FOOD BANK: We have a drop box in the narthex, by the usher stand, for donations for the Warwick Community Chest. Please place your non-perishable items in the box, thank you!
BLANKET MAKING: There will be no Saturday Blanket making in July and August.
THERE IS A VBS SNACK DONATION list in the narthex. Please sign up if you would like to help us out. Thank you!
LIBERIAN STUDENT TUITION Sponsorship Program: Thank you to all the congregation members who have supported a Liberian student. This year, we celebrate the graduation of 2 students from the program and applaud the 52 students who will have the opportunity to continue their education through the TSP program because of the generous support of our members. Student information and directions for submitting payment are available on the TSP display table in the Narthex. If you sponsored a student last year and indicated you wanted to continue sponsoring that student, you will find and envelope containing the student information labeled with your name at the table. If you are interested in joining the sponsorship program, there are also new children available to support. Please stop by the table before or after church to learn more. Questions? Contact Cindy Wingenroth at 627-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE NEXT MEETING of the Book Club, sponsored by the Women of the ELCA will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the church lounge. The selection will be THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Geraldine Brooks. This enjoyable book “traces the journey of a rare illuminated Hebrew manuscript from fifteenth century Spain, to the Silver Age of Venice and the ruins of twentieth century war-torn Sarajevo”. All women are invited to attend. No sign up is required. For more information call Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200.
WOMEN OF THE ELCA is considering starting a new Circle in the fall for younger women and working women. A Bible study would be included as I other Circles, but material from “Café”, the younger woman’s online publication would be also available. Social time and activities would be encouraged. Women of the ELCA is for all women of the Lutheran faith. If you have an interest, please sign the page in the sign-up book under WELCA Events. Please indicate day and time that would be most convenient to you. This is a survey of interest only.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA are holding an Ice Cream Social and Bingo Fling on Sunday, July 8th at 3 p.m. in the social hall. We will start with Make-Your-Own-Sundae and then play bingo until 5 p.m. Prizes will be given to winners. If anyone has small prizes they would like to donate, please place in the appropriate box in the narthex beginning June 25th. We need items for all ages. All church members and their friends are invited for an afternoon of fun and ice cream.
Please sign up in the sign-up book!
PLEASE NOTE that we have a Summer Worship Assistants Book for July and August, due to vacation schedules. Please sign up for Acolyte, Lector, Assisting Minister, Communion Asstnt., Greeter, Nursery and Usher. We need to fill a lot of slots—Please look at the book. Also,
BREAD AND FLOWER signups are still in the Red Worship Assistant Book, along with Fall Worship Assistant sign up sheets. We have some flower slots open and we are in need of filling slots for communion bread. If you have not provided communion bread before, sign up in the book. You may either bake or purchase bread. Please make it a type of white bread, unsliced. You need just one loaf per service. Please bring bread to the church before 3 p.m. on Friday or before the service on Sunday. You may drop it off at the church office. That’s it--Thank you!!
THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE of Remembrance for Pastor Paul Blank will take place Sunday, July 29th 4 p.m.at Zion Lutheran, Manheim. There will be a visitation hour beginning at 3 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS YOUTH GATHERING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
If you would like to help sponsor our youth, you can donate in the following way. Use this form and choose an amount to donate and place it in the offering plate or mail it to St. Paul, attn: Lori Nikoloff. The money will be due sometime in the Spring. Thank you for your support!
______$800-Full Scholarship ______$600 - 3/4 Scholarship
______$400-Half Scholarship ______$200 - 1/4 Scholarship
______Amount of my choice $______
We are returning to New Orleans again in 2012 due to the on-going help needed in that area. We have a total of 54 youth and adult chaperones attending with us this time from 4 different churches. St. Paul still has the largest number of the 54 people. As you can see, we really need your support to make it all happen. Thank you for your continued generosity and prayers.
125th Annual Ole’ Fashioned Community Picnic in Brickerville That’s right… this is the 125th year for the Brickerville United Lutheran Church community picnic. Records show that the first picnic was held in 1888, which makes it one of the oldest community picnics in the area! This years’ picnic will be held on Saturday, July 7, 4 – 9 p.m.
The picnic will take place in their shaded grove across from the church at 340 E. 28th Division Highway, Lititz; on the corner of Hershey Road and Rt. 322 in Brickerville. The entertainment and delicious homemade foods has made this be an annual tradition for many.
The Ringgold Band, a long-standing tradition at Brickerville’s picnic will begin their two hour performance at 6:00 p.m. The Ringgold Band, directed by James S. Seidel, is proud to be one of America's first community bands. Formed in 1852, they continue a longstanding tradition of fine concert band entertainment in southeastern Pennsylvania. The program’s theme will be “An American Music Celebration” and will include many familiar patriotic classics and marches.
The food at the picnic is yet another tradition many look forward to every year. From their signature chicken corn soup, beef barbecue, fresh fruit salad, burgers, homemade desserts, and more, most guests come for the evening to enjoy the entertainment and have dinner. Food will be available for sale from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The picnic will be held rain or shine. Free parking is available and the entrance fee is by donation. It is suggested to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the performances at the outdoor pavilion. For more information, contact the church office at 627-2202.