February 27 at St. Paul

Announcements

Secretary office hours – Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm. The office will be closed on February 25th and 27th.

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

February. 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!

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/currentneedslist  

Food Items Needed:

  • Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Applesauce
  • Plain White Rice (1 or 2 lb. packages)
  • Pancake/Baking Mix
  • Tomato Product (diced, stewed, paste, sauce, etc.)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Streaming Information

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMw1oMP_u3w2lCC3139LBA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulpgm  

February & March Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – Feb 27Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12—4:2Luke 9:28-43a
Sun – Mar 6Deuteronomy 26:1-11Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (11)Romans 10:8b-13Luke 4:1-13
Sun – Mar 13Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18Psalm 27 (5)Philippians 3:17—4:1Luke 13:31-35
Sun – Mar 20Isaiah 55:1-9Psalm 63:1-8 (1)1 Corinthians 10:1-13Luke 13:1-9
Sun – Mar 27Joshua 5:9-12Psalm 32 (11)2 Corinthians 5:16-21Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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

Daily Readings: Week of February 28 – March 5

Upcoming Commemorations:

George Herbert, hymnwriter, died 1633 – Tuesday, March 1, 2022

An excellent scholar, Herbert served briefly in the English parliament, then became a parish priest. He was known for devoted care of his parishioners, as well as for writing poetry and hymns, including “Come, my way, my truth, my life.” He died at age 40.

John Wesley, died 1791; Charles Wesley, died 1788; renewers of the church –

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

These brothers led a revival originally intended to remain within the Church of England, one that involved frequent communion and advocacy for the poor. Except for a brief time in America, they worked in England. Charles was also a prolific hymn writer. After their deaths, their work led to the formation of the Methodist Church.

Stewardship Snippets:

2 Corinthians 3:17 –Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

God’s path is all about freedom. Steward/disciples find that freedom when we love God with all our being and our neighbor as ourselves! Our faith aligns us with God’s abundance and power. Freedom!

February Birthdays

February 1st: Linda Muthler

February 9th: David Kolesar & Lloyd Niemann

February 14th: Jennie Norberg

February 15th: Todd Wheeler

February 19th: David Pribulka

February 21st: Max Barnes

March Birthdays

March 3rd: Adam Hartswick & Tracey Mehalick

March 4th: Barbie Weber

March 6th: Teresa Nordberg & Andrew Pribulka

March 10th: Cora Nordberg

March 17th: Sally Kolesar

March 28th: Ray Holsing 

Prayers

Please keep the following people in your prayers. Inform the church office (814237-2081) 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; Helen Magnuson; Lois Folmar; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; 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 

Ralph Farber — Stacy Pribulka’s father

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

Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson 

Joan Butchkoski – sister-in-law Eileen Butchkoski

Paul Kurtz – friend of Lloyd Niemann 

Cara & Caasi – friends of Cassie and Michelle McMullen

Family and friends of Sheldon Corl

Family and friends of Chuck McMullen  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