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Announcements for December 1, 2019

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Southern Clinton County Lutheran Parish

PARISH NEWS

+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 Decemberwe 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.

PROTESTANT CAMPUS MINISTRYwill be collecting items for study bags to give the students at LHU prior to finals week! Each church associated with PCM has been given specific items to collect as part of their giveaway. Our items to collect are fruit cups. Please drop all any donations to United by TODAY. PCM will be putting the study bags together on Wed., Dec. 4thfrom 10-12 Noon. Volunteers are needed to assemble the bags and distribute them to the students. Please contact Pastor Runser if you are able to assist.

JOINT COUNCIL will meet on Thurs., Dec. 19thbeginning at 7 PM at United.

WELCAwill hold their next meeting on Tues., Dec. 3rdbeginning at 11:30 AM at Fox’s Restaurant. 

SALONA &

ST. PAUL, MILL HALL NEWS

+SERVICES FORDecember 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.

POINSETTIAS:Orders have begun! The price is $5.50 per plant. Deadline for ordering is Sun., Dec. 8. No orders will be taken after this date. Sign-up sheet is available in the Sunday School Room.

SALONA COUNCILwill be held on Tues., Dec. 3 at 9:15 AM at United.

ST. PAUL COUNCILwill be held on Wed., Dec. 18 at 6 PM.

SALONA CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGwill be held on Sun., Dec. 8thfollowing the worship service.

ST. PAUL’S CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGis scheduled for Sun., Dec. 8thfollowing the worship service. 

POTLUCK LUNCHEONwill be held on Sun., Dec. 8thfollowing the congregational meeting. Please bring a dish to share.

ST. JOHN, BOONEVILLE &

ST. PAUL, LOGANTON NEWS

+SERVICES FORDecemberwill 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.

+CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS:St. John and St. Paul’s, Loganton will hold their congregational meetings TODAYfollowing the worship service. A soup & sandwich luncheon will follow the meetings. Please plan on attending both!

+ST.JOHN is seeking a new treasurer beginning on January 2020. If you are interested, please speak to Leo or to the pastor.

+ST. PAUL’S COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Dec. 10that 3 PM.

+ST. JOHN’s COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Dec. 10that 7 PM.

+ST. PAUL’S ATTENDANCE:11/24: 6

+ST.JOHN’S ATTENDANCE:11/24: 12

UNITED, LOCK HAVEN NEWS

+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.

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.

POINSETTIAS:Orders have begun! 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.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGwill be held on Sun., Dec. 15thfollowing the worship service. We will approve the 2020 Proposed Budget and the election of council members. Packets will be available for your review in the tables in the narthex. A brunch will follow the meeting. Please plan on attending both!

PLEASE JOIN USfor brunch on Sun., Dec. 15thfollowing the congregational meeting. The brunch will be held in Fellowship Hall. A love offering will be taken. All proceeds will benefit Camp Kids.

GOD’S GLOBAL BARNYARDis a part of the ELCA’s Good Gifts campaign. The ELCA recognizes that an animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell at a market. With one gift, we can help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good. A donation box is located on the table in the narthex. Please help our Sunday School and Youth Bible Study as they help a family in need. 

YOUTH BIBLE STUDYwill be held on Sun., Dec. 8thfrom 3:30-5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall.

SUNDAY SCHOOLis collecting hats, mittens and scarfs for the Women’s Center and donations of dog food (no dyes), Cat litter, Dish soap, hand sanitizer, bleach, or laundry detergent for the SPCA. Please put all SPCA donations under the tree in the narthex.

ADVENT WHITE OFFERINGenvelopes have been placed in the narthex. Council will designate the recipient of the monies donated at their December meeting. All envelopes must be returned by Sun., Dec. 22nd.

WORSHIP SCHEDULESfor January & February 2020 are located in the tables in the narthex. Please grab a copy of each.

COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Dec. 17that 6:30 PM.

CHRISTMAS DECORATINGwill take place following the worship service on Sun., Dec. 22nd.

2019 CONTRIBUTIONS:All contributions for 2019 must be received before Sun., Dec. 29thin order to be included on your contribution sheet.

ATTENDANCE:11/24: 49 Adults; 1 Child

WEEK OF DECEMBER1, 2019

Today:         Choir Rehearsal,8:00 AM United

Holy Communion,9:00 AM United  

                     ALWL Sandy Grier  

                  Holy Communion, 10:30AM St. John, Booneville

                                 Rev. Karl Runser 

Worship,10:30 AM Salona  

ALWL Sandy Grier

St. John & St. Paul, Loganton Congregational Mtgs.,11:30 AM

Tuesday:            Salona Council, 9:15 AM United

                WELCA,11:30 AM Fox’s Restaurant

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 Sandy Grier

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

                         Rev. Karl Runser 

                Salona & SPNV Congregational Mtgs.,11:30 AM

                     Youth Bible Study,3:30-5:30 PM United

PARISH PRAYER LIST

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, Craig Seyler, Russell Kautz and Barbara Coup.