Update 9/13/2020

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

Pastor Winters Cell:  330-469-6296

September 13, 2020

Sharing in the ministry today:

Presider – Rev. Ann Marie Winters

Assisting Minister – Terry Ceplecci

Greeters – Marty Maurice & Grace Shiau

Lector – Lorri Baudo

Ushers – Barb Basalyga & Harry Pasku

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.

Praying for members with medical challenges:

Diana Bartlett, Rodger Bartlett, David Baudo, Elaine Benka, Ron Benka, Don Brant, Laurie Czoka, Jerry Groves, Stephanie Groves, Nancy Hall, Carolyn Marsh, Roy Seibert, Jane Shaw, Ken Wareham, Jerry Wareham, Jean Waris, April Williams, Andrea Wollam

Remembering those who are home bound:

Pastor Richard Bowen, Bill Cohol, Marlene Cohol, Geneveive Costello, Jim Illencik, Jean Maurice, Harriette Shaffer

Remembering those with special needs:

Ted Buch, Gini Cage, Cora Campbell, Julie Craig, Cindy Crisafi, Connie Fowler, Bryan Giocondi, Roxanne Meeker, Sharri Olson, Mary Lou Robertson, Cindy Robinson, Scotty Santimarino, Sandy Seitz, Ondine Shiau, Alison Steuer, Rev. Paul Swartz, Dean Voye, Mark Voye, Bob Webb 

Remembering those in the Military:

Jonathan Benka, Danielle Greenhill, Kirk Groves, Michael Maradin

The Altar Flowers are given in memory of William and Mary Cohol by Diana Bauman.

The Eternal Light Candle burns this week in loving memory of William and Mary Cohol by Diana Bauman.

Installation of Lay Assisting MinistersInstallation of lay assisting ministers will take place TODAY during the welcome and announcements.  St. Paul assisting ministers are:  Stacey Altiere, Lorri Baudo, Diana Bauman, Nola Bennett, Terry Ceplecci, Liz Chapin, Brenda Hart, Marty Maurice, Linda Murray, and Rick Thompson.

Acolyte TrainingChristine Mymo will be training new Acolytes to serve at the altar after worship TODAY.  We are all looking forward to seeing your new faces in the chancel!

Grand-families:  Grand-families meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in the Parlor.  We will meet Saturday, September 26, at 10:30 am.

Worship Assistant Schedule:  The Fall-Winter master schedule for worship assistants (greeters, lectors, ushers, etc.) is now ready.  It will be posted on Facebook and on our website.  A copy will be sent to each person participating.

Website Changes:  If you will go to stpaulwarrenoh.org, you will see a fresh look is under construction through the efforts of Tom Mossor.  Watch for several videos of St. Paul members speaking online!  Thanks!

Online Worship:  If you are participating in our Sunday worship by Facebook or YouTube, please check out our website (stpaulwarrenoh.org) for worship streaming and bulletin on your computer.

Shepherd of the Valley:  Shepherd of the Valley Retirement Services has made available copies of a letter for our members.  It is involving funds needed to combat COVID-19 at their facilities.  Letters are available on the information table in the narthex.

Thank you:  I want to thank you for your cards, phone calls, and prayers during the time of my surgery and recuperation.  I am now doing well and am beginning to work on getting my strength and stamina back.  It is good to be able to be back in church and be with you.  Your prayers and cards meant a lot to me and I am thankful that I belong to a church that cares about each other.  Shalom, Pr. Linda Murray

ST. PAUL YOUTH UPDATE FROM STACEY ALTIERE

Sunday School & Godly Play (Ages 3-9):  Fall is fast approaching!  We will begin our fall program on Sunday, October 4, during worship.  In addition to traditional Sunday School, we will be integrating Godly Play once a month to keep the children familiar with its structure.  Sunday School typically involves a lesson and corresponding craft which is provided to the teacher, while Godly Play is taught utilizing small props to allow our tactile learners to see and touch the lessons.  At-Home Sunday School lessons will also be available to children unable to attend.  Please call/text Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820 if you are interested in teaching either program, need to sign a child up for our free At-Home lesson kits, or would like additional information.

Youth Group (Ages 10-18):  Our Youth Group program will also begin on Sunday, October 4.  We will meet in Cassel Hall bi-weekly from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (light snacks will be provided).  Due to our growth and the current climate, the youth will be split into two groups consisting of 10-12 students per group during certain portions of the evening allowing for social distancing and age appropriate conversations.  The “Junior” Youth Group will include those age 10-13, while the “Senior” Youth Group will include ages 14-18.  Both Junior and Senior participants will report to Cassel Hall on the same schedule (1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm).  We will also be introducing new material with a new, current program about faith and the struggles of teens in today’s world.  This is a huge improvement to the curriculum of old and we think they are going to love it!  Spots are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on a first come, first serve basis.  Please call Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820 ASAP to reserve your spot!