THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR MARCH will be to support Friends of Luther Acres.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God by Sue Dombach in loving memory of her husband, Marty Dombach.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today Teacher: Marsha Campbell
Mar. 8 Teacher: George Nickel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Packs Project Volunteers:
Mar. 5: Driver - Gerald Miller; Distributors - Irene Miller, Diana & Bruce Hill
Mar. 12: Driver – Jane Brye; Distributors – Jen Maryniak, Sally Hall, Tammy Lacombe
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tami Ruckel Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Jeny Bitzer Don Stauffer
Lector Tom Reinfried Kendall Eby
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED Gayle Stauffer, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Gary & Melanie Minnich Jean Risser, Marion Weaver
Altar Guild Debbie Herr, Mary Ann Seitz, John/Linda Bell
Com. Bread Ruth Deemer
Flowers Sue Dombach
Nursery Dave & Marty Althouse Caitlyn & Deb Rothermel, Jen Maryniak
Bus Driver John Bell
Lgts/Snd Mike Steffy Jim Shreiner
Ushers John Steffy’s Team 13 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
PATCHES FOR SEWING blanket tops are available in the designated tub in the narthex. Happy Sewing! Any questions, call Nancy at 626-0994.
PLEASE JOIN US TOMORROW, March 2, at 7pm for a concert presented by the Valparaiso University Kantorei. This choir of 35 voices is the chapel choir at the university and specializes in music for worship. If you are interested in being a host family, it's not too late! One more home for 2 students would mean those two students wouldn't have to sleep on the floor in Valerie's basement. Contact Valerie at email@example.com or 717.413.6145 if you are willing to host.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: March 6, 2015, is the date of the World Day of Prayer service which will be held at the Lititz Mennonite Church at 6:30 p.m. The pastor of Trinity E. C. Church, Nathan Fry, will be the featured speaker.
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on March 18, at 11:30 at Jo Boy’s BBQ located at 27-31 E Main St. Lititz, phone # 568-8330. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! We hope to have you join us. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST will be held on March 7th, at 7 a.m. at St. Paul Penryn.
THANK YOU: I would like to thank everyone for the cards, calls and prayers as I try to mend from surgery. A special thank you to Nurse Nancy. Warren Weiss
WE WELCOME into the one holy catholic and apostolic church through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Fiona Alix Perkins, infant daughter of Ryan and Kelly (Zimmerman) Perkins, born December 14, 2014.
VESTMENTS LAUNDERED: Communion assistants and assisting ministers—Please take vestments home and launder them before Easter. Thank you!
THE CALL COMMITTEE as selected by Church Council is as follows: Art Paynter – chair; Johnna McCormick, Tammy Jo Stettler, Jenny Bitzer, Doug Minnich, Dick Mearig.
Council appreciates and thanks everyone who participated in the selection process. An additional thanks to everyone who agreed to serve on other committees.
MEAL SERVING MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: Our congregation has been invited to partner with Zion Leola to help feed our neighbors through serving community dinners at Grace Lutheran and Christ Lutheran in Lancaster. These dinners are sponsored by the Council of Churches. These dinners serve approximately 200 people who might otherwise go hungry. The first dinner will take place at Christ Lutheran on Thursday, March 19. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed for the following responsibilities: Set Up (2 or 3 people) – 2:45-5:00pm; Serving/Clean up (4 people) – 5:15-7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Kiosk in the Narthex or see Barb Paynter or Joyce Groff.
ST. PAUL SENIORS GROUP - Join us on Wednesday, March 11 to play WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW! We will meet in the LOUNGE at 1:00pm. And, mark your calendars for the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 for our Senior Group socials.
CHURCH COUNCIL IS LOOKING for someone to serve as chair of the property committee. The property committee meets only on an "as needed basis" to work with Marc Buckwalter on projects as they arise. When this occurs, the chair would be responsible for contacting and helping to organize members of the committee. If interested, please contact any member of Church Council or Al Rothermel at 471-2497.
STEP BACK IN TIME and view the newest display in the narthex Archives case. It features memorabilia from the St. Paul capital campaign of 1959, "Building for Christ." Our congregational goal back then was to raise enough money to begin building an Educational Building to house classrooms, choir room, meeting rooms, offices and a large social hall. Now, fifty-six years later, it's time to renew our social hall to better serve our own and our community's needs. Reminisce over the old and imagine the possibilities of the new.
FINANCIAL GIVING STATEMENTS are available in the narthex. You may pick them up today.
A BIG THANKS to each church member who so generously shared their faith stories in writing and to the younger members who creatively shared their drawing talents. Both writings and drawings will be included in a Faith Stories booklet to be part of our new "Building to Serve — Imagine the Possibilities..." capital campaign. That booklet is sure to please and inspire. Look for it in your family's campaign packet to be distributed following worship services on March 22 and March 29.
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will not be meeting on Monday afternoons in April. We will still meet on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly evening meeting.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will be held on March 21st at 9 a.m. in the lounge.
IMPORTANT: Susan will be out of the office starting Mon., March 2. She will be having surgery and will be out for about 4 weeks. If you have bulletin announcements/April newsletter submissions, please email them to barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Mar. 8 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Kendall Eby
A. Min. Gayle Stauffer Wayne Gongaware
Lector Doug Minnich Girl Scouts
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Gary & Kristee Reichard Girl Scouts
Altar Guild Evelyn Balmer, Barbara Weaver, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Flowers John & Ruth Deemer
Nursery Rob & Mindy Guillory John, Tracy, Kallie Cardenas
Bus Driver Pat Lamb
Lgts/Snd Ed Weiler John Bell
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Girl Scouts
LENTEN EVENING PRAYER
Services will be held in the nave every Wednesday evening through March 25th. The services will conclude by 7:30 p.m.
PASSION/PALM SUNDAY SIGN UPS ARE IN THE RED WORSHIP ASSISTANT BOOK.
Please sign your name by what name you are choosing to read, which worship service you are attending and take the corresponding book