August 30 @ St. Paul

Worship at 10:45 am via Zoom

How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Zoom Online:

1) Go to: https://tinyurl.com/StPaulZoomService

 2) Type in your email Phone:

  • Dial: 301-715-8592
  •  2) Enter this number: 961 5252 0889
  • 3) Enter this password: 725815

Recordings/“On Demand”

 1) Go to www.fb.com/pg/stpaulpgm/videos/

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ALSO: We have an outdoor service at 9:30am on Sundays! It is a more intimate setting, as we gather under the honey locust in the back of the church.

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Also, our Labor Day weekend service with the Presbyterians will be September 6 at 10:15 AM. There will be a zoom link provided but we will also be gathering in person.

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Bible study Wednesdays starting at 7PM. We are still reading through Paul’s letter to the Galatians.

We are looking for helpers for the September worship services: Sept.6, 13, 20, 27. Please reply if you can serve as: GREETER(S), READER OR INTERCESSOR (reader of the intercessory prayer). No experience needed! Greeters just say hi to the people who show up on your screen. Readers and intercessors are sent their materials by Saturday to read over, and then can read from the screen or from your paper on Sunday morning. Please reply if you can help.

As a supporter of Interfaith Human Services we would like to invite to you to participate in the Interfaith Human Services “Community Care” online auction September 14-30.  We are welcoming donations of new or collectible items, gift cards and new handmade items.  This event will help us make up for fundraisers that were either cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.  If someone would like to donate they can email director@interfaithhumanservices.org or call 234-7731.  Current items can be previewed at https://www.interfaithhumanservices.org/auctions/  

Job Posting: St. Paul Friends, as you know our church secretary, Karin, is retiring as of August 31. We are now accepting resumes from interested candidates. If you or someone you know is interested in the job, here is the posting:  St. Paul Lutheran Church seeks a friendly, caring, and efficient person to serve as administrative assistant for the congregation. This person is accountable for welcoming visitors, preparing a weekly worship bulletin, answering phone calls and emails, scheduling meetings, filing, preparing mailings, etc. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Power Point and have current experience using Social Media. Email resume to lindarosenstel666@gmail.com

The new directories are ready. You may pick up your copy in the church narthex (outside the office door). If you want copy mailed to you, please contact Karin at stpaul68@comcast.net and she will send to you.

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.

The Church Secretary is voluntarily continuing to work during the transition time to answer the phones and emails daily, picking and distribution of the mail and preparing the weekly bulletin. She will be working from home 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.

It is a pleasure for me to help out during this transition time.

Farmers Market: The Market is in full swing of its new season and is open from 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 Cell: 814-880-6059 or Sally Kolesar Cell: 777-1830.

State College Food Bank Current Needs as of August 4: Canned Homestyle Soups (Progresso, Chunky, etc.); Canned Fruit: peaches, pears, & pineapple; Applesauce; Side Dishes (Rice-A-Roni, Knorr sides, boxed potato dishes, Hamburger/Tuna Helpers); Canned Ravioli; Mayonnaise; Barbecue Sauce; Vegetable or Canola Oil; Powdered Lemonade Mix; Coffee – Regular; Liquid Dish Soap; Laundry Detergent

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. 

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.

August Birthdays:

2  Les Doremus; 3 Morgen Hummel; 12 Michelle McMullen; 14 Cathy Holsing; 17 Mike Nordberg;

19 LaDonna Kolesar; 27 Hans Lemke

August Anniversaries:

1    Doug and Jill Lemke; 17 Ike and Linda Rosensteel; 24  Joe and Delorse Homan

September Birthdays:

1 Lucy Doremus; Janice Olsen; 10 Marilyn Byers; 18 Molly Schueltz; 26 Lois Corl, Franie Pollack

September Anniversaries:

11 Sheldon and Lois Corl; 26 Jeff and Linda Muthler; 27 Ron and Debbie Strouse

Readings:

August 30 Readings:  First Reading:  Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm: Psalm: 26: 1-8

Second Reading: Romans 12:9-21; Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28

September 6 Readings: First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm: Psalm 119:33-40;

Second Reading: Romans 13:8-14; Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:15-20

September 13 Readings: First Reading: Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm: Psalm 103:[1-7] 8-13;

Second Reading: Romans 14:1-12; Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

September 20 Readings: First Reading: Jonah 3:10–4:11; Psalm: Psalm 145:1-8;

Second Reading: Philippians 1:21-30; Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

September 27 Readings: First Reading: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Psalm: Psalm 25:1-9;

Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-13; Gospel: Matthew 21:23-32

October 4 Readings: First Readiing:  Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm: Psalm 80: 7-15;

Second Reading: Philippians 3:4b-14; Gospel:  Matthew 21:33-46

October 11 Readings: First Reading: Isaiah 25: 1- 9; Psalm: Psalm 23; Second Lesson: Philippians 4: 1-9; Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14.

Upcoming Commemoration: Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, bishop, renewer of the church, died 1872; Wednesday, September 2, 2020–Grundtvig was, with Søren Kierkegaard, one of the two great Danish theologians of the nineteenth century. As a pastor, he battled the prevalent idea that Christianity was more a philosophy than divine revelation. He wrote over a thousand hymns.