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 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:

Maximilian Kolbe, died 1941; Kaj Munk, died 1944; martyrs – Sunday, August 14, 2022

Father Kolbe was a Franciscan priest arrested by the Nazis and confined in Auschwitz. Kolbe gave generously of his meager resources, and finally volunteered to be starved to death in place of another man. A Danish Lutheran pastor and playwright, Munk strongly denounced the Nazis who occupied Denmark in the Second World War. His sermons and articles helped to show the anti-Christian nature of the movement.

Mary, Mother of Our Lord – Monday, August 15, 2022

The church (including Martin Luther) honored Mary with the title theotokos, meaning “God-bearer,” for her role in giving birth to the Son of God. Her song, the Magnificat, speaks eloquently of God’s lifting the lowly and feeding the hungry.

Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, died 1153 – Saturday, August 20, 2022

Bernard, a Cistercian monk, was a man of great spirituality who wrote mystical works and criticized those whom he thought took an overly intellectual approach to the faith. He became an abbot, and wrote several hymns that are still beloved today.

Stewardship Snippets:

Hebrews 12:1 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. The insatiable desire for more clouds our vision and impedes faithful and fruitful living. Who has modeled faithful resource management in your life? May the witness of others provide hope and encouragement for you to “stay the course” and say NO to “the lie of more.”

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