THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR OCTOBER will be given to Lutheran World Relief to help cover the shipping costs associated with sending collected items - blankets, quilts, personal care and school kits - to people in need. Thank you for your support of this important worldwide outreach. Do you have an idea for a mission or outreach project that could use some financial support? Submit your request to have a project designated as the recipient for a future month of the Christian Service Box. Forms are available at the church office. Questions? Contact Cindy Wingenroth at 627-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Jenny Bitzer to the glory of God.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: Don Shaub October 25: Steve Shaub
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
Oct. 22: Driver—Jane Brye; Distributors—Jim & Anne Millhouse, Nancy Weiss Oct. 29: Driver—Mearigs; Distributors—Jen Maryniak, Mary Ann Seitz
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS 8 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Kendall Eby
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer Jane Brye
Lector Sue Fry Jim Hovan
Com. Asst. Joyce Groff, need 2 Jenny Bitzer, need 2
Greeters Jon & Melissa Lamb, Pat Lamb Jim & Donna Graybill
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, John/Linda Bell, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Jenny Bitzer
Nursery Dave & Marty Althouse Samanta Smith, Jen Ziegler
Lights/Snd. Mike Herr John Bell
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
NEEDED: Sheets & cotton material for blanket making. Please place in container in the narthex.
2015 ENDOWMENT FUND REQUESTS: The opportunity to request Endowment Funds is open until Sunday October 25th. The Endowment Fund Request Forms can be found online at this link http://www.stpaullititz.net/endowment.html or if you prefer, there are forms outside the church office. Please return all Fund Requests to the Church Office by Sunday October 25th.
SIMPLY GIVING is an easy and convenient way to make donations to St. Paul. Simply Giving is an automatic checking account deduction plan that transfers your designated contribution directly to the church. You no longer have to complete an offering envelope; the church receives your offering every week; and saves the cost of purchasing envelopes. You can easily set up your contribution by using the St. Paul website (stpaullititz.net). More information is on the narthex television and instruction brochures are also available in the narthex. Direct questions to John Bell at 669-9560.
TRANSPORTATION: We no longer have use of a bus, and are in need of a few people who would be willing to provide transportation for our members from Luther Acres (and Lititz homes) to church. If anyone is able to help, please contact Kelly Perkins at 271-6961.
NEW MEMBERS WILL BE RECEIVED on November 22nd, Christ the King Sunday. Persons/families interested in joining St. Paul, please contact Pastor Straw for more information.
POSITION AVAILABLE: We are currently recruiting for the Director of Family & Outreach Ministries. This part-time position will develop and implement programs to support and grow the social ministries for the church. If interested please contact Susan Faulkner (add your email or phone #) in the church office for an application and a copy of the job description. If you have further questions please contact Carolyn Masey at email@example.com.
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on October 21, at Zig’s Bakery & Café located at 800 E Newport Road, Lititz. The food and baked goods are delicious. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
ST. PAUL SENIORS GROUP will meet on Wednesday, October 28th at 1 p.m. in the lounge. We will reminisce about the season from Octoberfest to All Saint’s Day. You may feel free to dress up or wear a disguise to get a prize! Please bring a snack to share, such as pretzels, spice cookies, pumpkin or apple items. Beverages (apple cider, root beer) will be provided. Please sign up!
JOY TO THE WORLD! Seniors of St. Paul. The annual Senior Christmas Dinner will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 12 noon in the Social Hall. A delicious dinner will be served with all of the trimmings. Light entertainment will be held following the dinner. All of those who are 65+ along with spouse or significant other are invited to attend. Look for the sign-up sheet in the narthex activity book beginning Sunday, November 1. If you are unable to get to church to sign up call the church office (626-4709) or Mary Ann Seitz ( 626-9368 ). Need a ride? Just indicate on the sign-up sheet and we will help. St. Paul WELCA is the sponsor of this long running tradition.
DID YOU JUST FINISH READING the Senior Christmas Dinner announcement? Did you think to yourself that you would like to help? We can always use volunteers. People to cook, serve, set-up and clean-up are needed. Please consider becoming a part of this event. Those who have helped over the years will tell you that it is fun, fulfilling, and part of the Advent tradition of preparing for Christ’s birth. Please call (626-9368) or sign up on the volunteer sheet found in the activity book in the narthex. You will be glad that you did.
ATTENTION SEWERS: Patches and instructions to sew blanket tops are in a plastic container in the narthex. If you can help St. Paul get off to a start for next year's Ingathering, it will be gratefully appreciated by St. Paul blanket makers.
MEN”S BIBLE STUDY and Breakfast will be held on Nov. 7th starting at 7AM at Brickerville United Lutheran. All men are invited to attend, any questions please contact Jim Millhouse.
SEE A MOVIE—HELP A MISSIONARY FAMILY! Star Wars Episode VII-- a private showing at Penn Cinema, Lititz on December 19th at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 each. Checks should be made out to: Lower Susquehanna Synod. In the memo please indicate Hammer Family Mission Trip. You can mail that directly to Angie Hammer at 6497 Lemon St. East Petersburg, PA 17520. After I receive that I will send you a confirmation email. You will not get tickets but will be placed on a list and you will check in outside of the theater. 100% of ticket sales from this showing will benefit the Hammer family’s year-long accompaniment mission in the Konde Diocese. Angie Hammer will be our guest speaker for Mission Awareness Sunday in January 2016. You may contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU to all who contributed to the collection last week for the Hollinger’s church in California! We will be sending $946! The funds will go to help support the evacuees and the firefighters in Murphy, CA which has been severely impacted by the recent forest fires. The church has been providing meals and other assistance.
REMINDER: The Building Improvement Fund and the Capital Campaign are two separate funds. The Building improvement Fund is for ongoing maintenance of our building, and the Capital Campaign is our three-year commitment for future (Social Hall, Phase 1) renovations.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS October 25 at 8 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Melissa Lamb Amelia Fair
A. Min. Jane Brye Nancy Miller Lector Kevin Martzall Jed Kensinger
Com. Asst. need 3 need 3
Greeters Joe & Sandy Doster Tom & Sandy McCormick
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Cindy Wingenroth, Bethany & Audrey Hovan
Com. Bread Sally Hall
Flowers Steve & Chris Troutman
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Lights/Snd. Tom Reinfried Don Campbell
Ushers John Troutman’s Team 17 Steve Shaub’s Team 4
All Saints' 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 a loved one on Nov. 1st 2015. Please complete the form below and place your contribution in the offering plate, or return to the church office no later than Sunday, October 25, 2015. Checks should be made payable to “St. Paul Lutheran Church Endowment Fund”. A list of contributors (name only) to the fund will be printed in the bulletin on All Saint’s Sunday, November 1st, unless anonymity is requested.
(Please Print Clearly)
Amount enclosed _________________
Given to the Glory of God in Honor
Given to the Glory of God in Memory
Given by:___________________________________________ _____________