THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR JANUARY supports the Warwick Compassion Network’s Energy Fund, which helps families in the Lititz/Warwick area that are unable to pay their energy bills.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30a.m.
Today Teacher: Marsha Campbell
Feb. 1 Teacher: Steve Shaub
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE READING THE BULLETIN we can email you a copy each week for you to print in the size font that suits you, or you can view it on your tablet or electronic device. Just email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Packs Project Volunteers: (please pick up your new schedule in the narthex)
Jan. 29: Driver - Tom Reinfried; Distributors - Tom & Sandy Wingenroth, Reba Oberlin
Feb. 5: Driver - Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser; Distributors - Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser, Dawne Mellinger
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tami Ruckel Amelia Fair
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer Jenny Bitzer
Lector Sue Fry Kendall Eby
Com. Asst. Don & Gayle Stauffer, 1 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Christo & Lori Nikoloff Tom & Kathy Trayer
Altar Guild Tami Ruckel, John & Linda Bell, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Nursery Steve & Signe Fink Tammy Jo & Jenna Stetler
Bus Driver Al Rothermel
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried Don Campbell
Ushers Robert Hill’s Team 3 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on February 18, at 11:30 at Tomato Pie Café located at 23 N Broad St, Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! We hope to have you join us. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CALL COMMITTEE: Church Council is looking for 6 members from our congregation to serve on the Call Committee when the search begins for our next pastor. The Committee will include members of a variety of age groups and experiences. Would you like to serve? Interest forms are available in the narthex and should returned to the church office by Jan. 31st. An online form can be obtained by emailing email@example.com. The Committee will be selected by Church Council at its February 9th meeting and begin work shortly thereafter. Prayerfully consider your service in this very important process. Contact Al Rothermel (627-2107) with questions.
WINNING MY RACE is a 28 day wellness workshop led by Drs. Greg & Krista O'Neill, it continues TODAY at 3:00pm in the Nave. Please join us if you are interested.
ST. PAUL WOMEN OF THE ELCA will be hosting a Beth Moore Bible Study titled "James: Mercy Triumphs" on Monday evenings beginning Feb. 2nd through March 23rd from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the choir room. All women are invited and it is open to the public as a ministry of St. Paul. "James: Mercy Triumphs" is an eight week in depth study of the book of James. The cost is $16 per person to cover cost of the materials. Checks should be made out to St. Paul Women of the ELCA. To register, please contact Barb Paynter, 626-4709, ext.4, by Jan. 26.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST will take place on Sat., Feb. 7th here at St. Paul Lititz at 7 a. m. All men are invited to attend. Also, help is needed with providing food and beverages as well as someone to do the Bible study. Keep in mind that we are hosting, so if you can help, please let Jim Millhouse know what you can help with for this event. Thanks for your prayerful consideration.
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING: St. Paul will be holding a soup drive to benefit the Warwick Community Chest on Sunday, February 1. Please bring donations of canned soup to help feed those in our local community. Cans of soup will be collected during the Hymn of the Day.
IT IS TIME FOR OUR THIRD LENTEN DEVOTIONAL. Please find the information and sign-up sheets in the Small Group sign up book in the narthex. Any questions please contact Jim Millhouse.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT LISTS will soon be made up for Sundays starting Feb 8th. If you are on a list and wish to be removed, or if you are not on a list and wish to be added, please let the office know. We would like to form a women’s team for the 10:45 a.m. service. We have lost a few ushers due to age, health, or various other reasons and we would like to make our usher teams a bit stronger. We can assign you to a team at the worship time of your preference. Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, Lights and Sound, Bus Drivers, nursery helpers, and altar guild are all wonderful, meaningful ways to serve without a huge time commitment. Please consider serving. Also, please sign up for flowers and communion bread.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will be held on Saturday, February 21st at 9 a.m. Please let Pastor Jim or the office know that you are interested in attending.
PATCHES FOR SEWING blanket tops are available in the designated tub in the narthex. Happy Sewing! Any questions, call Nancy at 626-0994.
HOW DO WE SEE OURSELVES AS A CONGREGATION? What are we looking for in our next pastor? A summary of the findings of the Pastoral Transition Committee can be found in the February newsletter. The complete report including the narrative and conversation protocol can be obtained online by contacting the church office or firstname.lastname@example.org. This report has been compiled by the work of the Transition Committee: Arthur Paynter, Dick Mearig, Don Shaub, James Martin, Doug Kellogg, Diane Kochel
LIFE STORY WRITERS: will be meeting on Tuesday, January 27 in the lounge. Join us as we write and share our memoirs. No prior writing experience is needed – just a desire to share your life for future generations to enjoy! Bring a notebook and pencil.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Feb. 1
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Emily Paynter
A. Min. NEEDED Jane Brye
Lector Joyce Groff Kurt Brown
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser Tom & Nancy Herrmann
Altar Guild Barbara Weaver, Cindy Wingenroth, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Rosann Lowry
Flowers Dick & Judy Mearig
Nursery Rob & Mindy Guillory John, Tracy & Kallie Cardenas
Bus Driver Jayne Gable
Lgts/Snd Bob Wiegand George Nickel
Ushers Tom Reinfried’s Team 5 Steve Shaub’s Team 4
February 8th is Endowment Sunday and one of the primary functions of the committee is to keep everyone informed about how the fund is being used.
The Endowment Fund began to make disbursements in 2002 thanks to the hard work of our dedicated parishioners, council members, and staff. Despite the ups and downs of the economy and the financial markets, the Endowment Fund continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. All gifts both large and small have enabled the fund to give over $208,000 to Programs in need at the International, National, and Local level including St Paul’s itself. In its lifetime so far the fund disbursed:
Over $104,000 to local, national, and international Programs
Over $18,000 to the Lower Susquehanna Synod and the Gettysburg Seminary
Over $11,000 to Mission Trips
Over $14,000 to ELCA Programs
And over $58,000 to the facilities and programs of St. Paul’s
The number of organizations benefitting from the Endowment Fund are too numerous to mention here, but to give everyone an idea of the impact both near and far we compiled a small sample list below.
· Konde Diocese and the Kanga Lutheran Church
· Habitat For Humanity
· Heifer International
· Bridge of Hope
· ELCA Disaster Relief Fund
· Gettysburg Seminary
· St. Paul’s Pavilion
The Endowment Committee and past committee members would like to thank all of you on behalf of everyone who has benefitted from the fund and will continue to benefit from the fund in the future.