Update 10/03/2021

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

2860 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio   44483

330-394-5741

Office email:   stpaulwarrenoh@aol.com

Office Hours 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

October 3, 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

Acolyte – Marcia McCracken

Assisting Minister – Brenda Hart

Church Closing – Dale Whaley

Flower Delivery – Diana Bauman

Greeter – Rick & Bonnie Thompson

Lector – Brenda Hart

Nursery – Stacey Altiere & Taylor Stredney

Ushers – Tim Martin & Dale Whaley

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.

OCTOBER 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 Mary Osborn by Joyce Osborn.

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

ST. PAUL NEWS & EVENTS

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.  

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 October will be on Saturday, October 9 and 23, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Please contact Liz to help.

FALL BASKET RAFFLE:  It is time once again to assemble our baskets to be raffled off at the Oktoberfest on October 23.  Tickets will be sold after church on Sunday, October 17.  This has become a great fundraiser for our church.  Our themes this year will be:  Wine Basket, Family Fun Basket, Fall Décor Basket, Christmas Basket, Ladies’ Boutique Basket, and Coffee Basket.  If you have any items that might fit in with these themes, please see Kay or Brenda.  There are also sign-up sheets in the narthex with suggestions of items to donate, and cash donations are welcome if you do not wish to shop.  As always, your help is greatly appreciated!  Brenda

FOOD OUTREACH:  The following suggested items are always appreciated:  peanut butter, jam, canned vegetables, soup, crackers, canned meats (tuna, salmon, turkey, chicken).  We delivered boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need on September 17.  Marty made 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 on October 22.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie, Debbie, or Grace.  

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.  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.  

October 2021

3 – Confirmation Class 9:30 am; Youth Group 6:00 pm

6 – CRP Pictures; Finance Committee Meeting in Parlor 5:00 pm

7 – CRP Pictures

9 – Baby/Children’s Rummage Sale in Cassel Hall 9:00 am; Grand-Families in Parlor 10:30 am

10 – Confirmation Class 9:30 am

11 – Columbus Day Office Closed; Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

13 – Cassel Hall in use 4:00 pm

15 – Halloween movie night 

16 – Cassel Hall rented

17 – Confirmation Class 9:30 am; Youth Group 6:00 pm; Newsletter Deadline

21 – CRP Family Pumpkin Night

23 – Grand-Families in Parlor 10:30 am; Oktoberfest in Cassel Hall 4:00 pm

24 – Confirmation Class 11:30 am

28 – CRP Halloween Parade

30 – Trunk-or-Treat 2:00 pm