Announcements

Secretary office hours – 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 Ushers, 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.

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

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

July Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
7/11Amos 7:7-15Psalm 85:8-13Ephesians 1:3-14Mark 6:14-29
7/18Jeremiah 23:1-6Psalm 23Ephesians 2:11-22Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
7/252 Kings 4:42-44Psalm 145:10-18Ephesians 3:14-21John 6:1-21

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

Daily Readings: Week of July 12-17

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
7/12Amos 5:1-9Acts 21:27-39Psalm 142
7/13Amos 9:1-4Acts 23:12-35Psalm 142
7/14Amos 9:11-15Luke 7:31-35Psalm 142
7/15Jeremiah 10:1-16Colossians 1:15-23Psalm 23
7/16Jeremiah 10:17-25Acts 17:16-31Psalm 23
7/17Jeremiah 12:1-13Luke 18:35-43Psalm 23

Upcoming Commemorations:

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, died around 540 – Sunday, July 11, 2021

Benedict is known as the father of the Western monastic movement. Educated in Rome, he went to live as a hermit, and eventually gathered a community of monks around him. He wrote a rule for living in monasteries that is used by Benedictines and adapted by others.

Nathan Söderblom, Bishop of Uppsala, died 1931 – Monday, July 12, 2021

A winner of the Nobel Prize for peace for his efforts to unite peoples after the First World War, Söderblom also called attention to the revival of early church worship principles, and helped to lay the groundwork for the World Council of Churches.

Bartolomé de Las Casas, missionary to the Indies, died 1566 – Saturday, July 17, 2021

A native of Spain, Las Casas first came to the Western hemisphere while serving in the military. Granted a large estate with indigenous slaves, he freed them after he was ordained a priest. He worked in the Caribbean and Central America to improve the lives of the native peoples.

Stewardship Snippets:

I will listen to what the Lord God is saying; for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you.  – Psalm 85:8

Doctors have long known that our mental and spiritual attitudes have a direct impact on our physical health. Through prayer and meditation we can discover the peace that God promises to give us, and this can assist us in attaining optimal health.

July Birthdays

July 4th: Susan Barnes

July 10th: Marilyn Niemann

July 11th: Ike Rosensteel

July 14th: Bonnie McMiniment

July 16th: Mike Boonie & Drew Johnson & Dan Molnar

July 20th: Christian Richard & Heidi Lauckhardt-Rhoades

July 22nd: Jennifer Johnson

July 23rd: Deb Eckess

July 27th: Shirley Gilligan

July 28th: Linda Rosensteel

July 30th: Sandee Hemman

July Anniversaries:

July 7th: David & Stacy Pribulka

July 31st: Lloyd & Marilyn Niemann

Prayers

Please keep the following people in your prayers. Inform the church office (814-237-2081) 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; Lois Corl; Sandee Hemman; Helen Magnuson; Sheldon Corl; Lois Folmar; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; Martha Hummel; Michelle McMullen; Bonnie McMiniment; Leroy Dreibelbis; Morgen Hummel

Friends of St. Paul:

Rick Snare — Jim Rearick’s son-in-law

Pastor Kelley — 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

Jody Covalt – friend of Delorse Homan’s sister-in-law

Family of Wendy Reitz – coworker of Michelle McMullen

Beverly Sampsell – relative of the farmers market SNAP coordinator

For Our Neighbors:

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