THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR JANUARY will be to support the Warwick Compassion Network’s Energy Fund. This fund helps families in the Lititz/Warwick area that are unable to pay their energy bills. Families needing support should contact the Warwick Compassion Network or see Barb Paynter for more information.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Jenny Bitzer to the glory of God.
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:
Jan. 15: Driver - Jane Brye; Distributors - Sandy & Joe Doster, Mary Lamoreux
Jan. 22: Driver - Dick Mearig; Distributors - Anne & Jim Millhouse, Nancy Weiss
* New schedules are on the table in the narthex. Please pick up your today after the service. Thank you.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Sarah Charles
A. Min. Signe Fink Nancy Miller
Lector Jenny Bitzer Lee Anne Wagaman
Com. Asst. Nancy Weiss, 2 NEEDED Kathy Ross, Jim & Anne Millhouse
Greeters John & Ruth Deemer Don Shaub, Jim Hoffer
Altar Guild Debbie Herr, Deb Herr, Donna Graybill
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Jenny Bitzer
Nursery Dave & Marty Althouse Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Bus Driver Don Shaub
Lgts/Snd Robert Wiegand Jim Shreiner
Ushers John Troutman’s Team 17 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
CRAFT NIGHT: The next craft night will be blanket making on Tuesday, January 13, at 7 p.m.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on January 21st at 11:30 a.m. at Café Chocolate, Lititz. All ladies are welcome to 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. Questions may be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CHRISTMAS CARD MAILBOX: Be sure to check the mailbox in the narthex today to pick up any cards that are still in there.
SENIORS GROUP: will meet on Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00pm in the social hall to play BINGO. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and prizes! Please see Barb Paynter if you have questions.
CALL COMMITTEE: Church Council is looking for 6 members from our congregation to serve on the Call Committee when the search begins for our next pastor. The Committee will include members of a variety of age groups and experiences. Would you like to serve? Interest forms are available in the narthex and should be completed and returned to the church office by January 31st. An online form can be obtained by emailing email@example.com. The Committee will be selected by Church Council at its February 9th meeting and begin work shortly thereafter. Prayerfully consider your service in this very important process. Contact Al Rothermel (627-2107) with questions.
TELECARE MINISTRY keeps a caring connection alive among members of our church family through telephone contacts. The team meets the second Monday of every month in the church lounge at 1pm; this month, that's January 12. If you are interested in details about this ministry, call Marsha Campbell 626-8078 or join us in the lounge.
ST. PAUL WOMEN OF THE ELCA will be hosting a Beth Moore Bible Study titled "James: Mercy Triumphs" on Monday evenings beginning Feb. 2nd through March 23rd from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the choir room. All women are invited to attend and it is open to the public as a ministry of St. Paul. "James: Mercy Triumphs" is an eight week in depth study of the book of James. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple. The study includes a weekly video presentation, group discussion, and workbook study on your own. You need not attend every session. 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 Jan. 26.
MISSION AWARENESS SUNDAY: On January 18, 2015, the Women of the ELCA St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church will sponsor Mission Awareness Sunday. Norma Good will be our guest speaker at the 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM service. Norma is a volunteer coordinator for Lutheran World Relief Projects serving the Lower Susquehanna Synod and has served in this capacity for 25 years. Norma oversees the annual ingathering of quilts made by women in various Lutheran congregations. She also collects (from Lutheran congregations) personal hygiene and baby care kits for women living in poverty. Norma is active as a Heifer Area Volunteer Coordinator with Heifer International. A special offering will be collected during the service.
ALL WOMEN IN THE LCO churches are invited to attend the annual Women of the ELCA LCO Luncheon. (It is a lunch this year as we will have our speaker first and then lunch.) The luncheon will be held at the Brickerville United Lutheran Church on Rt. 322 at 10:00 on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Our speaker for this event will be Ruthie Dunkle from Manheim. The title of her presentation will be, “If Life Gives You Lemons, Go Ahead and Squeeze!” It sounds very inspiring for those times when we are caught off guard by life’s unpleasant events. The offering will be given to the Manow Seminary in the Konde Diocese, Tanzania. We will also be collecting non-perishable foods for the Lititz/Warwick Community Chest. There will be a sign-up sheet under WELCA in the sign-up book in the narthex.
2015 SUPPER CLUB groups are now ready. Please pick up your paper on the table in the narthex.
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 is a 28 day wellness workshop led by Drs. Greg & Krista O'Neill. It begins TODAY at 3:00pm in the Nave. Please join us if you are interested.
MIISION & OUTREACH AWARENESS FAIR: The Mission Team will be holding a fair on January 18 between the services in the Narthex displaying the various mission work of St. Paul. We invite you to take some time to peruse the displays and celebrate with us the work that our disciples are doing as God's hands both locally and abroad.
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING: St. Paul will be holding a soup drive to benefit the Warwick Community Chest on Sunday, February 1. Please bring donations of canned soup to help feed those in our local community.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT LISTS will soon be made up for Sundays starting Feb 8th. If you are on a list and wish to be removed, or if you are not on a list and wish to be added, please let the office know. We would like to form a women’s team for the 10:45 a.m services. 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.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Jan. 18th 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Jim Millhouse
Lector Greta Weiler Tammy Jo Stetler
Com. Asst. Barb Weaver, Mallory Weiss, Kathy Ross, Anne Greta Weiler Millhouse, Lee Anne Wagaman
Greeters Pat Gerfen, Joyce Loercher Kathy Smith, Susan Shaub
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Mary Anne Seitz, Michelle Mumma
Com. Bread Pat Lamb
Flowers Craig & Tammy Jo Stetler
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb Kate Martin, Samanta Smith
Bus Driver Pat Lamb
Lgts/Snd Mike Herr Steve Shaub
Ushers Nancy Weiss, Mary Lamoreux, Cindy Wingenroth, Dawne Mellinger, Donna Boland, Pat Lamb, Deb Rothermel,
Harriet Kometa Nancy Miller, Kathy Harmon, Cynthia
Special Collection Joyce Groff Nancy Miller