Council Elections: elections for Congregation Council will be held after worship on Sunday, Nov. 14. Jeff Muthler has been nominated to join council, and Sally Kolesar will begin her second term.
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 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)
- Canned Tuna and Canned Chicken
- Tomato Product (diced, paste, sauce, stewed, pasta sauce, etc.)
- Canned Fruit
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly or Jam
- Pancake/Baking Mix
- Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
- Hot Chocolate
- Tea Bags (black, green, herbal)
- 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).
Place Your Poinsettia Order! Please consider ordering a poinsettia to decorate the sanctuary for our Christmas Eve service. We will be ordering once again from Leidig’s Farm in Tyrone. Poinsettias are available in single blooms for $9.00 or double blooms for $16.00, in red, pink, and white while supplies last. Our deadline for placing the order is Monday, November 22. Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex or contact the church office.
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
October & November Readings:
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|10/31||Deuteronomy 6:1-9||Psalm 119:1-8||Hebrews 9:11-14||Mark 12:28-34|
|11/7||1 Kings 17:8-16||Psalm 146||Hebrews 9:24-28||Mark 12:38-44|
|11/14||Daniel 12:1-3||Psalm 16||Hebrews 10:11-25||Mark 13:1-8|
|11/21||Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14||Psalm 93||Revelation 1:4b-8||John 18:33-37|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of November 1-6
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|11/1||Exodus 4:1-17||1 Peter 2:1-10||Psalm 119:17-24|
|11/2||2 Kings 6:8-23||Acts 9:32-35||Psalm 119:17-24|
|11/3||Jeremiah 33:1-11||Matthew 20:29-34||Psalm 119:17-24|
|11/4||Exodus 22:1-15||Hebrews 9:1-12||Psalm 119:1-8|
|11/5||Leviticus 19:32-37||Romans 3:21-31||Psalm 119:1-8|
|11/6||Numbers 9:9-14||Luke 10:25-37||Psalm 119:1-8|
Reformation Day – Sunday, October 31, 2021
By the end of the seventeenth century, many Lutheran churches celebrated a festival commemorating Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses, a summary of abuses in the church of his time. At the heart of the reform movement was the gospel, the good news that it is by grace through faith that we are justified and set free.
All Saints Day – Monday, November 1, 2021
The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. All Saints Day celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ. On this day or the following Sunday, many congregations will remember the faithful who have died during the past year.
Martín de Porres, renewer of society, died 1639 – Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Martín was the son of a Spanish knight and a freed black slave from Panama. As a lay brother in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he engaged in many charitable works in Lima, Peru. He founded an orphanage, a hospital, and a clinic for cats and dogs.
Mark 12:33 –To love God with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself –this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Church stewardship is often preoccupied with money, but what does God really want? Today’s Gospel explains it succinctly: Truly loving God and neighbor is worth more than offerings and sacrifices. When we achieve this kind of love, giving generously comes much more easily.
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
November 2nd: Sebastian Rhoades
November 3rd: Jadyn Brugler
November 6th: Jefferson Barnes
November 12th: Delorse Homan
November 15th: Joelle Ferguson
November 17th: Eleanor Bird
November 18th: Martha Hummel
November 21st: Lauren Crews
November 23rd: Tom Harner & Stacy Pribulka
November 24th: Rita Kidwell
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
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