Praying for members with medical challenges:Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Dominic Frazzini, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Roy Seibert, Ken and Jerry Wareham, April Williams, Andrea Wollam


Remembering those who are home bound:  Pastor Richard Bowen, Charles English, Don Hazel, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer


Remembering those with special needs:  Lori Akins, Donna Baldwin, Bob Bennett, Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Elizabeth Campbell, Del Cig, Cathie Cimini, Cynthia Crisasi Amber Ellis, Connie Fowler, Paul Franko, Bryan Giocondi, Bonnie Gordon, Judy Hall, Debi Houlf, Edward Kondrad, Mary Ann Lucas, Paulene Mudrinich, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Rosamund Rogieri, Ondine Shiau, Everett Sillies, Diane Tullis Suloit, Shelley Town, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Lisa Young


Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin


THANK YOU: On July 19, my wife, Jerry, and I were involved in an auto accident.  Needless to say, it was a horrific experience.  We were shocked and beat up.  Jerry was transported from Trumbull Memorial Hospital to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.  Things are much better at this time.  Thank you to Pastor Bill Leitch for his consolation and prayers for me and doing the same for Jerry at St. Elizabeth Hospital.  We also thank Pastor Ann Marie for her prayers and concern for us and providing us with communion.  To the total congregation, we are grateful for all your prayers, cards, services, and food.  The names are too numerous to list, but you know who you are.  God bless the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Blessings to all, Kenny and Jerry Wareham


THANK YOU: Thank you for all the cards and boxes of food.  We shared them with the rest of the group.  It was greatly appreciated.  Gerald K. Groves


COFFEE CUP GREETINGS: Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, October 6 & 20.


AAUW CRAFT & VENDOR SHOWThe American Association of University Women is sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Free Admission, Bake Sale, and Lunch Available!  A fee of $25.00 will reserve an 8’ table and 2 chairs.  Please contact Diana Bauman if you are interested in a table.



St. Paul Lutheran Church will host its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 pm at 2860 East Market Street, Warren.  The event will feature:

  • A “Taste of Germany” menu
  • Sauerkraut & Bratwurst
  • Cabbage Rolls
  • Red Potatoes
  • Escalloped Apples
  • Desserts
  • Bread & Butter
  • Coffee & Cider
  • German Beer Tasting
  • Gift Basket Raffles
  • 50/50 Cash Raffle


We will have a live four piece band (the Ray Kovac Band) to entertain you. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.  Volunteers are needed; please sign up in the narthex.  If you have any questions, please contact Diana Bauman or Lorri Baudo.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Operation Christmas Child is here and we need everyone’s support to once again make this a success.  As you know, participation is easy and these simple gifts will bring such joy and hope to children worldwide and also bring them the good news of God’s love.  There are several ways you may choose to participate:  (1) Fill a shoe box yourself (boxes will be available October 6); (2) Bring in donated items and we will fill the box for you; (3) Monetary donations are appreciated; and (4) Build a shoe box online at  However you choose to participate, all donations and filled shoe boxes need to be returned by Sunday, November 17.  See Deborah Bartlett, Judy Dodge, or Debbie Groves with any questions.


SPLASH TODAY: Splash Ministry is a monthly resource which is mailed to parents of children from ages newborn to 3 years. This resource helps young children to grow in their faith formation and provides fun and easy ideas for bringing faith into the everyday life of infants, toddlers, and their families.  It also connects the church to families for support and encouragement.  If you have further questions about the Splash Ministry, please see Bonnie Thompson or Brenda Ceplecci.  Donations for Splash are always warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.


GRIEF MINISTRY: Part of the Social Committee is Grief Ministry. Joyce Osborn is spearheading this ministry with Pr. Perkins’ and God’s guidance and help.  When a loved one dies, Joyce sends a set of four books called “Journeying through Grief” throughout the first year. Each book describes the issues and feelings that a person tends to encounter at various points of grief and the books offer suggestions on handling them.  If Pastor Perkins or Joyce can be of any help or if you have any questions during a time of grief, please contact either of them.


A SUPPORTIVE PARENTING GROUP: A supportive parenting group is being held at St. Paul for young adults raising their children in faith as they grow in faith and life.  Anyone interested should contact Pastor Perkins.


HALL RENTAL:  Anyone wishing to rent Cassel Hall must first call the office to schedule the date to be sure it is not already rented or in use by the church, the Preschool, DAR, or the Red Cross.  There is also paper work which needs to be filled out prior to renting.


FLOWERS AND MEDITATION CANDLES: Weeks are available for purchase, dedicated to your special intentions. The meditation candle is $5.00 and flowers are $30.00 for two vases. Please use an Order Envelope and PREPAY your order at the time that you sign the flower and candle chart. PAYMENT ENVELOPES ARE BY THE FLOWER CHART. On weeks where there is no paid order, the church will display silk flowers to the Glory of God.  Please sign up for your special weeks while they are available.



DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONSIn the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), churches and clergy can no longer make written or oral public announcements of health information regarding our members.  Thus, unless specifically requested by a member to share other information, we are only able to indicate where a person is hospitalized or that they have been discharged.