Update 10/18/20

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

Pastor Winters Cell:  330-469-6296

October 18, 2020

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Ann Marie Winters

Assisting Minister – Stacey Altiere

Church Closing – Lorri Baudo

Flower Delivery – Peggy Skoczylas

Greeters – Rick & Bonnie Thompson

Lector – Rick Thompson

Ushers – Rodger and Debbie Bartlett

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.

Praying for members with medical challenges:  Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, David Baudo, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Don Brant, Laurie Czoka, Tom Czoka, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Nancy Hall, Carolyn Marsh, Roy Seibert, Jane Shaw, Ken Wareham, Jerry Wareham, Jean Waris, April Williams, Andrea Wollam

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

Remembering those with special needs:  Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Cora Campbell, Julie Craig, Cindy Crisafi, Connie Fowler, Mary Groves, Sharri Olson, Mary Lou Robertson, Cindy Robinson, Scotty Santimarino, Sandy Seitz, Ondine Shiau, Alison Steuer, Rev. Paul Swartz, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Bob Webb 

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

The Altar Flowers are given in honor of Joelle Jarzembowski by Diana Bauman.

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

Grand-families:  Grand-families meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parlor.  We will meet Saturday, October 24, at 10:30 am.

Oktoberfest “To Go”:  We are having a different kind of Oktoberfest this year—SAME GREAT FOOD—but “To Go” only on Saturday, October 24, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  Dinners are $10.00 each and they will be distributed to your car from the kitchen door.  We will also have a basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle available.  No ticket to buy; just drive on up and take home a great meal.  Any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated to offset the cost of the food.  Please see Diana Bauman (330-856-6034) or Lorri Baudo (330-883-4157) with any questions.  This is a Thrivent sponsored event.  Pick up your flyer with all the info on it from your greeter at the entrance doors.  BASKET RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD TODAY.  

Bibles for BobOur missionary in Panama, Bobby Moyer, has begun another church site in the jungle with the Panama natives.  When our friend from Mexico, Francisco, visited Bob last winter, they erected a 14-foot cross to mark the spot.  They have nothing as yet for this church gathering—but people are coming to worship and learn about Christ!  We would like to send Bob money to buy bibles in their native Ngabe language.  Each bible is about $5.00.  Please give as you are able to spread the Word of God.  The collection is being held from September 20 to October 31.  A donation can is on the display table in the narthex, or send a donation with your offering.  Thanks in advance.  For questions, please contact Debbie Groves at 330-442-5382.  TO DATE YOU HAVE GIVEN $478.00!

Fall Food Outreach:  Our first Action Team Food Distribution was September 25.  The team prepared a hot meal for some of our old friends at St. Paul’s and some community families.  Altogether, 17 hot meals were delivered.  Four families received additional bags of dry goods.  We are grateful for the gifts and talents we have been given to use in service and to share our love for others.  Thank you to Grace Shiau for the kernel of an idea and for serving up her rice, Debbie Illencik for applying to Thrivent for funding, shopping, and delivering, Bonnie Thompson for the baked chicken, Marty Maurice for helping with delivery, and everyone for donating groceries and making monetary donations.  The goal is to make deliveries once a month this year.  If you would like to join the fun, call Debbie Illencik at 234-308-1626 or Bonnie Thompson at 330-272-1400.  

Operation Christmas Child:  It’s time again for our annual Operation Christmas Child project.  Due to the pandemic, we will be doing things a little differently this year – we are only accepting filled shoe boxes or monetary donations.  No individual items please!  If shopping for gifts is not practical for you right now, you may want to build a shoe box online at samaritanspurse.org/occ.  Empty shoe boxes are available and I ask that you return them by November 15.  See Deborah Bartlett (330-856-3538) with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your wondrous support of this very special project and God bless.

Send off for Pastor Ann Marie:  Today we will be saying goodbye to Pastor Ann Marie.  Please join us after worship to wish her well.  Come into Cassel Hall to say your goodbye, and don’t forget to grab a piece of cake to take home and enjoy.  Help us to send Pastor off in great style and with God’s blessing.

Au Revoir and Auf WiedersehenNo matter what language we use, it means the same thing – “Until we meet again.”  I know that you can’t just “pop in” at Trinity Church in Troy since it is 250 miles away from Warren, but I also know that I will see you again.  God promises that those who place their faith in Jesus Christ will have eternal life.  In that day, we will be re-united at the great heavenly banquet table – the communion of saints in heaven.  Although this is the last Sunday that I lead worship at St. Paul Church, we have spent nearly 500 Sundays together!  So, I have had many opportunities to preach the Word and celebrate the Eucharist with you.  I will cherish the time we have spent together as special – uplifting and edifying.  Let’s keep in mind that God is always the center of our worship – not any one pastor or group of people, no matter how much love and affection we have for one another.  So, my prayer today is that “until we meet again”, may God be praised forever and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.  Pastor Ann Marie

October 2020

18 – Pastor Winters last Sunday, reception after worship; NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Please have your articles to the church office by this date

24 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am; “To Go” Oktoberfest 4:00-6:30 pm