Secretary office hoursSundays 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 or Sally Kolesar at to volunteer!

Grocery Shopping HelpStacy 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

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

Food Items Needed:

  • Homestyle Soups (Progresso, Chunky, heat-and-serve styles)
  • Canned Tuna
  • Tomato Product (diced, paste, sauce, stewed, etc.)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Tea Bags (black, green, herbal)

Non-Food Items:

  • Baby Diapers – specifically sizes 4 & 5 (please no newborn size diapers)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Our last Food Bank donation totaled 48 pounds. Thank you for your donations!

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, and can make donations through the same site.

The Staff Support Committee and the Council are planning staff reviews. We encourage you to send any comments, positive or negative, on staff performance to Sally Kolesar or Ann Reede (all staff, except Pastor) or to Roger Williams or Linda Rosesteel (Pastor).

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.

Zoom Information

How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Zoom Online:

  1. Go to:
  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:

October Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
10/17Isaiah 53:4-12Psalm 91:9-16Hebrews 5:1-10Mark 10:35-45
10/24Jeremiah 31:7-9Psalm 126Hebrews 7:23-28Mark 10:46-52
10/31Deuteronomy 6:1-9Psalm 119:1-8Hebrews 9:11-14Mark 12:28-34

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

Daily Readings: Week of October 18 – 23

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
10/18Obadiah 1-9Revelation 7:9-17Psalm 26
10/19Obadiah 10-16Revelation 8:1-5Psalm 26
10/20Obadiah 17-21Luke 16:19-31Psalm 26
10/21Genesis 14:17-24Romans 15:7-13Psalm 91:9-16
10/22Isaiah 47:1-9Revelation 17:1-18Psalm 91:9-16
10/23Isaiah 47:10-15Luke 22:24-30Psalm 91:9-16

Upcoming Commemorations:

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, died around 115 – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ignatius was the second bishop of Antioch in Syria, the city where the name “Christians” originated. Ignatius is known to us from his letters, which encouraged Christians to live in love, yet stand firm in true doctrine.

Luke, Evangelist – Monday, October 18, 2021

Identified as the author of both Luke and Acts, Luke was careful to place the events of Jesus’ life in their social and religious contexts. His gospel gives us some of the most beloved parables, as well as the songs of Zechariah, Mary, the angels, and Simeon.

James of Jerusalem, martyr, died around 62 – Saturday, October 23, 2021

One of three early-church leaders named James, this man is identified in the New Testament and by a historian of the time as a brother of Jesus. Scholars are uncertain whether this means a blood brother. He was a leader of the church in Jerusalem.

Stewardship Snippets:

Mark 10:42-44–Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.

Jesus gives us a reality that’s topsy-turvy from what we know! We achieve greatness by serving others? Why is this so hard? What kind of heart-transformation does it require

October Birthdays

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 Anniversaries:

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

Kathy Nelson – cousin of Judy Wills

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