Update 8/29/2021

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 29, 2021

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Dick Beck

Organist – Jim Kuzman

Live-stream Technician – Tom Mossor

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

Assisting Minister – Liz Chapin

Church Closing – Diana Bauman

Flower Delivery – Diana Bauman

Greeters – Terry Ceplecci & Linda Murray

Lector – Liz Chapin

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

The Eternal Light Candle burns this week in loving memory of Raymond Bartlett by Rodger and Diana Bartlett.

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.

FOOD OUTREACH:  The following suggested items are always appreciated:  cereal, cookies, canned vegetables, soup, canned meats (tuna, salmon, turkey, chicken).  Delivery of hot meals continued on August 20.  We will deliver boxes of shelf-stable foods to several families in need.  Marty 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 next delivery will be September 17.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie, Debbie, or Grace.  

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.  

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 at 330-883-4157.  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.  

September 2021

1 – Finance Committee Meeting in Parlor 5:00 pm

6 – Labor Day/Office Closed

11 – Grand-families in Parlor 10:30 am

12 – Rally Day

13 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

14 – TRTA in Parlor 10:00 am

19 – Newsletter Deadline

21 – TRTA in Parlor 9:00 am

22 – Parlor in use 12:00 pm

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