Update 10/25/20

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 25, 2020

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Bernie Dougherty

Assisting Minister – Nola Bennett

Church Closing – Lorri Baudo

Flower Delivery – Diana Bauman

Greeters – Dave Maurice & Grace Shiau

Lector – Debbie Bartlett

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 to the glory of God by St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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

Supply Pastor:  Our guest Pastor for the month of November will be Reverend Bernie Dougherty.  He is a retired minister from Stow.  We look forward to having Pastor Bernie lead us in worship.

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 $553.00!

All Saints Book of Remembrance:  Each year at All Saints, we remember those members of our congregation who have died over the past year.  We have also made it a practice to inscribe their names in a Book of Remembrance.  Our Book of Remembrance is fashioned after the words of the prophet Malachi (chapter 3, verse 16):  “Then those who revered the Lord spoke with one another.  The Lord took note and listened, and a Book of Remembrance was written before Him of those who revered the Lord and thought on His name.”  Before worship begins, all worshippers are invited to write in our book the names of family members, friends, neighbors, and loved ones who have passed since All Saints Day last year, from November 3, 2019, to November 1, 2020.  Our Book of Remembrance will be made available at worship each Sunday from November 1 through 18, 2020, on a table before the altar.  Each Sunday, names written that week will be read. 

Grand-families:  Grand-families meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parlor.  We will meet Saturday, November 14, at 10:30 am.

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.

Work Day:  On Saturday, November 28 there will be a Work Day at the church.  The purpose of this work day will be to clean and decorate the sanctuary for Advent and install a garbage disposal in the kitchen.  We will start at 9:00 am and hope to be done around noon.  I would like to thank Brenda and Bill Hart, Bonnie Thompson, Judy Dodge4, Amy Martin, Jim Kuzman, Ron Wireman, and Marty Maurice for their help in cleaning windows in October.  Thank you for your support.  Tim Martin

Fall Food Outreach:  St. Paul Church is reaching out to old and new friends with a fresh meal and food care packages that will be delivered once a month.  For November and December, we are asking for donations of the following items:  cereal, soup and crackers, canned meats, canned fruits, boxed potatoes and stuffing, gravy, canned sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, and cookies.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  For more information, please contact Bonnie Thompson at 330-272-1400, Debbie Illencik at 234-308-1626 or Grace Shiau at 330-505-8175.  

Thank You:  To the Ladies:  Enjoyed the dinner.  I had two meals, fruit, and treats.  All enjoyed!  Thanks, Harriette Shaffer

Thank You:  A huge thank you to St. Paul’s for the donations for our project “Bob’s Bibles”.  We have collected $553.00 towards the Bibles.  We have emailed Bob and sent the money through the ELCA.  God bless, Youth and Education

Thank You:  Blessings!  Thank you ALL so much for helping me get the Good News out to the indigenous people here in Panama.  Pastor Ann Marie Winters had informed me about the project and I also heard her mention it last week on the church service video.  I have given out many Bibles over the (almost) 10 years here.   We had our first “unofficial” church service in the unfinished new church.  I say “unofficial” because the COVID rules are for only 15 persons in a church service right now.  When I started up the generator to run the equipment, 35 people came.  I have had as many as 110 people worshipping with me when I only had the blue tarp over us.  Thirty-five doesn’t seem like much, but the biggest Catholic church in San Felix only gets 10-13 during this time of COVID.  I can’t wait until we can open the doors to all that want to come.  The hunger for the Word in this area is strong.  Again, thank you for your diligence in collecting funds for Bibles.  I pray that you find a pastor to replace Ann Marie soon.  Joyfully Serving Him, Bobby Moyer

November 2020

1 – All Saints Day

3 – Election Day

4 – Finance Committee Meeting in Parlor 5:00 pm

9 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

14 – Grand-Families in Parlor 10:30 am

15 – NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Please have your articles to the church office by this date

21 – Red Cross in Cassel Hall 9:00-2:00

26 – Thanksgiving Day

28 – Property Work Day 9:00 am; Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am

ST. PAUL YOUTH UPDATE FROM STACEY ALTIERE

Coat Drive  

Now – Sunday, November 8

Our Youth Group is collecting new and gently used winter coats for men, women, and children in need.  All donations will be given to local non-profits and shelters throughout the city of Warren for distribution.   PLEASE consider cleaning out those closets to keep someone warm this winter!  Financial hardships due to the pandemic may not allow for families to obtain these items and they need our help.  Please contact Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820 for further information. Donations may be dropped off at the church office M-F, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm or one of the following locations:
Warren Police Department                    Warren Fire Department
141 South St., SE, Warren                     111 South St., SE, Warren
M-F, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm                         7 days a week, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm