Update 4/25/2021

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

April 25, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Gail Zackrison

Organist – Jim Kuzman

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

Altar Guild – Debbie Groves & Ruth Sarko

Assisting Minister – Nola Bennett

Church Closing – Judy Dodge

Flower Delivery – Joanne Santucci

Greeters – Marty Maurice & Grace Shiau

Lector – Nola Bennett

Sunday School – Kelly Hutchison

Ushers – Rodger & 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.

ATTENDANCE    Sunday, April 18 = 49

GIVING        Sunday, April 18, Deposit = $6,605.00        2021 Boiler Project = $21,671.35 (to date)

We have added Boiler Fund as a drop down option to donate through Tithe.ly now.

We are changing our prayer list guidelines.  The names listed below will stay on the list for the month of April.  If you want a name put on the prayer list, please call or email the church office.


Praying for members with medical challenges:  Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Darlene Cesta, Jerry Groves, Carolyn Marsh, Jerry Wareham

Remembering those with special needs:  Heather Breter, Ann Buch, Gini Cage, Sandy Findley, Trisha Trill, Dean Voye, Mark Voye 

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

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

New Address:  Ken & Jerry Wareham, Ohio Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St. #210, Cortland, OH  44410; phone:  330-638-9142

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


THANK YOU:  A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the Pasta Dinner.  It generated $2,175.00 that will go into the Boiler Fund.  So many of you (our church family) contributed and helped in oh so many ways and we want to express our thankfulness to all of you.  The center of the meal was the sauce, meatballs, and pasta for which we are extremely grateful to John and Darlene Cesta, Tom Skoczylas, Ron Wireman, and Eric Houlf.  The rest of the meal was a gigantic group effort!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Until we meet again…Lorri Baudo and Diana Bauman

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your generous monetary donations as well as numerous items for our spring basket raffle.  The baskets are beautiful and are brimming with lots of great “stuff” thanks to your generosity.  Raffle tickets will be available on Sunday, April 18, and the drawing will be held on Thursday, April 22, at the Preschool Art Show.  A report on the exact proceeds will be forthcoming.  This has been a great fundraiser for our new heating system!  With gratitude, Kay Paajanen and Brenda Ceplecci

We would like to thank the following members for their assistance and help during the past many weeks:  Rodger and Diana Bartlett, Debbie Illencik, Tim Martin, and Kay Paajanen.  Our new address and phone number:  3-3 N. Mecca St. #210, Cortland, OH   44410; 330-638-9142.    Kenny & Jerry Wareham

FOOD OUTREACH:  Delivery of hot meals continued on March 19.  We also delivered boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need.  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 following suggested items are always appreciated:  cereal, soup, pasta, canned meats (such as tuna, salmon, turkey, chicken), boxed potatoes, gravy, and peanut butter.  The next scheduled delivery date is April 23.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie Thompson at 330-272-1400, Debbie Illencik at 234-308-1626 or Grace Shiau at 330-720-4579.  

PROPERTY WORK WEEK:  There will be a Property Work Week April 26-30.  We will concentrate on trimming bushes and cleaning the beds.  Work will begin at 6:00 pm and end by 8:00 pm.  Arrive as you are able.  We will work each evening until the job is completed.  I thought this might give some people a chance to help without disrupting a weekend.  Any and all help is welcome.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the narthex.  Thank you in advance.  Please contact Tim Martin at 330-506-9214.

GRAND-FAMILIES:  Grand-families meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parlor.  We will meet Saturday, May 8 and 22, at 10:30 am.

LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN – RUMMAGE SALE:  We are planning to have another Rummage Sale to be held on Saturday, August 7, with the proceeds going to the church’s general fund.  Please begin to save your unwanted but useable items but DO NOT bring them to the church until further notice.  This includes clothing, books, small appliances, tools, and household goods.  As in the past, we will need lots of help with set up, pricing, and working at the sale.  Thank you in advance for your donations and for any help that you are able to give.  Please see Brenda Ceplecci (330-534-2388) or Bonnie Thompson (330-272-1400) with any questions.

May 2021

3 – AAUW in Cassel Hall 5:00 pm

4 – Election Day

5 – Finance Meeting in Parlor 5:00 pm

8 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30-12:00 pm; DAR in Cassel Hall 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

9 – Mother’s Day

10 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

15 – Red Cross in Cassel Hall 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

16 – Newsletter Deadline

21 – Music Festival 8:00 pm

22 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30-12:00 pm; Music Festival 11:00 am

27 – Preschool Last Day

31 – Memorial Day (Office Closed)


First Communion Craft

April 25 – May 2

Children receiving First Communion on Sunday, May 16, are asked to stay after service on April 25 and May 2.  Kay Paajanen will be leading the children in a very special project to design their First Communion goblets which will be used on this special occasion.  Thank you Kay Paajanen and Debbie Groves for keeping this tradition alive!