THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR JUNE is to support Heifer International’s Disaster Rehabilitation Fund for Nepal. At least 7,100 project participant homes across 12 districts have collapsed while another 3,000 of Heifer’s families' homes have sustained major damage. Heifer families also lost at least 1,500 animals. Help Heifer provide food, water and temporary shelter to the thousands impacted by the earthquake by giving to their Disaster Fund.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Mary Joan & Mel Weaver to the glory of God and in celebration of their 58th wedding anniversary.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer
Lector Cynthia Kensinger
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, Sally Hall,
Greeters Steve & Sue Shaub
Altar Guild Barbara Weaver, Deb Herr
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Flowers Mel & Joan Weaver
Nursery Stephanie Cramer, Kathy Smith
Lgts/Snd Tom Reinfried
Ushers Tom Reinfried’s Team 5
THE SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held TODAY immediately following the service. We will vote on members for Church Council and the Nominating Committee. There will be a review of the annual report as well as time for questions and concerns.
THE CRAFT GROUP is asking for donations to be used to make items to sell at the Craft Fair: Pinecones of all sizes, Lace for trimming fabric picture frames, ONLY fall or holiday cotton or cotton blend fabric – we have received enough other fabric and thank those who donated. You can place your donations in the bins in the narthex that are marked for collection. Thank you and God Bless, Joyce Groff.
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. Come, and bring a friend! 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!
LCO BARNSTORMERS GAME: August 2nd. Cost for game and picnic pavilion is $28 per adult, $2 for ages 5-12 and under 5 is free. The picnic will be served for two hours, all you can eat and will include 3 meats, 3 salads, soda, water and desserts. The pavilion opens at 12:30 p.m. and the game time is 1:00 p.m. July 12th is the deadline to sign up.
THE BURGER BUNCH is starting again! Our first visit will be to DJ’s Taste of the ‘50s, 2410 Old Philadelphia Pike, Smoketown. A couple years back, DJs made USA Today’s list of 51 great burger joints in America. DJ’s was chosen to represent the state of Pennsylvania. Stepping onto the checkerboard floor of this 1950s-themed diner on Route 340 is like walking back in time. The waitresses wear poodle-type skirts and bobby socks the music pouring through the overhead speakers is pure period and the specialties are burgers, fries and shakes. It is not a big place inside but it also has outdoor seating. The menu lists 21 varieties of burgers, but the “joint” in this burger joint is just as intriguing as the burgers. Don’t believe me? Google it yourself. Join us on Friday, June 26 at 6:00 PM at DJ’s. Sign up in the events book in the kiosk in the Narthex of the Church.
TO GIVE TO THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR NEPAL, you may designate your Thrivent dollars to Lutheran World Relief or the Lutheran Disaster Response.
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will meet on June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall for Media Night! It is important to attend this special meeting. See you then!
LCO "AFTERNOON AT KIRCHENWALD" is a family event scheduled for August 23. The day's activities will likely include a family scavenger hunt, a hike around the camp, swimming, and dinner. Our goal is to make this a relatively low cost family event. We are in need of a Chairman and/or 2 to get the planning done. If you are interested, please contact June Kupstas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE LITITZ LILAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT starts June 22nd and will run for two weeks. Anyone interested in playing - e-mail Steve Fink at email@example.com or call 940-3738.
LITITZ PROJECT will occur THIS WEEK! Thank you to everyone who volunteered. If you would still like to help, please sign up for one of the projects TODAY on the kiosk or see Barb Paynter.
* House #1 - 328 E. Marion St.
Project Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23 11am-1pm
Project: replace fence posts
Project Manager: Craig Wagaman
* House # 2 = 435 W. Marion St.
Project Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24 5-8pm
Project: yard work
Project Manager: Mary Ann Seitz
LIFE STORY WRITERS: will meet this Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 in the lounge. Join us as we write and share our memoirs. No prior writing experience is needed – just a desire to write! Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month and bring a notebook and pencil. We will be meeting over the summer, so mark your calendars for July 28 & August 25.
SENIORS POOL PARTY: Join us on Wednesday, July 8 from 1-3pm at the Nikoloff’s house (3 Crest Dr., Lititz) for an afternoon by the pool. There are shaded areas to sit and chat or wear your bathing suit if you’d like to swim. Please bring a snack to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Barb Paynter.
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 you are interested in volunteering, sign up on the kiosk or see Joyce Groff or Barb Paynter.
SUMMER COMMUNITY LUNCH: We will be serving a community lunch in the social hall every Thursday at 11:30am during the month of July. This lunch will be open to EVERYONE in our community – it is NOT based on need. It is a time to come together as neighbors and share a meal. There are many opportunities for all of our members to help. We are looking for…
* cooks * servers * clean up helpers * food items donations *
If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the kiosk in the Narthex or contact Barb Paynter for more information.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE: $33,811 collected so far toward the capital campaign.
COMMUNITY LUNCH FLYERS need to be distributed around Lititz. If you are willing to take a flyer to hang at a local business (grocery store, laundromat, bank, etc), please take a flyer(s) from the table in the narthex. The more flyers that are displayed, the more people we can inform of this valuable new ministry. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus as we reach out and serve our community!
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS June 28 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Amelia Fair
A. Min. Tami Ruckel
Lector Joyce Groff
Com. Asst. 3 needed
Greeters Jim Hoffer, Don Shaub
Altar Guild Mary Ann Seitz, Michelle Mumma
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Don & Gayle Stauffer
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb
Lgts/Snd Don Campbell
Ushers Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
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 L. Guy Mehl (Lancaster) on June 28
Pastor Irvin Straw, Jr. will lead us on July 5, 12, 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 Services will be held on July 5 & August 2.
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.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE EMAILS from the church office, please provide us with your email address. Many times that is the only means of communicating something quickly.
LITITZ CARES: Tomorrow, June 22nd at 7 p.m. join us next door at the Lititz Church of the Brethren where we will come together as a community to make a difference! Come with the intention of making Lititz, “A Community Where Caring is Contagious!” There will be two featured speakers: Joe Vulopas, founder of Aevidum, an organization devoted to addressing youth depression and suicide. Aevidum has chapters in high schools and colleges and has been nationally recognized. Ben LeRoy is a champion of charity and volunteer work and has challenged himself to do volunteer work in all 50 states during 2014. His cross-country journey is inspiring! Join us as we share ideas such as developing a directory of resources in the Lititz area, similar to the 211 directory developed by the United Way of Lancaster County. We want to hear your ideas!
Thank You!! Jayne and I would like thank you for all the cards, gifts, good wishes and love that you sent with us to Florida. The service and brunch on the 31st of May were fantastic and I appreciate the monetary gift and golf bag. Your love and support have meant the world to us. We will miss you all. Blessings to you all, Pastor Jim and Jayne