Announcements for November 3, 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 Novemberwe are asking for donations of small toys or books for kids. 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.

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.

HAM & BEAN SOUP:Quarts are $5.00 each. Pick-up your soup on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 5thfrom 11-2 PM in Fellowship Hall. All proceeds benefit Helping Hands.

+TODAYis All Saints’ Day. We remember those members and loved ones who have passed to the Church Triumphant over the past year: Betty Bloom, Evelyn Cranmer, Norma Dorman, Bud Eisenhower, William Gardner, Samuel Haagen, Betty Harbach, Dorothy High, Doris Lamey, Norma Reish, George Schrock, Janet Thornton, and Russell Zener.



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

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

+SALONA COUNCILwill be held on Tues., Nov. 5 at 9:15 AM.

+ST. PAUL, MILL HALL COUNCILwill meet on Wed., Nov. 20 at 6 PM.

+A POTLUCKluncheon will be held on Sun., Nov. 10 following the worship service. This luncheon is in honor of the baptism of Lydia Ruth-Anne Bates. Please bring a dish to share.

+PLEASE PLANon attending “Hot Chocolate, Cookies, & Praise” on Sun., Nov. 17 following the worship service at St. Paul, Mill Hall. Please bring cookies to share. Coffee will be provided. Door prizes, too!

+BOUQUET OF FLOWERSat the front of the Sanctuary are given to the Glory of God and in Honor and Loving Remembrance of Betsy’s parents, Irene G. and Leon J. Plankinton, given by The Tompkins Family.



+SERVICES FORNovember & Decemberwill be held at St. John’s, Booneville beginning at 10:30 AM.

+SERVICES FORJanuary & February 2020will be held at St. Paul’s, Loganton beginning at 9:00 AM.

+MUSIC SUNDAY:St. John will host a guest performance by Fishers of Men during the worship service TODAY. Please join us and invite along a few friends & neighbors to PRAISE the LORD with MUSIC! Soup and sandwich luncheon to follow.

+SOUP & SANDWICH:You are invited to join us for food and fellowship following the worship service TODAYat St. John, Booneville. Please bring a dish to share.

+ANNUAL SV Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Sat., Nov. 16 beginning at 4 PM at the Sugar Valley Lions Clubhouse. For more information, please call (570) 725-3328.

+ST. PAUL’S COUNCILwill be held on Tues., Nov. 12 at 3 PM.

+ST. JOHN’S COUNCILwill be held on Tues., Nov. 12 at 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.

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 TODAY. Monetary donations for ham can be given to Kay Land or Wendy Seyler.

+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/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. 17th. Brochures and bookmarks are available. Empty shoeboxes are available on the tables to use for your donations.Toothpaste & candy are no longer allowed in the shoeboxes due to customs regulations. WELCA has generously agreed to pay for all shipping costs.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:Will you be attending the Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day services? We are in need of Ushers, an Assisting Minister, a Communion Assistant, and an Acolyte/Crucifer. If you are interested, please contact the office.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDYwill be held on Sun., Nov. 10 from 3:30-5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall at United. Come and enjoy dinner, a Bible lesson with Pastor Runser, crafts & music. Youth of all ages are welcome & encouraged to attend.

COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Nov. 19 at 6:30 PM. Item on the agenda include approving the 2020 proposed budget.

POINSETTIAS:Orders will begin TODAY. The price is $5.50 per plant. Deadline for ordering is Sun., Dec. 8. No orders will be taken after this date. Envelopes will be available on the tables in the Narthex.

ADDRESS UPDATE:Dean Muthler, Eagle Ridge Personal Care. 2997 Renovo Rd., Room 212, Mill Hall, PA 17751 

ATTENDANCE:10/27: 51 Adults; 1 Child


Today:         Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United  

                     ALWL Sandy Grier  

                  Holy Communion & Music Sunday, 10:30AM St. John, Booneville

                                 Rev. Karl Runser 

Worship,10:30 AM St. Paul, Mill Hall  

ALWL Sandy Grier

Soup & Sandwich, 11:30 AM St. John, Booneville

Tuesday:            Salona Council, 9:15 AM United

                Ham & Bean Soup Sale, 11:00-2:00 PM United

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

Next Sunday:            Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United

                     Rev. Karl Runser

Worship,10:30 AM St. John, Booneville

                         ALWL Ed Coup

Holy Communion,10:30 AM St. Paul, Mill Hall

                         Rev. Karl Runser 

                Potluck Luncheon, 11:30 AM St. Paul, Mill Hall


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, Terry Greninger (military), Alda Held, Lisa Seyler, and Craig Seyler.