Mogen’s AccomplishmentLifelong Saint Paul Lutheran church member Morgen Hummel will be singing with 9 fellow State College Choral Society choristers on June 20, 2022, at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. Joining voices with Eugene Oregon’s Concert Choir (a 150-person chorus), the group will be conducted by Maestra Diane Retallack and accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble to present Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (Requiem for the People). This performance is dedicated to the one million Americans dead from Covid. Sponsored by the Mid-American Productions company, this performance is part of a three-part musical event including the world premiere of Michael J Glasgow’s Gloria, concluding with Mindy L. Forehand conducting Ward’s Nos Non Solum. “The opportunity to be included in such a meaningful production at a world-renowned venue is a lifelong dream,” says Morgen, anxiously anticipating the adventure of the lifetime. Look for the concert online through Carnegie Hall, and read more about Brahms’ Requiem at any reliable reference source. Brahms’ Requiem is unique in its comforting of the living who mourn the dead, and highlighting the importance of faith in the resurrection over fearing the Day of Judgment. In addition to prayers for the dead to rest in peace, we are reminded of the brevity of life, the urgency to embrace the love of God now and into the shadows of death, and the comfort that the pains we feel sometimes now will all be comforted by God in the end. What a fitting tribute to the Covid deceased and what a way to fulfill a lifelong goal! Congratulations, Morgen, on this accomplishment and “toi, toi, toi!” (music-speak for theater’s “break a leg!”

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:

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

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June Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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:

Onesimos Nesib, translator, evangelist, died 1931 – Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Onesimos was born in Ethiopia. Captured, enslaved, and taken to Eritrea, he was there freed by Swedish missionaries. He translated the Bible into his native Oromo and returned to preach there.

John the Baptist – Friday, June 24, 2022

John said, “[Jesus] must increase, but I must decrease.” And so his birth is celebrated half a year before Jesus’, just as the daylight in the northern hemisphere begins to wane. Jesus honored John as being the greatest prophet.

Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530 – Saturday, June 25, 2022

On this day in 1530 the German and Latin editions of the Augsburg Confession were presented to the Emperor Charles of the Holy Roman Empire. The Augsburg Confession was written by Philipp Melanchthon and endorsed by Martin Luther, and consists of a brief summary of points in which the reformers saw their teaching as either agreeing with or differing from that of the Roman Catholic Church of the time.

Philipp Melanchthon, renewer of the church, died 1560 – Saturday, June 25, 2022

Though he died on April 19, Philipp Melanchthon is commemorated today because of his connection with the Augsburg Confession. Colleague and co-reformer with Martin Luther, Melanchthon was a brilliant scholar, known as “the teacher of Germany.”

Stewardship Snippets:

Galatians 3:28 –There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Viewing the world through the wide lens of a generous heart enables us to see the big picture of what God is up to. Like Paul, we see that in God’s economy there is room at the table for everyone.

June Birthdays

June 4th: WhitneyMcMullen

June 5th: Art Reede

June 11th: Randy Wills

June 12th: Ann Reede

June 17th: Judy Karakawa & Carl Tier

June 23rd: 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


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 Whitneyand Michelle McMullen

Ruth Tier – sister of Carl Tier

Family and Friends of Todd Wheeler

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