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     News and Activities at MLC
    September 2018


     


     

    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.



    WEATHER ALERT

    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.

      Next Breakfast date is
     on Septmeber 8th






     


     

    RELAY FOR
    LIFE



    UPCOMING EVENTS

    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.


     

    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 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.





    August 26—
    September 2—
    September 9—Rally Day and Picnic Sunday


    You can contact Debbie Tice at:
    MusicDirector@millcreeklutheran.com




    Deadline for the October Parish Echo newsletter is September 15th. 



    ACOLYTES

    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. 


    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





     

    YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHURCH NEED YOU!

    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.
    Thanks.


    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! 

    Smiley emoticon with binoculars

     


     







    Military Personnel

    Lt Commander STANLEY R. KAHL
    Congratulations to STANLEY R. KAHL on his promotion to Lt. Commander in the Navy. He is currently piloting a C40 out of Norfolk Air Base. No address at this time. He is the son of Lourdes and Jack Kahl.

    Lt JOSH WEIDMAN
    5507 Jadwin Loop
    Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-1913








    AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

      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

     
     SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
      1 Stephanie Seldomridge
      3 Michael Tice
         Susan Kemp
      4 Edward Wolfe, Jr.

         Judy Engle
      5 Carol Merkel
      8 Jon E. Chadwick
         Samanatha Griffee

    10 Angela Brown
    12 Alexis Schollenberger
    14 Sherry Schaeffer
    15 Dale Bentz

    19 Shayfer Lambach
    20 Ryan Webber
    21 Landis Olar
         Lynn Leibig
    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. 



    Community Activities:

    SPANG CREST NEWS

    SPANG 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
    program.