News & Events

Please visit the Calendar page for a full listing of events!

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The Spirit Newsletter

View The Spirit Newsletter – FALL Edition Online

View The Spirit Newsletter – WINTER edition Online

The Winter Edition will be mailed out in December.

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Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting

The semi-annual congregation meeting was held on Sunday, 12/3 after worship. The 2018 St. Paul’s budget voting occurred and departmental reports were viewed.

View the St. Paul’s Semi Congregational Meeting Reports

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Advent Lunch & Prayer

Thursday, 12/7 12:15-1:15PM

Thursday 12/14 12:15-1:15PM

Thursday 12/21 12:15-1:15PM

Advent Lunch & Prayer services will be held on Thursdays in Gallery during Advent from 12:15-1:15PM with homemade soup, bread and dessert provided.

RSVP to kate@stpaulstoledo.org or call 419-243-4214.

*Free parking and wheelchair accessible entrance are available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Property Support Team Meeting

Thursday, 12/14 at 1:15PM – Social Room

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Children’s Program & Drama

Sunday, Dec 17 10AM    

All are encouraged to watch the children of St. Paul’s retell and celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth. The program will be on 12/17 during worship. Invite friends and family to celebrate Christ’s birth!

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Lunch Bunch

Sunday, 12/17 at 12PM

Come enjoy great food and fellowship for Lunch Bunch on Sunday, 12/17 at noon in the Social Room. This is open to all members! If interested in attending, please RSVP on the sign up sheet located in the Narthex and indicate which dish you will bring to share. Ham will be provided. Contact Karen Rydman, 419-754-6196 with questions.

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Riverside Writers                         

Thursday, Dec 21 1:30PM                                                           

Riverside Writers is a gathering where participants will be lead in a creative writing experience. The goal is to write on a given topic during a four week  period and then share it with the group at the following monthly meeting.      Afterwards, a new topic will be assigned for the next month. Tips and writing suggestions are given by the facilitator – but these are not “graded  and corrected” essays. The writing comes from the heart, assembled as a legacy collection, to be shared at a later date with family and friends.

This is a relaxed and fun way to capture and reflect on humorous and  poignant memories of the past that will inform and entertain generations to come. Of course, we will share in a warm bowl of homemade soup and bread to stir our imaginations!

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Nativity Festival

Thursday & Friday, Dec 21 & 22 4-9PM                                                                            

Saturday, Dec 23 10-2PM

View crèches displayed from around the world in a beautifully decorated Christmas setting. Music, kids photo area and a few surprise “Bethlehem visitors” create a wonderful family experience to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. If you have a Nativity set to loan, an information form is  available from the office.

*Free parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Christmas Eve Morning Prayers

Sunday, Dec 24 10AM

Come enjoy the beautiful diverse nativity décor from different cultures and across the world during our Christmas Eve Morning Prayers held in the HeART Gallery. This will be an informal brunch gathering where fellowship and reflection are encouraged. Service at 10AM.

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Candlelight Lessons & Carols

Sunday, Dec 24 7PM

Celebrate Christ’s birth in the traditional sanctuary location by candlelight. The story of Christmas will be told and Christmas Carols will be sung. This service will take place on Christmas Eve at 7PM.

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Christmas Carolers Needed

If interested in Christmas caroling on December 23 at 5:30PM please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Jay.

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Church Office Closed

Church Office will be closed Monday, 12/25 and Monday 1/1 in observance of the holidays.

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Children’s Hospital of Toledo Christmas Drive

Teddy bears can be brought to church on Sundays and we will give them to Dan Kolhoff to add to his collection for the Children’s Hospital of Toledo Christmas drive. If you have already purchased a teddy bear, please bring it.

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First Thursdays – Culture At the Crossroads

Guest Speaker Eugenio Mollo, Jr. presents Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE): The Trending Immigration Topic”.

Enjoy a light lunch and good conversation!

When: 1/4 – 12PM – 1:15PM

Location: 
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s Social Room
428 N Erie St
Toledo, OH 43604

*Wheelchair parking and wheelchair accessible entrance available in the Kwik Park lot next to the church. Enter through the church’s side door located in the parking lot.

RSVP to FirstThursdayToledo@gmail.com by 12/28.

Cost: $15 per person. Cash or checks payable to John Blaser with “First Thursday” in the memo line.

Brought to you by the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests Toledo Social Chapter, Social Justice Subcommittee and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Toledo.

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Congregation Council Meeting

December’s Congregational Council meeting has been cancelled.

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Altar Flowers

 

Date Take/Donate By Paid
12/3 ALTAR: In memory of Douglas and Edna Kolath from Jan and Larry Montrie. Take Jan Montrie
12/10 ALTAR: In Memory of Esther, Paul Wert & Tim Wert.

CHANCEL: In Memory of Florence, Norman, Ken & Len Fetzer.

Take

Take

Mary Laws

Mary Laws

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Y

12/17 CHANCEL: In Memory of Dziera Trops on the anniversary of her death from her husband. Take Vilnis Trops Y
12/24 Poinsettias  
12/31 Poinsettias  

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Anniversaries

12/14 – Don & Karen Rydman

12/19 – Albert & Nancy Kleine

12/27 – Larry & Janet Montrie

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Birthdays

 

12/3 – Bonnie Koester

12/4 – Anne Schumann

12/4 – Mickenzie Dayton

12/4 – Nancy Kleine

12/4 – Mry Laws

12/9 – Carol Boos

12/13 – Cookie Schult

12/17 – Cheri Deal

12/20 – Luther Samson

12/22 – Karen Hasenfratz

12/22 – Ronald Vogelpohl

12/25 – Carol Westgate

12/26 – Donna Zbinden

12/27 – Merry Kristem McCoy

12/28 – Samuel Mack

12/28 – Neysa Seed

12/29 – Elouera Bowmer

12/30 – Harold Brown

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Ammended Congregational Constitution Available

There are copies of the amended congregational council constitution on the table in the Narthex. If any member would like a copy, please contact the office and one can be mailed or emailed to you.

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2017 Altar Flower Calendar

If you would like to order Altar Flowers or Chancel Flowers for a special date, please complete the Altar Flower Order form located on the church Narthex table and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office. Available dates to purchase Altar Flowers are: 12/17. 

If you would like to purchase an additional bouquet, Chancel Flowers, the following dates are not available: 12/10 & 12/17. All other dates are available.

Altar Flowers: $25 for 2 bouquets

Chancel Flowers: $15 for 1 bouquet

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Glenwood Lutheran Church Giving Store Needs

The Giving Store needs donations of soap, deodorant, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Please call the Giving Store Coordinator at 419-255-0886, Mon-Thu 9AM – 1PM, for more information.

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Jazz Worship

The First Sunday of EVERY month at 10 AM.

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Altar Guild Schedule 2017

 

December      Freda Lang

*If any changes need made to this schedule, please contact Becky Abitua.

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Communion Assistants Schedule 2017

 

12/3 – Mary Laws, Jan Montrie & Dave Price

12/10 – Jan Vogelpohl, Becky Abitua & Jill Calcamuggio

12/17 – Mary Fetzer, Sharon Kohler & Mary Laws

12/24 – Jan Montrie, Dave Price & Jan Vogelpohl

12/31 – Becky Abitua, Jill Calcamuggio & Mary Fetzer

 

*If any changes need made to this schedule, please contact Chuck Atkins.

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Lectionary Readers Schedule 2017

12/3 – Cheri Deal

12/10 – Bill Nicolls

12/17 – Matt Brace

12/24 – Jackie Druckemiller

12/31 – Matt Brace

 

1/5 – Cheri Deal

1/14 – Bill Nicolls

1/21 – Jackie Druckemiller

1/28 – Matt Brace

 

*If any changes need made to this schedule, please contact Anne Schumann.