Lois Corl’s 90th Birthday! Lois Corl will turn 90 on September 26. We would love to share this celebration with her by mailing birthday cards to the below address:
121 Havershire Blvd.
State College, PA 16803
Elizabeth Fink-Perez’s 90th Birthday! We are creating a surprise video montage (or “Tribute”) for Elizabeth Fink-Perez to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday on October 14. It is very easy to make and submit a video (you can record your own video on your phone and upload it or easily make a recording right on the Tribute site). The video can be seconds long just to say hello, or as long as you would like to express your sentiment or a special memory you mig ht have of Mom. You can even sing happy birthday to her if you like. Videos must be submitted by October 8th at:
This will make an unforgettable gift for her and hearing from you will make her day very special! We love you all and we can’t wait to hear from you. Thank you in advance for making her 90th birthday one to remember!
FELLOWSHIPS ARE BACK! Beginning this month (next Sunday, September 18), monthly fellowships will be held on the third Sunday of every month. They will take place after the 10:45 service, and everyone’s invited! If you wish, bring a covered dish, as always, but don’t stay away because you don’t have one. If you’d like to help with setup or cleanup, please contact Ann Reede.
Help Decorate the Vestibule for Harvest Home! In preparation for Harvest Home Sunday on September 25, we’d like to decorate the vestibule with pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and any other natural or dried materials that will help to create a beautiful fall-themed entryway. Items may be dropped off in the vestibule.
Blessing our Pets and Animals. On Sunday, October 2, our service of worship will include a special blessing of the animals. In preparation for this service, you may put together a sheet of paper with a picture of your pet or favorite animal along with brief information. Your pictures can then be displayed on the glass sanctuary doors prior to the service. You also may bring your pet in person to the service that day if that is manageable.
Blood Drive: The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in the fellowship hall on Thursday, October 13, from 12:30PM – 7:30PM.
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
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|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.
Dag Hammarskjöld, renewer of society, died 1961
Sunday, September 18, 2022
A Swedish diplomat, Hammarskjöld served as the second Secretary General of the United Nations until his death in a plane crash while trying to negotiate peace in present-day Zambia. His journal, published as Markings, revealed the depth of his Christian faith.
Nelson Wesley Trout, bishop, died 1996 (TFF)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
A native of Ohio, Trout served parishes in several parts of the United States before being elected bishop of the South Pacific District of the American Lutheran Church, the first African American Lutheran to serve in such a capacity.
Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Matthew (or Levi) was a tax collector in Capernaum for the Roman government. Tax collectors were frequently despised for dishonesty and for assisting the occupiers. Jesus nevertheless showed love for them, and chose Matthew to be a disciple.
Luke 16:13 – Jesus teaches, “No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
A contemporary theologian calls it “the Great American Heresy” – that folks believe that we can really serve God and wealth. Jesus says we will hate the one and despise the other. How does Jesus’ teaching apply to you and your family?
September 1st: Lucy Doremus & Janice Olsen
September 10th: Marilyn Byers
September 18th: Molly Schueltz
September 26th: 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; 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
Suzan Mcnamara – friend of Delorse Homan’s siter-in-law
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