Announcements - St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Trauger PA

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The Church Choir is always looking for new voices.

The church is a great place to do volunteer work.  If you have some extra time and would like to help the church or your community, talk to the church office about how you can volunteer with the church.

Track and make Church Donations Online

This web page will allow members of the congregation to access their information in the ChurchTrac software. They will be able to update their information, check their giving and also make a donation online.
If a Congregation member does not have access to the software with thier desired email, they can send a request to the church to have their profile updated with their email address so they can get access.

You may have noticed, construction is underway in the front of the church.  This area is off limits during construction.  For your safety and the safety of the contractors, please stay out of the contruction site,away from tools, debris and equipment.

If you have made a yearly pledge to the bell tower project, those pledges are due in September to be distributed to the Trust Fund by October 1, 2019.  If you are making a pledge, please mark your check or envelope with “Bell Tower” or “Pledge.” Thank you.

Choir practice
will start  Tuesdays at 7PM on Sept. 10.  All singers are welcome to join.

Beginning in September,
we will be needing acolytes, bell ringers, lectors and communion assistants.  Please see the sign-up sheet in the Sunday School Office and volunteer whenever you can.

Take Joy
is planning a trip to Johnstown to visit the Flood Museum.  Further details will be given when we have made final decisions about date and time.  If you are interested please talk to anyone in our group after our September meeting  on the 19th.

will meet on Saturday, September 21st to continue their study of Hosea.

Sarah Circle
will meet 7PM on Sept. 20 at St. Paul Church

Funds from the Descretionary Fund
will be suspended for non members until a full time pastor is in place.  Council will make decisions on distributions until then.

The Quilt Show
will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10AM to 4PM.  The Women’s Organization will be in charge of the kitchen.  There is a sign up sheet in the Sunday School Office if you care to donate the items needed. Lunch will be offered for purchase the day of the show.   Sarah Circle will meet on Monday, September 23rd to prepare soup.

The WNALC are collecting items for School Kits.
Each kit contains:
4 Spiral notebooks
1 box crayons 24 or more
Scientific calculator
Blunt scissors
Pencil Sharpener
6 pencils
10 sheets of construction paper
Completed kits may be placed in the drawer in the Sunday School Office labeled “School Kits.”

The church doors will now be locked on days of no activity.
Each member of council will now have a key to the church,  If access is needed when the doors are locked, please see Darlene or call a council member.

Copies of “An Agreement For Pastorial Services – Transitional Interim”  are available in the Sunday School Office to review.

Reminder that the first Sunday of every month, Food bank donations are collected.
We still have people that contact the church in need of emergency food.  Thank you everyone that helps support this vital community saftey net.  Darlene said that if the first of the month does not work for your particular schedule, bring your non-perishable items to any Sunday Service, leave them in the Sunday school office and she will get them to the food pantry.

The Parsonage is in need of restoration and updating.
The Property and Grounds committee does not have the funds or personnel to complete all the work on their own.  Please stay vigilant for upcoming opportunities for “adopt a room” sign-ups for the congregation to help paint the parsonage, or other upcoming volunteer announcements and programs to assist in getting the parsonage updated and ready for new inhabitants.

Are you in need of Service Hours before you graduate high school?
Lisa Yothers has volunteered to keep track of these hours.  Anytime you participate in service hours, let Lisa know.

It is important that we have your correct mailing address
for you to receive the newsletter and other correspondence from St. Paul.  If the post office has an incorrect address, the mail is returned to the church and we are charged a fee.

Newspapers for Action for Animals
 Joan Smeltzer is leading newspaper recycling collection for the Animal Friends Shelter.  You can help by bringing old newspapers to the Sunday School Office.  Papers are used to line the animal cages.

Thrivent Action Team, request, for our annual soap drive.
Thrivent Action Team, request, for our annual soap drive. As always we will be collecting soap products for the Westmoreland County Food Bank that distributes through the Pleasant Unity Methodist Church. The soap drive will start September 22, 2019 and will end October 27, 2019. St Paul Lutheran Church will collect dish soap. Enough dish soap for 70 families. On November 3 the soap products will be sorted and assembled into shopping bags for seventy [70] families.  Pleasant Unity United Methodist Church, Westmoreland Food Bank Panty will hand out the soap bags on November 11th.

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