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 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 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 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 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).

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.

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 & November Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
10/31Deuteronomy 6:1-9Psalm 119:1-8Hebrews 9:11-14Mark 12:28-34
11/71 Kings 17:8-16Psalm 146Hebrews 9:24-28Mark 12:38-44
11/14Daniel 12:1-3Psalm 16Hebrews 10:11-25Mark 13:1-8
11/21Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14Psalm 93Revelation 1:4b-8John 18:33-37

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

Daily Readings: Week of November 1-6

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
11/1Exodus 4:1-171 Peter 2:1-10Psalm 119:17-24
11/22 Kings 6:8-23Acts 9:32-35Psalm 119:17-24
11/3Jeremiah 33:1-11Matthew 20:29-34Psalm 119:17-24
11/4Exodus 22:1-15Hebrews 9:1-12Psalm 119:1-8
11/5Leviticus 19:32-37Romans 3:21-31Psalm 119:1-8
11/6Numbers 9:9-14Luke 10:25-37Psalm 119:1-8

Upcoming Commemorations:

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.

Stewardship Snippets:

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 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

November Birthdays

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

November Anniversaries:

November 1st: Paul & Eleanor Bird


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