April 15 at St. Paul

April 15 at St. Paul

 This week we celebrate The Third Sunday of Easter.  Holy Communion will be offered by intinction.

Serving this week: Organist: Debbie Strouse; Assisting Minister: Carl Tier; Communion Assistant/Reader: Karen  Magnuson; Greeter: Diane Kemmerer; Ushers: Jeff and Linda Muthler, Joe Homan; Counters: Roger Williams, Carl Tier; Home Visitors: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann; Sacristan: Karen Magnuson; Sign Changer: Linda Rosensteel.

This week we join with the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in prayer for Christ Lutheran Church in Johnstown.

Pastor Paul and the Congregational Council are seeking persons interested in being Eucharistic Ministers. Eucharistic Ministers take the sacrament of Holy Communion to those persons who are home bound or unable to attend worship.  Please contact Pastor Paul to sign up for training and to find out more information about this ministry.

The St. Paul Congregation Council will host the first event in our newly renovated Rohrbaugh Hall on Sunday, April 29 after worship. In worship Pastor Paul will bless the newly renovated facility. After worship the council will host a reception with beverages and snacks. This will offer you an opportunity to walk through the fellowship hall and the kitchen. Please join us!

Something new in the pew holders: Visitor Cards are the “Red Welcome” cards located in the pews for all visitors to fill out.   Prayer Concerns are the blue cards, for all who wish to add someone to the prayer list.  I want to serve are the green cards inviting volunteers to serve in ministry at St. Paul.

Signup sheets for May Volunteers are on the table in the narthex. Please consider how you might help serve during worship on any given Sunday. Do you know someone in the congregation that would like company for a little while? Home visitors make a big difference to someone who is homebound.  Don’t forget to take a devotional booklet and bulletin to share with the person you are visiting. Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Mark your calendars:

  • Weekly Bible Study Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
  • Nittany Conference Spring Meeting will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte.

    All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner & Fundraiser for the Dyslexia Center –April 16

The Meetings and Events Club has decided to host an all you can eat pasta dinner to raise funds for the Dyslexia Center. Most of the food will be donated, therefore ticket sales and extra support from sponsors will be directly donated to your center. Not only is this a pasta dinner but we will also have different stations set up to raise awareness about dyslexia and encourage more donations through raffles and other games. The event will take place in the Mateer Building, Park Avenue, in Cafe Laura on April 16th starting at 5 pm. The dinner will cost $6.00 and it is all you can eat!

Active Shooter Training Program:  The Ferguson Township police department will present a security program on Sunday, April 22nd at 12:00pm at Pine Hall Lutheran Church in State College. The program will focus on keeping the church and its people secure in the event of a tragedy.  The program will last about an hour and we will have light refreshments.  Members and friends of St. Paul Lutheran are invited to attend.

  ALLEGHENY SYNOD YEAR OF PRAYER — APRIL 2018: The work of the Holy Spirit in the Allegheny Synod

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.”
—John 14:15-17

Jesus has called us together in these seven  counties that make up the Allegheny Synod. Together, we serve our  communities and congregations.

We are called by the Holy Spirit through the covenant of our baptism to “serve all people following the example of Jesus Christ.” How are you and your congregation living in that covenant?  Pray for an open heart to hear how the Holy Spirit is calling you.  Pray for your Synod staff and leaders as they listen along with you. How is the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us? What is God calling us to do?