This Sunday Pastor Paul Tomkiel is taking a vacation day. Mr. Art Reed will be leading worship.  At the sermon time, we will have our annual Hymn Sing.  Be prepared to call out your favorite hymns to sing.

Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. Serving today: Worship Leader/Reader: Art Reede; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Piano: Michelle McMullen; Guitar Solo: Morgen Hummel; Assisting Minister/Communion Assistant: Ann Reede; Greeters: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann; Ushers: Michelle McMullen; Frances Pollack, Morgen Hummel; Counters: Roger Williams, Morgen Hummel; Home Visitor: Martha Hummel; Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel; Sacristan: Delorse Homan.

Do you use the devotional booklets that the church has for your use? Do you use the large print or small print? We would lie to know who picks them up for daily devotion. so that more can be ordered for shut-ins or those members who cannot come to church. Please tell Karin or contact Sally Kolesar at 861-1313 or  before we order the next version for October. If you are not using them, you might like to try. Let us know if you would want one. Thank you.

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

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).

Bonnie McMiniment had two knee replacements this past week. She is doing good and now home from Encompass Health.

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.

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!

We still need an usher and counter for Sunday, July 28.  Please sign up on the July sheet located on the narthex table.

August duties signup sheets 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).

We continue to recruit 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 Rosensteel at or call 814-880-6059; Karin Lowry at or 814-699-1701 (C); or Sally Kolesar at or 814-861-1313.

St. Paul will be hosting a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale August 14 -15 (Wed Thu) 9:00 AM – 3: 00 PM; August 16-17 (Fri.-Sat.) 9:00 AM  1:00 PM. 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.

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.