Needs: cold cereal, potatoes (dry or canned), mac ‘n cheese, tuna or hamburger helpers, cookies, canned items including: tuna, fruit, soups, and canned meat
Apostles Assistance Fund
Needs: laundry detergent, women’s deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes
During the first three Sundays of each month, you have the opportunity to buy grocery cards in the office after service. You can buy cards for the following month and pick up the ones you ordered last month. Remember, the discount we earn from purchasing cards in bulk from Giant, Stauffers, and Weis provide food for the Saturday Breakfast downtown once a month. Helping others is easy, as well as a wonderful thing!
Photo Directories are Here!
If you had a photo taken for our new directory, please pick up your copy on the table outside of the church office. Any member who feels they will use our mobile directory instead of the hard copy book can donate their copy to be used by others by placing it in the bin on the table. We thank you for your cooperation with this process.
Our new Wishing Well ministry will be collecting PJs for children who are undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals. This collection, called Conner’s Comfy PJs, is done in memory of Conner Holland, a five-year-old boy, who lived in Lititz and expressed his wish to his parents that every child who had to go through cancer treatment would have comfy pajamas to wear in the hospital. We will be collecting NEW children’s pajamas for sizes 3T to 18 through May. Thank you for all of your generous support of our outreach ministries in the Wishing Well! If you have any questions, please contact Jane McCartney at (717) 392-4844.
SOUPer Bowl Sunday
Everyone is invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for a Super Bowl viewing party for all ages from 4-7 pm. Come to enjoy the game, snacks, and fellowship!
Parish Life will be hosting an acrylic painting event on Sunday, February 25 from 2-4 pm in rooms 308-310. The cost is $25 per person; all supplies are provided. If you are interested in attending, please make your check out to Church of the Apostles and bring it to the church office by Friday, February 9. If you have any questions, please contact Clara Kosmela at (717) 569-9960.
The 2018 COA Choir Retreat will be held on Saturday, February 10 at the McKonly homestead from 9:00 am to noon. There will be fun, fellowship, and food! Please bring a friend! We can always use more voices in the choir, so please consider joining us at the retreat if you or someone you know is interested. For directions, or if you have any questions, please see Nathan Sheffer or Cindy Kahler. There is a sign-up list in the choir room.
Lenten Bible Study
Beginning on Wednesday, February 14, Rev. Kuhn will be leading a Bible Study using Matt Rawle’s book, What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus. We will delve into the background scriptures Rawle draws from and discuss our own conclusions based on his premises and our knowledge and experiences. The group will meet in room 304 from 6-6:45 pm through March 21. Pizza will available during the meeting. Please RSVP to the church office at (717) 392-5718 or Rev. Kuhn, so that the appropriate amount of pizza can be purchased.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship
Lenten services, including prayer, scripture, and Holy Communion, will begin on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Services will continue each Wednesday from February 21 through March 21 from 7-7:45 pm in the Parlor. This is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, share joys and concerns, and hold one another up in prayer. Please feel invited to use this as part of your Lenten discipline to draw closer to God.
Did you get a gift that you don’t like or would never use? If so, consider donating it to this year’s COA Garage Sale. If you haven’t started yet, it’s time to select a spot in your home where you can start putting items you want to donate to the Garage Sale. This year’s sale will be held after Easter on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th. Please plan to donate your items from Monday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 5th. Help with preparation (unpacking, sorting, pricing, displaying) is also needed. We are also looking for cashiers for the two days of the sale. We need help from everyone! Please contact Clara Kosmela at (717) 569-9960 to volunteer. Thank you in advance for your help.