THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX collection for March is: Thrivent Builds (Habitat for Humanity). Makes checks out to Thrivent Builds.
ON MAY 1st, ST. PAUL will celebrate 125 years of life and growth as a congregation in the community of Lititz. Many things have changed over the years; some will always be the same. For example, in a Sunday bulletin from 1919 there was a 10:00AM morning worship in memory of Robert E. Furlow, a member of the 56th Co. of Engineers, A.E.F. who died of pneumonia in France, a 1:30PM Sabbath School, a 3:00PM Instruction Class for those wishing to join Church and a 7:00PM Evening Worship. There was also a request to "keep in mind the first of April, so that when that day arrives we will be able without additional canvass or plea to meet our interest obligations."
Through the instructions addressed to Timothy, we learn about the kind of community the church is called to be. Healthy and mature faith means caring for those in need around us, honoring those who serve the community, and holding leaders to high ethical standards.
OUR PRAYER LIST is available on the kiosk. Please take a copy and pray for those in need. If you wish for a name to be added or removed, please notify the church office. Thank you.
DUE TO RENOVATIONS the St Paul Circle at Luther Acres meeting spot will move from the Music Room to the Hershey Activity Room.
ST. PAUL is hosting a potluck TONIGHT to help support the ELCA World Hunger Fund and our local food bank. This potluck is part of a program started by two ELCA pastors called, “A Month of Potlucks” (www.amonthofpotlucks.org). After the meal, adults will hear information about local and world hunger issues, while the children are doing a craft related to hunger. See you at 6:00 p.m!
LUTHERAN CAMPING CORPORATION’S upcoming events: March 27- Summer Camp Open House at Kirchenwald & Nawakwa. Check out the website for more info: www.lutherancamping.org
ARTISANS OF ST. PAUL: On March 29, at 7 p.m. in the lounge, come to a photography workshop and enhance your photographic skills. Learn to design and create a better photograph by using visualization techniques and elements of design. Also learn to control your camera settings to achieve a better photograph. You will also arrange and design a still life to photograph and compete for the coveted 1st annual St. Paul Shutterbug Award. Please bring your camera!
VOLUNTEERS FOR LITITZ MEALS on Wheels prepare and deliver approximately 50 meals daily, Monday thru Friday, to shut-ins residing within the Warwick School District. Drivers are currently needed for certain days of the week, or to substitute from time to time for regular drivers. Meal deliveries begin at 11am and are divided into four routes covering Brickerville, Rothsville, Kissel Hill and Lititz Borough. If you could help with this important service or would like more details, contact driver coordinator, Debby Pegg at 201-2690 (cell) or 627-2559.
TO CELEBRATE ST. PAUL Christian Child Care Center’s 26th birthday, St. Paul CCCC will be collecting presents for Caitlin’s Smiles, which is an organization that creates “Bags of Smiles” for children who are in the hospital. The organization was founded by Cheryl Hornung who lost her daughter in 2000 to a malignant brain tumor. Her daughter loved arts and crafts and Cheryl had already purchased birthday and Christmas presents for her before she passed. She took those presents and donated them to Penn State Children’s Hospital. Cheryl saw how happy it made the children to receive these little gifts. That was what encouraged her to start Caitlin’s Smiles. St. Paul CCCC will be collecting items through the month of March. There will be a collection birthday bag in the narthex. Items we are looking to collect are: Books, Crayons, Journals, Sticker books, Coloring books, Play dough, and any other items that a child can do in his/her hospital bed. Thank you! What a difference a smile makes…….☺
WE ARE IN NEED of ushers to fill our teams! If you are able to serve in this capacity, please notify Hazel Nestleroth at 664-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIDGE OF HOPE of Lancaster and Chester Counties welcomes spring at its Garden Luncheon at The Eden resort & Suites, Saturday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a silent auction with gardening items, lunch and local artist Liz ZHess speaking on “Sprinkled with Grace and Red Umbrellas.” Liz, known for her Red Umbrella series, owns Liz Hess Gallery on Lancaster City’s Gallery Row. For reservations, call 717-394-7406 ext 106 or visit the website at
BASKET MISSING: There was a basket in the closet in the Sunday school room located in the social hall, that belongs to TOPS. The contents were emptied from the basket and the basket removed, about 2 weeks ago. We hope it will be returned to the TOPS organization promptly.
SYNOD ASSEMBLY 2011—St. Paul needs two voting members this year. One male, one female. The twenty-fourth annual assembly is scheduled for June 3-4 at Messiah College, Grantham, PA. If interested, see Pastor Gable.
BULC/ST. PAUL PENRYN Youth Group Mission Trip Fund-Raiser – Dinner and Auction.Both Youth Groups will be serving a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 26 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at the Brickerville United Lutheran Church social hall as a fund-raiser for their June 2011 mission trip to the Appalachian communities surrounding Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Join us anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. to enjoy your dinner consisting of all you can eat fresh salad bar, spaghetti with “Steve’s famous” homemade sauce, rolls, desserts, and beverage. In addition, a “silent” auction of the youth will be conducted to “hire” the youth for odd jobs at your home. The cost of the dinner is $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for children 5 – 10 years of age, and children under 5 are free. Reservations are not necessary, but preferred. Please call June Kupstas at 626-2195. (Payment can be made the night of the dinner.) Thank you for supporting the youth of our community.
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LENTEN BIBLE STUDY on Mondays is led by Dave Althouse and is held in the lounge at 11:15 a.m. The Lenten Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. is leb by Pastor Gable in the lounge. Anyone is welcome to join them for the next 4 weeks.