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:

August
August 14th 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:

  • Ready-to-Serve Soups (Progresso, Campbell’s CHUNKY, etc.)
  • Tubular Pasta (penne, rigatoni, ziti)
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple) 
  • Snack Items (crackers, cookies, chips/pretzels, granola bars, etc.)
  • Canned Chicken
  • Pasta/Spaghetti Sauce
  • Powdered Lemonade Mix
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Maseca (Instant Corn Masa Flour)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Bar Soap
  • Body Wash

Streaming Information

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

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

August Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – Aug 7Genesis 15:1-6Psalm 33:12-22Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16Luke 12:32-40
Sun – Aug 14Jeremiah 23:23-29Psalm 82Hebrews 11:29—12:2Luke 12:49-56
Sun – Aug 21Isaiah 58:9b-14Psalm 103:1-8Hebrews 12:18-29Luke 13:10-17
Sun – Aug 28Proverbs 25:6-7Psalm 112Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Luke 14:1, 7-14

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), died 1221

Monday, August 8, 2022

Dominic was a Spanish priest who saw the wealth of the clergy as a stumbling block for the church, so he formed a movement, the Order of Preachers (commonly called Dominicans) devoted to itinerant preaching and living in poverty.

Lawrence, deacon, martyr, died 258 – Wednesday, August 10, 2022

As one of the seven deacons of the church at Rome, Lawrence was responsible for the church’s financial matters and for the care of the poor. Asked by the emperor to gather the church’s treasure, he presented a collection of orphans, lepers, and the like. The enraged emperor had him put to death.

Clare, Abbess of San Damiano, died 1253 – Thursday, August 11, 2022

A contemporary of Francis of Assisi, Clare and a growing number of companions established a women’s Franciscan community, called the Order of Poor Ladies, or Poor Clares. She inspired other women to pursue spiritual goals.

Florence Nightingale, died 1910; Clara Maass, died 1901; renewers of society

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Nightingale was born in England, and horrified her wealthy family by deciding to become a nurse. She led a group of nurses in ministering in the midst of the Crimean War, and worked for hospital reform. Maass, a native of New Jersey, was also a war nurse, and volunteered as a subject for research on yellow fever. She died of the disease.

Stewardship Snippets:

Luke 12:34 – “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Jesus continues his teaching about greed, resource management, and abundance by telling the crowd to sell their possessions and give alms. He reminds them that their treasure is the home for their hearts. Where is your heart’s home? Have you placed your trust God’s radical abundance?

August Birthdays

August 2nd: Les Doremus

August 3rd: Morgen Hummel

August 12th: Michelle McMullen

August 14th: Cathy Holsing

August 17th: Mike Nordberg

August 19th: LaDonna Kolesar

August 27th: Hans Lemke

August Anniversaries

August 1st: Doug & Jill Lemke

August 17th: Ike & Linda Rosensteel

August 24th: Joe & Delorse Homan

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:

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:

Pastor Kelley — our former pastor

Ramona Book — wife of Pastor Brent Book

Maren Alexis Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s stepmother

Nathan Williams — son of Roger Williams

Linda Ackley – friend of Janny Olsen

Fred Muthler – father of Jeff Muthler

Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson

Paul Kurtz – friend of Lloyd Niemann

Cara & Caasi – friends of Whitney and Michelle McMullen

Ruth Tier – sister of Carl Tier

Sam Bernstine – friend of Roger Williams Karen Magnuson

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