This week we observe the Sixth Sunday of Pentecost. This Sunday is our annual Community Worship Service which will be held outdoors (weather permitting).  Holy Communion is offered by intinction. This Sunday is also fellowship Sunday and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

This week we join the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in prayer for the congregation of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Lilly.

Weekly Bible Study held each Wednesday afternoon @ 1:00 PM.

Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market continues July 5 and each Thursday until the end of September from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the church parking lot. Additional parking is available at the Ferguson Township Elementary School. The market will feature over 14 vendors and a food truck. The market offers produce, Maine seafood, crafted coffee, and various meat products, eggs, oils, hard cider, skin care products, cereal, hearth-baked bread, wine, spirits and various bakery products. For up-to-date information, see

Coming in August, the week of Ag Progress Days is the St. Paul Annual Rummage Sale.  A list of items and other information is included below:

  • Rummage and Bake Sale – August 15 – 18
  • Wednesday & Thursday, August 15 & 16 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18 from 9:00 AM –1:00 PM.
  • Proceeds to benefit the Roof Fund – (see Pastor Paul clean shaven); and the Deaf Ministry of the Allegheny Synod.
  • Search for items to sell (things you’d be willing to donate to a good friend; clean, unbroken, complete).
  • Bring items to the church on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, August 12, 13, 14 from 1-4 PM. If you absolutely need to bring items before then, please put them in the parlor or the room between the parlor and choir.
  • Please NO magazines, VHS, cassette tapes, artificial flowers, Christmas items, or electronics.
  • Questions: call/text Jill at 814-769-9022.
  • New this year: Baked goods sale items are needed for the days of the Rummage Sale. We are inviting everyone who can  to donate baked goods (homemade or bought).

Each Sunday the Texas Roadhouse restaurant has a deal for you and St. Paul. Dine at the Texas Roadhouse on any given Sunday and show them your current Sunday bulletin; you will receive 10% off your bill and the restaurant will donate $1.00 to St. Paul. One bulletin per person to be eligible for this deal.

An invitation is extended to all persons to take part in various worship opportunities on Sunday mornings.  Do you like to talk and meet people?  You could be a greeter, usher, or make coffee. Are you interested in finances?  You could be a counter. Do you like visiting people? You could be a Home Visitor. Do you like to read? You could be a reader of the lessons on Sunday morning. Do you like fellowship? You could help on Fellowship Sundays. Ushers have an interesting role in various aspects of the worship service. You could be an usher. These are just a few of the opportunities, the July sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex for you to sign-up for an opportunity to serve.  Check your calendar and pick a Sunday or two and choose your role. If you need training, contact the church office 237-2081 or e-mail

We have resumed collecting food for the Food Bank of State College area. An easy way to remember is to bring your donations on fellowship Sunday.

 Prayer Partner Ministry – Would you want to become a Prayer Partner? Contact Jill Lemke (814-769-9022) or sign up on the sheet on the narthex table.  The involvement can be as minimal as keeping each other in daily prayers or as much as you like (calling, getting together for meals, etc). Partners will be paired by Jill Lemke and Linda Muthler. The idea is to encourage new friendships and to have an extra person who keeps you in mind, who cares how you are doing. You not have to leave your home to participate. “Wherever two or more are gathered, I am there.” — Jesus

Lutheran Day at the Altoona Curve — Lutheran Day at the Altoona Curve and the Allegheny Tailgate will be Sunday, August 5, 2018. More information and registration forms are on the table in the narthex.

 Future Events:

September 8
Care for Creation – Lutheran Voice and Vocation

September 9
God’s Work — Our Hands Sunday

September 22
Lutheran Fall Festival

Our Synod Global Ministries Team is sponsoring Flood Bucket this activity to assist those who are affected by flooding in our Synod or surrounding areas.  The buckets will be housed at a local congregation in each conference for the local need and can be easily accessible to other areas if needed. There is no set limit to the number of Flood Buckets that can be prepared. The team is asking that each participating Congregation try to fill the provided flood bucket. More information and list of items needed are listed below. The buckets will be housed at a local congregation in each conference for the local need and can be easily accessible to other areas if needed. There is no set limit to the number of Flood Buckets your Congregation prepares. The team is asking that each participating Congregation try to fill the provided flood bucket.

All items must be new.

Flood Relief Cleanup Bucket Shopping List: (Please purchase all items new)

  • Bucket • 5-gal buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned; do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner. Advertisements on the outside are acceptable
  • Home Depot has discounts on quantities, if ordered online. Local stores may match that price. Talk with a manager.
  • Protective Gear 5 N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1–3 mm thickness; for mold control activities – no medical masks). Suggested 3M brand: 8210; 8210Plus; or 8200. Note: R95 masks not needed.
  • 2 pairs of rubber kitchen gloves (thick, durable for multiple uses)
  • 1 (6–14 oz.) pump spray insect repellant (must have protective cover)
  • 1 pair of work gloves: cotton w/leather palm OR all leather

Cleaning Tools

  • 7 sponges. One should be a large foam sponge (see automotive department) (No cellulose sponges due to mold issues; non-cellulose sponges or “foam sponges” only). Foam or man-made sponges will not retain water and cause mildew) These sponges can be found in the household and automotive departments of stores and some restaurant supplies houses  Some commonly available brands include but not limited to: Scotch-Brite Dobie All-Purpose Pad, Lysol Multi-Purpose Durable Scrub Sponge, Scrub Daddy Original, Melamine Foam Kitchen Wash Cleaning Sponge
  • 18 re-usable cleaning wipes (Handi-Wipe or similar re-usable wipes; No paper towels, nor terrycloth, nor microfiber)
  • Scrub brush (with or without handle)
  • 5 scouring pads: plastic or the green fiber (No steel wool or pads with soap in them)


  • all liquids, no powders please
  • 1 bottle (1/2 gallon) of chlorine bleach
  • 1 (32–64 oz.) bottle liquid laundry detergent (ALL brand has a concentrated type)
  • 1 (16–40 oz.) bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner (such as Ajax, Mr. Clean, etc.; No spray cleaners)
  • 1 (16–34 oz.) bottle liquid dish soap.


  • 1 can of air freshener (aerosol or pump 4-8 oz)
  • 1 (50–100 ft.) clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
  • 1 package (36–50) clothespins
  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33–45 gallon sizes)

Miscellaneous items to have ready not for in the bucket:

  • 1 Heavy-duty extension cord (approved for outdoor use – for plugging in pumps and fans)
  • Cotton cut-end or loop-end mop (they are more absorbent for large areas) o Sponge mop (for cleaning or smaller areas.)

Flood Kit Assembly Directions

  1. Place all liquid items on the bottom of the bucket. Tighten ALL LIDS.
  2. Place remaining items in the bucket (with the exception of the mops) fitting them around and between the liquid items.
  3. Scouring pads and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all items in the bucket.
  4. Clothes pins may also be placed in a small re-sealable bag.
  5. Secure the lid on the filled bucket.

Important Notes :

  • All items must be new with the exception of the bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be in liquid form. No powders are accepted.
  • Do not include any money or additional materials in the kits.
  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols

Flood Bucket Drop-off Location—Nittany Conference:

Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1760 W. College Ave., State College 16801

Phone: 814-238-8091   Pastor Susan Williamson.