THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Bill & Nancy Boyer to the glory of God and in honor of the Myallis family.
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.
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!
GROW IN FAITH AT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School is offered for all ages; you are welcome to come!
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
Nursery (kids 0-3 welcome with an adult)
Walk in Faith
CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for September will support will support our Kanga Companion Congregation. The Kanga congregation is a Lutheran church located in Tanzania. Over the years a handful of our members have visited this congregation. Our Communion cup baskets are from their congregation; we have a banner in our sanctuary and a bulletin board outside the sanctuary. We have supported various projects they have undertaken – there is an update in the upcoming October Newsletter. Just this week Pastor Rob was able to begin texting with their pastor!
WARWICK COMMUNITY CHEST FOOD DRIVE: As our God's Work, Our Hands service day, bags were given out last week and may be filled and returned to the narthex TODAY by noon. Please, no expired dates on the items. Cash donations will also be accepted. Thank you everyone for your participation in this endeavor. It has been moving to see how much we have moved into the Food Bank!
PERSONAL CARE KITS are being collected thru 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.
THE ST. PAUL KNITTING GROUP wishes to thank Sarah Ruppert for her contribution of 19 prayer shawls and two afghans. God bless you, Sarah!! The knitting group meets on Tuesday nights and always welcomes new people.
SHOE BOXES NEEDED: In preparation for our Sunday school's upcoming outreach project, we are in need of shoe boxes. If you have any shoe boxes that you can donate, please place them in Barb Paynter's office (across from the nursery). Thank you for your donations!
POWER PACKS: This ministry of providing a power pack -- food for the weekend – for local children launches this week. Thank you to everyone for volunteering and supporting this ministry.
CHILDREN AT CHURCH
TOUCH A TRUCK: Oct. 15, 9 am-1 pm. The St. Paul Christian Early Learning Center (CELC) is hosting this event, welcome to all! Entry fee: 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.
The CELC is looking for a tractor driver for this event. Please contact CELC office if interested: 627-0900.
SEPTEMBER’S FAITH Step-Stone: Welcome to all the 3-year olds who are starting Sunday School. We're excited for your faith to grow!
SUNDAY SCHOOL has begun for all ages - jump into a new class anytime. Please register your child (forms are on the Children's area of the kiosk). Kids are always welcome to bring friends.
SUBSTITUTE SUNDAY SCHOOL teachers and assistants are needed; please see Deacon Emily.
HIGH SCHOOLERS meet for Bible Study and Discussion Sundays, 9:30am - join us!
HEY KIDS AND TEENS - do you have spare time at church on a Sunday morning? Stop in the Children/Youth office to work on a big Biblical puzzle with other kids. The door is open for you!
CAPTURE THE FLAG SPECTACULAR at Camp Kirchenwald, Sunday, October 2, 3-5:30 pm.
Review your camp map, paint your face, and practice your cone zone celebration dance! Invite your friends and family (parents, too) to join you in this summer reunion event. Play alongside familiar faces from your week at camp, plus campers from every other week of the summer. Campfire worship to follow.
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.
SERMONS ONLINE: We now can offer Sunday's sermons online. You can use this link to listen and also to share with others. We hope to offer this moving forward each week. Thank you to Tom Reinfried, George Nichol and David Fair for helping to make this possible. Y You can access them here: http://www.stpaullititz.net/pastor-robs-sermons.html
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). We will worship this Friday, Sept 30, at Luther Acres.
TODAY WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Beth Mullen; Rob, Emily, Audrey, & Susanna Myallis; Pat Shaub; Allison, Garret, Emmaleigh, & Carter Forrer; Brenda & Gary Kulp; Jacki & Clint Roderick; Katy & Troy Clair; John McCormick. We have invited them to attend the service they normally attend and we welcome them at this time. We thank the faith friends for helping integrate the new members in to the life and ministry of St. Paul. A number of folks have asked about the next new member’s class. We hope to offer classes later this fall again.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take place on Sat., Oct 1 at Zion Lutheran, Manheim starting at 7AM. All men are invited to attend. As a reminder the November event will take place at our church.
IN THE MOOD for fall cleaning? The St. Paul Garden Group could use your help. Consider working for an hour on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 11am (weather permitting) to help with pruning, cutting and raking so that the gardens in front of the church can be carefully put to rest for the winter. Bring pruners and rakes!
ST. PAUL CONCERT SERIES: MARIMBA! The first event in the St Paul Concert Series is the Lancaster Marimba Ensemble, performing on Sunday, October 9 at 3pm. The group performs a variety of musical selections ranging in style from opera to vaudeville and Broadway to spiritual. Traditional global styles, especially Mexican, Andean, and African music, are combined with European classics and American jazz, allowing the ensemble to showcase the versatility of the marimba as an instrument. The five musicians of the group perform on a variety of instruments throughout the performance. It promises to be a dynamic and enjoyable concert.
HELP NEEDED WITH THE CHICKENS: 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:
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.
GRIEF GROUP: A grief group for people who have lost their spouses is being formed by Pastor Alison Bowlin of Salem Lutheran, Kissel Hill. Members of St. Paul are welcome to attend this joint ministry. The next meeting is October 18 for lunch. If you have questions, contact Pastor Rob.
FINANCIAL UPDATE: We thank everyone for the generosity this summer. Our fall Stewardship campaign kicks off in October, under the theme: Common Hope, Common Trust. In the next few weeks you should receive a letter in the mail outlining Council’s vision for the congregation as well as explaining some of the steps Council has taken to ensure financial vitality in our congregation.
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.
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
Today 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tom Reinfried Alex Fair
A. Min. Gayle Stauffer Doug Minnich
Lector Jenny Bitzer Jed Kensinger
Com. Asst. Don Stauffer, need 2 NEED 3
Greeters Gary & Melnie Minnich Chris, Lauren & Leann Runkle
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, John & Linda Bell, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Jean Steffy
Flowers Bill & Nancy Boyer
Nursery Kelly Perkins, Melanie Minnich John McCormick, Stephanie Cramer
Lights/Snd. Robert Wiegand Sam & Elena Smith
Ushers Mike Herr’s Team 1 Jeff Eby’s Team 6
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Oct. 2
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Pat Lamb Kendall Eby
A. Min. Jeny Bitzer Don Stauffer
Lector Phyllis Frankhouser Cynthia Kensinger
Com. Asst. need 3 Gayle Stauffer, Jim Millhouse, need 1
Greeters Dick & Judy Mearig Stephanie Cramer, Marion Weaver
Altar Guild Nancy Weiss, Tami Ruckel, Deb Herr
Com. Bread Phyllis Miller
Nursery Chris, Lauren & Leeann Runkle Judy Rusnock, Samanta Smith
Lights/Snd. Adam Reichard John Bell
Ushers Robert Hill’s Team 3 Wayne Gongaware’s Team 14
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
St. Paul Pavilion
4 PM, Sunday, October 2