October 11-12, 2014

October 11-12, 2014
St. Francis Sharing & Caring food items for the
month of October-cereal, oatmeal & canned
vegetables. Donations may be placed in the
basket in the narthex.
Office Hours
9 AM-3 PM
Hospital visitors this week are
Wayne & Carol Kauffman (10/16).
Attendance for 5:30 PM -20; 8 AM- 59 & 10:30
AM-92 for a total of 171. Sunday school
attendance was 22. Offering included the
$3,909.00; Unified (Local Only) $110.00; Sunday
School $25.00; Endowment Fund $100.00;
Renovation $135.00; Food Pantry $40.00;
Overtime $245.00; Mission Support $10.00;
Blanket Sunday $541.00.
Altar flowers today are given to the Glory of
God in honor of Sanford & Jean
Gindlesperger 63rd Anniversary.
Part one of the St. David’s
annual meetings will be held on Sunday,
November 2, 2014 between services. The
purpose of part one shall be to present the
nominees for Congregational Council to the
congregation and to allow for additional floor
nominations. Additionally the proposed
annual budget will be presented and
Part two of the St. David’s annual meeting will
be held on Saturday, November 8 & Sunday,
November 9, 2014. The purpose of part two
shall be to elect members to the Congregation
budget. Voting will take place after each
Laps of Light Benefit Walk
For Camp PARC
Sunday, October 12th
Doors open at 3:30pm
Jennerstown Speedway
First Lutheran Church
Singles Ministry
The singles gathering for the month of
October will take place on Friday,
October 17th at 5:30 PM at Hoss’s (in
Richland), Theatre Drive, Johnstown. To
make a reservation please call Jean
Walker at 536-8135. Come and enjoy an
evening of fellowship!
The youth will be making
apple dumplings on Saturday, October
25th, starting at 8 AM. Please plan to
attend and join in the fun. Volunteers are
needed; please see Pastor Greg or Sis
Barabas. Apple dumpling will then be for
sale following worship on Saturday &
St. David’s Council Members
Melanie Byer - Gail Berkebile -Patty Rullo
Marvin Gindlesperger-Steve Lindberg
Angela McKool-Craig Sprock
Michael Grose-Doug Shrader
Ron Tessari-Sarah Worst
Invitation to moms and dads: We had
a fantastic group of parents that met
September 14th and were introduced to the
books "Bringing up Girls" and "Bringing up
Boys" by Dr. James Dobson. We briefly
discussed concerns with raising kids today
and the importance of our life work as
parents to provide a strong, stable, faithful
family life and community. Next time we
will review the specific differences between
girls and boys and why they act and react
certain ways. All are welcome - please join
us because we have only just begun! We
will be meeting every 2nd Sunday of the
month during Sunday School --next one is
October 12th at 9:15am!
See you
there! Contact Beth Hunsberger or Erin
Sotosky with any questions.
Copies of the Council Minutes can be picked
up from the bulletin board across from church
St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Staff Members & Emails
The Rev. N. Gregory Van Dyke, Pastor
[email protected]
Michael Busija, Minister of Music
[email protected]
Brian Byer, Financial Secretary
[email protected]
Jessica Brewer, Office Secretary
[email protected]
Don Eppley, Custodian
Adopt a Soldier
The second Sunday of each month St. David’s will be
accepting donations for the Somerset County Military
Family Support Group. A list of items can be picked up in
the narthex, or monetary donation can be made and items
will be purchased. Please make checks payable to
Somerset Military Family Support Group.
The Red Cross bloodmobile will
be held on Monday, October 13th, from
12-6:00 PM at St. David’s Lutheran
Church in the fellowship.hall.
community outreach program which
provides a safe, fun, and food filled
environment to students 7th thru 12th grade
in the church fellowship hall from 9pm to
11pm after every Conemaugh Township
home senior football game (October 17).
The program is going on its 7th year and
has grown every year with last year’s
average student count topping 180 kids
per game. WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you
want to VOLUNTEER, see the sign- up
sheets or report to the fellowship hall at
8pm on Friday night senior home games.
This year we are going to change things
up, we are asking for monetary donations
so we can purchase the appropriate
amount of supplies to reduce waste. We
also need you to PRAY for us to positively
impact the students in our care during
each game. GOD is calling you, what’s
your answer?
We Need Your Help!
When someone goes to the hospital or is in
need of pastoral care, please don’t
assume that the Pastor or church office
automatically know about it. In many
situations our local hospitals do not call us
to inform us of a person from St. David’s
Lutheran being hospitalized. In a similar
way, if you read something of concern in
the newspaper (the death of a relative of
a member) call us 479-4110. We rather
hear about it too many times than not at
Just for the fun of it and to share our Unity
in Christ Jesus!
Resurrection Parish Ladies
Auxiliary will be sponsoring a Basket Party
on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Christ
the Savior Reception Hall, 307 Garfield
Street. The doors will open at 12:30 PM
the cost is $10.00 which will include lunch,
25 changes and eligibly for door prizes.
For tickets call the Resurrection parish
office at 539-5788.
6th -12th Grade Students from East Hills, Johnstown area
churches (5 Co-ed Team Players)
Sunday, November 2, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
1000 Scalp Ave. in Richland
Cost: $2 per person
(includes pizza, drink, and prizes for the winning
Schedule of Upcoming Events in the Parish
Saturday 10/11:
Sunday 10/12:
Monday 10/13:
Thursday 10/16:
Friday 10/17:
Saturday 10/18:
Sunday 10/19:
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
8 AM
9:15 AM
10:30 AM
11:45 AM
2 PM
12 PM
6:30 PM
Worship/Communion Service
October Fall Festival (FH)
Worship/Communion Service
Sunday School/Catechism
Worship/Communion Service
Council Meeting
ACA Rehearsal (S)
Bloodmobile (FH)
Bible Study
November Messenger Deadline
10:30 AM
7 PM
9 PM
1 PM
5:30 PM
8 AM
9:15 AM
JSO Community Strings (FH)
Overtime (FH)
K Marisa (FH)
Worship/Communion Service
Worship/Communion Service
Sunday School/Catechism
10:30 AM
2 PM
Worship/Communion Service
ACA Rehearsals
 October 12 (I)
Acolytes- Hannah Telenko (8); Connor Adams (10:30)
Altar-Joe & Sue Risch (8); Lois Tessari, Pam & Morgan Sleek (10:30)
Communion Assts-Emil & Jan Bolha (8); Judy Brotz & Jane Helmers (10:30)
Lectors-Melanie Byer (8); Marvin Gindlesperger (10:30)
Greeters- Bryan Rabbitt (8); Wayne Adams (10:30)
Ushers- Bryan & Kristin Rabbitt (8); Tim Telenko, Deb Gindlesperger, Wayne & Carol Kauffman (10:30)
Worship Captain- Buck Sleek II(10:30)
Counters: Team 4-Doug & Linda Shrader, Joyce Gindlesperger, Katie Naugle, Mike & Melissa Grose
October 26th Cantata
The planning for the Grand Concert Event of the 175th Anniversary Celebration of St. David’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
is underway. The Cantata entitled “God’s Holy Church Triumphant” was commissioned by the [email protected]’s and
written by local composer Terry Osman to commemorate this monumental event and to honor all those who comprise
the many ministries of St. David’s both past and present. This is the place to be on Sunday October 26 th as it will be the
premiere performance of this beautiful piece.
On October 26th a social gathering and meal is planned in Fellowship Hall with hors d'oeuvres starting at 4 pm; the
meal will be served at 5 pm and the cantata will be performed in the Nave at 7:00 PM.
“Pink and his crew” are going with an Octoberfest theme; our youth will be preparing the dessert; and we are asking
the congregation to prepare Hors d’oeuvres of your choice. (Dips, chips, veggies, cheese, hot, cold, anything you
would like to share during the fellowship before for the meal)
We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to join us in our 175th Anniversary Celebration Cantata. It is an event
that will be one of a kind. Reservations may be necessary for the meal please stay tuned as the date approaches for
more details.
A suggested ticket donation of $10 for Adults and $5 for Students benefits the [email protected]’s Jackie Young-Flack
Concert Series. Please Contact the [email protected] or call 724-388-2273 for ticket reservations. If there is a need
for complementary tickets please contact us. We are hopeful that many will want to attend as it is a concert honoring..