Announcements

Table Talk: Friday, May 13th (continuing every other Friday) at 5:30PM at Pine Grove Hall.

Secretary office hours Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm.

Summer Office Hours – Alicia will not be in State College this summer. She will only have office hours on the following Sundays:

MayJuneJulyAugust
May 15th May 29th  June 12th  July 3rd July 17th July 31stAugust 14th August 21st August 28th

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. 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:

  • Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Applesauce
  • Snack Items (crackers, cookies, chips/pretzels, granola bars, etc.)
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Knorr Rice & Pasta sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes, etc.)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Maseca (Instant Corn Masa Flour)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Body Wash

Streaming Information

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

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

May Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – May 8Acts 9:36-43Psalm 23Revelation 7:9-17John 10:22-30
Sun – May 15Acts 11:1-18Psalm 148Revelation 21:1-6John 13:31-35
Sun – May 22Acts 16:9-15Psalm 67Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5John 14:23-29
Sun – May 29Acts 16:16-34Psalm 97Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21John 17:20-26

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

Upcoming Commemorations:

Julian of Norwich, renewer of the church, died around 1416 – Sunday, May 8, 2022

When she was about thirty years old, Julian (or Juliana) reported visions that she later compiled into a book, Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love, now a classic of medieval mysticism. The visions declared that love was the meaning of religious experience, provided by Christ who is love, for the purpose of love.

Victor the Moor, martyr, died 303 (TFF) – Sunday, May 8, 2022

Also known as Victor Maurus, this native of the northwest African nation of Mauritania was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. Under the persecution of Maximian, Victor died for his faith at Milan.

Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, renewer of the church, hymnwriter, died 1760

Monday, May 9, 2022

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 – Saturday, May 14, 2022

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.

Stewardship Snippets:

Acts 9:36 – Now in Joppa there was a disciple who name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. Never underestimate the power of one person to make a difference in our church and the world. Tabitha touched people with good works, including making clothes for others. How are you using your God-given talents for the sake of others?

May Birthdays

May 1st: Marty Nordberg

May 4th: Paul Tomkiel

May 8th: Lois Folmar

May 11th: Diana Wills

May 21st: Rich Olsen

May 26th: Rhonda Soonie

May 27th: Jon Eckess

May 28th: Roger Williams

May 29th: Max Hummel

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; Lois Corl; Helen Magnuson; Lois Folmar; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; 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

Ralph Farber — Stacy Pribulka’s father

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

Maren Alexis Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s stepmother

Nathan Williams — son of Roger Williams

Pattie – friend of Janny Olsen

Linda Ackley – friend of Janny Olsen

Fred Muthler – father of Jeff Muthler

Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson

Joan Butchkoski – sister-in-law Eileen Butchkoski

Paul Kurtz – friend of Lloyd Niemann

Cara & Caasi – friends of Cassie and Michelle McMullen

Ruth Tier – sister of Carl Tier

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