January 14 at St. Paul

This week we celebrate the Second Sunday after Epiphany. Holy Communion will offered by intinction.

This week we join with the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in praying for the congregation of Grace Lutheran Church in Stoystown.

Serving this week: Assisting Minister–Morgen Hummel; Communion Assistant/Reader–Linda Rosensteel; Greeters–Linda Rosensteel; Ushers–Ron Strouse, Joe Homan; Sacristan–Jill Lemke; Sign Changer–Morgen Hummel; Home Visitors–Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann.

Adult Choir will practice following Sunday’s worship.

February signup sheets for flowers, candles, bulletins, wine and February duties are in the narthex. Why not try something new? If you’ve never been a greeter or reader or home visitor, talk to Linda Rosensteel,  Delorse Homan or someone who does this and find out what’s involved.

2018 Offering Envelopes are located in the narthex on the stand to your left as you leave the sanctuary. Ask an usher to assist you.  Please pick yours up today. Thank you.

Are you interested in our Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market opening in the Spring? Are you interested, or do you know someone who might have skills in communication, marketing and social media? To succeed, the Market needs such a person. Speak to Pastor Paul, Ron Strouse (237-3687) or Sally Kolesar (861-1313) if you want to make a suggestion or want to know more.

Annual Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, January 28, 2018 following worship. This is also Fellowship Sunday. Since we cannot use the kitchen and Rohrbaugh Hall the narthex will be set up for the luncheon following the worship service. Pizza is being served and everyone will be asked to bring finger foods or desserts to share.  Following the meal, the meeting will take place in the Sanctuary.

 40,000 Can Challenge —December 3 to February 4 — We are collecting non-perishable food items. We will keep track of how many are collected each week and will report to that amount to the Synod office. The items are to be donated to State College Food Bank. Total for this week is pending.  As of January 3—10,687.

 Check out the products available this week (and very likely every week). This week I tried the Orange-Lime Kombucha, Pear Cider Vinegar, and Thyme Tooth Powder from Trifolia Natural Products & Botanicals. The kombucha and vinegar are delicious. I find the kombucha especially refreshing. It sweetens the kombucha in kombucha!  To order, shoot me an email. Please let me know if you have any questions. diana.walker.griffith@gmail.com. To subscribe to Farm To You  dwgfarmpromotions@gmail.com.