Stewardship Snippet— March 24, 2019 — Isaiah 55:2 – Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Stewardship is about making wise choices in life – choices that promote health, wellbeing and faithful living. Isaiah asks the key questions and provides wise advice.
A copy of the Emercency Action Plan for St. Paul Lutheran Church is in each of your church mailboxes. Please pick up, read and save it.
This Sunday we celebrate the Third Sunday in Lent. Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. Sunday school will not be held this Sunday due to the teachers being away. Sunday school will resume next Sunday at 9:30 AM.
Worship Leader: Art Reede; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen; Assisting Minister: Carl Tier; Reader/Communion Assistant: Ann Reede; Greeter: Linda Rosensteel; Ushers: Ike Rosensteel, Joe and Delorse Homan; Counters: Roger Williams, Carl Tier; Sacristan: Karen Magnuson; Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel; Home Visitor: Sally Kolesar.
Pastor Paul is on vacation March 21 through March 25. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call Pastor Rebecca Horn at 215-208-5535. In the pastor’s absence, many thanks to Art Reede who will be leading worship today.
Worship volunteer sheets for April is on the table in the narthex. Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.
Randy Wills and Karen Magnuson will be taking photos of the congregation for the photo directory each Sunday till Easter Sunday. Please plan to get your picture taken and wear your best smiles.
Wellness Book Fair we will be featuring various books for sale for adults that promote various kinds of wellness. The fair ends next week.
Please join us every Thursday evening during Lent for a brief service of worship and supper. We’ll begin with Holden’s Evening Prayer at 6:00, followed by a light meal and fellowship in Rohrbaugh Hall. If you would like to attend but are reluctant to drive at night or need a ride, please call Karen Magnuson at 867-1541. If you’d like to help with the meals, please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex.
Please sign up to purchase a pot of yellow tulips to decorate the sanctuary for Easter Sunday. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Cost is $8.50 per pot, and may be made in honor or memory of someone. Last day for orders is Sunday, March 31.
Dining with Diabetes began March 7th and continues each Thursday in March 28 with three-month follow-up on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Time is 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
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.
Making a Will and Estate Planning Workshops are being planned for a later time. Watch for dates and times in the bulletins and on the website.
Please invite your family and friends to join you for an organ concert by Jim Rearick at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. Jim will be playing works by J.S. Bach, John Stanley, Charles Callahan, S. Drummond Wolf, Michael Bedford, Louis-Nicholas Clearmbault, Alfred Fedak, Roger W. Boop, and Deitrich Buxtehude. There will be a free will offering to benefit the food bank and organ repair fund. A light reception will follow the concert.
We are looking for cookie donations for the reception after the organ concert next Sunday afternoon. Please sign up on the sheet on the table on the Narthex. You can drop off your cookies next Saturday, March 30 3-5 PM or Sunday before 2 PM. Please see Michelle McMullen with any questions. Thank you!
WELCA “Lunch Out” — If you are still interested in having lunch at Harrison’s with other members of the congregation on April 7 after worship, please let Sally (861 1313) know as soon as possible.
ALSM will have their annual Fashion Show/Fund Raiser and Brunch Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Oaks in Pleasant Gap. Our church donates a chocolate basket or, maybe two! Sign-up sheet for chocolate donations is on the table in the narthex. Tickets for brunch/fashion show are $20. Contact Bonnie McMiniment at 238-2678 or email her at email@example.com. Donationa are needed by April 21 at the latest.
5K Run/Walk Donut Dash for Dyslexia Reading Center of Central Pennsylvania will take place on April 6 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM at the Grange Fair Grounds. All ages and abilities are welcome. Donut samples along the course: Duck Donuts, Happy Buns, My My Chicken, and Way Fruit Farm. For more information visit www.eventbrite.com or email: readingcenter @comcast.net.
We need volunteers the morning of April 6 to greet runners, stand at spots to keep runners on the race course, set up, hand out donuts and a few other jobs. If you can be at the Grange Fairgrounds any time from 8:00 AM to 1;00 PM contact Sally Kolesar at 861-1313. If you would like to run or walk the course, please contact Sally for more information.