Announcements - St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Trauger PA

Pastor Mark Werner
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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.

The Sarah Circle
will meet in the general meeting room on Friday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Readers will meet for a Bible Study on Saturday, July 21st.

Jesus saw to it that Lynn Ann
would not have to die, as it was He who died FOR her. She is alive with a new address, though I miss her immeasurably. My church family has meant so much to me, not only for your thoughts, cards, donations, kind words and prayers, but for the
love I feel from you - my sisters and brothers in Christ. "Thank you" at a time like this has no beginning nor no end.
Glenn Tarris

A Christian Educational Committee Meeting
will be held Sunday, July 29th at 9:15 a.m. This meeting will be to plan Rally Day and the Fall education schedule. Help is desperately needed. We currently have one person serving on this committee.
The Education committee meets approximately 4 times a year. Responsibilities include:
              Plan and Prepare for Rally Day
              Recruit Teachers for Sunday School
              Recruit Leader for Children’s Christmas Program
              Plan and Prepare for the closing of Sunday School
              Recruit VBS Director
If you are able to help, please see Pastor Mark or Richard Zimmerman.
Pastor will hold an informational meeting August 5th
concerning upcoming issues at the NALC Convocation. Pastor Mark and Amy Werner are delegates to the Convocation. This means we are to vote in accord with the wishes of the congregation. Your feedback is important.  The meeting will be held between the two services at 9:15a.m.
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. Deadline and money due by June 30, 2018.

The WNALC will join The Take Joy group
for a Christmas Concert Celebration on December 16th at 2PM at St Vincent Theatre. ANYONE interested in joining us notify Sandy Freeman. Deadline and money due on October 31st.The cost per ticket is $18.00. Please call Sandy Freeman if you have any questions at 724 423 3563.

There will be a meeting on July 17th at 6:30 p.m. to
discuss the development of continuing a second service year-round.

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.

Bulletin Announcements
are needed by Tuesday to make sure your announcement is included in the following Sunday’s bulletin.

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

Stuff the Tonka!!
Back by popular demand is the Women of the NALC annual stuff the truck event at Lutheran Week in Denver, CO. However, this year our stuff the truck event will feature a Tonka TOY truck. It is our hope and wish that instead of bringing household goods (like last year), we will stuff gift cards in a Tonka TOY truck for NALC Disaster Response.
Can’t be at Lutheran Week in Denver, but you would still like to be involved?
Please send gift cards to:
NALC Disaster Response
810 Main Street
Caldwell, OH 43724
Attn: Stuff the TONKA
Gift cards can be in any amount. Please consider nationwide stores when purchasing gift cards such as
Lowes, Home Depot, Target, or Walmart.
Gift cards can also be given to our lay delegate, Amy Werner, to take to the convocation by Aug 5th.
Blessing of the Teachers and Students
for the new school year will be held at both services on August 26. Please get out the word so all educators and pupils can receive an extra focused prayer for a safe and productive upcoming school year.

This week in your Community
God created us to live in relationship with him and with our neighbors. Jesus expects us to care for our neighbors. In so doing, we find joy and satisfaction. It positively impacts our world view. Giving also creates stronger connections between people and helps to build a happier society for everyone. It’s not all about money - we can also give our time, ideas and energy. So if you want to feel good, do good.
1. Do things for others
Action ideas
·         Do three extra acts of kindness today. Offer to help, give away your change, pay a compliment, or make someone smile.
·         Reach out to help someone who’s struggling. Give them a call or offer your support. Pray with them, Let them know you care.
2. Connect with people
Our relationships with God and other people are the most important thing for our happiness. People with strong relationships are happier, healthier and live longer. Our close relationships with God, family and friends provide love, meaning, support and increase our feelings of self-worth. Our broader social networks bring a sense of belonging. So it’s vital that we take action to strengthen our relationships and make new connections.
Action ideas
·         Make more time for the people who matter. Chat with a loved one or friend, call your parents or play with the kids.
Make three extra connections today. Stop to chat in the shop, wave at a neighbor, learn the name of someone new. Invite people to Church
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