THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR FEBRUARY will be to support Mom's House, Inc., which provides free child care and support for single parents enrolled in full-time educational programs.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Dick & Judy Mearig to the glory of God and in celebration of their 54th wedding anniversary.
THE ROSEBUDS ON THE ALTAR are in placed to the glory of God and honor of the birth of Mary Roth’s twin great granddaughters, Ada and Samantha Burgyn born on January 3rd.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30a.m.
Today Teacher: Steve Shaub
Feb. 8 Teacher: Don Shaub
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE READING THE BULLETIN we can email you a copy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Packs Project Volunteers:
Feb. 5: Driver - Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser; Distributors - Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser, Dawne Mellinger
Feb. 12: Driver - Tracy Cardenas; Distributors - Tracy Cardenas, Marty Althouse, & Suzanne Dombach
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Emily Paynter
A. Min. Mary Ann Seitz Jane Brye
Lector Joyce Groff Marsha Campbell
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, Joyce Groff, 1 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser Tom & Nancy Herrmann
Altar Guild Barbara Weaver, Cindy Wingenroth, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Rosann Lowry
Flowers Dick & Judy Mearig
Nursery Rob & Mindy Guillory John, Tracy & Kallie Cardenas
Bus Driver Jayne Gable
Lgts/Snd Bob Wiegand George Nickel
Ushers Tom Reinfried’s Team 5 Steve Shaub’s Team 4
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on February 18, at 11:30 at Tomato Pie Café located at 23 N Broad St, Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! We hope to have you join us. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CALL COMMITTEE: Thank you for your interest in being on this committee. The Committee will be selected by Church Council at its February 9th meeting and begin work shortly thereafter.
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING: TODAY we will be collecting soup to benefit the Warwick Community Chest. Cans of soup and monetary donations will be collected during the Hymn of the Day. Thank you for giving your donations to help feed those in our local community.
A BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY, titled "James: Mercy Triumphs", will be held on Monday evenings from Feb. 2nd through March 23rd from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the choir room. All women are invited and it is open to the public. "James: Mercy Triumphs" is an eight week in depth study of the book of James. The cost is $16 per person to cover cost of the materials. Checks should be made out to St. Paul Women of the ELCA. To register, please contact Barb Paynter, 626-4709, ext.4, by TODAY.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST will take place on Sat., Feb. 7th here at St. Paul Lititz at 7 a. m. All men are invited to attend. Also, help is needed with providing food and beverages as well as someone to do the Bible study. Keep in mind that we are hosting, so if you can help, please let Jim Millhouse know what you can help with for this event. Thanks for your prayerful consideration.
WINNING MY RACE will conclude TODAY at 3:00pm in the Nave.
IT IS TIME FOR OUR THIRD LENTEN DEVOTIONAL. Please find the information and sign-up sheets in the Small Group sign up book in the narthex. Any questions please contact Jim Millhouse.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT LISTS have been finalized and emailed and mailed out. If there are any issues or conflicts, please email the office at email@example.com, as there are several people who make up these schedules, so conflicts do occasionally occur. We are still in need of a women’s team for the 10:45 a.m. service, and also in need of more ushers and teams. We have lost a few ushers due to age, health, or various other reasons and we would like to make our usher teams a bit stronger. We can assign you to a team at the worship time of your preference. Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, Lights and Sound, Bus Drivers, nursery helpers, and altar guild are all wonderful, meaningful ways to serve without a huge time commitment. Please consider serving. Also, please sign up for flowers and communion bread.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will be held on Saturday, February 21st at 9 a.m. Please let Pastor Jim or the office know if you are interested in attending.
PATCHES FOR SEWING blanket tops are available in the designated tub in the narthex. Happy Sewing! Any questions, call Nancy at 626-0994.
THE WELCA BOOK CLUB meets on Thursday, February 5th at 7:00 PM in the Lounge for a lively discussion of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Major Ernest Pettigrew, retired, of Edgecombe St. Mary, England is a widower. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali a widowed local shopkeeper of Pakistani descent who has also resigned herself to dignified, if solitary, last years. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?
HOW DO WE SEE OURSELVES AS A CONGREGATION? What are we looking for in our next pastor? A summary of the findings of the Pastoral Transition Committee can be found in the February newsletter. The complete report including the narrative and conversation protocol can be obtained online by contacting Al Rothermel at firstname.lastname@example.org. This report has been compiled by the work of the Transition Committee: Arthur Paynter, Dick Mearig, Don Shaub, James Martin, Doug Kellogg, Diane Kochel
ST. PAUL CONCERT SERIES EVENTS:
The next event in our Concert Series, a performance by the Elite Brass, will be February 15 at 4pm. We're sorry to have missed Essence of Joy due to snow, and we hope to reschedule. The five members of Elite Brass range from college student to retired music teacher to mechanic, and they'll delight us with everything from rags and marches to sacred pieces to big band. Plan to be here!
We're fortunate this spring to host the Valparaiso University Kantorei, VU's chapel choir, in a performance on Monday, March 2 at 7pm. Valerie Hughes is an alum of the group. We need to provide host families for the students overnight; they need to return to church on Tuesday, March 3 by 8am. There are 14 women and 12 men and needed to be placed in at least pairs. If you are able to host, please contact Valerie at email@example.com.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Feb. 8
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Luke Reichard Adam Reichard
A. Min. Gayle Stauffer NEEDED
Lector Nancy Weiss Boy Scouts
Com. Asst. Don Stauffer, 2 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Joe & Sandy Doster Boy Scouts
Altar Guild Reba Oberlin, Evelyn Balmer, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread Jim & Anne Millhouse
Flowers Reichard Family
Nursery Corey & Karen Troxell Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Bus Driver John Bell
Lgts/Snd Ed Weiler Don Campbell
Ushers Kenneth Keener’s Team 7 Boy Scouts
February 8th is Endowment Sunday and one of the primary functions of the committee is to keep everyone informed about how the fund is being used.
The Endowment Fund began to make disbursements in 2002 thanks to the hard work of our dedicated parishioners, council members, and staff. Despite the ups and downs of the economy and the financial markets, the Endowment Fund continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. All gifts both large and small have enabled the fund to give over $208,000 to Programs in need at the International, National, and Local level including St Paul’s itself. In its lifetime so far the fund disbursed:
Over $104,000 to local, national, and international Programs
Over $18,000 to the Lower Susquehanna Synod and the Gettysburg Seminary
Over $11,000 to Mission Trips
Over $14,000 to ELCA Programs
And over $58,000 to the facilities and programs of St. Paul’s
The number of organizations benefitting from the Endowment Fund are too numerous to mention here, but to give everyone an idea of the impact both near and far we compiled a small sample list below.
· Konde Diocese and the Kanga Lutheran Church
· Habitat For Humanity
· Heifer International
· Bridge of Hope
· ELCA Disaster Relief Fund
· Gettysburg Seminary
· St. Paul’s Pavilion
The Endowment Committee and past committee members would like to thank all of you on behalf of everyone who has benefitted from the fund and will continue to benefit from the fund in the future.