TODAY OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS WITH ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 A.M.
AND NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR MAY will be to support the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem. This hospital needs assistance to ensure that the treatment of West Bank and Gaza patients is not interrupted. The Palestinian Authority is unable to pay the patient fees. The financial situation has been exacerbated by the Israeli government’s recent decision to freeze $127 million in tax revenues as well as by the possibility of new US Congressional restrictions on American assistance to the Palestinian Authority due to the PA’s plan to join the International Criminal Court. This plea came from the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls Team. Augusta Victoria Hospital is a program of the Lutheran World Federated Dept. for World Service in Jerusalem. The hospital in moving towards becoming a specialized center in medical excellence.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Karl & Nancy Usner’s children to the glory of God and in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Luke Reichard
A. Min. Nancy Miller
Lector Tami Ruckel
Com. Asst. Kathy Ross, Jim Millhouse, Anne Millhouse
Greeters Mike & Kathy Steffy
Altar Guild John/Linda Bell, Donna Graybill
Com. Bread Jayne Gable
Flowers Karl & Nancy Usner’s children
Nursery Corey & Karen Troxell
Bus Driver Don Shaub
Lgts/Snd John Bell
Ushers Ken Keeners’s Team 7
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
May 28: Driver-Jenny Bitzer, Distributors-Jenny Bitzer, Mary Ann Seitz, Barb Paynter
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will not be meeting on Monday afternoons in May. We will still meet on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly evening meetings.
PASTOR GABLE’S CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY will take place on Sunday, May 31 following the 9:30am service. We are collecting donations for his retirement gift, and they can be sent to the church office with your donation marked for Pastor’s Retirement, or put in the collection plate or Mutual Min. mailbox # 15. If you forgot to sign up to attend, call the church office ASAP.
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!
BLANKET MAKING: There are pieces to sew blanket tops in a container in the narthex. The instructions about sewing and returning the blanket top are attached to the pieces. Our blankets are in desperate need, so if you can sew just one top, it will be greatly appreciated!
THE WELCA BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, June 4th at 7 p.m. to discuss Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Anyone who wishes is welcome to join the discussion.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place here at St. Paul on June 13th starting at 7a.m. All men are invited to attend. Also we will need help with setting up tables and chairs plus some people to provide food. Joe Doster will be the contact person for this event.
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.
POWER PACKS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION: This school year, St. Paul partnered with Power Packs and fed an average of 16 families which equaled over 60 children & adults each week. It was an amazingly rewarding outreach program that could only be possible with the help of our volunteers! In appreciation, all of our Power Packs volunteers are invited to a Thank You Dessert Social at Barb Paynter’s house (351 Balmer Rd., Lititz) on Thursday, June 4 at 1:00pm. This was quite a large endeavor we took on this year and your dedication was much appreciated. Please bring your lawn chair if the weather is nice.
LIFE STORY WRITERS: will meet this Tuesday, May 26 at 1:00 in the lounge. Join us as we write and share our memoirs. No prior writing experience is needed – just a desire to on the 4th Tuesday of each month and bring a notebook and pencil.
ELCA EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR NEPAL: A second earthquake struck Nepal on May 12, causing additional fatalities, injuries, and damage to areas just beginning recovery from the powerful earthquake that struck the country on April 25. The LWR warehouse in Dubai is now completely emptied and needs to be restocked. A request was made that any congregations that have quilts, baby kits, or personal care kits ready to please send them immediately. Today during the Hymn of the day, we will be taking a special collection that WELCA & the Mission Committee will use to purchase the items needed for personal care kits. These kits will be assembled and taken to New Windsor along with the 40 quilts our quilting ladies have already made. Thank you for your support of this immediate need.
SENIORS GROUP: Join us on Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00pm in the choir room. Bob Singer will be coming to share his knowledge and expertise on bees! All are welcome and encouraged to come for an informational presentation in the company of good friends!
"CATCH the BUZZ" is the theme for this year's VBS. Every Thursday in July we will meet from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch & a session of a story, game and craft. We need your help. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. We are looking for a storyteller, craft leader and game leader for each of the 5 Thursdays. You only need to help if you plan to be here that day, no need to commit to all of the Thursdays Please sign up to help by June 7th. Questions? Contact Lori Nikoloff or Barb Paynter. Thank you.
LUTHER ACRES STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Luther Acres Campus. $4 for strawberries, shortcake and ice cream. $3 for hot dog, chips and a drink.
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on June 17, at 11:30 at General Sutter located at 14 E Main St, 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.
During the weeks of June 21 & 28, we will be participating in the Lititz Project. The purpose of the Lititz Project is to complete home improvement projects within our own community for those who are unable to complete them for themselves & share God’s Love.
There are three families we will be helping this year. We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
House # 1 – Replace fence posts
House # 2 – Yardwork: mulching, trimming, raking leaves, removing shrubs
House # 3 – Trimming of trees, repair of porch trim, painting
If you are interested in helping, please complete the bottom of this form and return it to Barb Paynter (via the offering plate or church office) by June 7. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Paynter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for using your time and talents to share God’s love with those in our community!
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Name(s) ______________________________________ Phone/Email_______________
I would be interested in helping with the following project(s):
_____ House # 1 – Replace fence posts
_____ House # 2 – Yardwork: mulching, trimming, raking leaves, removing shrubs
_____ House # 3 – Trimming of trees, repair of porch trim, painting
** I would be willing to be a “Project Manager” and to help coordinate the work for house #_______
My availability from June 21–July 4 is: (Write in your available time(s) for each day. Ex: 9-11am)
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS May 31 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Sarah Charles
A. Min. Tami Ruckel
Lector Barb Weaver
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, need 3
Greeters Jim & Bethany Hovan
Altar Guild Reba Oberlin, Cindy Wingenroth
Com. Bread Jayne Gable
Flowers Sue Dombach
Nursery Kathy Bonadio, Samanta Smith
Lgts/Snd Jim Shreiner
Ushers Craig Wagaman’s Team12