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.
WE WELCOME into the one holy catholic and apostolic church through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Julianna Michelle Pacelli, infant daughter of James and Adrienne (Vigunas) Pacelli, born February 13, 2012.
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.
CHURCH COUNCIL has 2 open Council positions beginning in July. Each position is a 3 year term. Some responsibilities include: long-range planning; 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 to regularly attend the monthly Church Council meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in being a member of Church Council or to get more information, please contact Barb Paynter or Joe Doster.
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.
CHECK OUT OUR BUCKET DISPLAY – Today is the last day. 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. 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.
TAKE A LOOK at the St. Paul gardens, now featuring roses, iris, peonies, impatiens, coleus, petunias, and sea daffodils, all carefully tended by the St. Paul Garden Group. And if you like to snip, hoe, pull, water OR smell, touch, appreciate -- join the group Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm OR Saturday mornings 11:00-12:00pm. Bring your own tools.
WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP: LCO singles and Crossfires team up to bring you this trip on a dam release weekend, Sat., June 23 at 11 a.m. Spend 4 hours on the river, enjoy your lunch on the beach and fun for all. Lehigh River Gorge in scenic Jim Thorpe, PA! This part of the Pocono Mountains is home to great whitewater rafting rapids are rated from 2-4. Carpooling is available from Lititz and Harrisburg. For more information on your upcoming adventure, check out our web site at www.jtraft.com. Cost $68. Contact person: Kathy Ross--717-468-7582
IMPORTANT NOTICE! We will be sending out newsletters by email to those who have provided an email address. 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 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, please notify the office of your email address. The extra perk of this is that we can send out emails to the congregation at any time and also use this capability in the future to notify individual groups. It’s a good thing, please help! If you received the email that sent you the link to the JUNE newsletter this past week, you’re on our email list, if not, we don’t have your email and you’re still waiting for your newsletter to be mailed to you.