THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR JUNE is to support Heifer International’s Disaster Rehabilitation Fund for Nepal. 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 Don & Gayle Stauffer to the glory of God and in celebration of their anniversary and in honor of summer birthdays.
THE ROSE ON THE ALTAR is placed to the glory of God and in celebration of the birth of Sawyer Reese Hill, born on June 7, 2015. Sawyer is the great-granddaughter of Dick & Judy Mearig.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today at 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Amelia Fair Com. Bread Jean Steffy
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Flowers Don & Gayle Stauffer
Lector Joyce Groff Nursery Steve & Signe Fink
Com. Asst. Jenny Bitzer, Mallory Weiss, 1 needed
Greeters Jim Hoffer, Don Shaub Lgts/snd Don Campbell
Altar Guild Mary Ann Seitz, Michelle Mumma
Ushers Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
SUMMER COMMUNITY LUNCH: This THURSDAY, July 2nd will be our first community lunch in the social hall. EVERYONE is invited – it is NOT based on need. It is a time to come together as neighbors and share a meal. There are still many opportunities for all of our members to help throughout the month…* 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.
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!
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 CRAFT GROUP is asking for donations to make items to sell at the Craft Fair: 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. Thank you and God Bless, Joyce Groff.
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 email@example.com.
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 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!
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!
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS July 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Com. Bread Kelly Perkins
A. Min. Doug Minnich Flowers Bruce & Diana Hill
Lector Don Stauffer Nursery Deb & Caitlyn Rothermel
Com. Asst. 3 needed
Greeters Randy & Deb Sheaffer Lgts/snd Mike Steffy
Altar Guild Tami Ruckel, Don & Gayle Stauffer Ushers Steve Shaub’s Team 4
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 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.