November 28 @ St. Paul

Announcements

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 December. 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).

WELCA meeting and covered dish Christmas Party at Stonebridge 1. Bring a dish to share and a cleaning product for the Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter, Please RSVP to Sally at kolesarsally@comcast.net or 814-777-1830. The building is a secured building and you must be buzzed in.

Highlights of the November Congregation Council meeting:

  • Approval of eating in the church. Masks will be worn except before eating. Our first event will be Coffee and Donuts before worship on December 19. We’ll have a regular fellowship in January for the Annual Congregational Meeting.
  • We’ve approved an expenditure  of $2500 for a design for a heat pump heating and air conditioning system.
  • We’ll bring a proposal for an $8,600 repair of the organ to be voted on at the Annual Congregational Meeting.
  • We have approved a local firm, Panko Wealth Management, to assist us in investing some or all of the Marcella Albright endowment.
  • We continue to discuss mission opportunities. WELCA will meet in December to do Christmas related mission projects.

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 & December Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
11/28Jeremiah 33:14-16Psalm 25:1-101 Thessalonians 3:9-13Luke 21:25-36
12/5Malachi 3:1-4Luke 1:68-79Philippians 1:3-11Luke 3:1-6
12/12Zephaniah 3:14-20Isaiah 12:2-6Philippians 4:4-7Luke 3:7-18
12/19Micah 5:2-5aLuke 1:46b-55Hebrews 10:5-10Luke 1:39-55

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

Daily Readings: Week of November 29 – December 4

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
11/29Numbers 17:1-11 22 Peter 3:1-18Psalm 90
11/302 Samuel 7:18-29Revelation 22:12-16Psalm 90
12/1Isaiah 1:24-31Luke 11:29-32Psalm 90
12/2Malachi 3:5-12Philippians 1:12-18aLuke 1:68-79
12/3Malachi 3:13-18Philippians 1:18b-26Luke 1:68-79
12/4Malachi 4:1-6Luke 9:1-6Luke 1:68-79

Upcoming Commemorations:

Andrew, Apostle – Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The first of the disciples to be called by Jesus, Andrew quickly began to bring others to the Savior, including Simon Peter. The Bible also shows him leading some Greeks to meet Jesus, and he brought forward the boy with five loaves and two fish, with which Jesus fed thousands.

Francis Xavier, missionary to Asia, died 1552 – Friday, December 3, 2021

A native of the Basque region of Spain, Xavier became a missionary to India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Philippines. He also helped to found the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

John of Damascus, theologian and hymnwriter, died around 749 – Saturday, December 4, 2021

A monk in an abbey near Jerusalem, John wrote many hymns as well as theological works. One of his works, The Fount of Wisdom, remained influential for centuries.

Stewardship Snippets:

Psalm 25:4–Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. The First Sunday of Advent’s theme is hope. Christians find our hope in God. We hunger for God and ask for guidance and strength to live fully as steward/disciples.

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

December Birthdays

December 6th: Eileen Butchkoski

December 17th: Cindy Tier

December 19th: Jill Lemke

December 24th: Judy Wills

December 26th: Sheldon Corl & Nina Rhoades

December 28th: Jennifer Stout

December 30th: Jenna Brugler & Fred Ferguson

December Anniversaries:

December 20th: Roger Williams & Karen Magnuson

December 21st: Jim Rearick & Brian Woodland

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

Joan Butchkoski – sister-in-law Eileen Butchkoski

Family and Friends of Kathy Nelson

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