March 22 @ St. Paul

We will worship this Sunday, March 22 by using the Zoom platform.

In this extraordinary time, we are all facing stress and anxiety about what the next hour might hold, let alone the next day or week. Even though we must take steps to avoid physical proximity we don’t need to avoid worshipping together. As such, we are going to have a worship service on March 22 using the Zoom platform. 

Let’s start gathering at 10:30am for a 10:45am start time!

How to access:

Click here to join the worship service on Sunday – https://zoom.us/j/5188298442

Meeting ID: 518 829 8442

Call one of these numbers if your computer is not up to the needed speed for video:

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,5188298442# US (Chicago)
+19292056099,,5188298442# US (New York)

Dial by your location —   +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 518 829 8442
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adDjlTeFwD

Other announcements:

Our church building may be locked down due to the virus but our people are here ready to help in any way we can. Please let Pastor Paul, the church office, or any member of the congregation know. We are all in this together.

Pastor Paul is available Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Monday is his day off. For pastoral emergencies he is available 24/7. Every Wednesday he has office hours from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. He can be reached at 814-325-7571 or e-mail: paultomkiel@gmail.com

The Church Secretary will be working from home for at least half the time and will be at

the church part of the time. That time will be Fridays from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Phone messages will be checked periodically as well as emails.  I will be happy to assist you however I can.  My phone number is 814-699-1701 and the email address is stpaul68@comcast.net.

Help Wanted: Nominating Committee Members for 2020. One more person is needed to serve on the Nominating Committee. Members serve only one term and include outgoing council members. The Congregation Council is looking for at least two other congregation members to serve on this committee. Please contact a council member if you are interested in serving. Council members are Morgen Hummel, Sally Kolesar, Michelle McMullen, Linda Muthler, Linda Rosensteel and Roger Williams.

Current Needs of the State College Food Bank as of March 18

Jelly, Canned Fruit, Peanut Butter, Canned Meat, Rice (1-2 pound bags), Cereal, Spaghetti (specifically the flat one pound packages), Canned Spaghetti Sauce (canned/plastic preferred to glass jars), 100% Juice (64 oz), Flour (2-5 pound bags), Vegetable Oil, Coffee – Regular & Decaf, Black Tea, Hot Cocoa.

*During this time of cautionary measures, gift cards or cash is the best way to give to help purchase these items.

Stewardship Snippet–March 22, 2020 John 9:38 – He said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped him. Stewarding your soul may mean responding as the blind man in this week’s gospel lesson. Simply open your eyes to the experience of Jesus and his amazing love and mercy.

Your church offerings can be mailed to the church: St. Paul Lutheran Church, PO Box 200, Pine Grove Mills, PA 16868

Donut Dash for the Dyslexia Center has been cancelled.

Birthdays: March: 3- Adam Hartswick, Tracey Mehalick; March 4 -Barbie Weber; March 6- Teresa Nordberg; March 12 -Janet Carr; March 17- Sally Kolesar.

Readings:

March 22: First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14; Gospel: John 9:1-41

March 29: First Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Second Reading: Romans 8:6-11;  Gospel: John 11:1-45