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 April. 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
  • Pancake/Baking Mix
  • Jelly (grape or strawberry)
  • Canned Tuna & Canned Chicken

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.)

Extra Devotionals – 10 extra The Word in Season devotionals for the months of April, May and June were sent to the church. The Word in Season devotionals are different from the Christ in Our Home devotionals that are regularly mailed to members who have requested them. If you would like a copy, feel free to stop by the church and pick them up, or reach out to Alicia to have them mailed to you.

Chad Hershberger will be a guest preacher on November 21, 2021.

Spring Ahead will begin on Sunday March 14th at 2am. Make sure to set your clocks forward one hour.

Easter Flower Orders – We are now taking orders for Easter flowers! This year, instead of purchasing flowers to decorate the sanctuary, the proceeds from our Easter flower orders will go toward refurbishing our outdoor prayer garden! Each order costs $15 and may be designated in honor or memory of someone. Our honorees and memorials will listed in our Easter Sunday bulletin and newsletters throughout the Easter season.

The deadline for placing orders is March 28. Orders may be placed by calling the church office at (814) 237-2081, or emailing Alicia Armstrong at: aliciaa@stpaulpgm.org. Please make your payments using your regular offering envelope, and designating “Easter Flowers” on the front of the envelope.

March Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
3/14Numbers 21:4-9Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22Ephesians 2:1-10John 3:14-21
3/21Jeremiah 31:31-34Psalm 51:1-12Hebrews 5:5-10John 12:20-33
3/28Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Philippians 2:5-11Mark 14:1-15:47

Upcoming Commemorations:

Patrick, bishop, missionary to Ireland, died 461; Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A native of Britain, Patrick was kidnapped by pirates at age sixteen and sold into slavery in Ireland. After a few years, he escaped, returned home, and entered the ministry. Returning to Ireland, he successfully served as a bishop and missionary there.

Joseph, Guardian of Jesus; Friday, March 19, 2021

Though the Bible tells us little about the husband of Jesus’ mother Mary, we know that he was a carpenter or builder by trade. He is also shown as being devoted both to God and to Mary and Jesus. It is assumed that he died before Jesus became an adult.

Stewardship Snippets:

“For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” – Ephesians 2:10


We have been created to love God and neighbor and to live a life marked by good works and radial generosity. During the season of Lent we are reminded to devote our time and resources to go the second mile for the sake of the good news.

March Birthdays:

Mar. 3rd: Adam Hartswick & Tracy Mehalick

Mar. 4th: Barbie Weber

Mar. 6th: Teresa Nordberg

                 Andrew Pribulka

Mar. 10th: Cora Nordberg

Mar. 17th: Sally Kolesar

Mar. 28th: Ray Holsing

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; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; Martha Hummel; Michelle McMullen; Nelson Wheeler

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

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

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

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