STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET — June 30, 2019

Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
A generous heart is built on the firm foundation of God’s abundant love, but it doesn’t stop there. Once you begin to see through the lens of love, everything looks different. Let love be your language, your dance of dissidence, and the song of your generous heart.

Serving Sunday Worship Leaders: Pastor Paul Tomkiel, Pastor Carl Campbell; Music Director: Debbie Strouse, Keyboard: Michelle McMullen; Psalmist: Morgen Hummel; Ushers: Jeff and Linda Muthler, Ron Strouse; Counters: Roger Williams, Carl Tier; Home Visitors: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann; Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel; Sacristan: .Karen Magnuson; Fellowship Hosts and Hostesses: Linda and Lauren Muthler, Art and Ann Reede, Martha Hummel   

  Update on Food Bank Needs: Laundry detergent, canned pears and pineapple, salt, pepper, and spices, tomato products (stewed, paste, sauce, etc.), canned pasta sauce and sloppy Joe sauce (Chef Boyardee, Manwich), cooking oil, canned chicken, canned carrots and beets.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not in need of the following: Baby Food, Baby Formula, Green Beans, Corn, or Protein Beans.  Fellowship Sunday is a good way to remember the Food Bank. You can bring your items to the church and place in the Food Bank basket located in the narthex.

July duties signup sheet (blue) are on the table in the narthex. Please prayerfully consider how you can help make worship more meaningful. Please also consider helping Karin and Linda by recruiting participants.

This Sunday Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. This Sunday we welcome the congregation of Pine Grove Presbyterian Church and others in the community in worship and fellowship.

The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market is held every Thursday through September. Please note that this Thursday is the fourth of July the market hours are 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are 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 (814-880-6059) or Sally Kolesar (814-861-1313).

St. Paul will be hosting a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale August 12-15. We will offer tables for individuals in the community at a cost of $10. Garage sale and bake sale items donated to the church will be sold in the narthex area. We will accept books, toys, puzzles and games, like- new clothing, jewelry and furniture. We are not accepting houseware items (dishes, glassware, etc.), small appliances, electronics, or office supplies. If you have questions or would like to offer help or baked goods, please contact Jill Lemke.

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 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..

Hymn sing July 21 during worship.

Lutheran Day at the Curve and the Great Allegheny Tailgate, Sunday July 28. Tailgate is from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at the Synod Office in Altoona. Hot dogs and drinks to be provided. Everyone is to bring a dessert to share. The game starts at 6:00 PM at the Peoples National Gas Field. Tickets for adults and children three and up are $5.50; under 2 free (a child 2 or under must sit on the lap to be eligible for a free ticket or if using a seat cost will be $5.50). Forms available on narthex table or call the Synod Office to get more information or to order tickets 814-942-1042.  Deadline: Sunday, July 7.