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.

CORRECTION: The bulletin on Easter Sunday recorded the previous week’s offering as $10,880.  Actually, $6,500 of that was donations for the bell tower removal.  The correct donations for the previous week was $4,380 which included memorial gifts, gift cards and water missions

We gratefully acknowledge a gift in memory of Edith Dunn given by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ennis

Leona Lewis thanks everyone for their prayer and get well wishes during her recent hospital stay.  And thanks for the many 91st birthday cards.

Thank You Rebecca Andrae for leading worship service today.

National Day of Prayer: Christians Uniting is sponsoring a National Day of Prayer Service at the Norvelt Pavilion by the baseball field on Thursday, May 2nd beginning at 7:00PM.  Please join us.

Take Joy is planning to attend St Vincent Summer Theatre performance of FOREVER PLAID on Wednesday May 29th at 2 PM. If interested in joining us, please call Sandy (724 423 3563) ASAP so I can reserve our tickets. Matinee tickets are $20.00 each.

Attention SPY:  We will have our next outing on Saturday, May 11th.  We will be hiking a trail at Ohiopyle.  Those interested can sign up in the Sunday School Office or text Pastor Mark at 724-244-4248.  We will meet at the church at 8:AM and return to the church at 2PM.  The only cost will be for lunch.

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.

In the Sunday School Office there are photo gifts available for purchase. The wood blocks are $10.00, the flip books are $5.00.  For details about this fund-raising initiative, see Joan Smeltzer.

Newspapers for Action for Animals   Joan Smeltzer is leading newspaper recycling collection for the Animal Friends Shelter.  You can help by bringing old newspapers to the Sunday School Office.  Papers are used to line the animal cages. If you see Joan, be sure and tell her thank you for all her efforts on behalf of the Animal Friends Shelter

During the months of April and May, the women’s organization will be collecting items for layettes.  
To complete 25 layettes, we need:
           6 sweaters with a hat, jacket, or sweatshirt with a hood
           25 receiving blankets
           13 sleepers
           0 onesies
           18 pairs of socks
           45 diapers
           0 diaper pins
           22 hand towels, any color
           23 4oz bars of soap
Items may be placed in the drawer marked “layettes” in the Sunday School Office.

On May 12th the following persons will be received as new members of St. Paul:  Bonnie Brinker, Brad Hayes, Andrew Klejka and Laura Wojtaszek.

The following persons will be confirmed on May 5:  Hannah Lazeski, Sarah Lazeski, McKenna Mizikar and Sara Andrae.  A reception will follow the worship service.

St. Paul Lutheran Church is raising funds by collecting used Ink Cartridges. Ink recycling drop stations are conveniently located in the Sunday school Office, outside the church offices and at other locations in the church. Spread the word. Let friends, family and nearby businesses know of your recycling and fundraising efforts. Help the environment and your church at the same time. No Toner cartridges at this time.

Camp In-Tents, our mission district’s camp locatedin Hooversville, PA. has some dates and pricing.  
July 15-July 19,  Entering grades 7-12,  $150.00
July 8-10,   Entering grades 4-6,   $90.00
Additional information, sponsorship programs and donation opportunities will be available relatively soon.  Please pay attention to upcoming Bulletins, our website or our Facebook page for more information.

St . Paul will again have a display at Mammoth Fest on Sunday, June 2nd.  Volunteers are needed to staff the booth, and to bake cookies for the day to be given away at our booth.  If you can help, please sign up in the Sunday School Office.

Are you having a gathering with family and friends this summer?  If so, the church pavilion is available for a donation to the church.  A calendar is available in the Sunday School Office.  The sign-up is on a first--come, first-serve basis.  Electricity is available in the ball shed.
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