Update 5/23/2021

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

May 23, 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 – Diana Bauman

Church Closing – Kelly Hutchison

Flower Delivery – Marty Maurice

Greeters – Marty Maurice & Grace Shiau

Lector – Diana Bauman

Sunday School – See Stacey Altiere

Ushers – Lorri Baudo & Peggy Skoczylas

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, May 16 = 58

GIVING        Sunday, May 16, Deposit = $2,345.00        2021 Boiler Project = $26,721.35 (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 May.  If you want a name put on the prayer list, please call or email the church office.


Praying for members with medical challenges:  Rodger Bartlett, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Darlene Cesta, Jerry Groves, Joanne Santucci

Remembering those with special needs:  Heather Breter, Ann Buch, Gini Cage, Charlotte Elson, Don Elson, 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

The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by the Altar Guild.

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


COMMUNION SERVICES:  We will celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.

AN UPDATE FROM THE CALL COMMITTEEThe Call Committee will be sending out a member assessment questionnaire from HOLY COW, our partner in the search for our new pastor, in the coming weeks.  It is very important that these be returned with your answers to the church office as soon as possible upon your receiving them.  These questionnaires and your answers will be used to help us understand what YOU want or are looking for in a pastor to lead us and direct our ministry at St. Paul for the next ten or twenty years as we grow and spread the Gospel in the Warren community.  The Call Committee is ready to assist you and answer any questions with this survey.  It is very important that ALL of the members of St. Paul have their voices and thoughts heard.  So please be involved.  We need YOU.  With God and your help, this can be done.  Thanks for your help, Rick Thompson, Call Committee Chairperson

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 June will be on Saturday, June 12 and 26, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Please contact Liz Chapin at 330-394-7308 to help. 

FOOD OUTREACH:  Delivery of hot meals continues June 18.  We will deliver boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need.  Marty Maurice will make 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 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, peanut butter, jelly, canned veggies, soup, pasta, canned meats (tuna salmon, turkey, chicken), boxed potatoes, and gravy.  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.  

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL:  The Strawberry Social will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  We will need a lot of help.  Sign-up sheets are in the narthex.  Thank you, Lorri Baudo

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

23 – Annual Congregation Meeting 11:30 am

27 – Preschool Last Day

31 – Memorial Day (Office Closed)

June 2021

2 – Finance Committee Meeting in Parlor 5:00 pm

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


14 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

19 – Strawberry Social in Cassel Hall 4:00 pm

26 – Red Cross in Cassel Hall 9:00 am; Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am


Community Garden Planting & Clean-Up Day

Saturday, May 29, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex.  Our first official day at the garden will be Saturday, May 29!  All youth and their families are asked to attend and transfer the seedlings they have been growing at home into the beds.  We also need volunteers to help plant vegetables, repair beds, paint, etc.  Even if unable to work, the entire congregation is invited to stop by and take a peek!  Please see Stacey Altiere or Debbie Groves for further information.

Sunday School Teachers Needed

Fall 2021

With restrictions lifting and a sense of normalcy returning, please consider teaching a Sunday School Class!  Listening to the children and how they interpret the lessons is truly fulfilling.  We must continue to grow our youth and deepen their faith.  We must continue to support these young families and I know we have some extraordinary teachers in our congregation!  Please contact Stacey Altiere if you would like to participate in the fall when Sunday School resumes.  Men and women of faith, we need your knowledge!