St. Paul News & Events


Remembering those with medical challenges:   Debbie Bartlett, David Baudo, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Jay Beougher, Christian Groves, Jerry Groves, Don Hazel, Jim Illencik, Ellen Miller, Carole Null, Lauren Patton, Roy Seibert, Jeff Trimble, April Williams, Andrea Wollam


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


Remembering those with special needs:   Joe Benka, Elizabeth Campbell, Bryan Giocondi, Debi Houlf, Lisa Null, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Deanna Savon, Ondine Shiau, Willis Stauffer


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


Farewell:  We are very sad to have to say goodbye to longtime members Wayne and Sue Kemp who will be moving to the Akron area to care for Sue’s parents.  April 2 will be their last Sunday with us before their move.  Please join us after worship on Sunday, April 2, for a goodbye reception with coffee, punch, and cake.



Five of us began our evening by indulging in mile-high banana splits.  Simply decadent!  Sue Kemp opened the meeting and we discussed our unfinished projects.  Rebekah Circle is responsible for the April 5 Lenten Soup Supper at Living Lord.  Broccoli cheddar, chicken, beef vegetable, and one more soup will be served.  Let’s have a large St. Paul representation at these services.

If you have not yet seen the new cabinets in the kitchen alcove, even though they still have to be secured and filled, please stop by.  They look pretty good.  Many, many thanks to Tom Skoczylas, Wayne Kemp, and Mark Cribley, who spent many hours removing the old equipment and preparing the room for cabinets.  THANK YOU!

There is still one more tapestry to be hung in the chapel.  Have you seen the Lord’s Supper tapestry?  It enhances the room.  The parlor doors will be complete when the weather permits.

Don’t forget about the “Spring Fling” on May 6 at St.  Paul.  The Boutique, Bake, and Rummage Sale are going to need lots of help for this event to be a success.  There will be sign-up sheets in the narthex for volunteering.  The proceeds from the Rummage Sale will be going towards the 150th St. Paul Anniversary celebration.  Any articles for sale can be taken to the Youth Room.  Start cleaning your house.

This was President Sue Kemp’s last meeting with us as she will soon be moving to the Akron area.  She will be sorely missed.  She has contributed so much to Rebekah Circle and to the church; too bad Akron isn’t only 5 minutes from here.  Kay Paajanen will preside as President until the end of our season.

Georgia Mikola, Secretary



On Saturday, May 6, our church will host a huge fundraising event, the SPRING FLING.  The proceeds from the Rummage Sale will go to the 150th Anniversary celebration of our church, which will be in 2018.  The proceeds from the Boutique Sale will go to the Rebekah Circle to complete the church projects that they have undertaken.  The proceeds from the Bake Sale will be split between the two groups.  This is a huge project for our church and we need the participation of EVERYONE!  Please volunteer by donating items, helping to set up, helping to work at the event, as well as shopping at the event.  We cannot reach our goal without YOU!



Some important dates to remember and mark on your calendar:

April 30 – First Holy Communion.  Also in April, we will begin “Buck a Chick”; monies collected will help buy food in Panama.

June 4 – Pentecost Sunday/Confirmation

June 11 – Senior Recognition Sunday:  All graduating seniors please submit your bio to Lynn (the secretary) by May 1, 2017.

July – Vacation Bible School will be held at Living Lord in July.  We need some volunteers to help with this program.  Program will run Sunday evening through Thursday evening, July 9 – 13.  Please contact Pastor Bill, Lynn, or Debbie Groves if you can help with this program.

December – We will again host the Christmas Program and Luncheon in December.



For the month of APRIL we are collecting canned meats (no tuna), spam, canned chicken, Vienna sausage, deviled ham spread, chicken spread.



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.



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.