Announcements for October 6, 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 krunser@hotmail.com

HELPING HANDS:Each month we will be asking for specific donations to be handed out during the Helping Hands sessions. For the month of Octoberwe are asking for donations of Shampoo and Conditioner. All donations can be dropped off at United during normal office hours, or contact Wendy Seyler (570) 502-0683. As always, your kindness is greatly appreciated.

NITTANY VALLEY FELLOWSHIPwill meet on Mon., Oct. 7thbeginning at 7 PM at Trinity Reformed, Hublersburg.

FALL HYMN SING:Nittany Valley Fellowship will hold a Fall Hymn Sing on Sun., Oct. 13thbeginning at 7 PM at Nittany Valley Alliance Church.

JOINT COUNCILwill be held on Thurs., Oct. 24thbeginning at 7 PM at St. Paul’s, Loganton.

ONE-GALLON CHALLENGE:The Clinton County Ministerium is sponsoring their annual fund drive to help our brothers and sisters who struggle to heat their homes each winter. Everyone is asked to donate the cost of one gallon of fuel ($4.00). The initial gathering of monetary gifts will take place at the community Thanksgiving service, but please consider additional gifts throughout the winter.

CHRISTMAS-AT-SEA:Seafarers International House (SIH) is the Lutheran response to the urgent needs of vulnerable seafarers and immigrants. SIH offers hospitality, social assistance, and advocacy to a multi-national and multi-faith community in maritime ports on the Eastern Seaboard and in a 84-room Guesthouse in NYC serving a total of 29,000 people including over 17,000 seafarers visited and almost 6,000 lodging nights for seafarers, asylees, and domestic violence and local disaster victims. Each Christmas satchels are distributed to the seafarers, which include: a sweatshirt, socks, a t-shirt, a knitted cap, nuts or chocolate, and a holiday card. WELCA is asking for donations to put together 10 satchels. All donations can be placed in the basket in the first floor hallway at United until Sun., Oct. 27th. More information about Seafarers International House can be found in their newsletter, which is next to the collection basket.

HAM & BEAN SOUPadvance orders are now being taken. Quarts are $5.00 each. Please contact Wendy Seyler, Kay Land, or call the office with your order. Pick-up your soup on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 5thfrom 11-2 PM in Fellowship Hall. All proceeds benefit Helping Hands.



+SERVICES FOROctober will be held at Salona at 10:30 AM.

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

+ST. PAUL’S COUNCIL will meet on Wed., Oct. 16that 6 PM.



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

BLANKET SUNDAYwill be celebrated during the first 2 weeks of October. Please find special envelopes for your monetary donations.

ST. PAUL’S COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Oct. 8that 3 PM.

ST. JOHN’S COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Oct. 8that 7 PM.

+HARVEST HOMEwill be held on Sun., Oct. 20th. Donations of food will be given to the Lions Food bank.


+ST.JOHN’S ATTENDANCE:9/22: 11; 9/29: 9


+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.

COUNCIL OPENINGS:Two volunteers are needed to fill the Church Council. Positions currently occupied by Lynda Carey and Jean McKeague, whose terms are ending in December 2019. Please prayerfully consider accepting election to this vital position. Council meets 9-10 times per year on the third Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Our church needs your support and input if we are to carry out our goal of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

+HAM & BEAN SOUP SALE:Ham & Bean soup sale will be held on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 5th. Donations of CannedGreat Northern beans are needed and can be dropped off in the 1stfloor hallway of United until Sun., Nov. 3rd. Monetary donations for ham can be given to Kay Land or Wendy Seyler.

CHRIST IN OUR HOMEDaily Devotionals for October, November and December are now available on the tables in the Narthex. 

WORSHIP SCHEDULESfor November and December are now available on the tables in the Narthex.

BLANKET SUNDAYwill be celebrated throughout the month of October. Please find special envelopes on the tables in the Narthex for your monetary donations.

SUNDAY SCHOOLwill be held TODAYfrom 10-11 AM. Hope to see you there!

YOUTH BIBLE STUDYwill hold a Halloween party on Sun., Oct. 20thfrom 3:30-5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Come celebrate Halloween with food, fun, and fellowship! Don’t forget to dress up!

+COAT DRIVEGive-a-way will be held in United’s Fellowship Hall on Nov. 1st& 2nd. Donations are being accepted for coats, clothes & shoes in good condition until Thurs., Oct. 31st. We are asking that all donations be dropped off closer to the date of the give-away due to lack of storage space prior to the event. All items donated will be given away free of charge.

+OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD demonstrates God’s love to hurting children in a tangible way by partnering with churches worldwide to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Remember to choose a gender and age group of the child you are purchasing items for. All shoeboxes can be dropped off on the tables in the 1stfloor hallway of United until Sun. Nov. 10th. Brochures and bookmarks are available. Please note:Toothpaste & candy are no longer allowed in the shoeboxes due to customs regulations. Boxes are available on the tables in the 1stfloor hallway for your donations. Don’t forget to attach a gender/age label on the top of your box. WELCA has generously agreed to pay for all shipping costs.

ATTENDANCE:9/29: 48 Adults; 3 Children


Today:         Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United  

                     ALWL Sandy Grier  

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

                                 Rev. Karl Runser 

Worship,10:30 AM Salona  

ALWL Sandy Grier

                     Sunday School,10:00-11:00 AM United

Monday:            NV Fellowship Meeting,7 PM Trinity Reformed, Hublersburg

Tuesday:            St. Paul’s, Loganton Council,3 PM 

                St. John, Booneville Council,7 PM

Wednesday:            St. Paul’s Food Pantry,9:00-11:00 AM

Next Sunday:            Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United

                     Rev. Karl Runser

Worship,9:00 AM St. Paul’s, Loganton

                         ALWL Ed Coup

Holy Communion,10:30 AM Salona

                         Rev. Karl Runser

                NV Fellowship Hymn Sing, 7 PM NV Alliance Church


Cindy Bryan, Sue Eminhizer, Anna Rhine, David Eisenhower (military), Samantha Haagen, Conor Grieb, Leotta Schrack, Carol Brungard, Ella Mae Hake, Judy Harter, Sara McCaleb, Ken Zener, Rich Sigmund, Heather Oister, Carly Shoemaker, Shirley Chapman, Harper Lorson, Mary Lou Snavely, David Mason, Vicki Bliler, Rachel Rockey, Kathy Seasholtz, Bonnie Neff, Candy (Blackwell) Moore, Betty Wagner, Justin Kline, Nancy Held, Susie Simcox, Jerry Lucas, George Zakem, Jean Grieb, Dana Suter, Peg Fulger, Jeanne Malenke, Dean Muthler, Natalie Newcomer, Marsha Croll, Denise Roahrback, Kathleen Snavely, Lynn Grieb, Caden Brungard, Mike Tressler, Curtis Stover, Christina Franklin, Mark Karns, Brenda Politakis, Jason Eyer, June Welshans, Pastor Bob and Nancy Kitchen, Raymond Garverick, Danny Garverick, Christine Brungard, Jack Schmidt, Corrine Muthler, John Trimble, and Terry Greninger (military).