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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Kolesar at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
- Pancake/Baking Mix
- Jelly (grape or strawberry)
- Canned Tuna & Canned Chicken
- 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: email@example.com. Please make your payments using your regular offering envelope, and designating “Easter Flowers” on the front of the envelope.
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|3/14||Numbers 21:4-9||Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22||Ephesians 2:1-10||John 3:14-21|
|3/21||Jeremiah 31:31-34||Psalm 51:1-12||Hebrews 5:5-10||John 12:20-33|
|3/28||Isaiah 50:4-9a||Psalm 31:9-16||Philippians 2:5-11||Mark 14:1-15:47|
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.
“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.
Mar. 3rd: Adam Hartswick & Tracy Mehalick
Mar. 4th: Barbie Weber
Mar. 6th: Teresa Nordberg
Mar. 10th: Cora Nordberg
Mar. 17th: Sally Kolesar
Mar. 28th: Ray Holsing
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