We Need Volunteers – If you would like to assist with worship, we need acolytes, greeters, assisting ministers, lectors, and technology helpers. On Sunday January 23 there will be a short meeting after church for those interested in being acolytes. On January 30 after church there will be a short meeting for those who would like to help with technology, sound system, Zoom, and Facebook.
On Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 PM Church Council will meet in the Education Wing.
On Sunday, January 23rd, Angel Ringers will have a practice at 9:00 AM. See Cheryl Beineke if you have questions. Sunday School and confirmation class will start at 9:30 AM. Worship begins at 10:30 AM. Worship will be broadcast via Zoom and posted on the church’s Facebook page after the service.
On Tuesday, January 25th our Drive-Thru Neighborhood Supper will take place between 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Please sign up on our Family Board to donate cookies or volunteer. Please contact Penny Ward with any questions. We provide free warm meals in styrofoam boxes to take home. Once the Covid virus crisis is over, we will be able to eat together at the church. We need volunteers to donate cake and to help out. We have a list of dates for the year.
Many thanks to Bruce and Bonnie HightShoe for donating 45 pounds of meat to the Neighborhood supper!!! Part will be used to make Chili Soup for the upcoming Supper on January 25. See above.
On Wednesday, January 26th at 6:00 PM join Pastor Jennifer for a mid-week Bible Study. The study will be held in the educational wing of St. Paul’s.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, January 29th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Use the code word: “Waldo.” The Red Cross will be set up in the Educational Wing of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waldo, Ohio.
The Fresh Produce Distribution will next take place on Friday, February 4th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The distribution will take place at All Occasions, 6989 Waldo Delaware Rd. Waldo, Ohio 43356. About 10,000 pounds of food are generally distributed.
On Sunday, December 12, 2021 a congregational meeting took place and a number of new officers were elected. They will be installed on January 9th at our 10:30 AM Worship Service. Those elected were:
- Vice President: Chuck Buck
- Deacon: Jeff Griffin
- Deacon: David Weichenthal
- Elder: Linda Lovell (1 year)
- Elder: Jim Wellhausen (2 years)
- Trustee: Brad Morrow
- Financial Secretary: Cheryl Wickersham
- Recording Secretary: Candy Klingel
- NW Ohio Synod Assembly Lay Delegate: Paul Beineke
- NW Ohio Synod Assembly Lay Delegate: Cheryl Beineke
- NW Ohio Synod Assembly Youth Delegate: Karis Beineke
- 2022 Church Nominating Committee Chairwoman: Bonnie Gast
- 2022 Church Nominating Committee Member: Lisa Hoback
- 2022 Church Nominating Committee Member: Dave Schrote
- 2022 Church Nominating Committee Member: Pam Wells
- 2022 Church Nominating Committee Member: Marilyn Andrews
Haiti, one of the poorest countries on earth, has suffered a devastating earthquake and continued political upheaval. St. Paul’s has been supporting Living Hope Ministries for many years. Living Hope Ministries provides schooling, trade training, and religious instruction to hundreds of youngsters. Their need is always great. You can make a donation using your offering envelope or going through the Living Hope Ministries web site.
Lutheran World Relief is also taking donations for Haitian earthquake relief. You can make a donation by going to https://donate.lwr.org.
Sunday School and Confirmation Class start at 9:30 AM. Worship will start at 10:30 AM. It will also be broadcast on Zoom and available on Facebook after the service ends.
Covid Update – Mask Update – Since Marion County has had a surge in Covid 19 cases, we request everyone, (vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear masks.
As you have done throughout this pandemic, we ask that you continue to show love and care or your neighbors around you. Respect the boundaries of those who are not yet able or comfortable with removing masks and ask before sitting next to or standing close by. Thank you for your cooperation!
At the Church Council meeting on May 20th, the council has decided to have the Safety Committee decide exactly how and when to relax the rules in the sanctuary and at church functions. Church Council has decided to allow singing at our church service as long as covid infections remain low in Marion County. You can attend via Zoom too! The Church Service starts at 10:30 AM. Adult Sunday School will start at 9:30 AM in the sanctuary. After every Service, a recording of the service is uploaded to Facebook. You can watch the service on St. Paul’s Facebook page.
Communion Update: We have changed our communion practices due to Covid. We are not pouring the wine and distributing the bread as we have in the past. Instead we provide a self-contained package of either wine and communion wafer or grape juice and communion wafer. As you enter the rear of the sanctuary pick up your serving for use later in the service.
Prayer requests – We are asking St. Paul’s Church Family to write down the name(s) of people you would like to have on the prayer list for the current month and coming months. We have a sign-up sheet available in the church narthex. At the end of the month all names will be removed from the prayer list. If you would like to keep names on longer, sign-up sheets are available for the next several months.
The Fresh Produce Distribution will next take place on February 4th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The distribution will take place at All Occasions, 6989 Waldo Delaware Rd. Waldo, Ohio. About 10,000 pounds of food are generally distributed.
Deborah Circle will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2022 at 9:30 AM. The Bible study is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Church. See the schedule here.
The Neighborhood Supper will be held Tuesday, December 28, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. We provide free warm meals in styrofoam boxes to take home. Once the Covid virus crisis is over, we will be able to eat together at the church. See Penny Ward for information and to sign up to help. We need volunteers to donate cake and to help out. We have a list of dates for the year.
Portals of Prayers forOctober – December 2021 is available between the back doors.
Jim Wellhausen has made created a number of Sermonettes. They can be accessed on the menu above or by clicking on this link. The sermonettes cover a number of topics:
- Why We Pray
- Our Sins and are They Forgiven
- To Judge or Not to Judge
- Bread and Wine, Body and Blood
- The Story of Mary
- Abraham, Isaac, God and his Son
- God’s Kingdom, Our Kingdom and the Bible
- Jephthat and His Daughter
The Flower Calendar has been posted on the Bulletin Board. Please sign up to provide flowers for a Sunday worship service.
Zoom – Contact Chris Seiter at the Church Office for Zoom connection details. You can attend via computer, smart phone, or phone. Members of the church should have received a letter with the connection information.
The Elders, Jim Wellhausen and Linda Lovell are providing assistance. If you have a concern, problem, or prayer request, they have a ready ear and are just a phone call away.
Our prayer chain is ready for prayer requests. Again contact the Elders, or Chris Seiter.
Philippians 4:6 “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
We pray that everyone comes through the present crisis unscathed. Please say some extra prayers and lend a (virtual) helping hand to those around you. While life has been turned upside down, each of us has faced far worse in our personal lives. The only difference now is that we all are facing the same crisis together at the same time. Take this time to study your Bible. Pray! Steady those who are unsteady. Reassure those who are scared. At some point this crisis will be over. God is with us! May God smile on you this and every day! He is holding you in His Hand. The day is getting closer when we will meet together again as we have done in the past and rejoice!
You can get up-to-date information on our congregation from our Facebook page too.
For upcoming events and dates see This Week!
Thanks for visiting us online. Please take a few moments to explore some of the ministries of our church community. Nestled in the village of Waldo, Ohio, we gather across generations to worship, learn, encourage, serve, and share the story of God’s gracious love. If you are looking for a welcoming community where your faith can grow in fellowship with others, come join us!