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

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. 


Zoom Information

How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Zoom Online:

  1. Go to: https://tinyurl.com/StPaulZoomService
  2. Type in your email

How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Your Phone:

  1. Dial: 301-715-8592
  2. Enter this number: 961 5252 0889
  3. Enter this password: 725815

You can also attend worship live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulpgm/

July Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
7/252 Kings 4:42-44Psalm 145:10-18Ephesians 3:14-21John 6:1-21
8/1Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15Psalm 78:23-29Ephesians 4:1-16John 6:24-35
8/81 Kings 19:4-8Psalm 34:1-8Ephesians 4:25—5:2John 6:35, 41-51
8/15Proverbs 9:1-6Psalm 34:9-14Ephesians 5:15-20John 6:51-58
8/22Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18Psalm 34:15-22Ephesians 6:10-20John 6:56-69
8/29Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9Psalm 15James 1:17-27Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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

Daily Readings: Week of July 26-31

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
7/26Genesis 18:1-15Philippians 4:10-20Psalm 111
7/27Exodus 24:1-11Romans 15:22-33Psalm 111
7/28Isaiah 25:6-10aMark 6:35-44Psalm 111
7/29Exodus 12:33-421 Corinthians 11:17-22Psalm 78:23-29
7/30Exodus 12:43—13:21 Corinthians 11:27-34Psalm 78:23-29
7/31Exodus 13:3-10Matthew 16:5-12Psalm 78:23-29

Upcoming Commemorations:

James, Apostle – Sunday, July 25, 2021

James and his brother John were the sons of Zebedee, fishermen by trade before their call from Jesus. He was the first of the twelve apostles to be martyred, and his death is the only one recorded in scripture (Acts 12:1-2).

Johann Sebastian Bach, died 1750; Heinrich Schütz, died 1672; George Frederick Handel, died 1759; musicians – Wednesday, July 28, 2021

These three German-born musicians have done much to enrich the life of the church. Schütz was an early master who focused on settings of biblical texts. Bach wrote over 300 cantatas along with works for organ and instrumental pieces, and has been called the “fifth evangelist” for the way he proclaimed the gospel in music. Handel’s great work, Messiah, is a setting of scriptural texts.

Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany – Thursday, July 29, 2021

Friends of Jesus, Mary and Martha are remembered for the hospitality of their home that they offered him—Martha focused on serving their guest, and Mary on listening to him. Their brother Lazarus was raised from the dead as a sign of the greater resurrection to come.

Olaf, King of Norway, martyr, died 1030  – Thursday, July 29, 2021

Considered the patron saint of Norway, Olaf went from a life of piracy to becoming Christian and declaring himself king of Norway. He revised the laws and tried to administer them fairly. Driven from Norway in a rebellion, he was killed in battle trying to regain his kingdom.

Stewardship Snippets:

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21


Remember that we do not walk alone. Jesus is with us in our efforts to steward our bodies to good health. Scripture abounds with feeding stories—two in this week’s lessons alone—so we can trust that God will provide for our needs if we put forth the effort. Eat well, share what you have, and trust God to help you care for the marvelous gift of your physical body.

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

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