TWENTY FIVE YEARS is an achievement! That's the anniversary that the Women of the ELCA celebrates in 2012. Women have played an important role in the life of the church for many, many years. Takes a look at the new display in the narthex showcase. From a benefit cookbook in 1918 published by the St. Paul "Ladies Aid Society" to a faithful group of blanket makers begun back in the "Lutheran Church Women" days, this congregation's women have served well.
INGATHERING SUNDAY, October 7th, is always special as we strengthen our ties to Lutheran World Relief. It is always gratifying to see the work of our blanket makers.
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 Troy Wingenroth, Endowment Chairperson, 627-2111.
DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, we will be collecting funds for the Quilt & Kit Shipping Fund (formerly called Project Comfort) to help pay for shipping costs of Quilts and 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. Today is the last day!
THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA Book Club will meet on October 4th at 7 p.m. in the lounge. The book selection is Linda Fairstein’s “Silent Mercy”.
BREW CREW will be going to the Fireside Tavern in Strasburg on Tuesday, October 2nd. We will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. to car pool. The reservation is at 6:30 for those who want to go directly to the restaurant. The address is 1500 Historic Drive in Strasburg. There is a sign-up sheet in the sign-up book in the narthex.
OCTOBER CRAFT NIGHT CHANGE: Due to a health related issue, the Felt Hot Pad class is being rescheduled for next March. On Tuesday, October 2nd, we will now be working on making Garden Labels to be sold at our craft bazaar. This is a very simple craft that anyone will be able to help with. You can see a picture of the label on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please feel free to join in the fun of creating these cute and simple labels.
ITEMS IN NEED OF A NEW HOME: We have two 24-inch TVs, and several DVD players and VCR’s.
ACT BOLDLY envelopes which were distributed on Sunday, Sept. 9, can be put in the offering plate or in the jar in the narthex. These donations will go to LWR to defray costs to ship blankets, personal care kits and school kits. If you need an envelope, there are extra ones on the table with the collection jar. Contributions can be made through TODAY. Checks should be made payable to St. Paul Women of the ELCA.
HELP IS NEEDED to sew blanket tops. There is a designated plastic tub in the narthex which contains patches to sew blanket tops at home at your convenience. Directions to sign out packet(s), a bag to put packets in and directions to sew and return completed tops are provided. Any questions, call Sue Long or Nancy Weiss.
CRAFT SHOW registration forms are available on the table outside of the church office and on the kiosk in the narthex. Registration will be open to returning venders from now until the end of September, and on October 1st will be open to new venders if there are tables left. Register early!
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST will be held in the social hall here at St. Paul on Saturday, October 6th from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
PENN STATE GOSPEL CHOIR, “Essence of Joy” will be coming to St. Paul on Saturday, October 13th at 7 p.m. to perform a free concert. We are one of numerous stops on their fall tour. We also will be housing these young folks in our homes following the concert and will return them to St. Paul to get on the bus Sunday morning. If you are interested in housing one (or two, or three) of these fine musicians, please contact Melodie Fair at 626-1876, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW/BAZAAR meeting will be held in the lounge on Monday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. to finalize plans.
A THANK YOU was received from Pastor Jim Roth, Treasurer of the Manheim Ministerial Association, for the gift from the LCO to the Flood Victim Relief Fund of the Manheim Ministerial Association. They state that the “fund is used to respond to a variety of human needs of those individuals and families affected by the 2011 flooding in our community. Gifts such as yours helps us to care for the least of these our brothers and sisters of the Manheim community.”
A STEWARDSHIP BIBLE STUDY will be held on October 3, 10 & 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please sign up in the narthex and take a Bible study packet.