November 7 @ St. Paul

Announcements

Congregational 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 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).

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.

Taco Tuesday Pop-Up Fundraiser Benefiting the Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA, featuring Moe’s Southwest Grill’s Take-Home Taco Kits.

The Dyslexia Center is offering a Moe’s Family Taco Kit with your choice of chicken, ground beef, ½ chicken & ½ ground beef or vegetarian. It’s a DEAL @ $36.99+tax. For more information, please see the accompanying flyer.


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/

November Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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 8-13

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
11/8Deuteronomy 6:10-25Romans 12:17-21; 13:8-10Psalm 51
11/9Deuteronomy 28:58—29:1Acts 7:17-29Psalm 51
11/10Micah 6:1-8John 13:31-35Psalm 51
11/11Numbers 36:1-13Romans 5:6-11Psalm 146
11/12Deuteronomy 15:1-11Hebrews 9:15-24Psalm 146
11/13Deuteronomy 24:17-22Mark 11:12-14, 20-24Psalm 146

Upcoming Commemorations:

John Christian Frederick Heyer, died 1873; Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, died 1719; Ludwig Nommensen, died 1918; missionaries – Sunday, November 7, 2021

Heyer was the first missionary sent out by American Lutherans. After teaching at Gettysburg College and Seminary he was assigned to the Andhra region of India. A worker among the Tamil people on the southeast coast of India, Ziegenbalg was opposed both by local Hindus and by Danish authorities who favored a different missionary style. He was known for caring about the welfare of the whole person. Nommensen was born in northern Germany and was sent to Sumatra as a Lutheran missionary. Working among the Batak people, he translated the scriptures into their language, and honored their native culture.

Martin, Bishop of Tours, died 397 – Thursday, November 11, 2021

Martin’s pagan father enlisted him in the Roman army. Approached by a beggar, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave part to the man, whom he later understood as representing Christ. He asked to leave the army, but was jailed instead. After his release, he became a preacher, and later a bishop.

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, teacher, died 1855 – Thursday, November 11, 2021

Kierkegaard was a Danish theologian whose writings also gave rise to the modern philosophy of existentialism. He frequently attacked the complacency of the state church of his day, as well as its desire to be accepted by polite society rather than be a stumbling block.

Stewardship Snippets:

Mark 12:43 –Then Jesus called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.”

One measure of a gift’s true value is the degree to which one sacrifices to give it. What do the gifts you now offer God in time, talent and treasure really cost you? How might you prayerfully improve?

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

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

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Remembrance of All Saints

Becky Nordberg                                 Dana Todd                              Doris Leitch

Eldon and Ellen Niemann                   Esther Luse                             Judy Kocher

Laura Johnson                                    Leroy Bickle                             Linda Driebelbis

Marion Marchetti                               Nancy Stover                          Nelson Wheeler

Patrick McCarl                                     Scott Womer                           Sue Matalavage