The congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Mountain Top extends a warm invitation to participate in this coming week’s Worship and Service opportunities.
Pastor Michele D. Kaufman leads Sunday worship services, at St. Paul’s, at 8:30 a. m. and 11:00 a. m. The church office, (570-474-6616) is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
Sunday school is held at 9:30 a. m., with a nursery being provided for infants through kindergarten, at the 11:00 a. m. worship service. An Adult Sunday School is held between services. The Adult Choir rehearses every Sunday at 9:30 a. m., in the choir room, and the Bell Choir rehearses every Thursday at 6 p. m.
St. Paul’s April WELCA meeting will be on Wednesday, April 10th at 1:00 p. m., at the church. They are looking for new members and new ideas. Margie Lou Anthony will be the hostess.
Those working on items with St. Paul’s “Yarn Spinners” need to turn in items for ELCMA, such as afghans, adult hats & scarves, shawls, baby blankets, hats and booties, by April 14th. If you are talented in crocheting or knitting, or would like to learn, you are invited to join them. Lessons will be given by Lois. If you can’t make their meetings, call Lois at 474-5502, and volunteer your talents by making the items at your own pace at home. All would be most appreciative.
Orders for hoagies from St. Paul’s Hoagie gang need to be placed by, Sunday, April 14th. They may be picked up on Thursday, morning, April 18th. The cost of the hoagies is $3.50 each.
St. Paul’s “Book of Faith” Bible study series will be held at 7:00 p. m. on Monday, April 15th and Monday, April 29th.
Board Game Day will be held at St. Paul’s Wednesday, April 17th, at 1:00 p. m. Bring your favorite game and a snack to share. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.
WELCA is having a bus trip to Vanity Fair in Reading, on Saturday, April 27th. Participants will be leaving St. Paul’s at 7:30 a. m. They will depart from Vanity Fair at 4:00 p. m., stop to eat, at their own cost, at the Cracker Barrel in Hamburg, and arrive back in Mountain Top around 7:30 p. m. The cost will be $26.00. Call either Florence Drum, at 678-3095, or Betty Nevin at 474-6097, to see if there are any more seats.
St. Paul’s will be participating in ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY on Sunday, April 21st, during Sunday School, at 9:30 a. m. Adults and teens are encouraged to help. Those ages 12 and under must attend with a parent. Permission forms will be available.
Start cleaning out your closets. St. Paul’s famous Rummage Sale is set for Saturday, May 4th from 7:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. The set up date is Friday, May 3rd at 2 p. m. Please do not bring your items until April 29th.
Life Line Screening will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, May 7th. They will be offering five safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. Life Line Screening will perform screenings for: carotid artery blockage (stroke), atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic, peripheral arterial disease, osteoporosis (bone loss), and aneurysm. These screenings are recommended for anyone 50 and older, or 40 and over with cardiovascular risk factors. They are non-invasive, painless, and take 60-90 minutes to complete. The results, which are mailed directly to you, will help you and your doctor protect your health. Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to schedule your appointment.
Serving as an Acolyte is an important part of St. Paul’s worship. An Acolyte, assists in the leadership of the service. As Acolytes light the candles, they are bringing in the light of Christ. As they extinguish the light and carry it forth, they are symbolizing the taking of the light into the world, reminding the congregation that we should always carry the light of Christ with us. Acolytes carry the Cross, assist in the Offertory, Sharing in the Peace, help set up the altar for Communion, and assist the Pastor during the service. Contact the church secretary if someone in your family is interested in becoming an Acolyte. Training will be in early April.
The three youth that are going on the Saxony Youth Exchange are selling perogies, as a fund raiser: potato & cheese; farmer’s cheese; sauerkraut; sweet cabbage; broccoli & cheese; and jalapeno. The cost is $5 a dozen. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. To order call one of the children, Carl Sheridan, Chris Robbins or Marne Stover, or you can contact the church at 474-6616. The perogies will be available for pick up on Sunday, April 21st.
The Mountaintop Free Medical Clinic is open on Monday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. Patients are seen on a first-come basis. Volunteer doctors and nurses donate their time to provide medical assistance free of charge to individuals and families who have limited or no medical coverage. No appointments are necessary. The Medical Clinic is in need of medical olunteer their time at the Clinic. Please contact the church office to submit names of any doctors who are willing to help.
Mountain Top Food Bank is open on Fridays, from 9:30 a. m. until noon.