St. Paul News & Events


Remembering those with medical challenges:
Debbie Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Christian Groves, Jerry Groves, Jim Illencik, Roy Seibert, April Williams, Andrea Wollam

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

Remembering those with special needs:
Joe Benka, Bryan Giocondi, Debi Houlf, Harlan Lewis, Lisa Null, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Deanna Savon, Willis Stauffer

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


I recently received an email from Dani Burns, who is the lead principal at Lincoln School.  As you may know, our congregation has been involved in adopting Lincoln School as part of our community Outreach. We participated in the Peace Pole Project, gave away bike helmets at their Open House, collected underwear and sweat pants for their nurse’s inventory, and provided Christmas cookie trays for their staff members.  This note conveys their appreciation to us.  We look forward to working with them in the future as the opportunity arises.    Brenda Ceplecci

Dani Burn’s email:   Hello Brenda, Thank you for reaching out to us.  We are very appreciative of everything that you and the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church have done in the past, and that you continue to do for the community.  Have a wonderful Christmas, and please convey our continued thanks to everyone.    Dani


For the month of JANUARY we are collecting cereal and toilet tissue.


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.


St. Paul volunteers will continue to help with registration and provide snacks for the canteen table during the Red Cross blood drives. If you would like to volunteer, see the sheet on the volunteer table or contact Bonnie Thompson at 330-272-1400.


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


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.


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.