Stewardship Snippet–Oct. 14, 2018:   

Mark 10:24b, 25 – Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.”
When he talks about money, Jesus frequently uses words of warning. Why does wealth hinder rich people from entering the Kingdom of God? How are you managing? How can we, as steward-disciples, do better?

 Serving Sunday Worship Leader:  Guest Pastor Russ Sauerwein; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen; Assisting Minister: Linda Rosensteel; Reader/Communion Assistant: Ann Reede; Greeter : Molly Schueltz; Ushers: Joe and Delorse Homan; Ike Rosensteel; Counters: Ike and Linda Rosensteel; Home Visitors: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann; Sign Changer: Ann Reede; Sacristan: Delorse Homan          This week we join with the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in prayer for St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Petersburg.

Worship Assistants needed for the month of November.  Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.  Sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.

WELCA is planning on a Soup Sale during fellowship on October 21 to benefit the roof fund. The proceeds will be donated in memory of Mel Mehalick. Please bring your own containers.

All Saints Sunday, November 4—please submit names for remembrances from past year by October 31.

Reminder: We have a donation box in the narthex for donations to the State College Food Bank.  Since we have a monthly fellowship, bringing your food bank donation on that Sunday is a routine you might want to establish. To find out at the current needs are you can consult the website, www.scfoodbank.org.

Bishop Rhyne invites everyone to the annual Fall Conference Meeting to be held October 16 at 7:00 PM at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Pleasant Gap.

Children’s Book Fair is currently going on at St. Paul starting this Sunday. Our book sponsor is Beaming Books; we get to keep the books that are given as displays and if we spend over $200 we get to keep 20% on our account. See display in the narthex.

Flood Bucket items still needed to complete one flood bucket.  Needed items are clothespins, air freshener, and facemasks.  We have some repeated items and could create more flood buckets.

Council nominations and election will be Sunday, November 4 following worship. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this important duty.  You must have communed at least once this year and have given a contribution to the church during the current year.