Announcements

Farmers’ Market– The Farmers’ Market will be held every Thursday afternoon from 3PM-7PM starting on June 9th and ending on September 29th.

Table Talk: Friday, May 27th (continuing every other Friday) at 5:30PM at Pine Grove Hall.

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

MayJuneJulyAugust
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 & June Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – May 29Acts 16:16-34Psalm 97Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21John 17:20-26
Sun – June 5Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRomans 8:14-17John 14:8-27
Sun – June 12Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31Psalm 8Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15
Sun – June 19Isaiah 65:1-9Psalm 22:19-28Galatians 3:23-29Luke 8:26-39
Sun – June 261 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21Psalm 16Galatians 5:1, 13-15Luke 9:51-62

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

Jiri Tranovský, hymnwriter, died 1637 – Sunday, May 29, 2022

Tranovský is considered to be the father of Slovak hymnody as well as an important reformer of the Slavic church. He translated the Augsburg Confession (the basis of Lutheran teachings) and published a collection of Slovak hymns.

Visit of Mary to Elizabeth – Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This festival marks the occasion when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth who was herself pregnant with John. Elizabeth pronounced Mary “blessed among women,” and Mary responded with the song called the Magnificat.

Justin, martyr at Rome, died around 165 – Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Born of pagan parents, Justin was influenced by an elderly Christian in Ephesus. He became a teacher of philosophy and the Christian faith. Jailed for practicing an unauthorized religion, he refused to renounce his faith and was beheaded.

The Martyrs of Uganda, died 1886 – Friday, June 3, 2022

On June 3, 1886, thirty-two young men were burned to death for refusing to renounce Christianity. The confident manner in which these Christians went to their deaths contributed to a much stronger Christian presence in Uganda.

John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, died 1963 – Friday, June 3, 2022

When elected pope, the former Angelo Roncalli was expected to be a short-term caretaker. He showed great spirit, though, and convened the Second Vatican Council which helped bring great changes to Roman Catholic and other churches.

Stewardship Snippets:

John 17:26–I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them. The foundation of generosity is the abundant love of God in Christ Jesus. It has the power to inspire and inform every aspect of our lives, including decisions about the most faithful use of our time, talent, and resources.

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

June Birthdays

June 4th: Susan Barnes

June 10th: Marilyn Niemann

June 11th: Ike Rosensteel

June 14th: Bonnie McMiniment

June 16th: Mike Boonie, Drew Johnson, and Dan Molnar

June 20th: Christian Richard and Heidi Lauckhardt – Rhoades

June 22nd: Jennifer Johnson

June 23rd: Deb Eckess

June 27th: Shirley Gilligan

June 28th: Linda Rosensteel

June 30th: Sandee Hemman

June Anniversaries

June 1st: Paul & Megan Tomkiel

June 24th: Art & Ann Reede

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