News and Activities at MLC

  September 2022


Church Council will be help monthly meeting in October 2nd 2022





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.


Welcome to Debbie Hartman who has become a member of Millcreek Lutheran Church.
She is familiar with Millcreek since she does the THYME WITH DEBBIE COOKING CLASSES here at the church. Debbie is a sister to Logan Sheetz.
Her next cooking classes will be on September 20th, 2021.

Cost is $22. Class times are 10:30 AM-12:30 PM or 6:30-8:30 PM. Go to for information, reviews, or to sign up for a class.



 Relay for Life Wrap-up
The Relay for Life event was held Saturday May 14, 2022 starting with opening ceremonies at 11:30 AM. Rachel Mock was the Honorary Caregiver and spoke eloquently to the group about her journey with husband, David, after he was given his cancer diagnosis. Many Millcreek members, as well as her family, were there to support her. The event was scheduled from 11 AM to 11 PM, but due to the rain and the limited number of relayers there, it concluded about 9 PM after the luminary ceremony. The ceremony included a musical selection, a prayer by Pastor Scott and then the reading of the names that the luminaries were in memory of. AS of this printing, the total raised for Lebanon County is $94,887 and our little team raised $4,269, mostly from donations and daffodils.
Our thanks to all those over the past many years who have walked, baked, sold, cried and laughed on this journey. To those who began the team many years ago, to all those who struggled with cancer that we supported, and to those currently dealing with cancer--we are always here for you. If you have a need, please reach out and we would love to help.
There is an actual passing of the torch as the Millcreek team ends their time, and a new team, Cancer Crusaders. is being formed by Debbie Buffington and family. Millcreek is happy to support them in their new endeavor. Please reach out to Debbie if you have any interest. Deb Tice

Collect pull tabs from soda cans, etc. for the dialysis machine at the Ronald McDonald House. A container is on the table in the narthex.

 Thanks as always for your support!! 

Donations to American Cancer Society are always welcome.

IF YOU USE AMAZON to make online purchases, you can help MLC with our fundraising efforts, at NO cost to you. Pick up the information on the table in the narthex or from the file box outside the main doors to the church. Any further questions, call Stephanie Seldomridge at 717-304-5949.



Music Ministry

Thanks to all who support and make the music at Millcreek!
Any questions--Contact Deb Tice via phone at 717-926-4273 or email at

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


No Acolytes 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. 

Part of Evangelism’s ministry is keeping in touch with our college students. We need their addresses while in college in order to do that. Please respond ASAP by calling Dara Wolfe at 717-866-5909 or email Thank you.
If you give us their e-mail addresses, the Parish Echo will be sent to them via e-mail.


The Evangelism Committee

Next meeting is currently scheduled for September 14th at 2 PM at the church. 

Evangelism Committee
Other Evangelism Activities: 1) Collecting used ink and toner cartridges and old cell phones to be recycled after taking to Jubilee Ministries. Place in bin in hall leading to multi-purpose room. 2) 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.




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.

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. 

Military Personnel

319 Prado Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

September Birthdays

  1 Stephanie Seldomridge
  4 Judy Engle Seely
  5 Carol Merkel
11 Anderson Stoudt
15 Dale Bentz
21 Lynn Leibig

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 610-655-7692, 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. 

Spang Crest

The membership drive for the Friends of Spang Crest will be held for the 2022 year after not being held in 2021. Our church key person will again be contacting church members from February-March asking for donations.

At the present time Spang Crest continues to be closed to activities and volunteers from outside the home due to COVID-19.
Please continue to keep Spang Crest residents and staff in your prayers. Margie Kriss

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