Announcements

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

Streaming Information

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

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

August & September Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – Aug 28Proverbs 25:6-7Psalm 112Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Luke 14:1, 7-14
Sun – Sep 4Deuteronomy 30:15-20Psalm 1Philemon 1-21Luke 14:25-33
Sun – Sep 11Exodus 32:7-14Psalm 51:1-101 Timothy 1:12-17Luke 15:1-10
Sun – Sep 18Amos 8:4-7Psalm 1131 Timothy 2:1-7Luke 16:1-13
Sun – Sep 25Amos 6:1a, 4-7Psalm 1461 timothy 6:6-19Luke 16:19-31

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

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.

Stewardship Snippets:

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 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

September Birthdays

September 1st: Lucy Doremus & Janice Olsen

September 10th: Marilyn Byers

September 18th: Molly Schueltz

September 26th: Lois Corl

September Anniversaries

September 11th: Seldon & Lois Corl

September 26th: Jeff & Linda Muthler

September 27th: Ron & Debbie Strouse

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 and 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