September 12 @ St. Paul

Announcements

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 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:

  • 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)

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. 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.


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/

September Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
9/12Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 116:1-9James 3:1-12Mark 8:27-38
9/19Jeremiah 11:18-20Psalm 54James 3:13—4:3, 7-8aMark 9:30-37
9/26Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29Psalm 19:7-14James 5:13-20Mark 9:38-50

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

Daily Readings: Week of September 13-18

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
9/13Joshua 6:1-21Hebrews 11:29—12:2Isaiah 38:10-20
9/14Joshua 8:1-23Hebrews 12:3-13Isaiah 38:10-20
9/15Judges 15:9-20Matthew 17:14-21Isaiah 38:10-20
9/16Joshua 2:1-14Hebrews 11:17-22Psalm 116:1-9
9/17Joshua 2:15-24James 2:17-26Psalm 116:1-9
9/18Joshua 6:22-27Matthew 21:23-32Psalm 116:1-9

Upcoming Commemorations:

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 Birthdays

September 1st: Lucy Doremus &  Janice Olsen

September 10th: Marilyn Byers

September 18th: Molly Schueltz

September 26th: Lois Corl

September Anniversaries:

September 11th: Sheldon & Lois Corl

September 26th: Jeff & Linda Muthler

September 27th: Ron & Debbie Strouse

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; 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