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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Kolesar at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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)
- Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
Caseworker Needed: Interfaith Human Services (IHS) has been serving low-income individuals and families in Centre County for more than 50 years through financial assistance and money management programs as well as representative payee services. To meet the increasing need for these programs and services, IHS has converted a part-time caseworker position into a full-time position, but now is challenged to find a qualified individual to fill the position by the end of August. If you know anyone with relevant social services education and experience who is interested in a rewarding job with a great organization, please direct them to: https://www.interfaithhumanservices.org/casemanager/ to learn more.
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|7/18||Jeremiah 23:1-6||Psalm 23||Ephesians 2:11-22||Mark 6:30-34, 53-56|
|7/25||2 Kings 4:42-44||Psalm 145:10-18||Ephesians 3:14-21||John 6:1-21|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of July 19-24
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|7/19||Jeremiah 50:1-7||Hebrews 13:17-25||Psalm 100|
|7/20||Zechariah 9:14—10:2||Acts 20:17-38||Psalm 100|
|7/21||2 Samuel 5:1-12||Luke 15:1-7||Psalm 100|
|7/22||1 Kings 19:19-21||Colossians 1:9-14||Psalm 145:10-18|
|7/23||2 Kings 3:4-20||Colossians 3:12-17||Psalm 145:10-18|
|7/24||2 Kings 4:38-41||John 4:31-38||Psalm 145:10-18|
Mary Magdalene, Apostle – Thursday, July 22, 2021
Sometimes called “the apostle to the apostles” because she told them of her encounter with the risen Lord, Mary was a woman of Galilee who followed Jesus throughout his ministry. She was present at Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial.
Birgitta of Sweden, renewer of the church, died 1373 – Friday, July 23, 2021
Birgitta married at age thirteen and had four daughters. Widowed at age thirty-eight, she gave all that she owned to the poor, and founded a community of monks and nuns led by a woman. Her work is continued today by the Society of St. Birgitta.
Jesus said to his apostles, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. -Mark 6:31
Jesus knew that he and his followers needed good nutrition and adequate rest to fulfill their mission, so he ordered them to chill out. For you to function optimally, make it a point to eat healthful foods and to get enough sleep.
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 7th: David & Stacy Pribulka
July 31st: Lloyd & Marilyn Niemann
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
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