Lois Corl’s 93rd 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!
Property Team Volunteers. The Property team is requesting some volunteers to trim the hedge in front of the church. The work requires trimming the hedge and removing the clippings. The property team will provide the tools if they are needed. Please contact Joe Homan or Ron Strouse.
Celebrate World Food Day with Rick Steves. Join ELCA World Hunger for a celebration of World Food Day with Rick Steves and special guest Mark Jansen, CEO of Blue Diamond Almonds. This event will be streamed online, so you can celebrate with ELCA World Hunger wherever you are! Join the celebration Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. Central time. Registration is not required; simply visit the ELCA’s Facebook or YouTube page to attend. Can’t stream it live? The recording will be available on Facebook and YouTube after the event is over.
Fellowship Setup and Cleanup Help Is Needed. Fellowships are held on the third Sunday of the month. If you would like to help, please contact Ann Reede with your availability.
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: Our Food Bank box has been empty for several weeks. One way to remember to donate is to bring your food on Fellowship Sunday! 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 25||Amos 6:1a, 4-7||Psalm 146||1 timothy 6:6-19||Luke 16:19-31|
|Sun – Oct 2||Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4||Psalm 37:1-9||2 Timothy 1:1-14||Luke 17:5-10|
|Sun – Oct 9||2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c||Psalm 111||2 Timothy 2:8-15||Luke 17:11-19|
|Sun – Oct 16||Genesis 32:22-31||Psalm 121||2 Timothy 3:14—4:5||Luke 18:1-8|
|Sun – Oct 23||Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22||Psalm 84:1-7||2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18||Luke 18:9-14|
|Sun – Oct 30||Isaiah 1:10-18||Psalm 32:1-7||2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12||Luke 19:1-10|
We are currently in Year C of our three-year reading schedule.
Michael and All Angels
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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
Friday, September 30, 2022
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.
Luke 16:24-25 — [The rich man] called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.”
In Jesus’ story, what condemns the rich man to hell is not his wealth, but rather his failure in life to use his money to help poor Lazarus. Does wealth tend to make us ungenerous? Isn’t there a bit of Lazarus in all our hearts? In yours? How can Jesus help?
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