THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR JULY will be to support the Council of Churches in their mission to provide free community meals for those in need in Lancaster.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Doug & Cindy Minnich to the glory of God and in celebration of their 35th wedding anniversary.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Kendall Eby
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
A. Min. Gayle Stauffer
Flowers Doug & Cindy Minnich
Lector Dawne Mellinger
Nursery Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Com. Asst. Don Stauffer, Mary Ann Seitz, Kathy Ross
Greeters Reba Oberlin, Mallory Weiss
Lgts/snd Kathy Ross
Altar Guild Mary Ann Seitz, Kathy Trayer
Ushers Karl Usner’s Team 11
LCO BARNSTORMERS GAME: August 2nd. Cost for game & picnic pavilion is $28 per adult, $2 for ages 5-12 and under 5 is free. The picnic buffet will be served for two hours & will include 3 meats, 3 salads, soda, water and desserts. The pavilion opens at 12:30 p.m., game time is 1:00 p.m. TODAY is last day to sign up.
THE CRAFT GROUP is asking for donations: Pinecones of all sizes, Lace for trimming, ONLY fall or holiday cotton or cotton blend fabric. You can place your donations in the marked bins in the narthex
MEAL SERVING IN LANCASTER: Our congregation has partnered with Zion Leola to serve community dinners in Lancaster. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed to serve at Christ Lutheran on Thursday, July 16 and Grace Lutheran on Wednesday, July 29 for: Set Up (1 person) 3:00-5:00pm AND Serving/Clean up (5 people) 5:15-7:00pm. If interested, please sign up on the kiosk or see Joyce Groff or Barb Paynter.
SUMMER MUSIC: At each traditional service this summer, you are invited to be part of a pickup choir! At 9am in the choir room we will rehearse a simple 1- or 2-part anthem for that day's service. A signup sheet is in the narthex for musicians who would like to share their gifts in worship this summer. If you would like to play or a sing a solo or in a small group, choose a date and Valerie will be in touch!
WINE CLUB: The sign-up sheet for the July wine club is in the sign-up book. We’ll be meeting in the church pavilion (weather permitting) July 17th at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to sign up!
DO YOU PLAY A WIND INSTRUMENT? For this year's worship service at Lititz Springs Park (August 16), we are forming a wind band to play the hymns from musicians from each of the churches. The more, the merrier! Be in touch with Valerie if you're interested. She will be digging out her saxophone (and possibly subjecting herself to public humiliation!); dust off your instrument and come out and play!
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on July 15, at 11:30 at 10,000 Villages, Ephrata. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy wraps, salads or a Panini and Fair Trade coffees and teas; hot or iced. Don’t forget the great conversation and shopping too! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA is collecting items for the Gettysburg Seminary Food Bank. Aprox. 40 seminary households utilize the food bank on a regular basis. The following can be placed in the labeled container in the narthex. Food items: cereal, canned vegetables, macaroni, granola bars, sugar, flour, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, baking mixes. Toiletry items: soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste. Paper products: plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, diapers (any size), feminine hygiene products. Gift cards: Giant, Weis, Walmart. Give cards to church office or Phyllis Frankhouser. DO NOT PLACE IN CONTAINER.
EPHRATA CLOISTER’S EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF NEW YORK CITY on August 1, for $175, which includes bus, and admission fees to Ellis Island Hospital Complex (rarely open!), Tour of High Line Building with the architect and an after-hours private tour of the Tenement Museum with hordevour reception. Contact Wayne Gongaware to sign up or for more info. Half the bus is already full!
THE ARCHIVES COMMITTEE'S showcase display features old church paraments and stoles used during the church calendar year. There are five main colors for paraments (the "banners" hanging from the altar and the pulpit) and stoles (worn by the clergy). The colors change as the seasons of the church year change, with some colors repeating during the church year. Take a look at this display and remember when...
DRIVERS NEEDED - We are in need of several volunteers who would be willing to drive some of our Luther Acres residents to & from church on Sunday mornings during the summer months. Volunteers would be asked to pick up residents at the Muhlenberg Building at 9:00am and then drop them off after the service at the same location. Drivers would be asked to use their personal car. (The LA bus is no longer insured to be used by our volunteers.) If you would be willing help, PLEASE SEE BARB PAYNTER TODAY. We will be putting together a schedule this week. THANK YOU!
SACRED MUSIC CONCERT featuring baritone soloist, Charles Johnson, accompanied by pianist, Dale Niehaus, on Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m.in the Luther Acres Community Room.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS July 19 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Pat Lamb Com. Bread Sally Hall
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer Flowers NEEDED
Lector Tami Ruckel Nursery Kate Martin, Jennifer Ziegler
Com. Asst. Kathy Ross, need 2
Greeters Ray & Rosann Lowry Lgts/snd Ed Weiler
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Cindy Wingenroth
Ushers John Steffy’s Team 13
WORSHIP LEADERSHIP AT ST. PAUL: As we await an Interim Pastor, the Worship & Music Committee has arranged for supply pastors for our weekly Worship Services:
Pastor Irvin Straw, Jr. will lead us on July 26; August 23, 30
Pastor Robert Wegehoft (Lancaster) on July 19; August 9
Pastor S. Alan Ruby (Akron) August 2
LCO Worship in the Park will be held on August 16 at 10 a.m.
Summer Contemporary Service August 2 (outdoors).
For emergencies when the office is closed, Al Rothermel, Council President can be reached at
(home) 627-2107 or (cell) 471-2497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For emergency pastoral care, The Rev. Irvin E. Straw, Jr. can be reached at (home) 627-1521 or (cell) 475-0279.