CHURCH COUNCIL has 2 open Council positions beginning in July. Each position is a 3 year term. The main responsibilities include: to do long-range planning, set goals and priorities, evaluate its activities in light of its mission and goals; seek to involve all members of this congregation in worship, learning, witness, service and support; oversee and provide for the administration of this congregation to enable it to fulfill its functions and perform its mission; maintain supportive relationships with the pastor and staff and help them achieve the fulfillment of their calling, to promote a climate of peace and goodwill and mutual understanding, and to regularly attend the monthly Church Council meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, the annual Council retreat, and volunteer to assist on sub-committees as necessary. If you are interested in being a member of Church Council or to get more information, please contact Barb Paynter or Joe Doster.
PROPERTY TIME AND TALENT LIST. Are you handy, good with a paint brush, possess carpentry skills or just available to help out. We are building a list of individuals that are willing to help out with property maintenance when specific needs arise. If you are able to add your name to the list please contact Kyle Hipple, Property Committee Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.575.4307) with your name and your talent(s). This will allow us to build a broad base of potential volunteers to help out when needed.
CHECK OUT OUR BUCKET DISPLAY and help us fill our bucket through May 27. We cannot heal people like Jesus did, but we can collect money to help provide health care to people in Tanzania. It is a small step, however an important step, in helping people life themselves out of hunger and poverty. Please take a “special” bookmark when you HELP FILL OUR BUCKET. Thank you—Alex, Jack, Jonathan, Nate and Tommy—Kindergarten Sunday School Class.
LCO SINGLES :On May 18th there will be ballroom dancing lessons here at St. Paul at 6:30 p.m. Bring a snack to share, lessons are from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE - is seeking 2 – 3 new members. The length of the terms are three years in which the committee person will become familiar with the duties of advertising, interviewing and hiring staff positions for St. Paul as well as any personnel or policy issues that may arise. The Pastor is responsible for the actual evaluation of the staff as he is their immediate supervisor, but the Personnel Committee has input into the process and the final outcome. Raises and wages are not set by the Personnel Committee but may make recommendations to the Finance Committee and/or Council. The Personnel Committee is also responsible for the policies and procedures that affect the staff at St. Paul. We work closely with the Christian Early Learning Center to assure the safety of their staff and children as well as that of St. Paul’s. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Nancy Miller.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 5th at 7 p.m. in the church lounge. The book to be discussed is THE CONFESSION by John Grisham which is available in paperback and audio. The group will review the ELCA Social Statement on the death penalty which was accepted in 1991. No signup is needed. Come and join your sisters of St. Paul in a lively and thought provoking discussion.
NEEDED: The blanket making materials are getting a little low. If you would be able to contribute sheets or cotton material to be used for making blankets that are given to Lutheran World Relief, please put them in the plastic tub in the narthex which is marked for such items. Thank you!
THE MEN”S BIBLE BREAKFAST group has wrapped up its last session until September. If you did not attend any of the breakfasts, you missed out on some great food and stimulating Bible studies and discussions. Men from the following churches were involved: St. Paul Lutheran, Lititz, Brickerville United Lutheran, and St. Paul Lutheran, Penryn. Over the years, through our collections and hands on activities, we have helped the following: Lititz Community Chest, Brickerville, Penryn Mexico mission trip, Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity, Water Street Mission, a missionary in Japan, American Red Cross, and some local in need families. Please look for a future announcement about our start up this coming September and please and join us this coming fall and winter.
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA Annual Convention will be held June 23, 2012, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 St John Rd., Elizabethville, PA. Registration is $20 and the registration form, available on the WELCA bulletin board, must be sent by June 11th. For more information and for carpooling details call Phyllis Frankhouser at 626-4200.
DO YOU KNOW OF ANY GRADUATES? Please contact the church office if you know of any graduates from high school, college or technical school.