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 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 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.

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

June 6thIn 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:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
5/30Isaiah 6:1-8Psalm 29Romans 8:12-17John 3:1-17
6/6Genesis 3:8-15Psalm 1302 Corinthians 4:13—5:1Mark 3:20-35
6/13Ezekiel 17:22-24Psalm 92:1-4, 12-152 Corinthians 5:6-17Mark 4:26-34
6/20Job 38:1-11Psalm 107:1-3, 23-322 Corinthians 6:1-13Mark 4:35-41
6/27Lamentations 3:22-33Psalm 302 Corinthians 8:7-15Mark 5:21-43

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

Daily Readings: Week of May 31 – June 5

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
5/31Numbers 9:15-23Revelations 4:1-8Psalm 20
6/1Exodus 25:1-221 Corinthians 2:1-10Psalm 20
6/2Numbers 6:22-27Mark 4:21-25Psalm 20
6/3Ezekiel 16:53-63Romans 3:1-8Psalm 103:1-13, 22
6/4Ezekiel 16:44-522 Peter 1:1-11Psalm 103:1-13, 22
6/5Ezekiel 16:53-63John 7:53—8:11Psalm 103:1-13, 22

Upcoming Commemorations:

Visit of Mary to ElizabethMonday, 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 165Tuesday, 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 1886Thursday, 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 1963Thursday, 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 754Saturday, 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.

Stewardship Snippets:

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 Birthdays

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 Anniversaries:

June 1st: Paul & Megan Tomkiel

June 24th: Art & Ann Reede

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; 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