THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for August is the St. Paul CELC scholarship fund.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are presented to the glory of God by Sharon Kinser and in honor of Kaitlyn Kinser’s 16th birthday.
ARCHIVES SHOWCASE TRIVIA: What object in the narthex showcase graced the wall of the Junior Department Sunday School class in the church on the corner of Broad and Orange Streets? (Answer to last week's trivia: Old spoons depicting movie stars of the early 19th century like Mary Pickford and Shirley Temple were used for many a congregational dinner in St. Paul's long history.)
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS: Today 9:30 a.m.
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
A. Min. Reba Oberlin
Flowers Sharon Kinser
Lector Greta Weiler
Nursery Steve & Signe Fink
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 needed
Bus Driver Al Rothermel
Greeters Colantoni Family
Lgts/Snd Mike Herr
Altar Guild Evelyn Balmer, Kathy Ross
Ushers Craig, LeeAnne & Adam Wagaman
ST. PAUL WOMEN OF THE ELCA will be gathering for their Fall Guild meeting on Sat., Sept. 13th at 10 a.m. The speaker, Kelly Jacoby, will share her experiences in Thailand working with a group, Freedom Stones, which worked with human trafficking/prostitution victims. Kelly graduated from Grove City College and works for Bridge of Hope. The annual Service of Remembrance will be held to honor those women of St. Paul who have entered the Church Triumphant this year. A potluck lunch will follow. Bring a favorite dish to share. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Staple food items will be collected for the Warwick Community Chest. All women are invited.
“SHARING OUR SUCCESS” PROGRAM - Our diner cards have arrived!! Please pick up your card in the Narthex today or you can pick them up in the office during the week. Present the swipe card to the cashier when checking out at the Knight & Day or Park City diners and our church will receive a check for 10% of our members’ total purchases. You can re-use your card every time you visit both diners. St. Paul will use these funds to support our partnership with Power Packs to feed Lititz children and families.
CHOIR BEGINNINGS: Adult Choir resumes on Wednesdays, starting on September 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room. Sing for a week, a month, or the whole year as you are able. Jubilate Bell Choir resumes on Mondays, starting on September 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the nave. New ringers are always welcome; you should have basic music reading ability to participate in this group.
CONCERT SERIES: We are excited to announce this year's Concert Series! Performances include the Chester County Choral Society Chamber Ensemble, Elite Brass, Essence of Joy from PSU, and an organ recital by Valerie Hughes. Further information is available in the narthex, as are forms to submit donations in honor or memory of a loved one.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE READING THE BULLETIN we can email you a copy of the bulletin each week for you to print in the size font that suits you, or you can view it on your tablet or electronic device. Just email Susan at email@example.com and she will email you the bulletin each week by Thursday or Friday.
THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST will take place on Saturday, September 6th at St. Paul Lutheran, Penryn, starting at 7am. All men are invited to attend.
ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH, Lutheran World Relief envelopes will be handed out to each person or family after both church services. Individuals and families may use these envelopes to contribute money to help defray Lutheran World Relief shipping costs to send quilts* and kits** to wherever they are needed in the world. The envelopes will be collected after each service on September 14 and 21 or they can be put in the church offering or returned to the church office. Checks should be made payable to St. Paul W/ELCA. St. Paul W/ELCA extends a sincere THANK YOU for your contribution. *The cost to send one quilt is $2.25 and **the cost to send one kit is $2.65.
WELCA BOOK CLUB: As a follow-up to our discussion of Reza Aslan's Zealot the WELCA Book Club has chosen Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's Killing Jesus: A History for its October selection. A Publisher's Weekly review of the book says "Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard’s ... page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus’s life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever." Join us in the Lounge at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 2 for a lively conversation about the book.
PERSONAL CARE KITS will be collected during September. During the October 5th church services, these kits will be blessed, then packed and sent to Lutheran World Relief. A list of items to include in a kit is posted on the Women of the ELCA bulletin board in the narthex. Please take a list, follow the steps to make a kit and put the finished kit in the container in the narthex marked "Personal Care Kits." Thank you for your generous help with this project.
QUILT AND KIT SHIPPING FUND: During September, we will be collecting funds for the Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund to help pay for shipping costs of quilts & kits to be distributed to people in need by Lutheran World Relief. Envelopes can be found in the narthex. Please make checks payable to St. Paul Women of the ELCA. Thank you for supporting this project.
FYI: Each week when the bulletin is printed, we post all of the announcements on the website under the Member Info Tab, then go to Announcements. The worship assistants are also listed with the announcements.
“God’s Work, Our Hands”
Feeding our Neighbors
This year, St. Paul’s theme for “God’s Work, Our Hands” is Feeding our Neighbors. There are two projects that St. Paul is participating in and we need YOUR help:
Sunday Suppers at the Arch Street Center
Arch Street Center is a ministry that promotes the general well-being of adults experiencing serious mental health issues by providing a gathering place with an atmosphere that is positive and supportive. The Arch Street Center provides a place that their members can go to for support, to meet friends, and to share social activities as well as provides a comprehensive social rehabilitation program.
On Sunday, September 7, St. Paul will be preparing, serving, and enjoying a Sunday meal with the Arch Street Center’s members as a way to reach out to our neighbors and share God’s Love. We are looking for the following volunteers:
Lititz Warwick Community Chest Food Drive
September 21 – October 5
St. Paul will be holding a food drive to benefit the Lititz Warwick Community Chest from September 21–28. On Sunday, September 21, bags will be given out after both services. These bags can be filled and returned to the narthex by Sunday, October 5th at noon. Any questions, please contact Barb Paynter.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Sept. 7 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Audrey Hovan
A. Min. NEEDED Wayne Gongaware
Lector Mallory Weiss LeeAnne Wagaman
Com. Asst. Joyce Groff, 2 NEEDED Kathy Ross, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Mike & Harriet Kometa Don & Marsha Campbell
Altar Guild Reba Oberlin, John & Linda Bell, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread NEEDED
Flowers Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser
Nursery Gary & Kristee Reichard Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Bus Driver Pat Lamb
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried Steve Shaub
Ushers Mike Herr’s Team 1 Steve Shaub’s Team 4
HABITAT VOTE SEPTEMBER 21
The Habitat vote will be on September 21st after each service. Voting will be by paper ballot only. You will be voting on the proposal to donate land to Habitat to build four homes in the near future.