Announcements March 31, 2019

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Southern Clinton County Lutheran Parish


+FROM REV. KARL RUNSER: You may contact the Pastor at the office (570) 748-7932, at home (570) 725-2155 or email

HELPING HANDS:Each month we will be asking for specific donations to be handed out during the Helping Hands sessions. For the month of Februarywe are asking for donations of baby diapers (size 5) and body wash. All donations can be dropped off at United during normal office hours, or contact Wendy Seyler (570) 502-0683. As always, thank you for assisting us in branching out on our own to help us service our community better.

LENTEN BIBLE STUDYwill be held every Thursday during Lent from March 14ththrough April 11thbeginning at 6:30 PM at United. Evening prayer will follow.

NITTANY VALLEYLenten Services will be held every Sunday in Lent from March 10ththrough April 7thbeginning at 7:00 PM at Lamar UMC.

SUGAR VALLEYLenten Services will be held every Wednesday beginning at 7:30 PM. Locations are as follows: 

April 3rd– SV Church of the Brethren

April 10th– St. Paul’s, Loganton

+SPRING CLEANING YET?WELCA and Chat & Craft will hold their 11thAnnual Rummage Sale on April 5thfrom 8-4 PM and April 6thfrom 8-1 PM at United. We are asking you to bring in any of your used items in good condition to be sold. If you are unable to drop off your donations, please contact Kay Land (570) 748-5978 to make arrangements for pick-up. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Center.

CAMP MOUNT LUTHERis looking for craft supplies for their summer camping sessions. Please consider donating: paper plates, plastic craft lace, popsicle sticks, play dough, markers, egg cartons, acrylic paint, clear/scotch tape, duct tape, and/or scissors (for small hands). All donations can be dropped off on the tables in the first floor hallway at United. All donations that are received mean fewer expenses for Camp. Your support is greatly appreciated.

THANK YOUto everyone who attended the Spaghetti dinner at United. A total of $296.46 was profited. Your generous support has helped us towards our financial goal, which will be used to send two campers to Camp Mount Luther for their 10-day Classic camp this summer. 

JOINT COUNCILwill meet on Thurs., April 11that St. John, Booneville beginning at 7 PM.

MAUNDY THURSDAY Evening services will be held at St. Luke’s UCC, Lock Haven at 6:30 PM, and Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren at 7:30 PM.


+SERVICES FORMarch will be held at St. Paul, Mill Hall beginning at 10:30 AM.

+SERVICES FOR April will be held at Salona beginning at 10:30 AM.

+A COLLECTIONwill be taken on the first Sunday of each month to benefit St. Paul’s Food Pantry.

+SAVE THE DATE – June 9th!  Hope you can make it! It’s a surprise especially for you! Fun, Food and Family! More clues to follow.

+COUNCILwill meet on Tues., April 2ndat 9:15 AM at United.


+SERVICES FORMarch will be held at St. Paul, Mill Hall beginning at 10:30 AM.

+SERVICES FOR April will be held at Salona beginning at 10:30 AM.

+PLEASE CHECK THESunday School Room for information before going to Sanctuary. 

+SAVE THE DATE – June 9th!  Hope you can make it! It’s a surprise especially for you! Fun, Food and Family! More clues to follow.



+SERVICES FORMarch will be held at St. John, Booneville beginning at 10:30 AM.

+SERVICES FORApril will be held at St. Paul’s, Loganton beginning at 9:00 AM.

+EASTER LILIES:We are now taking orders for Easter lilies. The cost is $7 each. Please see Marie or Jane by April 14thto order your lily.

+LENTEN OFFERING: St. Paul’s Lenten offering will be given to the Sugar Valley Lions Food Bank.

+ST. PAUL’S COUNCILwill meet on Tues., April 9that 3 PM.

+ST. JOHN’S COUNCILwill meet on Tues., April 9that 7 PM.



+SERVICESwill be held at 9:00 AM.

+ALL PRAYER CHAIN requests should be directed to Lena Welsh at (570) 748-3787.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:Altar Guild is looking for volunteers to assist in setting up and removing altar and communion items each week. Please contact Jean McKeague for more information if you are interested in volunteering.

COOL WHIP containers needed! Please drop off empty Cool Whip containers on the tables in the first floor hallway. We use these to transport our altar flowers each week.

ATLAR FLOWERopenings on Sun., May 26th,July 28th, and Nov. 10th.   If you would like to sponsor flowers on any of these dates, please contact Michele in the office.

DONATIONS NEEDED:Helping Hands is making Easter Eggs this year. Donations of the following items would significantly help: Powdered sugar, Cream Cheese (blocks), Peanut Butter, and Sticks of Butter. As always, Helping Hands thanks you for your continued help and support.

DONATIONS NEEDED:Donations of paper products and flatware are needed replenish our supply that we use for Fellowship events and funeral luncheons. Please drop all donations off on the tables in the first floor hallway. 

EASTER LILIES:Orders for Easter lilies are now being taken. Each plant is $7.50. Envelopes are available on the tables in the narthex. The deadline to order is Sun., April 7th

LENTEN OFFERING:It has been a tradition to collect a special offering during Lent, to move us beyond thinking of ourselves toward thinking of others. Envelopes provided in the Narthex can be used for your donations. All monies collected will be split between Camp Kids and Prayer Shawl Ministry. The last day to submit your Lenten Offering is Palm Sunday, April 14th.

DONATIONS NEEDED:This year Chat & Craft will raffle off 6 baskets during the Rummage Sale: Children’s Easter basket, Spaghetti dinner basket, Movie basket, Breakfast basket, Wine basket, and a Chocolate Lovers basket. A list of items needed is available on the table in the first floor hallway.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDYwill meet on Sun., April 7thfrom 4:30-6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall.

SUNDAY SCHOOLwill meet on Sun., April 14that 10:15 AM.

THRIVENT MEMBERS:Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Choice Dollars Program will expire TODAY. Don’t let your Choice Dollars expire! Help support United by calling 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt, or go to Thrivent Financial website. All monies designated to United are direct deposited monthly.

DONATIONS NEEDED:Donations of wrapped Easter candy and/or monetary donations are needed for Sunday School children and baskets for the Women’s Center. All donations can be given to Jean McKeague by Sun., April 7th

THANK YOU! A special thank you to Michelle Miller, Jason Billett, Wendy & Taylor Seyler, Kelly Olmstead, Jean McKeague, and everyone who donated desserts and supplies for our spaghetti dinner. Your ongoing generous support of Camp Kids is greatly appreciated. 

CHRIST IN OUR HOMEDaily Devotionals for April, May & June are now available on the tables in the narthex. Please pick up a copy today.

ATTENDANCE:54 Adults, 2 children.

WEEK OF MARCH 31, 2019

Today:         Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United   Hymn Sing

                     Rev. Karl Runser

Worship,10:30 AM St. John, Booneville

                         ALWL Sandy Grier 

Worship,10:30 AM St. Paul, Mill Hall

                                 Rev. Karl Runser

                NV Lenten Service, 7:00 PM Lamar UMC

Tuesday:            Salona Council,9:15 AM United

Wednesday:            Helping Hands,9:00-11:00 AM United

SV Lenten Service, 7:30 PM SV Church of the Brethren

Thursday:            Lenten Bible Study, 6:30 PMUnited

Friday:            Rummage Sale,8:00-4:00 PM United

Saturday:            Rummage Sale,8:00-1:00 PM United

Next Sunday:            Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United  

                     ALWL Ed Coup 

                  Holy Communion, 9:00 AM St. Paul’s, Loganton

                                 Rev. Karl Runser 

Worship,10:30 AM Salona  

                         ALWL Ed Coup

                Youth Bible Study. 4:30-6:30 PMUnited

                Lenten Service,7:00 PM Lamar UMC