THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR MAY will be to support the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed to the glory of God.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: Steve Shaub
May 17: George Nickel
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
May 14 : Driver-Gerald Miller, Distributors-Irene Miller, Diana & Bruce Hill May 21 : Driver-Jane Brye, Distributors-Jenn Maryniak, Sally Hall, Tammy LaCombe
SENIOR SHEPHERDS will not be meeting on Monday afternoons in April or May. We will still meet on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m. for our monthly evening meetings.
WE WELCOME into the one holy catholic and apostolic church through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Keith and Jonah Ahlers, husband and son of Ann Ahlers. (8:00 a.m.)
GOD BLESS OUR CONFIRMANDS, Amelia Catherine Fair, Daniel James Spadaro, and Emalie Leann Martzall, who will affirm their baptism today at 10:45 a.m., as Christ’s disciples here at St. Paul!
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Amelia Fair
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Jim Millhouse
Lector Mallory Weiss Melissa Wainman
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED Gail Benner, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Ed & Greta Weiler Don & Deana Wyand
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Deb Herr, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread Sally Hall
Nursery Steve & Signe Fink Jim & Bethany Hovan
Bus Driver Al Rothermel
Lgts/Snd Ed Weiler George Nickel
Ushers John Troutman’s Team 17 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
PASTOR GABLE’S CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, May 31 following the 9:30am service in the social hall. This is an opportunity to say thank you to Pastor Gable for his ministry of over 14 years at St Paul on his last day with us before starting his next chapter in life, retirement! We will be collecting donations for his retirement gift. They can be sent to the church office with your donation marked for Pastor’s Retirement. They can also be put in the collection plate, Mutual Ministry mailbox # 15, or sent to Doug Hookway, Mutual Ministry Chair, 26 Round House Drive, Lititz. We are all looking forward to this opportunity for fellowship with Pastor Jim as he closes his official ministry with us. Please sign up in the narthex!
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on May 20, at 11:30 at Aromas Del Sur located at 548 S. State Street in Ephrata. All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great Columbian food and conversation! We hope to see you there. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
SPAGHETTI DINNER & AUCTION: On Sunday, May 17th at noon in the social hall, we will have a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and items to be auctioned. This will benefit the youth gathering attendees going to Detroit. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in the narthex, or at the door.
WINE CLUB is Friday, May 15th. There is a sign-up sheet in the Small Groups sign-up book.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place at our church on June 13th starting at 7a.m. All men are invited to attend. Also we will need help with setting up tables and chairs plus some people to provide food. Don Shaub will be the contact person for this event.
ST. PAUL GARDEN GROUP begins working its magic on the ten gardens in front of our church this Tuesday evening, May 12 at 6:30pm, weather permitting. Bring a hoe and a bucket. We will scratch out some early weeds to prepare the beds for mulching. We will only work one hour. All are welcome. Also, there are still some gardens waiting to be adopted and a "Rover" helper list that you can sign to commit as a more regular garden helper. Check the table in the narthex or call Marsha Campbell 626-8078.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE: The total amount pledged and recorded so far for the Capital Campaign is $314,590.
ST. PAUL SENIORS GROUP: Join us on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00pm in the lounge for our first Travel Presentation. "Travel" with us through Normandy and Bordeaux in France; the Basque region of northern Spain; the Port wine city of Oporto, Portugal; and ending our trip in Scotland, England and Wales. Our travel guides will be Don & Marsha Campbell and Don & Gayle Stauffer.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED at our "MULCHING DAY" on Saturday, May 16 at 8am. Wear your work clothes and bring your rakes and shovels as we mulch the flower beds in preparation for our Garden Group to begin planting.
MEAL SERVING MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: Our congregation is partnering with Zion Leola to help feed our neighbors through serving community dinners in Lancaster. Help is needed for set-up, serving, and clean up. These dinners serve approximately 200 people who might otherwise go hungry. The next dinner will take place at Christ Lutheran on Thursday, May 21. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed for the following responsibilities:
* Set Up (2 or 3 people) – 3:00-5:00pm
* Serving/Clean up (4 people) – 5:15-6:45pm
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Kiosk in the Narthex or see Barb Paynter or Joyce Groff for more information.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS May 17 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Pat Lamb Kendall Eby
A. Min. Jenny Bitzer Jim Millhouse
Lector Mallory Weiss Melissa Wainman
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Mike & Robin Griffith Brian & Tami Wiczkowski
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Tami Ruckel, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Al & Deb Rothermel
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb Kathy Smith, Jennifer Ziegler
Lgts/Snd Robert Wiegand Steve Shaub
Ushers Nancy Weiss’s Team 21 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
DETROIT YOUTH GATHERING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
If you would like to help sponsor our youth, you can donate in the following way. Use this form and choose an amount to donate and place it in the offering plate or mail it to St. Paul, attn: Lori Nikoloff. The money will be due sometime in the spring. Thank you for your support!
______$800-Full Scholarship ______$600 - 3/4 Scholarship
______$400 - Half Scholarship ______$200 - 1/4 Scholarship
______Amount of my choice $______
We are heading to Detroit in July 2015 due to the on-going help needed in that area. We have a total of 22 youth and adult chaperones attending with us this time from 3 different churches. As you can see, we really need your support to make it all happen. Thank you for your continued generosity and prayers.
Gifts to Endowment in honor of Mother’s Day
Bill and Ruth Spacht to the glory of God in memory of Martha Steely & Marguerite Spacht
Jerre & Phyllis Frankhouser to the glory of God in honor of Courtney Frankhouser Myers
Mary Roth & Joanne Snavely to the glory of God in memory of their mother, Marian Snavely
Pat Lamb given to the glory of God in honor of Melissa & Cindy
Pat Lamb given to the glory of God in memory of Mae Lamb & Bette Moore
Donald L. Shaub to the glory of God and in memory of Constance L. Shaub
Happy Mother’s Day!
In honor of all mothers, women may choose a gift from the pink basket at the usher station as you exit the worship service.
Have a fabulous day!