Remembering those with medical challenges:  Debbie Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Jerry Groves, Brenda Hart, Don Hazel, Carol Hipple, Wally Hipple, Jim Illencik, Carolyn Marsh, David Perkins, Roy Seibert, 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, Ann Marie Perkins, 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 GREETINGSHeld on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, June 3 & 17.


INSTALLATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS & ACCEPTANCE OF NEW MEMBERS:  On Sunday, June 3, we will install members of Council 2018-2019, and we will accept four new members into the Body of Christ at St. Paul:  David Perkins, Rose Zavatsky, Laura Zornan, and Joshua Hapne.  June 3 will be a wonderful day of celebration!


SEND-OFF & WELCOME LUNCHEON:  You’re invited!  Everyone please join us Sunday, June 3, at noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cassel Hall for a luncheon to wish Pastor Ann Marie safe travels as she leaves for her 3 month sabbatical and to welcome Pastor Lang Collins, who will be filling in for her this summer.  Please sign up in the narthex so we know how much Buena Vista chicken to get.


Congratulations to our Confirmands:  Ean Dodge, Ethan Dodge, Jordan Eaton, Christian Groves, Hunter Groves, and Chelsea Moorhead.

Sunday School:  There will be no Sunday School during the summer.  We will see all of you in the fall for the 2018-2019 school year.

Graduating High School Students:  Victoria (Tori) Muehlbauer, Kyra Mymo, and Kyle Rhine.  We wish you the very best as you begin this new chapter in your life.

Tori Muehlbauer – Daughter of Mark and Judy Muehlbauer, will be graduating from Howland High School with a 3.6 grade point average and lettering in band.  She held second chair flute her senior year.    Tori spent many fun-filled years as a Girl Scout and in gymnastics and dance classes.  A talented artist, her artwork was recently displayed at The Butler Art Museum for competition.  Tori will be attending YSU majoring in Secondary Education to teach English.

Kyra Mymo – Daughter of Christine Mymo and granddaughter of Sandy Jewell and the late Rev. H. Robert Jewell, will be graduating from Howland High School.  She will be furthering her education at Kent State University majoring in Nursing.

Kyle Rhine – Son of Lorie Rhine, will be graduating from Howland High School.  Kyle will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, in the fall, majoring in Film and Television.

Senior Recognition Sunday:  Senior Recognition Sunday will be Sunday, June 24, at the 10:30 am worship service.

Summer Lock-in:  The 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.


STRAWBERRY SOCIAL:  Sunday June 24, 12:00 – 4:00 pm; Menu:  Sloppy Joes,  Hot Dogs, Potato & Macaroni Salads, Baked Beans, Ice Cream, Cake, Strawberries, Hot & Cold Beverages.  This is a Thrivent sponsored event.  Come and bring a friend!


BOWLING FOR BEARS:  We are inviting elementary kids, parents, and all members to come out to bowl in early July (date to be determined) at Echo Lanes on Elm Road.  Bring a NEW teddy bear as your entry “ticket” and we will pay for your bowling (shoes and games).  Refreshments will be provided, too.  The bears will be given to the children of the Solace Center program.  Sign up in the narthex or call Lyda Vigorito.


RUMMAGE SALE:  A Rummage Sale is being planned for early August as a fundraiser for our church.  Please gather any useable but unwanted household items, home décor, small appliances, gently-used clothing, etc.  Please do not bring the items you wish to donate to the church until further notice as our storage space is limited.  More information regarding this event will be forthcoming.  If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Ceplecci.


HALL RENTAL:  Any member wishing to rent Cassel Hall must call the office to schedule the date to be sure it is not already rented or in use by the church, the Preschool, DAR, the Red Cross, or The Solace Center.  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 (330-372-2136) 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.


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.