THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for October is to support the youth who will be going to Detroit for the ELCA Youth Gathering in July 2015. Thank you for your contributions to this ministry.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are presented by Donald & Jean Steffy to the glory of God and memory of their parent, Mr. and Mrs Leroy E. Steffy & Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Sturgis.
FYI: Each week when the bulletin is printed, we post all of the announcements on the website under the Member Info Tab. The worship assistants are also listed with the announcements.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE READING THE BULLETIN we can email you a copy each week for you to print in the size font that suits you, or you can view it on your tablet or electronic device. Just email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POWER PACKS PROJECT Volunteers:
Oct. 30: Driver - Don Shaub; Distributors - Tom & Sandy Wingenroth, Reba Oberlin, Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Nov. 6: Driver - Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser; Distributors - Dawne Mellinger & Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser
8:00 Processional Participants:
Crucifer Dan Spadaro
Bible bearer Mallory Weiss
Torch bearer Josie Colantoni
Torch bearer Ben Hipple
Banner bearer Tom Reinfried
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Amelia Fair
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Nancy Miller
Lector Kevin Martzall Gary Hanna
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED Kathy Ross, Gail Benner, Jim Millhouse
Greeters Joe & Sandy Doster Jim & Louise Shreiner
Altar Guild Tami Ruckel, Debbie Herr, Cindy Wingenroth
Com. Bread Sally Hall
Flowers Don & Jean Steffy
Nursery Corey & Karen Troxel Judy Rusnock
Bus Driver Don Shaub
Lgts/Snd Ed Weiler Jim Shreiner
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Jeff Eby’s Team 6
THE ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE will be accepting requests from the congregation, committee chairs and church council for funds from the annual distribution from the Endowment Fund. There is a form available on the church website, www.stpaullititz.net. It is under “member information-endowment”. All requests must be in the church office by TODAY. For additional information, contact Troy Wingenroth, Endowment Chairperson, 627-2111.
WE ARE DOING ANOTHER Advent devotional booklet this year. Please look for the informational sheets and the sign-up sheet in the "Small group" notebook on the kiosk. Any questions, please contact Jim Millhouse. This is our congregational devotional booklet so please sign up, only 21 spaces are available. Sign up early so you do not miss out on this great opportunity.
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will meet extra time this month. We have a lot of toys to work on. If you’re able to come on Monday Oct. 27th from 1-3 p.m. we can use the extra hands!
PUMPKIN CARVING & LUNCH: Today the Families in Faith class is hosting a family lunch and pumpkin carving. Please join us at noon in the social hall. Everyone is invited. Questions? See Barb Paynter.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Brickerville United Lutheran Church starting at 7 a.m. All men are invited, questions please contact Jim Millhouse.
EMAIL ADDRESSES: We want to keep our files current so we are asking that you please let us know if your email address has changed or if you would like your email address to be added so that you receive emails that we periodically send out to the congregation. Thank you!
CALLING ALL BAKERS: Cakes and Cookies and Pies, Oh My! Anyone interested in donating baked goods for the food concession at the craft show? We would love to have them. If so, please bring them to the church during the day on Thursday, Nov. 13 or Friday, Nov. 14. If you could package them the way you would want them sold, that would great. We will price everything here. Thanks to everyone in advance. The money made at the craft fair concessions will benefit the youth going to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit next summer.
FAMILY ADVENT FESTIVAL HELP NEEDED: We are looking for help in planning and running our Family Advent Festival. The families who attended our festival last year LOVED that many of our Seniors took the time to plan and run this for their children! They have expressed a hope that you will do this again! If this is something you would like to participate in, please plan to attend the planning meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 10am in the lounge. If you would like to help, but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Barb Paynter at 626-4709. Any help is greatly appreciated!
ST. PAUL WOMEN OF THE ELCA will be holding the annual Thankoffering Service on Sunday, November 16th at both services. The guest speaker is Charlene Walker-Horton, past member of the church-wide Board of Women of the ELCA. The theme of the service is "Of Many Generations". A special offering will be taken for Women of the ELCA. To date Women of the ELCA has delivered more than $3.1 million is grants to domestic and international organizations, and more than $630,000 in scholarships to Lutheran women.
LANCASTER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK DAY: Are you interested in volunteering at the Lancaster Habitat Work Site on November 22 8am-4pm? Please sign up on the kiosk or see Barb Paynter or Wayne Gongaware. Volunteers must be age 16 or older. We will email you the registration materials to fill out and bring with you.
KANGA LUTHERAN CHURCH: New photos e-mailed from Kanga Lutheran Church are on display on the bulletin board next to the Nave and show the results of the St. Paul Congregation’s support. Because of your contributions, HIV orphans are attending a new pre-school and were given toys made by the Senior Shepherds; a new corn grinding machine is providing $8 to $10 daily income to help pay the congregation’s operating costs; a new sewing machine purchased with funds from WELCA will help to pay for the pre-school costs; and the congregation’s cycle that was damaged in an accident was repaired and is now used as one of their main means of transportation. Be sure to read the letter from Rev. Elias, the Kanga pastor, in the November Epistle.
LUTHER ACRES RAFFLE TICKETS will be sold between services on Sunday, November 9th. There are 4 prizes that have been donated, 2 of which were made by St. Paul members. Photos of the prizes will be here that day. The tickets are $1 apiece, or 6 for $5.
TAI CHI CLASSES: Kathy Ross will be leading on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the narthex starting Nov. 5th. Tai Chi is a martial art yet it is also similar to Qigong that allows healing in the body at minimum body awareness and tools for better balance, movement in all limbs creating better living for those with arthritis. For more information email Kathy at email@example.com
Nov. 2 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Emily Paynter
A. Min. Mary Ann Seitz Jane Brye
Lector Joyce Groff Cynthia Kensinger
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED Kathy Ross, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Russ & Evelyn Shreiber Mike & Deborah Andrews
Altar Guild Carol Miller, Michelle Mumma, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Jayne Gable
Flowers Bob & Margaret Reich
Nursery Signe Fink, Melanie Minnich Tammy Jo & Jenna Stetler
Bus Driver Jayne Gable
Lgts/Snd Robert Wiegand John Bell
Ushers John Troutman’s Team 17 Randy Sheaffer’s Team 8
Annual CRAFT fair
ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
200 W ORANGE ST LITITZ
FRIDAY NOV 14 6 - 8 PM
SATURDAY NOV 15 8 AM – 1 PM
FREE DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS (Must be present to win)
FRIDAY 7 & 8 PM SATURDAY 9, 10, 11 AM, & NOON
Food available benefits St Paul Youth Group
Something for everyone and every budget!