Update 12/19/2021

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

December 19, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Interim Pastor Gail Zackrison

Organist – Jim Kuzman

Guitarist – David Maurice

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

Altar Guild – Debbie Groves, Ruth Sarko, & Charlene McCracken

Acolyte – Needed

Assisting Minister – Brenda Hart

Church Closing – Jim Kuzman

Flower Delivery – Marty Maurice

Greeter – Liz Chapin

Lector – Brenda Hart

Nursery – Debbie Groves & Barb Basalyga

Ushers – Terry Ceplecci & Kelly Hutchison

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.

DECEMBER PRAYERS – If you want a name put on the prayer list, please call or email the church office.

Praying for members with medical challenges:  Donald, Rodger, Shirley, Jerry

Remembering those with special needs:  Colleen, Jim, Paul, Brenda, Trisha, Mark

Remembering those who are home bound:  Pastor Richard, Don, Evelyn, Bill, Marlene, Geneveive Costello, Eileen, Jean, Harriette

Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan, Kirk, Michael

The Eternal Light Candle burns this week in loving memory of Carl Huffman by Adam Huffman.

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

ST. PAUL NEWS & EVENTS

REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR:  We usually do an adventure project, but this year you can do it at home.  At the end, bring it in or take it to the mission yourself.  Dec. 1 – box of cereal; Dec. 2 – peanut butter; Dec. 3 – stuffing mix; Dec. 4 – boxed potatoes; Dec. 5 – macaroni and cheese; Dec. 6 – canned fruit; Dec. 7 – canned tomatoes; Dec. 8 – canned tuna; Dec. 9 – dessert mix; Dec. 10 – jar of applesauce; Dec. 11 – canned sweet potatoes; Dec. 12 – cranberry sauce; Dec. 13 – canned beans; Dec. 13 – canned beans; Dec. 14 – box of crackers; Dec. 15 – package of rice; Dec. 16 – package of oatmeal; Dec. 17 – package pasta; Dec. 18 – spaghetti sauce; Dec. 19 – chicken noodle soup; Dec.20 – tomato soup; Dec. 21 – canned corn; Dec. 22 – canned mixed vegetables; Dec. 23 – canned carrots; Dec. 24 – canned green beans.  If you have any questions, please see Judy.

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 January will be on Saturday, January 8 and 22, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Please contact Liz to help.

FOOD OUTREACH:  The following suggested items are always appreciated:  peanut butter, jam, canned vegetables, soup, crackers, canned meats (tuna, salmon, turkey, chicken).  We delivered holiday hot meals to some members and non-members as well as boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need on December 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 2022, recognizing an essential need in the community and to keep communication with some of our members, too.  The next delivery will be on January 21.  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.

December 2021

19 – Congregation Budget Meeting; Confirmation Class at 11:30 am

21 – Bible Study in Parlor 10:30 am

24 – Christmas Eve Worship Service 7:15 pm

25 – Christmas Day

28 – Bible Study in Parlor 10:30 am