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 to the glory of God by the staff of St. Paul with our love to Pastor Jim and Jayne in loving memory of James R. Gable Sr.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today Teacher: Nancy Weiss
Feb. 22 Teacher: Dave Althouse
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. 19: Driver - Don & Gayle Stauffer; Distributors - Don & Gayle Stauffer, LaRue Ketner
Feb. 26: Driver – Sev Yerger; Distributors – Dave & Sandy Bingaman, Hazel Nestleroth, Bettilee Loemker
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Ryan Fink needed
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Jane Brye
Lector Barb Weaver Jim Hovan
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED Kathy Ross, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Steve & Chris Troutman Tom & Sandy McCormick
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Carol Miller, Don & Gayle Stauffer
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers St. Paul Staff
Nursery Gary & Kristee Reichard Deb & Caitlyn Rothermel
Bus Driver Don Shaub
Lgts/Snd Robert Wiegand George Nickel
Ushers Gerald Miller’s Team 9 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on February 18, at 11:30 at Tomato Pie Café. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
PATCHES FOR SEWING blanket tops are available in the designated tub in the narthex. Happy Sewing! Any questions, call Nancy at 626-0994.
ST. PAUL CONCERT SERIES EVENTS: TODAY, we host a performance by the Elite Brass at 4pm. 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! ALSO: 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 still need a few host families for the students overnight; they need to return to church on Tuesday, March 3 by 8am. There are 24 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.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Invite your friends and family and join us to see “Big Hero 6” on Friday, February 27 at 6:30 in the social hall. You can bring your blankets or chairs will be provided. Snacks and drinks will be available for a donation to support our St. Paul Seniors Group. Cost of admission is free! Questions? See Barb Paynter.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Please mark your calendar to attend the World Day of Prayer service. It will be held on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lititz Mennonite Church, 165 Front Street in Lititz. Rev. Nathan Fry, pastor of Trinity E. C. Church, is the featured speaker.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST will be held on March 7th, at 7 a.m. at St. Paul Penryn.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Feb. 22
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Pat Lamb Amelia Fair
A. Min. Doug Minnich NEEDED
Lector Tami Ruckel Diana Hill
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED Kathy Ross, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Dick & Judy Mearig Chris, Lauren & LeeAnn Runkle
Altar Guild Tami Ruckel, Deb Herr, Michelle Mumma
Com. Bread Sally Hall
Flowers Stephanie Cramer
Nursery Chris, Lauren & LeeAnn Runkle Jim & Bethany Hovan
Bus Driver Jayne Gable
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried Steve Shaub
Ushers Karl Usner’s Team 11 Jeff Eby’s Team 6
FINANCIAL GIVING STATEMENTS are available in the narthex. You may pick them up today.
Services, including Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion, will be held on Wednesday, February 18th at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER
Services will be held in the nave every Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. from February 25th through March 25th. The services will conclude by 7:30 p.m.
MISSION TRIP TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS
Do you have interest in participating in a mission trip April 19 – 25? This trip is being coordinated by a group of church members and friends in the Northern Lancaster Conference led by Pastor Glenn Beard. Work projects are arranged through A Future of Hope and volunteer efforts are coordinated by Lutheran Social Ministry of NJ. Our group has done over 11 mission trips, the four most recent (two per year) have been in the Monmouth and Ocean Counties of NJ, which is the location for the April trip.
There are still over 5,300 families displaced in Ocean County alone! Our LCO congregations (Brickerville, Lititz, Manheim, Penryn, Salem Kissel Hill, and Rothsville) are encouraging members to consider volunteering. While much of the work is construction related, no experience or specific skills are required. Many participants are 55+ so no, you are not too old! If you can’t do a full week, you are welcome to do only part of the week. We have 3 members from our LCO congregations who have volunteered with this group for many years; Don Shaub and Tom Wingenroth of St. Paul’s Lititz, and Wayne Olsen of Manheim.
The cost will be $8,000 to $10,000 dollars. ($220 per person.) This includes $120 per person for the weeks lodging, $100 per person towards material cost donations, plus food and gas, however fund-raisers will help defray some of the costs. Participants must sign-up by March 1. If you have interest, please see Don Shaub. Note: If you’re unable to participate in April, but have interest, there will most likely be another similar trip in September.
In the past we have traveled 5 times to Biloxi, Miss., twice to North Dakota and 3 times to New Jersey. On behalf of the Disaster Response Team we are looking for financial support from members of our Churches in the North Lancaster Conference. There will be approximately 35 to 45 people traveling to North Jersey. Anyone interested in helping to finance our trip or participating in our trip, please see Don Shaub after the service in the narthex. Make Checks payable to: North Lancaster Conference Deans Fund. Note on your check For: Jersey Disaster
Mail to: Pastor Glenn Beard
103 Buchanan Drive
Ephrata, PA 17522