THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR JUNE is to support Heifer International’s Disaster Rehabilitation Fund for Nepal. At least 7,100 project participant homes across 12 districts have collapsed while another 3,000 of Heifer’s families' homes have sustained major damage. Heifer families also lost at least 1,500 animals. Help Heifer provide food, water and temporary shelter to the thousands impacted by the earthquake by giving to their Disaster Fund.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Craig & Tammy Jo Stetler in praise for the many blessings from God.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Ryan Fink
A. Min. Nancy Miller
Lector Kendall Eby
Com. Asst. Not Needed
Greeters John & Ruth Deemer
Altar Guild Not Needed
Com. Bread Not Needed
Flowers Craig & Tammy Jo Stetler
Nursery Dave & Marty Althouse
Ushers Robert Hill’s Team 3
THE SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held June 21st immediately following the service. We will vote on members for Church Council and the Nominating Committee. There will be a review of the annual report as well as time for questions and concerns. See you then!
THE CRAFT GROUP is asking for donations to be used to make items to sell at the Craft Fair: Pinecones of all sizes, Lace for trimming fabric picture frames, ONLY fall or holiday cotton or cotton blend fabric – we have received enough other fabric and thank those who donated. You can place your donations in the bins in the narthex that are marked for collection. Thank you and God Bless, Joyce Groff.
OFFERING ENVELOPES: We have a separate bank account for the Capital Campaign. You will receive new envelopes this month to start in July and they will include the Capital Campaign. Anything marked “building fund” will be deposited in the Capital Campaign account.
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on June 17th, at 11:30 at the General Sutter, Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us for some great food and conversation! If the weather is nice, we can sit on the patio. 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.
SUMMER MUSIC: At each traditional service this summer, you are invited to be part of a pickup choir! At 9am in the choir room we will rehearse a simple 1- or 2-part anthem for that day's service. Come, and bring a friend! A signup sheet is in the narthex for musicians who would like to share their gifts in worship this summer. If you would like to play or a sing a solo or in a small group, choose a date and Valerie will be in touch!
SUMMER COMMUNITY LUNCH: We will be serving a community lunch every Thursday at 11:30am during the month of July. This lunch will be open to EVERYONE in our community – it is NOT based on need. It is a time to come together as neighbors and share a meal. There are many opportunities for all of our members to help. We are looking for…
* cooks * servers * clean up helpers * donators of food items * bakers * If you are interested in helping, please see the sign-up sheets on the kiosk in the Narthex or contact Barb Paynter for more information.
LCO BARNSTORMERS GAME: August 2nd. Cost for game and picnic pavilion is $28 per adult, $2 for ages 5-12 and under 5 is free. The picnic will be served for two hours, all you can eat and will include 3 meats, 3 salads, soda, water and desserts. The pavilion opens at 12:30 p.m. and the game time is 1:00 p.m. July 12th is the deadline to sign up.
THE BURGER BUNCH is starting again! Our first visit will be to DJ’s Taste of the ‘50s, 2410 Old Philadelphia Pike, Smoketown. A couple years back, DJs made USA Today’s list of 51 great burger joints in America. DJ’s was chosen to represent the state of Pennsylvania. Stepping onto the checkerboard floor of this 1950s-themed diner on Route 340 is like walking back in time. The waitresses wear poodle-type skirts and bobby socks the music pouring through the overhead speakers is pure period and the specialties are burgers, fries and shakes. It is not a big place inside but it also has outdoor seating. The menu lists 21 varieties of burgers, but the “joint” in this burger joint is just as intriguing as the burgers. Don’t believe me? Google it yourself. Join us on Friday, June 26 at 6:00 PM at DJ’s. Sign up in the events book in the kiosk in the Narthex of the Church.
TO GIVE TO THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR NEPAL, you may designate your Thrivent dollars to Lutheran World Relief or the Lutheran Disaster Response.
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will meet on June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall for Media Night! It is important to attend this special meeting. See you then!
THE LITITZ LILAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT starts June 22nd and will run for two weeks. Anyone interested in playing - e-mail Steve Fink at email@example.com or call 940-3738.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS June 21 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer
Lector Cynthia Kensinger
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 needed
Greeters Steve & Sue Shaub
Altar Guild Barbara Weaver, Deb Herr
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Flowers Mel & Joan Weaver
Nursery Stephanie Cramer, Kathy Smith
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried
Ushers Tom Reinfried’s Team 5
WORSHIP LEADERSHIP AT ST. PAUL: As we await an Interim Pastor, the Worship & Music Committee has arranged for supply pastors for our weekly Worship Services:
Pastor Irvin Straw, Jr. will lead us on June 21; July 5, 12, 26; August 23, 30
Pastor L. Guy Mehl (Lancaster) on June 28
Pastor Robert Wegehoft (Lancaster) on July 19; August 9
Pastor S. Alan Ruby (Akron) August 2
Summer Contemporary Services will be held on July 5 & August 2.
LCO Worship in the Park will be held on August 16 at 10 a.m.
For emergencies when the office is closed, Al Rothermel, Council President can be reached at
(home) 627-2107 or (cell) 471-2497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For emergency pastoral care, The Rev. Irvin E. Straw, Jr. can be reached at (home) 627-1521 or (cell) 475-0279.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE EMAILS from the church office, please provide us with your email address. Many times that is the only means of communicating something quickly.
Thank You!! Jayne and I would like thank you for all the cards, gifts, good wishes and love that you sent with us to Florida. The service and brunch on the 31st of May were fantastic and I appreciate the monetary gift and golf bag. Your love and support have meant the world to us. We will miss you all. Blessings to you all, Pastor Jim and Jayne
Father’s Day Endowment--A Gift to Glorify God
The Endowment Fund of our church is an effective and efficient way to respond to God’s love by giving a lasting gift for the ongoing work of God’s church at home and abroad. Gifts, large or small, to the fund are appreciated. The Endowment Committee is encouraging you to consider a gift this year to the glory of God in honor of/or in memory of your father on Father’s Day, June 21st. Please complete the form below and place your contribution in the offering plate, or return to the church office no later than Monday, June 15th. Checks should be made payable to “St. Paul Lutheran Church”. A list of contributors (name only) to the fund will be printed in the bulletin Sunday, June 21st unless anonymity is requested.
Amount enclosed _________________ Phone #_______________
Given to the Glory of God in Honor
Given to the Glory of God in Memory