LCO SINGLES - will meet on April 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church social hall to view "Not a Fan" a short film and have a discussion about being followers of Christ as single adults. Pizza and beverages will be available for a $3 donation for anyone who is interested. For more information contact Kathy at 468-7582.
BLOOD DONORS ages 16 (with parent’s consent) to 70, are needed for a BLOOD DRIVE that will be held in our social hall on Thursday, April 12 from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A sign up sheet is located on the kiosk in the narthex. Join us in this importantlife-savingoutreach to others, scheduled as a convenience to our members and other donors in the Lititz area. If you have any questions about your eligibility as a blood donor, or to sign up for a donation time convenient for you, call the blood bank at 544-0170. Be sure to report any medications you take or have taken recently (even aspirin or Tylenol), any recent illnesses, or any shots or needle sticks, including ear piercing, in the past year. We hope to have 40 or more donors signed up for this event.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST - will be held at Brickerville United Lutheran Church at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Come enjoy a good breakfast, Bible study, and lively discussion. We will wrap up by 9 a.m.
EASTER EGG HUNT – will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in the social hall (rain or shine). All ages preschool – 6th grade are invited to join us for fun egg hunts, prizes, crafts and more!
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Join us today from 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall for a pancake breakfast sponsored by the youth and adults attending the New Orleans Gathering. Donations will be accepted and matching funds will be provided by Thrivent.
WINE 102 - St. Paul’s wine clubs will be sponsoring a wine tasting and food pairing on
Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall. Under the expertise of Joe Doster, we will be tasting wine and listening to tips about choosing the right wines for you. It is a fun-filled evening of great fellowship and stories! Everyone (over 21 that is) is welcome. Cost: $10 per person. Sign up in the small group notebook.
BLANKET MAKING – Join us for our Saturday morning sessions of blanket making. We will meet on April 14 and May 12 in the social hall from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
CELC RECOGNITION SUNDAY - Join us on Sunday, April 22 at the 10:45 service as we honor the directors, teachers, and staff for their dedication to the children in our Child Care Center and Preschool and recognize their achievement of obtaining the highest level of accreditation attainable for our school. We will be inviting all of the children and their families to worship with us this morning.
THANK YOU NOTES: Do you know of someone who has done something special to share the love of God with others at St. Paul or the greater community? Is there someone in the church that you would like to thank? If so, please email the details to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note in the church office or offering. We will include your thank you note in the next Epistle!
CHURCH COUNCIL - has 2 open Council positions beginning in July. Each position is a 3 year term. The main responsibilities include: to lead the congregation in stating its mission, to do long-range planning, to set goals and priorities, to evaluate its activities in light of its mission and goals, to seek to involve all members of this congregation in worship, learning, witness, service and support, to oversee and provide for the administration of this congregation to enable it to fulfill its functions and perform its mission, to maintain supportive relationships with the pastor and staff and help them achieve the fulfillment of their calling, to promote a climate of peace and goodwill and mutual understanding, and to regularly attend the monthly Church Council meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, attend an annual Council retreat, and volunteer to assist on sub-committees as deemed necessary. If you are interested in being a member of Church Council or to get more information, please contact Barb Paynter or Joe Doster.
THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE - is seeking 2 – 3 new members at this time. The length of the terms are three years in which the committee person will become familiar with the duties of advertising, interviewing and hiring staff positions for St. Paul as well as any personnel or policy issues that may arise. The Pastor is responsible for the actual evaluation of the staff as he is their immediate supervisor, but the Personnel Committee has input into the process and the final outcome. Raises and wages are not set by the Personnel Committee but may make recommendations to the Finance Committee and/or Council. The Personnel Committee is also responsible for the policies and procedures that affect the staff at St. Paul. We work closely with the Christian Early Learning Center to assure the safety of their staff and children as well as that of St. Paul’s. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Nancy Miller.
***PLEASE NOTE that there is a misprint in the April Epistle---the flowers and bread were repeated from March by mistake. Please check the sign-up book for correct info! We have open dates for bread coming up!