THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are placed by Sharon Kinser to the glory of God and in honor of Kyle & Anna Kinser’s wedding on August 8th.
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.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS are needed to help in the nursery on Sunday mornings. If you are added to the schedule, you are only scheduled, on average, of one time per two months. If you are able to help, please call the office!
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!
ADULT CHOIR welcomes all! We are an SATB group of singers of all backgrounds. Rehearsals for the fall start on Wednesday, September 14, 7:30-8:30pm in the choir room, and continue every Wednesday through the year (with a few holiday exceptions). The choir sings a variety of styles, providing musical leadership in worship, including an anthem most weeks. There are no auditions or requirements, just a willingness and desire to participate. Join us!
JUBILATE BELL CHOIR rings 3 (or more) octaves of Schulmerich handbells and hand chimes. Basic music reading skills are necessary for participation in this group; we’ll teach you how to ring the bells themselves. If you played an instrument back in elementary school, you can ring bells! If you are interested in joining the bell choir or filling in occasionally as a substitute, please be in touch with Valerie (email@example.com). For the first month this year, we will rehearse on Tuesdays, beginning September 13, 7:30-8:30pm.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX for September will support will support our Kanga Companion Congregation. The Christian Service Box for May raised $215.50 to benefit Gideons International. The Christian Service Box for June raised $266 to benefit Community Summer Lunch Program. Thank you for your contributions to these ministries and please continue to keep these missions in your prayers.
SUMMER COMMUNITY LUNCHES: This Tuesday, September 6 we will serve our final Community Lunch for this summer. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered to make this program a success! It was due to our volunteers that we were able to serve over 300 people in our community each week.
WARWICK COMMUNITY CHEST FOOD DRIVE: St. Paul will be holding a food drive to benefit the LWCC, which provides temporary food assistance to our neighbors who reside within the Warwick School District. As an outreach of St. Paul, the church provides space for the operation of the food bank. On September 11, as our God's Work, Our Hands service day, bags will be given out after both services. These bags can be filled and returned to the narthex on Sunday Sept. 25th by noon. Please, no expired dates on the items. Suggested items for donation are: ready-to-eat or chunky soups, cold breakfast cereal, oatmeal, jelly, canned chicken and spam, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, baked beans, canned fruit cocktail, pears and mandarin oranges, shampoo and conditioner, laundry detergent. Cash donations will also be accepted. Please see Phyllis Frankhouser or Barb Paynter with any questions.
LIGHT UP THE HARBOR: Come to St Paul Women of the ELCA fall kick-off event Sat., Sept. 17th at 10 am to hear guest speaker Winnie Matthews. She will be speaking about the North Star Initiative’s opening a Harbor House in Lancaster. One of her greatest passions is ministering to women, helping them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. This will include our annual “Service of Remembrance”. A special offering will be collected to give to “Light Up the Harbor”. A luncheon will follow; sign up by Sept 11th. Sign up at the WELCA kiosk in the narthex.
PERSONAL CARE 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. 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.
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.
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).
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.
THE NEXT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY and breakfast will take on Saturday, Sept. 10th at St. Paul Penryn starting at 7am. All men are invited to attend this event.
NEW MEMBERS - Interested in becoming a member at St. Paul? We are planning on receiving new members on Sunday, Sept 25. To welcome you into St. Paul, we ask that you come to two sessions:
Session I (either Thur, Sept. 15: 6-7 pm or Tues, Sept 20: 6-7 pm): Welcome and Worship
Session II (either Thur, Sept. 15: 7-8 pm or Tues, Sept 20: 7-8 pm): Ministry and Involvement
Sunday, Sept. 25 - Welcome you during worship! We will also connect you with a friend in faith at St. Paul.
THE LADIES LUNCH BUNCH will gather on Sept. 21, at 11:30 at Ciro’s Italian Bistro in the Richmond Square. From Salads, Sandwiches, Pasta dishes and Pizza, along with Gelato and Cannoli, there is definitely something you will just love! All ladies are welcome to join us and enjoy some great food and conversation! Come share in the fun. Please sign up in the book located at the kiosk in the Narthex. Any questions can be directed to Nancy Miller at 405-0000.
CHILDREN, YOUTH and FAMILY
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: We have openings for Sunday school teachers for the 2nd and 3rd grade class, the 7th and 8th grade class and the senior high Breakfast Club. You will be working with the other teacher(s) in the classroom to create your own Sunday morning schedules for teaching. It is very flexible. Please call the office 626-4709 if you are able to help.
HOLY COMMUNION INSTRUCTION: Pastor Rob will offer First Communion Instruction this fall. The age at which children commune varies greatly from church to church (or even within a church) and so Pastor Rob would like some time to understand the traditions of this congregation. When the new Children, Youth and Family staff begin working this fall, we will develop guidelines and instruction for children and their families regarding receiving the bread and wine during Holy Communion.
THE ST. PAUL CHRISTIAN EARLY LEARNING CENTER (CELC) has pre-K scholarships available for half-day and full-day Pre-K children. If you are interested in enrolling your child and would like the help of a scholarship, please stop by the CELC office or email Karen Schaeffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CELC also has staff openings for the fall, including teacher positions.
TOUCH A TRUCK: SAVE THE DATE! October 15, 2016 9 am-1 pm. Entry fee: Bring 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.
CHICKENS FOR THE KITCHEN: There are still about 40 chickens available for purchase to benefit the Kitchen Renovations. The order forms are on the kiosk in the narthex.
SIMPLY GIVING: There are countless benefits to being a member of the St. Paul family and these benefits continue whether or not we are here to make a financial contribution. Go to the church website and register for SIMPLY GIVING through Access My St. Paul so that St. Paul always receives the amount you have committed to give. If you have difficulty registering, Call John Bell at 669-9560.
**If you choose to give electronically, a laminated offering card is available in the pews. The cards include a QR code so you can make an immediate contribution through your smart phone. As an act of worship, you may place the card in the offering plate in lieu of a physical contribution.
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 take the Ark off the auction block and 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 for the upcoming year. 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 email@example.com
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Today 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Acolyte Elena Smith
A. Min. Tami Ruckel Doug Minnich
Lector Doug Minnich
Com. Asst. Needed 3 NEEDED
Greeters Dave & Marty Althouse
Altar Guild Dave & Marty Althouse, Barbara Weaver, Cindy Wingenroth
Com. Bread Phyllis Miller
Flowers Sharon Kinser
Nursery John McCormick, Judy Rusnock
Lights/Snd. Kathy Ross
Ushers Jeff Eby’s Team 6
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS Sept 11
8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Acolyte Adam Reichard Nate Hovan
A. Min. Jane Brye Wayne Gongaware
Lector Greta Weiler Jim Hovan
Com. Asst. Needed 3 NEEDED
Greeters Joe & Sandy Doster Don & Gayle Stauffer
Altar Guild Carol Miller, Tami Ruckel, Kathy Trayer
Com. Bread Sally Hall
Flowers Bill & Ruth Spacht
Nursery Corey & Karen Troxell Dave & Sandy Bingaman
Lights/Snd. Mike Herr Jim Shreiner
Ushers John Troutman’s Team 17 Craig Wagaman’s Team 12
RALLY SUNDAY: Sept 11
Join us as we begin our fall ministry season!
8 AM: Traditional worship with choir anthem.
9:15 AM: Pancake Breakfast in Social Hall. We invite everyone to this meal. We will have a great meal, review some highlights of the summer, meet the new staff, meet the Sunday School teachers and then send children to Sunday School classes. Pastor Rob will lead a Bible study for all adults from 10-10:30.
10:45 AM: Devotion led Contemporary Service with Installation of Pastor Rob Myallis. A representative from the synod will be present during the worship to install our Pastor officially.