PERSONAL CARE KITS will be collected during September. During the October 6th 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.
QUILT & KIT SHIPPING FUND - During September, we will be collecting funds for the Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund to help pay for shipping costs of quilts & kits to be distributed to people in need by Lutheran World Relief. Envelopes can be found in the narthex. Please make checks payable to St. Paul Women of the ELCA. Thank you for supporting this project.
CRAFT SHOW ENTRY FORMS are available on the kiosk in the narthex and in the office. Please remit $25 fee with the form to reserve your spot. First come, first served. Please note that the date of this year’s craft show/bazaar is a week earlier. It will be held on Friday evening, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th.
THE FIRST MEN’S BIBLE BREAKFAST, for the season, will be held on Sat. Oct. 5 at Brickerville United Lutheran at 7am. Come out for some fellowship, a good breakfast and to hear and study God's word. Any questions contact Jim Millhouse at 626-6296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD DRIVE: Did you know that St. Paul houses the Warwick Community Chest Food Bank? Have you ever been in the food bank? Do you know how many people benefit from the food bank each week? Well now is your chance! We will be having a food drive to benefit the Warwick Community Chest from Sept. 22 - 29. TODAY, Beth Trachte will share a presentation about the food bank with us in the Nave from 9:30-10am and then provide tours of the food bank from 10-10:30am. Bags will be given out at both services that will include a list of needed items that can be filled and returned next Sunday. Any questions, please contact Barb Paynter at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful outreach program!
THE ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE will be accepting requests from the congregation, committee chairs and church council for funds from the annual distribution from the Endowment Fund. There is a form available on the church website, www.stpaullititz.net. It is under “member information-endowment”. Forms are also available at the church office. All requests must be in the church office by October 15th. For additional information, contact Troy Wingenroth, Endowment Chairperson, 627-2111.
A MESSAGE FROM STEVE SHAUB: As some of you may know, Lynn Bitzer had battled Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer) for several years. Back in May of 2011, I raised money, in honor of Lynn, for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society while training for a marathon. Back in the spring of this year, I had discussed raising funds again with Lynn, knowing that he had relapsed. Little did I know then, that I’d be raising funds and running my next marathon in memory of Lynn. Lynn lost his fight on June 22nd. Recently I contacted Jenny, Lynn’s wife, to see how she felt about my running another marathon and raising funds in memory of Lynn. She warmly embraced the idea and encouraged me forward. So, in memory of Lynn and his hard-fought battle with Leukemia, I am training for and participating in the Chicago Marathon, a 26.2 mile run, on October 13th. So while I train and bang out the miles, I’m hopeful that you, Lynn’s St. Paul family, will donate in memory of Lynn! Can you provide some financial support in Lynn’s memory to help find a cure for this dreaded disease that strikes about 20,000 people per year? Please make your checks payable to “The Leukemia Lymphoma Society” and look for me in the Narthex after church. Jenny and I thank you for your generous contribution!
BLANKET MAKING: opportunities to help with blanket making in September. Please feel free to join us on Thursday evening, September 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and/or Wednesday morning, September 25, from 9 a.m. to noon in the social hall. The next blanket sewn will be the 100th!!!
BREW CREW will be at the Federal Taphouse in Lancaster on Thursday Sept. 26th. We will meet in the church parking lot at 6:00 for those who want to car pool. Please sign up in the Small Groups sign-up book.
THANK YOU! Grace Shenk sent a beautiful card of thanks to the group who helped her on September 8th. She had help in her yard and home and was so grateful for the “great people who took time out to help me”. She is so appreciative! A lovely note, from a lovely woman. You’re very welcome, Grace!
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on October 16th at 11:30 at Fiorentino’s at the airport in Lititz. All ladies are welcome to join us. Their Italian food is so delightful! Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
FRIENDS IN TANZANIA - This is the title of John & Linda Bell's talk about their trip to Tanzania this summer. Not only did they make friends at Kanga, our companion congregation, they also made friends at the Konde Diocese as well as with a lioness at Ruaha National Park. Join them to hear more about their adventures and, most importantly, about our companions in Kanga. They will be showing pictures and serving coffee and pastry in the Social Hall during the Sunday school hour on Sunday, October 27. There will be a special program for the Sunday school children on the following Sunday, November 3.
Senior’s Fall Luncheon
Tuesday, October 8
All seniors are invited for a catered lunch on Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30am in the social hall. After lunch, join Barb Paynter to brainstorm future socials and outings for our new “Senior’s Socials & Outings” group. Please bring along any ideas that you may have for socials & outings as well as a name for our new group. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Paynter at 626-4709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up in the Narthex by September 30.
Looking forward to seeing you all on October 8!