ANNOUNCEMENTS

STEWARDSHIP SNIPPET — August 11

Luke 12:34 – “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Jesus continues his teaching about greed, resource management, and abundance by telling the crowd to sell their possessions and give alms. He reminds them that their treasure is the home for their hearts. Where is your heart’s home? Have you placed your trust God’s radical abundance?

Serving Sunday:

Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Reader/Communion Assistant: Karen Magnuson; Assisting Minister/Soloist: Art Reede; Greeter: Diane Kemmerer; Ushers: Jeff and Linda Muthler, and Carl Tier; Counters: Roger Williams and Carl Tier; Home Visitor: Judy Kocher; Sign Changer: Jill Lemke; Sacristan: Ann Reede.

New Directories are done and placed in your mailboxes last week.  If you haven’t already done so, please pick them up today. If any changes need to be made, please email the church office at stpaul68@comcast.net and the change will be printed in the bulletin so everyone can add to their directory.

Devotionals
We would like to know your interest in what devotionals you want to use. Please let us know your interest.
___Yes, I use the regular print size book
___Yes, I use the large print book
___No, not interested
Please let Sally Kolesar (kolesarsally@comcast.net) or 814-861-1313 or Karin Lowry stpaul68@comcast.net or 237-2081 to give your opinion.

Discover where help for August worship is needed by checking out the sign-up sheets on the narthex table.  New! September worship volunteer sheets are now on the table.  Check out the availability of places to volunteer.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help make worship more meaningful. Please also consider helping Karin, Sally and Linda by recruiting participants.

St. Paul will be hosting a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale August 14 -15 (Wed Thu) – 9:00 AM – 3: 00 PM; August 16-17 (Fri.-Sat.) 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. PAU

L*Farmers Market, every Thursday, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

*Property Team Meeting, Monday, August 12 at 7:00 PM

*Annual Rummage and Bake SaleAugust 14-15 (Wed-Thurs) 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; August 16-17 (Fri-Sat) 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

*Coffee and Cookie fellowship following worship, Sunday, August 18

*Congregational Council meeting Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 PM in the conference room.  All congregational members are welcome to attend at any time.

*Community Worship at Pine Grove Presbyterian Church Sunday, September 1 at 9:30 AM

*New Year Sunday school for children, Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 AM

*WELCA will be meeting September 8 following worship to plan for the year. .Lunch provided.

*Fellowship Sunday, September 15 and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

*Congregational Council; Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM in the conference room. all congregational members are welcome to attend at any time.

*God’s Work. Our Hands-Nittany Conference Event; Time and Date to be announced

*Harvest Fest at St. Paul; Time and Date to be announced

*Blessing of Animals; Sunday, October 6

*Congregational Council Meeting; Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM in the conference room all congregational members are welcome to attend at any time.

*Fellowship Sunday and Estate Planning; Sunday, October 20 during fellowship hour; everyone is invited to bring a dish to share. Meal first then program.

*Reformation Sunday Sunday, October 27

Upcoming Events at Sequanota
September & October
There are a variety of events scheduled this fall for both youth and adults.  Please help us spread the word to your congregation. Posters for the retreats are linked by images.

  • IGNITE Fall Elem. Retreat: Sept. 21-22
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Sept. 22
  • PLUNGE Fall Jr. High Retreat: Sept. 28-29
  • Adult Day Bible Study: Oct. 10
  • Fall Wellness Retreat: Oct. 18-20
  • More information at:  contact@sequanota.com

COMMEMORATIONS

Clare, Abbess of San Damiano, died 1253; Sunday, August 11, 2019 A contemporary of Francis of Assisi, Clare and a growing number of companions established a women’s Franciscan community, called the Order of Poor Ladies, or Poor Clares. She inspired other women to pursue spiritual goals.

Florence Nightingale, died 1910; Clara Maass, died 1901; renewers of society; Tuesday, August 13, 2019; Nightingale was born in England, and horrified her wealthy family by deciding to become a nurse. She led a group of nurses in ministering in the midst of the Crimean War, and worked for hospital reform. Maass, a native of New Jersey, was also a war nurse, and volunteered as a subject for research on yellow fever. She died of the disease.

Maximilian Kolbe, died 1941; Kaj Munk, died 1944; martyrs; Wednesday, August 14, 2019; Father Kolbe was a Franciscan priest arrested by the Nazis and confined in Auschwitz. Kolbe gave generously of his meager resources, and finally volunteered to be starved to death in place of another man. A Danish Lutheran pastor and playwright, Munk strongly denounced the Nazis who occupied Denmark in the Second World War. His sermons and articles helped to show the anti-Christian nature of the movement.

Mary, Mother of Our Lord; Thursday, August 15, 2019; The church (including Martin Luther) honored Mary with the title theotokos, meaning “God-bearer,” for her role in giving birth to the Son of God. Her song, the Magnificat, speaks eloquently of God’s lifting the lowly and feeding the hungry.