Farmers’ Market– Every Thursday afternoon from 3PM-7PM until September 29th.
Fall Office Hours– Sundays: 9AM-1PM and Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9AM-11AM
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. To view their currently needed items, please go to https://scfoodbank.org/donate/current-needs-list
August & September Readings:
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|Sun – Aug 28||Proverbs 25:6-7||Psalm 112||Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16||Luke 14:1, 7-14|
|Sun – Sep 4||Deuteronomy 30:15-20||Psalm 1||Philemon 1-21||Luke 14:25-33|
|Sun – Sep 11||Exodus 32:7-14||Psalm 51:1-10||1 Timothy 1:12-17||Luke 15:1-10|
|Sun – Sep 18||Amos 8:4-7||Psalm 113||1 Timothy 2:1-7||Luke 16:1-13|
|Sun – Sep 25||Amos 6:1a, 4-7||Psalm 146||1 timothy 6:6-19||Luke 16:19-31|
We are currently in Year C of our three-year reading schedule.
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, died 430 – Sunday, August 28, 2022
Augustine was one of the greatest theologians of the Western church. A native of North Africa, he recovered from a debauched young adulthood through the influence of his mother, Monica, and Bishop Ambrose of Milan. Besides writing influential theological books, he served as bishop of Hippo, in present-day Algeria.
Moses the Black, monk, martyr, died around 400 – Sunday, August 28, 2022
Converted from life as a thief and a robber to Christianity, Moses was an Ethiopian who became a desert monk at Skete. The change in his heart and life had a profound impact on his native country. He was murdered when Berber bandits attacked his monastery.
Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, bishop, renewer of the church, died 1872
Friday, September 2, 2022
Grundtvig was, with Søren Kierkegaard, one of the two great Danish theologians of the nineteenth century. As a pastor, he battled the prevalent idea that Christianity was more a philosophy than divine revelation. He wrote over a thousand hymns.
Luke 13:12 –When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” We don’t know the exact diagnosis of the crippled woman, yet we know Jesus heals her and sets her free. Jesus desires to free us from all our dis-eases: crippling debt, misplaced priorities, mass consumerism, and all the related disordering of our lives caused by believing “the lie of more.” Are you ready and willing to be healed?
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 1st: Doug & Jill Lemke
August 17th: Ike & Linda Rosensteel
August 24th: Joe & Delorse Homan
September 1st: Lucy Doremus & Janice Olsen
September 10th: Marilyn Byers
September 18th: Molly Schueltz
September 26th: Lois Corl
September 11th: Seldon & Lois Corl
September 26th: Jeff & Linda Muthler
September 27th: Ron & Debbie Strouse
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 and Karen Magnuson
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