Announcements

Secretary office hours – Sundays from 9am-1pm and Mondays & Fridays from 9:30am-1:30pm.

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 does not 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.

We are looking for Greeters, Readers and Intercessors for the month of February. 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. Contact Linda Rosensteel at lindarosensteel@comcast.net or Sally Kolesar at kolesarsally@comcast.net to volunteer!

Grocery Shopping Help – Stacy Pribulka has been kind enough to offer help to any church member in need of grocery shopping help. Deliveries can be made directly to members’ homes and payment for groceries can be made after given the receipt. All that Stacy asks for is at least a days notice. For those who are interested, please contact Stacy at

(814) 548-6585 or pribulkas@gmail.com.

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 would like to take a little drive, here is an opportunity to do a good deed. To view their currently needed items, please go to https://scfoodbank.org/donate/current-needs-list

Food Items Needed:

  • Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Applesauce
  • Tomato Product (diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, etc.)
  • Jelly (grape or strawberry)
  • Canned Tuna & Canned Chicken
  • Canned Pasta (Chef Boyardee, Spaghettios, etc.)
  • Flour (5 lb. bags)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Outreach Opportunity: One of our first goals in establishing Gloria de Dios is to get the written Word of God into the hands of both the children and the adults. To do this we purchased 27 bibles (this includes bilingual story bibles for the kids). Each bible cost $10, so if we can get $270 that would cover the cost of the bibles!

We are also trying to help assist the folks who are members of the Latino community because, as you can imagine, they are facing tough economic times presently. As we enter winter folks will need winter clothes, groceries, gas, and various other things. The idea that our leadership team came up with was to collect gift cards to help in this season.

We are looking for gift cards to Giant, Weis, Wal-Mart, Sheetz, Kohl’s, and the like. (Also, a note: any donations initially for the bibles after we reach $270 will be used to purchase more gift cards.)

February Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
2/142 Kings 2:1-12Psalm 50:1-62 Corinthians 4:3-6Mark 9:2-9
2/21Genesis 9:8-17Psalm 25:1-101 Peter 3:18-22Mark 1:9-15
2/28Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16Psalm 4:13-25Romans 4:13-25Mark 8:31-38

Stewardship Snippets:

“For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.” – 2 Corinthians 4:5


Like the Apostle Paul, we sometimes need to remind ourselves and others that what we do as disciples isn’t about us but about the crucified and risen Christ. Following Jesus makes us responsible toward and accountable to both God and neighbor.

February Birthdays:

Feb. 1st: Linda Muthler

Feb. 3rd: Karin Lowry

Feb. 9th: David Kolesar & Llyod Niemann

Feb. 14th: Jennie Norberg & William Stout

Feb. 15th: Todd Wheeler

Feb. 21st: Max Barnes

Upcoming Commemorations:

Cyril, monk, died 869; Methodius, bishop, died 885; missionaries to the Slavs; Sunday, February 14, 2021

These two brothers from Thessalonika, Greece, were monks and were sent to bring Christianity to the Slavic people. In the course of their work they created a written language, inventing the Cyrillic alphabet for it, and translated the Bible and the liturgy.

Martin Luther, renewer of the church, died 1546; Thursday, February 18, 2021

Though he began his adult church life as a simple Augustinian monk, Luther challenged the abuses he saw in the church, and his work eventually led to the Protestant Reformation. Luther’s accomplishments included liturgical reform, translation of the Bible, and creation of the Small and Large Catechisms.

Prayers

Please keep the following people in your prayers. Inform the church office (237-2081) to add or remove a name from the list.

St. Paul Members:

Sally Kolesar; Liz Perez; Diane Kemmerer; Pastor Paul; Todd Wheeler; Marilyn Niemann; Eileen Butchkoski; Cindy Tier; Liz Perez; Lois Corl; Sandee Hemman; Helen Magnuson; Sheldon Corl; Lois Folmar; Nelson Wheeler; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; Martha Hummel; Michelle McMullen

Friends of St. Paul:

Rick Snare — Jim Rearick’s son-in-law

Pastor Kelly — our former pastor

Vanessa Holden — friend of Diane Kemmerer

Doug Demark — friend of Nelson Wheeler

Barb Gibson — friend of Roger Williams and Karen Magnuson

Mary Ann Pollack — Chris Pollack’s mother

Lori and Joe — friends of Michelle McMullen

Leroy Dreibelbis — friend of Ron Strouse

Ralph Farber — Stacy Pribulka’s father

Lee Bassett, Jr. — friend of Michelle McMullen 

Shayla Keith — granddaughter of Carl and Cindy Tier

Chip Rhoades — father of Heidi Lauckhardt-Rhoades

Joseph Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s father

Ramona Book — wife of Pastor Brent Book

Dave Howell — friend of Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann

Carol Holmes — niece of Diane Kemmerer

Jan Van Horne — friend of Rich and Janice Olsen

Vivian McClellan — mother of Franie Pollack

Maren Alexis Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s stepmother

Adam Sheerer — cousin of Karen Magnuson

Adam Shapelow — Carl and Cindy Tier’s nephew

Nathan Williams — son of Roger Williams

Pattie – friend of Janny Olsen

Linda Ackley – friend of Janny Olsen

Rick Ellenberger – friend of Nelson Wheeler

Fred Muthler – father of Jeff Muthler

Beverly Cwynar – mother of Judy Wills

Rusty and Monica Hambright – cousin and wife of Linda Rosensteel

Ted Grove – father of Delorse Homan’s sister-in-law

For Our Neighbors:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

All responders and volunteers  aiding those affected in the Coronavirus crisis

For our nation to have peace

For those who are not yet members at St. Paul