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Upcoming Events
7/17/2018 - 7:00 PM   Concert at Spang Crest - Keystone Band
7/18/2018 - No Evangelism
7/20/2018 - Community Meal LCCM-ELCO 11:30-12:30
7/22/2018 - 9:00 AM   Worship Service
7/27/2018 - Community Meal LCCM-ELCO 11:30-12:30
7/29/2018 - 9:00 AM   Worship Service
7/31/2018 - 7:00 PM   Concert at Spang Crest - Zembo Shrine Band

     News and Activities at MLC
    July 2018



    Church Council will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, July 3rd after the worship service.



    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.


    Sweet Second is July 8th and August 12th. 

    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 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.

      Next Breakfast date is
     on July 14th

    AUGUST 18th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Millcreek has been invited to join in the Richland area community outreach program being held at the Moehlman playground/ ball field; South Park St.; Richland.
    Lots to do, especially for the children. Refreshments also. Everything is “free”. Millcreek will be “grilling” the dogs for the third year.
    We have been asked to provide 6 baked items for the “Cake Walk”. If you are interested in baking for this, please contact the someone on the Evangelism Committee. Please note that you need to use a nonreturnable container for your donation!!!! Thanks bunches.





    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 Confirmation classes begin Sunday September 10. We meet during the Sunday School hour from 9 AM-10 AM. Young people in grades 6-8 or above are eligible to participate. Our focus this year will be the Lord’s Prayer.
    Confirmation is a three year program with a different focus each year. (10 Commandments and Apostles’ Creed are the other two). Parents do not have to be members of Millcreek for their children to attend the class. Please invite any who might be interested. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor B.


    Music Ministry

    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

    June 24—Brothers in Grace
    July 1—Justin Huie
    July 8—
    July 15—Debra Ream Buffington
    July 22—
    July 29—Brass Quintet with Stewart Wolf
    August 5—Woodwinds at Millcreek (Brian Klinger, Julie Strickler, Stephanie Sheetz, Conner Pennington)
    August 12—
    August 19—
    August 26—
    September 2—
    September 9—Rally Day and Picnic Sunday

    You can contact Debbie Tice at:

    Deadline for the July / August Parish Echo newsletter is June 15th. 

    As needed for the summer.

    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. 


    Note from the Parish Echo Editors:  We are looking for people to feature in the "Getting to Know You" column.  All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire and pose for a picture.  We write the article and have you approve it. Please volunteer!  Roy and Dottie.  

    The Evangelism Committee will meet on Wednesday August 15th at 6:30 PM. There is no meeting for July.  

    Other Evangelism Activities
    1) Providing drivers to transport members who need help to a doctor’s visit. Contact Betty Schware at 717-866-7511. If she is away, call Pastor B. Call her also if you’d like to be a volunteer driver.
    3) Collecting used ink and toner cartridges and old cell phones to be recycled. Place in bin in hall leading to multi-purpose room.

    4) Collecting new and lightly used small tools and building supplies (nails, tiles, electrical outlets, etc.) for Habitat for Humanity. Place smaller items in the bins in the hall leading to the multi-purpose room.

    To arrange for pick up of large items (cabinets, furniture, light fixtures, sinks, etc.), contact the Lancaster Lebanon Habitat ReStore at 717-293-0250 ext.4. They will send their collection truck directly to your residence to retrieve your donated items



    We are in need of a Sunday School Kindergarten teacher. Talk to those that teach now and find out how they always get more than they give!

    We have not had a staffed nursery during worship for several years now - we need a scheduler and volunteers.

    Lay readers are needed to serve during worship, as we have lost a few over the past year. Most times you are
    only listed to read 2-3 times per year.  There is a sign-up sheet on the narthex table outside the office, or contact Linda Sheetz at church or at 717-866-4273 for more information. Thanks in advance.

    Ushers, male and female, are needed as well. There is a sign-up sheet on the narthex table. If you presently help to usher, it is not necessary to sign up—you will be kept on the list. I need someone to assist me as head usher in the event that I cannot be at church. If interested, please see me, Brian Webber.

    Give all of these needs some prayerful consideration as we move forward. We also need your presence in the pews for worship.

    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...

    • A teacher is needed for our Nursery Class!
    • Volunteers are need to staff the nursery during the worship service! 

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    Military Personnel

    PSC 477 Box 3
    FPO AP 96306

    5507 Jadwin Loop
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-1913


      1 Norman Sharp
         Joshua Kurtz
      2 Diane Sites
         Jordan O’Connor
      3 Rhonda Singer
         Amanda Batdorf
         Catherine Noll
         Michelle Evans
         Pam Flory
      4 Pamela Brightbill
         Brett Scipioni
      6 Hudson Weidman
    10 Devon Rosengrant
    11 Cheryl Batdorf
         David Madara, Sr.
    14 Phillip Polynone
    15 Debra Ream Buffington
    17 Victoria Griffe
    18 Larry Brown
         Wade Gettle
         Gordon Auman
    20 Michael Stoudt
         Logan Sheetz
    23 Debra Sholly
         Susan Long
         Michael Ream
    25 Dawn Leibig
         Ashley Tice
         Darryl Ream
    27 William Batdorf
    28 William Brightbill
    29 Rich Engle
         Greer Zellers
    30 Tereasa Hogeland


      1 Casey Roy
         Linda Sheetz
      2 Craig Brightbill
      3 Lexus Lindermuth
      4 Jessica Leibig
      5 Tammy Hepler
      6 Mackenzie Gettle
         Oscar Sebastian Lindermuth
      8 Joan D. Steiner
    10 Wendy Ortiz
         Linda Zimmerman
         Louise Hainley
         Aaron Taylor Ciccone
         David Madara Jr.
    11 Mary Moyer
    12 Nathaniel Flory
         Jadyn Kate Baker
    13 Brenda Long
    14 Andrew Sholly
    15 Betty Schware
         Tricia Dunkelberger
         Jerry Meyer
    16 Solen Layser
         Carter Strickler
    17 Denise Wartluft
    19 Caden Glucknis
    21 Bruce Steiner
    23 Derek Strickler
    24 Lynne Ober
    25 Bradley Bressler
         Curt Grube
         Stanley R. Kahl
         Jewl Madara
    26 Karl Keath
    27 John Hartman
         Kayla Brown
    28 Gerald Strickler
         Ryan Lindermuth
    29 Dara Wolfe
    30 Jason Gahres
    31 Virginia Wolfe


      1 Charles Lindermuth
      2 Amber Blessing
      4 Sharon Evans
      5 Tricia Ober
         Brian Ream
         Linda Ream
      6 Betty Templin
      7 Mitchell Essick
         Lane Rudy
      8 Kathy Grube
      9 Rebecca Griffe
    12 Harry Bump
         Jeffrey Freiwald
    13 Joseph Brightbill
    14 Julia Angstadt
    17 Dean Griffe
         Mary Meyer
    18 Matthew Steiner
         Matthew Long
    19 Ronald Merkel Sr.
    20 Morgan Hoffman
    21 Betty Schaeffer
    22 Julie Strickler
         Liz Leibig
         Linda Derr
         Lauren Gahres
    23 Erin Stettler
         Kent Hepler
         Tyler Griffe
    24 Darryl Bentz
         Brent Kahl
    25 Rick Garloff
    26 Zachary Batdorf
    27 Jodi Hoffman
    28 Gordon Steiner
         Mariah Sonnen
         Riley Zartman
    29 Jenna Angstadt
    31 Matthew Bentz

    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  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. 

    Community Activities:


    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