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.

Known to be hospitalized:
Rhonda Hayes is at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.
Mitch Novak is on the transplant waiting list in need of a pancreas.  Please include them in your prayers.

A Memorial gift was received in memory of Scott and Ruth Miller, from Janet Lomicka.

We gratefully accept a donation of a week of heating fuel made by Keith and Karen George.

The Leone Family (Amy, Joe and Jake) would like to express how appreciative they are to have received so many “Get Well” cards after Jake’s hip surgery.  Everyone’s kind words and prayers meant a lot to us during those difficult months.  As far as Jake’s recovery, we received great news at Christmas time that Jake’s hip was healing quicker than anticipated and that he would be able to walk again without the use of crutches.  He is now attending physical therapy a few times a week and doing great.  So far, he is just limited to walking and no running, jumping or sports for quite a while. We are so relieved that he will not have to undergo a hip replacement, at least not until adulthood.  Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers. Love, The Leone Family.

Today we receive Micheal Felbaum and Kaleb Kennedy as members of St. Paul through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

At the January Council meeting the following officers were elected:
President Andrew Chelsted
Vice President Walter Long
Recording Secretary Andrew Smeltzer
Treasurer Glenn Yothers
Financial Secretary John Houtman

The Stewardship Committee has included in this bulletin a Time and Talent Sheet.  We ask that each member prayerfully fill this out and return it to the office by January 13th.
Bible Study Resumes.  Join us each Monday, January 14, 2019, 21, and 28.  We’ll be studying John, Chapters 13 through 17.

Bagels and Books:
The next book we will be reading is “Good News For A Change” by Matt Mikalatos.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:15AM in the general meeting room. Bagels and Books is open to anyone, member or non-member. The only cost is the purchase of the book.

Attention Readers
If the weather allows, we will meet next Saturday, January 19th for Bible Study.  This will be the final lesson from “I AM WHO I AM”.  Be thinking about future Bible Studies and what you would like to focus on.
Anyone who has not turned in their choices for next year’s books to review, please do so this Saturday.
Readers group invites any ladies who like to read and socialize.  We meet at Myrna Miller’s once a month (except in the winter) and have a Bible Study every other month.  Meetings are on a Saturday morning, starting at 9AM and the date is announced in the bulletin a couple weeks ahead.  We review one classic each year and the other books we review cover many subjects, some fiction, some non-fiction.  If you hesitate because this is “something new” or if you have any questions, call Myrna at 724-834-2117.

The Stewardship and Evangelism Committees will meet together on Sunday, January 20th, immediately following the service.

The deadline for February newsletter information is January 21, 2019.  If you have news for the February issue, please have the information in the office or E-mail by noon on January 21, 2019.

Baskets for the Chinese Auction will be displayed in the Sunday School Wing (by the church office) on January 13th and 20th.  Please make your selections on those Sundays.  Winners will be drawn on January 27th during the salad bar.   Proceeds will help support our youth group.

There will be a salad bar on Sunday, January 27th following the worship service.

The Women’s organization will hold a soup sale on February 17, 2019 after church in the General Meeting Room.  Stop by and pick up a quart of homemade soup.

Sign up Sheets
You will no longer receive a phone call asking you to be a lector.  Please use the sign up sheets in the Sunday School Office to choose a Sunday you would prefer to read the lessons.  Readings for each week are printed in the monthly newsletter.

Heating the Church
Once again, we are asking for donations to help us pay for fuel needed for keeping the church warm this winter.  A donation of $300 may be given in honor of, or in memory of someone, for the week you wish to sponsor. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

You are now able to make your donations to St. Paul Lutheran Church by automatic withdrawal from a personal account or credit card.  For more information, just go to the church website ( and click on Track and Make Church Donations Online.

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.

Audit: We need 3 individuals to audit the financial accounts of the church and accounts of various groups.  If you are interested in serving, please speak to a council member or Pastor Mark.

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