Update 7/18/2021

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

July 18, 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 – Marty Maurice

Flower Delivery – Peggy Skoczylas

Greeters – Marty Maurice & Joanne Santucci

Lector – Kelly Hutchison

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.

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

Praying for members with medical challenges:  Don, Kara, Shirley

Remembering those with special needs:  Jeff, Gini, Cora, Charlotte, Don, Sandy, Trisha, Dean, Mark

Remembering those who are home bound:  Pastor Richard, Bill, Marlene, Geneveive, Jean, Harriette

Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan, Kirk, Michael

The Eternal Light Candle burns this week in loving memory of Edward Prox by Naomi Prox.

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


FOOD OUTREACH:  Delivery of 20 hot meals continued June 18.  We delivered boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need.  Marty Maurice 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 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 and sauce, and canned meats such as tuna, salmon, turkey, and chicken.  Delivery for July will be on July 23.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie, Debbie, or Grace.  

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 July will be on Saturday, July 24, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Please contact Liz to help. 

RUMMAGE SALE UPDATE:  Plans are underway to hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, August 7, with the proceeds to go toward the church’s general fund.  Many members have been spring cleaning and setting aside unwanted items – clothing, shoes, toys, books, linens, household goods, small furniture, and other miscellaneous items.  You may start to bring these items to the church after July 1 between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm Monday through Friday or on Sunday mornings.  These items should be taken to the choir room.  If you have any questions or need help bringing items to the church, please contact Bonnie or Brenda.

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.  

July 2021

18 – Newsletter Deadline

20 – TRTA in Parlor 9:00 am

24 – Grand-Families in Parlor 10:30 am

31 – Red Cross “Browns” in Cassel Hall 9:00 am


Vacation Bible School


July 19 – July 23, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Vacation Bible School this year for our little ones age 5-10 will be held at the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren July 19 to 23 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Families with children age 3-4 please see me for further instructions (they are welcome to participate).  The artists at the gallery will be leading our little ones in their crafts and exposing them to the wonderful world of art!

Night at the Gallery


July 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Trumbull Art Gallery (on Courthouse Square)

158 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH  44481

The congregation is invited to attend our “Night at the Gallery” on Friday, July 23.  All artwork created by our children during their Vacation Bible School at the Trumbull Art Gallery will be on display for our church family to view.  Please plan on attending this special night for the children.  Additional parking will be available behind the gallery for those of us that prefer not to parallel park on the square.

Nursery Re-Opening


July 25

We are excited to announce that the nursery will be back up and running next Sunday, July 25, thanks to our volunteers!  Nursery will be held during service, with the children returning to the sanctuary before Holy Communion to receive their blessing with their family.  We need a few more volunteers to commit to the nursery rotation.  Can you spare 45 minutes once every 6 weeks to help our church family?  If yes, please see Liz to sign up.