Praying for members with medical challenges:  Diana Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Hunter Groves, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Carole Null, Roy Seibert, Ken and Jerry Wareham, April Williams, Andrea Wollam


Remembering those who are home bound:  Pastor Richard Bowen, Charles English, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer


Remembering those with special needs:  Lori Akins, Donna Baldwin, Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Elizabeth Campbell, Del Cig, Cathie Cimini, Cynthia Crisasi Amber Ellis, Connie Fowler, Bryan Giocondi, Bonnie Gordon, Judy Hall, Debi Houlf, Edward Kondrad, Mary Ann Lucas, Debbie Merkel, Paulene Mudrinich, Chuck Peters, Anita Rayburn, Cindy Robinson, Rosamund Rogieri, Ondine Shiau, Everett Sillies, Diane Tullis Suloit, Shelley Town, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Tom Weller, Lisa Young


Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin


THANK YOU:  A huge thank you goes out to all members who worked on or supported the church Rummage & Bake Sale.  There are too many people to name, but thank you to all who donated items or helped in any way.  By working together we were able to raise over $1,600 for the general fund.  Your help was greatly appreciated!


COFFEE CUP GREETINGSHeld on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, September 1 & 15.


NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY:  “Depending on Jesus” is a 10-week bible study in which participants learn how New Testament figures put their faith in Christ.  We meet in the Parlor on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 beginning on September 11.  All are welcome.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – RALLY DAY IS FUN FOR ALL:  This September, as we begin another school year, we will join together for an outdoor worship service on the front lawn.  Bring your pets for their annual blessing!  All kinds of animals are welcome.  Since we have the room, even your horses can receive a blessing!  Also, kids please bring your back-to-school backpacks for a special prayer of blessing.  After worship, the “hotdog-firetruck music-man” will be with us to provide our grilled hotdogs and music.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, potluck style.  This will be followed by the placing of “pinwheels for peace” on the front lawn.  A little bouncy house will be here, games with prizes, and corn hole will be fun for everyone!  And the most important part:  COME AND INVITE A FRIEND!  Please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.


OKTOBERFEST RAFFLE BASKETS:  It is time to begin collecting items for our raffle baskets for the Oktoberfest.  Please check over this list of suggested items and consider donating something to make our basket raffle a success.  Items can be brought to the church and placed in the designated plastic bin.  Cash donations would also be appreciated and can be given to Brenda Ceplecci or Kay Paajanen.  If we all work together, this should be a very successful fundraiser for the church.  Suggested items:  wine bottle opener, wine glasses, coasters, cocktail napkins, wine charms, etc.; Christmas items such as small ornaments, towels, decorative napkins, candles, etc.; pasta bowl, pasta sauce, grated cheese, Italian cookbooks, etc.; spa items such as bubble bath, loofa, bath pillow, body lotion, etc.


SPLASH TODAYSplash Ministry is a monthly resource which is mailed to parents of children from ages newborn to 3 years.  This resource helps young children to grow in their faith formation and provides fun and easy ideas for bringing faith into the everyday life of infants, toddlers, and their families.  It also connects the church to families for support and encouragement.  If you have further questions about the Splash Ministry, please see Bonnie Thompson or Brenda Ceplecci.  Donations for Splash are always warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.


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.


A SUPPORTIVE PARENTING GROUP:  A supportive parenting group is beginning at St. Paul for young adults raising their children in faith as they grow in faith and life.  Anyone interested should contact Pastor Perkins.


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 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.



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.