News and Activities at MLC

   January 2022

 


Church Council will be help monthly meeting in January 16th 2022


 

ATTENTION MILLCREEK: JANUARY DATES AND ACTIVITIES

 

 


 
WEET SECOND SUNDAY FOR JANUARY 9th.



 



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.
                       MONTHLY BREAKFAST IN JANUARY 8TH 


 
 

 NEW MEMBER
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 Tuesday, January 18, 2021.


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

  

RELAY FOR
LIFE

RELAY FOR LIFE UPDATE
 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE
The Relay for Life team will discontinue the collection of cans. We appreciate your support over the years but are stopping this practice. Both Newmanstown and Richland fire companies collect them, and we encourage you to give them your support. We can still take the can tabs if you have them.

Stay tuned for information on daffodils.... that will be happening again in March. Deb Tice

Watch the newsletter and bulletin for more information and fundraisers as they become available. 
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!! 
 
Debbie Tice, Rachel Mock, Theresa Sites, Jen Rosengrant, Steph Seldomridge, Donald & Donna Collins, Lauren Sweitzer, Bill & Mary Shaak, Shurie Shaak.

Donations to American Cancer Society are always welcome.



AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
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 MusicDirector@millcreeklutheran.com



Deadline for the February Parish Echo newsletter is January 15th. 



ACOLYTES

January 2-Communion-Charlie Lindermuth
January 9-Morgan Hoffman
January 16-Sebastian Lindermuth
January 23-Arianna Robertson
January 30-Morgan Hoffman
 
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. 





 COLLEGE ADDRESSES
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 reded4evr@comcast.net. 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 January 12, 2021 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.




 


 

YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHURCH NEED YOU!

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. 




THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS
“To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.”– Unknown




Military Personnel


Lt JOSH WEIDMAN
319 Prado Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526






JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
 
  1 Amy Moyer
  3 LeAnna Capretti
  4 Pat Sharp
  5 Seth Kapp
     Shaun Kapp
     Ryan Risser
     Bambi Griffe
  8 Layne Strickler
     Scott Johnson
10 Brett Flory
11 Dotti Hoglund
12 Nicholas Kitsch
15 Scott Wartluft
     Bob Scipioni
     Linda Hable
16 Joseph Tice
18 Mark Sova
19 Nathan Tracy
     Kathy Madara
     Joan Zerby
21 Brigitta Scheib
22 Matthew Kapp
     Kathy Custer
23 Lois Garloff
     Kiya Kahl
     Angie Bentz
24 Rachelle Keath
25 Stephanie Sheetz
     Donna Collins
29 Michele Angstadt
30 Frank Wolfskill
31 Alissa Griffe


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 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

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
program.