New Castle County Covenant Bible Study

Troop 252 Eagle projects

We – Troop 252 & St. Paul’s has had two Eagle Scout projects completed onsite that will be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.

Tucker Green replaced the two rock walkways to the playground with concrete- running 218 hours time donated and $576 in materials that were not donated.  Hunter concrete brought all tools and several men that worked much of the day.

A bit of spare concrete was even wheelbarrowed over to a pot hole in the front parking lot!

 

Connor Rafferty took care of the narthex painting that also allowed light bulbs replaced (using the scaffold) & cleaning of some of the glass windows.  Hours (we know more than 14 people were involved) and cost are not in yet for that project just recently completed.

RSP painting donated supplies/materials, scaffold and got Sherwin Williams to donate the paint!

Unfortunately Only 6 of 10 bulbs by the alter could be replaced with that particular scaffold (too short), they did get the two bulbs I donated for the narthex swapped out.

I’m proud of these Scouts.

Keep in Touch,

Rob

Can you FISH this Summer?

Our FISH (Fellowship In Serving the Hungry) ministry and food distribution to our clients continues through the summer months, and most of our Campus Ministry students will not be available. We greatly appreciate our dedicated St. Paul’s volunteers that come out each month, but we will be losing 5-8 student volunteers during the summer. Can you help make up this difference during the summer?

Thursday evening (Jul 19, Aug 16): assemble food boxes in fellowship hall (6:30-7:30 PM) — great opportunity to provide meaningful service and enjoy fellowship; all ages welcome.

Friday afternoons (Jul 20, Aug 17): Set up and Food Distribution to Clients – (2:00-5:00 PM)

For FISH Fridays, we need volunteers to help with a variety of tasks –

  • Table Managers: Assist clients in their selection of special items for the month; no heavy lifting required.
  • “Cart”ers for Clients: Assist clients with their selections, and help carry food boxes out to their cars (with the aid of a cart). This does require lifting.

If you can spare an hour or two during any of these dates we’d love for you to join us – no prior experience necessary! For more information, contact Nancy Lomax (610-869-4671 or N455LOM@verizon.net)

Dinner Church – Mondays in July

Office Administrator job posting

Help wanted!  We need a new Office Administrator.  Send resume and cover letter to: Pastor Linda Gunderson, 701 S. College Ave, Newark DE 19713.

Bishop Eaton’s Easter Message

 

Click here for a downloadable text of Presiding Bishop Eaton’s message.

St. Paul’s Concert Series

Y-R-S – Year Round Stewardship – Love

The Stewardship Committee is embarking on a program in 2018 that we’re calling “Year-Round Stewardship,” or Y-R-S, for short.

Each month (or pair of months in some cases) we will highlight a different theme and an associated aspect of stewardship in various channels across the congregation.

For example, in February, the Valentine’s Day month, we’re going to focus on “Love” as in “Love Thy Neighbor.”  We’ll showcase local benevolence ministries such as FISH and Code Purple (Church Office 302-368-0064), the Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center (https://www.hilltoplnc.org/), Lutheran Campus Ministry (https://sites.udel.edu/lutheran-campus-ministry/), and Hope Dining Room (https://www.facebook.com/hopediningroom/) to name a few, and ask you, the congregation, to consider lending a hand to something that occurs right here in our community.

Other monthly themes include, but are not limited to, Care of Creation, Education, Volunteering (giving back), and Sharing our Bounty. Over the course of the year, we will see information about these themes in both the monthly and weekly Epistle as well as our weekly Email Blast, and Facebook page.  You may even see/hear a reference in worship!  Ya never know, so keep an eye/ear out.

 

 

Thanksgiving Baskets abound!

THANK YOU(!) for all of your contributions to the Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center Thanksgiving Baskets last Sunday. We contributed 83 turkeys and 49 complete baskets. Combined with other similar donations from area Lutheran Churches, over 300 families in the Hilltop area of Wilmington had a full table this Thanksgiving.  Thank you.

Bishop Gohl blogs for Synod

Each week, Bishop Gohl will be writing for our synod blog.

http://demdblog.weebly.com/

Super Bowl Sunday tallies

“Souper” Bowl Sunday Tally

The big winner of “Souper” Bowl Sunday is the Empowerment Center!  A total of $381.92 was donated through “Souper Bowl” contributions!   The bad news:  There are a lot of disappointed Falcons fans.  The vote was $240.92 for the Falcons, $76 for the Patriots, and $65 for the “I don’t really care who wins” crowd.  Many thanks to everyone who made this fund raiser and service project a huge success!

Sub Sale Spectacular Tally

Thank you very much, muchas gracias, merci, grazie, and danke to all of you for your help in making the sub sale the success that it was this year! We had sales last week totaling $757, which is pretty much 100% profit! We sold 92 subs and donated 4 to the Emmaus House.  Proceeds will go into our Youth Fund for the National Retreat in Houston in 2018.

Top 10 giving plaque

Keith Bart & Pr. Simmons 2
Assistant to the Bishop, the Rev. Gordon Simmons, not only preached at our services, but he presented us, via Stewardship Committee chairman, Keith Bart, with a plaque for our “Top 10” giving to Synod last year!  God is good!!

Proverbs 22:6 Education Fund

St. Paul’s Lutheran has established the  ‘Proverbs 22:6 Education Fund.’  It was born from a congregational member’s small gesture, as they assisted a family within our Extended Care program who needed a helping hand. A simple gift turned into a mission, which now works to serve the families of both St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Church.

More details of this exciting mission can be found at:

http://st-pauls-lutheran-school.squarespace.com/proverbs226/

“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” 

 – Proverbs 22:6

Calling all Quilters

Come out and join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – noon – bring fabric, your sewing machine if you like and a snack to share with your fellow quilters!  Everyone is welcome!  We get together, share food, fellowship and work on what we have – utility quilts for LWR (Lutheran World Relief), and lighter quilts for local agencies/individuals.

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