PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Remembering those with medical challenges:
Debbie Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Jerry Groves, Don Hazel, Carol Hipple, Wally Hipple, Jim Illencik, Carolyn Marsh, Roy Seibert, Tom Skoczylas, April Williams, Andrea Wollam
Remembering those who are home bound:
Shirlee Chambers, Charles English, Harriette Shaffer
Remembering those with special needs:
Donna Baldwin, Elizabeth Campbell, Cathie Cimini, Marty Cohol, Amber Ellis, Bryan Giocondi, Debi Houlf, Letha Marsh, Mike McMann, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Deanna Savon, Ondine Shiau, Shelley Town, Lisa Young
Remembering those in the Military:
Joe Baudo, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin
COFFEE CUP GREETINGS: Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, April 1 & 15.
150 YEARS OF GIVING: St. Paul’s 150 year heritage of giving to the poor stretches into our future. We are going to collect 150 bottles of shampoo (full size please) during the month of April. These will be given from St. Paul to the needy students at Warren G. Harding High School. Please join in this expression of love of our neighbors.
FROM THE PARISH EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
April 22 – 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.
THANK YOU: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Just a note to thank everybody involved in making the visit of Bishop Allende such a success. It was so nice to have so many people in church. I look forward to future projects we can do together. Bob McKinney, Council President, Living Lord Lutheran Church
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.
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 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.