THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR AUGUST will benefit the Lititz Springs Park.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser to the glory of God.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Ryan Fink Com. Bread Kelly Perkins
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Flowers Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser
Lector Greta Weiler Nursery Cardenas Family
Com. Asst. Don Stauffer, Gayle Stauffer, need 1 Lgts/snd Steve Shaub
Greeters Al & Deb Rothermel Ushers Jeff Eby’s Team 6
Altar Guild Barb Weaver, Bethany/Audrey Hovan
NEEDED: Sheets & cotton material for blanket making. Please place in plastic container in the narthex.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA is collecting items for the Gettysburg Seminary Food Bank. The following can be placed in the container in the narthex. Cereal, canned vegetables, macaroni, granola bars, sugar, flour, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, baking mixes. Also soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste. Paper products: plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, diapers (any size), feminine hygiene products. Gift cards: Giant, Weis, Walmart. Give cards to church office or Phyllis Frankhouser. DO NOT PLACE IN CONTAINER.
BLANKET MAKING will not be held on August 26th, we will resume on September 30th.
BETH MOORE EVENING STUDY for women titled “Children of the Day” will be hosted here at St. Paul on Monday evenings from Sept. 14th through Nov. 9th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the choir room. “Children of the Day” is a nine week in depth study of the books 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and will be led by Phyllis Frankhouser. The Study covers a wide variety of topics including family, prayer, ministries to others and prophecies. 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 cover the cost of the materials. For more information, or to register, contact Barb Paynter at 626-4709 or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10th.
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will be starting up on Thursday, August 27th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come join us!
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.
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.
PROVIDING MEALS: As the organizer of meals for families in need (ie: birth, illness, accident, etc.), I am initiating the use of an internet site called mealtrain.com. It allows volunteers to sign up for meals as their schedule permits and helps to ensure the family’s needs, as well. The list I inherited when I took over this task is old and outdated. I am trying to reach more people who are willing to participate in this outreach ministry. If you did not receive an email from me and would like to volunteer, please send your email address to email@example.com. If you do not have a computer, please call me at 625-0344, and I will get you in the schedule at your convenience. The program is very easy to use and very informative for both the volunteers and receivers. Your prompt attention would be much appreciated. Tami Weiler Ruckel
WOMEN OF THE ELCA begins their year with the annual Fall Guild Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 12th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the social hall. All women of the church are invited. The morning will begin with speaker Tricia Nabors, director of “New Beginnings”, a program offshoot of the New Choices Career Development housed at the YWCA, which takes the program into the Lancaster Co. prison. The program benefits women at the prison who need a better road map upon their release. With offenses ranging from drug & alcohol problems to parole violations, the women must be accepted into the program and desire to turn their lives around. The first graduating class was in November 2014. 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.
TECH HELP NEEDED - Do you have a knack for electronics? We are looking for someone who would be willing to create the electronic announcements each week that are displayed in the narthex. If you are interested, please see Barb Paynter.
POWER PACKS - St. Paul will be distributing Power Packs at both Bonfield & John Beck Elementary Schools in the Warwick School District for the 2015/16 school year. We have a truly dedicated group of volunteers who help with this project on Thursday afternoons. If interested in joining this group as a driver (1:00-2:00pm) or packer/distributor (2:00-3:00pm), please see Barb Paynter by September 1.
ST. PAUL'S SENIORS GROUP - is looking for a new facilitator. They meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a social activity. Responsibilities would be to plan/organize monthly activities with the help of the group members. If interested, please see Barb Paynter.
ST. PAUL CRAFT SHOW applications are available on the kiosk. The dates for the show are Friday and Saturday, November 13 & 14. If you participated last year and want to again this 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!
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.
GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS
GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS will be on Sunday Sept. 13. We will have two projects that we are looking for support from our congregation. Any questions about either of these projects, please contact Barb Paynter:
-LWR School Kits - As our “Outreach Project” for our Catch the Buzz VBS program this summer, we collected supplies to make 36 school kits for children around the world. On Sunday, September 13 children and adults are invited to come to the social hall following the 10:45 service to assemble the kits. Please join us!
-Lititz Warwick Community Chest Food Drive - St. Paul will be holding a food drive to benefit the Lititz Warwick Community Chest from September 6-13. The LWCC provides temporary assistance to neighbors in need who reside within the boundaries of the Warwick School District. On September 6, bags will be given out after the service. These bags can be filled and returned to the narthex by Sunday, Sept. 28 at noon.
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
THANK YOU FROM STEWARDSHIP:
· To those involved with the July Thursday luncheons held at the church. 321 people were served.
· Thank You to all involved with the Lemonade on the Lawn service.
· Thanks to all the youth and the advisors who went to Detroit.
· Thank You to all the supply pastors for their service.
· Thank You to all the volunteers who provided the summer music for worship.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS August 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Sarah Charles Com. Bread Jean Steffy
A. Min. Jim Millhouse Flowers Don & Jean Steffy
Lector Steve Shaub Nursery Jim & Bethany Hovan
Com. Asst. need 3 Lgts/snd Tom Reinfried
Greeters John & Linda Bell Ushers Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
Altar Guild Mary Ann Seitz, Stephanie Cramer