Remembering those with medical challenges:  Debbie Bartlett, David Baudo, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Debbie Groves, Jacob Groves, Jerry Groves, Don Hazel, Carol Hipple, Wally Hipple, Jim Illencik, Carolyn Marsh, Roy Seibert, April Williams, Andrea Wollam

Remembering those who are home bound:  Shirlee Chambers, Charles English, Margaret Halavick, Harriette Shaffer

Remembering those with special needs:  Donna Baldwin, Joe Benka, Elizabeth Campbell, Marty Cohol, Amber Ellis, Bryan Giocondi, Debi Houlf, Letha Marsh, Mike McMann, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Deanna Savon, Ondine Shiau, Lisa Young

Remembering those in the Military:  Joe Baudo, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin


COFFEE CUP GREETINGSHeld on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, March 4 & 18.


PATRICK LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION: Come One, Come All! Sunday, March 11, St. Patrick Luncheon and Silent Auction.  The 150th Anniversary Committee would like to continue our year-long celebration with a special lunch and fun activity on Sunday, March 11, immediately after the church service.  The luncheon cost will only be $5.00.  Following the luncheon, we will have a silent auction.  You are asked to bring one or two wrapped items to be auctioned off.  It can be a good quality item or a gag gift.  Please write a clue on a piece of paper and tape it to your gift – a clue that would encourage someone to bid on your gift.  Please bring your pocketbook for the bidding.  An ATM machine will be available in the narthex for your convenience.  Feel free to invite your family and friends.  Our friends from Living Lord are welcome to join us.



Noisy Change –   During the month of March 2018, the children will be collecting “Noisy Change” during the church service.  This is an ELCA project for “World Hunger”.  We would like to raise $100.00 so that we can purchase either a goat or two pigs for a country so that the people will not go hungry.

Maundy Thursday – The Catechism Class will hold a “Chicken Dinner”.  The money raised will go towards their Camp Frederick Servant Week in June.

Upcoming Events:

May – 1st Holy Communion

May 20 – Confirmation and Reception.  We have 6 youth that will make Confirmation.  They are Ean and Ethan Dodge, Jordan Eaton, Christian and Hunter Groves, and Chelsea Moorhead.

2018 Seniors – Any high school graduates please submit your bio to the secretary, Lynn, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

St. Paul Scholarship Applications for undergraduate degree – Applications are available in the church office.  Deadline for applications to be submitted is May 31, 2018.

June – Northeast Ohio Synod Lutheran Youth Organization is hosting a Summer Lock-in for high school and middle school youth.  The dates are June 8-9, 2018, at John S. Night Center in Akron and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.  Registration deadlines:  $10 by May 1; $15 by May 15.  If interested, please see Debbie Groves for application.


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 CANDLESWeeks 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.

SPLASH TODAYDonations are always warmly welcomed, and with your continued support, we will be able to sustain this valuable ministry to young families.

GRIEF MINISTRYPart of the Social Committee is Grief Ministry. Joyce Osborn 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 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.