ANNOUNCEMENTS                       JUNE 2, 2019

Pastor Paul will be on vacation from Sunday afternoon, June 2 through Tuesday, June 4. Pastor Kevin Shock will be covering pastoral emergencies. His phone number is


Stewardship Snippet June 2, 2019 John 17:26–I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them. The foundation of generosity is the abundant love of God in Christ Jesus. It has the power to inspire and inform every aspect of our lives, including decisions about the most faithful use of our time, talent, and resources.

This Sunday, June 2, we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. Holy Communion will be at the altar. Sunday school class for children is finished for the summer and will resume in the Fall.

Serving Sunday: Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen, Assisting Minister: Art Reede; Reader/Communion Assistant: Ann Reede; Greeter: Molly Schueltz; Ushers: Linda and Ike Rosensteel; Counters: Roger Williams, Bill Stout; Home Visitor: Martha Hummel; Sacristan: Karen Magnuson; Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel.

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. Contact Linda Muthler for last-minute attendance and what you will be brining.

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 begins June 13 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and is in need of 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.

Next Pine Grove Mills Small Area Planning Group will meet June 5 at 6:00 PM in Rohrbaugh Hall.

Next Holy Hikes is Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 PM at Camp Sequanota, led by Pastor Traci Bowman, pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg.

Property Team will meet on Monday June 10 at 7:00 PM.

Next Sunday, June 9, is Pentecost Sunday. Color for the day is red. Holy Communion will be by intinction. Sunday, June 16 is the Holy Trinity Sunday.

Next Pine Grove Mills Small Area Planning Group will meet June 12 at 6:00 PM in Rohrbaugh Hall.

Synod Assembly is June 14 and 15 at the Blair County Convention Center.  Martha Hummel and Pastor Paul will be in attendance.

St. Paul Congregational Council will meet on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 PM.  All members of St. Paul are invited to attend any meeting.

The Taize Singers will be in worship on June 23

Ferguson Twp Youth Group at Ferguson Lions Club, June 23, 3:30 – 5:30 PM. All kids in grades K-8 are welcome to come hear some ministry and take part in fun games and activities and have  a snack. Learn more at

Blood Drive at Ferguson Twp. Lions Club, Thursday, June 27, 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

St. Paul Community Worship Service is June 30. Usually held outdoors with indoor fellowship following the service

Hymn sing July 11 during worship

Food Items for the State College Food Bank   can be brought to the church any time, but a good time to remember is on Fellowship Sunday.

Current needs are: Canned Mixed Vegetable, Canned Carrots & beets. Gluten-Free Products (any kind, but especially pasta, cereal, etc. Canned Pears and/or Pineapple, Stewed  Tomatoes, Spaghetti Sauce,  Sloppy JJoe/Manwich sauce, Baking mix, condiments, oil, salt, Pepper, and Spices, Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, Spam, other canned fish), Shampoo & Conditioner, feminine hygiene products. PLEASE NOTE — We are not in need of the following:  Baby Food, Baby Formula, Green Beans, Corn, Mac and Cheese, or Protein Beans