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1 Shiloh Lutheran Church Newsletter July/August 2010 Wedding Bans Heather Workinger and Jason Smith announce their marriage on Saturday, July 31st. Please hold them in your prayers as God richly blesses their union. At Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church our mission is to carry the TORCH for our Lord Jesus Christ: Teach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Outreach to those in need locally and globally Rejoice in the Lord s blessings Care for our church and community Honor our Lord by our thoughts, words, and actions. Come and join us in our mission to serve and worship our Triune God In this Issue Bible Study Classes.. page 1 Pastor s message.. page 2-3 Health Ministry... page 3 Stewardship.. page 4 Wrap-Up Synod Assembly page 5-6 Reflections on Synod Assembly. page 6 Shiloh Lunch Bunch.... page 7 ELCA Disaster Response.. page Confirmation Class... page 8 Rent-A-Kid..... page 8 New Hope Needs.... page 8 Revolution Baseball. page 8 VBS Registration Form page 9 ELCA thank you page 10 Prevention Health Screenings page 10 Alive, Alive Youth Event. page 10 July/August Birthdays.... page 11 July Servant Schedule. page 12 July Calendar page 13 August Servant Schedule.. page 14 August Calendar.page 15 Mark your calendars for new Bible Study classes. Beginning in the fall - The I am sayings of Christ in the Gospel of John Then in the late Winter early Spring 24 Hours that Changed the World Watch the newsletter for more to come, and we hope to see you there on Wednesday evenings. Page 1 You certainly have a gift for sign messages.

2 From our Pastor 41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Acts 2:37-47 This year the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism for our young confirmands gave me an opportunity to reflect on the completion in July of my fourth year in my call here at Shiloh. I am a person who journals and reflects on conversations, events, and seeks to find God in these places because I believe then I will have a clearer understanding of how God seeks to use me to serve Him here at Shiloh. I can say that I am happy to have become a part of Shiloh s community, and I do dearly love each of you as Christ loves you. And I look forward to beginning my fifth year of call, however, I am keenly aware of the issues and challenges that surround not only us, but the church at large and all congregations from mainline denominations. Like most churches, we have had our share of conflicts among ourselves and with the pastors, we watched long-time members worship at other churches boycotting the pastor on Sunday mornings or leave the congregation altogether. We watched our offerings fluctuate from great to dismal, we have seen how our gifted members have gotten burned out and then watched the committee or ministry they organized and ran disappear. We have seen booms of youth, two worship services, and a high of worshiping 160 members. And now we find ourselves with a top-heavy membership of elderly, ill, and infirmed members who are no longer truly able to do the ministry they did 30 years ago when Pastor Nale was here; they are now in need of our care as they struggle with illnesses, diseases, and transitions in their lives. We have many hospitalizations, rehabs, transition and illness needs of our elderly members and I have a lot of gratitude for those who help me to serve them Karen Deck, our parish nurse and all the home communion teams who visit on an on-going basis and help me to keep an eye on our shut ins, those in rehab, and those in transition. Please know that your need may not be known to me so if you need a visit all you need do is or phone and your need will be addressed. And please remember that because of HIPPA your rehab facility will not release any information you or your family member must let Max, Karen, or myself know where you are if you want to be visited. Top heavy with elderly members and few young families 13 to be exact who lead very busy lives with school age children active in sports and other school activities which leaves them with very little time to serve on committees, let alone lead a committee or sit on council. I m not going to lie to you, this is a tough position for us to be in, and there are no easy answers. I am constantly asked How can we grow? and the answer is simple, Jesus commanded us to GO, BAPTIZE, AND TEACH what he has taught us to make disciples of other people. Jesus taught us to grow the church we are to invite people like the story of Nathaniel and Philip who was invited to Come and see Jesus ; that s how the gospel gets spread and a congregation grows by inviting other people who are neighbors, co-workers, friends, those whom we see in need of a community of faith and the good news of Jesus presence strengthening their lives; honesty, new members aren t going to fall from the sky like manna. Seeking them out and inviting them in is not an easy answer. We are living in a culture that is not 1950, it is after all the 21st century and people have been for many decades turned off by churches arguing over the color of the carpet. On the internet home page for CNN News recently there was posted an article concerning the continuing turning away from organized religion and church membership in our nation. We are battling the idea that community is no longer important, not necessary, and not something that is good, nourishing, and sustaining. These folks also don t see the need for the cross of Jesus Christ to give salvation, or the joy of the gift of Jesus resurrection they prefer to create their own beliefs from a variety of faith and spiritual practices. As I read the excerpt from the Acts of the Apostles about how the church lived after the Holy Spirit of Pentecost came upon them as they heard Peter s preaching, repented, were baptized and grew into a community of faith, I am saddened to read that people only want to believe what they want, it reminds me of the Tower of Babel, fashioning faith into what I want to believe and God into who I want Him to be. These people need our witness that among the sinfulness of fighting over the color of the carpet, we are a people who love the church, love each other, love the Lord and love the gospel that is the good news of our salvation. We need to tell people that we do indeed care deeply for the plight of others, that we pray daily, sacrifice our summer vacations to build homes in Haiti, give food, time, money, all we have in order to build up the lives of others who are not as blessed as we are with the abundance God blesses our lives with daily. Page 2

3 The Barna Group who does studies on churches suggests that the most successful congregations across any mainline denomination grow because they recognize new members have to be integrated into a community not made to feel they are incidental to the already established cliques and groups, or are only here because we need money to pay the bills, and certainly not be made to feel they are just a warm body to sit on this or that committee because we are desperate to get people to fill the open positions of those faithful who we have burned out by our burdening them with responsibilities. Once we invite people in to worship with us, if we want to keep them coming back, get excited, and want to join our community of faith then we need to develop the ministries that feed the needs in their lives (because honestly we become too inwardly focused and forget to develop ministries that serve others needs not just what we need), and train sponsors to walk with people as they get to know our family; as well as build small groups which help this process along. What about a men s or women s group? What about a book club group? What about a young parents group? Often in discussions on council people will say we used to that here. What we did then that built our congregation, we need to do again the basics of care for the community and the ministry of the body of Christ. Can we see ourselves committing to re-building those ministries that we used to do here at Shiloh for ourselves when we were young families to serve new members? Only current members can build these ministries, staff them, and participate in them. We know from basic science classes that like forces attract and if we want to attract families then our families need to be the ones to show off the great and gifted people of Shiloh and the ministry we have to offer them. The council and I will be joining together in a discernment process seeking God s guidance on the future that God wills for us given our size, demographic and economic situations. I would ask your prayers for us, and to be open to how the Spirit of God is leading us; also when asked please serve where your gifts and time are needed. God has a plan for Shiloh, after all He created us, sustained us over more than a century, and continues to be present with us; as the saying goes, He isn t finished with me yet. In Christ s love, Pastor Kathy Health Ministry Team July/August This month I chose to address the subject of Depression in the Elderly since it seems some members of our congregational family may be experiencing issues that can lead to loneliness and depression. Next month there will be more info regarding factors that contribute to depression with articles on symptoms and treatment to follow. As many seniors will tell you, growing old is not easy, mostly because aging is accompanied by progressive losses. These include the death of a spouse or close friends, chronic pain and illness, hearing loss, difficulty with mobility, memory loss, giving up driving, ending of cherished routines, and leaving a familiar home. Compounding losses often bring about a sense of dependency, loneliness, and sadness. While time seems to pass quickly when we are younger, life begins to slow down as we age. Many older adults have few ways to fill their time, and the pains and losses of aging begin to consumer their thoughts. This can be the trigger to an illness called depression, a medical condition that is often ignored or misdiagnosed. Many older individuals will not admit to signs and symptoms of depression for fear of being seen as weak or crazy. However, if a congregation member of any age complains about feeling lousy, has no interest in the little things of life, has trouble sleeping or sleeps all the time, or has changes in appetite, depression is a definite possibility. Once detected, depression can usually be reversed through medical treatment and the support of social services, family, and friends. Undetected, it may lead complications, especially for those who refuse to acknowledge the symptoms and have limited access to social outlets. Depressed moods, sadness and feelings of grief are normal reactions for elders due to the many losses experienced by those growing older. But when this depressed mood persists, and the pleasure of daily life is lost, it is important that the person talk to a mental health professional or physician to determine whether depression is the cause. Many of us do not know that depression is the most commonly diagnosed emotional problem. It affects one in 10 individuals each year. Almost one-fifth of all American will suffer from major depression at some point in life. Elderly persons are particularly affected by depression. Late-life depression affects about 6 million Americans age 65 and older, but only 10 percent receive treatment. The incidence of depression is thought to escalate to 50 percent or more in seniors facing major diseases such as Parkinson s or Alzheimer s. Older adults with depression are more likely to commit suicide than are younger people with depression. Individuals age 65 and older account for 19 percent of all deaths by suicide, with suicide rates in people ages 80 to 84 more than twice that of the general population. Elderly white men are at greatest risk, with depression being the single most significant risk factor for suicide in this population. Older patients with significant symptoms of depression have roughly 50% higher healthcare costs than non-depressed seniors. If you or someone you know feels that they are suffering from depression, they should contact their health professional. Karen & Committee Page 3

4 STEWARDSHIP and EVANGELISM On May 22, Bob Deck and Carl & Patti Flandermyer attended the Companion Gathering s Virtual Tour of the Konde Diocese at Camp Kirchenwald. The tour included visits to a Tanzanian medical center, a typical Konde kitchen, a school, and a worship service. Upon return to the starting point, the group was treated to a typical Konde meal while being entertained by BUMBADA, a women s African drumming group led by Tammi Hesson. The school was hosted by Karen Poe and Fred Hait who recently returned from Tanzania after spending three months teaching at Mbeya Lutheran Teachers College. Karen taught a brief math lesson using Swahili numbers and Fred spoke about his experiences in his English Communication class. You will remember Karen and Fred sharing their experiences with Shiloh at our African Dinner last winter. Karen Poe & Fred Hait in The School At the kitchen center, there was a demonstration on grinding corn into a meal which is then used in making Ugali, a main staple in the daily Konde diet. The difficulties in obtaining water were also explained. Grinding corn for Ugali At the Kirchenwald infirmary, the Itete Hospital was simulated. The lack of equipment and supplies they regularly experience was discussed. Medical personnel at the Hospital are well-educated and current in medical knowledge but the care they provide is limited by the equipment and technology available to them. April Trout explaining medical treatment The Worship Center was hosted by Pastors Judy McKee and Sally Gaussman. They talked about the liturgy, the large number of people who attend and how far they walk to church, the length of the services, the choirs, and the Jake Maser serving a typical meal buildings themselves simple décor made colorful with draping of cloths; the offering one brings what one has if not money, then grain, eggs or a chicken, or firewood or sugarcane, or handmade items like mats or baskets, and then those gifts are auctioned at the end of the service. Our thanks to the Konde Diocese Committee for hosting us and other members of local congregations so that we may learn more about our Companion congregations and the way they live and worship in Tanzania. STEWARDSHIP & EVANGELISM COMMITTEE Pastor Judy McKee at the Worship Center Page 4

5 WRAP-UP OF 23rd Annual Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) June 10,11,12, 2010 Over 800 area Lutherans on the campus of Messiah College for the Annual Assembly. Max & Margaret King represented Shiloh as voting Lay Members and joined Pastor Kathy for the assembly. Registration and orientation sessions began on Thursday. After dinner everyone gathered at Grantham Brethren in Christ Church; for a service of Word and Sacrament. Presiding minister was Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA. During the service Ellen Doughty, a member of St. Paul (Springettsbury Ave.) York, was consecrated as a diaconal minister. Ellen has been called to serve ;as a chaplain at Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg. The assembly began at 8 a.m. on Friday June 11, 2010 with 680 in attendance. There were 603 voting members (254 ordained and 349 lay) and 77 visitors present. The Rev. B. Penrose Hoover, Bishop of the synod, opened the assembly with an order of hymn and prayer. Welcomed to the assembly is The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who is serving as the ELCA representative to the assembly. Following the opening time of prayer, the assembly adopted its rules of procedure and agenda. The assembly nominating committee presented the slate of candidates for election to various offices. Presiding Bishop Hanson then presented the keynote address of the assembly on the theme of "God's Work. Our Hands." He supported and challenged the assembly to reflect upon the mission and identity of ELCA Lutherans in the cross of Christ. "The cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ is at the center of our identity and is where our mission is defined," Rev. Mark S. Hanson Bishop Hanson said. As he acknowledged the various struggles the church has before it today, he encouraged the assembly to be renewed for the mission fields in the synod and around the world. To underscore the mission and ministry occurring in the synod, a series of video "ministry minutes" were shown to the assembly. These ministry minutes highlights the local and global mission work of congregations. In the spirit of mission to the world, the synod's World Hunger committee had asked voting members to contribute pennies for Haiti earthquake relief. Not just pennies but other coins and numerous pieces of paper money were contributed. The total raised was $2, The assembly held the first and second ballots for elections to synod council, a position on the board of directors of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg as well as a position on the board of directors of Susquehanna University, and for voting members to the 2011 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Memorials & Resolutions- In the afternoon the assembly rejected one memorial and referred two resolutions to the Synod Council for study. Defeated, by a vote of 311 to 190, was a proposed memorial which would have asked the 2011 ELCA Churchwide Assembly to rescind its actions of 2009 regarding the implementation of ministry polices to permit people in publicly accountable, life long, monogamous, same-gender relationships to serve as rostered leaders in the ELCA. Referred to the Synod Council for study and report to a future synod assembly was a resolution regarding the issuing of calls to rostered leaders who could serve in their call below the minimum salary guidelines set by the synod assembly. The vote to refer this resolution was 267 to 214. Also referred to the Synod Council was a resolution to study the funding of conference ministries in the Lower Susquehanna Synod. The vote to refer was adopted by voice vote. Friday evening voting members and visitors attended one of eleven forums dealing with various topics of mission and ministry. Another option during the forums period, was a question and answer session in Hitchcock Arena presided over by Bishop Mark Hanson. Following the forums all gathered in Hostetter Chapel at Messiah College for a worship service of Evening Prayer with Remembrance of the Faithfully Departed. Rostered leaders who have died since the 2009 synod assembly were remembered at this service. On Saturday voting members and visitors began the day with a service of Word and Sacrament, which included the installation of newly elected conference secretaries. The Rev. B. Penrose Hoover, Bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod served as presiding minister and the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was the preacher. Installed as conference secretaries were: the Rev. Robert Blezard, Gettysburg Conference; the Rev. Carol Bowman, West Cumberland Conference; the Rev. Jeffrey Compton, Harrisburg Conference; the Rev. Sandra Gideon, North Lancaster Conference; the Rev. Robert Hoover, York Conference; the Rev. Abigail Leese, North York Conference; the Rev. Mary Margaret Ruth, Lancaster Conference; and the Rev. David Schreffler, Perry Conference. Elections The Committee on Elections made a report on voting done by the assembly. Elected to positions on the Synod Council are: The Rev. Kurt Page 5

6 Strause, The Rev. Elizabeth Polanzke, Holly Freas-Webster, Chelle Huth - Associate in Ministry, Robert Getz and Molly Crouser. Elected to a term on the board of directors of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg is Joseph Ricci. Elected to a term on the board of directors of Susquehanna University is The Rev. Shawn Berkebile. Elected as at-large voting members to the 2011 Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA are: The Rev. Mark Kopp, The Rev. Beth Schlegel, The Rev. Virginia Cover, The Rev. Naomi Sease-Carriker, S. Christine Mummert, Nancy Martin, Bruce Seagrist, Alexis Witt and David Kingsborough. Bible Study Presiding Bishop Hanson provided the assembly with a Bible study based upon Acts 3:1-16 encouraging the assembly to be revived for bold witness for the full proclamation of the gospel. Ministry Minute Another series of DVD "Ministry Minutes" were shown to the assembly. These videos highlight the local and international mission and witness of congregations and individuals in the synod. These videos will be posted to the video section of the synod web site in the near future. Reports The officers of the synod presented their reports. Treasurer Bruce Seagrist announced that the synod council has acted to allocate funds acquired as the result of restitution and insurance proceeds from the 2008 case of embezzlement against the synod. The allocation will be divide among these areas: $50,000 to the Konde Diocese in Tanzania, $50,000 to support synod sponsored missionary Richard Sarker who serves in south Asia, $50,000 to support the synod's emerging Sudanese ministry with scholarships, $25,000 for the medical ministry at Christ Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, $590,000 to be placed into the synod endowment fund, and $404,000 to the synod operating fund. Assembly Offering An offering totaling $5, was received which will be equally divided between scholarships for the Manow Junior Lutheran Secondary School in the Konde Diocese and Marie-Claire Charles a college student from Haiti, currently studying at the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, who is being sponsored by the youth, young adult and family ministries of the synod. Resolution The assembly adopted, by voice vote, a recommendation from the Reference and Counsel Committee to refer a resolution to the Synod Council asking the council to create a task force to study the procedures for the election of the synod bishop. The task force will be charged with making a report to the 2011 assembly. The next election of a synod bishop will be in Assembly Guests Several guests were introduced to the voting members. They included Del Akech Del, his wife Sarah and daughter Naomi. Del will be entering Gettysburg Seminary this fall and is the leader of the Lutheran Sudanese worshipping community in Harrisburg and Lancaster. Also greeted were Pastors Bob and JMe Lowden, ELCA missionaries serving in Tanzania. Introduced to the assembly was Sharon Kaya who has been called to the position of Latino Evangelist for the Gettysburg Conference. The position is being supported by the congregations of the conference as well as the synod. Closing of the Assembly Bishop declared the assembly closed following a time of hymn and prayer at which the newly elected members of the Synod Council were installed. Reflections of the 23rd Annual Synod Assembly at Messiah College on June 10, 11, and 12, 2010 With the theme of God s work, our hands our attendance at the Annual Synod Assembly was truly an enriching experience. The Assembly was a well organized, fast-moving event. It was interesting to put a face and personality to Bishops P. Penrose Hoover and Mark S. Hanson. Bishop Hoover kept ELCA Lutherans on a schedule that was surprisingly ahead of schedule most of Friday. Presiding Bishop Hanson s dynamic keynote address and bible studies challenged us to reflect on our ELCA Lutheran mission and our overall identity with the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He explained how we are a declining, aging, white church which must change, starting with our own church, and reaching out to our own community. We have the freedom to make this positive change happen at Shiloh Lutheran and in the ELCA. To encourage the ELCA mission and ministry, a series of ministry minutes were shown which showed us work done by various local congregations and global missions. They were truly heartwarming; and informative. The details on elections and various reports can be found on pages 5 and 6. We would encourage you to consider being a lay voting synod representative next year, you would be so enriched by the experience. Page 6 Max and Margaret King

7 How long O Lord? Chapter One I walk down the street, there is a deep hole in the sidewalk, I fall in. I am lost...i am helpless. It isn t my fault. It takes forever to get out of the hole. Chapter Two I walk down the street, there is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don t see it, I fall in again. I can t believe I am in the same place. But it isn t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out. Chapter Three I walk down the street, there is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in...it s a habit...but my eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately. Chapter Four I walk down the same street, there is a deep hole in the side walk, I walk around it. Chapter Five I walk down another street. Source: Anonymous Lunch Bunch The Shiloh Bunch For Lunch is having their regular monthly lunch day meeting on Wednesday, July 21th, at Conewago Inn in Manchester; and on Wednesday August 18th at Higgins Family Seafood in Seven Valleys. Car pooling will leave the Church at 11:15. PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH WHEN: A member of your family is admitted to or discharged from the hospital (or other health care facility) as it can take up to 2 days before we are notified from the York Hospital pastoral care office, and we receive no notification from other health care facilities. Your committee or group changes its meeting date or time You are moving Your telephone number or address is changed A new baby arrives A death occurs (prior to the funeral home please) You need assistance from our parish nurse You desire a pastoral visit or wish to receive Holy Communion at home You feel the church can assist you in any way ELCA DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE: HAITI and CHILE EARTHQUAKE Weeks have passed since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Our community-based partners provided: Two water purification systems to bring clean water to 25,000 people. Emergency food and medical supplies to thousands. Blankets and tents to shelter 10,000 people who are homeless. Initial support to refugees and Haitian Americans who are entering or returning to the United States. Your generosity makes this life-saving work possible. We need your help to provide care to our brothers and sisters in Chile. Your regular Sunday offerings, mission-support dollars and gifts to ELCA Vision for Mission make it possible for 100 percent of your gifts designated for Haiti Earthquake Relief or Chile Earthquake Relief to be used entirely for this response effort. Please give today and support these devastated countries. Yes, I want to help! ELCA Disaster Response: Haiti Earthquake Relief $ ELCA Disaster Response: Chile Earthquake Relief $ Name: Address: City State ZIP Code: Address: Give through your congregation or send your check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, Treasury Center, Chicago, IL write Haiti Earthquake Relief on your check s memo line. To give with acredit card, visit haitiearthquake or call Planning an event for the Parish Hall? Make sure it s on the calendar! We have a yearly planning calendar on the wall in the office on which we keep track of the use of the Parish Hall. As soon as you know when you want to schedule your event, check the calendar to make sure it does not conflict with another event, and write it in to reserve your date! Please give us 2 weeks notice if at all possible. And yes, the office is unlocked on Sundays. Or, call it in ( ) office open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Or it to And remember that the deadline for the newsletter for each month is the 15th of the previous month. To make things run smoothly, think ahead way ahead! Page 7

8 2010 SHILOH LUTHERAN CHURCH CONFIRMATION CLASS On Sunday June 6, 2010 instructors, Pastor Kathy Swords and Janet Smith, presented the 2010 Class for Confirmation. Those being confirmed on this special day were: Allie Hasenfuss Michael Hershey Caroline Kaschak Megan Repman Zach Workman Zoey Workman The Dover Center The Dover Food Bank has a special need for the following items: pancake syrup, canned milk, tomato sauce, and Spaghetti O's. New Hope Ministries needs all toiletries items. See the bulletin board in the narthex for specific items. We also have Bruster's coupon books for sale. If you can't use a whole book, you can purchase individual coupons. If you have queen or twin bed mattresses and box springs, electric washer and dryer, dresser and nightstand you no longer need, we have clients in need of them. Contact the Dover Center at Hershey Park Fund Raiser: If you volunteer time at Hershey park in the game department, they will donate money to New Hope for your volunteer hours and you will receive a free ticket to Hershey Park with every four hours worked. If interested, call Joanne Fortney at Revolution Baseball The 74 Lutheran Cluster is going to another Revolution Baseball Games this summer. The game is with the Lancaster Barnstormers: Friday, July 23 at 7:00 pm - Deadline to order- July 11th Cost of the tickets is $7.00 each, babes in arms are free. Signup sheets are in Narthex. Page 8

9 PLEASE FILL OUT THIS REGISTRATION FORM FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AND TURN INTO THE CHURCH OFFICE. THANK YOU. Page 9

10 Do you have unexplained weight changes, fatigue, depression or anxiety? 1 out of 13 Americans has a thyroid disorder. If your answer is yes you may want to be screened for thyroid disease. Prevention Health Screenings uses ultrasound technology to scan the thyroid for general abnormalities. Ultrasound can find many things that may not be detected by a blood test. It doesn t take much time and it doesn t hurt. The screenings will take place Tuesday, July 20 th at Shiloh Lutheran Church Parish Hall. Register for a complete wellness package featuring screenings for vascular, heart, and lung disease, among others. Take control of your health! Call today to register or visit for more information. The cost to attend Alive! Alive! is $119. If you are interested, please see Kristin for the registration forms. A $50 deposit is due with registration. Checks can be made payable to Lower Susquehanna Synod. Page 10

11 July Birthdays 7/1 Noah Gerberick 7/1 Dottie Lindt 7/2 Lamar Lehman 7/5 Marlene Nelson 7/6 Wayne Gerberick 7/14 Kelly Harrold 7/15 Ray Shoemaker 7/16 Larry Shoff 7/19 Sierra Altland 7/19 Martha Meckley 7/20 Carrie Schmoyer 7/21 Bart Parr 7/24 Barb Irwin 7/24 Casey Schneider 7/26 Barbara Linsey 7/29 Linda Holtzapple 7/30 Martin Hasenfuss 7/31 Charles Koble 7/31 Pam Singley August Birthdays 8/2 Margaret King 8/2 Heather Workinger 8/6 Zachary Workman 8/12 Jinni Shoemaker 8/13 Kyle Holtzapple 8/16 Emma (Pat) Fulir 8/19 Nancy Burger 8/20 Rebecca Holtzapple 8/22 Darlene Krone 8/24 Kathy Long 8/26 Marge Carlson 8/28 Paul Schrum Happy Birthday! 2010 Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania Events July 12 July July August 8-14 September 8 11th Annual Golf Tournament at Range End, Dillsburg Elder Camp at Nawakwa Family Camp I at Nawakwa Family Camp II at Nawakwa FourFold Retreat at Nawakwa Page 11

12 July Servant Schedule Altar Guild July Mary Jane Lynch & Pat Fulir Lay Worship Assistants 7/4 Kristin Bookhamer 7/11 Erin Lehman 7/18 Kathy Hershey 7/25 Carl Nelson Cantors 7/4 Kristen Bookhamer 7/11 Erin Lehman 7/18 Kathy Hershey 7/25 Nancy Donley Deacons 7/4 Dave & Kathy Long 7/11 Ray & Trudy Holtzapple 7/18 Ethel Gerberick & Erma Raver 7/25 Terri Stetler & Diana Boyer Lectors 7/4 Diana Boyer 7/11 Eileen Hertzog 7/18 Marlene Nelson 7/25 Ray Shoemaker Ushers 7/4 Scott & Lou Ann Lehman Pauline Leppo & Mary Ehrhart 7/11 Carl Flandermyer & Leon Sharp Ethel Gerberick & Diana Boyer 7/18 George & Mary Hoffmaster Janet Smith & Loretta Nogle 7/25 Quay & Maryann Gross John Lesher & Myra Cooper Acolytes/ Gospel Holders* 7/4 Paige Gross 7/11 Holly Parr 7/18 Megan Repman 7/25 Zoey Workman 7/4 none 7/11 none 7/18 none 7/25 none 7/4 none 7/11 none 7/18 none 7/25 none Crucifers Torchbearers Nursery 7/4 Cathy Melbert 7/11 Beth & Holly Parr 7/18 Kelly Harrold 7/25 Kristen Bookhamer Counters 7/4 Cathy Melbert & Neil Anders 7/11 Ray Shoemaker & Scott Lehman 7/18 Carl & Patti Flandermyer 7/25 Mark Harold & Kevin Reynolds 2010 Scheduling Coordinators Ushers Doris Frank Deacons Michelle Reynolds Counters Lectors Casey Schneider Altar Guild Erma Raver Nursery Judy Holtzapple SLNS story Nancy Donley Flowers Fred & Pat Robertson Bulletins Church Office Lay Worship/Cantors -Beth Parr Acolytes, Torchbearers, and Crucifers - Lou Ann Lehman Flower Sponsors 7/4 Hal & Nancy Donley Hal & Nancy Donley 7/11 Pastor Kathy Swords Quay & Maryann Gross 7/18 Louise Sparrow Diana Boyer 7/25 Marvin & Ruth Gladfelter Loretta Nogle 7/4 Available 7/11 Available 7/18 Available 7/25 Available Music Sponsors Congregation Council Bulletin Sponsors 7/4 Available 7/11 Quay & Maryann Gross 7/18 Terri Stetler 7/25 Available OFFICE/ COMMITTEE NAME PHONE President Dave Long Vice President Janet Smith Secretary/ SLNS Missi Workman Treasurer Bob Deck Property Paul Irwin Council Members Cass Parzchowski Margaret King Terri Stetler Bea Ruth Bob Workinger Page 12

13 JULY 2010 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Pastor Kathy at gym each morning M-F prior to office time; Sabbath day is Saturday Pentecost 6 5 Pastor Kathy covering for Prs. Gausmann through July Prayer Group 6 pm Pentecost 7 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL THROUGH JUNE 15TH Worship planning retreat with choirs 18 Pentecost Lunch Bunch to Conewago Inn, meet Church; Prayer Group 6 pm Pentecost 9 26 No council meeting Prayer Group 6 pm Rehearsal 31 Wedding of Heather Workinger and Jason Smith Page 13

14 August Servant Schedule Altar Guild August Janet Smith & Barb Pennington Lay Worship Assistants 8/1 Bob Deck 8/8 Erin Lehman 8/15 Kathy Hershey 8/22 Amy Nelson Kaschak 8/29 Dave Long Cantors 8/1 Bob Deck 8/8 Erin Lehman 8/15 Kathy Hershey 8/22 Cindy Repman 8/29 Dave Long Deacons 8/1 Michelle & Erin Reynolds 8/8 Neal Shoemaker & Sharon Altland 8/15 Scott & Lou Ann Lehman 8/22 Bob & Karen Deck 8/29 Neal & Kristi Anders Lectors 8/1 Gloria Shoemaker 8/8 Terri Stetler 8/15 Carl Flandermyer 8/22 Carl Nelson 8/29 Amy Nelson Kaschak Ushers 8/1 Wayne & Travis Browning Mary Jane Lynch & Pat Fulir 8/8 Wayne & Linda Gerberick Lewis & Brandon Krone 8/15 Ray & Gloria Shoemaker Sierra & Jillian Altland 8/22 Ed & Missi Workman Neil & Kristi Anders 8/29 Max & Margaret King Mike & Eileen Hertzog Acolytes/ Gospel Holders* 8/1 Ray Shoemaker 8/8 Lyndee Anders 8/15 Haylee Anders 8/22 Noah Gerberick 8/29 Rachel Gerberick 8/1 none 8/8 none 8/15 none 8/22 none 8/29 none 8/1 none 8/8 none 8/15 none 8/22 none 8/29 none Crucifers Torchbearers Nursery 8/1 Linda & Rachel Gerberick 8/8 Doris Frank & Rachel Gerberick 8/15 Kelly Harrold 8/22 Carl & Patti Flandermyer 8/29 Beth & Holly Parr Counters 8/1 Cathy Melbert & Neil Anders 8/8 Ray Shoemaker & Scott Lehman 8/15 Carl & Patti Flandermyer 8/22 Mark Harold & Kevin Reynolds 8/29 Ray Shoemaker & Scott Lehman 2010 Scheduling Coordinators Ushers Doris Frank Deacons Michelle Reynolds Counters Lectors Casey Schneider Altar Guild Erma Raver Nursery Judy Holtzapple SLNS story Nancy Donley Flowers Fred & Pat Robertson Bulletins Church Office Lay Worship/Cantors -Beth Parr Acolytes, Torchbearers, and Crucifers - Lou Ann Lehman Flower Sponsors 8/1 Carolyn Givens Available 8/8 Barbara & Gordon Pennington Marge & Bill Carlson 8/15 Available Tim Holtzapple 8/22 George & Diana Boyer Quay & Maryann Gross 8/29 Available Doris Frank Music Sponsors 8/1 Available 8/8 Available 8/15 Eileen Hertzog 8/22 Available 8/29 Available Page 14 Congregation Council Bulletin Sponsors 8/1 Available 8/8 Available 8/15 Judy Holtzapple 8/22 Available 8/29 Available OFFICE/ COMMITTEE NAME PHONE President Dave Long Vice President Janet Smith Secretary/ SLNS Missi Workman Treasurer Bob Deck Property Paul Irwin Council Members Cass Parzchowski Margaret King Terri Stetler Bea Ruth Bob Workinger

15 AUGUST 2010 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 Pentecost SLNS Orientation 4 SLNS Orientation 5 6 Confirmation Class Retreat overnight with Pastor Kathy 7 8 Pentecost Prayer Group 6 pm. 15 Festival Mary, mother of our Lord SLNS Board Mtg 6 pm. Prayer Group 6 pm. 22 Pentecost Council 7 pm. Prayer Group 6 pm 29 Pentecost Pastor on vacation through September 12th 31 Pastor Kathy at gym each morning M-F prior to the office; Sabbath day is Saturday Page 15

16 Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church Non-Profit Organization 2201 Church Road York, PA York, PA U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 328 Change Service Requested Staff at Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church The Reverend Kathy A. Swords, Pastor Max King, Administrative Assistant Kathy Hershey, Director of Music Beth Parr, Youth Choir Director George Boyer, Organist Karen Deck, Parish Nurse Kristin Bookhamer, Youth Vickie Stough, Indoor Sexton Dave Long, Outdoor Sexton Lou Ann Lehman, Parish Hall Sexton Michele Sarver, Nursery School Director Regular Sunday Services: Year round: Holy Communion 9:00 AM (handicap accessible and nursery care provided) September through May: Fellowship immediately following worship in the lower level of the Christian education building Sunday school for all generations beginning at 10:30 a.m. Shiloh Lutheran Nursery School Director: Michele Sarver Teachers and Aides: Joyce Caplinger Wendy Wright Sharon Allen Kim Miller Linda Caudill Joy Lang Julie Hein Jaime Knox Bev Eversole Beth Conway Cathy McCracken Kristi Gaines Julie Hennon Page 16 Shiloh Lutheran Nursery School Board Parents: Shiloh members: Jill Euclide Mary Jane Lynch Robin Bowlsbey Missi Workman Dori Schneider Pastor Swords Michele Sarver, Director

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