March 3, 2019 Stewardship Snippet—2 Corinthians 3:17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.God’s path is all about freedom. Steward/disciples find that freedom when we love God with all our being and our neighbor as ourselves! Our faith aligns us with God’s abundance and power. Freedom!

Funeral services for Anne Harpster will be held Monday, March 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Visiting hours are 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The funeral will be at 12:00 PM and followed by a graveside service. Following the graveside service a luncheon will be held in Rohrbaugh Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John Sprankle Fund in care of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

WELCA Meeting for Sunday, March 3 is cancelled.

This week we celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Holy Communion will be offered at the altar. Sunday school for children is held each week at 9:30 AM.

This week we join with the churches in the Allegheny Synod in praying for New St. John Lutheran Church in Farmers Mills, PA.

Serving Sunday March 3:

Worship Leaders: .Deaconess Marianne Brock; Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Reader/Communion Assistant:  Michelle McMullen;  Greeter: Delorse Homan; Ushers: Carl Tier, Joe and Delores Homan; Counter: Carl Tier: Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel; Sacristan: Delorse Homan; Communion Bread: Delorse Homan 

Visit the Wellness Book Store set up in the narthex. Something for everyone.

Worship volunteer sheets for March and April are on the table in the narthex.  Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.

Mowing? Yes, Spring is coming soon, the blossoms will bloom, leaves will start forming on trees and the grass will start growing.  The church yard is mowed by volunteer members of the congregation.  One volunteer does two mowings then the job rotates to the next volunteer. We need volunteers to help mow, using the church mower.  Please contact Joe Homan or Ron Strouse if you would like to help.       

Mark your calendars: Upcoming St. Paul Events:

March 6 — Ash Wednesday worship at 7:00 PM with the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

March 19 Congregational Council, 7:00 PM

March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 — Thursdays in Lent. Holden’s Evening Prayer at 6:00 PM followed by a light supper.

April 7 WELCA meeting after worship to go to a restaurant for lunch.

April 14 Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) worship at 10:45 AM.

April 18 Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00 PM.

April 19 — Good Friday worship at 7:00 PM.                          

April 20 Easter Vigil being planned. More details coming.

April 21Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday) at 10:45 AM