Announcements

Farmers’ Market– Every Thursday afternoon from 3PM-7PM until September 29th.

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

JuneJulyAugust
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

Streaming Information

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

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

June Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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:

Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, died 379; Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, died around 385; Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, died around 389; Macrina, teacher, died around 379 – Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Cappadocian fathers, as the three men in this group are known, explored the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Basil’s monastic rule forms the basis for Eastern monastic life. Gregory of Nazianzus defended orthodox Christianity in Constantinople. Gregory of Nyssa, Basil’s younger brother, wrote on the spiritual life. Macrina, older sister of Basil and Gregory of Nyssa, was the leader of a community dedicated to asceticism, meditation, and prayer.

Emanuel Nine, martyrs, died 2015 – Friday, June 17, 2022

On June 17, 2015, Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Lee Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson were murdered by a self-professed white supremacist while they were gathered for Bible study and prayer at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (often referred to as Mother Emanuel) in Charleston, South Carolina. Pastors Pinckney and Simmons were both graduates of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. A resolution to commemorate June 17 as a day of repentance for the martyrdom of the Emanuel Nine was adopted by the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on August 8, 2019. Congregations of the ELCA are encouraged reaffirm their commitment to repenting of the sins of racism and white supremacy which continue to plague this church, to venerate the martyrdom of the Emanuel Nine, and to mark this day of penitence with study and prayer.

Stewardship Snippets:

Psalm 8:3-4 – When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Cultivating a sense of wonder about God’s amazing creation helps nurture a spirit of generosity. Look at the world around you; signs of God’s lavish goodness abound. Now look in the mirror and see the wonder that you are. The Creator entrusts YOU to care for this abundance.

June Birthdays

June 4th: Cassie McMullen

June 5th: Art Reede

June 11th: Randy Wills

June 12th: Ann Reede

June 17th: Judy Karakawa & Carl Tier

June 23rd: Martha Hummel & Kathy Liebrum

June 26th: Diane Kemmerer, Doug Lemke & Grace Lemke

June 27th: Paul Anderson

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