PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Remembering those with medical challenges: Debbie Bartlett, David Baudo, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Jerry Groves, Don Hazel, Michelle Bauman Jarzembowski, Roy Seibert, Jeff Trimble, April Williams, Andrea Wollam
Remembering those who are home bound: Shirlee Chambers, Charles English, Margaret Halavick, Jim Illencik, Ellen Miller, Harriette Shaffer
Remembering those with special needs: Donna Baldwin, Joe Benka, Elizabeth Campbell, Anne Cerminaro, Marty Cohol, Amber Ellis, Bryan Giocondi, Debi Houlf, Lisa Null, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Deanna Savon, Ondine Shiau, Willis Stauffer, Lisa Young
Remembering those in Military Service: Joe Baudo, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin
EVERYONE HAS A PART TO PLAY IN THE CHURCH’S MISSION PLANNING:
As we look at our mission and outreach in the community, we want to hear your voice. What do you think about our social ministry, our work with other churches, our witness in the world? These may seem like big questions, but we will explore them together in a special six-week program this Fall.
At this time, St. Paul and Living Lord have decided to engage in a “Prayer and Renewal Series” called Fanning the Flame (from the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA).
- A RETREAT TO PREPARE DISCUSSION LEADERS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7:
- Training leaders of St. Paul and Living Lord
- “Invitation to a journey” 6-minute DVD with discussion
- “For the sake of others; in God for the world” 5-minute DVD with discussion
- “We are church for the sake of the world” 5-minute DVD with Bishop Eaton/discussion
- WORSHIP ORDER FOR OCTOBER 8 THROUGH NOVEMBER 19:
- The six weeks of worship from Oct. 8 to Nov. 19 will include a 15-minute small group discussion time during the worship service. Each worshipper will be included in a small group. A captain will lead discussion and make note of 2 or 3 points that come from their group each week.
- SIX WEEKLY THEMES, SCRIPTURE, AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- 8: The burning bush: LISTEN
- 15: The valley of the dry bones: LOOK
- 22: Jesus sends out 70 disciples: RESPOND
- 29: JOINT REFORMATION WORSHIP AT ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
- 5: Finding the lost: FORGIVE
- 12: The great commandment: LOVE
- 19: The great commission: GO
Materials for discussion will be circulated in the September and October Newsletters so you can prepare in thought and prayer. Please feel free to discuss this program with members of council and the pastors. It is an exciting time for us all! You won’t want to miss it.
REFORMATION 500TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
DVD Course discussion “Lunch with Luther” Sunday noontime
8 weeks, Sept. 3 to Oct. 22
Seminary teachers make topics accessible to laity; hosted at St. Paul for Trumbull Area Lutherans; bring a brown bag lunch; drinks provided
DVD Course Description – Luther’s Legacy for Laity: Martin Luther’s legacy is a rich treasure for all Christians, but particularly for lay people. Luther, through the doctrines of justification, freedom of the Christian, bondage of the will, and vocation, provides Christians with an understanding of what God has done for us and what God wants to do through us for the sake of the neighbor. All the big questions of faith and life are found in the abundance of Reformation theology. These theologians shape how Christians view their place in the world. These presentations were filmed live at the Lay School of Ministry in the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA. This 8-week course will have a DVD presentation and discussion totaling 90 minutes each Sunday. Come to one or all sessions. Please reserve a place by calling Lynn Golen at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 330-394-5741. All are welcome!
Movie: “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World”
Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Special showing for area Lutherans at Tinseltown, Southern Park Mall (Youngstown)
Shared Ministry Joint Worship
Sunday, October 29, 10:30 am
At St. Paul Lutheran Church; finger food reception in Cassel Hall following worship
Anniversary of the Reformation
Sunday, October 29, 6:00 pm
At St. Columba Cathedral, Youngstown, Catholic-Lutheran Ecumenical Evening Prayer
COFFEE CUP GREETINGS: Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
OKTOBERFEST – 2017:
St. Paul Lutheran Church will host its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 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
- Bread & Butter
- Coffee & Cider
- German Beer Tasting
- Six Gift Basket Raffles
- 50/50 Cash Raffle
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under10. Volunteers are needed. Please sign up in the narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Bauman.
AAUW Craft & Vendor Show: The American Association of University Women is sponsoring a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 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.
2017 FLOWERS AND MEDITATION CANDLES: Weeks are still 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.
SPLASH TODAY: Donations are always warmly welcomed, and with your continued support, we will be able to sustain this valuable ministry to young families.
GRIEF MINISTRY: Part of the Social Committee is Grief Ministry. Joyce Osborn (330-372-2136) is spearheading this ministry with Pr. Winters’ 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 Winters or Joyce can be of any help or if you have any questions during a time of grief, please contact either of them.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS: In 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.