June 16 at St. Paul

Stewardship Snippet

— June 16, 2019

Psalm 8:3-4 – When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
Cultivating a sense of wonder about God’s amazing creation helps nurture a spirit of generosity. Look at the world around you; signs of God’s lavish goodness abound. Now look in the mirror and see the wonder that you are. The Creator entrusts YOU to care for this abundance.

This Sunday we celebrate The Holy Trinity. Holy Communion will be offered by intinction.

Serving this Sunday: Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Reader/Communion Assistant: Linda Rosensteel; Greeters: David and Stacy Pribulka; Ushers: Jeff  and Linda Muthler, Martha Hummel; Counters: Jill Lemke, Eleanor Bird; Home Visitor: Jill Lemke; Sacristan: Delorse Homan; Sign Changer: Morgen Hummel.

The monthly fellowship for June will be held on June 30, the date of our community worship service. There will be no fellowship on the third Sunday.

July duties signup sheet (blue) are on the table in the narthex. Please prayerfully consider how you can help make worship more meaningful. Please also consider helping Karin and Linda by recruiting participants.

St. Paul will be hosting a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale August 12-15. We will offer tables for individuals in the community at a cost of $10. Garage sale and bake sale items donated to the church will be sold in the narthex area. We will accept books, toys, puzzles and games, like- new clothing, jewelry and furniture. We are not accepting houseware items (dishes, glassware, etc.), small appliances, electronics, or office supplies. If you have questions or would like to offer help or baked goods, please contact Jill Lemke.

The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market began June 13 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM and is in need of adult volunteers with a current driver’s license to direct traffic and sometimes document data on market visitors. If you are interested, please contact Linda Rosensteel or Sally Kolesar.

St. Paul Congregational Council will meet on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. All members of St. Paul are invited to attend any meeting.

Church secretary Karin Lowry and Linda Rosensteel are recruiting help with scheduling worship participants. We are looking for individuals who would contact one category of volunteers for slots that haven’t been filled in on the signup sheets. For instance, one person would contact assisting ministers for open dates and another person would contact ushers for open dates. Contacts may be made in person, by phone or by email. If you can help, please contact Linda or Karin.

The St. Paul Nominating Committee has begun work to identify the slate for electing council members for the two-year term beginning January 2020. Nominating committee members are Delorse Homan, Eleanor Bird, Jill Lemke, Judy Wills, and Molly Schueltz. We will soon be reaching out to prospective nominees to ask that they prayerfully consider serving in this important role. If you would like to learn more or have suggestions, please contact any committee member.

The Taize Singers will be in worship on June 23.

Ferguson Twp. Youth Group at Ferguson Lions Club, June 23, 3:30 – 5:30 PM. All kids in grades K-8 are welcome to come hear some ministry and take part in fun games and activities and have a snack. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/fergusontwpyouth/

Blood Drive at Ferguson Twp. Lions Club, Thursday, June 27, 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

St. Paul Community Worship Service is June 30. Usually held outdoors with indoor fellowship following the service. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

Hymn sing July 11 during worship.

Food Items for the State College Food Bank can be brought to the church any time, but a good time to remember is on Fellowship Sundays.

Current needs are: canned mixed vegetables, canned carrots and beets. Gluten-Free Products (any kind, but especially pasta, cereal, etc. canned pears and/or pineapple, stewed  tomatoes, spaghetti sauce,  sloppy joe/manwich sauce, baking mix, condiments, oil, salt, pepper, and spices, canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam, other canned fish), shampoo and conditioner, feminine hygiene products. PLEASE NOTE — We are not in need of the following:  baby food, baby formula, green beans, corn, mac and cheese, or protein beans

Lutheran Day at the Curve and the Great Allegheny Tailgate, Sunday July 28. Tailgate is from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at the Synod Office in Altoona. Hot dogs and drinks to be provided. Everyone is to bring a dessert to share. The game starts at 6:00 PM at the Peoples National Gas Field. Tickets for adults and children three and up are $5.50; under 2 free (a child 2 or under must sit on the lap to be eligible for a free ticket or if using a seat cost will be $5.50). Forms available on narthex table or call the Synod Office to get more information or to order tickets 814-942-1042.  Deadline: Sunday, July 7.