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 May. 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.

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.)

St. Paul’s Blessing Box is back! You will find it on the bench in the church porch area. You may donate items for those who need them or take what you need from the box.

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)
  • Canned Tuna
  • Snack Items (granola bars, crackers, chips, cookies, etc.)
  • Jelly (grape or strawberry)
  • Condensed Soup: Chicken Noodle or Chicken Rice
  • Sugar (1-4) lb. packages)
  • Flour (1-5 lb. packages)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Taco Tuesday Pop-Up Fundraiser Benefiting the Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA, featuring Moe’s Southwest Grill’s Take-Home Taco Kits

The Dyslexia Center is offering a Moe’s Family Taco Kit with your choice of chicken, ground beef, ½ chicken & ½ ground beef or vegetarian. It’s a DEAL @ $36.99+tax

This is a fun, convenient way to have dinner ready to pick up right in the neighborhood and see (from a safe distance) some friends and family you maybe haven’t seen for a while, even if it’s just for a minute. Take a much-deserved night off from cooking and order a family night of Tacos Show your support! For every kit sold, the Center will receive $5.

This is preorder only.

HOW TO ORDER:

  1. Place your order by 10am on Tuesday April 27th. Fill out this form to submit your order. https://form.jotform.com/210415274077148

*Be sure to choose “Dyslexia Reading Center 4/27” when selecting the pop-up you are picking up from.

  • Pick up will be on Tuesday, April 27th, 6:30-7pm, in the church parking lot at 277 W Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. When picking up your order, give us your name, we will hand you your order and you are on your way.

April & May Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
4/25Acts 4:5-12Psalm 231 John 3:16-24John 10:11-18
5/2Acts 8:26-40Psalm 22:25-311 John 4:7-21John 15:1-8
5/9Acts 10:44-48Psalm 981 John 5:1-6John 15:9-17
5/16Acts 1:15-17, 21-26Psalm 11 John 5:9-13John 17:6-19
5/23Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRomans 8:22-27John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
5/30Isaiah 6:1-8Psalm 29Romans 8:12-17John 3:1-17

We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule. 

Daily Readings: Week of April 26 – May 1

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
4/261 Samuel 16:1-131 Peter 5:1-5Psalm 95
4/271 Chronicles 11:1-9Revelation 7:13-17Psalm 95
4/28Micah 7:8-20Mark 14:26-31Psalm 95
4/29Amos 8:1-7Acts 8:1b-8Psalm 22:25-31
4/30Amos 8:11-13Acts 8:9-25Psalm 22:25-31
5/1Amos 9:7-15Mark 4:30-32Psalm 22:25-31

Upcoming Commemorations:

Mark, EvangelistSunday, April 25, 2021

He was not numbered among the twelve apostles, yet Mark was probably a member of the early church community. The gospel that bears his name is the shortest and most direct, and many scholars think it was the first to be written.

Catherine of Siena, theologian, died 1380Thursday, April 29, 2021

This theologian was the first woman among Roman Catholics to receive the title “Doctor [teacher] of the Church.” Catherine was a Dominican sister known for her mystical visions as well as her work on behalf of people who were poor and imprisoned.

Philip and James, ApostlesSaturday, May 1, 2021

Philip was one of the first disciples of Jesus, and called Nathanael to “come and see.” He later responded to an Ethiopian official’s request for teaching and baptism. Little is known of James, the son of Alphaeus, called “the Less” to distinguish him from another apostle named James.

Stewardship Snippets:

“Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”  — 1 John 3:18
Care of God’s good creation is love in truth and action. Ponder how you might better exhibit this love through your care of our planet and all that God has created. What one small step might you take this week?

April Birthdays

Apr. 6th: Kathy Wheeler

Apr. 12th: Jason Wills

Apr. 14th: Matt Homan

Apr. 19th: Claire Johnson

Apr. 25th: Karol Magnuson

Apr. 27th: Beverly Molnar

May Birthdays

May 1st: Marty Nordberg & Gabriel Pribulka

May 4th: Paul Tomkiel

May 8th: Lois Folmar

May 11th: Diana Wills

May 21st: Rich Olsen

May 26th: Rhonda Boonie

May 27th: Jon Eckess

May 28th: Roger Williams

May 29th: Max Hummel

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; Bonnie McMiniment

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 — former member of St. Paul

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

Fred Muthler – father of Jeff Muthler

Lee Basset – friend of Michelle McMullen

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