Announcements

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 November. 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 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 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)
  • Canned Tuna and Canned Chicken
  • Tomato Product (diced, paste, sauce, stewed, pasta sauce, etc.)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Spaghetti
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Pancake/Baking Mix
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Tea Bags (black, green, herbal)

Non-Food Items:

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

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

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 Rosensteel (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: 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/

October Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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 25 -30

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
10/251 Samuel 8:1-18Hebrews 6:1-12Psalm 37:23-40
10/261 Samuel 10:17-25Hebrews 6:13-20Psalm 37:23-40
10/271 Samuel 12:1-25John 13:1-17Psalm 37:23-40
10/28Jeremiah 23:9-15Hebrews 7:1-10Psalm 126
10/29Jeremiah 26:12-24Hebrews 7:11-22Psalm 126
10/30Jeremiah 29:24-32Mark 8:22-26Psalm 126

Upcoming Commemorations:

Philipp Nicolai, died 1608; Johann Heermann, died 1647; Paul Gerhardt, died 1676; hymnwriters – Tuesday, October 26, 2021

These great hymnwriters all worked in seventeenth-century Germany in times of war and plague. Nicolai, a pastor, lost 1,300 parishioners to plague, 170 in one week. He wrote “O Morning Star, how fair and bright” and “Wake, awake, for night is flying.” Heermann’s hymns, including “Ah, holy Jesus,” often express the emotions of faith. Gerhardt, perhaps the greatest Lutheran hymnwriter, was a pastor in Berlin.

Simon and Jude, Apostles – Thursday, October 28, 2021

We know little about these apostles. Simon is listed as “the zealot” or Cananean in New Testament lists. Jude, also called Thaddeus, asked Jesus at the last supper why he had revealed himself to the disciples but not to the world.

Stewardship Snippets:

Mark 10:51–Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”

The blind man articulates the faithful prayer of all steward-disciples. We want to see! Help us see the world around us through eyes of God’s love and mercy.

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

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; 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

Kathy Nelson – cousin of Judy Wills

Joan Butchkoski – sister-in-law Eileen Butchkoski

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