St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Announces Lenten Schedule

The congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Mountain Top encourages you to join.

Sunday Church School begins at 9:30 am.

Pastor Michele D. Kaufman leads Sunday worship services at St. Paul’s at 8:30 am, and 11:00 am. The Church office (570-474-6616) is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Pastor Kaufman is in the office Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Organist/Director is Christine Katsock.

Matthew 5:3-12 -The Beatitudes

March 12: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

March 19: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

March 26: Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

April 2: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

April 9: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

April 17: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

April 18: TENEBRAE

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Lunch will once again be offered after the 11:00 a. m. services. Services are open to the community. For additional information, please contact the church office at 570-474-6616. The church is located at 316 South Mountain Blvd., in Mountaintop on Rt. 309 (across from Abe’s Hot Dogs).

Life Line Screening-It is that time of year that will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, March 18. Through ultra sound, the screening checks your carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is a leading cause of strokes. Please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners

There will be a Chicken & Waffle Dinner on March 22 from 3:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. (eat in or take out). Costs are Adult $9; Children ages 5-9 $4; and Children under 3 are free. The dinner will include chicken in gravy and waffles, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, beverage and dessert. If you would like to volunteer to help or make dessert please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Weiss at 868-3877.

Pysanky Egg Classes are held Sundays to April 13th 2014. After class on April 13th Palm Sunday is clean up from 2-5 pm. Beginners are welcome! There is a sign up list and a materials list on the table outside Pastor’s office. There is a one-time cost of $6.00 for materials Ginny supplies. Ginny Hildebrand has been decorating Pysanky on and off for 30 years. She knows many ways to destroy an egg and learns new ways each spring. The $6.00 includes your materials and tutoring from Ginny Hildebrand. If you have any questions please call the Church Office.

On Friday and Sunday nights, AA meetings are held at 7pm. On Thursday nights, NA meetings begin at 6 pm. and on Wednesday nights, a Weight Watchers group meets at 6:15pm

Open to the Public: Every Monday at Wright Manor in Mountain Top, a Bible Study is held with Pastor Michelle Kaufmann at 2 pm.

Food Bank is open every Friday of the year, from 9:30am-12 pm.

1st Holy Communion Class Forming. Students who are currently in 2nd grade or older, who have yet to complete 1st Holy Communion classes are asked to contact the Church Office. Classes will be scheduled accordingly, and they will need to complete the classes in order to receive their 1st Holy Communion on April 17, 2014.

Classes are opened to the public for any child who wants to be in that class. If any adults feel that this is their time to make their Communion please feel free to contact Pastor Michelle Kaufman, who will be more then happy to speak to you personally at her Office on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. 570 474-6616.