Update 1/3/21

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

January 3, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Bernie Dougherty

Altar Guild – Debbie Groves & Ruth Sarko

Acolyte – Marcia McCracken

Assisting Minister – Nola Bennett

Church Closing – David Maurice

Flower Delivery – Marty Maurice

Greeters – David Maurice & Grace Shiau

Lector – Marcia McCracken

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

Ushers – Grace Shiau & 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 are changing our prayer list guidelines.  The names listed below will stay on the list for the month of January.  If you want a name on the prayer list, please call the church office.

January Prayers

Praying for members with medical challenges:  Jerry Groves, Carolyn Marsh

Remembering those with special needs:  Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Peggy Martin, Dean Voye, Mark Voye

Remembering those who are home bound:  Ron Benka, Elaine Benka, Pastor Richard Bowen, Bill Cohol, Marlene Cohol, Geneveive Costello, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer

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

Altar Flowers and Candle:  Not available at time of printing on 12-10-2020

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

Supply Pastor for January:  Our guest pastor for January will be the Rev. Richard A. Seaks, who is a retired ELCA pastor.  He has lived in northeast Ohio for five years, relocating from Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan.  Pastor Seaks is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg.  His pastorates have been at Ascension Lutheran in Towson, MD, St. Mark Lutheran in Oakland, MD, St. Luke Lutheran in Cumberland, MD, and Evangelical Lutheran in Waynesboro, PA.  He has been active in ELCA camps, notably Camp Nawakwa in Pennsylvania and Camp Luther in West Virginia.  Pastor and Susan have three children (David, Amy, and Kristin) and six grandchildren.  They reside in Garrettsville next door to their daughter, Kristin and her children, Lillian and Benjamin.  

Food Outreach:  St. Paul Church is reaching out to old and new friends with a fresh meal and food care packages that are delivered once a month.  Grace crafted 18 meals with roasted turkey slices, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a veggie for the November delivery.  Small boxed pies accompanied each meal.  Four households received additional bags of groceries.  Debbie Illencik, Marty Maurice, and Bonnie and Rick Thompson delivered.  We are thankful for the response from you and plan to continue deliveries into the new year.  Keep filling the basket with the following suggested items:  cereal, soup and crackers, canned meats, canned fruits, boxed potatoes and stuffing, gravy, canned sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, peanut butter and jelly, and cookies.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  This is a Thrivent Financial Action Team project.  Please contact Bonnie Thompson at 330-272-1400, Debbie Illencik at 234-308-1626 or Grace Shiau at 330-505-8175.  

Grand-families:  Grand-families meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parlor.  We will meet Saturday, January 9 and 23, at 10:30 am.

January 2021

6 – Finance Committee Meeting in Parlor 5:00 pm

9 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am

11 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

16 – Red Cross in Cassel Hall 9:00 am

23 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am

31 – Annual Congregation Meeting 11:30 am