Secretary office hours – 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.
Choir Zoom Social: Thursday, September 30 at 7:00pm. Anyone interested in singing in the choir for the holiday season and going forward is encouraged to join us on September 30 to talk about our plans! Zoom information will be forthcoming.
Offering Envelopes: If you would like to change the frequency of giving through offering envolopes ( monthly > weekly or weekly > monthly), please reach out to Alicia.
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|
|9/19||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 20 – 25
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|9/20||1 Kings 13:1-10||Romans 3:9-20||Psalm 119:169-176|
|9/21||1 Kings 13:11-25||Colossians 3:1-11||Psalm 119:169-176|
|9/22||Isaiah 10:12-20||John 7:25-36||Psalm 119:169-176|
|9/23||Judges 6:1-10||1 Corinthians 2:1-5||Psalm 54|
|9/24||1 Kings 22:24-40||Romans 11:25-32||Psalm 54|
|9/25||2 Kings 17:5-18||Matthew 23:29-39||Psalm 54|
Nelson Wesley Trout, bishop, died 1996 (TFF) – Monday, September 20, 2021
A native of Ohio, Trout served parishes in several parts of the United States before being elected bishop of the South Pacific District of the American Lutheran Church, the first African American Lutheran to serve in such a capacity.
Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Matthew (or Levi) was a tax collector in Capernaum for the Roman government. Tax collectors were frequently despised for dishonesty and for assisting the occupiers. Jesus nevertheless showed love for them, and chose Matthew to be a disciple.
James 4:1, 2 – Those conflicts and disputes among you … do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts.
James puts his finger on the pulse of human misery. We drive ourselves crazy by craving the things we don’t have and envying those who have more than we do! Spiritual maturity and practicing steward/discipleship help bring us sanity.
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; 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
Mary Ann Pollack — Chris Pollack’s mother
Lori and Joe — friends of Michelle McMullen
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