THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR MARCH will be to support the Friends of Luther Acres 2016 Project. They will be continuing their Oasis Project from 2015.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Mary Lamoreux to the glory of God and in memory of Jack Lamoreux.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: Diana Hill March 20: George Nickel
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS: 8 am 10:45 am
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Jonah Ahlers
A. Min. Jim Millhouse Doug Minnich
Lector Barb Weaver Nancy Miller
Com. Asst. Mallory Weiss, need 2 need 3
Greeters Gary & Melanie Minnich Jean Risser, Marion Weaver
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Michelle Mumma, Deb Herr
Com. Bread Phyllis Miller
Flowers Mary Lamoreux
Nursery Kelly Perkins, Melanie Minnich Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Lights/Snd. Ben Hipple Samanta & Elena Smith
Ushers Mike Herr’s Team 1 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
Mar 17 : Driver— Don Stauffer; Distributors: Don & Gayle Stauffer
Mar 31 : Driver— Gerald Miller; Distributors: Gerald & Irene Miller
HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER SERVICES: Wed, Mar. 16 at 7pm in the Nave. Join us for a short prayer service during Lent. Childcare will be provided for children up to 2nd grade in the nursery.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: Who in the Bible Are You? Wed, Mar. 16 at 1pm in the Lounge. This study is led by Marsha Campbell, 626-8078 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring a Bible, paper and pen.
MARCH CIRCLES: "Being of One Mind" is the March circle topic and will be presented by Phyllis Frankhouser. The Ruth Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. TODAY in the room across from the church library.
THE ST. PAUL NOMINATING COMMITTEE is looking for volunteers to serve on the next church council. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve God and your church as we begin a new chapter in the history of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please prayerfully consider serving your church and your church community as a council member. Please contact Jim Hovan at email@example.com or 717.626-0348 by March 30th if you are interested or have any questions. Thank you.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on March 16, at 11:30 at Jo Boy's BBQ located at 27-31 E Main St, Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us for some great food, fun and conversation! We hope to see you. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
THINK EASTER BASKETS - Candy, coffee and tea will be for sale between services on some Sundays during Lent.
CAMPING INFORMATION PRESENTATION: Kate Martin will present information about this summer's Lutheran Camping Program at Kirchenwald and Nawakwa to Sunday school children TODAY in the choir room from 9:30-10am. Parents are invited to attend! Kate will have a Q&A time for parents from 10-10:15am.
PALM SUNDAY READERS FOR THE PASSION: There is a sign-up sheet in the red Worship Assistants book and the books are there as well. Please sign up and take your corresponding book. We still need readers for 10:45am please sign up TODAY! Thank you!
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA, LSS Women’s Organization will host the 2016 Day of Renewal at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Castle, Sat., April 23. Registration is from 9:00-9:30 a.m. The cost for the day, including the meal is $16.00. Make checks payable to the “LSSWO WOMEN OF THE ELCA” and mail to the synodical treasurer, Peggi Norman, 328 Carolle St., Greencastle, PA 17225. Registration deadline is Monday, April 4.
POWER PACKS PLASTIC BAG COLLECTION: Power Packs is in need of plastic bags to use to pack the food for the school children. All you need to do is wrap ten plastic bags together, fold in half, fasten with a rubber band, and return them to the bin in the Narthex. This is an opportunity to both help Power Packs and recycle plastic to save the environment at no cost to you. Please help the Mission and Outreach Committee with this worthwhile project.
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS will be held on Sunday, April 3rd. Contact Pastor Straw to indicate your interest or for additional information.
CROSSFIRE, a singles ministry, is hosting the Cavern Club, a Beatles Tribute Band, on Saturday, March 19th from 7pm-10pm in the social hall. Cost is $12.
MEAL SERVING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Our congregation will be serving dinner at Kingdom Life Church on Thursday, March 17 and Grace Lutheran on Wednesday, March 30. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed for the following responsibilities: Set Up (1 person) 3:00-5:00 pm and Serving/Clean up (5 people) 5:15-7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the kiosk in the Narthex or contact Joyce Groff.
THE MUSIC & WORSHIP COMMITTEE will decorate the Nave and arrange the flowers for Easter on Saturday, March 26 at 9:30 am. All are welcome to help. Hope to see you there.
SENIORS GROUP GOES TO HAWAII: Join us on Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00pm in the choir room. Linda Bell will share her slides of a Month in Paradise, her wonderful trip she took to Hawaii. Enjoy the beautiful views and learn about Hawaii.
YOUTH HOLY WEEK BREAKFAST: All middle & high school youth are invited for breakfast Monday-Wednesday, March 21, 22, & 23 at 7am in the social hall. There will be a devotional time to help fill you spiritually while we fill your bellies with breakfast! Youth will be dismissed by 7:40am to walk across Orange St. for the start of their school day. Bring a friend!
PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Join us for this movie on Palm Sunday, March 20 at 6:00pm in the Nave. The movie focuses on the last twelve hours of Jesus‘s life and is rated R due to its graphic nature. Pr. Straw will hold a brief reflection time following the movie for anyone interested.
LITITZ PROJECT - It’s time to collectively serve our town again! St. Paul and other Lititz area churches will again be participating in the Lititz Project. We are looking for volunteers to help with yard work and minor home repairs. Last year we had three work teams - Please look for the sign-up sheets in the narthex and donate some time to help your neighbors.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Join us on Palm Sunday 3/20 for our annual pancake breakfast in the social hall from 7 - 10:30 a.m. Donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children. Support our youth group. Enjoy the pancakes!
EASTER EGG HUNT: Saturday March 26 at 10 a.m. in the social hall. Rain or shine. Ages up to 6th grade. Join us for an egg hunt, crafts, snacks and door prizes. Bring a basket to collect your eggs and be ready for some fun and fellowship!
THE ST. PAUL TELECARE MINISTRY, in the past four years since its beginning, has reached out with compassion and caring to many members. It is the team's intent to keep a connected sense of community alive and well in our congregation through telephone contact: ill and shut-in, bereaved or lonely, new members or potential members, even congratulatory calls for special anniversary celebrations. If this type of telephone ministry appeals to you, sit in with the team at our monthly meeting, tomorrow, March 14 at 1:00pm in the church lounge or call team leader, Marsha Campbell at 626-8078 with questions.
EASTER VIGIL will be held on Saturday, March 26th at 7 pm at Zion Manheim.
WINE CLUB will be Friday, March 18th at 7 pm at Don & Gayle Stauffer’s home. Please sign up in the blue, Small Groups Book.
A NEW BEGINNING has been offered to our congregation with the selection of the Reverend Robert Myallis as our new pastor. The Archives Committee reminds us of some of the many other "new beginnings" that St. Paul has had in the past with photos and articles of pastors called to serve St. Paul over the past half century. You are invited to relive those moments at the archives showcase in the narthex.
WELCA BOOK CLUB: will meet on April 7th in the lounge. The selection is Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. A New York Times Bestseller, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike. The June 2nd selection is Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place at St. Paul, Penryn on Saturday, April 2 starting at 7AM. We are normally finished between 8:30 & 9AM. All men are invited to attend this event.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS March 20 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Acolyte Tami Ruckel Jonathan Kellogg
A. Min. Jim Millhouse Nancy Miller
Lector Mallory Weiss Don Masey
Com. Asst. need 3 need 3
Greeters Gary & Kristee Reichard Don & Marsha Campbell
Altar Guild Barb Weaver, Don & Gayle Stauffer, Cindy Wingenroth
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Jim & Louise Shreiner
Nursery Steve & Signe Fink Samanta Smith, Stephanie Cramer
Lights/Snd. Mike Herr Steve Fink & Sons
Ushers Robert Hill’s Team 3 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14