who live in Lititz. The Mission Committee would like to support this need by forming a mentor group. We are looking for 5 or 6 caring individuals to provide emotional and social support as she works towards financial stability to maintain her housing. Time commitment includes getting together about once a month as a group and other times by calling, texting, or inviting her to do something with you. No financial support is required by mentors. Training is provided to the group of mentors with ongoing staff support. Contact Barb Paynter at 626-4709 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about an information session. If you can be a friend, YOU can be a mentor for a mother and her child.
ST. PAUL CELC BINGO FUNDRAISER will be held next Sunday, February 28th at 1 p.m., doors open at 12. Please come in/call in to the office this week to get your tickets! Ticket sales have been light, so let us know if you will be coming. There are fabulous prizes including 31 bags, Charming Charlie’s purses and jewelry, Tastefully Simple items, Jamberry nail items, ZEST gift basket, baked goods, Fulton and EPAC theatre tickets, and much, much more! Don’t miss out!! Come out and support the CELC!!
PALM SUNDAY READERS FOR THE PASSION: There is a sign-up sheet in the red Worship Assistants book and the books are there as well. Please sign up and take your corresponding book. Thank you!
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS: February 28 8 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Elena Smith
A. Min. NEEDED NEEDED
Lector Tami Ruckel Diana Hill
Com. Asst. need 3 need 3
Greeters Steve & Chris Troutman Tom & Nancy Herrmann
Altar Guild Mary Ann Seitz, Evelyn Balmer, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Phyllis Miller
Flowers Stephanie Cramer
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb Kathy Smith, Judy Rusnock
Lights/Snd. Tom Kilhefner Steve Shaub
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Steve Shaub’s Team 4