Announcements

Secretary office hours have changed–Sundays from 9am-1pm and Mondays & Thursdays 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 in-person Readers and Intercessors for the month of July. No experience needed! 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.

Food Bank Needs: We are now collecting food bank items at the church. Besides the items listed below, they take garden items. To view their currently needed items, please go to https://scfoodbank.org/donate/current-needs-list

Food Items Needed:

  • Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (box mix)
  • Powdered Lemonade Mix (ex. County Time, 4C)
  • Salty or Savory Snacks (chips, pretzels, crackers, nuts, etc.)
  • Condensed Chicken Noodle or Chick Rice soup
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Sugar (1-4 lb. packages)
  • Flour (1-5 ib. packages)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Applications for the John B. Sprankle Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. The scholarship is open to members of the church and their immediate families. Below you will find a link to access the application electronically, which must be submitted no later than July 31st.   

Link: https://forms.gle/qRDBx3LhEhVe4u7m6

June Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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 June 14 – 19

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
6/14Exodus 16:13-26Romans 9:19-29Psalm 78:1-4, 52-72
6/15Exodus 16:27-36Acts 15:1-5, 22-35Psalm 78:1-4, 52-72
6/161 Samuel 21:1-6John 5:1-18Psalm 78:1-4, 52-72
6/17Isaiah 28:9-131 Peter 4:7-19Psalm 130
6/18Deuteronomy 1:34-402 Corinthians 5:1-5Psalm 130
6/19Genesis 2:4b-14Luke 8:4-15Psalm 130

Year B Complementary

Upcoming Commemorations:

Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, died 379; Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, died around 385; Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, died around 389; Macrina, teacher, died around 379Monday, June 14, 2021

The Cappadocian fathers, as the three men in this group are known, explored the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Basil’s monastic rule forms the basis for Eastern monastic life. Gregory of Nazianzus defended orthodox Christianity in Constantinople. Gregory of Nyssa, Basil’s younger brother, wrote on the spiritual life. Macrina, older sister of Basil and Gregory of Nyssa, was the leader of a community dedicated to asceticism, meditation, and prayer.

Emanuel Nine, martyrs, died 2015Thursday, June 17, 2021

On June 17, 2015, Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Lee Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson were murdered by a self-professed white supremacist while they were gathered for Bible study and prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (often referred to as Mother Emanuel) in Charleston, South Carolina. Pastors Pinckney and Simmons were both graduates of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. A resolution to commemorate June 17 as a day of repentance for the martyrdom of the Emanuel Nine was adopted by the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on August 8, 2019. Congregations of the ELCA are encouraged reaffirm their commitment to repenting of the sins of racism and white supremacy which continue to plague this church, to venerate the martyrdom of the Emanuel Nine, and to mark this day of penitence with study and prayer.

Stewardship Snippets:

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
As we emerge from our Covid cocoons, we are all new creations, changed in a variety of ways. In addition to renewing existing relationships, we can look for new ones that will help us deepen our faith walk, challenge our biases and prejudices, and love our neighbor.

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; Morgen Hummel

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