Remembering those with medical challenges:
Debbie Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Jerry Groves, Don Hazel, Carol Hipple, Wally Hipple, Jim Illencik, Carolyn Marsh, Roy Seibert, Tom Skoczylas, 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, May 6 & 20.

BABY/CHILDREN’S RUMMAGE SALE:  The Evangelism Committee is sponsoring a Baby/Children’s Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Tables may be rented for $15.00 each.  If your children or grandchildren have outgrown their clothing, toys, or other items, this is a great opportunity to sell them to someone who can use them.  This is a fundraiser for our Splash ministry, and donations of items would be gladly accepted.  Please see Bonnie Thompson or Brenda Ceplecci for more information.  Also, please pass this news on to family members, friends, and neighbors if they might be interested.

PENTECOST SUNDAY:  Pentecost is Sunday, May 20.  Please bring red geraniums to decorate the sanctuary and don’t forget to wear your red clothing.  If you are unable to shop for geraniums yourself but would like to donate, please contact Kay Paajanen and she will purchase the geraniums.  Flowers can be brought to the church anytime Friday, Saturday, or early Sunday morning…contact Ruth Sarko to arrange for delivery time.


Upcoming Events:

May 20 – Confirmation and Reception.  We have 6 youth that will make Confirmation.  They are Ean and Ethan Dodge, Jordan Eaton, Christian and Hunter Groves, and Chelsea Moorhead.

2018 Seniors – Any high school graduates please submit your bio to the secretary, Lynn, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

St. Paul Scholarship Applications for undergraduate degree – Applications are available in the church office.  Deadline for applications to be submitted is May 31, 2018.

June – 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.

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. 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.

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.