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 & July Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – June 261 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21Psalm 16Galatians 5:1, 13-15Luke 9:51-62
Sun – July 3Isaiah 66:10-14Psalm 66:1-9Galatians 6:1-16Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Sun – July 10Deuteronomy 30:9-14Psalm 25:1-10Colossians 1:1-14Luke 10:25-37
Sun – July 17Genesis 81:1-10aPsalm 15Colossians 1:15-28Luke 10:38-42
Sun – July 24Genesis 18:20-32Psalm 138Colossians 2:6-19Luke 11:1-13
Sun – July 31Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23Psalm 49:1-12Colossians 3:1-11Luke 12:13-21

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, died 444 – Monday, June 27, 2022

Cyril defended the orthodox teachings about the person of Christ. After a conflict involving all of the major Christian leaders of the time, it was decided that Cyril’s interpretation, that Christ’s person included both divine and human natures, was correct.

Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, died around 202 – Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This important early church leader tried very hard to hold to the faith handed down by the apostles. An opponent of the movement known as gnosticism, Irenaeus was one of the first to speak of the church as catholic, or linked together.

Peter and Paul, Apostles – Wednesday, June 29, 2022

These two strong-willed apostles are the pillars of the church in the first generation after Christ. Peter was one of the Twelve, one who both offered a glorious confession of faith and later denied knowing Jesus. Paul once led the persecution of Christians, then was converted and helped bring the faith to non-Jewish people.

Catherine Winkworth, died 1878; John Mason Neale, died 1866; hymn translators

Friday, July 1, 2022

Neale was an English priest who specialized in the translation of Latin and Greek hymns into English. Winkworth lived in Manchester, England, and devoted herself to translating German hymns. Almost all English-speaking hymnals include many of their translations.

Stewardship Snippets:

Galatians 5:14 –For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” A generous heart is built on the firm foundation of God’s abundant love, but it doesn’t stop there. Once you begin to see through the lens of love, everything looks different. Let love be your language, your dance of dissidence, and the song of your generous heart.

June Birthdays

June 4th: Whitney McMullen

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

July Birthdays

July 4th: Susan Barnes

July 10th: Marilyn Niemann

July 11th: Ike Rosensteel

July 14th: Bonnie McMiniment

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

July 20th: Christian Richard and Heidi Lauckhardt – Rhoades

July 22nd: Jennifer Johnson

July 23rd: Deb Eckess

July 27th: Shirley Gilligan

July 28th: Linda Rosensteel

July 30th: Sandee Hemman

July Anniversaries

July 31st: Llyod & Marilyn Niemann


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 Whitney and 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