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.
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.
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,
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
everyone who helped in any way with showing hospitality to our brothers and
sisters from our partner congregation, Nile Evangelical church
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 www.splchurch.com or return the registration form located in the Sunday
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.
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
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 (www.splchurch.com) and click on Track and Make Church Donations Online.”
The Women of the NALC will be making health kits, each kit contains:
Towel (dark color)
Cloth (dark color)
of Soap in the original package
Toothbrush in the original package
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.
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