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 to the glory of God, by Craig & Tammy Jo Stetler, in honor of their children and for all the many blessings from God.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30a.m.
Today Teacher: Tom Herrmann
Jan. 25 Teacher: Marsha Campbell
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 email@example.com.
Power Packs Project Volunteers: (please pick up your new schedule in the narthex)
Jan. 22: Driver - Dick Mearig; Distributors - Anne & Jim Millhouse, Nancy Weiss
Jan. 29: Driver - Tom Reinfried; Distributors - Tom & Sandy Wingenroth, Reba Oberlin
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 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, Greta Weiler Kathy Ross, Anne 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 Kensinger
Special Collection Joyce Groff Nancy Miller
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! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the narthex. Questions may be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
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 returned to the church office by Jan. 31st. An online form can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
WINNING MY RACE is a 28 day wellness workshop led by Drs. Greg & Krista O'Neill, it continues TODAY at 3:00pm in the Nave. Please join us if you are interested.
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 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.
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.
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.
MISSION & OUTREACH AWARENESS FAIR is TODAY! The Mission Team is holding a fair 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. Cans of soup will be collected during the Hymn of the Day.
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 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 service. 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.
THE SENIOR SHEPHERDS will continue to meet every Monday from 1-3 pm. and also the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. The next Thursday meeting will be January 22nd.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 9 a.m. Please let Pastor Jim or the office know that 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.
ESSENCE OF JOY
On Saturday evening, January 24 at 7pm, we will host an evening of music by the Penn State University Gospel Choir, "Essence of Joy."
“Essence of Joy” is one of ten choral ensembles in the Penn State University School of Music. Organized in November, 1991, the choir performs sacred and secular music from the African/African American traditions. The choir involves undergraduate and graduate students from many academic programs at Penn State. They have performed nationally and internationally and have numerous recordings to their name. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Anthony Leach.
The 7pm concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Jan. 25th 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tami Ruckel Amelia Fair
A. Min. NEEDED Wayne Gongaware
Lector Sue Fry Kendall Eby
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Christo & Lori Nikoloff Tom & Kathy Trayer
Altar Guild Tami Ruckel, John & Linda Bell, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Nursery Steve & Signe Fink Tammy Jo & Jenna Stetler
Bus Driver Al Rothermel
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried Don Campbell
Ushers Robert Hill’s Team 3 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14