Cultivating Lives for Christ Welcome Visitors, Family & Friends… We are all God’s family and we’re glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning. Greet someone around you and know that you are welcome in this place. Please join us after each service for fellowship time in the gathering space!
Pastries with the Pastors Next Sunday, February 4th, everyone is invited to wear their favorite jersey to church. Join in the fun!
Are you new to St. Paul’s Church and want to know more about who we are? Interested in learning more about church membership? Have a question about the church or religion in general? Interested in learning more about the mission of the church or where that mission is taking us? We invite you to join us for Pastries with the Pastors! As we journey together, spend a few minutes with Pastors David and Paul on February 4 at 9:45 a.m. in the café and enjoy a sweet treat!
SPUMC MINISTRIES UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Thursday, February 1 @ 1:30 PM Pastor David Woolverton will be sharing information on mentoring and encouraging us to develop ways to mentor other women in our church and community. All women are invited to join us for this informative meeting beginning at 1:30 PM in the Social Hall. The 2018 officers and committee chair will be installed, and the 2018 Program Booklets will be available. There will be a time of fellowship and crafts following the meeting. Special Note: We will be collecting the following items for Cornerstone Youth Center: Paper Products (bowls, cups), Dish detergent (Dawn, Palmolive), and Apples. MISSION CENTRAL COLLECTION ITEM: Sunday, February 4 Wash Cloths & Hand Towels THE VALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE MAILING to our college and military is just around the corner. Start picking up the baking supplies now in preparation for baking 2-3 dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies, packing them 6 cookies in each Ziploc bag. Please bring the cookies to the church kitchen by Noon on Sunday, Feb. 11. CHURCH EMAILS - Pastor David is now sending out a weekly email sharing church announcements, worship updates and deaths within the congregation. If you wish to receive this information and are not at this time, please verify your email address with the office.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TARGET YOUR DISCOUNT CARDS are available to purchase for New Year giving! $20 will purchase an Etown or Mount Joy area card AND a key card for ALL participating merchants. The cards can be used over and over all year. Sets can be purchased through the church office during regular 9AM-5PM weekday office hours. Proceeds benefit the church’s softball league costs. WOODEN CHAIRS AVAILABLE - The Trustees have begun to slowly replace the wooden chairs in the social hall with durable folding chairs. Easier to stack on carts and kinder on our floors, the folding chairs help us manage the mobility needs of each group that uses the hall more efficiently. We are offering the very durable, dependable wooden chairs to anyone who wishes to make a donation to the church. Currently there are 60 available for donations of $5 or more a chair, larger quantity available in the future. Please notify the church office if interested. FINAL SUNDAY TO RESTOCK THE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD Canned fruit, oatmeal, rice, pancake mix, canned chicken, SPAM, jelly, crackers, beverages, ketchup, mustard, mayo, papers towels, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, detergent and used grocery bags. ALSO: Size 6 Diapers Please place all donations on the table provided near the main floor elevator. Thank you for your generosity.
MARCH 2018 HERALD DEADLINE: Sunday, February 11 CONFIRMATION RETREAT LETTERS The weekend of Feb. 23, eleven students planning to be Confirmed at St Paul's this year will be heading to Innabah Camp & Retreat Center to prepare for this next step of their faith journey. Eleven high school students will attend as mentors for the students as a way for the younger students to connect with an older students and for the older students to use their gifts and experience to guide their younger peers. We would love to send letters of support to the students going to encourage the confirmands and thank the mentors. Confirmands: Connor Alspaugh, Julia Anderson, Emily Ball, Patrick Boyer, Tori Bressler, Hana Connolly, Mara Connolly, Helene Riddles, Evan Ott, Justin Yeagley and Carli Zerphey. Mentors: Sarah Abdelnaby, Caeli Connolly, Cera Connolly, Amanda Drager, Christopher Gartley, Jonathan Gartley, Trevor Levosky, Laura Maxwell, Jake Sevcik, Emily Singiser and Hannah Ziegler. Please consider writing them a note or card and dropping them off in the office. ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE February 14 @ 7:00 PM West Sanctuary
SPUMC WEEKLY January 28, 2018 STAY CONNECTED EVERYWHERE YOU GO! facebook.com/StPaulsEtown www.stpauls.faith
OUR CHURCH FAMILY (A card, phone call or visit would be appreciated where appropriate.)
Matthew Strawser 2975 Church Road Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Birthday: January 30 Frances Coble Manor Care #223 320 S. Market Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Birthday: February 1
Valerie Bachman College (Millersville University) 395 College Manor Avenue Millersville, PA 17551 Chloe Melton College (Elizabethtown College) 575 E. High Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022
WEATHER CANCELATION INFORMATION Now that we’ve entered the winter season, the church has prepared a variety of ways to advertise closings and cancelations. Listed below are all the places you can find St Paul’s cancelation information: 1) www.stpauls.faith 2) StPaulsEtown Facebook page 3) 717-367-1889 and press 2 for the program cancelation mailbox Please note: We do ask that no matter whether we are holding an activity or not that you use discretion when making decisions to travel to our church during bad weather. CONSUMED YOUNG ADULTS EVENTS Please join Consumed for the following events! For more details, contact Sarah Bible. Join us on Facebook! 1/29 – Drama practice @ Church 7-8:30p 2/04 – Rheems Home Service, 2:30-3:30p 2/05 – Drama Practice @ Church, 7-8:30p 2/15 – Bible Study @ Troop’s, 7-8:30p 2/16 – Troegs @ 6, then Game Night @ Bible’s 2/19 – Drama Practice @ Church, 7-8:30p 2/25 – Hiking After Lunch in Harrisburg, 1pm-ish 2/27 – Bible Study @ Levosky’s, 7-8:30p
Come and see...www.stpauls.faith
G.R.A.C.E. EVERY SUNDAY from 9:45-10:45AM ____________ For all children ages 0 through Grade 6 CHURCH NURSERY – Ages 0-3. KIDS OWN WORSHIP – 4 Yrs to Grade 3
We encourage visitors anytime and any further questions about any of the classes, please contact Suzanne Hetrick, Children’s Director: 367-1889 or [email protected]
If you do not currently receive children’s news updates via email, please notify Mrs. Hetrick. REMINDER: Activity bags can be found in the colorful wooden chests entering or inside each sanctuary. Also available are crayons and children’s bulletins to entertain children during worship. KIDS OWN WORSHIP (children’s church) is offered at the 11:00 a.m. service. The 1st Sunday of each month will be designated as Family Worship! This will allow families to enjoy the worship communion experience together. KOW will be available for all remaining Sundays in each month. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR CHILD(REN) PROMPTLY AFTER THE WORSHIP SERVICE. Your consideration for the volunteers caring for your child(ren) will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
FEELING THE CALL to join the Children’s Ministry Team? We have the following openings: 9:45AM Nursery and 11AM Kids Own Worship. Contact Suzanne Hetrick if interested.
Due to our new website address, please make sure you check your spam email folder so you don’t miss any emails from the church.
LIFELINE STUDENT MINISTRIES “Focused on love, surrounded by laughter, and influenced by Christ's teachings!” All youth from 7th grade through 12th grade are encouraged to attend Sunday school in the LifeLine rooms on the upper level of the church. TODAY @ 9-9:30AM: LifeLine Prayer & Planning in Youth Area (Top Floor) TODAY @ 9:45-10:45AM: LifeLine Sunday Morning – Lesson by Youth Director candidate TONIGHT @ 6:30-8:30PM – Evening program led by Youth Director candidate HELPING HANDS DONATIONS NEEDED – If you are interested in supporting the students as they help those in need in Harrisburg, donations of clothing (mostly men’s), toiletries or cash donations are welcome. Find a youth or leader and they will be sure to put the donations to good use! PLEASE NOTE: For all the latest information on the Student Ministries including the calendar of events and forms (permission/medical), please check out the following website…
WEEKLY CALENDAR Only church groups/activities listed below. See church website for complete list of scheduled internal & external calendar groups and activities. SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 8:30AM – Sunday Worship (West Sanctuary) 9:00-11:00AM – Open Arms Café (14) 9-9:30AM – NO LifeLine Prayer & Planning (Youth Areas, 2nd Fl) 9:45-10:45AM – Cornerstone Worship Team (131) 9:45-10:45AM – Discipleship Team Mtg (105 CSA) 9:45-10:45AM – Sunday School for All Ages 11:00AM – Sunday Worship (South Sanctuary) 6:30-8:30PM – Youth Program with Youth Director Candidate MONDAY, JANUARY 29 9:00-11:00AM – MOMs Out Morning (27,28,37) 7-8:30PM – Drama Team (131) TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 9AM-5PM – Weekly Deadline 9:30-11:30AM – Disciple Bible Study (125) WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 9:00AM-Noon – Staff Meeting (CSA 105) 7-8PM – Genesis Handbells (211) 7-8PM – Sanctuary Choir (209) 7-8PM – Prayer Group (123) 8:15-9:15PM – St. Paul’s Ringers (211) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 01 1:30-3PM – United Methodist Women (14) 6-7:30PM – WildLife (14/37/38) 6-7:30PM – J.A.M. (14/202/206/215/217/220/221) 6:30-7:45PM – Jubilee Singers (209) 6:45-8:30PM – Cornerstone Worship Team (131) 7:30-8:15PM – SONshine Singers (38) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 02 NOTHING SCHEDULED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 03 NOTHING SCHEDULED TODAY’S VOLUNTEERS Sound System Jess Durham, Matt Skillen, Andrew Duffy Nursery Kayla Coble, Michelle/Julia Singiser Leona Yeagley, Amanda Drager Kids Own Worship Emily Gartley, Suzanne Hetrick Open Arms Café Youth – Tim Olsen Welcome Team Sally Kraus, Harold/Nancy Engle, Thelma Franks, Linda Kaylor, Barry/Deb Sheesley Library Liz Helm
COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES DATE Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 7 Mar. 14 Mar. 21
Sponsored by the Elizabethtown Ministerium TIME LOCATION SPEAKER 7:00PM St. Peter’s Catholic Church Doug Lamb 7:00PM Christ Church, UCC Preston VanDeursen 7:00PM First Church of God David Woolverton 7:00PM Sell Chapel, Masonic Village Mick Allen 7:00PM St. Paul’s U. M. Church Al Frank
Friends in Christ Alive! Movie w/ Friends Sunshine Prayer Partners MHS Staff
Winter Shelter Volunteers Pastoral Leadership Love Forgiveness Restored Relationships
Evelyn C Nancy N Landen Shirley Elderly Illness Cathy Joe S Jay J Brett Mary Nika Lisa Ann Coy Bob Liz
Relationships Sick Children Employment Family Move Safe Travel Terri Rice Rachelle Shut-Ins Ann H Joyce Sylvia Janet Chris Katie Julie Lori Bob
New Job Possibilities Getting Warmer Each Day with Family & Friends 1st Wiggly Tooth Linda Knight – Good report A Great Church Family
Baby Jack’s Arrival Mom’s Transition Mary Jean Risser College Students Lost Loved Ones Hostetter Family Stanco Family Gruber Family Paul Shumate Stump Family Joe Dempsey Flu Patients Stress Test Brian/Lisa Paul/Joan Finances Cherilyn Cherie
PLEASE NOTE: THE MONTHLY LIST FOR THE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE CAN BE FOUND IN EACH HERALD NEWSLETTER.
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE – The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, sponsored by the Etown College, will be available by appointment only (717-361-1270) from 8am-2pm, Monday through Friday. VITA is for those with a combined family income of $54,000 or less who cannot afford to pay for tax preparation services. VITA volunteers are trained to assist with basic tax forms, including exemptions, deductions and special credits if eligible. The PA state and local returns will also be completed. APPOINTMENTS ARE LIMITED so please call early. If no one is available, please leave a message with your name and phone number. Phone calls will be returned in the order they are received.
Christ’s Abundant Love & Presence Health Issues Resolved Jackson Rosenberry – Successful Surgery Laura Maxwell – Back to School Step-Son & Great Granddaughter Graduate School Acceptance Discharge of Hospitalized Co-Worker
Granddaughter’s Safe Return from Cuba Jodi Jordan – Kuwait Deployment Fires/Floods/Weather Mercies Good Test Results for Bob Stroke Victims & Families Joel/Ginny/Regan/Skylyn Husband/Brother/Mother Family of Valeria Greider People with Depression Families Suffering Loss Family of Helen Becker Friend Battling Cancer Families for Children Hope for God’s Love Family of Glenn Ney Heart Attack Victims Gambling Additions Family of Bob Roth
WORSHIP SERVICE INFORMATION ATTENDANCE
PASTORAL STAFF 2018 CHECK REQUEST & REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE NOON ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: Feb 8, 22 Mar 8, 23 Apr 6, 23 May 8, 24 Jun 8, 22
Jul 6, 24 Aug 8, 24 Sep 7, 21 Oct 8, 24 Nov 8, 23 Dec 7, 18
OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE MAILED TO YOUR HOME for those who wish to receive a year-end statement for tax purposes. Please stop by or call the church office if you wish to sign up to receive your own offering envelopes.
Pending Surgery National Guard Broken Hearts Joe Dempsey Larry Hetrick Steve & Son 13 Children Job Stress Deb/Carl LouAnn Dolores Harold Marty Barry Larry Beth Mike Sin
Pastor David Woolverton – Lead Pastor Pastor Paul Miller – Teaching Pastor
PASTORAL SUPPORT TEAM John Messick – Director of Worship & Music Ministries Suzanne Hetrick – Director of Children’s Ministries Staci Hood-Neece – Intermediate Coordinator Leona Yeagley – Nursery Coordinator Tim Olsen - Youth Coordinator Caleb Sisak - Organist Melissa Miller – Director of Handbell Choirs Barbara Woods – Business Administrator Diane Miller – Full-time Office Assistant Peggy Ellison – Admin Assistant to the Pastors Sue Keath – Custodian
VOLUNTEER PASTORAL STAFF Dianne Orwig – Certified Lay Minister
January 21, 2017 8:30am Worship Service 11:00am Worship Service Sunday School
361 180 persons 181 persons 120 persons
CONTACT THE CHURCH
Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church • 398 N. Locust St., Elizabethtown 17022 Church office – 367-1889 • Fax: 367-0896 • Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stpauls.faith Pastor Woolverton • [email protected]
Pastor Miller • [email protected]
Dianne Orwig • [email protected]
John Messick • [email protected]
Suzanne Hetrick • [email protected]
Staci Hood-Neece • [email protected]
Leona Yeagley • [email protected]
Barbara Woods • [email protected]
Diane Miller • [email protected]
Peggy Ellison • [email protected]
Tim Olsen • [email protected]
United Methodist Women ● [email protected]
The purpose of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church family is to lead people into a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ where they Love God, Love others and Serve the World.