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 October. 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
Our last Food Bank donation totaled 48 pounds. Thank you for your donations!
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.
CROP Hunger Walk: This year’s Walk is set for Sunday, October 17 at 2:00PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with registration starting at 1:30PM. Walkers can register online at crophungerwalk.org/statecollegepa, and can make donations through the same site.
Blood Drive: The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in the fellowship hall on Thursday, October 14, from 12:30PM – 7:30PM.
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Penn State Law is collecting donations for the Jared Box Project. The Jared Box Project is a locally established organization that collects boxes filled with small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books and fun activities to be distributed to young patients in emergency rooms, hospital rooms, surgical centers, and clinics. Throughout the month of October, BLSA will be collecting toys and monetary donations to achieve their goal of donating 50 boxes. If you would like to contribute to BLSA’s effort, please reach out to Alicia.
Pine Grove Mills Mobility Study: Ferguson Township is seeking input about transportation and mobility in Pine Grove Mills. Community members can participate in the study in person at the Ferguson Township building starting October 14 at 6:30PM and ending October 21 at 6:30PM, or complete the survey online at http://tinyurl.com/PGMMobility.
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|
|10/3||Genesis 2:18-24||Psalm 8||Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12||Mark 10:2-16|
|10/10||Amos 5:6-7, 10-15||Psalm 90:12-17||Hebrews 4:12-16||Mark 10:17-31|
|10/17||Isaiah 53:4-12||Psalm 91:9-16||Hebrews 5:1-10||Mark 10:35-45|
|10/24||Jeremiah 31:7-9||Psalm 126||Hebrews 7:23-28||Mark 10:46-52|
|10/31||Deuteronomy 6:1-9||Psalm 119:1-8||Hebrews 9:11-14||Mark 12:28-34|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of October 4 – 9
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|10/4||Zechariah 6:9-15||1 Peter 1:3-9||Psalm 5|
|10/5||Zechariah 8:18-23||1 John 2:18-25||Psalm 5|
|10/6||Zechariah 10:1-12||Matthew 18:6-9||Psalm 5|
|10/7||Genesis 20:1-18||Galatians 3:23-29||Psalm 8|
|10/8||Genesis 21:22-34||Romans 8:1-11||Psalm 8|
|10/9||Genesis 23:1-20||Luke 16:14-18||Psalm 8|
Francis of Assisi, renewer of the church, died 1226 – Monday, October 4, 2021
Born into the family of a wealthy merchant, Francis gave up his inheritance to serve poor people. He formed the Order of Friars Minor (called Franciscans), who took on poverty and the task of preaching “using words if necessary.” Francis had a spirit of gratitude for all of God’s creation.
Theodor Fliedner, renewer of society, died 1864 – Monday, October 4, 2021
Fliedner helped to bring about a revival of the ministry of deaconesses among Lutherans. He was influenced in this by Moravian deaconesses he had met. The motherhouse he founded in Kaiserswerth, Germany, inspired many around the world to take up this ministry.
William Tyndale, translator, martyr, died 1536 – Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Tyndale was ordained a priest in England, and wished to translate the Bible into English. He was opposed in this by King Henry VIII, causing him to flee to Germany. He completed the New Testament in 1525, but before he could finish the Old Testament, he was tried for heresy and burned at the stake.
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, pastor in North America, died 1787 – Thursday, October 7, 2021
Divided Lutherans in America asked leaders in Europe to send someone who could take charge and unite their work. Muhlenberg was sent, and was effective in organizing the American Lutherans. Among other accomplishments, his liturgical principles became the basis for the Common Service of 1888.
Psalm 8:4, 6 –What are human beings that you [Lord] are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet.
God gives us dominion over God’s creation, which means we’re in charge. But that also means we have a duty to treat the created world respectfully and use its resources responsibly. How do you think we’re doing? As steward-disciples, how can we do better?
October 2nd: Jeff Muthler
October 5th: Cal Butchkoski
October 11th: Karen Magnuson
October 14th: Liz Perez
October 19th: Debbie Strouse
October 21st: Collin Muthler
October 22nd: Joe Homan
October 7th: Richard & Janice Olsen
October 27th: Carl & Cindy Tier
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; 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
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
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