ST. PAUL EASTER EGG HUNT will be held on March 30th at 10:30 a.m. for kids up to 5th grade. We will meet in the social hall and will be held rain or shine. Bring a basket or a bag for collecting eggs. There will be prizes, crafts, food and fun!
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA Book Club will meet on April 4th at 7 pm in the lounge to discuss "The Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian. The book is available in paperback, audio CD, and large print. In his 15th book, the author tells a spellbinding tale that travels between Allepo, Syria in 1915 and Bronxville, N.Y. in 2012. As an Armenian American, the author was moved to write about the Armenian genocide of 1.5 million people in the Ottoman Empire. All women of the church are invited to attend.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA Day of Renewal will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 9 am to 3 pm at Swamp Lutheran Church in Reinholds. The theme is "In His Footsteps". The leader is Judy Collins, Associate in Ministry, serving as the Spiritual Gifts Coordinator at Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, Pa. The cost is $10.00 for the day and includes lunch. The special offering will be for "Seeding the Future", Lutheran Camping Corporation. Registration forms are on the WELCA kiosk. There will be a signup sheet in the narthex book for carpooling. Call Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200, with questions.
DID YOU KNOW that our most recent 2010 church pictorial directory is actually the eighth one that our congregation has published? From the earliest in 1967, each directory has been a great reference to use to learn more about those in our church family. The Archives Committee has put together a display in the narthex showcase of all eight directories. Interestingly, the 2005 directory came with a composite of all photographs printed on canvass to look like our church building. That framed "puzzle" is also part of the new display.
MEMORY CAFÉ: 1st Social Support Group in Lancaster County for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Lancaster County’s 1st informal social group for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or people with memory problems that aren’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s yet. Come meet people like you to chat with and share stories with those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and understand what you are going through. 1ST AND 3RD FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave. Lititz, PA 17543 At 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information you may call Mary Read, Cell # 333-0689 or Email me at: IcaPeru717@aol.com
COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICE; On March 29th the churches of the Lititz area will join together for a community Good Friday Worship Service at 12:15 pm at the Lititz Church of the Brethren. Music will be provided by the students of Warwick High School including the 100 voice Warwick High School Choir under the direction of Deb Kline-Smith. Organ music will begin at noon by Warwick High School student, Eric Garner. The worship service will include a dramatic entry of the cross and several hymns, scriptures, readings and prayers related to the crucifixion of Christ.
LCO SEMINARS: In hopes of encouraging growth and strengthening the ministries of it’s member congregations, LCO (Lutheran Community Outreach) has planned a series of seminars on topics of general interest to all congregations. The format of the seminars will be to provide a brief presentation which will introduce the selected topic and encourage discussion among the attendees; during the discussion attendees are encouraged share new ideas, problems, and successes, and determine if there is any way to leverage the blessing and strengths that we (member congregations) have in these areas. The current schedule is as follows. Social Ministry April 7th, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Jerusalem Lutheran Rothsville; Children’s Christian Ed. April 21st, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Salem Kissel Hill; Stewardship May 19th 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. St. Paul Lititz. Anyone interested in any or all aspects of the above topics is encouraged to attend, to share your ideas and to learn from others. If you have questions, see Joe Doster, Gayle Stauffer, or Pastor Gable.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST—TODAY in the social hall, sponsored by St. Paul Youth groups. Donations accepted at the door. Come and enjoy pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
THE ST. PAUL WOMEN OF THE ELCA will be enjoying a "Courtyard Tea" at Sugarplums & Tea, 403 Bank Barn Lane , Lancaster, Pa. on May 9, 2013, at 11:30 am. The cost is $21.60, tax and gratuity included, and payment is required when reservations are made. Reservations are limited and must be made by April 28th. The location is a beautiful barn and the tea includes three tiers--appetizer, variety of four tea entrees, chef's choice of three desserts and an individual pot of specialty tea or iced tea. Sugarplums and Tea is known for their teas, delicious luncheons and catering. Come and have a delightful afternoon with your St. Paul friends. Call Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200, for reservations.
THE MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, at 7 a.m. at Brickerville United Lutheran Church. All men are invited to attend this time of learning and fellowship.
THERE IS STILL TIME to make a contribution to the Friends of Luther Acres 2013 Campaign for a technology project for Muhlenburg. This campaign will be the Christian Service Box for April. Checks should be made out to Luther Acres 2013 Campaign Fund.
PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE SIGN-UP BOOK FOR MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANTS, AND GOOD FRIDAY USHERS.