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:
|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
May & June Readings:
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|Sun – May 29||Acts 16:16-34||Psalm 97||Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21||John 17:20-26|
|Sun – June 5||Acts 2:1-21||Psalm 104:24-34, 35b||Romans 8:14-17||John 14:8-27|
|Sun – June 12||Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31||Psalm 8||Romans 5:1-5||John 16:12-15|
|Sun – June 19||Isaiah 65:1-9||Psalm 22:19-28||Galatians 3:23-29||Luke 8:26-39|
|Sun – June 26||1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21||Psalm 16||Galatians 5:1, 13-15||Luke 9:51-62|
We are currently in Year C of our three-year reading schedule.
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.
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 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 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 1st: Paul & Megan Tomkiel
June 24th: Art & Ann Reede
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