Stewardship Snippet: July 14, 2019:  Luke 10:27 – Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” We are free people of God, and Jesus teaches us the highest purposes of our freedom: To love God with all our being, and to love our neighbor through acts of kindness and mercy.

Bonnie McMiniment had two knee replacements this past week. She is doing good and is at Encompass Health (formerly Health South).

Judy Kocher thanks everyone for their cards, notes, phone calls and food; especially the WELCA group for the picnic food. Also, Pastor Paul for his two visits. But most of all I thank you for your thoughts and prayers. My church family means so much to me and I love each and everyone of you. God bless all of you.

Happy Birthday: July 14: Bonnie McMiniment; July 16: Mike Boonie, Drew Johnson, Dan Molnar; July 19: Noah Pollack; July: 20 Christian Richard.

Hymn sing July 21 during worship.

2019 Sprankle scholarship applications will be accepted through July 31. The scholarship is open to any active member pursuing post-secondary education. The application form is available online.  Any questions: contact Randy Wills, 234-3030 or e-mail rwills3030@verizon

Home Visitors: Please remember to put your name and the name of the person you have visited on the list on the sacristy door. Thank you for visiting!

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.

Reminder: The Food Bank does not accept expired items, partially used or open items, home canned foods, items containing alcohol, items in dented or damaged packaging, over-the-counter medications, baby food and formula (WIC provides these items, so they are not needed and are disposed of).

July and August duties signup sheet 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.

The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market is held every Thursday through September from 3:00 PM to 7:00 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).

Church secretary Karin Lowry ( and Linda Rosensteel ( 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.

St. Paul will be hosting a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale August 14-15 (Wed-Thru)…9 AM – 3 PM;  Aug 16-17 (Fri-Sat)…9 AM – 1PM

 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 at ( or call 814-769-9022.

The St. Paul Nominating Committee is working 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.

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: was Sunday, July 7 but if you are still interested, call the Synod Office at the number above.