Announcements

Lenten Services – In-person Lenten services will be held throughout Lent on Wednesday nights at 7PM.

Secretary office hours Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm, 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.

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:

  • 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_u3w2lC-C3139LBA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulpgm

March & April Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – Mar 27Joshua 5:9-12Psalm 32 (11)2 Corinthians 5:16-21Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Sun – Apr 3Isaiah 43:16-21Psalm 126Philippians 3:4b-14John 12-18
Sun – Apr 10Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Philippians 2:5-11Luke 22:14—23:56
Sun – Apr 17Acts 10:34-43Psalm 118:1-12, 14-241 Corinthians 15:19-26Luke 24:1-12
Sun – Apr 24Acts 5:27-32Psalm 118:14-29Revelation 1:4-8John 20:19-31

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

Hans Nielsen Hauge, renewer of the church, died 1824Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Hauge was a layperson who wished to revitalize the church in Norway. As a result of a mystical experience, he felt called to preach. Many professionals in the church feared his motives and influence, and he was imprisoned for leading unauthorized gatherings.

John Donne, poet, died 1631Thursday, March 31, 2022

After finishing his education at Oxford University, Donne seemed headed for a career in the English public service. But a series of circumstances led him into the ordained ministry. He is well known as a writer of both secular and sacred poetry.

Stewardship Snippets:

2 Corinthians 5:17 –So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

The way a bubbling spring renews and refreshes a streambed, so the Holy Spirit continually renews our souls. Relax and be continually renewed in Christ.

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

April Birthdays

April 6th: Kathy Wheeler

April 12th: Jason Wills

April 14th: Matt Homan

April 19th: Claire Johnson

April 25th: Karol Magnuson

April 27th: Beverly Molnar

April Anniversaries

April 17th: Randy & Judy Wills

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; 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

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