St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Notes Christmas Activities

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Worship Services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a. m. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a. m.

Communion will be offered December 17th, December 24th and 31st.

Our monthly Healing Service will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:00 a. m. The service includes an anointing and Holy Communion. We will enjoy a covered dish luncheon afterward. Everyone is invited to bring along something to share. All are welcome. Please feel free to invite those you think may benefit from this opportunity

Next month’s Healing Service will fall on Wednesday, January 3rd

Christmas Eve Services-There will be one service on the morning of December 24th at 10:00 a. m. with light refreshments before and after service.

December 24th Christmas Eve Services are scheduled at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

On Sunday, December 10, you and your family are invited to join us for “A Christmas Celebration.” As in the past we will gather to enjoy a family-style Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and then enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas. We will once again come together to share Christmas dinner, followed by a program of word and song. The time is 5:30 p. m.

A sign-up sheet will be on the table outside of Pastor’s office and on the bulletin board. Please indicate how many should be expected.

Open House at the Kaufmans’-Come and celebrate Christmas with us…Once again the Kaufman family would like to invite you and your family to join us for our annual Open House on Sunday, December 31st. The festivities begin after 3 p. m. and continue to the last person leaves…. From our family to yours, a very joyous and blessed Christmas!

Catholic Social Service’s Angel Tree tags are located in the narthex. This is for children with limited resources. Gifts should be no more than $25. Please sign the sheet of paper with the tag number and your name and telephone number next to it. Gifts are due back December 10th. Any questions, please contact Karen Ann Kowalczyk at 459-0501. Thanking you in advance for your help in purchasing these gifts to help some children have a Blessed Christmas morning.

WELCA will meet Dec 13th at noon at Three Guys for our Annual Christmas party. The group is making Christmas Bags for Ruth’s Place if you would like to make a monetary donation. For more information, contact Florence Drum. 570-678-3095.

LIFE LINE SCREENING, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Mountain Top on 12/19/2017. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircleor text the word circle 797979

Bible Study continues every Thursday afternoon at 1 p. m. The conversations are lively and engaging. The group began study on the Book of Acts. Consider joining us some Thursday!

Please remember that the first Sunday of each month has been declared “Food Bank Day” and we ask that members remember those less fortunate by bringing non-perishable food items in order to keep up with the demand for food.

Regularly scheduled weekly meetings-Stress and Anxiety Management meetings are every 2nd and last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm; NA meetings are every Thursday at 6 pm; AA meetings are held every Wednesday and Friday at 7pm and Sundays at 7pm, and Weight Watchers every Wednesday at 6:15pm.

Sick or in the hospital? Would you like a visit from pastor? If you are in the hospital, please let us know. We care about you, and we would like to pray for you. If you would like Pastor to make a visit for any particular reason, please contact Pastor directly or leave a message with the church secretary and Pastor will contact you to schedule a time.

Contact information: Church Office-474-6616; Pastor -Rev. Michele Kaufman 443-0832; and Secretary -Rachael Hughes Email: info@stpaulsmttop.com