THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for May is Friends of Luther Acres to support the 2014 Project of Music and Memory.
GOD BLESS OUR CONFIRMAND, Allison Erin Wyand, who will affirm her baptism today at 10:45 a.m., as Christ’s disciple here at St. Paul!
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30a.m.
Today “Jesus’ Mission on Earth” Don Shaub
May 18 “Jesus’ Teaching on the Law” Nancy Weiss
Worship Assistants, Today 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tami Ruckel Emily Paynter
A. Min. Jane Brye Jim Millhouse
Lector Jayne Gable Lee Anne Wagaman
Com. Asst. Reba Oberlin, Need 2 Need 3
Greeters Ed & Greta Weiler Don & Deana Wyand
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Deb Herr, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Jayne Gable
Flowers Dick & Judy Mearig
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb Jeff Eby, Margot Kusienski
Bus Driver Pat Lamb
Lights/Sound Tom Reinfried Don Campbell
Ushers John Steffy’s Team 13 Randy Scheaffer’s Team 8
LCO SINGLES/CROSSFIRE TRIP TO JIM THORPE: June 28th & 29th, White Water Rafting: We will leave St. Paul at 8 a.m. for those wanting to car pool. Big Water departs at 10:20 a.m., $49.95; Calm Water departs at 1 p.m., $30. Wet suit rental is available. Camping is also available for under $20, Biking is also an option for $27. Call Kathy Ross at 468-7582 for more info or sign up in the Sign-up book by May 18th.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on May 21, at 11:30 at Katie’s Grill located in Luther Acres at 600 E. Main St. in Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us and we hope that we can have many, many of the Luther Acres residents join us! We are so excited to share in your lovely café. I personally know that the food there is delicious! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
AFTER A PRODUCTIVE CRAFT NIGHT, patches for sewing blanket tops are in the narthex. Sewing instructions are included and completed tops can be returned to the same plastic tub.
RUTH CIRCLE will meet at St. Paul on Sunday May 18th at 9:15 a.m. in the library.
2013 ANNUAL REPORT - can be found on our website or you can pick up a copy today in the Narthex. We encourage all congregation members to read it as it gives a wonderful summary of how our mission is being put into action through worship, music, outreach, educational, and fellowship activities.
ST. PAUL ARTISANS will meet on May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall (before the Senior Shepherds start crafting) to discuss plans for the craft show.
BUS DRIVERS NEEDED: if you are able to help out with driving, approximately every 6 weeks on a Sunday morning or even as a substitute, please contact Don Shaub at 625-3559. No special license is required.
EPHRATA CLOISTER CHORUS: As part of the St. Paul Concert Series, the Ephrata Cloister Chorus will perform here on Sunday, May 18 at 3pm. The suggested donation is $10. The Chorus was formed in 1959 by Dr. Russell Getz. Today's group is a dedicated group of volunteers which bring to life the music of the Ephrata Cloister as a special educational program of the Ephrata Cloister Associates. Wearing white robes patterned after those worn by the Brothers and Sisters of Ephrata in the mid-eighteenth century, the modern Chorus performs at the historic site and throughout the area. Besides touring the east coast, the Chorus has also performed in Europe on several occasions. In addition to work from Ephrata's past, the group performs compositions from other early American communities including works from the Shakers, Moravians, Harmonists, the Kelpius Community, the First New England School, and African American spirituals. Also included in the repertoire are major classical works.
BRING YOUR TROWELS and join St. Paul's Garden Group this Tuesday evening, May 13 at 6:30pm (weather permitting) to plant some annuals in a few of the ten gardens at the front of our church. This could be a great family service project — all ages can help! We'll work for one hour. A sprinkling can, or two, would also be invaluable (and LOTS of fun). Consider adopting one of the remaining gardens so you can water, weed and deadhead at your own convenience. Or become a "Rover," helping any Tuesday evening (6:30pm-7:30pm) or any Saturday morning (11am-noon), at the direction of an enthusiastic boss. Sign up for your choice on the narthex kiosk, so you will receive notifications. Or call Marsha Campbell 626-8078 with questions.
"WEIRD ANIMALS" VBS REGISTRATIONS are on the display table in the narthex. It is strongly suggested that if you plan to attend the program at Salem Kissel Hill, you preregister as soon as possible. Registration deadline is the end of May. All of the details for the VBS program are at the registration table. Take the white sheet with you and leave the pink sheet in the basket. Thanks.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY booklets are available in the lounge for the summer session. If you would like to continue your study over the summer at home, please feel free to pick one up at your convenience.
ST. PAUL CELC is holding Summer Fun Camps for preschool and kindergarten children. The camps will run Monday through Friday from 9am - 11:30am. Our summer camps are packed full of hands on activities to make learning fun! Contact Judy at 627-0900 or email@example.com.
We would like to recognize our graduates on June 8th at the outdoor service on Youth Sunday. If you know of a member who is graduating from high school, college, trade school, etc., please notify the office!
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS May 18: 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Alexis Kellogg
A. Min. Tami Ruckel NEEDED
Lector Joyce Groff Tammy Jo Stetler
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, Need 2 Need 3
Greeters Mike & Robin Griffith Jeff & Deb High
Altar Guild Carol Miller, Tami Ruckel, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread NEEDED
Flowers Karl & Nancy Usner
Nursery Melanie Minnich, Chris Runkle Deb & Caitlyn Rothermel
Bus Driver John Bell
Lights/Sound Mike Steffy George Nickel
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
FRIENDS OF LUTHER ACRES 2014 PROJECT
Music and Memory--Help us raise $8,000 to provide meaningful music therapy for our Memory Support Residents.
*Mini-Grand Piano *CD Player/Recorder/Burner
*Rhythm and Voice Module *Transportation Dolly
Music is the universal language. For memory support residents, music can make a big difference in their lives. Music, songs and hymns evoke memories of families, special events and happy moments. Start to play music and words to the music will bubble up from residents, smiles will break out and toes will start tapping! One can look into a resident’s eyes when music is playing and see they have travelled back in time to when someone was holding them in their arms, dancing to a favorite tune. Music is a vital tool for creating a happy and nurturing environment for memory support residents.
Mother’s Day Gifts to Endowment from…..
Donald L. Shaub given to the glory of God, and in member of Constance M. Shaub
R. William & Ruth Spacht given to the glory of God, and in memory of Margarete L. Spacht
Betty Sheaffer given to the glory of God, and in memory of Nan W. Long and Dora W. Sheaffer
Sev & Pat Yerger given to the glory of God and in memory of Pat Warner and Anna Yerger
Pat Lamb given to the glory of God and in memory of Mae Lamb, and Bette Moore
Mary Lamoreux given to the glory of God and in memory of Nellie Tretheway (mother) and Mary Davis (grandmother)
Kathy Ross given to the glory of God and in honor of all the mothers in our lives
Mr. & Mrs. Hans Sagemuehl to the glory of God and in memory of their mothers