STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET — June 23, 2019

Galatians 3:28 –There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Viewing the world through the wide lens of a generous heart enables us to see the big picture of what God is up to. Like Paul, we see that in God’s economy there is room at the table for everyone.

This Sunday Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. Today we welcome back The Taize Singers in worship and in leading us in songs.

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. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

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.

Ferguson Twp. Youth Group at Ferguson Lions Club will meet this afternoon 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. Lean more at: https://www.facebook.com/fergusontwpyouth/

The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market is held every Thursday through September 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 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.

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 our 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 comittee member..

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

Hymn sing July 11 during worship.

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.

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