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.

We are planning to move services indoor starting Sunday February 7, 2020.
Services will start at the normal 10:30AM time
If you have any concerns please contact Pastor Sam or any Council member

To adhere to state guidelines set out by Governor Wolfe and to minimize risk of the spread of Covid, we ask that you observe the following procedures.

1. Everyone please park in the main parking lot and enter through the door near the elevator/restroom. If you need to speak to someone please do so in the parking lot away from the door.
2. As you enter through the specified door, please wear a mask. Remember masks are a way we show love for our neighbors. Proceed directly to the back of the church and an usher will point out a seat for you. (They will do everything they can do to seat you near your normal seat.) Please remember to stay six feet apart as you are waiting to be seated. We will be using every other pew and will have socially distancing markings on the pews.
3. Once in your seats please continue to social distance from all but immediate family members.  
4. Communion will be held on the first and third Sunday’s and we will continue to use our communion bags. You will receive a bag from an usher as you pass through     the Sunday School office.
5. We may or may not sing. This is something that is hard for most of us. The best medical advice (and state mandate) suggest that singing could spread the virus.
6. We will have soloists who will be in the front of the sanctuary at a safe distance.
7. When church has concluded, please wait in your seats until an usher directs you to exit the church the same way you came in. 8.
8. PLEASE..... do not linger entering or exiting the church. If you would like to chat with someone it is safer to do so outside.

As always, we have a stocked emergency food pantry for anyone needing help during the holiday season with food insecurity.

St. Paul Church has an Area Emergency Food Pantry.
Our pantries are stocked with nonperishable food such as canned vegetables and fruit, beans, rice, cereal, pasta, peanut butter and tuna. Some cleaning supplies, personal care items and paper products are also available.  Food is available to anyone who needs it without obligation, regardless of circumstance and it is free and confidential.  
To access the pantry, call the church office .  The church office is usually only staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays so you may need to leave a message and someone will return your call or you can e-mail at anytime with your name and number and someone will contact you to set up a time to access the food pantry.

Regarding the Sunday Bulletins:
Due to the ongoing pandemic, worship booklets are printed that contain all of the months readings, hymns and services for the calender month.  The pew bibles and Lutheran Book of worship will not be shared.  The monthly booklets are distributed on the first sunday of the month and are yours to keep and bring back on following Sundays to the church.

The office staff meets on Tuesday mornings to “draft” the announcements for the following Sunday (including announcements.)  On Thursday the announcements are finalized.  If you have an announcement for Sunday, please have the information in the office (either by e-mail, phone or hand-delivered by  9AMThursday Morning.

Regarding church protocol during the Covid 19 pandemic, printed instructions can be found in the Sunday School Office.

If you are aware of a family within the congregation of St. Paul who might need any kind of assistance in this uncertain time, please contact someone on the secretarial staff, Darlene Metzler or Pastor Sam.

Beginning Now, we will gratefully accept a $300 gift for purchasing propane for heating the church this winter.  You may give this gift “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone.

Because of Covid 19, we ask the lectors to please read the scripture passages from their worship booklets.  

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