THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX FOR MAY will be to support the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Don & Carolyn Masey to the glory of God and in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS meets in the church lounge Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Today: Don Shaub
May 10: Steve Shaub
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
May 7 : Driver-Sev Yerger, Distributors-Dave & Sandy Bingaman, Bettielee Loemker
May 14 : Driver-Gerald Miller, Distributors-Irene Miller, Diana & Bruce Hill
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:
Trisha Ann & Miranda Lynn Herr, twin daughters of Jonathan & Kimberly (Paul) Herr, born on November 19, 2014
Neil Penny, husband of Brenda Penny
Theo Elliott Weiseman, son of Todd & Sarah (Reinfried) Wieseman, born on Sept 18, 2011
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Mary Ann Seitz Jane Brye
Lector Jenny Bitzer Steve Shaub
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED 3 NEEDED
Greeters Chris and Lori Nikoloff Al & Deb Rothermel
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Debbie Herr, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Flowers Don & Carolyn Masey
Nursery Chris, Lauren & Leeann Runkle Kate Martin, Jen Maryniak
Bus Driver Pat Lamb
Lgts/Snd Mike Steffy Kathy Ross
Ushers Doug Hookway’s Team 15 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
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.
MISSION & OUTREACH COMMITTEE will be meeting on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm in the lounge. Anyone interested in becoming more involved in the mission and outreach work at St. Paul is welcome to attend.
CHURCH COUNCIL IS LOOKING for a chair for the property committee. The committee meets only on an "as needed basis" to work with Marc Buckwalter on projects as they arise. When this occurs, the chair would be responsible for contacting & helping to organize members of the committee. Please contact a member of Church Council or Al Rothermel at 471-2497.
LCO HUGS & KISSES WALK: Join us NEXT SATURDAY May 2 for the Hugs & Kisses Walk to benefit baby Annie Taylor who was diagnosed with PHACE and has a hemangioma and small cleft in her cerebellum. Come and enjoy the fellowship of friends while taking a spring walk, run, or bike ride as well as sharing God's love with Annie and the Taylor family. The Walk will begin in Colebrook beside the Twin Kiss and head up toward Mount Gretna on the rail trail. Participants can start anytime between 1 - 3pm and the length & duration is up to you. You may walk, run, or bike. Participants are asked to acquire sponsors or make at least a $10 donation the day of the event. All checks can be made payable to “LCO". Sponsorship forms are available on the kiosk. For more information, please contact Barb Paynter.
THE LITITZ WARWICK COMMUNITY CHEST, the local food bank, is currently seeking 2 new volunteers to help serve as phone consultants. This position can be done entirely from home and involves retrieving and answering hotline messages, entering information into a laptop computer data base and coordinating the assignment of food requests with delivery volunteers through email. Phone consultants take turns a week at a time. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 627-0770 and leave a message.
MISSIONARY SUPPORT - The Mission & Outreach Committee would like to introduce Rev. John Lunn, a missionary in Arusha, Tanzania, who St. Paul has made a commitment to support through prayer and communication as well as financially over the next year. John is the International Coordinator of the Lutheran Global Health Volunteer program. He works with health care programs of Lutheran churches in Tanzania as well as Liberia, India, and other partner bodies. Please take a moment to stop by the Mission and Outreach kiosk to see his picture and profile.
CRAFT NIGHT: We decided on 3 items to make this year for our craft show: Fabric Picture Frames; Pinecone Baskets, Vases and Tins; and Bead Bracelet Kits for children We are asking for donations of Holiday items (cotton & cotton blend fabric – minimum of ½ yard, pinecones of all sizes and lace for trimming the picture frames). There will be bins placed in the narthex for the collection of these items. We also invite anyone who is interested in helping make these items
and/or joining our Craft Nights to come when your schedule permits on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. There will be a calendar of our monthly schedule for the year and sign-up sheets placed in the book in the narthex.
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.
TEN CHURCH GARDENS are eager for some TLC from members who like to putter. Our St. Paul Garden Group is a great way to serve your church and get out in the fresh air for only one hour a week. You can adopt one of the gardens, working on it in your spare time. Or you can become a "rover" and help wherever needed on Tuesday evenings (beginning May 12) 6:30-7:30pm or Saturday mornings 11am-noon (beginning May 16). It's a great family activity. There's no cost involved, just a sprinkling can, a hoe and a trash bag or bucket. The group works through September; that doesn't mean you have to be there every week. Come when/as you can. Check out the garden pictures and sign up in the narthex, or call Marsha Campbell 626-8078 for more details.
THANK YOU so much for your generous contribution of $801.50 for Luther Acres Sensory Oasis Garden for Healthcare Residents. God bless you all, Evie Balmer & Kathy Trayer, Keypersons for Luther Acres.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE: The total amount pledged and recorded so far for the Capital Campaign is $314,590.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS May 10 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Amelia Fair
A. Min. Tami Ruckel NEEDED
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