WE WELCOME Pastor Scott Davis and thank him for leading our Worship Services today.
MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY is TODAY. We will be focusing on a local program, as we welcome Joan Esbenshade of the Power Packs. She will be speaking at both the 8:00 and 10:45 services, as well as being available for questions and conversation during the Sunday school hour between services. A free-will offering to support the project will be collected during each service.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS will be held on Saturday, February 16th, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
SIGN UP in the Sign-up Book for Wine Club if you are attending on January 25th.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in learning about our church and becoming a member or any parent who would like their child to receive instruction on Holy Communion, please contact Pastor Jim or the church office.
LOUIS FUND 1015 is an outreach project to help a man who was greatly impacted by the flood in Ephrata last year. Don Shaub is in charge of this project, and asks you to keep everyone involved in your prayers for their safety, skills required and success with this project. There is still work to be done, if you are able to help with labor (dry wall finishers, trim, doors & windows, siding) or financial support. Donations are to be made out to St. Paul. Please note Louis Fund 1015 on memo. Contact Don 625-3559.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA will be meeting for the annual LCO brunch on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 10 AM at Brickerville United Lutheran Church. The program will feature Lisa High speaking on "Hats". "Journey back in time to see the evolution of hats! Courtesy of Bollman Hat Company, enjoy a collection of hats from each decade since 1868 and learn a little history along the way." Please bring a staple food item for the Warwick Community Chest. An offering will be taken for the LWR Malaria Campaign. All reservations must be in by TODAY. For more info call Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200. Sign up in the sign-up book under WELCA.
THANKS TO ALL who have added their names to the Funeral Luncheon Helper list. More names are needed to offer members an inexpensive luncheon in our social hall following a loved one's funeral. No cooking skills are involved. When the need arises, volunteers are immediately contacted and asked to serve in two hour slots. Tasks mostly include: cover tables, peel and chop, slice and dish up, pour and refill and wash, wipe and clean-up. Signing up as a volunteer simply gives the committee permission to call you to see if the date and time to help with a luncheon is convenient for you. Please consider adding your name to this list. You may direct any questions to Marsha Campbell (626-8078) who will be sitting at the sign-up table following both services today. Please consider joining the list of potential funeral luncheon helpers.
AS A RESULT OF THE RESOURCE ASSESSMENT that was done by Pastor Renee LiaBraaten of Kairos, Council has formed three focus groups. The purpose of these groups is to try to meet the needs of our Church as outlined in Pastor Renee's report and to plan for the future of St. Paul. One of the focus groups is called the Resource Focus Group. Part of the task of this group is to prepare for a smooth transition when Pastor Gable retires in the next few years. Therefore, we need your help! The Resource Focus group is looking for 7-10 people to help define the desirable traits and skills of a future Pastor to St. Paul congregation. We are looking for participants from various ages and interest groups who represent a good cross section of the congregation. If you are willing to share your thoughts and concerns with this focus group, please contact Chris Nikoloff , Gayle Stauffer or the church office as soon as possible. We would like to begin discussions in early 2013.
WE HAVE A POSITION open for a Director of Social Ministries. This is a part-time position, and will focus on developing and growing the social ministries here at St. Paul. You may stop in at the church office for a job description and more information. Resumes may be sent to the church office.
ST. PAUL DEVOTIONAL booklet reminder-- Please sign up for one or more of the days during Lent. The sign up sheet is on the kiosk where the small group sign up book is located. Any questions please contact Anne or Jim Millhouse, 626-6296 or email@example.com.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA BOOK CLUB will meet on February 7th at 7 pm in the lounge to discuss THE DOVEKEEPERS by Alice Hoffman. "Nearly 2000 years ago, 900 Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman's novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path." The book is available in paperback and all women of the church are invited to attend.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on February 20, at 11:30 at Tomato Pie Café, 23 N Broad St. Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us. Their menu is unique, and all choices are so tasty. What better way to suffer through the shortest month that seems to take the longest to pass, than a delicious serving of Tomato Pie? Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
SAVE YOUR 64 OZ. JUICE CANS! WELCA is collecting the clean cans, preferably with the top and bottom removed, for a project later in the year. There is a collection box in the narthex.
CRAFT NIGHT is Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. Joe Doster will be teaching “Basic Acrylic Painting 101.” We will learn the basics of mixing colors and painting, during an evening of fellowship and fun. The cost of the class is $8 a person to cover paints, brushes, etc., if we have about 10 people signed up. Please sign up ASAP so we can plan accordingly.
THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place on Saturday February 2nd, starting at 7 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Penryn. Please come out for a stimulating discussion about God's Word, fellowship and a great breakfast. Any questions please contact Jim Millhouse.