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SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

     Now through September 3rd, we’ll have our Sunday worship service beginning at 10 a.m. to accommodate your summer schedules.  Dress casually if you’d like, and start off every week by letting God help you “put first things first.” 

     We’ll be having refreshments after the service.  Instead of the usual donuts and coffee, we’ll have varied, creative snacks that are sure to please.  Sign up for a Sunday and share your favorite summertime goodies with your church family.

 

CONGRATULATE OUR GRADUATE

     On May 13th, Tara (Grgurich) Thompson received her Master of Music Education degree from Duquesne University.  To send congratulations to her, call the church office for her mailing address.

 

Altar flowers are $20 for the center arrangement (not available on the first Sunday of the month), and $40 for the two vases.  Why not donate some flowers and beautify our worship!

 

GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY FOOD WAREHOUSE

AUGUST’S items are PB&J – peanut butter and jelly.

Please place your donations on the table in front of the pulpit.  Thank you for your generosity to our neighbors in need!

 

ROOMS NAMED

     Our Consistory wanted to honor two extraordinary people who have made a huge difference in the life of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, so they have named two rooms in our congregation’s home.

     The first room is named the Fisher Room, in honor of Ralph Fisher.  His example of faithful discipleship was an inspiration to all of us, and a reminder that if we really want something badly enough (i.e., a living, growing relationship with Christ), we will rearrange our personal schedules to make it happen.  A plaque has been placed over the door to the room which houses the church archives, and was the last room used by Ralph’s PhiliChristi Sunday School class.  We’re hoping to have his 77 year Sunday School attendance award displayed there, too.

     Our “lobby” is now named the Krumbach Narthex in honor of Jake Krumbach.  He was a lifelong member of the church – he had photos of his confirmation here many years ago – and donated all the carpeting in the sanctuary and narthex in 2003.  Jake’s bequest to Saint Paul’s in his will was roughly the same size (adjusted for inflation) as Minnie Wedekind’s bequest in the 1960s.  Jake is responsible for last summer’s roof repairs and much more.

 

SPEAKING OF FACILITIES …

     Anybody who thinks it’s easy or inexpensive to maintain a 60 year old building like ours is living in a dream world.  Without the dedication of our custodian, Vicki Schutt, and our maintenance committee – Ron Wolf, Gil Brant, and Werner Specht – our church would be in bad shape.

     This summer, our Nursery (next to the church office) got a facelift.  Fresh paint, brand new toys and books, and new furniture have arrived (the rocking chairs stay), and a new changing table is coming soon. 

     The main exterior doors (at the top of the ramp) were repaired and re-painted, thanks to a generous gift of time, talent, and materials from Werner Specht.  The bushes around the church were professionally trimmed, and the grass near the main entrance have been treated, thanks to a gift from a church family.  We still need to fix the exterior doors near the sacristy (snow blows in there during the winter) and Fellowship Hall.

     And we still need to fix or replace the steps and ramp leading to the main entrance.  See Frank Krieder if you’d like to fund this critical overhaul.

 

AUGUST WORSHIP LEADERS

Altar Guild:  Marlyn Choffel and Linda Behary.

Greeters: (Nametags are in the Narthex)  August 27 – Joe & Barb Battyanyi.

Lay Readers:  August 27 – Joan Brant.

Ushers:  (Nametags are in the Narthex)  August 27 – Joe & Barb Battyanyi.

 

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