THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR SEPTEMBER will be to support St. Luke’s Community Lunches in Lititz. Each week St. Luke provides a free lunch to anyone in the community who would like to attend. This outreach takes place in their church where they do not even have a stove or oven. They are trying to raise funds to purchase an oven. Thank you for your support of this wonderful ministry.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Jim & Anne Millhouse to the glory of God and in honor of their 37th wedding anniversary.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Com. Bread Kelly Perkins
A. Min. Wayne Gongaware Flowers Jim & Anne Millhouse
Lector Kurt Brown Nursery Steve & Signe Fink
Com. Asst. Tom Reinfried, Sally Hall, Jim Millhouse
Lgts/snd Jim Shreiner
Greeters Dave & Marty Althouse
Ushers Nancy Weiss’s Team 21
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Michelle Mumma
BETH MOORE STUDY for women “Children of the Day” will be hosted here on Monday evenings from Sept. 14th through Nov. 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the choir room. This is a nine week in depth study of the books 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and will be led by Phyllis Frankhouser. The study includes a weekly video presentation, group discussion and workbook study on your own. You need not attend every session to be a part of the group. The cost is $16 per person. To register, call the church office by September 10th.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place at Zion Lutheran, Manheim on Sat. Sept. 12, starting at 7AM. All men are invited to attend this event.
WOMEN OF THE ELCA’S annual Fall Guild Meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 12th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the social hall. All women of the church are invited. The speaker is Tricia Nabors, director of “New Beginnings”. Following the program the annual Service of Remembrance will be held honoring the women of St. Paul who entered the Church Triumphant this past year. A potluck lunch will cap off the morning. Please bring a favorite luncheon dish to share. Beverages and place settings will be provided. Food donations for the Warwick Community Chest will be collected. You may sign up in the sign-up book in the narthex.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on September 16, at 11:30 at Javáteas located at 1 Dutchland Avenue, Ephrata. From Salads, Sandwiches and Italian ice, along with specialty coffees and teas, there is definitely something you will just love! All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! Come share in the fun. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
NEEDED: Sheets & cotton material for blanket making. Please place in plastic container in the narthex.
MEAL SERVING: Our congregation has partnered with Zion Leola to serve community dinners in Lancaster. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed to serve at REDEEMER Lutheran on Thurs. Sept. 17th and Grace Lutheran on Wed., Sept. 30th for: Set Up (1 person) 3:00-5:00pm AND Serving/Clean-up (5 people) 5:15-7:00pm If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the kiosk or see Barb Paynter.
TECH HELP NEEDED - We are looking for someone who would be willing to create the electronic announcements each week that are displayed in the narthex. If interested, please see Barb Paynter.
ST. PAUL CRAFT SHOW (Nov. 13 & 14) applications are available on the kiosk. If you are returning from last year, please get your application filled out and turned in to the church office with payment by September 15th to assure your reservation. We have a couple of available spaces, but they may go fast!
MISSING…..We are searching for a volunteer to help teach the 2nd & 3rd grade Sunday School class. It is a team teaching opportunity, therefore you work out your own schedule. Please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-4709. Thank you.
QUILT & KIT SHIPPING FUND: During September, we will be collecting to help pay for shipping costs of quilts & kits to be distributed to people in need by Lutheran World Relief. Envelopes are in the narthex. Please make checks payable to St. Paul Women of the ELCA. Thank you for supporting this project.
PERSONAL CARE KITS will be collected during September, blessed in church on October 4th, then packed and sent to Lutheran World Relief. A list of items to include in a kit is posted on the Women of the ELCA bulletin board in the narthex. Please take a list, follow the steps to make a kit and put the finished kit in the container in the narthex marked "Personal Care Kits." Thank you for your generous help with this project.
COMMUNITY CHEST FOOD DRIVE: Following today's service, bags will be given out along with a list of "needed items". Please fill your bag and bring it to the worship service next Sunday, September 13. These items will be collected during the hymn of the day to be blessed and given to the LWCC.
LWR SCHOOL KITS - During our VBS program this summer, we collected supplies to make 36 school kits for children around the world. Join us on Sunday, September 13 as part of God's Work, Our Hands Sunday following the 10:45 service to assemble the kits in the social hall. Children & adults are welcome!
GETTYSBURG TRIP: DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS SEPT. 13. $45 /person. Give cash or check to Gayle Stauffer. Make checks payable to LCO.
WINE CLUB will be held Friday, Sept. 25, 7:00 PM at Dawne Mellinger's. Sign up in the Small Group Book.
THE LSS WOMEN'S Organization Annual Camp Hebron Fall Retreat will be held Oct.30-Nov. 1. The Rev. Carol Bowman will be presenting the retreat theme: "Climbing the Sycamore Tree-A study in Choice and Simplicity”. Attendees can join for the entire weekend or just for a day. Camp Hebron, located north of Harrisburg, offers a beautiful respite during autumn. Forms for registration are on the WELCA kiosk, and is required to be postmarked by September 12th. For more information call Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200.
IF ANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MEMBERS will be parking in our parking lot during the school year, please come into the office and provide vehicle info and pick up a permit.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Sept 13 at 8 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Nate Hovan
A. Min. Don Stauffer Doug Minnich
Lector Nancy Weiss Marsha Campbell
Com. Asst. Gayle Stauffer, Mary Ann Seitz, Greta Weiler Kathy Ross, need 2
Greeters Reba Oberlin, Mallory Weiss Don & Gayle Stauffer
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, John & Linda Bell and Cindy Wingenroth
Com. Bread Ruth Deemer
Flowers Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser
Nursery Melanie Minnich, Troxells Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Lights/Snd. Robert Wiegand John Bell
Ushers Tom Reinfried’s Team 5 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14