Secretary office hours–Sundays from 9am-1pm and Mondays & Fridays from 9:30am-1:30pm.
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 Greeters, Readers and Intercessors for the month of May. No experience needed! Greeters just say hi to the people who show up on your screen. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Kolesar at email@example.com to volunteer!
Grocery Shopping Help – Stacy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outreach Opportunity: One of our first goals in establishing Gloria de Dios is to get the written Word of God into the hands of both the children and the adults. To do this we purchased 27 bibles (this includes bilingual story bibles for the kids). Each bible cost $10, so if we can get $270 that would cover the cost of the bibles!
We are also trying to help assist the folks who are members of the Latino community because, as you can imagine, they are facing tough economic times presently. As we enter winter folks will need winter clothes, groceries, gas, and various other things. The idea that our leadership team came up with was to collect gift cards to help in this season.
We are looking for gift cards to Giant, Weis, Wal-Mart, Sheetz, Kohl’s, and the like. (Also, a note: any donations initially for the bibles after we reach $270 will be used to purchase more gift cards.)
St. Paul’s Blessing Box is back! You will find it on the bench in the church porch area. You may donate items for those who need them or take what you need from the box.
Despite the fact that we cannot pick up your Food Bank items at the church, they are still collecting items on Mondays (9-4:30) and Wednesdays and Fridays (9-3:30).
Besides the items listed below, they take garden items. Pickup is contactless, using a bin. If you would like to take a little drive, here is an opportunity to do a good deed. To view their currently needed items, please go to https://scfoodbank.org/donate/current-needs-list
Food Items Needed:
- Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
- Canned Tuna
- Jelly or jam
- Condensed Soup: Chicken Noodle or Chicken Rice
- Spaghetti (1 Ib. boxes of regular or thin spaghetti)
- Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
- Sugar (1-4 lb. packages)
- Flour (1-5 Ib. packages)
- Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
Centre Gives, the annual online giving program conducted by the Centre Foundation to benefit community organizations, will begin this Tuesday, May 11th at 9 am and end Wednesday, May 12th at 9 pm. To make a gift, go to: https://centregives.org/organizations/52-interfaith-human-services
Please consider supporting our partner organizations!
- Dyslexia Reading Centre of Central PA
- Interfaith Human Services
- State College Food Bank
- Appalachian Food Works – Works with the farmers market
- Centre Foundation – Holds funds that support St Paul
- Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten – A ministry of our daughter congregation
- The Oaks at Pleasant Gap – A branch of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries which is a synodical partner
|Date||First Reading||Psalm||Second Reading||Gospel|
|5/9||Acts 10:44-48||Psalm 98||1 John 5:1-6||John 15:9-17|
|5/16||Acts 1:15-17, 21-26||Psalm 1||1 John 5:9-13||John 17:6-19|
|5/23||Acts 2:1-21||Psalm 104:24-34, 35b||Romans 8:22-27||John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15|
|5/30||Isaiah 6:1-8||Psalm 29||Romans 8:12-17||John 3:1-17|
We are currently in Year B of our three-year reading schedule.
Daily Readings: Week of May 10 – 15
|Date||First Reading||Second Reading||Psalm|
|5/10||Deuteronomy 7:1-11||1 Timothy 6:11-12||Psalm 93|
|5/11||Deuteronomy 11:1-17||1 Timothy 6:13-16||Psalm 93|
|5/12||Deuteronomy 11:18-21||Mark 16:19-20||Psalm 93|
|5/13||Ephesians 1:15-23||Luke 24:44-53||Psalm 47|
|5/14||Exodus 24:15-18||Revelation 1:9-18||Psalm 47|
|5/15||Deuteronomy 34:1-7||John 16:4-11||Psalm 47|
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, renewer of the church, hymnwriter, died 1760 – Sunday, May 9, 2021
When he was 22, a group of Moravians asked permission to live on Zinzendorf’s land. He agreed, and eventually worldwide Moravian missions emanated from this community. Zinzendorf participated in these missions, and is also remembered for writing hymns characteristic of his Pietistic faith.
Matthias, Apostle – Friday, May 14, 2021
Matthias was the apostle added to the Twelve after Jesus’ resurrection, as a replacement for the dead Judas Iscariot. He had traveled among the followers of Jesus throughout the Lord’s ministry. Formerly commemorated on February 24, Matthias’s celebration is moved to May 14 in agreement with most Western calendars.
“I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.” –John 15:17
Commandments and instruction are necessary parts of growing into adulthood and growing in the faith. While we may chafe at such stewardship, we realize that they are given in love for our good. We can give thanks to our ancestors for passing on the faith and teaching us God’s commandments.
May 1st: Marty Nordberg & Gabriel Pribulka
May 4th: Paul Tomkiel
May 8th: Lois Folmar
May 11th: Diana Wills
May 21st: Rich Olsen
May 26th: Rhonda Boonie
May 27th: Jon Eckess
May 28th: Roger Williams
May 29th: Max Hummel
Please keep the following people in your prayers. Inform the church office (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; Liz Perez; Lois Corl; Sandee Hemman; Helen Magnuson; Sheldon Corl; Lois Folmar; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; Martha Hummel; Michelle McMullen; Bonnie McMiniment; Sydney Bennington
Friends of St. Paul:
Rick Snare — Jim Rearick’s son-in-law
Pastor Kelly — our former pastor
Vanessa Holden — friend of Diane Kemmerer
Doug Demark — former member of St. Paul
Barb Gibson — friend of Roger Williams and Karen Magnuson
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 Sheerer — cousin of Karen Magnuson
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
For Our Neighbors:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
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