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 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.
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:
- Homestyle Soups (Progresso, Chunky, heat-and-serve styles)
- Condensed Cream Soups (Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, etc.)
- Condensed Chicken Noodle or Chick Rice soup
- Canned Tuna
- Macaroni & Cheese (box mix)
- Snack Foods (chips, pretzels, crackers, cookies, etc.)
- Jelly or Jam
- Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
- Tea Bags (black, green, herbal)
- 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.
The St Paul Property Team is inviting you to join us at the annual outdoor church work evening on Monday August 16 starting at 5 PM. We need to trim the shrubbery, trim trees and clean up the prayer garden. Please bring your rakes and hedge trimmers. We will supply food and drinks.
How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Zoom Online:
- Go to: https://tinyurl.com/StPaulZoomService
- Type in your email
How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Your Phone:
- Dial: 301-715-8592
- Enter this number: 961 5252 0889
- Enter this password: 725815
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|8/15||Proverbs 9:1-6||Psalm 34:9-14||Ephesians 5:15-20||John 6:51-58|
|8/22||Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18||Psalm 34:15-22||Ephesians 6:10-20||John 6:56-69|
|8/29||Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9||Psalm 15||James 1:17-27||Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of August 9-14
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|8/9||1 Kings 17:1-16||Ephesians 5:1-14||Psalm 81|
|8/10||Ruth 2:1-23||2 Peter 3:14-18||Psalm 81|
|8/11||Jeremiah 31:1-6||John 6:35-40||Psalm 81|
|8/12||Job 11:1-20||Acts 6:8-15||Psalm 34:9-14|
|8/13||Job 12:1-25||Romans 16:17-20||Psalm 34:9-14|
|8/14||Job 13: 1-19||John 4:7-26||Psalm 34:9-14|
Mary, Mother of Our Lord – Sunday, August 15, 2021
The church (including Martin Luther) honored Mary with the title theotokos, meaning “God-bearer,” for her role in giving birth to the Son of God. Her song, the Magnificat, speaks eloquently of God’s lifting the lowly and feeding the hungry.
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, died 1153 – Friday, August 20, 2021
Bernard, a Cistercian monk, was a man of great spirituality who wrote mystical works and criticized those whom he thought took an overly intellectual approach to the faith. He became an abbot, and wrote several hymns that are still beloved today.
Ephesians 5:15,16 – Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.
God gives all of us the same abundance of time – 24 hours in every day, and it’s so easy to waste! Steward disciples pray for wisdom to live each day to its fullest, and to turn away from the world’s evils.
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 1st: Doug & Jill Lemke
August 17th: Ike & Linda Rosensteel
August 24th: Joe & Delorse Homan
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
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
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