THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR MARCH will be to support the Friends of Luther Acres 2016 Project. They will be continuing their Oasis Project from 2015.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Crucifer Ryan Fink Alex Fair
Book Bearer Luke Reichard Kendall Eby
Torchbearer 1 Eli Colantoni Zach Rusnock
Torchbearer 2 Ava Colantoni Vanessa Weidner
Banner Bearer Adam Reichard Sarah Charles
Acolyte Pat Lamb Jack Martin
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Doug Minnich
Lector Greta Weiler Anne Millhouse
Com. Asst. Jim Millhouse, need 2 Kathy Ross, need 2
Greeters Jon & Melissa Lamb, Pat Lamb Jim & Donna Graybill
Altar Guild Debbie Herr, Michelle Mumma, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Pat Lamb
Nursery Corey & Karen Troxell Jim & Bethany Hovan
Lights/Snd. Ed Weiler John Bell
Ushers Ken Keener’s Team 7 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: No Sunday School April 3: Nancy Weiss April 10: Tom Herrmann
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
Mar 31 : Driver— Gerald Miller; Distributors: Gerald & Irene Miller
Apr 7 : Driver— Jane Brye; Distributors: Jim & Anne Millhouse
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are presented by Mike & Deb Herr to the Glory of God.
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on April 20, at 11:30 at Oregon Dairy located at 2900 Oregon Pike. Spring is here! 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.
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. Please prayerfully consider serving your church and church community as a council member. Please contact Jim Hovan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.626-0348 by March 30th if you are interested or have any questions. Thank you.
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS will be held on Sunday, April 3rd. Contact Pastor Straw to indicate your interest or for additional information.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA, LSS Women’s Organization will host the 2016 Day of Renewal at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Castle, Sat., April 23. Registration is from 9:00-9:30 a.m. The cost for the day, including the meal is $16.00. Make checks payable to the “LSSWO WOMEN OF THE ELCA” and mail to the synodical treasurer, Peggi Norman, 328 Carolle St., Greencastle, PA 17225. Registration deadline is Monday, April 4.
POWER PACKS PLASTIC BAG COLLECTION: Power Packs is in need of plastic bags to use to pack the food for the school children. All you need to do is wrap ten plastic bags together, fold in half, fasten with a rubber band, and return them to the bin in the Narthex. This is an opportunity to both help Power Packs and recycle plastic to save the environment at no cost to you. Please help the Mission and Outreach Committee with this worthwhile project.
MEAL SERVING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our congregation will be serving dinner Grace Lutheran on Wednesday, March 30. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed for the following responsibilities: Set Up (1 person) 3:00-5:00 pm and Serving/Clean up (5 people) 5:15-7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the kiosk in the Narthex or contact Joyce Groff.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & breakfast will take place at St. Paul, Penryn on Saturday, April 2nd at 7AM. We are normally finished between 8:30 & 9AM. All men are invited to attend this event.
LITITZ PROJECT - It’s time to collectively serve our town again! St. Paul and other Lititz area churches will again be participating in the Lititz Project. We are looking for volunteers to help with yard work and minor home repairs. Last year we had three work teams - Please look for the sign-up sheets in the narthex and donate some time to help your neighbors.
A NEW BEGINNING has been offered to our congregation with the selection of the Reverend Robert Myallis as our new pastor. The Archives Committee reminds us of some of the many other "new beginnings" that St. Paul has had in the past with photos and articles of pastors called to serve St. Paul over the past half century. You are invited to relive those moments at the archives showcase in the narthex.
WELCA BOOK CLUB: will meet on April 7th in the lounge. The selection is Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. A New York Times Bestseller, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike. The June 2nd selection is Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project.
LCO BRUNCH FOR WOMEN will be held this year at Brickerville United Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 2 at 10am. A presentation by Ruthie Dunkle from Manheim, "If Life Gives You Lemons, Go Ahead and Squeeze!" will be followed by a light lunch. Ruthie is from Manheim where her husband is Pastor of the Lord at the Manheim Grace Brethren Church. She teaches Bible to middle school students at Manheim Christian Day School and is the parent of three grown children. She is also a gifted vocalist, conference speaker and ministers to other wives in the ministry. With a great sense of humor, we should have a very enjoyable morning. We invite all ladies of the church to join us at this brunch and feel free to bring along a friend. We will be collecting canned goods for the Warwick Community Chest as well as taking up an offering. Please sign up in the red book located on the kiosk in the narthex. Please register for this luncheon by March 24 either via e-mail email@example.com or call Jackie Fetter (717 949-3467). Interested in car-pooling? Call Marsha Campbell 717 626-8078
MENTORING OPPORTUNITY: The Mission Committee is looking to form a mentoring team to support a woman in the Bridge of Hope program. We are looking for 5 or 6 caring individuals to provide emotional and social support for a woman 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. If you can be a friend, YOU can be a mentor for a mother and her child.
LABELS FOR EDUCATION: Here are some updates on the Labels for Education® program at St. Paul’s CELC. First, thank you to all of you who have been taking the time to clip, save, and drop off labels in the narthex and the Christian Early Learning Center! So far, we have banked 2,500 points, and there are MANY more labels to count and send in! We are well on our way to reaching our goal of 5,000 points. On a more disappointing note, the Labels for Education® program will be coming to a close. Campbell has shared that due to declined interest in the program, it will be winding down at the conclusion of this school year. Schools have until the summer to turn in labels and earn points. SO, please continue to clip, save, and drop off labels! I will collect until the last day of preschool, May 20th. I will do a final submission of labels at the end of May, which is double points month! Please fill the box before May 20th. Thank you for your support! Jenn Maryniak
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS April 3 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Acolyte Luke Reichard Nate Hovan
A. Min. Needed Don Stauffer
Lector Girl Scouts Girl Scouts
Com. Asst. need 3 Gayle Stauffer, need 2
Greeters Girl Scouts Girl Scouts
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Mary Ann Seitz, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread Phyllis Miller
Flowers Sue Dombach
Nursery Melanie Minnich, Linda Reynolds Jen Maryniak, Kate Martin
Lights/Snd. Robert Wiegand Daniel Spadaro
Ushers Girl Scouts Girl Scouts