THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR APRIL will be to support the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed Jenny Bitzer and Michelle Mumma to the glory of God and in loving memory of Lynn Bitzer.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: Tom Herrmann
May 3: Don Shaub
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
Apr. 30: Driver-Don Stauffer, Distributors-Don & Gayle Stauffer, LaRue Ketner May 7 : Driver-Sev Yerger, Distributors-Dave & Sandy Bingaman, Bettielee Loemker
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard NEEDED
A. Min. Don Stauffer Nancy Miller
Lector Jenny Bitzer Lee Ann Wagaman
Com. Asst. Gayle Stauffer, Jenny Bitzer, 1 NEEDED Gail Benner, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Sev & Pat Yerger Melvin & Peg Herr
Altar Guild Barb Weaver, Michelle Mumma, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Jayne Gable
Flowers Jenny Bitzer & Michelle Mumma
Nursery Rob & Mindy Guillory John, Tracy, Kallie Cardenas
Bus Driver Don Shaub
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried Don Campbell
Ushers John Steffy’s Team 13 Jeff Eby’s Team 6
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will not be meeting on Monday afternoons in April or May. We will still meet on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly evening meetings.
PASTOR GABLE’S CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, May 31 following the 9:30am service in the social hall. This is an opportunity to say thank you to Pastor Gable for his ministry of over 14 years at St Paul on his last day with us before starting his next chapter in life, retirement! We will be collecting donations for his retirement gift. They can be sent to the church office with your donation marked for Pastor’s Retirement. They can also be put in the collection plate, Mutual Ministry mailbox # 15, or sent to Doug Hookway, Mutual Ministry Chair, 26 Round House Drive, Lititz. We are all looking forward to this opportunity for fellowship with Pastor Jim as he closes his official ministry with us. Please sign up in the narthex!
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on May 20, at 11:30 at Aromas Del Sur located at 548 S. State Street in Ephrata. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great Columbian food and conversation! We hope to see you there. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CHURCH COUNCIL IS LOOKING for a chair for the property committee. The committee meets only on an "as needed basis" to work with Marc Buckwalter on projects as they arise. When this occurs, the chair would be responsible for contacting & helping to organize members of the committee. Please contact a member of Church Council or Al Rothermel at 471-2497.
BREW CREW will be traveling to Snitz Creek Brewery in Lebanon for dinner on Tuesday April 28th at 6:30. For those wanting to car pool, we will meet at the church leaving promptly at 5:50. For those going straight to the brewery the address is 7 North 9th Street in Lebanon. They do not accept reservations so there will be a few people going earlier to reserve tables for us.
MEAL SERVING MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: Our congregation is partnering with Zion Leola to help feed our neighbors through serving community dinners in Lancaster. Help is needed for set-up, serving, and clean up. These dinners serve approximately 200 people who might otherwise go hungry. The next dinner will take place at Grace Lutheran on Wednesday, April 29. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed for the following responsibilities:
Set Up (2 or 3 people) – 3:00-5:00pm Serving/Clean up (4 people) – 5:15-6:45pm
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Kiosk in the Narthex or see Barb Paynter or Joyce Groff for more information.
LCO HUGS & KISSES WALK: Join us NEXT SATURDAY May 2 for the Hugs & Kisses Walk to benefit baby Annie Taylor who was diagnosed with PHACE and has a hemangioma and small cleft in her cerebellum. Come and enjoy the fellowship of friends while taking a spring walk, run, or bike ride as well as sharing God's love with Annie and the Taylor family. The Walk will begin in Colebrook beside the Twin Kiss and head up toward Mount Gretna on the rail trail. Participants can start anytime between 1 - 3pm and the length & duration is up to you. You may walk, run, or bike. Participants are asked to acquire sponsors or make at least a $10 donation the day of the event. All checks can be made payable to “LCO". Sponsorship forms are available on the kiosk. For more information, please contact Barb Paynter.
THE LITITZ WARWICK COMMUNITY CHEST, the local food bank, is currently seeking 2 new volunteers to help serve as phone consultants. This position can be done entirely from home and involves retrieving and answering hotline messages, entering information into a laptop computer data base and coordinating the assignment of food requests with delivery volunteers through email. Phone consultants take turns a week at a time on a rotating basis. If you are interested in volunteering, please call our hotline at 627-0770 and leave a message. Your call will be returned to explain in detail and answer any questions.
MISSIONARY SUPPORT - The Mission & Outreach Committee would like to introduce Rev. John Lunn, a missionary in Arusha, Tanzania, who St. Paul has made a commitment to support through prayer and communication as well as financially over the next year. John is the International Coordinator of the Lutheran Global Health Volunteer program. He works with health care programs of Lutheran churches in Tanzania as well as Liberia, India, and other partner bodies. Please take a moment to stop by the Mission and Outreach kiosk to see his picture and profile.
SPAGHETTI DINNER & AUCTION: On Sunday, May 17th at noon in the social hall, we will have a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and items to be auctioned. This will benefit the youth gathering attendees going to Detroit. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in the narthex, or at the door.
CRAFT NIGHT: We decided on 3 items to make this year for our craft show: Fabric Picture Frames; Pinecone Baskets, Vases and Tins; and Bead Bracelet Kits for children We are asking for donations of Holiday items (cotton & cotton blend fabric – minimum of ½ yard, pinecones of all sizes and lace for trimming the picture frames). There will be bins placed in the narthex for the collection of these items so please make contributions as you are able. We also invite anyone who is interested in helping make these items and/or joining our Craft Nights to come when your schedule permits on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. There will be a calendar of our monthly schedule for the year and sign-up sheets placed in the book in the narthex.
SIXTY-EIGHT specific congregational prayer requests were offered during yesterday's St. Paul Prayer Vigil held from sunrise to sunset here in our sanctuary. Prayers were also made for needs of the world, our country, community, our church and its leaders and our on-going capital campaign, "Building to Serve...Imagine the Possibilities." More than thirty congregational members of all ages participated in the period of continuous, silent prayer, believing Jesus' words, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
LIFE STORY WRITERS: will be meeting on Tuesday, April 28 in the lounge. Join us as we write and share our memoirs. No prior writing experience is needed – just a desire to share your life for future generations to enjoy! Bring a notebook and pencil.
ST. PAUL GARDEN GROUP begins its 2015 season in mid-May. Your help is needed! You can sign up to "adopt" one of the ten gardens in the front of the church or sign up to become a "rover," helping wherever needed. Gardening times are Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm or Saturday mornings 11am-noon, weather permitting. You can work on your own time, too. No heavy work involved, just early planting, then weeding and watering through September. More details at sign up table.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS May 3 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Mary Ann Seitz Jane Brye
Lector Jenny Bitzer Steve Shaub
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Chris and Lori Nikoloff Al & Deb Rothermel
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Debbie Herr, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Nursery Chris, Lauren & Leeann Runkle
Bus Driver Pat Lamb
Lgts/Snd Mike Steffy Kathy Ross
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
DETROIT YOUTH GATHERING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
If you would like to help sponsor our youth, you can donate in the following way. Use this form and choose an amount to donate and place it in the offering plate or mail it to St. Paul, attn: Lori Nikoloff. The money will be due sometime in the spring. Thank you for your support!
______$800-Full Scholarship ______$600 - 3/4 Scholarship
______$400 - Half Scholarship ______$200 - 1/4 Scholarship
______Amount of my choice $______
We are heading to Detroit in July 2015 due to the on-going help needed in that area. We have a total of 22 youth and adult chaperones attending with us this time from 3 different churches. As you can see, we really need your support to make it all happen. Thank you for your continued generosity and prayers.
Join us on TODAY at 4 p.m. for an organ recital by our director of traditional church music, Valerie Hughes. The program will include works by a variety of composers, along with brief spoken program notes explaining the history of the work. This is the last event in this year's concert series.