Stewardship Snippet: March 31, 2019–2 Corinthians 5:17 – So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! The way a bubbling spring renews and refreshes a stream bed, so the Holy Spirit continually renews our souls. Relax and be continually renewed in Christ.

.A copy of the Emergency Action Plan for St. Paul Lutheran Church is in each of your church mailboxes. Please pick up, read and save it.

This Sunday we celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. Sunday school is at 9:30 AM..

Serving Sunday:Worship Leader:  Pastor Paul Tomkierl; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen; Assisting Minister: Linda Rosensteel; Reader/Communion Assistant: Michelle McMullen; Greeter/Ushers: Ike Rosensteel, Jeff and Linda Muthler; Counters: Roger Williams, Carl Tier; Sacristan: Karen Magnuson; Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel; Home Visitors: Ike and Linda Rosensteel.

Worship volunteer sheets for April is on the table in the narthex.  Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.

Randy Wills and Karen Magnuson will be taking photos of the congregation for the photo directory each Sunday till Easter Sunday.  Please plan to get your picture taken and wear your best smiles.

Wellness Book Fair we will be featuring various books for sale for adults that promote various kinds of wellness. The fair ends next week.

Please join us every Thursday evening during Lent for a brief service of worship and supper. We’ll begin with Holden’s Evening Prayer at 6:00, followed by a light meal and fellowship in Rohrbaugh Hall. If you would like to attend but are reluctant to drive at night or need a ride, please call Karen Magnuson at 867-1541. If you’d like to help with the meals, please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex.

Please sign up to purchase a pot of yellow tulips to decorate the sanctuary for Easter Sunday. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Cost is $8.50 per pot, and may be made in honor or memory of someone. Last day for orders is Sunday, March 31.

Dining with Diabetes began March 7th and continues each Thursday in March 28 with three-month follow-up on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Time is 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mowing? Yes, Spring is here and the blossoms will bloom, leaves will start forming on trees and the grass will start growing. The church yard is mowed by volunteer members of the congregation.  One volunteer does two mowings then the job rotates to the next volunteer. We need volunteers to help mow, using the church mower.  Please contact Joe Homan or Ron Strouse if you would like to help.   

Please invite your family and friends to join you for an organ concert by Jim Rearick at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 PM.  Jim will be playing works by J.S. Bach, John Stanley, Charles Callahan, S. Drummond Wolf, Michael Bedford, Louis-Nicholas Clearmbault, Alfred Fedak, Roger W. Boop, and Deitrich Buxtehude.  There will be a free will offering to benefit the food bank and organ repair fund. A light reception will follow the concert.

We are looking for cookie donations for the reception after the organ concert next Sunday afternoon. Please sign up on the sheet on the table on the Narthex. You can drop off your cookies next Saturday, March 30 3-5 PM or Sunday before 2 PM. Please see Michelle McMullen with any questions. Thank you!

WELCA “Lunch Out” If you are still interested in having lunch at Harrison’s with other members of the congregation on April 7 after worship, please let Sally (861 1313) know as soon as possible. ALSM will have their annual Fashion Show/Fund Raiser and Brunch   Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Oaks in Pleasant Gap. Our church donates a chocolate basket or, maybe two!  Sign-up sheet for chocolate donations is on the table in the narthex. Tickets for brunch/fashion show are $20. Contact Bonnie McMiniment at 238-2678 or email her at   Donationa are needed by April 21 at the latest.

5K Run/Walk Donut Dash for Dyslexia Reading Center of Central Pennsylvania will take place on April 6 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM at the Grange Fair Grounds.  All ages and abilities are welcome. Donut samples along the course: Duck Donuts, Happy Buns, My My Chicken, and Way Fruit Farm.  For more information visit or email: readingcenter  We need volunteers the morning of April 6 to greet runners, stand at spots to keep runners on the race course, set up, hand out donuts and a few other jobs. If you can be at the Grange Fairgrounds any time from 8:00 AM to 1;00 PM contact Sally Kolesar at 861-1313.  If you would like to run or walk the course, please contact Sally for more information.

Please pray for:

  • Ann Reede and family/ friends of Ann Reede—sister, Kitty Lou died last week
  • Family and friends/Congregations of Salem Lutheran, Millheim, Salem Lutheran, Aaronsburg of Pastor Alex Anklan — Pastor Anklan died this past Tuesday.
  • Pastor Kelley Baxter — recently diagnosed with cancer
  • Everyone on our prayer list
  • Our musicians here at St. Paul and throughout the Nittany Conference and the Allegheny Synod.

Planning Ahead:

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you in worship

Maundy Thursday worship                Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 PM

Good Friday worship                          Friday, April 19, at 7:00 PM

Easter Vigil                                         Saturday, April 20 time to be announced  

Resurrection Sunday                          Sunday, April 21 at 10:45 AM