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
Faye Musick is now home from the hospital.
Mitch Novak is on the transplant waiting list in need of a pancreas.  Please include him in your prayers.
Darlene and Mark Metzler would like to express their thanks for the prayers and acts of kindness following her mother’s passing.
We thank scouts from Pack 416 and Troop 474 for assisting in worship today.
Bible Study Continues Join us each Monday as we study the Gospel of John, Chapters 13 through17.  It is never too late to start attending Bible Study. We enjoy the conversations and always come away learning something.
Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for Paul Long (Walter Long’s brother) on March 31st, 2019 from 12-5pm at the Pleasant Unity VFD.  Please help support Paul who had recently received a double lung transplant. All proceeds will support Paul and his family. Adults are $10 and children are $6.  Take out available.  Chinese auction and 50/50. Call 724-396-5296 for more information.
The Chili Cook Off Competition is Back. Come to our Chili Cook-off, Sunday, March 10 at St. Paul Lutheran Church from 12-2:00pm.  Prizes awarded. Free-will donations accepted to offset cost for “Ladies Encounter” trip to Altoona on April 27, 2019. Sign-up sheet is in the Sunday school office. See Amy Werner for more information.
Take Joy will meet on March 21st at 10:30am in the General Meeting Room.
The Women’s Organization will be collecting wrapped bars of soap through the month of March.  Soap may be placed in the blue basket in the Sunday School Office.  Please help fill the basket.
Attention Lectors:
Please use the signup sheets in the Sunday School Office to choose a Sunday you would prefer to read the lessons.  Readings for each week are printed in the monthly newsletter.
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.
Are you in need of Service Hours before you graduate high school? Lisa Yothers has volunteered to keep track of these hours. Anytime you participate in service hours, let Lisa know.
Women of the NALC Spring Gathering at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Export, PA on April 6, Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin, from the North American Lutheran Seminary
Looking for energetic individuals to coordinate and lead the Easter Egg hunt for children on Palm Sunday, April 14th, during Sunday School.

ST. Paul Lutheran Church
Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday                         April 14   @10:30 am
Easter Egg hunt for children during 9:15am Sunday School. This service recalls Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  All Individuals will receive Palms
Maundy Thursday Service                                      April 18   6:30 pm Dinner
                                                                                                       7:30 pm Service
The Maundy Thursday evening service is the FIRST part of the Triduum (the great three days).  The gathering will begin with the sharing of a meal at 6:30 p.m.  Each family is asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own table service.   Worship service will continue in the downstairs social hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday Services                                                            April 19 @ 11:00 am
The Ecumenical Good Friday Service sponsored by Pleasant Unity Methodist Church at 11:00 am.
                                                                                                   April 19 @ 7:30 pm
OUR Good Friday Tenebrae Worship service is the SECOND part of the Triduum.  On this night we hear the passion reading from the Gospel according to John.  The service begins and ends in silence.  
Easter Vigil                                                                                April 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Easter Vigil is the THIRD service of the Triduum.  We hear key passages from the Old Testament of God working to deliver his people culminating in our delivery from sin, death and the devil through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This service includes the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
Easter Services                                                                         April 21 @ 9:30 am
We will be having ONE service on Easter Sunday at 9:30 am.  No Sunday School on Easter Sunday.

Mid-Week Lenten Schedule
All Services start at 7:00pm. This year’s theme will focus on last things: death, dying, resurrection.
March 13th - Norvelt Union
                               with Pastor Greer
March 20th - St. Paul UCC
                               with Pastor Baker
March 27th – Trauger Mennonite
                               with Reverend Lapp
April 3rd – St. Paul Lutheran Church
                               with Pastor Mark
April 10th – Kecksburg Church of God
                               with Pastor Farino
April 19th (11:00am)- Pleasant Unity United Methodist
                               with Pastor Foos
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