THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX collection for August will be an outreach of the Women of the ELCA’s Building Blocks of Hope to benefit Mom’s House, Lancaster, which provides safe, secure, and totally free childcare to low-income single parents wishing to continue their education. Mom’s House® offers single parents, facing an unplanned pregnancy, with a viable, practical alternative to the despair of abortion and the tragedy of welfare. Mom's Houses® are God-centered, nonprofit, licensed childcare centers. Pre-school children receive quality care and early education. Their single parents are plugged into a network of supportive services that enable them to complete their education, find jobs and get off of welfare.
WE WELCOME into the one holy catholic and apostolic church through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Lila Rose Tomlinson, daughter of Alexander & Desiree Tomlinson, born Feb 15, 2011
WE WELCOME DOUG BOMBERGER as guest organist this morning. Thank you, Doug!
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS are still needed for preschool and elementary grades. Please contact Lori at email@example.com or call the church at 626-4709.
SCHEDULE YOUR HEALTH SCREENING for August 23rd, here in the social hall. See the flyers in the narthex. There will also be a FREE SPINAL SCREENING taking place the same day, by Chiropractic 1st. Spinal screenings do not need appointments, and will take place between 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and again between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
REHEARSAL FOR BARNSTORMERS GAME SINGING will be Saturday, August 27th at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul’s nave. Please contact Melodie Fair at 626-1876 if you have any questions.
NEEDED: Flat sheets, fitted sheets and pieces of cotton material for blanket making. There is a plastic container in the narthex marked "Cotton material and/or sheets" for these donations. Thank you for your contributions.
SUPPER CLUB POOL PARTY: On Sunday Aug. 28th at 3:00 p.m., Lori and Chris Nikoloff are hosting a pool party for all people who have participated, or who may be interested in joining the supper club group for next year. Everyone should bring a hot or cold dish to share. In case of rain, we will still meet for food and socializing in the social hall. Children are welcomed! Supper club is a group where groups of 4 couples/singles meet for dinner 4 times during the year for socializing and fun times together. Each couple/single will host one dinner throughout the year. It is really a great opportunity to meet new people and get to know your fellow members of St. Paul’s. If you would like to find out more about supper club, join us for the pool party at the Nikoloff’s. Any questions, contact Lori or Chris Nikoloff, or Al or Deb Rothermel.
11TH ANNUAL ST. PAUL GOLF TOURNAMENT is Friday, September 23 at 12 p.m. at Lebanon Valley Golf Course, Myerstown. Men and women are encouraged to play! $30 per person, 4-person scramble (blind draw). Please see sign-up sheet in narthex for more info. Deadline is September 18th.
ARTISANS OF ST. PAUL will be holding an organizational meeting for the “Holiday Bazaar 2011” is scheduled for Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge. Please plan to attend to get a jump start and to have an even bigger and better event than last year. This is being combined with craft night so come and get a 2 for 1—bazaar planning and crafting!
VOLUNTEERS FOR LITITZ MEALS ON WHEELS needed toprepare & deliver approx. 50 meals daily, Monday- Friday, to shut-ins residing within the Warwick School District. Drivers are currently needed for certain days of the week (one day per month), or to substitute from time to time. Meal deliveries begin at 10:45am and drivers deliver to one of four routes covering Brickerville, Rothsville, Kissel Hill and Lititz Borough. If you are able to help or would like more details, contact driver coordinator, Debby Pegg at 201-2690 (cell) or 627-2559.
PLEASE NOTE that the new worship assistant lists for Communion Assistants and Assisting Ministers are in the narthex. Hazel is stepping down as the volunteer coordinator, so it would be tremendously helpful if we could have names filled in these slots each week without having to call and ask for volunteers. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve.
ELCA YOUTH GATHERING is scheduled for July 18-July 23, 2012, in New Orleans, LA. Any youth just finishing 9th grade or has just graduated in June 2012, are eligible as well as adults. Sigh up on the Youth Bulletin Board in the narthex. We will be meeting in early September to finalize the details.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA will meet on September 17, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the church social hall. The program is “Ministry to Women Coming Out of Prison,” a ministry of the LSS. The presenter, Rev. Sadie Pounder, will give some fundamental facts about women in the Criminal Justice System and some very practical ways the Women of the ELCA can help, including putting together “Survival Packs” for those recently released from prison or jail. Come and learn more about these very needy and often neglected women from the very young to the elderly. Afterwards, we will hold the Service of Remembrance, honoring the women of our church who have joined the Church Triumphant this past year. Following the program, we will have an informal lunch social. Please bring either a salad or a dessert to share. Our church kitchen ladies will prepare a delicious soup. Place settings and beverages will also be provided. Invite a friend! Need transportation? Call Merle Singer, 626-1103 or Pat Gerfen, 626-6057.
LSS WOMEN OF THE ELCA Retreat is Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 28, 29, 30 at Camp Hebron, Halifax, PA. The theme is “So You Want to go Back to Egypt”. The presenter is Jan Davis, Associate in Ministry, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hanover. Participants may attend three days or Saturday only. Registration is due September 17th. For more information view the synod website, www.lss-elca.org then click on councils/committees, then Women of the ELCA, or call Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200.