ST PAUL is organizing a Hospital Visitation Ministry. Pastor Gable will provide training, please see him if you are interested or have any questions.
NEEDED: MISSION LIFE TEAM LEADER. Tasks include monitoring ELCA and Lower Susquehanna Synod websites, informing the congregation of major mission themes in the ELCA and LSS, help support our sister congregation, Kanga Lutheran Church and the Konde Diocese. Make suggestions as needed for the Christian Service Box.
FORWARD IN FAITH was the name of the capital campaign for this sanctuary that you are worshipping in today. Its groundbreaking was begun at the Sunday service on April 15, 1968. Take a moment to enjoy the photos of this special day in the narthex showcase display, arranged by the Archives Committee. You'll even see the shovel that was used by young and old alike 44 years ago. And be sure to also note the pictures of the finished sanctuary with its conversation pit below the original pulpit which looks much different today.
THE LOWER SUSQUEHANNA SYNODICAL WOMEN will be holding their retreat on Nov. 2, 3, and 4th at Camp Hebron. The theme this year is “The Celtic Way of Prayer and Praise” let by Rev. Beth Folkemer of Witness at Christ Evan. Luth. Church in Gettysburg. She is actively involved in the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and the Celtic nations, performing in Celtic band, Cormorant’s Fancy. The ancient Celtic Christian communities affirmed the nearness of the Holy Trinity and company of heaven in all of life. Attendees can attend all weekend or daytime sessions or Saturday session only. Reservations must be sent by Sept. 15th. We hope to have several women attend. Registration forms are on the WELCA kiosk. Contact person is Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200.
INGATHERING SUNDAY, October 7th, is always special as we strengthen our ties to Lutheran World Relief. It is always gratifying to see the work of our blanket makers. Speaking of blanket making, we will be continuing to meet, not only on the last Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m., but also on special Saturdays. The first Saturday session is on September 8th at 9 a.m. No skill is needed, everyone can participate!
WELCA - On September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the Women of the ELCA will hold their Fall Gathering/Luncheon in the Social Hall. The program this year will be presented by Jennifer Powell, the Exec. Director of Clare House. She will share with us the mission of the agency and many of the positive results the Clare House has brought about. The agency serves homeless women and children by providing a temporary home in a caring environment. They also offer life-skills programs and aftercare support, which leads to self-sufficiency. Lunch will be a potluck. Please do not bring dessert, as it will be provided along with the table service and beverages. We will collect monetary donations, canned goods or non-perishables for the food bank. There will be a Service of Remembrance. All women of the church are welcome to attend.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA Book Club will meet on October 4th at 7 p.m. in the lounge. The book selection is Linda Fairstein’s “Silent Mercy”.
THANK YOU blood donors from our congregation, and others from the community, for the 22 units of blood donated on August 16th in our social hall. No further blood drive dates have been set at this time.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on September 19th at 11:30 at La Piazza, 800 Lititz Pike. All ladies are welcome to share in the food, fellowship and 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.
THE ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE will be accepting requests from the congregation, committee chairs and church council for funds from the annual distribution from the Endowment Fund. This year there is a form available on the church website, www.stpaullititz.net. It is under “membership information-endowment”. Forms are also available in the church office. All requests must be in the church office by October 15th. For additional information, contact Troy Wingenroth, Endowment Chairperson, 627-2111.
ARTISANS OF ST. PAUL will meet on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge to discuss the Third Annual St. Paul Craft Show! “Follow the bear to the bazaar!” Come to the meeting to get all the details.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST will be on September 15th at Brickerville United Lutheran Church at 7 a.m. All men are welcome to attend.
NEW STOVE IS READY: We would like to invite anyone who wants to be trained to use the now stove, to contact the church office. Marc, our custodian, will conduct the training on Aug. 27, 28th, 29th or 30th. The time will be between 5 and 6 p.m. Let us know what day works for you and that will determine the date.
Patriot Day Endowment
A Gift to Glorify God
The Endowment Fund of our church is an effective and efficient way to respond to God’s love by giving a lasting gift for the ongoing work of God’s church at home and abroad. Gifts, large or small, to the fund are appreciated. The Endowment Committee is encouraging you to consider a gift this year to the glory of God in honor of/or in memory of your service person, police officer, or fire fighter on Sept. 11th, 2012. Please complete the form below and place your contribution in the offering plate, or return to the church office no later than Sept. 4th, 2012. Checks should be made payable to “St. Paul Lutheran Church”. A list of contributors (name only) to the fund will be printed in the bulletin Sunday, Sept. 16th 2012 unless anonymity is requested.
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Amount enclosed _________________
Given to the Glory of God in Honor of_____________________________________________
Given to the Glory of God in Memory of___________________________________________
Given by:___________________________________________ Phone#__________________
HEALTH SCREENINGS COMING TO ST. PAUL’S
Would you Spare 10 Minutes to Prevent a Stroke?
As seen on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” there is a way to tell how “old” your arteries are and if you are at risk for a stroke or heart disease. The Prevention Health Screenings group has the ability to tell you this by offering a quick, painless, non-invasive health test to see if you are at risk for serious health problems. Save The Date! On Friday, September 21st beginning at 9:00am you & community members are invited to St. Paul’s to participate in the available health screenings.
Along with the heart disease screening, there will be 7 other tests you can choose from. The costs range from $25 up to $179 for the complete package. You must have an appointment to have the screenings done and appointments are at first come first serve so register early. This program has been very popular in the past years.
Call 1-800-257-3516 or go to www.preventionhealth.org for more information.