October 22 at St. Paul

This week we join with the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in praying for the congregation of Christ Casebeer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Somerset.

Serving this Sunday are: Assisting Minister, Ann Reede; Communion Assistant and Reader, Art Reede; Greeters, Joe and Delorse Homan; Ushers, Jeff and Linda Muthler, Zach Tingle; Counters, Jeff and Linda Muthler; Home Visitor, Martha Hummel; Sacristan and Sign Changer, Delorse Homan.

Adult Studies are cancelled until further notice.

If you haven’t already done so, please send your estimate of giving to the church office as soon as possible.

December sign-up sheets are on the table in the narthex. Please sign up today. Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.

Reformation Bookstore for Augsburg Fortress will be held at St. Paul from October 22 through November 5.  In addition to getting discounts on books, we have received new books for our library.  A great way to Christmas shop for great gifts.

The Dyslexia Reading Center is holding a fundraiser at The Greek restaurant tomorrow night, October 23 from 5:00 to 9:00. We will use the money raised mostly for scholarships.  Take coupons from the table in the narthex, and the center receives 20% of the cost of your bill. Take friends and family. Make more copies if you need them. Thank you for supporting the center.

Election of Congregational Council Members will be held Sunday, November 12 following the worship service.  Candidates are Jill Lemke for a 1-year term; Roger Williams, Linda Muthler, and Judy Wills for 2 years (second term).  All voting members must have communed at least once during the current year and have made an offering to the church in the current year.

The weekly Bible Study of the approaching Sunday’s texts will continue Wednesday, October 25, at 1:30 PM in Rohrbaugh Hall.

November 5 is All Saints Sunday. We remember members and friends of St. Paul who have died in the past year. If you have a family member or friend who passed away during the last year and/or someone you want to include in the remembrance at this time, please contact the church secretary by 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 2, to be printed in the bulletin.  (Please note the date change).

December sign-up sheets are on the table in the narthex. Please sign up today. Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.

 FYI…the cost of the Sanctuary Candle has increased to $11.00 to cover the cost of the oil used and for all other candles used in worship. The other candles include candelabras, Advent Candles, Christmas Eve Candlelight Candles; Pew Candles, etc.

Adult Choir practices in the Music Room every Sunday after the morning worship service.  All are welcome.  Calling All Musicians—Are you interested in joining the Music Ministry at St. Paul? All voice parts are welcome.  Weekly rehearsals   follow the Sunday service—Noon to 1:00 PM; and from 12:30-1:30 PM on fellowship Sundays. See Debbie Strouse for details.

 Please help us decorate the church vestibule in a fall harvest theme! We’re looking for a couple of corn shocks to serve as a backdrop, along with other natural fall decorations such as dried flowers, ornamental (Indian) corn, gourds, pumpkins, etc. Please place items in the vestibule. Thank you!

 Reformation Sunday: 500th Anniversary Service; October 29, 2017 ▪ 3:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Altoona

Prayer Liturgy Service to celebrate 500 years of Reformation Monday, October 30th at 7:00 PM at Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1760 West College Avenue, State College, PA.  Together we serve God in this world. Let us come together to remember our beginnings of the Reformation.