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 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 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).
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 email@example.com 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.
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
November & December Readings:
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|11/28||Jeremiah 33:14-16||Psalm 25:1-10||1 Thessalonians 3:9-13||Luke 21:25-36|
|12/5||Malachi 3:1-4||Luke 1:68-79||Philippians 1:3-11||Luke 3:1-6|
|12/12||Zephaniah 3:14-20||Isaiah 12:2-6||Philippians 4:4-7||Luke 3:7-18|
|12/19||Micah 5:2-5a||Luke 1:46b-55||Hebrews 10:5-10||Luke 1:39-55|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of November 29 – December 4
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|11/29||Numbers 17:1-11 2||2 Peter 3:1-18||Psalm 90|
|11/30||2 Samuel 7:18-29||Revelation 22:12-16||Psalm 90|
|12/1||Isaiah 1:24-31||Luke 11:29-32||Psalm 90|
|12/2||Malachi 3:5-12||Philippians 1:12-18a||Luke 1:68-79|
|12/3||Malachi 3:13-18||Philippians 1:18b-26||Luke 1:68-79|
|12/4||Malachi 4:1-6||Luke 9:1-6||Luke 1:68-79|
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.
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 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 1st: Paul & Eleanor Bird
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 20th: Roger Williams & Karen Magnuson
December 21st: Jim Rearick & Brian Woodland
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
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