Teresa of Ávila (Teresa de Jesús), teacher, renewer of the church, died 1582;Tuesday, October 15, 2019 A mystical writer and reformer of the monastic order (Carmelites) to which she belonged, Teresa may also be commemorated with John of the Cross on December 14. Latino Christians traditionally remember her on this date.

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, died around 115; Thursday, October 17, 2019 Ignatius was the second bishop of Antioch in Syria, the city where the name “Christians” originated. Ignatius is known to us from his letters, which encouraged Christians to live in love, yet stand firm in true doctrine.

Luke, Evangelist; Friday, October 18, 2019 Identified as the author of both Luke and Acts, Luke was careful to place the events of Jesus’ life in their social and religious contexts. His gospel gives us some of the most beloved parables, as well as the songs of Zechariah, Mary, the angels, and Simeon.

STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET October 13, 2019 2 Kings 5:10-11. Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean. But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy!”

          What we want and what we need are often quite different. Because of his status Naaman wanted and expected the “royal” treatment in his healing.           Sometimes the simpler blessings are exactly what we need. Be grateful for all of God’s amazing gifts_no matter the packaging, timing, or messenger.


Serving Sunday:  Worship Leader: Mr. David Pencek; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Assisting Minister: Linda Rosensteel; Reader/Communion Assistant: Michelle McMullen; Greeter: Diane Kemmerer; Ushers: Ron Strouse, Carl Tier, Ike Rosensteel; Counters Roger Williams, Carl Tier; Home Visitor: Martha Hummel; Sacristan: Ann Reede.

Pastor Paul is on vacation until October 14. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Jim Rill at by phone: 814-880-1612 or by email: lionprjim@aol.

Mr. David Pencek, an authorized lay worship leader and seminarian in the Allegheny Synod, ELCA as our worship leader this Sunday.. Please greet him and introduce yourself. David is currently a seminarian, living in State College.

Worship volunteers for October 21 and 28 are still needed .The sign-up sheet for November is also on the narthex table. Please check the list in the narthex to see how you might serve.

Sunday school for children grades K-6th  is held every Sunday at 9:30 AM. All children are invited to attend.

The Special Congregational Meeting set for Sunday, October 20 is to be rescheduled. Date will be announced at a later time.

Sunday, October 20 is Fellowship Sunday and everyone invited and to bring a dish to share plus to hear about Estate Planning by Ryan Ebner, Regional ELCA Gift Planner. Hear 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 worship.

Sunday, November 3 is All Saints Sunday. On this day we remember those we have lost. If you have someone to add to the to be remembered, please call the church office and leave a message (814-237-2081), email: or write a note in the log book located on the secretary’s desk.  

Property Team will meet Monday, October 14 at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room.

Congregational Council will meet Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room. Congregational members are invited to attend any  meeting at any time.

The Lions Club is holding a Blood Drive Thursday, October 17 at St. Paul from 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Sunday, October 27 is Reformation Sunday and everyone is invited to wear red in celebration for the Reformation,

A note from Morgen Hummel
I’m going to rappel down the Fraser Centre in State College, in exchange for donations back to Interfaith Human Services and FaithCentre! Both agencies provide financial care, assistance with utilities, and household management to low-income individuals and families in Centre County. Come cheer me on and join me, come cheer me on and donate, or just come and cheer me on! Thursday, October 17, 2019, time to be announced. Fraser Centre, 219 West Beaver Avenue, at the corner of Beaver and Fraser. You can park in the south parking garage on Fraser Street and watch from there. Cash and check donations accepted, or go online to and look for Morgen Hummel. Thank you all for supporting my wild fundraising events!
Thank you,
Morgen Hummel

ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response Donation forms are located in the narthex for your use.  You may use these forms  to donate to the Hurricane Dorian relief effort.

Future Events:

Sunday, October 27 is Reformation Sunday. Wear red in celebration

Sunday, November 3 is All Saints Sunday. Remembering those we lost

Sunday, November 24 is Christ the King Sunday. The last Sunday of the church year

Sunday, December 1 Advent begins. Watch for times of Advent worship Thursdays and meal

Sunday, December 1, Advent Concert at St. Paul Lutheran — 3:00 PM


Ferguson Township is hiring a part-time Crossing Guard for the remainder of 2019/2020 school year for the Ferguson Township Elementary school located at 215 West Pine Grove Road. Work only on days that school is in session. Time each Day that school is in session:

     7:40-8:10 lights are on flash.  So one would need to arrive at 7:30 in the AM.

     2:40 PM-3:10 PM lights are on flash.  So one would need to arrive at 2:30 in the PM.

2019/20 SCASD Academic School year started Aug 26 and last day of school without snow days is June 9th.  If interested, please contact Sergeant Ryan Hendrick at