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Member ELCA -  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America St. Paul's Third Luthern Church

St. Paul's Third Lutheran Church
2561 Newburg Road
Easton, PA 18045
610-258-0875

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are many ways to share your talents at St. Paul's Third and all are welcome to join in any of the programs and/or committees.

Here are some of the opportunities available:


  • Committee Involvement - Church Council Member, Christian Ed, Community Growth & Fellowship, Financial Strength, Mutual Ministry, Property, Social Ministry, Worship & Music
  • St. Paul's Choirs - Senior Choir, Bell Choir, Praise Band
  • Worship Assistants - Greeters, Ushers, Lay Readers, Communion Assistants, Prayer Partners, Altar Guild
  • Parish Care Team - Monthly home-bound communion visits
  • Stitchers - Sewing group which makes tie quilts for the homeless and lap robes for Gracedale. A knowledge of sewing is not necessary. They also prepare a lunch for Safe Harbor on the first Wednesday of each month.
  • Coffee Hour - Bake and/or host a Sunday morning social hour (sign-up sheet on standing Bulletin Board in Narthex)
  • Meals-on-Wheels - Monthly delivery of meals to home-bound (contact Cheryl Nielsen who will pass your name on to Janet Marshall, coordinator)
  • Wednesday Work Group - General upkeep of building
  • Gardening - General maintenance of flower beds, etc.
  • Church Nursery/Sunday School - help with small children

  • As you can see, there is something for everyone.
    Please speak to Pastor Chris or any of the council members for more information.


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    Activities & Events
    FALL and SPRING WORSHIP SCHEDULE
    Beginning Sunday, September 11, the Worship Service will change to our Fall schedule of worship at 10 am. There will be Coffee Hour following the service. Please join us for this time of fellowship. The new sign-up sheet is posted. Please consider baking or acting as a host or hostess. If you have any questions contact Betty Buckley or Sallie Smull. Join us!

    ACOLYTE TRAINING
    Acolyte instruction is available for all youth and adults interested in serving in this important ministry within our worship service. A training session will be held on Sunday, October 2, at 11:15AM. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the gathering area or see Margaret LaDuca for more information.

    SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF
    Sunday School is coming and it's EXPLODING with new fun! The adventure begins on Sunday, September 25, at 9 AM. All children ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome to experience Power Lab and discover Jesus' miraculous power through Sonic Singing, Bible Blasts, Science Experiments, Crafts, Game Weeks, and Snack Sundays. Bring a friend and prepare to have a BLAST!

    BLANKET STITCHERS
    Our mission is to furnish a lunch for Safe Harbor the first Wednesday of each month. We also sew 6" blocks together to make 63" x 86" tie quilts for the residents of Safe Harbor. Our small group also sets up and serves funeral luncheons. Anyone interested in a friendly get-together and a well-needed mission, please contact one of our members: Marion Babp, Betty Buckley. Cheryl Nielsen,Eileen Pfeffer, Margaret Ronn, Sallie Smull, Ann Young.

    THE STITCHERS NEED ...
    Mattress pads and blankets to be used as fillers for the tie-quilts made for Safe Harbor. You can drop them off in St. Paul's Third office. Please help!

    PRAYER PARTNERS
    Are you in need of someone to sit and pray with you one-on-one? Our prayer partners are available every week. during the time of communion, to hear your requests and to lift them up to God. Prayer partners are individuals who have been specially trained to listen and lift up prayer concerns to God to the best of their abilities. Anytime during the time of communion you may leave your seat and approach the prayer partner at the front of the church and they will pray with you for whatever it is that concerns you. Prayer requests can be for health or financial issues, relationship struggles. or prayers of thanks for the good things that happen in our lives. Please feel free to approach our prayer partner with whatever your need is. And if you are interested in becoming a prayer partner yourself. please see Pastor Chris for more information.

    UPDATING MEMBERIHIP INFORMATION
    We've noticed that some of the families listed in our records still show children with the same address as their parents, even though they no longer live with them. We'd like to get current household information for all of our members so that we can continue to keep in touch with them through the monthly Herald and other mailings. If your children have established their own households, please let the church office know so that we can update our records with their new address and phone number.

    ANNIVERSARY PLANNING
    The Year 2018 seems like a long way away, but it will be here before you know it, and in 2018 St. Paul's Third will celebrate its 15Oth Anniversary of founding. We would like to get a committee together to start planning events for our anniversary year. Some events will require a year or more of advance planning, especially if we want special guests or want to make reservations for events outside of the church. If you would like to be involved in helping to make our anniversary year 12 months of special events, please see Pastor Chris.

    LARGE-PRINT & CHILDREN'S BULLETINS
    There are large-print bulletins available for those who would like them. There are also children's bulletins for ages 6 to 10 featuring activities pertaining to the lesson of the day. Just ask the usher for one as you enter the church.


    PRAISE BAND
    Anyone interested in joining the Praise Band (we especially need a drummer, bass guitar player, and singers), please see Pastor Chris or Nancy Broadbent.

    SECOND SUNDAY
    We continue to receive a second offering at worship on the Second Sunday of each month. This offering is used to support various social ministry agencies and issues in our local community, Synod, E. L. C. A., and our world. We thank you and ask for your support each and every month.

    SOCIAL MINISTRY
    Just a reminder... the second Sunday of every month is the day to bring canned and non-perishable goods for the Food Bank We contribute to three area food banks-ProJeCt, Salvation Army, and St. Paul's Lutheran South Side (12 Baskets Full). Please remember those less fortunate than us by contributing to these charitable organizations. If you forgot, please consider contributing your spare change to Food Bank jar in the Narthex.

    CUB SCOUT PACK 25
    We will be holding a Pop Corn Sale... watch for the sign up sheet in the Narthex. To join Pack 25 contact Ty at 610.739.6126 or Don at 484.544.2873.

    SOLDIER PROJECT - Let's get ready for our next mailing
    We are continuing our soldier project... if you know of anyone in Iraq or Afghanistan, please contact Cheryl Nielsen with the addresses for our next mailing... and please contribute items that are listed on the ministry table in the Narthex. It is the least we can do. Remember---Prayers are always accepted.

    GOD'S WORK, OUR HANDS
    We are again participating in God's Work, Our Hands today. Our projects running through the end of September are:

    > Collection of items for the Center for Animal Health & Welfare (gently used towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, kitty litter, cat and dog food, laundry detergent, bleach, and office supplies). If you want to collect door-to-door in your neighborhood and would like to have flyers to distribute, please notify the church office.

    > Backpack Project - This program provides supplemental, non-perishable, nutritious food to children from low-income families in the Easton Area School District over six long holiday weekends when there are no school breakfasts or lunches offered. There is a list of items which are always needed on the table in the Narthex.

    GOD SIGHTINGS
    Have you seen the God Sightings bulletin board? Is your God sighting up there? If not, write yours down and post it on the board today. Slips are available in the Narthex. Take a minute and think of how you saw God in action this week and then fill out the God Sighting form. We are all truly blessed every week, if we just take the time to stop and notice it. Let others know how blessed you have been to see God at work this week.

    CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE
    The Center (formally the SPCA) is always in need of donations such as towels, sheets, blankets, kitty litter, cat and dog food, laundry detergent, bleach, etc. The center is operatedand depends almost solely on donations. Please also remember thatthey no longer put down any animal unless absolutely necessary, such as the illness of an animal or a history of violent behavior. If you should need the items picked up or delivered, please see Georgi Weiser.

    THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS
    Thrivent Choice grant funding helps provide water, food, income-earning opportunities and more to people in need. HURRY! Please direct 2015 Choice Dollars by March 31 Go to thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) to find out if you have any accumulated and/or to assign where you want them to go.

    FOOD BANK
    Please remember to bring your contributions of canned and non-perishable food items to donate to our three area food banks---ProJeCT, Salvation Army, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church (South Side) Food Pantry("12 Baskets Full"). If you forgot, consider contributing your sparechange to the Food Bank tin pail in the Narthex.


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