Michael and All Angels; Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Michael the archangel, captain of the heavenly hosts, is remembered on this day along with the other angels and archangels. The word “angel” means messenger, and in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, these beings have a fully spiritual nature and no physical body.

Jerome, translator, teacher, died 420; Monday, September 30, 2019 – Jerome was a biblical scholar and translator, but rather than translating the original Hebrew and Greek scriptures into classical Latin, he worked in the commonly-spoken Latin of the day, creating a version called the Vulgate.

STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET: SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 – Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.– Luke 16:10 The parable of dishonest manager reminds us that everything we have comes from God, and therefore we should treat our gifts and talents with great care and faithfulness. If God has given you a talent or an ability, do your best to steward and cultivate it to the fullest and for the highest good.


September 22 is Harvest Home Sunday and the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Communion will be offered by intinction.

Serving Sunday: Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Communion Assistant/Reader: Morgen Hummel; Ushers: Art and Ann Reede, Franie Pollack; Counters: Art and Ann Reede; Guitar: David Pribulka, Morgen Hummel; Sign Changer: Linda Rosensteel; Sacristan: Karen Magnuson

Notice of Special Congregational Meeting –  Our St. Paul Congregational Council has set a special meeting for the congregation, Sunday, October 20 immediately following the 10:45 AM worship service in the sanctuary.  The purpose is to approve the new St. Paul constitution. Copies of the changes will be available in September for all to review.    A reminder that being eligible to vote is that each person must have given an offering at least one time in the past year, communed at least one time in the last year, and is a confirmed member of St. Paul.

Sunday, October 20 is also Fellowship Sunday and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. Lunch will be served following the special meeting in Rohrbaugh Hall.

Sunday, October 20: Estate Planning Presentation by Ryan Ebner, Regional ELCA Gift Planner, on how you are invited to explore how you can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and to ministry both now and in the future. Ryan will do a temple talk during worship and then talk with us at the luncheon following the special congregational meeting. See today’s insert in the bulletin.

UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS: September 29 – Michael and All Angels Sunday

Sunday, October 20 – Worship and Congregational meeting following; Fellowship Sunday-  everyone invited to bring a dish to share. Also, the presentation about Estate Planning—Guest Speaker is Ryan Ebner, ELCA Gift Planner

Sunday, October 6 – Blessing of the Animals

Thursday, October 17 – Blood Drive here at St. Paul – 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Sunday, October 27 – Reformation Sunday – wear red

Sunday, November 3 – All Saints Sunday – we remember those we lost

Sunday, November 17 – Fellowship Sunday- everyone invited to bring a dish to share

November 24 – Christ the King Sunday – the last day of the church year

November 28 – Thanksgiving Day

December 1 – First Sunday in Advent

December 1 – Advent Concert – 3:00 PM at St. Paul

December 8 – Second Sunday in Advent

December 15 – Third Sunday in Advent – Fellowship Sunday

December 22- Fourth Sunday in Advent

*Advent Thursdays worship and meals have yet to be determined

                          *Blue Christmas yet to be determined

December 24 – The Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Eve

December 29 – First Sunday of Christmas

December 31 – New Year’s Eve – deadline for committee reports for Annual Report

Council Meetings

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17