Table Talk: Friday, May 13th (continuing every other Friday) at 5:30PM at Pine Grove Hall.
Secretary office hours – Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm.
Summer Office Hours – Alicia will not be in State College this summer. She will only have office hours on the following Sundays:
|May 15th May 29th||June 12th||July 3rd July 17th July 31st||August 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)
- 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)
- Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
- Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
- Body Wash
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|Sun – May 8||Acts 9:36-43||Psalm 23||Revelation 7:9-17||John 10:22-30|
|Sun – May 15||Acts 11:1-18||Psalm 148||Revelation 21:1-6||John 13:31-35|
|Sun – May 22||Acts 16:9-15||Psalm 67||Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5||John 14:23-29|
|Sun – May 29||Acts 16:16-34||Psalm 97||Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21||John 17:20-26|
We are currently in Year C of our three-year reading schedule.
Julian of Norwich, renewer of the church, died around 1416 – Sunday, May 8, 2022
When she was about thirty years old, Julian (or Juliana) reported visions that she later compiled into a book, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, now a classic of medieval mysticism. The visions declared that love was the meaning of religious experience, provided by Christ who is love, for the purpose of love.
Victor the Moor, martyr, died 303 (TFF) – Sunday, May 8, 2022
Also known as Victor Maurus, this native of the northwest African nation of Mauritania was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. Under the persecution of Maximian, Victor died for his faith at Milan.
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, renewer of the church, hymnwriter, died 1760
Monday, May 9, 2022
When he was 22, a group of Moravians asked permission to live on Zinzendorf’s land. He agreed, and eventually worldwide Moravian missions emanated from this community. Zinzendorf participated in these missions, and is also remembered for writing hymns characteristic of his Pietistic faith.
Matthias, Apostle – Saturday, May 14, 2022
Matthias was the apostle added to the Twelve after Jesus’ resurrection, as a replacement for the dead Judas Iscariot. He had traveled among the followers of Jesus throughout the Lord’s ministry. Formerly commemorated on February 24, Matthias’s celebration is moved to May 14 in agreement with most Western calendars.
Acts 9:36 – Now in Joppa there was a disciple who name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. Never underestimate the power of one person to make a difference in our church and the world. Tabitha touched people with good works, including making clothes for others. How are you using your God-given talents for the sake of others?
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
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
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