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.
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.
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.
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.
GETTYSBURG SEMINARY FOOD BANK donations are being collected from now until June 18th. The seminarians and their families (many are married with families) really appreciate gift cards from Giant and Weis Markets. Other nonperishable food items and paper products such as cereal (hot and cold), canned vegetables, macaroni, granola bars, sugar, flour, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, baking mixes, paper products, soap, shampoo/conditioner, and toothpaste can be given. These items can be put in the plastic container in the narthex marked G.S.F.B. items.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Pack 44 is having an ice cream social and boys entering 1st-4th grade are invited to learn more about Cub Scout Pack 44 on Tuesday, May 22nd from 7pm-8pm in the social hall of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. This night is an opportunity to meet scouts, their family members, and leaders of Pack 44 in addition to participating in a pack meeting. And don't forget, ice cream will be served! For additional information, please contact Cubmaster Ben Slider at 466-0406 or email Cubmaster email@example.com.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER! You are invited on Saturday, June 2 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to the Bonefish Grill for a sampling of their signature appetizers, market-fresh fish and wood-grilled specialties. Additional tastings include libations like specialty martinis, bar-fresh cocktails, craft beers and adventurous wines. The cost is $35 per person and ALL PROCEEDS will benefit Lancaster Area habitat for Humanity. The cost includes a sampling of the entire menu and two drink tickets. Please RSVP to Abbey White at 392-8836 ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 25th. Limited seating available. Bonefish Grill is located at 970 Plaza Blvd., Lancaster, PA by park City Mall
We will be sending out newsletters by email to those who have provided an email address. We still have quite a way to go to really cut down on the mailing. The cost of mailing the newsletter is $115 in postage alone. This does not include the paper, copier expense, staff time and volunteer time, let alone the environmental impact of more trash. The format is user friendly and you may print a copy at home from your computer. We will, of course, still be mailing copies to those without computers, but please, if you are getting your copy by mail, and are able to get it by email, consider this option and notify the office of your email address. The extra perk of this is that we can send out emails at any time to alert you to something that might have to get out fast and we can do it with a simple, bulk email. We can use this capability in the future to notify certain groups of things, as we continue to enter more information into the database. It’s a good thing, please help! If you received the “test” email this past Wednesday, you’re on the list, if not, we don’t have your email.