Sunday Worship is at 10:45 AM with Children’s Sunday school at 9:30 AM

Stewardship SnippetMay 19, 2019– John 13:34-35I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
Cultivating safe space where love is the language and there’s room at the table for everyone should be a guiding principle for stewards of community. After all, Jesus commands it. What would it take for our congregation to become known as “the love church” in your community?

Serving Sunday– May 19
Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Music Director: Debbie Strouse;  Guitar: Morgen Hummel; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Reader: Martha Hummel; Communion Assistant: Morgen Hummel; Greeters: Chris and Franie Pollack; Counters: Roger Williams, Jill Lemke; Sign Changer: Linda Rosensteel; Sacristan: Delorse Homan; Ushers: Ron Strouse, Randy and Judy Wills; Home Visitor: Sally Kolesar.

Fellowship Sunday is this Sunday.  Let us all celebrate your birthday after worship. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. Dessert will be provided. Hostesses are: Judy Kocher, Lauren Muthler, Morgen Hummel, Jill Lemke, and Linda Rosensteel.

This Sunday we will also be celebrating Music Sunday. We have very talented musicians at St. Paul and they will be presenting special music selections in accompaniment with the Sunday hymns. Invite friends and family to hear the word and song in praise of our Lord.  We will have a guest instrumentalist Mr. Andrew Chisholm playing the oboe.

Next council meeting is Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 PM. The members of the congregation is invited to attend at anytime.

Calling all Women!  WELCA is having a picnic on June 2 after worship at Muthler’ home for a fellowship and lunch.. All women in the church are invited to join in. Please bring a dish to share. Sign-up sheets are on the narthex table for attendance and what items each person is bringing.

Synod Assembly is June 14 and 15. Martha Hummel and Pastor Paul Paul Tomkiel will be attending.

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, Eleanor 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.

Worship Opportunities Coming Up

Rogation Sunday                                May 26

Ascension Sunday                              June 2

Pentecost Sunday                                June 9    Wear red

Holy Trinity Sunday                           June 16

Taize Singers here at St. Paul             June 23

St. Paul Community Service               June 30

Hymn Sing Sunday                             July 11

Baroque Sunday                                  July 28


Helena, mother of Constantine, died around 330; Tuesday, May 21, 2019–Influenced by her son to become Christian, Helena (or Helen) lived an exemplary life of faith. She is also remembered for traveling through Palestine building churches on the sites she believed to be associated with Christ’s life.

Nicolaus Copernicus, died 1543; Leonhard Euler, died 1783; scientistsFriday, May 24, 2019–These two men were both scientists who helped to explain the wonders of God’s universe. Copernicus is best known for promoting the idea that the sun, not the earth, is at the center of our solar system. Euler was one of the founders of pure mathematics, and contributed to many other fields.