LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will be gathering at the Tomato Pie Cafè in Lititz on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. All women of the church are invited to enjoy a meal and time of community with your sisters of the congregation. Please sign up in the Sign-Up Book under Women of the ElCA by January 8th. Please indicate if you need transportation.
MEN’S BREAKFAST and Bible study will take place on January 7th, 2012 at Brickerville United Lutheran Church at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast will be followed by a stimulating Bible study and discussion. We will wrap up between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Millhouse at 626-6296 or email@example.com.
THE WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB will next meet on Thursday, Feb.2, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the lounge. The selection for discussion will be the mystery, Deception’s Daughter, by Philadelphia author Cordelia Frances Biddle. This selection will have you journey backward in time to the early Victorian era and discover the Martha Beale mystery series.
GIVE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT Before Time Runs Out: The end of the year is fast approaching. There are a number of ways to make an end-of-year gift to the St. Paul Endowment Fund that provides you with valuable benefits and helps further our work. A few options to consider include: Make a deductible gift of cash, Make a deductible gift of property and avoid tax, Make a deductible gift and receive life income. Please contact the church office for more information on how end-of-year gifts and other charitable tax planning options may give you positive tax and income benefits.
FROM THE TREASURER-Love makes us do it! Jesus said, “Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13. It’s hard to believe that it is December already. The first eleven months have gone by so quickly. The season of Advent is here and Christmas is only a few days away. This is the season we not only wait in anticipation for the celebration of Christ’s birth but in giving to others. Not only in the form of presents but also in the form of sharing our love with our family, our friends and those who are in need.
As I look back over this year, we as disciples of St. Paul have gathered to worship, we have grown in the faith and we have served our community as well as others in the world. This is our mission and we have lived it well through the giving of ourselves and our financial support. With the end of the year coming quickly you may want to make sure your financial commitment to the church is up to date. If you made no financial commitment then consider sharing more of the blessings you have received. There is plenty of need to go around. Besides, if for no other reason, I like to think that love makes you do it!
The last day for contributions to 2011 is December 31st. If you are not sure where you stand with your pledge, give me a call or text or email (717-615-5249 or firstname.lastname@example.org).