September 26 @ St. Paul

Announcements

Secretary office hoursSundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays from 1pm-4pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm.

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.

We are looking for in-person Ushers, Readers, and Intercessors for the month of October. No experience needed! Readers and intercessors are sent their materials by Saturday to read over, and then can read from the screen or from your paper on Sunday morning. Contact Linda Rosensteel at lindarosensteel@comcast.net or Sally Kolesar at kolesarsally@comcast.net to volunteer!

Grocery Shopping HelpStacy Pribulka has been kind enough to offer help to any church member in need of grocery shopping help. Deliveries can be made directly to members’ homes and payment for groceries can be made after given the receipt. All that Stacy asks for is at least a days notice. For those who are interested, please contact Stacy at (814) 548-6585 or pribulkas@gmail.com.

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:

  • Homestyle Soups (Progresso, Chunky, heat-and-serve styles)
  • Condensed Cream Soups (Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, etc.)
  • Condensed Chicken Noodle or Chick Rice soup
  • Canned Tuna
  • Snack Foods (chips, pretzels, crackers, cookies, etc.)
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Tea Bags (black, green, herbal)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Our last Food Bank donation totaled 48 pounds. Thank you for your donations!

St. Paul is once more collecting donations of Food for the State College Area Food Bank and delivering them to the Food Bank site. The box can be found in the narthex near the entrance to Rohrbaugh Hall. A list of needs is included in the weekly bulletins. Cash donations must be mailed, or hand delivered to the Food Bank. At this time, the Food Bank will not accept baby food.

The Property Committee and the Worship and Music Committee are both in need of additional members. If you have an interest in the physical plant and outside environs of the church and would like to help with planning, organizing, and facilitating care, maintenance, and upgrades; please contact Ron Strouse or Joe Homan. The Property team does not have regularly scheduled meetings but meets when necessary.  If you would like to be a part of planning, organizing, and facilitating the worship services and music programs of the church, please contact Karen Magnuson or Michelle McMullen. The Worship and Music Committee meets monthly, currently on the second Tuesday at 7pm by Zoom.

CROP Hunger Walk: This year’s Walk is set for Sunday, October 17 at 2:00PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with registration starting at 1:30PM. Walkers can register online at crophungerwalk.org/statecollegepa, and can make donations through the same site.


Zoom Information

How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Zoom Online:

  1. Go to: https://tinyurl.com/StPaulZoomService
  2. Type in your email

How to attend St Paul’s Worship on Your Phone:

  1. Dial: 301-715-8592
  2. Enter this number: 961 5252 0889
  3. Enter this password: 725815

You can also attend worship live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulpgm/

September Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
9/26Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29Psalm 19:7-14James 5:13-20Mark 9:38-50
10/3Genesis 2:18-24Psalm 8Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12Mark 10:2-16
10/10Amos 5:6-7, 10-15Psalm 90:12-17Hebrews 4:12-16Mark 10:17-31
10/17Isaiah 53:4-12Psalm 91:9-16Hebrews 5:1-10Mark 10:35-45
10/24Jeremiah 31:7-9Psalm 126Hebrews 7:23-28Mark 10:46-52
10/31Deuteronomy 6:1-9Psalm 119:1-8Hebrews 9:11-14Mark 12:28-34

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

Daily Readings: Week of September 27 – October 2

DateFirst ReadingSecond ReadingPsalm
9/272 Kings 5:1-14James 4:8-17Psalm 139:1-18
9/282 Kings 11:21—12:16James 5:1-6Psalm 139:1-18
9/29Jeremiah 1:4-10John 8:21-38Psalm 139:1-18
9/30Exodus 18:13-27Acts 4:13-31Psalm 19:7-14
10/1Deuteronomy 1:1-18Acts 12:20-25Psalm 19:7-14
10/2Deuteronomy 27:1-10Matthew 5:13-20Psalm 19:7-14

Upcoming Commemorations:

Michael and All Angels – Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Michael the archangel, captain of the heavenly hosts, is remembered on this day along with the other angels and archangels. The word “angel” means messenger, and in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, these beings have a fully spiritual nature and no physical body.

Jerome, translator, teacher, died 420 – Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jerome was a biblical scholar and translator, but rather than translating the original Hebrew and Greek scriptures into classical Latin, he worked in the commonly-spoken Latin of the day, creating a version called the Vulgate.

Stewardship Snippets:

Psalm 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

When we live fully to God, we want not just our outside appearance to meet with God’s approval, but even our thoughts and words. This is the prayer of a true steward/disciple.

September Birthdays

September 1st: Lucy Doremus &  Janice Olsen

September 10th: Marilyn Byers

September 18th: Molly Schueltz

September 26th: Lois Corl

September Anniversaries:

September 11th: Sheldon & Lois Corl

September 26th: Jeff & Linda Muthler

September 27th: Ron & Debbie Strouse

October Birthdays

October 2nd: Jeff Muthler

October 5th: Cal Butchkoski

October 11th: Karen Magnuson

October 14th: Liz Perez

October 19th: Debbie Strouse

October 21st: Collin Muthler

October 22nd: Joe Homan

October Anniversaries:

October 7th: Richard & Janice Olsen

October 27th: Carl & Cindy Tier

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:

Sally Kolesar; Liz Perez; Diane Kemmerer; Pastor Paul; Todd Wheeler; Marilyn Niemann; Eileen Butchkoski; Cindy Tier; Lois Corl; Sandee Hemman; Helen Magnuson; Sheldon Corl; Lois Folmar; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; Michelle McMullen; Leroy Dreibelbis; Merle Eyer

Friends of St. Paul:

Rick Snare — Jim Rearick’s son-in-law

Pastor Kelley — our former pastor

Vanessa Holden — friend of Diane Kemmerer

Doug Demark — former member of St. Paul

Mary Ann Pollack — Chris Pollack’s mother

Lori and Joe — friends of Michelle McMullen

Leroy Dreibelbis — friend of Ron Strouse

Ralph Farber — Stacy Pribulka’s father

Lee Bassett, Jr. — friend of Michelle McMullen 

Shayla Keith — granddaughter of Carl and Cindy Tier

Chip Rhoades — father of Heidi Lauckhardt-Rhoades

Joseph Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s father

Ramona Book — wife of Pastor Brent Book

Dave Howell — friend of Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann

Carol Holmes — niece of Diane Kemmerer

Jan Van Horne — friend of Rich and Janice Olsen

Vivian McClellan — mother of Franie Pollack

Maren Alexis Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s stepmother

Adam Shapelow — Carl and Cindy Tier’s nephew

Nathan Williams — son of Roger Williams

Pattie – friend of Janny Olsen

Linda Ackley – friend of Janny Olsen

Fred Muthler – father of Jeff Muthler

Lee Basset – friend of Michelle McMullen

Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson

Abby Nichols – friend of Delorse Homan’s sister-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