Announcements for March 6
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.
BRICKERVILLE YOUTH MISSION TRIP Fundraiser – Dinner and Auction. The Brickerville United Lutheran Church Youth Group will be serving a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday March 26 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm as a fund-raiser for their upcoming mission trip. Please plan to join us anytime at the church, 340 E. 28th Division Highway in Brickerville between 4:30 and 7:00 pm to enjoy your dinner consisting of all you can eat fresh salad bar, spaghetti with Steve’s famous homemade sauce, rolls, desserts, and beverage. In addition, a “silent” auction of the youth will be conducted to “hire” the youth for odd jobs at your home. While reservations aren’t necessary, they are helpful. Please call June Kupstas at 626-2195 if you plan to join us.
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!
LEAVING A LEGACY FOR MINISTRY SEMINAR: The Endowment committee is hosting the Leaving a Legacy seminar today in the Social Hall. Pastor Gregory Kramer, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation, is here to educate us on how Lutherans are strengthening the ministries of the Lutheran Church through various means. Pastor Kramer will cover a variety of giving opportunities including Charitable Gift Annuities, Wills and Trusts, Life Insurance, and Retirement Plans. One of the more recent methods to leave a legacy is a Charitable Gift Annuity. As a donor in exchange for making a gift to benefit a ministry, you will receive regular fixed payments (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually) for your lifetime, and if you desire, for the lifetime of another person. Another method people like to use is their will. Is the church in your present will? Was your current will written before the 1997 tax law changes? Have you acquired more or new property? Are your children are no longer living at home? Has your spouse passed away? There may be other changes in your life that may justify revising your will or, if you do not have one, writing a will. Pastor Kramer will be addressing these questions and more during the “Leave a Legacy for Ministry” seminar. Please join us in the social hall at 9:30 AM. Light breakfast will be served.
There is no cost or obligation connected with attendance at this seminar; this seminar is educational only.
LUTHERAN CAMPING CORPORATION’S upcoming events: March 12- Lenten Day Apart at The Wittel Farm; March 15- Bishop’s Bible Study at The Wittel Farm; March 18-20- Women’s Quilting Weekend at Kirchenwald; March 27- Summer Camp Open House at Kirchenwald & Nawakwa. Check out the website for more info: www.lutherancamping.org
LCO SINGLES will meet on Fri., March 18, 6 p.m. at Fiorentino's by Lancaster airport. Dinner will be on your own, games can be brought, a meditation on biblical needs of friendship will continue. Hope to see you there. LCO singles is open to singles over twenty-five who would enjoy fellowship and fun. For more information or a reservation, contact Kathy Ross 468-7582.
GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY is today. Attending today’s service and serving as greeters, coffee hosts and ushers are Girl Scouts that are part of the St. Paul’s family: Amelia Fair, Emily Paynter, Amy Kochel, Jackie Pixley, Leeann Runkle, Vanessa Weidner, Maddie Chirico, and Mariel Deibert (Nancy Miller’s granddaughter). Also attending are the Brownie Girl Scouts from troop 133 (leader Rhonda Bender) and troop 284 (leader Chris Runkle) that both meet here twice a month.
SIGN UP NOW at the Mission Life Kiosk for the Potluck to End Hunger. It’s March 20th at 6:00pm. We are taking donations of nonperishable items for the Lititz Warwick Community Chest and monetary donations for the ELCA World Hunger appeal. We will hear about local and global hunger issues. There are special activities for children. Come join us to make a difference in the world!
ARTISANS OF ST. PAUL: On March 29, at 7 p.m. in the lounge, come to a photography workshop and enhance your photographic skills. Learn to design and create a better photograph by using visualization techniques and elements of design. Also learn to control your camera settings to achieve a better photograph. You will also arrange and design a still life to photograph and compete for the coveted 1st annual St. Paul Shutterbug Award. Please bring your camera!
WE ARE IN NEED of ushers to fill our teams! If you are able to serve in this capacity, please notify Hazel Nestleroth at 664-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A SPECIAL AND HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Pastor Jim, Susan, Ken, Ray, nursery, choir, greeters, ushers, lights & sound, and refreshment people who volunteered (or were drafted) for the World Day of Prayer service. Nancy