Update 09/05/2021

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

2860 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio   44483


Office email:   stpaulwarrenoh@aol.com

Office Hours 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

September 5, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Interim Pastor Gail Zackrison

Organist – Jim Kuzman

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

Altar Guild – Debbie Groves, Ruth Sarko, & Charlene McCracken

Assisting Minister – Stacey Altiere

Church Closing – Nola Bennett

Flower Delivery – Marty Maurice

Greeters – Debbie Cravotta & Barb Basalyga

Lector – Georgia Mikola

Nursery – Debbie Groves & Kay Paajanen

Ushers – Terry Ceplecci & Kelly Hutchison

Our Mission:

Baptized in Christ and strengthened through Word and Sacrament, we seek to share Christ’s love and forgiveness, to live in the world as God’s humble servants, and to be a caring and welcoming church.

We have added Boiler Fund as a drop down option to donate through Tithe.ly now.

SEPTEMBER PRAYERS – If you want a name put on the prayer list, please call or email the church office.

Praying for members with medical challenges:  

Remembering those with special needs:  

Remembering those who are home bound:  Pastor Richard, Bill, Marlene, Geneveive, Eileen, Jean, Harriette

Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan, Kirk, Michael

The Eternal Light Candle burns this week in loving memory of Robert Taylor by Rodger and Diana Bartlett.

Announcement Page Articles:  Please have your articles to the church office by Tuesday each week.

Visit us:  On Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/stpaulwarrenoh; on our website at:  stpaulwarrenoh.org


CELEBRATE GRAND-FAMILIES:  “Celebrate Grand-families” is a support group for grandparents raising their grandchildren.  St. Paul is reaching out to support these families with Christian compassion and a place to meet and discuss their needs.  While the grandparents meet, we will have crafts, games, bible stories, snacks, help with homework, tutoring, and a fun social time for children.  Sessions in September will be on Saturday, September 11 and 25, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Please contact Liz to help.

RALLY DAY – SEPT. 12:  Rally Day/Pinwheels for Peace will be on Sunday, September 12.  We will have an outdoor church service at 10:30 am followed by a covered dish on the church lawn.  We will provide hot dogs, beverages, and place settings.  Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we can get a head count.  Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 19.  More information will be available in September.  Looking forward to seeing everyone for Rally Day and excited for the Sunday School year.  Have a great Labor Day Weekend!  If you have any questions, please see Debbie.

FOOD OUTREACH:  The following suggested items are always appreciated:  cereal, cookies, canned vegetables, soup, canned meats (tuna, salmon, turkey, chicken).  Delivery of hot meals continued on August 20.  We will deliver boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need.  Marty will make at home communion available for members at that time.  We are thankful for the response from you.  Our hope is to maintain the servant project, once a month, through the year, recognizing an essential need in the community and to keep communication with some of our members, too.  The next delivery will be September 17.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie, Debbie, or Grace.  

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Red Cross will be taking blood donations at St. Paul on Saturday, September 25.  Volunteers are needed to register donors and to help at the Canteen table.  See the sign-up sheet in the narthex for times.  Thank you, Bonnie

BABY & CHILDREN’S RUMMAGE SALE:  There will be a Rummage Sale for Baby and Children’s Items ONLY in Cassel Hall on Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Tables are available to rent for $15.00 each and set-up begins at 8:00 am.  Items for sale may include clothing (baby and children’s sizes), toys, and other equipment that is no longer needed – NO CAR SEATS, please.  Contact Bonnie or Brenda if you are interested in renting a table.  Please spread the word among your family, neighbors, and friends.  

CONGREGATIONAL REQUESTS:  With not having someone in the office fulltime and not having a fulltime permanent pastor, the Council is concerned that we might have overlooked someone who needs us.  For example, someone goes into the hospital or wants a nursing home or home visit, wants home communion, needs transportation to church or a doctor’s appointment, etc.  Lorri has agreed to coordinate all of these requests.  You can call her at any time.  She will then find someone to help you with your needs.  Next, VOLUNTEERS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!  Lorri will be placing a form in the bulletin that you can use to sign up for what you would be willing to help with.  With God’s blessing, we can all help one another!  Thank you!  Lorri

HOME COMMUNION:  Home communion packages will be available in the church office Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The bread and wine were blessed during Sunday service.  Please call Lynn at 330-394-5741 to make arrangements for pickup.  Marty is available for home delivery and is also able to serve communion if requested.  

September 2021

6 – Labor Day/Office Closed

11 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am

12 – Rally Day

13 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

14 – TRTA in Parlor 10:00 am

19 – Newsletter Deadline

21 – TRTA in Parlor 9:00 am

22 – Parlor in use 12:00 pm

25 – Red Cross in Cassel Hall 9:00 am; Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am


Rally Day

Sunday, Sept. 12

Please plan on bringing a covered dish to our outdoor worship service and picnic!  Hot dogs, drinks, and place settings will be provided.  We will be placing Pinwheels for Peace on the front lawn as well.  Sign-up sheet to attend is located in the Narthex.  THERE WILL BE NO NURSERY OR SUNDAY SCHOOL ON RALLY DAY.

Sunday School Teachers Needed

Now – Sept. 19

We need Sunday School teachers for the fall!  Please consider volunteering 45 minutes every six weeks to our youth if you are able.  Curriculum and schedule will be provided.  Sunday School this fall will have a different atmosphere with pandemic restrictions lifted and the nursery re-opening.  Sign-up sheet is located in the Narthex.  Please sign sheet even if you taught last year.  See Stacey for further information.  

Sunday School

Sunday, Sept. 19

Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 19.  Families are asked to bring children to the Parlor before service.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE PARLOR.  If you arrive early, please wait until the Sunday School teacher arrives before heading to the sanctuary.

Confirmation Class

Sunday, Sept. 19

Confirmation Class will begin on Sunday, September 19.  Confirmands and their families will receive further scheduling and completion requirements during this initial session.  Please see Stacey for further information.

Youth Group

Sunday, Sept. 19

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Youth Group will also begin on Sunday, Sept. 19, and alternate bi-weekly.  This year we hope to utilize the youth room as well as organize several community service projects!  We were hindered in our efforts during the pandemic, however we plan on catching up on outreach in the coming months.


Saturday, October 30

2:00 – 4:00 pm

We welcomed over 300 members of the community two years ago and hope to do the same this season.  Get your thinking caps on now and plan how you will decorate your vehicle.  Costumes are encouraged!  Sign-up sheet to decorate your vehicle and pass out candy is located in the Narthex.  We will also be collecting individually wrapped candy to pass out during the event for those that are not able to attend.  Please contact Stacey if you would like to be on the committee planning the event.