Update 1/31/21

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 31, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Richard Seaks

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

Altar Guild – Debbie Groves & Ruth Sarko

Assisting Minister – Brenda Hart

Church Closing – David Maurice

Flower Delivery – Diana Bauman

Greeters – Tim & Amy Martin

Lector – Brenda Hart

Ushers – Joanne Santucci & Marty Maurice

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 put on the prayer list, please call or email the church office.

January Prayers

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

Remembering those with special needs:  Ann Buch, Gini Cage, Sandy Jewell, Peggy Martin, Dean Voye, Mark Voye 

Remembering those who are home bound:  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

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

Supply Pastor:  Our guest Pastor for the month of January will be Reverend Richard Seaks.  He is a retired ELCA minister.  We look forward to having Pastor Seaks lead us in worship.

Food Outreach:  During the month of January, Grace Shiau wanted to recognize local First Responders.  Stacey Altiere, our Youth Director, helped us connect with the 911 Dispatch Center in Howland and the Main Fire Station in Warren.  Grace provided her famous rice and yummy chicken.  We added homemade cookies and delivered it all to the sites for their lunch.  Thank you to these community leaders who dedicate their lives to ensure our safety.  Pictures are on Facebook.  Again this month, 18 hot meals were provided by Grace for some of our members and families in the community.  Four home deliveries received non-perishable groceries as well.  Each delivery begins with a phone call.  Home delivery was handled by members on January 22.  The next delivery is scheduled for February 19.  Thrivent Financial provided funding to get the Action Team servant project up and running last September.  Monetary and non-perishable food donations are supporting the project into the new year.  We are thankful for the response from you.  Our hope is to maintain the servant project once a month throughout the year, recognizing an essential need in the community.  The following suggested items are always appreciated;  cereal, soup and crackers, macaroni and cheese, easy-prep noodle or rice side dishes, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, boxed potatoes, peanut butter and jelly, and cookies.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie Thompson at 330-272-1400, Debbie Illencik at 234-308-1626 or Grace Shiau at 330-720-4579.  

Grand-families:  Grand-families meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parlor.  We will meet Saturday, February 13 and 27, at 10:30 am.

Thank you:  Thank you to Debbie Illencik and the Youth Group for the evening meals provided each month.  They were great!  Also the peanut butter cookies from Debbie.  Thank you also to Roger and Diana Bartlett for the Christmas basket.  Thank you also for Roger taking me to the retina doctor for treatment each month.    Kenny and Jerry Wareham


“Soup-er Bowl” Collection

Our little ones will be collecting loose change on “Soup-er Bowl” next Sunday, February 7, before and after service.  You will see them wondering around with their soup pots eager to take donations for Vacation Bible School this summer.  Please donate if you are able.

Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative

We often hear of the horror stories in the news, however not much is known about the statistics and moving parts in the background.  In fact, there are multiple non-profit ministries working tirelessly to assist law enforcement in the recovery, support, and rehabilitation of these victims.  This is where we come in.  Beginning Monday, January 11, we will assist these ministries by spreading awareness and supporting their endeavors financially through television, social media, and word of mouth.  We will have informational links/videos for parents provided by the Ohio Department of Health as well as links to the ministries dedicated to human trafficking survivors on our website and Facebook page.  I encourage everyone to take a moment and look at these resources that provide warning signs, volunteer opportunities, tips, and contact information to report suspected human trafficking.  Monetary donations can be made through the provided link on our website and Facebook page.  Please contact Stacey Altiere to make other monetary donation arrangements at 330-718-8820.  Please, please, please help spread the word by mouth and sharing on social media.  It could save someone’s life.