THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are presented by Julia Groff to the glory of God and in memory of loved ones.
FYI: Each week when the bulletin is printed, we post all of the announcements on the website under the Member Info Tab. The worship assistants are also listed with the announcements.
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THE ARCHIVES SHOWCASE THEME centers on Advent Worship. Look for an old set of stoles, worn by pastors during Advent, as well as bulletins representing each of the four Sundays of Advent. Featured are Advent devotionals — both those made by members and those given to members — and a familiar Advent hymn from the 1929 Children's Hymnal & Service book.
POWER PACKS PROJECT VOLUNTEERS:
Dec. 4: Driver: Don & Gayle Stauffer; Distributors: Don & Gayle Stauffer, LaRue Ketner
Dec. 11: Driver: Cindi Kimmel; Distributors: Cindi Kimmel, Bruce & Diana Hill
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS TODAY 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Audrey Hovan
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Jim Millhouse
Lector Phyllis Frankhouser Don Masey
Com. Asst. 3 NEEDED Don Masey, Kathy Ross, 1 NEEDED
Greeters Mike & Kathy Steffy Melvin & Peg Herr
Altar Guild Reba Oberlin, John & Linda Bell, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Flowers Julia Silsdorf Groff
Nursery Steve & Signe Fink Jim & Bethany Hovan
Lgts/Snd Ed Weiler John Bell
Ushers Tom Reinfried’s Team 5 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
SUPPLIES NEEDED: We are in need of cut greens for our Advent Festival. If you are able to donate cut greens, please contact Barb Paynter. They may be delivered to the social hall stage on Sat., Nov. 29 or Sun., Nov. 30 by 3pm. Thank you!
FAMILY ADVENT FESTIVAL will be TODAY at 4:00pm in the Social Hall. There will be Advent crafts & activities for your family to make as we prepare our hearts and minds for the Advent season. Please bring a potluck dinner item to share following the festival at 5:30. Sign up on the kiosk in the narthex if you plan to attend.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and Breakfast will take place on Dec. 6 at St. Paul, Penryn starting at 7AM, all men are invited to attend for fellowship, a stimulating Bible study and a great breakfast. Any questions please contact Jim Millhouse.
REMINDER FOR BLANKET MAKERS: The Nov/Dec session will be on Wednesday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the social hall.
BREW CREW will be traveling to Snitz Creek Brewery in Lebanon for dinner on Thursday December 11th at 6:30. We will meet at the church to car pool leaving promptly at 6:00. For those going straight to the brewery the address is 7 North 9th Street in Lebanon.
ST. PAUL CHRISTMAS DINNER: Are you or your spouse 65+ years of age? If you are, you are invited to the St. Paul Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 6 at Noon. Be prepared to enjoy a delicious home cooked dinner and some light entertainment all prepared by members of St. Paul and sponsored by St. Paul WELCA. Come join us to celebrate the coming of Christ at this long standing Christmas tradition. Look for the sign-up sheet in the Small Groups book in the narthex, or call Mary Ann Seitz at 626 9368. Hope to see you there!!
SUPPER CLUB SIGN UP FOR 2015: Supper Club is a group couples/singles who meet for dinners and socializing throughout the year. Groups of 4 couples/singles will be formed from those who sign up. Your group will then meet 4 times during the year, once at each of the couples/singles home for dinner and socializing. Each group can decide how to organize the dinners for their group. This is a GREAT way to socialize and get to know others here at St. Paul! Look for the signup sheet in the Sign-Up book in the narthex. Please sign up by Sunday December 14th, and indicate if you need childcare. We can find some of the youth wanting to babysit to help you, so you can attend a supper club dinner. After December 14th, we will randomly select the groups, and inform each couple/single of your group so you can get started. Any questions, please contact, Deb or Al Rothermel (627-2107 or email@example.com)
WELCA BOOK CLUB will meet in the lounge at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4th to discuss Zietoun by Dave Eggers.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on December 17th at 11:30 at Chives American Grill, 581-4350, Fieldcrest - Brethren Village, Lititz. All ladies are welcome to enjoy some great food and conversation! We hope to have you join us. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE: We invite you to be an “angel” to show God’s love for a child in need. An Angel Tree has been placed in the narthex. The gifts that are purchased will be given to a child in need in Lititz through House of His Creation & Warwick School District. Please take an angel tag(s) from the Christmas tree between Nov. 30 - Dec. 7. The tag will list if your child is a boy or girl, his/her age, and a gift idea. Please purchase a gift for the child, wrap it, and tape the angel tag to the gift. (Some of the tags will ask you to write the gift that was purchased to help those that are distributing the toys.) Then place the gift with the tag attached under the tree by December 14. Thank you for being an “angel” and sharing God’s love with a child this Christmas! If you have any questions, please contact Barb Paynter.
“CHRISTMAS CARD POST OFFICE”: This year, we have a new option for how to send your Christmas cards to family and friends at St. Paul – there is a Christmas mailbox in the narthex. Just place your cards in the alphabetized mail slots corresponding with the recipient’s last name. Short on time? Place your cards in the basket by the mailbox and let us place them in the slots for you. Then, don’t forget to stop by the mailbox to check your own slot to pick up your cards each Sunday in December. And the best part….postage is FREE! So, share some Christmas cheer and send your Christmas cards to friends and family. If you have any questions, see our very own St. Paul Postmasters, Emily & AJ Paynter.
EXTRAORINARY GIVE: Thank you to everyone who brought in dinner donations to support the Power Packs volunteers during the ExtraOrdinary Give. Power Packs raised over $47,000 that day and their volunteers were very appreciative of our donations.
ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING PRAYERS are in the Red Worship Assistants Book. Please sign up for a reading and take a copy of your reading. There are 6 more slots to fill, so PLEASE sign up to participate in the lighting of the Advent Wreath.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Dec. 7 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Emily Paynter
A. Min. NEEDED Jenny Bitzer
Lector John Steffy Steve Shaub
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED Kathy Ross, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Barbara Weaver, Pat Lamb Al & Deb Rothermel
Altar Guild Debbie Herr, Michelle Mumma, Mary Ann Seitz
Com. Bread Deb Herr
Flowers Reba Oberlin
Nursery Jon & Melissa Lamb Jeff Eby & Margot Kusienski
Bus Driver Don Shaub
Lgts/Snd Robert Wiegand Jim Shreiner
Ushers Kenneth Keener’s Team 7 Steve Shaub’s Team 4