Update 11/08/20

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

November 8, 2020

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Bernie Dougherty

Assisting Minister – Rick Thompson

Church Closing – Ron Wireman

Flower Delivery – Joanne Santucci

Greeters – Terry Ceplecci & Judy Dodge

Lector – Rick Thompson

Ushers – Bill Hart & Ron Wireman

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

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.

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

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.  Our goal is to keep in contact with members who may be unable to attend in-person services and to reach out to the community to fill a need.  In October, 18 meals, containing Grace Shiau’s rice dish and a sweet treat  and Bonnie Thompson’s Chicken Diane, were delivered to friends.  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.  Keep filling the basket and we will keep delivering as needed.  The following suggested items are always appreciated.  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.  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:  Thank you, thank you, and Danke Schoen!  Thank you to everyone who helped with the Oktoberfest in any capacity.  Whether you donated financially, baked, shopped, cooked, served, ran the raffles, were a runner, manned the parking lot, or helped in some other way, you are GREATLY APPRECIATED!  It was a rousing success and netted $4,000.00 for the church.  It was not our usual Oktoberfest, but it sure was a great substitute.  Thank you and God’s blessings.  Lorri Baudo and Diana Bauman

November 2020

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


Great News!

Our Coat Drive has been extended through the month of November!  

We have received so many inquiries regarding our Youth Group Coat Drive we will now be collecting through the month of November!  The new and gently used winter coats for men, women, and children in need will be collected until Sunday, November 29.  Last week we delivered 50 coats to the Warren Urban League for distribution.  All donations will be given to local non-profits and shelters throughout the city of Warren so PLEASE consider cleaning out your closets and keep someone warm this winter!  Please contact Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820 for further information.  Donations may be dropped off at the church office Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm or on Sunday mornings or taken to 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

Thank you!

Thank you to those that were able to donate candy and goodies for our Halloween Trick-or-Treat bags last week.  The children’s faces lit up with joy when they received their surprise!  The remaining 35 goodie bags filled with candy, coloring books, crayons, and trinkets were taken to the Christy House and Someplace Safe.