STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET October 20

Luke 18:7And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? We want what we want in this life, but God knows exactly what we need and won’t forsake us. Listen carefully for God’s guidance and then be fearless and persistent in seeking what God desires for you. Listening to and for God is good stewardship!

COMMEMORATIONS: Simon and Jude Apostles; Monday, October 28, 2019. We know little about these apostles. Simon is listed as “the zealot” or Cananean in New Testament lists. Jude, also called Thaddeus, asked Jesus at the last supper why he had revealed himself to the disciples but not to the world. Reformation Day Thursday, October 31, 2019; By the end of the seventeenth century, many Lutheran churches celebrated a festival commemorating Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses, a summary of abuses in the church of his time. At the heart of the reform movement was the gospel, the good news that it is by grace through faith that we are justified and set free. All Saints Day Friday, November 1, 2019;The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. All Saints Day celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ. On this day or the following Sunday, many congregations will remember the faithful who have died during the past year.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:       Member Update: Sheldon and Lois Corl, 121 Havershire Blvd. Apt. 224, State College, PA Phone: 814-996-4179;  Helen Magnuson, 121 Havershire Blvd. Apt. H110, State College, PA 16803 Visitors are asked to call first to make sure okay to visit. Correct phone number for Fred and Joelle Ferguson: 814-237-2124

This Sunday is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Communion will be offered by intinction.

Correction: Sunday school for children grades K-6th is held every Sunday at 9:45 AM. All children are invited to attend.

This Sunday is Fellowship Sunday. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. During lunch, you will hear about Estate Planning by Ryan Ebner, Regional ELCA Gift Planner. How you can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and to ministry both now and in the future? Ryan will be joining us for worship and present a temple talk..

Serving Sunday:  Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Assisting Minister: Ann Reede; Reader/Communion Assistant: Linda Rosensteel; Gre    eters: Molly Schueltz, Eleanor Bird; Ushers: Randy and Judy Wills, Ike Rosensteel; Counters: Eleanor Bird, Ike Rosensteel; Home Visitors: Ike and Linda Rosensteel; Sacristan: Ann Reede; Fellowship Set Up: Linda Rosensteel, need one more; Fellowship Clean up: Linda Muthler, Ann Reede.

Mark your calendars! November 17 is a special day at St. Paul. Immediately following worship that Sunday, we will convene a Special Congregational Meeting to elect Congregation Council members and to vote on approval our new church constitution which complies with the 2020 requirements of the ELCA and includes optional changes that are recommended by our Congregation Council. After the meeting at fellowship WELCA of St. Paul will hold our popular annual Soup Sale.

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

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: stpaul68@comcast.net or write a note in the log book located on the secretary’s desk.

October, November, December sign-up sheets for flowers, wine, bulletins and candles are on the narthex table. 

 Latest food bank needs:    Laundry detergent, Soup (Chunky, Progresso, etc.), Gift Cards to Wegmans to purchase fresh potatoes & ham, Canned Yams (less than 40oz.), French Fried Onions, Canned Carrots , Canned Mixed Vegetables, Canned Spinach, Canned Beets, Canned Pineapple, Canned Pears, Flour (2-5 pound packages), Sugar (2-5 pound packages), Cooking Oil, Salt, pepper, and spices, Tomato products (stewed, paste, sauce, etc.) Canned pasta sauce and Sloppy Joe sauce (Chef Boyardee, Manwich,  etc.) , Canned Chicken. *Please Note: Please place any gift cards in the Rosensteels’ mailbox. You may also donate money to the Food Bank through your offering envelopes. *We are not in need of the following:  Baby Food, Baby Formula, or Protein Bean. *We cannot accept expired or opened food items. Please check the expiration dates on items before donating them. Our food donation guidelines provide assistance in

Pastor Paul’s Office Hours:  Wednesdays, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM or by appointment and by    phone 717-440-3453.

Office Secretary’s new hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS:

Every Sunday, Sunday school for kids K-6 grade, 9:45 AM

Every Sunday Worship at 10:45 AM

October

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

Friday, October 18 – Staff Meeting, 2:30 PM in conference room

Sunday, October 27 – Reformation Sunday – wear red

November

Saturday, November 2 –  Appreciation Celebration

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

Monday, November 4 – Cemetery Meeting, 7:00 PM in conference room

Tuesday, November 5 – Dog Club, 6:30 PM conference room

Tuesday, November 13 – Dog Club, 7:00 PM Rohrbaugh Hall

Sunday, November 17 – November 17 is a special day at St. Paul. Immediately following  

     worship that Sunday, we will convene a Special Congregational Meeting to elect  

     Congregation Council members and to vote on approval our new church constitution which

     complies with the 2020 requirements of the ELCA and includes optional changes that are

     recommended by our Congregation Council. After the meeting at fellowship WELCA of St.

     Paul will hold our popular annual Soup Sale.

Tuesday, November 19 – Congregational Council – 7:00 PM conference room

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

November 28 – Thanksgiving Day, Canners using the church

December

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 17 – Congregational Council, 7:00 PM conference room

December 22- Fourth Sunday in Advent

*Advent Thursdays worship and meals have yet to be determined

                          *Blue Christmas December 20

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 October 18, 2019/0 Comments/by Karin Lowry