Update 8/8/2021

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 8, 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 – Brenda Hart

Church Closing – Diana Bauman

Flower Delivery – Joanne Santucci

Greeters – Rick & Bonnie Thompson

Lector – Brenda Hart

Ushers – Marty Maurice & Joanne Santucci

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, Kara, Shirley, Naomi, Jerry

Remembering those with special needs:  Gini, 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

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

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, peanut butter, jelly, canned veggies, soup, pasta and sauce, and canned meats such as tuna, salmon, turkey, and chicken.  Delivery of hot meals continued on July 23.  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 next delivery will be on August 20.  Monetary donations can be made to the church with FOOD OUTREACH on the memo line.  Questions or suggestions, please contact Bonnie, Debbie, or Grace.  

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. 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

9 – Council in Parlor 6:00 pm

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

15 – Newsletter Deadline

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

ST. PAUL YOUTH UPDATE FROM STACEY ALTIERE

School Supply Drive

Now – September 5

This month we are kicking off our Annual School Supply Drive for the Warren City School District!  We are collecting for grades K-12 again this year and every donation is greatly appreciated.  Please keep your eyes and ears open for the back-to-school sales and snag a few things if you are able!  You may begin bringing donations in on Sunday, August 1, and continue through the month of August.  Deadline is Sunday, September 5.  Donations may also be dropped off at the church office during normal business hours Monday-Friday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  See Stacey for further information.

Confirmation Instruction

Do you feel you have the knowledge and passion to pass on to the next generation of Confirmands?  Would you consider spending time with our older children to dive deeper into faith beyond Sunday School?  If so, please see Stacey or Pastor Gail to discuss the vision for the Confirmation Classes this fall.

Nursery

We are so excited our nursery is back up and running!  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 Chapin to sign up.