Sunday, September 9, 2018
The new school years gets kicked-off on Sunday, September 9 starting at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Always a highlight of the year, we begin with a short time of worship and then spend the rest of the time working on service projects. This year we will again make pots of soup for Zion Mennonite’s Table of Plenty (please bring one ingredient or the soup (no pasta please!), make cards for our homebound members, fill 60 pencil cases for the 5th grade students at EMC Elementary School (see donation poster in Narthex), and assemble “Welcome to the Neighborhood” bags for the homes in the new development located at Hamlin Ave & 3rd Street. Everyone is invited!! Yes, bring a friend!
Also, we invite you to participate in the Upper Bucks Conference God’s Work Our Hands Day of Service activities at St. Andrew’s, Perkasie and Little Zion, Telford. The most recent statistics show that 41 million Americans, including 13 million children and 5.4 million seniors, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Each year the Upper Bucks Conference bands together to do something about this. On September 9 at St. Andrews in Perkasie, we will be gathering together to package meals for Rise Against Hunger. Last year we packed over 30,000 meals! If you are interested in volunteering for this, and to get information for other service activities going on in the conference on September 9, please see the poster in the Narthex.
Confirmation Classes Begin September 19!
Fall is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Confirmation! This is a two-year program for youth in the 7th and 8th grades which culminates in their Affirmation of Baptism on Pentecost Sunday. All those in 7th and 8th grade (or those who have not yet been confirmed who may be older) AND THEIR PARENTS are invited to come to our orientation session on September 19th at 6:30 pm where we will have the opportunity to meet and review the program. Classes this year will be on the first and third Wednesday each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Parents will be asked to join us on the third Wednesday each month. Letters will soon be sent both to those who are returning and to those families that we are aware have a youth who is entering 7th grade. If you know of anyone who should be staring the program, please let Pastor Shirley know so that she can contact that family.
Choir Rehearsals Begin Soon!
September is here, and that means it’s time for choir! Rehearsals begin on the follow dates:
- Chancel Choir – September 6, 2018 – 7:30 PM. We would love to have senior high youth singing with us.
- Children’s Choirs – September 12, 2018
- Cherubs (4 years old – 2nd grade) – 6:30 – 7 PM
- Red Angels (3rd – 6th grades) – 7 – 7:45 PM.
Looking forward to an exciting year of music making in worship of our Lord; we encourage and invite YOU to be a part of the Music Ministry program at St. Paul’s. Special music offerings, vocal and instruments, are also welcome. Please contact Kris Fosbenner to sign up for any of our church choirs or special music offerings.