FROM THE DESK OF . . .
Sunday & Monday, May 22 & 23, 2022
From the desk of Pastor Ernie Green:
Peter Deberny: Peter Deberny has successfully completed his studies at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and has received his first pastoral call to Grace Lutheran Church in Mastic Beach, NY. In July, Peter will be installed as the Pastor at Grace, but prior to that, he will be ordained into the Pastoral Ministry right here at St. Paul, his home congregation. In fact, you are all invited to attend his ordination on Sunday, June 19 at 3:00 PM. A catered dinner will follow in the Upper Fellowship Hall. To attend the dinner, you will be asked to sign up on the triangular kiosk in the Gathering Place. This is a special time for Peter, his family, our St. Paul family, and his new family at Grace. Come and help him celebrate this major milestone.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Eastern District Convention: In two weeks, our congregation will participate in a special door offering for our Eastern District Scholarship Fund to support the preparation of future church workers from our District. Please plan now to make your contribution. If you are unable to be with us on Sunday or Monday, June 5 & 6, you may wish to make a contribution by placing an envelope marked “Eastern District Scholarship Fund” in the offering basket today or next Sunday or by leaving it at the Church Office. Please make checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church and write “Eastern District” in the notation.
Reminder – New Member Weekend: On Sunday and Monday, June 5 & 6, we will be receiving new brothers and sisters into membership. The covid-19 pandemic shut down our earlier plans for doing this, so many have come into membership without the service dedicated to that. If you have considered membership at St. Paul, then please talk to me about it. There is still time, but please don’t wait too long.
Reminder – Graduation Recognition: We will be honoring all our graduates next month. Please take a moment to fill out a graduation form found on the Family Ministry table in the Gathering Place and place it in the wooden “For Office” box.
Ascension Day Worship: We will be hosting an Ascension Day worship service on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM. Please join us.
Praise the Lord for the busy activities at St. Paul.
Pastor Ernie Green
All are welcome at St. Paul Lutheran – Please allow God’s love to work in and through you to brighten the lives of members and visitors alike.
*UPDATE – USHERS: Both men and women are welcome to be on our usher teams. Please see our Head Ushers, Dan Schuler (for Sunday, 8am service) or Brian Hapeman (for Sunday, 10:45am service) if you are interested in helping with this important ministry. There is also a sign-up sheet for 10:45AM Ushers on the bulletin board at the top of the stairs. Thank you!
NEW LWML MISSION PROJECT: The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of items for their clothing baling project. During the months of April, May and June a collection of any clothing items that are damaged, torn, soiled, permanently stained or unwearable can be left in the labeled bin inside the back main entrance to church. All donations are greatly appreciated.
LUTHERAN WOMENS’ MISSIONARY LEAGUE (LWML) Eastern District Spring Newsletters are available at the far end of the Information Center. Also there are forms for the LWML retreat which is scheduled for September 23-25 at Camp Lutherlyn in Cabot PA. The retreat theme is “Fear Not, I have redeemed you. Isaiah 43:1”. Registrations should be postmarked May 1 or later.
UPDATE: LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League): The Planet Green Recycle Fundraiser Program continues and we only accept inkjet cartridges from Hewlett, Canon, and Collins. Thank you!!
Confirmation Class Assignments – God bless our Confirmands!
Next year’s class, we’ll see you in September! Don’t be strangers