Announcements

Secretary office hours Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm. The office will be closed from May 1st – 4th

Summer Office Hours – Alicia will not be in State College this summer. She will only have office hours on the following Sundays:

MayJuneJulyAugust
May 15th May 29th  June 12th  July 3rd July 17th July 31stAugust 14th August 21st August 28th

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
  • Snack Items (crackers, cookies, chips/pretzels, granola bars, etc.)
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Knorr Rice & Pasta sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes, etc.)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Maseca (Instant Corn Masa Flour)

Non-Food Items:

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

Streaming Information

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMw1oMP_u3w2lC-C3139LBA

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

May Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – May 1Acts 9:1-20Psalm 30Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19
Sun – May 8Acts 9:36-43Psalm 23Revelation 7:9-17John 10:22-30
Sun – May 15Acts 11:1-18Psalm 148Revelation 21:1-6John 13:31-35
Sun – May 22Acts 16:9-15Psalm 67Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5John 14:23-29
Sun – May 29Acts 16:16-34Psalm 97Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21John 17:20-26

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

Philip and James, Apostles – Sunday, May 1, 2022

Philip was one of the first disciples of Jesus, and called Nathanael to “come and see.” He later responded to an Ethiopian official’s request for teaching and baptism. Little is known of James, the son of Alphaeus, called “the Less” to distinguish him from another apostle named James.

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, died 373 – Monday, May 2, 2022

Best remembered for defending the teaching that Christ was fully God against those who taught otherwise, Athanasius was an influential church leader around the time of the Council of Nicea. He was banished from Alexandria five times for his forthright views.

Monica, mother of Augustine, died 387 – Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Monica was married to a pagan husband who was ill-tempered and unfaithful, but whom she helped bring into the Christian faith. She repeated the influence on her son Augustine, who went on to become one of the greatest church teachers.

Stewardship Snippets:

John 21:12a – Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” There’s nothing like gathering for a meal to build community. Jesus hosted meals to reassure his disciples of his love and presence. Notice that Jesus’ meals are always relational, not transactional. Fostering community through table fellowship and conversation helps us see the Christ in one another’s faces. Who are you inviting to the table?

May Birthdays

May 1st: Marty Nordberg

May 4th: Paul Tomkiel

May 8th: Lois Folmar

May 11th: Diana Wills

May 21st: Rich Olsen

May 26th: Rhonda Soonie

May 27th: Jon Eckess

May 28th: Roger Williams

May 29th: Max Hummel

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

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

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

Ruth Tier – sister of Carl Tier

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