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 June. 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 email@example.com or Sally Kolesar at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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)
- Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
June 6th – In addition to the morning service at 9:30am, we will be having anoutdoor worship service at 10:45am. This service will also be streamed on Zoom and Facebook.
The Bishop Election will take place at the Allegheny Senate Assembly on June 4th-5th. Please pray for Sally Kolesar, Linda Rosensteel, and Pastor Paul Tomkiel as they discern our new bishop.
May & June Readings:
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|5/30||Isaiah 6:1-8||Psalm 29||Romans 8:12-17||John 3:1-17|
|6/6||Genesis 3:8-15||Psalm 130||2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1||Mark 3:20-35|
|6/13||Ezekiel 17:22-24||Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15||2 Corinthians 5:6-17||Mark 4:26-34|
|6/20||Job 38:1-11||Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32||2 Corinthians 6:1-13||Mark 4:35-41|
|6/27||Lamentations 3:22-33||Psalm 30||2 Corinthians 8:7-15||Mark 5:21-43|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of May 31 – June 5
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|5/31||Numbers 9:15-23||Revelations 4:1-8||Psalm 20|
|6/1||Exodus 25:1-22||1 Corinthians 2:1-10||Psalm 20|
|6/2||Numbers 6:22-27||Mark 4:21-25||Psalm 20|
|6/3||Ezekiel 16:53-63||Romans 3:1-8||Psalm 103:1-13, 22|
|6/4||Ezekiel 16:44-52||2 Peter 1:1-11||Psalm 103:1-13, 22|
|6/5||Ezekiel 16:53-63||John 7:53—8:11||Psalm 103:1-13, 22|
Visit of Mary to Elizabeth – Monday, May 31, 2021
This festival marks the occasion when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth who was herself pregnant with John. Elizabeth pronounced Mary “blessed among women,” and Mary responded with the song called the Magnificat.
Justin, martyr at Rome, died around 165 – Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Born of pagan parents, Justin was influenced by an elderly Christian in Ephesus. He became a teacher of philosophy and the Christian faith. Jailed for practicing an unauthorized religion, he refused to renounce his faith and was beheaded.
The Martyrs of Uganda, died 1886 – Thursday, June 3, 2021
On June 3, 1886, thirty-two young men were burned to death for refusing to renounce Christianity. The confident manner in which these Christians went to their deaths contributed to a much stronger Christian presence in Uganda.
John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, died 1963 – Thursday, June 3, 2021
When elected pope, the former Angelo Roncalli was expected to be a short-term caretaker. He showed great spirit, though, and convened the Second Vatican Council which helped bring great changes to Roman Catholic and other churches.
Boniface, Bishop of Mainz, missionary to Germany, martyr, died 754 – Saturday, June 5, 2021
Boniface was a native of England who became a Benedictine monk and was called to missionary work among the Vandal tribes of Germany. With fellow workers, he established churches and schools, and he also worked to reform the church.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, “Here am I; send me.” –Isaiah 6:8
When were you first aware of God calling you to deeper faith and service? Was it through the voice and wisdom of a beloved elder or through the witness of a treasured ancestor? Steward these stories carefully and pass them on to the generations to come in the name of the Triune God.
June 4th: Cassie McMullen
June 5th: Art Reede
June 11th: Randy Wills
June 12th: Ann Reede
June 17th: Judy Karakawa & Carl Tier
June 23rd: Kathy Liebrum
June 26th: Diane Kemmerer & Doug Lemke & Grace Lemke
June 27th: Paul Anderson
June 1st: Paul & Megan Tomkiel
June 24th: Art & Ann Reede
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; Sydney Bennington; Leroy Dreibelbis
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 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
Family of Linda Dreibelbis
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