Remembering those with medical challenges:  Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Christian Groves, Jerry Groves, Don Hazel, Carol Hipple, Jim Illencik, Carolyn Marsh, David Perkins, Roy Seibert, Ken Wareham, April Williams, Andrea Wollam

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

Remembering those with special needs:  Lori Akins, Donna Baldwin, Gini Cage, Elizabeth Campbell, Cathie Cimini, Amber Ellis, Connie Fowler, Bryan Giocondi, Debi Houlf, Letha Marsh, Ann Marie Perkins, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Deanna Savon, Ondine Shiau, Diane Tullis Suloit, Shelley Town, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Lisa Young

Remembering those in the Military:  Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin


COFFEE CUP GREETINGSHeld on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, September 2 & 16.


150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:  On Sunday, September 9, we will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the founding of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and it is quickly approaching.  You may still make reservations for the dinner, which will be held at the Grand Pavilion at Avalon Inn.  However, as an accurate number of the people attending is needed to give to Avalon so they can know how many meals to prepare, all reservations must be received by the church no later than September 2.   This is a unique occasion for all to enjoy—whether present or past members.  Special invitees, local dignitaries, and live entertainment will all be part of the program.  Please, if you have not already done so, make plans to be a part of this joyous moment in the life of our church.  Thank you!


BONFIRE & COOKOUTThe Teens of St. Paul are hosting a Bonfire and Cook-out on Saturday, September 15, from 3:00 to 10:00 pm at the Groves’ Farm in Brookfield, Ohio.  Everyone (all ages) from St. Paul and Living Lord are welcome.  Food and music will be provided, but don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and fishing poles.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex so the Groves family can know how many plan on attending.  Please contact Debbie Groves if you have any questions.


SEPT. 16 SPECIAL EVENT:  Church Worship and Picnic under Tent – Rally Day Events – Reception for Pastor Perkins and Pastor Collins – All food, beverages, and table services provided – Sunday School at 9:30 – Worship at 10:30 – Lunch to follow.


THANK YOU:  A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who helped to make our Rummage & Bake Sale a big success.  It took a lot of people working together to set up, organize, price, sell, and clean up in order to hold this event, and your help was greatly appreciated.  Thanks also to those who baked and wrapped items for the Bake Sale.  Our combined Rummage & Bake Sale raised almost $1,700.00 for the church’s general fund.


THANK YOU:  We would like to express our thanks for all the cards and expressions of sympathy we received after the death of Tim’s father, James Martin.  We would especially like to thank Pastor Collins for conducting the memorial service and for his caring, comforting words.  We are also grateful for the help of several people:  Peggy and Tom Skoczylas and Kay Paajanen for helping with the luncheon, and Debbie Groves and Ruth Sarko for their help with communion.  Sincerely, Tim and Amy Martin and Family


THANK YOU:  Thank you very much for awarding me a scholarship.  It will be very useful for my studies at Kent State.  Sincerely, Kyra Mymo


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.