This week we celebrate the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Communion will be at the altar.

Serving Sunday, August 5: Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Guest Organist: Carola Rohrbaugh; Pianist Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen; Assisting Minister: Linda Rosensteel; Reader/Communion Assistant: Michelle McMullen: Greeters: Martha Hummel, Morgen Hummel: Ushers: Ron Strouse, Ike Rosensteel; Counters: Ike and Linda Rosensteel; Sign Changer: Jill Lemke; Sacristan: Delorse Homan;  Home Visitors: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann

 This week we join the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in prayer for the congregation of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Philipsburg.

Flood bucket items are being collected for those affected by floods.  Information of the items are listed the on display in the nartherx.

Pine Grove Mills Farmers’ Market continues every Thursday until the end of September from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the church parking lot. Additional parking is available at the Ferguson Township Elementary School. Check the website www.pgmfarmersmarket.com  for weekly updates.

We are collecting wedding anniversaries and birthdates the persons in our congregation. Please add your dates to the sheet on the narthex table.

Your help is needed with worship services in August. Please sign up today on the sheet in the narthex. 

Property Team Announcement: The Property Team is planning an outdoor work evening at the church on August 6 starting at 5:30 PM.  We are planning to trim the shrubbery and clean the storage shed. Subway sandwiches and drinks will be provided for volunteers at 6:00 PM.

Are you interested in becoming a prayer partner?  A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table to become a prayer partner with another person. See Jill Lemke or Linda Muthler for more details.

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.

Coming in August, the annual St. Paul Annual Rummage Sale and Bake Sale. August 15-18.  A list of times and items and other information isl listed: (Wednesday & Thursday, August 15 & 16 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.) Proceeds to benefit the Roof Fund – (see Pastor Paul clean shaven); and the Deaf Ministry of the Allegheny Synod.

  • Search for items to sell things you’d be willing to donate to a good friend; clean, unbroken, complete
  • Bring items to the church on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, August 12, 13, and 14 from 1-4 PM. If you absolutely need to bring items before then, please put them in the parlor or the room between the parlor and choir)
  • Please — NO magazines, VHS, cassette tapes, artificial flowers, Christmas items, or electronics.
  • Questions: call/text Jill at 814-769-9022
  • New this year: Baked goods sale items are needed for the days of the Rummage Sale. We are inviting everyone who can to donate baked goods (homemade or bought).

Attention Married Couples Don’t pass up your chance to attend a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend this fall at the beautiful, hotel-style Olmsted Retreat Center in the Allegheny National Forest, 2 hours north of Pittsburgh. The dates are: October 19-21, 2018.

 ALLEGHENY SYNOD YEAR OF PRAYER:  AUGUST 2018 — Our Mission Partners: ALSM, Camp Sequanota, Lutheran Campus Ministry, United Lutheran Seminary:

“I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6

Pray for our partners and their ministry that it would continue to be a blessing. Pray that as they discern future ministry, funding would be available to support it. Pray for their leaders that they would be open to how the Holy Spirit is calling them as they lead these organizations.

How is the Holy Spirit calling you to support our partners?