THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on December 19th at 11:30 at Lititz Family Cupboard, 12 W Newport Rd. All ladies are welcome to join us. Their buffet is always packed with delicious food and they are located right in town so that if the weather is yucky, we don’t have to go far and we can still get out for 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.
TELECARE TEAM MINISTRY will meet in the church lounge tomorrow, December 10 at 1:00pm. Would you have the time to minister to others in our church family using your telephone and a few minutes of your time every month? It is a rewarding endeavor that means a great deal to our shut-ins, ill and bereaved members and also to new and potential members. Call Marsha Campbell 626-8078 or join the team at its monthly meeting.
LITITZ MEALS ON WHEELS is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins in the Warwick area. There is immediate need for the following drivers: 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month; 4th Tuesday of the month; and the 1st Wednesday of the month. Additional drivers are also welcome to join our substitute driver list. If you could help with this important service, or would like more details, contact driver coordinator Debby Pegg at 201-2690 (cell).
LINDEN HALL’S NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Offering 3rd Annual Holiday Babysitting Community Service Project: providing low-cost babysitting for any family in the community on Sunday December 9th & December 16th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. This is an opportunity for parents to do some Christmas shopping while their children, boys & girls ages 3 to 11, are watched by responsible adults and Linden Hall students in a safe, fun environment. There will be activities, games, arts and crafts, and movies in the Anne Brossman Sweigart Gymnasium on the Linden Hall campus (212 E. Main St., Lititz). A $1 donation per family is requested. All proceeds will go to support the American Foundation for Children with Aids. Reservations are requested, but not required. To make a reservation or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sara Fenske, the advisor to Linden Hall's chapter of National Honor Society, at (717) 626-8512 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOUIS FUND 1015 is an outreach project to help a man who was greatly impacted by the flood in Ephrata last year. He was not helped by FEMA and had some insurance to cover electrical and heating but not other needs. He, along with 14 of our youth and parents installed the insulation. Yesterday, the drywall work began with a scheduled work day. Don Shaub is in charge of this project, and asks you to keep everyone involved in your prayers for their safety, skills required and success with this project. There is still work to be done, if you are able to help with labor (dry wall finishers, trim, doors & windows, siding) or financial support. We still need an additional $1500-$2500. Donations are to be made out to St. Paul. Please note Louis Fund 1015 on memo. If everyone gives just $1 it would buy a door or window! Contact Don 625-3559.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS AND FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will each be held in the near future. Anyone interested in learning about our church and becoming a member, or any parent who would like their child to receive instruction on Holy Communion please contact Pastor Jim or the church office. Each class will be held on an upcoming Saturday morning.
7TH NORTH LANCASTER CONFERENCE Disaster Response Trip: The trip is scheduled for April 28th - May 4th. At an earlier planning meeting the group made the decision to return to Minot, North Dakota, where there is still about 3-6 years worth of rebuilding left following the devastating flood of 2011. Given the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy along the northeast coast , that decision will be revisited at our next planning meeting. If you are interested in hearing more about our trip and how you can be involved please come out to our next planning meeting on Sunday, December 9th, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland.
Come and help decorate the church for Christmas!
Friday, December 14
5:30pm - pizza dinner & fellowship in the Narthex
6:00pm - decorating begins
Please sign up in the sign-up book so we can order enough pizza. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the pizza. Drinks and cookies will be provided by Families in Faith.
2012 St. Paul Christmas Outreach Project: ELCA GOOD GIFTS
The ELCA GOOD GIFTS Catalog is a wonderful assortment of “gifts that make a difference.” We have catalogs available and also God’s Global Barnyard forms. You can give a gift of chicks ($10), pig ($30), textbooks for a child ($15), a community garden ($200), etc. There are many gifts to choose from and to fit every budget. Please take a catalog and/or God’s Global Barnyard flyer, choose the gift you would like to purchase, make your check out to St. Paul Lutheran Church and attach a note with the name of your item(s) purchased. We will be collecting all through December. In January, we will total the items and send one order form to the ELCA as our contribution as a congregation to help with the ministry projects of these ELCA-funded programs. This is a way to truly make a big difference.
HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF: Many have been asking how they can help. You may give to the ELCA Domestic Disaster Response through our church. Make checks out to St. Paul, please designate donation for Hurricane Sandy Relief and we will send donations to the ELCA.
2012 CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA ORDER FORM
To order a 3-4 bloom, 6 ½" poinsettia plant for Christmas, please complete the form below and return it with your payment to the church office. Place it in the offering plate, mail it to the church, or drop it off at the office. Make checks payable to “St. Paul Lutheran Church.” Deadline for orders is Monday, December 10. Cost is $5.00 each.
In Memory of:
In Honor of:
To the Glory of God:
Number of Poinsettias Ordered:
TOTAL PAID FOR POINSETTIAS:
ORDER FORM FOR GREENS/GARLAND/LUMINARIES
In Memory of:______________________________________________________
In Honor of: _______________________________________________________
To the Glory of God:
TOTAL PAID FOR GREENS: _