Church Council will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, October 7th after the worship service.
ATTENTION MILLCREEK: SEPTEMBER DATES AND ACTIVITIES
Funeral Luncheon Committee
Many members of Millcreek Lutheran Church choose to have their funerals at the church followed by a luncheon in the multi-purpose room. There is no rental fee for our members.
The committee that has helped families with these luncheons has dwindled over the years and is being reorganized. Although this committee will not be preparing the food, they will be available to serve, help with the organization, set up and clean up when there is a request from the family. Church members are willing to donate homemade desserts for the luncheons when requested. Families may bring in their own food, contract with a local caterer or order trays to be made up by local stores or vendors.
We have 2 needs - people willing to serve on this committee and people willing to make desserts when contacted. If you have not already signed up and would be interested in helping in either capacity, please contact Rachel Mock at (717)949-3813 or Nancy Deiter at (717)866-4665.
NO SWEET SECOND SUNDAY FOR SEPTEMBER.
No Sweet Second Sunday in September.
In case of bad weather, please listen to WLBR 1270AM for notices of cancellation of church services. Channel 8 will only show church cancellations if there is a major snowstorm on a Saturday, but you can check online at WGAL.com which has a less restrictive posting for church services than the on-air part of their operation.
Monthly Church Breakfast
Everyone is welcome to join us for our monthly church breakfast at Country Fare Restaurant in Myerstown at 8:00 am on the Second Saturday of each month. Just come and enjoy good food and fellowship.
All major fundraisers are done, but feel free to continue to support us in the following way:
We continue to collect aluminum cans for recycling (Please place any bags of ALUMINUM (NO STEEL ) cans at the kitchen entrance to the church.
As always, Relay could use a few more people on the team. If you are interested in joining us, talk with any team member.
Can pull tabs are still being collected for the dialysis machine at the Ronald McDonald House. A container is on the table in the narthex.
Donations to American Cancer Society are always welcome.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES: We meet during the Sunday School hour from 9 AM-10 AM. Young people in grades 6-8 or above are eligible to participate.
Confirmation at Millcreek Lutheran kicks off on Sunday, September 9th. This year, we will be focusing on the 10 commandments using a variety of resources from Vicar Mark’s library like The Book of Concord, Thunder on the Mountain by Rev. Dr. Frank Seilheimer, former president of Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University, and a host of other resources. Adults are welcome to join if you would like to refresh your knowledge of our Lutheran heritage.
Time to sign up for summer special music, which began June 24 and ends September 2. If you want to schedule someone, contact Deb Tice via phone at 717-926-4273 or email at MusicDirector@millcreeklutheran.com
Thanks to all who shared their musical talents with the congregation over the summer.
Back to school means Back to Choir Rehearsals - beginning Wednesday September 5, we will be back to work and it is the perfect time for you to join us! We can use singers of all voices - not sure, come and sing with us a week or two and see how you like it. We will hopefully be singing at the picnic on September 9 and throughout the rest of the year.
Did you know that singing has many health benefits?? It helps with stress, builds your immune system and lungs, promotes good posture and so much more.
September 9—Rally Day and Picnic Sunday
You can contact Debbie Tice at:
Deadline for the October Parish Echo newsletter is September 15th.
Acolytes will begin serving in October. Linda Sheetz is in charge of scheduling.
Please remember, if you are unable to acolyte on your scheduled Sunday, call a replacement. If you cannot find a replacement, please call the church 610-589-2570, or Linda Sheetz at 717-866-4273 as soon as possible.
Please sign up to sponsor flowers and bulletins. Cost of flowers is $25 and cost of bulletins is $10. Contact Linda Hauck Sheetz or sign-up on the list in the narthex.
Please note: we have purchased flower vase carriers for you to transport your alter flowers home. They will be marked "Property of MLC". Please bring the vases back the following week for the next person to use.
The Evangelism Committee will meet on Wednesday September 19th at 6:30 PM.
Can you help a senior citizen in need of assistance 1 - 2 hours a day, 2 days a week, with the possible expansion to 5 days a week? Duties would be to make sure the senior takes her medicine and eats her meals, light laundry, and the occasional trip to the hairdresser. The helper must be female. Payment for services will be negotiated with the family. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please call Sue at 717-949-3857 or Kathy at 610-533-3022.
Looking, Looking, Looking...
Lt Commander STANLEY R. KAHL
1 Charles Lindermuth
2 Amber Blessing
4 Sharon Evans
5 Tricia Ober
6 Betty Templin
7 Mitchell Essick
8 Kathy Grube
9 Rebecca Griffe
12 Harry Bump
13 Joseph Brightbill
14 Julia Angstadt
17 Dean Griffe
18 Matthew Steiner
19 Ronald Merkel Sr.
20 Morgan Hoffman
21 Betty Schaeffer
22 Julie Strickler
23 Erin Stettler
24 Darryl Bentz
25 Rick Garloff
26 Zachary Batdorf
27 Jodi Hoffman
28 Gordon Steiner
29 Jenna Angstadt
31 Matthew Bentz
1 Stephanie Seldomridge
3 Michael Tice
4 Edward Wolfe, Jr.
5 Carol Merkel
8 Jon E. Chadwick
10 Angela Brown
12 Alexis Schollenberger
14 Sherry Schaeffer
15 Dale Bentz
19 Shayfer Lambach
20 Ryan Webber
21 Landis Olar
28 Adrianna Sonnen
29 Deb Webber
If you want to be included on the birthday list, please submit your name to use by placing a note in the Newsletter mailbox in the church office, calling 610-589-1326, or emailing to Newsletter@millcreeklutheran.com. Also if there is a name that should be removed from the list, or a correction made, please use one of the above ways to notify us. Thank you.
SPANG CREST NEWSSPANG CREST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Thank you ever so much for all the goodies and prizes that were donated for our April 9th Spang Crest Birthday Celebration and evening of entertainment. We provided 13 birthday bags for residents with April birthdays, provided prizes for the “Name That Tune” activity, and we also provided refreshments. There were 21 residents and guests. A special thank you to our two musicians, Julie Strickler and Debbie Tice, without whom the evening would not have been possible. A special Thank You goes to the following: Linda R, Peg, Dara, Mary, Marion, and Linda S. Again, without their help this activity would not have been successful. We always get favorable comments that this evening is really enjoyed by the residents.
The next Friends of Spang Crest activity is the Spring Chicken BBQ by Kauffman’s on Friday, May 4th from 2:30-6 PM. Cost is $7.50 and includes ½ chicken, baked potato, roll, and applesauce. All proceeds benefit the residents. Please contact Margie Kriss for tickets or come early and purchase tickets at the door at Spang Crest. Baked items are also needed. If anyone is willing to donate baked goods, please let Margie know. Arrangements will be provided to pick up the items.
Spang Crest needs volunteers for a few hours during the morning or afternoon one day a week. They need someone to help in the gift shop, and they need volunteers to help transport residents to their hair appointments. If you are interested in helping, please call Karen Kreiser at 717-274-1495.
If you have any questions or want to do any volunteering, please contact Karen Kreiser at Spang Crest, 717-274-1495.
Thrivent Financial News
If you are a Thrivent Financial member, you are eligible to apply for a $250 grant for a church community project. This grant could be for the schoolbags or personal care kits that we do each year. It’s a great way to get extra funds for these worthwhile projects. It’s exciting to learn that a Thrivent member from our
congregation applied for one of these $250 grants for the High School Sunday School class quilt project and that the application was approved! They are making quilts for the pediatric unit at Reading Hospital. This money will be used to purchase materials for this project. Thrivent members are allotted two of these
$250 grants each year for community type projects. There are Thrivent members in our congregation, so let’s see what we can do to gain some worthwhile monies for some of our church community projects. Thrivent members should contact their Thrivent representative for more information about this exciting