“As disciples in Christ’s church, we gather to worship,
to grow in faith, and to serve our community and our world.”
RALLY SUNDAY: TODAY
Join us as we begin our fall ministry season!
8 AM: Traditional worship with choir anthem.
9:15 AM: Pancake Breakfast in Social Hall. We invite everyone to this meal. We will have a great meal, review some highlights of the summer, meet the new staff, meet the Sunday School teachers and then send children to Sunday School classes. Pastor Rob will lead a Bible study for all adults from 10-10:30.
10:45 AM: Devotion led Contemporary Service with Installation of Pastor Rob Myallis. A representative from the synod will be present during the worship to install our Pastor officially.
Starting next Sunday (Sept 18), we will resume our normal Sunday Schedule:
8 AM: Traditional Worship
9:30 AM: Sunday School for all ages
10:45 AM: Worship that alternates between Traditional (1st and 3rd Sunday) and Contemporary (2nd and 4th Sunday)
SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS
Sunday School begins TODAY for all ages; all are welcome to join on any Sunday!
Today: Begin in the Social Hall!
Ages 3 - pre-K
Grades K & 1
Grades 2, 3, & 4
Grades 5 & 6
Grades 7 & 8 (Confirmation)
Social Hall Side Room
Youth Room (by foodbank)
Faith & Family Class
Walk in Faith
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Bill & Ruth Spacht to the glory of for being blessed with 65 years of marriage.
THE FLOWERS ON THE DIVIDER are from the wedding yesterday of Brooke (Steffy) and Bryce Billow.
INTERESTED IN HELPING IN WORSHIP – There is a red sign up book in the lobby (narthex). This includes sheets for Communion Assistants, Assisting Ministers, Ushers, Lights & Sound. There are also spots for donating Flowers and Communion Bread in this book.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS are needed to help in the nursery on Sunday mornings. If you are added to the schedule, you are only scheduled, on average, of one time per two months. If you are able to help, please call the office!
COMMUNION BREAD is provided each week by members who sign up in the red Worship Book. We have had the same faithful people bringing in the bread for quite a long time. It would be nice to have a few more people help out and ask you to consider signing up a date or two. There are simple instructions telling you what to do, and it is simple! Thank you!
ADULT CHOIR welcomes all! We are an SATB group of singers of all backgrounds. Rehearsals for the fall start on Wednesday, September 14, 7:30-8:30pm in the choir room, and continue every Wednesday through the year (with a few holiday exceptions). The choir sings a variety of styles, providing musical leadership in worship, including an anthem most weeks. There are no auditions or requirements, just a willingness and desire to participate. Join us!
JUBILATE BELL CHOIR rings 3 (or more) octaves of Schulmerich handbells and hand chimes. Basic music reading skills are necessary for participation in this group; we’ll teach you how to ring the bells themselves. If you played an instrument back in elementary school, you can ring bells! If you are interested in joining the bell choir or filling in occasionally as a substitute, please be in touch with Valerie (firstname.lastname@example.org). For the first month this year, we will rehearse on Tuesdays, beginning September 13, 7:30-8:30pm.
DUST OFF YOUR TONSILS and sing! Kids of all ages have the opportunity to sing God’s praises every Sunday morning - come join the choirs!! “Joyful Noise” consists of students in grades 6-12 and will meet every Sunday from 8:45-9:10. “King’s Kidz” are for ages 3 through 5th grade and jams out every Sunday morning from 9:10-9:30. All rehearsals are in the choir room. God’s waiting to hear from YOU!!
ACOLYTE TRAINING (for new and returning!): We are significantly increasing the role of the acolytes in worship. Acolyte training will take place on Sunday, September 18 during the Sunday School hour starting right at 9:30. The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Sunday School class will attend, as will the 7th and 8th grade class. If you are a current acolyte, you should attend because there are some important changes in the procedures and tasks. Mr. Reinfried is the instructor. Hope to see you there!
CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for September will support will support our Kanga Companion Congregation. The Christian Service Box for May raised $215.50 to benefit Gideons International. The Christian Service Box for June raised $266 to benefit Community Summer Lunch Program. Thank you for your contributions to these ministries and please continue to keep these missions in your prayers.
WARWICK COMMUNITY CHEST FOOD DRIVE: St. Paul will be holding a food drive to benefit the LWCC. TODAY as our God's Work, Our Hands service day, bags will be given out after both services. These bags can be filled and returned to the narthex on Sunday Sept. 25th by noon. Please, no expired dates on the items. Suggested items for donation are: ready-to-eat or chunky soups, cold breakfast cereal, oatmeal, jelly, canned chicken and spam, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, baked beans, canned fruit cocktail, pears and mandarin oranges, shampoo and conditioner, laundry detergent. Cash donations will also be accepted. Please see Phyllis Frankhouser or Barb Paynter with any questions.
LIGHT UP THE HARBOR: Come to St Paul Women of the ELCA fall kick-off event Sat., Sept. 17th at 10 am to hear guest speaker Winnie Matthews. She will be speaking about the North Star Initiative’s opening a Harbor House in Lancaster. One of her greatest passions is ministering to women, helping them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. This will include our annual “Service of Remembrance”. A special offering will be collected to give to “Light Up the Harbor”. A luncheon will follow; sign up by Sept 11th. Sign up at the WELCA kiosk in the narthex.
PERSONAL CARE KITS will be collected during September. During the October 2nd church services, these kits will be blessed, then packed and sent to Lutheran World Relief. A list of items to include in a kit is posted on the Women of the ELCA bulletin board in the narthex. Please take a list, follow the steps to make a kit and put the finished kit in the container in the narthex marked "Personal Care Kits." Thank you for your generous help with this project.
MEAL SERVING Volunteer Opportunity - Our congregation has partnered with Zion Leola to serve community dinners in Lancaster. We will be serving at Kingdom Life Church on Thursday, September 15. Volunteers (ages 15+) are needed for the following responsibilities: Set Up (1 person) 3:00-5:00pm & Serving/Clean up (5 people) 5:15-7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up on the “Mission & Outreach” kiosk in the narthex or contact Joyce Groff.
POWER PACKS PROJECT - St. Paul will be serving Power Packs to the children of Bonfield Elementary School for the 3rd year beginning on Thursday, September 29. The mission of the Power Packs Project is to help families stretch their grocery money, prepare low-cost meals for their families over the weekend and have their children fed well and ready to learn when they go to school on Monday. Our responsibility is to transport the food from the Power Packs warehouse in Lancaster to Bonfield Elementary School and pack the bags and distribute the food to the individual families. If you are interested in helping with this very meaningful mission, please complete the form below and place in the offering plate or email Barb Paynter at email@example.com. Generally volunteers are scheduled once every 6 weeks.
_____ I would like to volunteer to transport food from Lancaster to Lititz from 12:45-1:45pm on Thursdays
_____ I would like to volunteer to pack & distribute food from 1:45-2:45pm on Thursdays
CHILDREN, YOUTH and FAMILY
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: We have openings for Sunday school teachers for the 2nd and 3rd grade class, the 7th and 8th grade class and the senior high class. You will be working with the other teacher(s) in the classroom to create your own Sunday morning schedules for teaching. It is very flexible. Please call the office 626-4709 if you are able to help.
HOLY COMMUNION INSTRUCTION: Pastor Rob will offer First Communion Instruction this fall. The age at which children commune varies greatly from church to church (or even within a church) and so Pastor Rob would like some time to understand the traditions of this congregation. When the new Children, Youth and Family staff begin working this fall, we will develop guidelines and instruction for children and their families regarding receiving the bread and wine during Holy Communion.
TOUCH A TRUCK: SAVE THE DATE! October 15, 2016 9 am-1 pm. Entry fee: Bring a canned good or dry good to donate to the Warwick Community Chest. Bring your children, grandchildren or just yourself! There will be additional fun activities available for both children and adults. Bracelets for additional activities will be available for purchase and all proceeds benefit the St. Paul CELC scholarship fund.
YOUTH GROUP: Thank you to the Youth Group for helping this morning with the Pancake Breakfast.
FAITH & FELLOWSHIP
PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY takes place every Thursday at 10 am and 7 pm in the choir room. Note: This Bible Study requires no previous experience with the Bible! We look at the passage for the upcoming sermon. This way you can participate in the process of sermon writing! The people that attend find they look forward to worship even more.
COMMUNION SERVICE AT LUTHER ACRES AND MORAVIAN MANOR: St. Paul has a number of its members who live at Luther Acres and Moravian Manor, including their skilled care units. St. Paul’s has begun holding occasional worship services at both for many of the homebound members. If you are interested in attending or helping transport people to this service (wheelchairs) let Pastor Rob know (626-4709; firstname.lastname@example.org).
ANNUAL ST. PAUL CRAFT FAIR will be held on Fri. Nov 18th and Sat. Nov. 19th. The cost is $25 for an 8 ft. table. Please see the Small Groups sign up book (craft section) for vendor applications or contact Carol Miller at 627-0535 or email email@example.com. Applications are due by Oct. 1st. All information is on the application.
NEW MEMBERS - Interested in becoming a member at St. Paul? We are planning on receiving new members on Sunday, Sept 25. To welcome you into St. Paul, we ask that you come to two sessions:
Session I (either Thur, Sept. 15: 6-7 pm or Tues, Sept 20: 6-7 pm): Welcome and Worship
Session II (either Thur, Sept. 15: 7-8 pm or Tues, Sept 20: 7-8 pm): Ministry and Involvement
Sunday, Sept. 25 - Welcome you during worship! We will also connect you with a friend in faith at St. Paul.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on Sept. 21, at 11:30 at Ciro’s Italian Bistro in the Richmond Square. From Salads, Sandwiches, Pasta dishes and Pizza, along with Gelato and Cannoli, there is definitely something you will just love! All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! Come share in the fun. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
WINE CLUB will meet at the home of Joe & Sandy Doster on Friday, Sept. 23rd at 7 pm. ALL wine will be provided!
CAMP HEBRON, with this year’s theme "Angels Among Us" by Jan Davis will be held October 28-30,2016. Registration for this Fall Retreat is due Monday, September 12th. Camp Hebron is located north of Harrisburg and attendees have the option of attending the entire weekend or selected days. Registration forms are located in the kiosk. If you would like to attend or have any questions please see or contact Sandy Bingaman (665-5265).
CHICKENS FOR THE KITCHEN: There are still about 40 chickens available for purchase to benefit the Kitchen Renovations. The order forms are on the kiosk in the narthex.
Our Chicken Processing Day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 at Airy Hill B&B and volunteers are needed to complete this fundraiser. Help is needed to:
Keep Noah's Ark in St. Paul: Many of you saw the Ark that Joe Doster built as part of St. Paul's Senior Shepherd Program. If you are interested in being a benefactor to keep the Ark as a part of our church, you are welcome to join the fund drive for the Ark. It will take at least $500 to retain it here at St Paul. If your generosity helps exceed that amount, the additional monies will be used to help fund the Senior Shepherd program. The fund drive will last until September 25, 2016. Make your checks payable to St. Paul, complete the following form, place your donation in an envelope, and return it to the church office by September 25, 2016.
Take the Ark Off The Auction Block Fund
Donation $_________ Note on Memo line on your check “Ark Fund”
If you have questions... please contact Tom Reinfried at 717-371-7302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL UPDATE: A group of Council and capital campaign steering committee members met to discuss modifying the capital campaign given the financial situation. The discussion was optimistic and proposals will be discussed at Council this week.
SIMPLY GIVING: To register for Simply Giving, use the church website under access My St. Paul or use the QR code on the offering card in the pew. If you have difficulty registering, call John Bell at 669-9560. If you choose to give electronically, you may place the card in the offering plate in lieu of a physical contribution as an act of worship.
Today 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tyler Lamb Nate Hovan
A. Min. Jane Brye Wayne Gongaware
Lector Greta Weiler Jim Hovan
Com. Asst. Needed Mallory Weiss, Kathy Ross, 1 NEEDED
Greeters Joe & Sandy Doster Don & Gayle Stauffer
Altar Guild Carol Miller, Don & Gayle Stauffer, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Sally Hall
Flowers Bill & Ruth Spacht
Nursery Corey & Karen Troxell Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Lights/Snd. Mike Herr Jim Shreiner
Ushers John Troutman’s Team 17 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Sept 18
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Hayden Eby
A. Min. Mary Ann Seitz Wayne Gongaware
Lector John Steffy Gary Hanna
Com. Asst. need 3 Kathy Ross
Greeters Jonathan & Kim Herr Bill & Mary Turner
Altar Guild Reba Oberlin, Michelle Mumma, Cindy Wingenroth
Com. Bread Emily Myallis
Flowers Bob & Janet Hill
Nursery Gary & Kristee Reichard Jim & Bethany Hovan
Lights/Snd. Ed Weiler Daniel Spadaro
Ushers Nancy Weiss’Team 21 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
MINISTERS: The People of St. Paul
LEAD PASTOR: Reverend Robert J. Myallis – email@example.com
VISITATION PASTOR: Reverend Irwin E Straw Jr - firstname.lastname@example.org
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Susan Faulkner - email@example.com
DIR. OF TRADITIONAL CHURCH MUSIC: Valerie Lefever Hughes, AIM - firstname.lastname@example.org
DIR. OF CONTEMPORARY CHURCH MUSIC/YOUTH CHURCH MUSIC: Melodie S. Fair - email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF FAMILY & OUTREACH MINSTRY: Barb Paynter – firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR: Deacon Emily Myallis – email@example.com
YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR: Johnna McCormick – firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL ASSISTANT: Kim Swinko - email@example.com
TREASURER: John McCormick - firstname.lastname@example.org
CUSTODIAN: Marc Buckwalter - email@example.com
EVENING CUSTODIAN: Jim Templeton
COMPANION CONGREGATION: Kanga Lutheran, Konde Diocese, Tanzania
WEBMASTERS: Barb Paynter and Susan Faulkner
PUBLICITY: Dick Mearig, 626-5154 - firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PAUL CHRISTIAN EARLY LEARNING CENTER:
Karen Schaeffer, Director, 627-0900 ; www.stpaulcelc.org
ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
200 West Orange Street, Lititz, PA 17543
Office Phone: 626-4709 Fax: 627-0425
Dial-a-Service Phone: 625-4400
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.