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: Maria Andrae is a patient at a Pittsburgh hospital. Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to heal.

A Thank You From Rebecka Andrae
"It is with deep gratitude that I thank those who made a financial contribution, either through St. Paul or individually, to assist me with travel costs during Maria's hospitalization. At her current location, I am traveling about 15 hours each week as I put an extra 350 miles on my car. Your financial gifts are greatly appreciated as are your prayers and cards. Maria, Sara, and I truly feel God's presence through the prayers of His people.
Maria is working very hard to challenge her disordered thoughts. It's a difficult struggle and one where she has to address both cognitive thoughts and physical behaviors and perceptions.
Following her current in-patient treatment at the Center for Eating Disorders, if successful (discharge date not yet determined), she'll attend the Partial Hospitalization Program at the Wexford location. Partial is a 6-week program, Monday-Friday, all day.
I ask for your continued prayers for all of us as we navigate this stressful time.
(Sara and I will see you soon. Commitments scheduled long before Maria entered the hospital happened to have us elsewhere the last three Sundays in May.)
God bless you all."
Rebecka Andrae

Thank You to everyone who helped in any way with showing hospitality to our brothers and sisters from our partner congregation, Nile Evangelical church

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 2:00 PM.
Pastor Mark will be taking continuing education time from Monday June 4 till Friday June 8.
BIBLE STUDY will continue with our look at Hebrews on Monday June 11th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. 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. We hope to see you there.

The Annual Father’s Day Breakfast will be held at Legion Keener, Sunday, June 17th. The price of the tickets is $5.00. Please see Walter Long or Andy Dohey

NALC Delegates: The NALC Convocation will be held August 15-17 in Denver, Colorado. If you are interested in serving as a delegate for St. Paul, Please speak to a council member by June 13th

June 3rd is Mammoth Fest at Mammoth Park.  There will be information about our church, upcoming Vacation Bible School and religious tracks on a variety of topics consistent with our beliefs.  Be sure to stop by the St. Paul’s booth and encourage your friends to do the same.

Operation Fresh Express will be 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.

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.
Bagels N’ Books  Pastor Mark invites you to this discussion on June 19th from 10:15 until noon as we discuss the first half of the book, “Speaking the Truth in Love” by Ruth Koch and Kenneth Haugk  chapters 1-6. The only cost associated with Bagels and books is the cost of the book.

Take Joy is having a picnic in the church pavilion on Thursday, June 21st at 11:30AM.  Please bring a covered dish to share. Ham barbecue and tableware will be provided.

Sarah Circle will meet Friday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm at the home of Judy Long. Please notify her if you are able to attend.

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. See the June Newsletter for more details.

The Mid-Northeast 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 details in the bulletin and newsletters.
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.”
The Women of the NALC will be making health kits, each kit contains:
            One Bath Towel (dark color)
            One Wash Cloth (dark color)
            Two Bars of Soap in the original package
            One Toothbrush in the original package
            One Tube of Toothpaste
            One Comb
            One Deodorant
Wrap everything in the Bath Towel and tie it with string or ribbon. Place completed kits in the drawer marked Health Kits located in the Sunday School office.
We Recycle Aluminum Cans   The collection can is beside the shed/dumpster for the collection of all aluminum cans.  The cans are then recycled, and the proceeds are turned over to Camp Lutherlyn.  Last year, was our lowest collection, EVER, and we would like to improve that this year.  So, let’s “pitch in” and donate our Aluminum Cans.
Food Pantry - The first Sunday of each month you will find a shopping cart in the Sunday School Office. We ask you to place your donations of non-perishable foods in the cart which will be put in the St. Paul Food Pantry to help those in need.
Prayer Chain To be included in the prayer chain, please submit your email address to receive prayer pages. Or, you can pick them up from the Secretary Door.
Newsletter: The newsletter deadline is Tuesday, June 19th. The newsletter will be a combined July, August edition. Thus, if you want something included about an event in August, please submit it by the June 19th deadline.
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