Stewardship Snippet May 26, 2019

Acts 16:15 – When Lydia and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.”
Hospitality and community go hand in hand. God opens Lydia’s heart, and she opens her home to Paul and his companions. How can we show a wide welcome in our worshiping communities and to the neighborhoods around us?

Please add Judy Kocher to prayer list for testing. Please add Noah Pollack to the prayer list up coming surgery.

Sunday, May 26 we celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter and Rogation Sunday.  Holy Communion will be by intinction. Sunday school for children is at 9:30 AM.

Memorial Day Services will be held at the Pine Hall Cemetery on Sunday May 26 at 3:00 PM.  Commander US Navy (Ret.) Brian D. Querry will deliver the memorial address. Special music will be provided by the Mulley Sisters.Please join us to help raise flags in the cemetery at 3:00 PM.  Flags will be distributed to flag raisers starting at about 2:50 PM. A reception will follow the service.

Pine Grove Mills Cemetery Association invites you to a community-wide commemoration of Memorial Day in Pine Grove Mills. Monday, May 27th, starting at noon at the “Upper Cemetery,” the Pine Grove Mills boy scouts will decorate veterans’ graves with flowers and the VFW will salute the veterans there with a rifle salute. The group, accompanied by gathered community members, then parades to the “Lower Cemetery,” where more veterans’ graves will be decorated. Following that will be a musical offering by the Mulley Girls, a dedication from retired Marine local Clayton Tussey, a rifle salute by the VFW with Taps played by Dave Strouse. Come out and support local efforts to remember the fallen and help build this growing 60+ year-old community tradition.

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.

Attorney Megan Will of the Allegheny Synod will present a seminar on Making a Will at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Grove Mills, PA, Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM.  The program is free and open to all.

Please prayerfully consider how you can serve at worship in June. A green signup sheet is on the table in the narthex.

Church secretary Karin Lowry and Linda Rosensteel are recruiting help with scheduling worship participants. We are looking for individuals who would contact one category of volunteers for slots that haven’t been filled in on the signup sheets. For instance, one person would contact assisting ministers for open dates and another person would contact ushers for open dates. Contacts may be made in person, by phone or by email. If you can help, please contact Linda or Karin.

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 comittee member.

Serving this Sunday, May 26:

Assisting Minister: Linda Rosensteel; Reader/Communion Assistant:  Karen Magnuson; Pianist: Michelle McMullen: Greeters: Franie and Noah Pollack: Ushers: Ike Rosensteel, Ron Strouse: Counters: Roger Williams, Ike Rosensteel; Home Visitor: Sally Kolesar; Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse.   

Enjoy the weekend. Remember, all who served so we may enjoy the freedoms we have.