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)
- 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)
- Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
- Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
March & April Readings:
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|Sun – Mar 27||Joshua 5:9-12||Psalm 32 (11)||2 Corinthians 5:16-21||Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32|
|Sun – Apr 3||Isaiah 43:16-21||Psalm 126||Philippians 3:4b-14||John 12-18|
|Sun – Apr 10||Isaiah 50:4-9a||Psalm 31:9-16||Philippians 2:5-11||Luke 22:14—23:56|
|Sun – Apr 17||Acts 10:34-43||Psalm 118:1-12, 14-24||1 Corinthians 15:19-26||Luke 24:1-12|
|Sun – Apr 24||Acts 5:27-32||Psalm 118:14-29||Revelation 1:4-8||John 20:19-31|
We are currently in Year C of our three-year reading schedule.
Hans Nielsen Hauge, renewer of the church, died 1824 – Tuesday, 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 1631 – Thursday, 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.
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 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 6th: Kathy Wheeler
April 12th: Jason Wills
April 14th: Matt Homan
April 19th: Claire Johnson
April 25th: Karol Magnuson
April 27th: Beverly Molnar
April 17th: Randy & Judy Wills
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
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