CAMP KIRCHENWALD will be holding their Summer Camp Open House TODAY from 2-4pm. Meet some of the Summer Camp staff, take a tour of the camp, & receive a $10 gift certificate for the camp store if you are a brand new camper.
NURSERY HELP NEEDED FOR LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – We are currently looking for someone to be in the nursery on Wednesday evenings thru April 16 from 6:30-7:30pm. This would be a great opportunity for confirmation students or high school students who are in need of service hours OR anyone who just likes to spend some time with toddlers/preschoolers. If you are able to help, please sign up on the kiosk for the day(s) you are available or send an email to Barb at email@example.com.
WELCA BOOK CLUB will meet on April 3 at 7:00 PM in the Lounge. The selection is Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith.
ATTENTION KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS: At the Ninth Triennial Gathering of Women of the ELCA, prayer shawls will be collected and given to the ELCA North Carolina Synod for distribution. Phyllis Frankhouser and Nancy Miller plan to attend this convention which is being held from July 24-27, 2014. If you are interested in making a prayer shawl for this event, attach the special label* to the completed shawl. Shawls will be collected up to July 1, 2014. *Labels are at the Women of the ELCA kiosk in the narthex.
READY FOR A CHALLENGE? Once again Women of the ELCA is offering the quilt challenge. Rules of the challenge and an entry form are located at the St. Paul Women of the ELCA kiosk in the narthex. The theme of the quilt challenge is "of many generations" and the deadline for sending the quilts is June 10, 2014. Any questions, contact Nancy Weiss (626-0994) or Phyllis Frankhouser (626-4200).
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS will be held on Sat., March 29th at 9 a.m. Parents and young people interested in first communion instruction, please speak with Pastor Jim or call the office.
WEDNESDAY LENTEN BIBLE STUDIES continue this week. At 11am, "Viewing Psalms through a Lens," led by Marsha Campbell, will be held in the church lounge. Bring your Bible, a pencil and a cell phone or digital camera which will be used to record a visual image matching your favorite verse from the Psalm studied that morning. "Loving God and Loving Others," the evening Bible study led by Pastor Gable, will be held at 6:30pm in the church nave. Participants may attend any number of sessions of either study. All are welcome!
BREW CREW: The next Brew Crew will be on Tuesday, March 25th at Stoudt’s Brewing in Adamstown. We will meet at the church to carpool, leaving at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:3 0p.m. reservation. Please sign up in the sign-up book.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Let’s say good-bye to winter and welcome the spring! Come to see…FROZEN on Friday, March 28 at 6:30pm in the Social Hall. Bring your family & friends and a blanket to sit on. The movie is free. There will be popcorn and drinks for a cash donation to benefit our upcoming Lititz Project Outreach Program.
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS AND WORSHIP ASSISTANTS: Please take home a few vestments and launder them to get ready for Easter. Thank you!
EASTER CARDS FOR OUR HOMEBOUND MEMBERS are available to be picked up in the narthex. It is preferable that they are delivered with a visit. If sent via mail, extra postage is required. Please sign your name by the names you are visiting. The cards were lovingly made by the St. Paul Craft Group.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on April 16, at 11:30 at Scooters located at 921 Lititz Pike in Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us. This is one of our favorite places to eat. Maybe by then we can enjoy eating out on the patio. Our group seems to be growing in the number of participants! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CROSSFIRE/LCO SINGLES will be going to Penn Cinema on Saturday, March 29th to see “Noah” in IMAX. Cost is $16 and you may purchase tickets online or at Penn Cinema. We will meet in the lobby at 3:30 p.m. and dinner and dancing possible to follow. April 5th is Rockin’ Spring Dance from 7 -10p.m. at St. Paul. Bring a drink or snack to share, cost is $10. April 13th we will be in the St. Paul Lounge from 4-7 for games. Bring a snack or drink to share, donation for pizza.
LIFE STORY WRITERS will meet this Tuesday, Mar. 25th at 1:00pm in the lounge. Bring your notebook, pencil, and a story to share. Phyllis & Jerre Frankhouser will be our leaders this month.
CRAFT NIGHT INFORMATION AND CHANGE-- There is a change beginning this month. Craft Night will now be meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (rather than the 1st Tuesday). The next Craft Night is APRIL 8th. April's project will be working on squares for Blanket Making. We will meet in the Social Hall (not the lounge).
THE GABLES ARE LOOKING FOR a few strong individuals to move furniture from the second floor of their house on Friday, April 11th and one day (your choice) during the week of April 15th. $10 per hour. Call Pastor Jim at 626-4709.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!
We are looking for a few volunteers to help with our “Weird Animals” VBS program this year. We are joining Salem Lutheran Church at Kissel Hill on Sunday, June 22 thru Thursday, June 26 in the evening. We need story tellers, student guides and kitchen help. If you are interested in helping, please let Lori know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-4709. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 31st at 7 p.m. here at St. Paul in Barb Paynter’s office (next to Pastor Jim’s office) for planning.
2014 EASTER FLOWER ORDER FORM
If you wish to order Easter flowers to be placed in the church nave for Easter, please complete the form below and return it with your payment (make checks out to ST. PAUL) to the church office no later than Monday, April 7.
Given by: (PRINT NAME)
Please indicate number of flowers ordered:
________ Muscari (Blue Bells) - $2.50 ________ Lily - $6.50 ea.
________ Daffodils - $5.50 ea. ______ Tulips - $5.50 ea.
_________Konde Diocese Pharmacy
As an alternative giving option this Easter, we will be accepting funds to
support the Konde Diocese Pharmacy. The Konde Diocese struggles with poverty, malaria, HIV-AIDS, etc. Please consider a donation in memory or honor of a loved one while supporting the work of our companion congregation. Make checks out to St. Paul and check the box.
In Memory of:
In Honor of:
_______ To the Glory of God:
Total remitted with order form: $______________
In June 2014, a dozen or more Lititz Churches will embark on the Lititz Project, an endeavor that brings mission work to our community of Lititz. The Lititz Project is an outgrowth of the Ephrata Project, which began about 6 years ago as a partnership between Love INC (In the Name of Christ) and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ephrata.
The purpose of the Lititz Project is to complete home improvement projects within our own community for those who are unable to complete them for themselves and share God’s Love.
On Sunday, April 13, volunteers will distribute 5,000 door hangers to homes in Lititz and some areas of Rothsville. The door hangers will explain to homeowners that area churches are willing to send teams to complete free home improvements. Those who are in need of help with home projects should call Love INC at 735-7540 by April 25.
Love INC will coordinate the projects with the churches, and teams of church members will complete their assigned tasks from Monday, June 22 - Saturday, July 5. Home improvement projects will be divided into three levels and teams will be assigned in accordance with their level of expertise.
Jesus showed compassion to people and shared the hope of a relationship with Him. He connected with people where they were at emotionally and built relationships based on compassion. Jesus set an example for us as we look to meet people where they are at. These acts of compassion create unique and exciting opportunities for relationships to be built and the gospel be shared. Lititz Project gives its volunteers the opportunity to show compassion, build relationships, and take care of some practical needs of our neighbors.
Please complete the form below and place in the offering plate by April 6 if you are interested in helping. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Paynter email@example.com
Name(s) ________________________________________ Phone/Email_______________
_____ Level 1 Projects – yard work, mulching, painting, cleaning
_____ Level 2 Projects – Minor carpentry repairs, drywall, spouting, caulking, etc.
_____ Level 3 Projects – porch replacement, door/window replacement, plumbing
My availability from June 22–July 5 is:(circle) Weekdays Weekends Evenings Daytime