Secretary office hours have changed- Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays from 1pm-4pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm.
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 September. 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
- 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. At this time, the Food Bank will not accept baby food.
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.
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|
|9/12||Isaiah 50:4-9a||Psalm 116:1-9||James 3:1-12||Mark 8:27-38|
|9/19||Jeremiah 11:18-20||Psalm 54||James 3:13—4:3, 7-8a||Mark 9:30-37|
|9/26||Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29||Psalm 19:7-14||James 5:13-20||Mark 9:38-50|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of September 13-18
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|9/13||Joshua 6:1-21||Hebrews 11:29—12:2||Isaiah 38:10-20|
|9/14||Joshua 8:1-23||Hebrews 12:3-13||Isaiah 38:10-20|
|9/15||Judges 15:9-20||Matthew 17:14-21||Isaiah 38:10-20|
|9/16||Joshua 2:1-14||Hebrews 11:17-22||Psalm 116:1-9|
|9/17||Joshua 2:15-24||James 2:17-26||Psalm 116:1-9|
|9/18||Joshua 6:22-27||Matthew 21:23-32||Psalm 116:1-9|
John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, died 407 – Monday, September 13, 2021
John was a priest in Antioch and an outstanding preacher. His eloquence earned him the nickname “Chrysostom” (“golden mouth”). Appointed bishop of Constantinople, seat of the empire, he criticized corruption in the court. As a result, he was exiled by the empress.
Holy Cross Day – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Helena, mother of Constantine, made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and found what may be the actual site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Her son built two churches there, and the dedication of one of them gave rise to this celebration of our Lord’s victory on the cross.
Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, martyr, died around 258 – Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cyprian served as a bishop during a time of great persecution of Christians. He insisted on receiving back those who had left the faith under duress. He also provided medical care during a severe epidemic.
Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, died 1179 – Friday, September 17, 2021
A mystic who was widely influential within the church, Hildegard advised and reproved kings and popes, wrote poems and hymns, and produced treatises in medicine, theology, and natural history. She was also a musician and artist.
Dag Hammarskjöld, renewer of society, died 1961 – Saturday, September 18, 2021
A Swedish diplomat, Hammarskjöld served as the second Secretary General of the United Nations until his death in a plane crash while trying to negotiate peace in present-day Zambia. His journal, published as Markings, revealed the depth of his Christian faith.
September 1st: Lucy Doremus & Janice Olsen
September 10th: Marilyn Byers
September 18th: Molly Schueltz
September 26th: Lois Corl
September 11th: Sheldon & Lois Corl
September 26th: Jeff & Linda Muthler
September 27th: Ron & Debbie Strouse
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; Merle Eyer
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
Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson
Abby Nichols – friend of Delorse Homan’s sister-in-law
Doris Leitch – aunt of Joe Homan
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