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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.

Flowers on the Altar 
today are given in loving memory of Christine Metzler by her family.

Good Friday Annual Prayer Breakfast 
 at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center on March 30th at 7AM. Cost is $16 a person. The speaker is Craig Demartino,

Adaptive Rock Climbing Instructor. 
 In 2002 Craig was accidently dropped 100 feet while climbing in Colorado. After suffering multiple fractures and a punctured lung, Craig chose to amputate his shattered right leg below the knee. Craig and his wife and children are currently active climbers. He is a leading adaptive rock climbing instructor. You may purchase tickets from Ross Howard.

On Easter Sunday there will be ONE worship service at 9:30 AM.

Don’t forget your water bottles! Water bottles will be collected Easter Sunday.

Please help restock our pantry by bringing non-perishable food items on Easter Sunday.  Please help the church continue to support those in our community that need some food assistance.  

We are studying the book of Hebrews. As with all our Bible studies, they are open to anyone who would like to attend. They do not need to be a member of St. Paul. Participants meet in the General Meeting Room on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Bible Bowl Preparation is underway. 
 Youth grades 6–12, there is still room on the team for YOU! Please join us this afternoon for our next practice from 4 to 6PM. 
 Bible Bowl is Sunday, April 15th at The In-Tents Camp in Hooversville, starting at 3 PM.

Bagels N’ Books
 will meet on April 17th at 10:15. We will finish reviewing “Luther and Stories of God.”

Christians Uniting 
will be sponsoring a Senior Dinner on April 25th for those over age 65. Reservations are still available by calling Pastor Greer. The location of the dinner has been changed to St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Trauger. Doors will open at 4:30, dinner at 5PM.

Book Drive 
A ministry of SPY, Not Youth Ministry – Youth DOING Ministry.
Collecting new and gently-used books for infants all the way through teens! Board books, chapter books, classics, fiction, non-fiction, comic books, biographies, character development, etc.
Benefits children and teens in placement (foster care, group homes, residential treatment facilities, respite care, kinship care, step-down, etc.)
A box is provided in the Sunday School Office for your donations.

Martin Luther Hymn Festival 
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7PM at Heinz Chapel, University of Pittsburgh. All are invited to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation through Luther’s Hymns and Music

for the entire congregation (and family, friends, neighbors) is planned for Friday, May 4, @ Main Bowl (513 S. Main St., Greensburg) at 6:30 p.m.
Coordinated by SPY (Saint Paul Youth), this is an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with each other while out in the community. You are encouraged to wear your St. Paul shirt! (There are still shirts in the Sunday School wing.)
Further details will be available soon along with a sign-up sheet. Mark your calendars for this exciting event!

Our brothers and sisters in Christ from Nile Lutheran Church 
are coming to visit us on the weekend of May 25th. Help is needed to plan for their visit. If you can help in the planning, please see Pastor Mark.

A Reminder: 
In order to reserve the church pavilion for personal use, you will need to reserve the date. There is a book in the Sunday School Office for you to put your name and the date requested.

Thanks to a Donor We have our own T-shirts. 
If you want one, simply look for your size on the table in the Sunday School Office. There is no cost; however, there is a container if you wish to give a contribution.

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.”

Water Mission During the season of Lent,
we will have a special emphasis on our support for Water Mission. At the worship service on February 18th our youth distributed water bottles to each worshipper. We are asking that as you drink the water you would pray for the work of Water Missions. When you have finished drinking the water, cut a slit into the top of the bottle and fill it with loose change. We will be collecting the filled bottles on Easter Sunday.
Water Missions Key Values are:
*Love for God and neighbor
* Faithfulness to seek and obey God’s will
*Compassion for those in need
* Excellence in our work
* Responsible stewardship of donor time, talent and
*Integrity in all our relationships and activities
* Trust in God’s sovereignty over all we do
* “Can do” attitude in all circumstances
Your contribution will make a difference in alleviating the global water crisis. To learn more, visit their web site –

Heating Sponsorship 
Did you know that it takes, on average $300 a week to heat the church during an entire heating season? To help address this, the council is inviting anyone who is able, to sponsor a week of heating the church. You can sponsor a week in honor or in memory of a loved one. It is our hope that such a gift could be in addition to your weekly support. If you would like to sponsor a week, call the office to schedule the week you want and include the check in your envelope with the note “heating sponsorship” in the memo.

The North American Lutheran Church
 and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Church--Canada have put together a three-year Bible reading guide. Following the guide will aid you in reading through the entire Bible over the next three years. You can access the guide through the website. Also, for those who would like a printed guide a few copies will be printed and made available in the Sunday school office.

Pastor Mark has developed a one session study on prayer. Such studies are meant to be led in homes of our parishioners. The host provides refreshments and invites guests. It is hoped and desired that the guests are not members of St. Paul. This design is intentional with the hope that we build connections with people that may lead them into a deeper relationship with Jesus and that such a relationship will be nurtured in our congregation. If you are open to hosting a small group, please see Pastor Mark about scheduling a date.

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