WE WELCOME Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church’s Adult Choir this morning, directed by Ms. Donna Burkholder, as they combine with our own Adult Choir for musical presentations this morning.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK! On Friday evening, March 4, at 7 p.m. St. Paul is hosting the World Day of Prayer Service The Rev. James O’Blaney, pastor of St. James Catholic Church will have a message based on Romans 5:5. “And this hope will not leave us disappointed”. A recitation entitled “His Name” will be given by Barbara Ann Becker. There will also be a variety of musical selections as well as a favorite hymn or two. The free will offering will benefit the Warwick School District Religious Release Program. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Hope to see you there.
THE WORSHIP FLOWERS are given by Steve & Signe Fink to the glory of God and in memory of Teresa E. Fink.
THE ROSEBUD on the altar is in honor of the birth of Lila Rose Tomlinson, granddaughter of Kristel Delp Tomlinson, who was born on February 15. She is the daughter of Alex and Desiree Tomlinson.
PRAYER CHAIN REQUESTS: If you have a prayer concern or know someone who has a prayer need, please call our St. Paul Prayer Team at 626-6082 or 626-0152. All requests are confidential.
THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE BOX collection for February is for the Lian Family (our Burmese Family) for necessary expenses.
125 YEARS OF WITNESS to our community, nation and the world! In honor of our congregation's 125th anniversary, the Archives Committee has displayed a photographic exhibit in the narthex showcase of the St. Paul sons and daughters who have entered church work as ordained ministers, deaconesses or missionaries. Four of the thirteen are still in active service; two, in Lancaster County. Quite a legacy!
OUR PRAYER LIST is available on the kiosk. Please take a copy and pray for those in need. If you wish for a name to be added or removed, please notify the church office. Thank you.
AUGSBURG ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASS: This class is open to all adults and meets in the church lounge at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. The study is entitled, “Assuring Hope.”
Today “Coming of the Son of Man” Janice Hackman
Jesus’ followers may have to endure suffering and turmoil as they witness faithfully to Jesus, but they can be confident that the Son of Man provides all they need and stands ready to welcome them into his embrace.
Mar 6 “Instructions about Worship” Janice Hackman
From the beginning, the church has taken care that the words used in worship are clear and faithful, and express God’s grace in Christ. The words we share together in worship through hymns, creeds, and prayers give shape and direction to our faith and life as God’s people.
ACT NOW TO MAKE A CHARITABLE Contribution from your IRA. IRA owners who are at least age 70 ½ years old, may make a charitable distribution from their IRA. The advantage here is that a charitable distribution is not included in income. It must come directly from the IRA custodian to a qualifying charity (St. Paul Lutheran Church). More information can be found on the kiosk.
PRAYER SHAWL COLLECTION: St. Paul Women of the ELCA plan to collect, label and send shawls donated between now and the end of May, to the Eighth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA in Spokane, Washington. The shawls will be given to ministries in the host synod—the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod. Forms that give specific details are available in the narthex at the Women of the ELCA kiosk or you can call Nancy Weiss at 626-0994. (This collection is in addition to, not in place of, the St. Paul Prayer Shawl Ministry.)
DUE TO RENOVATIONS the St Paul Circle at Luther Acres meeting spot will move from the Music Room to the Hershey Activity Room beginning with the February Meeting.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! – MOVIE CLUB OSCARS CONTEST – Once again, Movie Club will be sponsoring an Oscar‘s contest. Look for instructions to participate and ballots in the Narthex. Ballots will have to be returned by the end of the 10:45 service TODAY. First Prize will be dinner and a movie for two, Second Prize will be four movie passes, and Third Prize will be two movie passes. Break a leg and good luck!
LEAVE A LEGACY for Ministry Seminar – Would you like to learn more about charitable trusts and they can generate a stream of income for you or your heirs? On Endowment Sunday, Pastor Gregory Kramer, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation, will be here to educate us on this topic and more. Please join us on Sunday March 6th at 9:30 AM in the social hall. Light breakfast will be served.
CRAFT NIGHT will be meeting this Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. This is a beginner’s card making class. Any level of crafters are welcome. Please email or call Joyce Groff so supplies can be planned accordingly. 627-1901, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE YOUR DINNER plans now for March 20th. St. Paul is hosting a potluck to help support the ELCA World Hunger Fund and our local food bank. This potluck is part of a program started by two ELCA pastors called, “A Month of Potlucks” (www.amonthofpotlucks.org). After the meal, adults will hear information about local and world hunger issues, while the children are doing a craft related to hunger. See you at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday March 20th!
125TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE will meet tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. in the narthex. (The celebration date has been changed to Sunday, May 1st)
TO OUR BLOOD DONORS: LGH has decided to schedule their Lititz area blood drives for 2011 at the Kissel Hill Health Center, south of Lititz. As a result they have not scheduled any dates for this year using our social hall facility. If you are a regular donor, or would like to become one, watch local news media for dates and times for these events. If this situation changes, you will be kept informed by bulletin and Epistle announcements.