ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST IS TODAY! The youth attending the LutheranHands Mission Trip to Nashville this summer are sponsoring their pancake breakfast from 7 am. - 10:30 am. in the social hall. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $2 for ages 4-10 yrs. and under 4 yrs. - free. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
FAIR TRADE COFFEES and chocolates are here! We will be selling them again this year in the narthex the first three weeks in April. Any profits will be donated to Lutheran charities.
WORLD HUNGER: Donations will be collected TODAY. Checks may be made out to “St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church” with the memo “ELCA World Hunger”. Place checks in the offering.
PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ST. PAUL: 8 x 10 prints are due at the church office by April 18th.
EASTER EGG HUNT - The Jr. And Sr. High youth will be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt for all children ages 2 yrs. - 6th grade next Saturday, April 23 at the church. Age groups will be divided and given an egg hunt and other activities starting at 10 am. We will meet in the social hall - rain or shine. Join us for the fun!
IN HONOR OF Lynn Bitzer and his ongoing battle with leukemia, I am training for and participating in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, a 26.2 mile run, on May 15, 2011 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). I have teamed up with Thrivent Financial to raise money for LLS. For every $3 we raise, Thrivent adds $1. How about you? Can you provide some financial support on Lynn’s behalf to help find a cure for this dreaded disease that strikes about 20,000 people per year? Please make your checks payable to “Thrivent Financial for Lutherans” and include “Steve Shaub/LLS” on the memo line. Just drop your check in the offering plate and together we’ll find a cure for blood cancers!!
PRAYER SHAWL COLLECTION: St. Paul Women of the ELCA plan to collect, label and send shawls donated between now and the end of May, to the Eighth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA in Spokane, Washington. The shawls will be given to ministries in the host synod—the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod. Forms that give specific details are available in the narthex at the Women of the ELCA kiosk or you can call Nancy Weiss at 626-0994. (This collection is in addition to, not in place of, the St. Paul Prayer Shawl Ministry.)
THE 125TH WORSHIP celebration will be held on May 1 at 10 a.m. We will have worship, followed by dinner catered by Sei Catering. Choices are chicken cordon bleu, roast pork, potato filling, buttered corn, green beans, fresh fruit salad, assorted desserts, beverages cost is $18 for adults and $8 for children between 4 and 10. Tickets will be on sale in the narthex until Sun., Apr., 17 and in the office until Apr., 20. Commemorative plates by Steve DePerrot will be available for order and view in the Narthex at the ticket table.
TOOTH BRUSHES NEEDED: The North Lancaster Conference of the Lower Susquehanna Synod is collecting toothbrushes for making health kits at the Synod Assembly. They have to be individually wrapped adult toothbrushes. The conference goal is 300. A box has been placed on the information table in the Narthex. Thanks!