ANNOUNCEMENTS

Worship:

This week we celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost. We will worship by using Zoom

  • You are invited to St Paul’s Sunday worship service on Zoom webinar.
    The service begins at 10:45 AM, but the room opens earlier
  • Room opens:  June 21, 2020, 10:30 AM Eastern Time
  • Please click the link below to join the service:
    https://zoom.us/j/96152520889?pwd=L3JLSndFMXJySWlHNnExdTRCcnJMZz09
    Password: 725815
  • Webinar ID: 961 5252 088    
  • Password: 725815

Pastor Paul’s vacation is June 22-28.  Pastor Kevin Shock will provide pastoral coverage for emergencies while Pastor Paul is on vacation.  Pastor Kevin can be reached at: 814-404-0721.

Except for his vacation, Pastor Paul is available by phone 9AM to 8PM Tuesday through Sunday. Monday is his day off, but otherwise, feel free to give a call or send a text! If he doesn’t pick up right away, leave a message and Pastor will try to get back to you ASAP. His local phone number is 814-325-7571. He is always available 24/7 for emergencies.

Caucus Meeting for the Nittany Conference representatives to the Assembly will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 PM. Delegates and all members of the Nittany Conference are invited to attend.

The Church Secretary will be working during the normal hours of Tuesday and Friday from 11:00 AM -3:00 PM. She will be working from home for the time being but will be in and out of the office periodically. Email is stpaul68@comcast.net and church phone is 814-237-2081 or cell phone: 814- 699-1701. Messages checked often.

Stewardship Snippet for June 21, 2020 Matthew 10:39 “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” Sometimes community feels like loss, smells like sorrow, and loudly laments what is no longer. Jesus proclaims a “kindom” community born of an essential loss to self. That death, in turn, enriches the soil from which the abundant life God desires for all creation will burgeon.

Farmers Market: The Market has begun a new season and is open again 3 to 7 pm every Thursday until September 24, 2020. COVID-19 protocol will be followed. Volunteers (teens to seniors) are needed for traffic management, setup and cleanup, and entry monitoring.  Volunteers: If you’d like to volunteer or know someone we should ask, please contact Linda Rosensteel or Sally Kolesar.

Worship and Music is planning an outside Community Worship with the Presbyterian Church and will be held Sunday, July 5 beginning at 9:30 AM on the grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Details are still being defined and we will send more information as soon as available. Please bring your friends, family, neighbors to celebrate.

Church Usage Update:  We look forward to when we can all gather in our sanctuary for worship. For now, St. Paul will continue to worship by Zoom. Opening for meetings and worship will require much planning in order to keep us all safe. The congregation council has decided it would be unwise to open at this time and has recruited a Planning Committee that will work on meeting the COVID-19 protocols.
     In this meantime, the council asks that you please avoid entering our building.  People who must enter to do office work or building maintenance are asked to sign in and to sanitize everything in the building they touched before leaving.  The sign-in sheet is at the door of the church office.

State College Food Bank:  Despite the fact that we cannot pick up your Food Bank items at the church, they are still collecting items on Mondays (9-4:30) and Wednesdays and Fridays (9-3:30). Besides the items listed below, they take garden items.  Pickup is contactless, using a bin. If you’d like to take a little drive, here’s an opportunity to do a good deed. 

Plain White Rice (1-2 pound bags or boxes), Sugar (2 or 4 pound bags), Vegetable or Canola Oil, All-Purpose Baking Mix or Pancake Mix, Canned Protein Beans, Canned Fruit, Canned Corn, Canned Green Beans, Ketchup, Yellow Mustard, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressing: Ranch and Italian, Peanut Butter, Canned Soups, Canned Pasta (Spaghettios, Chef Boyardee, etc.), Coffee – Regular, 100% Fruit Juice (64 oz. bottles), Powdered Lemonade Mix

Blessing Box — Do you need a blessing? Do you want to be a blessing? We now have a blessing box on the church porch to share non-perishable food and household/personal items.  Take what you need…leave what you can. Open to all! Please share with your friends and neighbors.  If you have something you would like to donate but can’t get to the church for any reason, please let me Michelle McMullen know (by phone or text 412-965-1694; mmcmullen273@gmail.com) and she will arrange a time to come pick up the items from your church.  Anyone is welcome to take what they need and leave what they can. It is like a mini-free library, only with food. This is a way we are helping our community during this hard time. There are also books that can be picked up and for taking home for those wanting new reading material. Help yourself. We have a team of folks who are monitoring the blessing box and will be taking food to the food bank periodically. *Please note that food items should be carefully checked with expiration dates. Expired items should not be put into the Blessing Box. *Please continue to spread the word about the blessing box for food and for books.

June Birthdays–4 Cassie McMullen; 5 Art Reede;, 11 Randy Wills;  12 Ann Reede; Andrew Pribulka; 17 Judy Karakawa, Carl Tier; 26 Diane Kemmerer, Doug Lemke, Grace Lemke, Becky Nordberg; 27  Paul Anderson

June Anniversaries–1   Pastor Paul & Megan Tomkiel; 24 Art and Ann Reede

Readings for June June 21: Third Sunday in Pentecost: First Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-13; Psalm: Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18; Second Reading: Romans 6:1b-11; Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:24-39

June 28: Fourth Sunday in Pentecost: First Reading: Jeremiah 28:5-9; Psalm: Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18; Second Reading: Romans 6:12-23; Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:40-42

July 5 Readings: First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm: Psalm 145:8-14; Second Reading:  Romans 7:15-25a; Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

July 12 Readings: First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm: Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13; Second Reading: Romans 8:1-11;Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23