THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are given by Cindi and Craig Kimmel to the glory of God and in honor of the birthdays of their children, Samantha and Cody, who both have been a blessing in their lives.
FYI: Each week when the bulletin is printed, we post all of the announcements on the website under the Member Info Tab, then go to Announcements. The worship assistants are also listed with the announcements.
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WORSHIP ASSISTANTS: 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Pat Lamb Alexis Kellogg
A. Min. Gayle Stauffer Nancy Miller
Lector Jenny Bitzer Kurt Brown
Com. Asst. Don Stauffer, Mallory Weiss, 1 NEEDED Kathy Ross, Gail Benner, 1 NEEDED
Greeters Dick & Judy Mearig
Altar Guild Reba Oberlin, Michelle Mumma, Stephanie Cramer
Com. Bread Jayne Gable
Flowers Craig & Cindi Kimmel
Nursery Chris, Lauren & Leeann Runkle Jim & Bethany Hovan
Bus Driver Jayne Gable
Lgts/Snd Robert Weigand Don Campbell
Ushers Ken Keener’s Team 7 Kathy Smith’s Team 10
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & breakfast will be here at St. Paul starting at 7 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 4th. Please contact Jim Millhouse if you can help by providing food and/or setting up on that morning. Also we need someone to prepare and lead the lesson for that morning. Afterward, we will be preparing lunches to feed the volunteers working on the Habitat Fairview house project. All men are invited to attend and help if possible. My contact info is 626-6296 or email@example.com.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS: A class for prospective members/disciples will meet on Saturday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. If you are interested in becoming part of St. Paul and its ministry check your schedules and please contact Pastor Gable or the church office to reserve your slot(s).
PERSONAL CARE KITS will be collected during September. On October 5th these kits will be blessed, then packed and sent to Lutheran World Relief. A list of kit items is posted on the Women of the ELCA bulletin board in the narthex. Please take one, make a kit and then place it in the container marked "Personal Care Kits." Thank you for your generous help with this project.
WELCA BOOK CLUB October selection is Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's Killing Jesus: A History. Join us in the Lounge at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 2 for a lively conversation about the book.
QUILT AND 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.
RUTH CIRCLE will meet on Sunday, October 5th at 9:30 a.m. in the library. Gail Benner is the presenter of the topic “We Are Called” and the text is Isaiah 6:8. Luther Acres Circle will meet on Wednesday October 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the chapel at Luther Acres.
FOOD DRIVE: St. Paul is holding a food drive to benefit the Lititz Warwick Community Chest thru Oct. 5. The LWCC provides temporary assistance to neighbors in need who reside within the boundaries of the Warwick School District. Bags will be given out after both services today along with a list of needed items. These bags can be filled and returned to the narthex by Sunday, October 5 at noon. Any questions, please contact Barb Paynter.
CHORAL CONCERT: The first event of this year's concert series is a performance by the Chester County Choral Society Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, October 5 at 4 p.m. This group of auditioned volunteer singers is dedicated to excellence in performing diverse choral music and is under the direction of Gary Garletts. Plan to be here!
THE BREW CREW Picnic/Oktoberfest will be held on October 9th at 6:30 p.m. We will be in the pavilion weather permitting. (social hall if weather is bad) We will be providing the main course and beverages and we ask each family to bring a side dish or dessert. Please mark your preference on the sign-up sheet. Keep an eye out for upcoming trips to Snitz Creek in Lebanon and Columbia Kettle Works. We are also planning a beer and cheese tasting for early in 2015.
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.
ZION LUTHERAN, 2. S Hazel Street in Manheim, is hosting a movie night on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 6pm. The movie, Heaven is For Real, will be shown on the big screen in the open sanctuary area. Viewers are encouraged to bring a comfy chair or blanket. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
Habitat Vote Results
As you know, we took a vote on September 21st to donate or not donate land for four houses to be built through the loving hands of Habitat for Humanity.
The results were 76% YES and 24% NO.
Due to the overwhelming majority, we will move forward to make this a reality! Thank you for your caring stewardship.
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Oct. 5 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Tami Ruckel Kendall Eby
A. Min. NEEDED NEEDED
Lector Phyllis Frankhouser Sue Yeager
Com. Asst. Greta Weiler, 2 NEEDED Kathy Ross, 2 NEEDED
Greeters Gary & Melanie Minnich Wayne Gongaware, Marion Weaver
Altar Guild Barb Weaver, Evelyn Balmer, Kathy Ross
Com. Bread NEEDED
Flowers Jim & Jayne Gable
Nursery Dave & Marty Althouse Jeff Eby & Margot Kusienski
Bus Driver Al Rothermel
Lgts/Snd Mike Herr George Nickel
Ushers Gerald Miller’s Team 9 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
Walk With Jesus
When you imagine someone taking a walk with Jesus, you probably think of his first disciples, heading up and down the hills with Jesus—walking, talking, and mostly listening. Or perhaps you think of those two believers on the road to Emmaus, amazed first to walk with someone who hadn’t heard what had happened in Jerusalem, then amazed even more during the breaking of the bread.
Certainly those early followers did walk with Jesus. Just as certainly each follower of Jesus today is on a daily walk with Jesus. Each day of your life is a walk with Jesus. Some days you may feel that he is walking right beside you. Other days you may feel like he is walking at quite a distance. Regardless of how you feel, Jesus is walking with you, and you are walking with Jesus.
An important part of this daily walk with Jesus is how you use the money God has entrusted to you. This is such an important part of the walk that Jesus talked with his first disciples more about money and possessions than about any other topic, except for the kingdom of God itself. Since money was so important on Jesus’ walk, it needs to be an important part of our walk with Jesus.
Over the next three weeks we members of St. Paul Lutheran Church are going to think about our walk with Jesus, and especially about how our handling of money is an important part of that walk.