This Sunday we celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Communion will be by intinction.

Pastor Tomkiel is on vacation until Monday.  For emergency pastoral care, please contact Rev. Rebecca Horn at 215-208-5535.

This week we join the congregations in the Allegheny Synod in prayer for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanse.

Serving Sunday,  June 17– Worship Leader: Deacon Alicia Anderson; Guest Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Communion Assistant/Reader: Karen Magnuson; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen Greeters: Martha Hummel, Diane Kemmerer; Ushers: Ron Strouse, Joe Homan; Carl Tier; Counters: Carl Tier, Jill Lemke; Home Visitors: Open; Sign Changer: Ann Reede; Sacristan: Jill Lemke.

An invitation is extended to all persons to take part in various worship opportunities on Sunday mornings.  Do you like to talk and meet people?  You could be a greeter. Are you interested in finances?  You could be a counter. Do you like visiting people? You could be a Home Visitor. Do you like to read? You could be a reader of the lessons on Sunday morning. Do you like fellowship? You could help on Fellowship Sundays. Ushers have an interesting role in various aspects of the worship service. You could be an usher. These are just a few of the opportunities, the July sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex for you to sign-up for an opportunity to serve.  Check your calendar and pick a Sunday or two and choose your role. If you need training, contact the church office 237-2081 or e-mail

We have resumed collecting food for the Food Bank of State College area. An easy way to remember is to bring your donations on fellowship week, which is next weekend, June 17.

Do you have too much stuff? We have good news for you. St. Paul’s Annual Rummage Sale will be held on Ag Progress week, as usual, and this year most of the proceeds will go to the Roof Fund. So, start gathering your excess! Contact Jill Lemke to find out what items we accept.

The congregational council meets this Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the conference room.

 Each Sunday the Texas Roadhouse restaurant has a deal for you and St. Paul. Dine at the Texas Roadhouse on any given Sunday and show them your current Sunday bulletin; you will receive 10% off your bill and the restaurant will donate $1.00 to St. Paul. One bulletin per person to be eligible for this deal.

The John B. Sprankle Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for 2018 graduates who are planning to further their education. You can get a copy of the application form on St. Paul’s website or pick one up from the office. Applications must be given to Randy Wills or Roger Williams by June 30, 2018, no later.  Randy Wills—Phone 234-3030 or email or Roger Williams—Phone 867-1541 or email

Community Worship Service – July 1 at 10:45 on the back lawn of St. Paul Lutheran Church, weather permitting.

Prayer Partner Ministry – Would you want to become a Prayer Partner? Contact Jill Lemke (814-769-9022) or sign-up on the sheet on the narthex table.  The involvement can be as minimal as keeping each other in daily prayers or as much as you like (calling, getting together for meals, etc). Partners will be paired by Jill Lemke and Linda Muthler. The idea is to encourage new friendships and to have an extra person who keeps you in mind, who cares how you are doing. You not have to leave your home to participate. “Wherever two or more are gathered, I am there.” — Jesus

The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market will be open June 21 from 3 to 7 pm and be open every Thursday until the end of Sept in the St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot.  Additional parking is available at the Ferguson Township Elementary School. The market will feature over 14 vendors and a food truck.  The market offers produce, Maine seafood, crafted coffee, various meat products, eggs, oils, hard cider, skin care products, cereal, hearth baked bread, wine, spirits, and various bakery products.   For up- to-date information, see

Lutheran Day at the Altoona Curve —Lutheran Day at the Altoona Curve and the Allegheny Tailgate will be Sunday, August 5, 2018. More information and registration forms are on the table in the narthex.