Update 8/22/2021

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

August 22, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Gail Zackrison

Organist – Jim Kuzman

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

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

Assisting Minister – Lorri Baudo

Church Closing – Diana Bauman

Flower Delivery – Peggy Skoczylas

Greeters – Kelly Hutchison & Marty Maurice

Lector – Lorri Baudo

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.

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

AUGUST 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, Evelyn, Kara, Shirley, Naomi, Jerry, Kenny

Remembering those with special needs:  Gini, Sandy, Trisha, Dean, Mark

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

Remembering those in the Military:  Jonathan, Kirk, Michael

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

THANK YOU:  Brenda and I would like to thank everyone who made the Rummage Sale a success.  Thirty members and friends of St. Paul dedicated time and hard work to plan and organize the sale.  Thank you as well to those of you who donated items, baked, and helped collect treasures for the sale.  We are happy to report Thrivent Financial was a sponsor, so with that funding.  The remaining clothing and linens were delivered to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Clothes Closet.  Children’s shoes will be sent to the school.  Thank you again, Bonnie

THANK YOU:  Thanks to everyone who stayed for our meeting and lunch following worship on August 15 to discuss the results of the Holy Cow Survey.  If you were unable to attend and have any questions, please see any member of the Call Committee.  Jim

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 August will be on Saturday, August 14 and 28, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Please contact Liz to help.

END OF SUMMER PICNIC:  David and Grace are hosting an End of Summer Picnic for St. Paul members at their residence on Sunday, August 29, at 6:00 pm. Bring your appetite only!  Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex or call/text/email David or Grace to let them know you can come. 

BABY & CHILDREN’S RUMMAGE SALE:  There will be a Rummage Sale for Baby and Children’s Items ONLY in Cassel Hall on Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Tables are available to rent for $15.00 each and set-up begins at 8:00 am.  Items for sale may include clothing (baby and children’s sizes), toys, and other equipment that is no longer needed – NO CAR SEATS, please.  Contact Bonnie or Brenda if you are interested in renting a table.  Please spread the word among your family, neighbors, and friends.  

FOOD OUTREACH ANNIVERSARY:  What a difference a year makes!  Church committees found it difficult to meet in person a year ago.  Great ideas were on hold.  Groups in the narthex were discouraged. Somehow the Food Outreach idea took off.  Pastor Winters compiled a list of possible recipients.  Grace started cooking.  Debbie, Marty, Rick, and I started delivering.  Members started donating to the grocery cart for those in need of a little extra.  We settled on a combination of members and non-members, old and young, many who were unable to attend Sunday service at the time.  The list has shifted a little, but our goal is still to make contact by phone and visit to remind all we haven’t forgotten you and we want to extend a hand.  We did take this opportunity to thank the 911 office in Howland and the main fire station in Warren with a lunch food delivery last February.  Thrivent funding again made it possible to purchase containers and food.  Members at St. Paul have made donations to continue the outreach into its second year.  Our goal is to keep reaching out to the community and to support our members.  There is always room for improvement and additions.  Let us know if we can be of help.  Bonnie

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.  You can call her at any time.  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.  

August 2021

28 – Grand-Families in Parlor 10:30 am; Cassel Hall in use