Serving This Sunday:
Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Reader/Communion Assistant.:Michelle McMullen; Greeters: Randy and Judy Wills; Ushers: Joe and Delorse Homan, Ron Strouse, Ike Rosenste: Counters: Roger Williams, Jill Lemke; Home Visitors: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann; Sign Changer: Linda Rosensteel; Sacristan: Delorse Homan; Communion Bread: Delorse Homan.

Sunday school is at 9:30 AM. Worship is at 10:45 AM; Holy Communion will be at the altar. During communion everyone is to stand at the altar.

Dyslexia Center Open House — We are having an open house May 3 in the evening and May 4 from 2-4. Please come if you can. We will also be a showing a film that runs an hour about dyslexia. I have not seen it, but I have been told that it is current, well done and very informative. Please come and invite whomever you know who might be interested in literacy especially for people who learn differently.
     *We could use some cookies for people who watch the film. If you want to provide any that is great. Popcorn will be madeThe popcorn machine or making popcorn on the stove. The center has paper products and popcorn supplies.
     *We need your prayers. Just when we thought that we had a part time director who worked hard to raise money this year and provided some stability, she quit for another job that pays more. We could only offer at the max $15 per hour. I thought we were starting to come out of a hole when we are thrown back in. I am weary of being on the board and worrying about money. We need a new director who can administrate and will go out into the community Please pray for the center. We have WONDERFUL tutors and great board members, and they deserve more than we can give them. So, we need your prayers.

Gospel Sing Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 PM. Pine Hall Lutheran Church will host the choirs of St. Paul, Gatesburg and Pine Hall, Penns Valley Men’s Chorus, and the Tuesday Night Bluegrass Jammers. A free-will offering will be taken with a match up to $1000. To benefit Interfaith Human Services.

WELCA will be meeting on Sunday, May 5 following worship to plan for the congregation’s birthday party.

PGM: A Village Worth Remembering–Do you have plans to travel to Puebla, Mexico, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo*? Locals and visitors there will be marking Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. If that is a tad too far to travel, why not join us as we do our second history presentation, also on Clino de Mayo, in Pine Grove Mills. We are going to time travel to the 1950s, with our speakers telling us about some of the PGM buildings and sites tat no longer exist or have been re-purposed. Join us, Sunday, May 5, 2019; Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, 150 W. Pine Grove Road at 2:00 P M. Free admission, light refreshments, fun with history!!

The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market is looking for adult  volunteers with a current driver’s license to direct traffic and sometimes document data on market visitors. If you are interested, please contact Linda Rosensteel or Sally Kolesar.

The St. Paul Nominating Committee has begun our work to identify the slate for electing council members for the two-year term beginning January 2020. Nominating committee members are Delorse Homan, Elanor Bird, Jill Lemke, Judy Wills, and Molly Schueltz. We will soon be reaching out to prospective nominees to ask that they prayerfully consider serving in this important role. If you would like to learn more or have suggestions, please contact any committee member.

Memorial Service
As you know, our colleague, the Rev. Alex Anklan, passed away in March after an extended illness. There will be a memorial service for Pastor Alex at 2 PM on Saturday, May 11th at St. John Lutheran in Millheim. St. John is located at 101 Mill St. Millheim, PA. All are welcome to gather with the members of Pastor Alex’s congregations, St John-Millheim and Salem-Aaronsburg. There will be reception with light refreshments following the service. Leaders are welcome to vest and process. The color for the day is white.

Centre Gives, May 7 and 8
St. Paul supports the following in partnership and ministry: Centre Safe, Interfaith Human Services, The Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA, The State College Food Bank. Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM)

IHS Fundraiser
Interfaith Human Services is sponsoring a Mother’s Day fundraiser with a Hoss’s donation. When you bring their coupon (attached) over Mother’s Day weekend, they will donate a percentage to Interfaith Human Services. Plus, if you dine at Robin Hood Brewery in Bellefonte on Mother’s Day from 5 pm to 8 pm, they will donate 10% of your bill to IHS.

Lastly, the Mother’s Day fundraiser has expanded to include an internet auction to bid on gift certificates and gift cards that local restaurants have donated. To check out the auction, visit and make your bid. Since this is a fundraiser helping our neighbors in need, please feel free to bid as high as you can so we can help as many people as we can. The bidding starts immediately and goes until May 10 at midnight. Winning bidders may pick up their gift cards and certificates on Saturday, May 11, at Kissinger Bigatel & Brower at 2300 South Atherton Street, State College, from 9 am to 1 pm or call Ella Williams at 280-3607.