Announcements

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:

Apt. #224

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:

https://www.tribute.co/elizabeth-fink-perez/?name=Connie&email=cgensimore%40gmail.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com!

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

Streaming Information

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

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

September Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
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:

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.

Stewardship Snippets:

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 Birthdays

September 1st: Lucy Doremus & Janice Olsen

September 10th: Marilyn Byers

September 18th: Molly Schueltz

September 26th: Lois Corl

September Anniversaries

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; 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

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