PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS! The new worship assistant lists for Communion Assistants and Assisting Ministers are in the book in the narthex. Hazel has stepped down as the volunteer coordinator, so it would be tremendously helpful if we could have names filled in these slots each week without having to call and ask for volunteers. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve.
CRAFT GROUP Sign up for the October craft night in the Signup book and see pictures of the craft we will make (German/Moravian paper stars).
PERSONAL CARE KITS (formerly called Health 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. Along with the changes in the kit name are changes in what is put into a kit. 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 (formerly called Project Comfort) – 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. Thank you for supporting this project.
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. This year there is a form available on the church website, www.stpaullititz.net. It is under “membership information-endowment”. Forms are also available in the church office. All requests must be in the church office by October 15th. For additional information, contact Phyllis Frankhouser, Endowment Chairperson, 626-4200.
WELCA is sponsoring a new small group, Ladies Lunch Bunch, a dine-out opportunity for all women of St. Paul. Following a short devotion, the group will enjoy a delicious meal at a Lancaster County restaurant in fellowship with their church sisters. Each participant will individually choose from the menu and be responsible for payment of their own lunch. The first lunch will be at the Brickerville House Restaurant on Thursday, September 29th at 11:45 a.m. If you desire to carpool, please meet at the church parking lot by 11:30 a.m. Reservations to Phyllis Frankhouser, 626-4200, by TODAY.
SUPPER CLUB SIGN UP sheets are on the kiosk in the narthex. Sign up deadline is Oct. 30. We will begin our supper club groups in January, 2012. Couples and singles are welcome. Give us a try! Good food & great relationships abound! Any questions, contact Deb Rothermel at 627-2107 or Lori Nikoloff at 626-1767.
SEPTEMBER FOOD DRIVE for the Lititz Warwick Community Chest: We are focusing on 5 items: juice or juice boxes for children (no prune or tomato please), instant oatmeal, jelly, canned chicken or spam, toothbrushes (single or double packs only) for adults or children. There will be a container for donations in the narthex. Thanks! Anne Millhouse Mission Life Team
2011HOLIDAY BAZAAR, MEMBERS OF ST. PAUL: Registration forms are now available for the 2nd Annual St. Paul Holiday Bazaar. They can be picked up at the church office, or call Joe Doster at 560-3739. The cost is $25 per table. The deadline to enter the bazaar is October 1st. After that date, the bazaar will be open to crafts people outside of the St. Paul community who did not participate last year.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2011: Anyone wanting to donate an item or service for the silent auction should contact Linda Calhoun at 627-6161. That item can be anything from a chocolate cake to a painting, a hand-crafted item or a service, such as a homemade dinner or an hour of babysitting. The more items we have for the silent auction, the more money will be made to benefit our church.
STEWARDSHIP Bible Study sign-up sheet is in the Small Groups sign-up book. This is a Bible study that is being held on 3 Wednesdays, Sept. 28th, Oct. 5th, and Oct. 12th.
EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT: Want to be crafty and help local and world hunger? Zion Lutheran Church in Leola is sponsoring an Empty bowls Open Hearts Dinner on October 2nd. The crafty part is that you can paint your bowl. If you are interested, see the signup book for more information.
WOMEN OF ST. PAUL please remember to fill out your fall letter giving form and return to Deb High, 2 Robert Rd., Lititz, PA 17543, by September 30th.
CUB SCOUT PACK 44 is gearing up for another year of scouting! Pack 44 meets here at St. Paul on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm -8 pm. Any boy in grades 1st through 5th grade is invited to join our pack. We will be hosting a night of fun and games on Tuesday, September 20th. During this meeting, boys will have fun while getting to know each other through playing ultimate frisbee and/or flag football in order to work towards completing the requirements for a belt loop. On Tuesday, September 27th, members of the Taino tribe will be there to teach the boys and their family members about the Taino tribe and culture. Pack 44 has something for everyone. Come find out what scouting is about! Questions, please contact our Cubmaster, Ben Slider at Bcslider4@yahoo.com.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW HAVE SIGN UP BOOKS--ONE FOR THE WORSHIP ASSISTANTS, FLOWERS AND BREAD, AND ONE FOR THE SMALL GROUPS, CLUBS, BIBLE STUDIES, ETC. ANYTIME YOU ARE DIRECTED TO SIGN UP FOR SOMETHING, ALL SIGN UP SHEETS WILL BE IN THE SAME LOCATION!
IT’S STILL NOT TOO LATE FOR HAMBURGERS…I love hamburgers! How about you? There is nothing better than a big juicy burger with all the fixins…maybe even cheese. And the bun...it’s got to be fresh, not to big and not to thick. Grilled to medium rare is just about right for me. Anybody know what place makes the best hamburgers in Lancaster County? Well here is your chance to join me this fall when the “ST. PAUL BURGER BUNCH” goes looking for the best hamburgers in Lancaster County. The sign up sheet is in the book in the narthex. There are only a few slots left. We will be picking a date in October to begin our search. Start thinking now about what places you have found that makes the best hamburgers. Wayne Gongaware
MAKING MINISTRY HAPPEN! Our Mission Endowment Fund wants to make a difference. Last year we made distributions to the Lutheran Care Benevolent Fund. You can help in making ministry happen by contributing to the St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church Endowment Fund. Contact Pastor Gable or one of the members of the Endowment Committee for more information.
LUTHERAN WOMEN TODAY MAGAZINE will have a new name soon, GATHER. This is a great resource for women who thin, pray and care. It serves up articles that inform, inspire and comfort along with an award winning Bible study. To order call 1-800-328-4648.
CMI PRODUCTIONS have a fantastic fall line-up of concerts! Artists include Steven Curtis Chapman, Jars of Clay, Third Day and more. More artists and information now posted outside the choir room.
ALL THRIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS members are invited to attend a fun-filled evening of good music and good food on Saturday, October 15th. The North Lancaster Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting this social event/election night at Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds, from 6-8 p.m., for the purpose of thanking all Thrivent members for your support of the work of the chapter in addition to giving all members the opportunity to vote for the 2012 Chapter officers. This is the only election venue for this coming year. Everyone is invited to attend this FREE fun-filled event where the Heidelberg Brass Band will provide musical entertainment and the Polka Pigs BBQ team will provide a meal of pulled pork, baked beans, and all the fixins’! Please plan to come out for a wonderful evening of good food, good music and fellowship with the members of the North Lancaster Thrivent Chapter. Remember, it’s FREE!!! You must RSVP by October 5th. Please call Pastor Glenn Beard, Jr., at 717-721-7978 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”