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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.

We gratefully acknowledge 
the gift of a week of heating given in memory of Ivan Couchenour by Doris & family.
Bagels N’ Books 
will meet on Tuesday, May 15th from 10:15AM to Noon.
Take Joy 
will meet on May 17th in the General Meeting Room at 10:30AM.  Please bring an item for “Show and Tell.”
We are planning on attending the St. Vincent Theatre on August 15th, (Wednesday) for the 2PM Matinee.  Anyone interested in joining us please contact Sandy Freeman so she will know how many tickets to order.

Also, St. Vincent is having a Christmas Concert Celebration.  Anyone interested in going to this please let Sandy Freeman know. The date for the Christmas Concert is Sunday December 16th at 2PM.
Sunday School will have its closing program 
on Sunday, May 20th.  Sunday School will resume with Rally Day on Sunday, September 9th.

 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 to 8PM. We are up to Chapter 10.  There are handouts available if anyone would like them.  Simply ask Pastor Mark.
Our brothers and sisters in Christ from Nile Lutheran Church
are coming to visit us on the weekend of May 25th.  . If you can help in the planning, please see Pastor Mark.  We are looking for a grill master to cook the hotdogs and hamburgers on Saturday, May 26th.  There will also be a covered dish meal following the Sunday 10:30 worship service.
We need air mattresses, pillows and blankets. They will be sleeping overnight in the church on May 26.  Please see Pastor Mark if you can help.

Church  Directory is in!  
The directories are available in the
Sunday School office.  Look for the label with your name on it.
WNALC continues working on layettes 
for the disaster center in Ohio.   Thank you to everyone who has donated items.  To complete 24 layettes we still need the following:                                 
            3 dozen diapers (flat fold)              
            1 comb for babies
Donations can be placed in the drawer marked “Layettes” in the Sunday School Office.

Mammoth Fest
The first Sunday in June is the Annual 1 Day Festival at Mammoth Park.  This year, St. Paul will have a display table.  There will be information about our church, upcoming Vacation Bible School and religious tracks on a variety of topics consistent with our beliefs.  We do need volunteers to staff the display.  If you can help by staffing the display for a two-hour period between 11AM and 7PM, please speak to a member of the Evangelism Committee:  John and Kathy Houtman, Karen George and Bonnie McKlveen.

Operation Fresh Express  Monday, June 18th  We need 25-30 volunteers to arrive at the church around 3PM.  Distribution will be between 4 and 5PM.  A sign-up sheet will be in the Sunday School Office.  Contact person is Kathie Brannigan 724-493-0028.

Celebrate Jesus!!  VBS 2018 Vacation Bible School will be held June 25th through June 29th from 5:45PM to 8:30PM.  Each day will have a different holiday theme.
 Your help is needed!  If you can help, please sign up in the Sunday School Office or call Hannah Yothers at 724-832-1145.
 Share the VBS information with families you know.
 Enroll your children (and grandchildren) on line at our website or return the registration form located in the Sunday School Office.

Wanted: Property for Possible Senior Affordable Housing in our Area!
If you or someone you know has three acres of level property in the greater Norvelt area that could be donated as the site for Senior Affordable Housing units, please contact Pastor Mark. 
 Watch the bulletin for more information in the weeks ahead.

Save the Date 
October 5th and 6th for a trip to the Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, and Newport Aquarium.  Details to follow.  Any questions can be directed to Ross Howard.

The Midnortheast Mission District of the NALC 
is planning a 1 day trip to the Bible Museum in Washington D.C. on Saturday, November 3rd.  Look for upcoming detais in the bulletins and newsletters.

Attention Thrivent Subscribers  
We urge you to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars to St. Paul Lutheran Church!

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.”

Steardship Committee : 
will meet Thursday May 24th at 6:30 PM in the General meeting room
Hymm Selection: Will take place on Tuesday May 15th at 7:00 PM
Take Joy:
invites you to join us Sunday May 20th to lead worship at the Loyalhanna Care Center at 2:30 PM
Attention readers!  
We'll be meeting again this month on Saturday, May 26 to review "Memory Man" by David Baldacci. Hope everyone can make it!
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