March 29 at St. Paul

Sunday, March 29 is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. We will have worship by Zoom on Sunday, March 29. Please sign in by 10:30 AM. Worship begins at 10:45 AM.

Please use the following link to join in worship.

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Stewardship Snippet–March 29, 2020 Romans 8:6 – To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Sometimes stewarding the soul is as simple as “setting your mind the Spirit,” leaning into our faith and taking steps toward life and peace.

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 email his at paultomkiel@gmail.com.

During the Coronavirus Emergency, the Church Secretary will be dividing her working hours at the office and at home. The office hours will be Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day and whenever duty calls for me to be there.  While working from home I will be checking messages periodically and will be happy to assist you however I can. My phone number is 814-699-1701 and by email: stpaul68@comcast.net.

Thursday April 16 –BLOOD DRIVE at FERGUSON TWP. LIONS CLUB from 1:30-6:00 PM     Due to the need for blood, this event is scheduled to happen as planned. Volunteers are being trained in disinfectant cleaning.  

New at St. Paul Lutheran Church — Blessing Box

Do you need a blessing? Do you want to be a blessing? We now have a blessing box on the church porch to share non-perishable food and household/personal items! Take what you need…leave what you can. Open to all! Please share with your friends and neighbors.   If you have something you would like to donate but can’t get to the church for any reason, please let me Michelle McMullen know (by phone or text 412-965-1694; mmcmullen273@gmail.com) and she will arrange a time to come pick up the items from you church.

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. Please contact any council member if you are interested in serving: 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.

Even though our building is closed for worship and other events for at least the month of March, the financial obligations the church faces continue without pause. Our staff continues to do its work, and we continue to pay them. Other expenses continue. Thus, we are asking you to consider sending your weekly offerings for March to the church. You may send checks, preferably in your offering envelopes to: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 277 West Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills, PA. 16868. You may also give online by going to: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/387358  .

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.

April Birthdays–6- Kathy Wheeler; 12-Jason Wills; 14- Matt Homan; 19- Claire Johnson; 25- Karol Magnuson; 27- Beverly Molnar

April Anniversaries–17- Randy and Judy Wills

April Readings

April 5 — Palm Sunday–First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm: Psalm 31:9-16; Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11; Gospel Reading: Matthew 26:14–27:66

April 9 — Maundy Thursday–First Reading:Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14; Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Second Reading:  Second Reading:1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Gospel Reading: John 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 10 — Good FridayFirst Reading: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm: Psalm 22; Second Reading: Hebrews 10:16-25;  or Second Reading (alternate): Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Gospel; John 18:1-19:42.

April 12– Easter Day–First Reading: Acts 10:34-43; Jeremiah 31:1-6 (alternate); Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4;  Acts 10:34-43 (alternate); Gospel:  Matthew 28:1-10 ; John 20:1-18 (alternate)

April 19 — The Second Sunday of Easter–First Reading: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm: Psalm 16; Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9;Gospel: John 20:19-31

April 26 – The Third Sunday of Easter–First Reading: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-23; Gospel. Luke 24:13-35