Announcements

Outdoor Service Time Change – Starting May 2nd, early morning services will be held at 9:30am.

Secretary office hours–Sundays from 9am-1pm and Mondays & Fridays from 9:30am-1:30pm. Alicia will not be holding office hours on Monday, May 3rd.

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

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap

You may have heard that Pastor Greg Harbaugh’s son, Zachary, was killed in a car accident. You can read the obituary on the CDT website. All memorial donations can be sent to Greg for his grandson’s trust fund. The child is only 4 and was injured in the accident. The address is Greg Harbaugh, 962 W. Schumaker Manor Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804.

May Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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 May 3 – 8

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
5/3Isaiah 5:1-7Galatians 5:16-26Psalm 80
5/4Isaiah 32:9-20James 3:17-18Psalm 80
5/5Isaiah 65:17-25John 14:18-31Psalm 80
5/6Isaiah 49:5-6Acts 10:1-34Psalm 98
5/7Isaiah 42:5-9Acts 10:34-43Psalm 98
5/8Deuteronomy 32:44-47Mark 10:42-45Psalm 98

Upcoming Commemorations:

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, died 373Sunday, May 2, 2021

Best remembered for defending the teaching that Christ was fully God against those who taught otherwise, Athanasius was an influential church leader around the time of the Council of Nicea. He was banished from Alexandria five times for his forthright views.

Monica, mother of Augustine, died 387Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Monica was married to a pagan husband who was ill-tempered and unfaithful, but whom she helped bring into the Christian faith. She repeated the influence on her son Augustine, who went on to become one of the greatest church teachers.

Julian of Norwich, renewer of the church, died around 1416Saturday, May 8, 2021

When she was about thirty years old, Julian (or Juliana) reported visions that she later compiled into a book, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, now a classic of medieval mysticism. The visions declared that love was the meaning of religious experience, provided by Christ who is love, for the purpose of love.

Victor the Moor, martyr, died 303 (TFF)Saturday, May 8, 2021

Also known as Victor Maurus, this native of the northwest African nation of Mauritania was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. Under the persecution of Maximian, Victor died for his faith at Milan.

Stewardship Snippets:

“Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.”  –Psalm 22:30


Who first told you the good news about Jesus? Chances are it was a beloved elder, either a family member or pillar of the church. We receive the wisdom of our ancestors, and then we take on the mantle of responsibility and good stewardship to pass that good news along to future generations.

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

The family of Zachary Harbaugh

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