Announcements for December 22, 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 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). 

LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITYhas opened a Food Cupboard at the Former Beth Yehuda Synagogue. All donations collected will be given to LHU students in need. Donations needed include: peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, small microwavable meal containers (not frozen), fruit and/or pudding cups, small cans of tuna or chicken, small packages of instant rice and/or potatoes, soup, popcorn, and paper products. Any monetary donations can be made payable to the Lock Haven University Foundation. Please contact Amy Downes at (570) 484-2305 or Havencupboard@lockhaven.eduwith any questions. Food is given out every Wednesday from 7-9 PM. It will re-open in January when the students return for Spring semester.

PROTESTANT CAMPUS MINISTRY (PCM)at Lock Haven University is looking for new members to join the board. If you have a heart for campus ministry, please join us! Let Pastor Runser know you are interested in joining the board, or if you would like more information. The next meeting is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 8 at 10:30 AM at United.

OFFICE CLOSED:The office will be closed from Wed., Dec. 25ththrough Wed., Jan. 1st. Pastor Runser will be available by phone if needed.

WELCAwill meet on Tues., Jan. 7that 12 Noon in the Painter Room at United, weather permitting.

INSTALLATION OF COUNCILSwill be held during the worship services on Sun., Jan. 12th



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

+SERVICES FORJanuary 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 meet on Tues., Jan. 7that 9:15 AM at United.

+ST. PAUL’S COUNCILwill meet on Wed., Jan. 15that 6 PM.

+ATTENDANCE:12/15/19: 13



+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.

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

+ST. PAUL’S, LOGANTON COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Jan. 14that 3 PM.

+ST. JOHN’S COUNCILwill meet on Tues., Jan. 14that 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.

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.

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

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. Deadline for donations is TODAY.

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 TODAY.

CHRISTMAS DECORATINGwill take place following the worship service TODAY.

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

CHRIST IN OUR HOMEdaily devotionals for January, February & March 2020 are available on the tables in the narthex.

2020 OFFERING ENVELOPESwill be available TODAYon the tables in the 1stfloor hallway. Please remember to pick yours up before the end of the year, and do notuse them until January 2020.

THANK YOU TO everyone who attended the brunch following the congregational meeting last Sunday. Thank you to everyone who set up beforehand and cleaned up afterwards.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated. A donation of $127.31 was received for Camp Kids.

CHAT & CRAFTwill meet on the 2nd& 4thThursdays of each month beginning at 9 AM in the Painter Room. The first meeting of the New Year will be held on Thurs., Jan. 9th, weather permitting.

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

ANNUAL REPORTS DUE:All committees should submit their 2019 annual report to the church office by Tues., Jan. 14, 2020.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGwill be held on Sun., Jan. 26, 2020. This meeting will review and approve the 2019 Annual reports submitted. Please plan to stay following the meeting for a Chicken & Waffle Dinner.

ATTENDANCE:12/15: 52 Adults; 1 Child


Today:         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 Salona

                         Rev. Karl Runser 

                Christmas Decorating at United, 10:00 AM

Tuesday:            Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 PM United

                     Christmas Eve Service,7:00 PM Salona

                Christmas Eve Service, 8:30 PM St. John, Booneville

Wednesday:            Christmas Day Service,10:00 AM United

Next Sunday:            Holy Communion,9:00 AM United  HYMN SING

                     ALWL Ed Coup  

Worship, 10:30AM St. John, Booneville

                                 Rev. Karl Runser 

Worship,10:30 AM Salona  

ALWL Ed Coup


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.