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 August. 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)
  • 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)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap


St. Paul is once more collecting donations of Food for the State College Area Food Bank and delivering them to the Food Bank site. The box can be found in the narthex near the entrance to Rohrbaugh Hall. A list of needs is included in the weekly bulletins. Cash donations must be mailed, or hand delivered to the Food Bank.

The Property Committee and the Worship and Music Committee are both in need of additional members. If you have an interest in the physical plant and outside environs of the church and would like to help with planning, organizing, and facilitating care, maintenance, and upgrades; please contact Ron Strouse or Joe Homan. The Property team does not have regularly scheduled meetings but meets when necessary.  If you would like to be a part of planning, organizing, and facilitating the worship services and music programs of the church, please contact Karen Magnuson or Michelle McMullen. The Worship and Music Committee meets monthly, currently on the second Tuesday at 7pm by Zoom.

Congregation Council Highlights

Motions approved at the July meeting were:

  • Masking will be required for worship if Centre or surrounding counties reach the level at which masking is suggested by the CDC.
  • A committee will be formed to address the position of choir director.

Other items currently being discussed by council are:

  • Nominations for Congregation Council candidates. Linda Muthler and Roger Williams are currently serving their last year.
  • A possible St. Paul Devotional Booklet project headed by Sally Kolesar.
  • Potential installation of air conditioning in the sanctuary and/or Rohrbaugh Hall.
  • Potential installation of solar panels.

Look for this report each month following the Congregation Council’s monthly meeting. We are still meeting by Zoom for the convenience and comfort of some of our members. If you would like to attend, you are welcome to do so.

If you have any questions or would like to be invited to the Zoom meeting, please contact Linda Rosensteel at (814) 880-6059 or lindarosensteel@comcast.net

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/

August Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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 August 2-7

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
8/2Genesis 18:1-15Philippians 4:10-20Psalm 111
8/3Exodus 24:1-11Romans 15:22-33Psalm 111
8/4Isaiah 25:6-10aMark 6:35-44Psalm 111
8/5Exodus 12:33-421 Corinthians 11:17-22Psalm 78:23-29
8/6Exodus 12:43—13:21 Corinthians 11:27-34Psalm 78:23-29
8/7Exodus 13:3-10Matthew 16:5-12Psalm 78:23-29

Upcoming Commemorations:

Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), died 1221 – Sunday, August 8, 2021

Dominic was a Spanish priest who saw the wealth of the clergy as a stumbling block for the church, so he formed a movement, the Order of Preachers (commonly called Dominicans) devoted to itinerant preaching and living in poverty.

Stewardship Snippets:

John 6:35 – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

In the Lord’s Prayer we ask God to “Give us today our daily bread.” Jesus reminds us that he is the true bread that feeds our lives and souls. Daily we partake of Jesus through prayer and Scripture, and as often as we may through Holy Communion.

August Birthdays

August 2nd: Les Doremus

August 3rd: Morgen Hummel

August 12th: Michelle McMullen

August 14th: Cathy Holsing

August 17th: Mike Nordberg

August 19th: LaDonna Kolesar

August 27th: Hans Lemke

August Anniversaries:

August 1st: Doug & Jill Lemke

August 17th: Ike & Linda Rosensteel

August 24th: Joe & Delorse Homan

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; 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

Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson

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