News & Events

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All Church Activities and the Church Office are closed when Lucas County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency. If a Level 1, please use discretion, your safety is most important.

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HELEN I. OBERLE (1922 – 2018)

Helen I. Oberle Obituary

Helen I. Oberle, age 95, of Toledo, died Monday April 16, 2018 at Genacross Assisted Living, Toledo. She was born October 28, 1922 in Toledo to Mr. and Mrs. Leo (Ruby McCune) Stohon. She worked at Macy’s as an office clerk.

Survived by her children, Jeff Oberle, Sue (Mark) Kleeberger and Deborah (Charles) Kistner; grandchildren, Kelly Griffin, Chris Krukowski, Matthew Kleeberger, Mark J. Kleeberger, Matthew Kleeberger, Kenneth Kistner, Kayla Randall, Calen Kistner; great-grandchildren, Clair Griffin, Megan Griffin, William Kleeberger, Kate Kleeberger, Brinley Randall , Isaac Holley, Rowan Krukowski and Ruby Krukowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn W. Oberle.

Graveside Services will be conducted on Thursday at Noon at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419) 269-1111. Online condolences: blanchardstrabler.com

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First Thursdays – Culture At the Crossroads

Thursday, 4/5 – 12PM – 1:15PM

Guest Speaker Thomas Luettke, Criminal Justice Reentry Coordinator presents “Issues Facing Returning Citizens: Re-Entry Challenges to Ex-Offenders”

Thomas (Tom) Luettke is the Reentry Coordinator for the Lucas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). In addition he maintains a part-time legal practice. Tom serves locally on the Jail Advisory Committee, the Warden’s Advisory Committee at the Toledo Correctional facility, the Community Relations Board at the Volunteers of America, the Mental Health Recovery Services Board Behavioral Health/Criminal Justice Alternatives committee and the Reentry Coalition of Northwest Ohio. In 2017 Tom was appointed to the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board and he was elected to a two year term as president of the Ohio Association of Local Reentry Coalitions. He also is currently a board member of the Northwest Ohio Development Agency and the Lucas County Bar Association. 

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 3/26.

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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At The Movies – CANCELLED

Thursday, Apr 12 – 10:30AM   

Come enjoy a viewing of We Are Marshall and fellowship in the Social Room. Bring your own snacks!

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JACK SPRATT SR. (1921-2018)

Jack Spratt Sr. was born on October 1, 1921 and left this world on April 9, 2018. He was the third of seven sons born to Otis and Maude (Manuel) Spratt. As a B-17 ball turret gunner during World War II, he flew 39 missions over Germany with the 326th Bomb Squadron of the Eight Air Force’s Ninety-Second Bombardment Group based in Podington, England. On the 10th mission they were shot down and eventually rescued by General Patton and his Third Army in France. General Patton awarded each of the crew members a Bronze Star for their bravery. This was an unusual event as the Bronze Star is for infantry and not Army Air Corps personnel. Although the Air Corps tried to take it away they were not successful. He certainly was “One Lucky Buckeye over Germany” as the Ohio Historical Society called him in an article in their Timeline Magazine, dated April 2006. After the war, Jack married, raised a family, and worked for the Kuhlman Corporation for 35 years.

Jack was preceded in death by his brothers; parents; and the love of his life, Jean Marie (Gertz), who passed in 2011 after 66 years of marriage. This proud American is survived by his cherished family, daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Ron Kornowa and son and daughter-in-law, Jack and JoAnn Spratt. He was the loving grandpa of Kelly and Mark Young, Kevin and Renee Kornowa, Jason and Rebecca Spratt and Jamie Spratt Oliver; seven great-grandchildren adored him, Layne, Hasley and Wylen Young, Lindsey, Claire and Thomas Kornowa, and MacKenzie Spratt. There is no doubt that he will be missed.

He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews; his childhood friend of 80 years, Lowell VanEtten; special neighbors, Barb and Don Schrader; and friends at Sunset Village, Vaughn, Don, Ray and John.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue from 4 until 8 p.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors by the Lambertville VFW Post 9656 will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St., Toledo, OH 43604, Barton Smith Lodge #613, Sunset Village or Ashanti Hospice. Many thanks go to Sunset Village, the staff of Barlow, and the angels of Ashanti Hospice for their love and care of Jack during the last months of his life. Online condolences may be placed at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Remember Me

Goodbyes are not forever

Goodbyes are not the end

They simply mean we’ll miss you

Until we meet again.

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Congregational Vitality – CANCELLED

Friday, Apr 13 – 6 – 8:00PM at Glenwood Lutheran     

Saturday, Apr 14 – 9:30AM – 4PM                             

Join with friends and leaders from Glenwood, Salem and St Paul’s Lutheran Churches as we gather to discuss our future collaborative ministries. On Friday, 4/13 at Glenwood Lutheran Church from 6-8PM there will be a light supper, discussion and presentation by Joe Young. On 4/14 in St. Paul’s Social Room from 9:30AM-4PM there will be a light lunch, discussion of identifying leaders, financial stability, congregation vitality and identifying social ministries. If interested in attending, please RSVP by 4/10 and indicate which you will attend. 

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Lunch & Learn

Thursday, Apr 19 – 12:15PM                                 

Take a preview look the art exhibit, and enjoy a bowl of soup with a short lecture or demo on the theme of the month. February is all about chocolate – including a taste test and demo. Please call the church office for reservations.

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Riverside Writers                         

Thursday, Apr 19 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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Art & Ingenuity
Thursday,  4/19 – 5PM – 8PM
Friday, 4/20 – 5PM – 8PM
Saturday, 4/21 – 11:00 AM – 2PM

If you like to hang, perch or tape décor to your walls, this is the exhibit for you!

More than 50 creative ideas for displaying artwork, photos, vintage pictures and heirlooms are all represented in unique detail to inspire your spring decorating. DIY projects include a plethora of recycled items such as tension rods, fishing poles, coffee filters, empty salad dressing bottles, birdcages, skirt hangars and napkins – to name a few. Their transformation into display elements can be easily replicated to create a fresh vignette of photos or memorabilia for your home, or given as a gift.

The exhibit opens Thursday, April 19 with a noon ‘Lunch & Learn” event featuring a short talk by Amy Lesniewicz, owner of Alice-Louise Press in downtown Perrysburg. Mexican lunch fare will be catered by La Michoacana of South Toledo. Reservations for Thursday’s “Lunch and Learn” can be made by emailing kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Suggested donation is $8-$10.

The Thursday evening gala from 5-8pm includes music by Scott Biddle with “sips and dips” served. Thursday night is the opening of the Toledo Art Loop. Those attending other Loop activities can take the Art Loop bus from the corner of Erie & Adams. 

The exhibit will also be open Friday 5-8pm and Saturday 11-2pm. HeART Gallery is located in St. Pauls Lutheran Church, downtown Toledo and is handicap accessible with parking adjacent to the church. 

Thursday, 4/19 – 12:15 Lunch & Learn; speaker Amy Lesniewicz Caterer La Michoacana (Mexican) 
Thursday, 4/19 – 5-8pm Music by Scott Biddle; Sips and Dips served

Friday, 4/20 – 5-8pm Sips and Dips served

Saturday, 4/21 – 11-2pm Sips and Dips served

 

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Plenty 4 All Presentation

Sunday, 4/22 – 11:30AM

Jack SoRelle will be presenting information about his mission work with Plenty 4 All. This organization is dedicated to teaching and providing African communities with sustainable energy, water and food. To learn more about this ministry, please join us in the Social Room Sunday, 4/22 after service.

View April 2018 Update Booklet

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Circle 12

Wednesday, 4/25 – 9:30AM

Join us for fellowship and study in the Parlor the fourth Wednesday of every month.

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Congregation Council Meeting

No council meeting for April.

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Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting

Sunday, April 29 at 11AM

View the St. Paul’s Semi Congregational Meeting Reports

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Property Support Team Meeting

No council meeting for April.

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Worship Advisory Team Meeting

Sunday, April 15 at 11AM

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Lunch Bunch

All are welcome to join us for a good meal and conversation. This month’s lunch will be at El Vaquero, 24 Main Street, Toledo, OH 43605 on Sunday, 4/29 at noon. Reservations are required. RSVP on the sign in sheet in the Narthex by 4/27. Contact Karen Rydman with any questions.

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Altar Flowers

Date Take/  Donate By Paid
4/1 Easter Lilies
4/8 ALTAR: In Memory Of James Erskine by Cindy Rockwell

CHANCEL: In Memory Of Lester Cowell in celebration of his birthday by Marian Cowell

Take

Take

Cindy Rockwell

Marian Cowell

4/15
4/22 ALTAR: In Memory Of Robert Martin on his birthday from his family. Donate Judy Bock
4/29

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4/3 – Albert & Sherri Fishhaber

4/19 – Jeff & Lisa Rockwell

4/19 – George & Sharon Stucker

4/29 – Dan & Sandy Lazenby

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Birthdays

4/6 – Terry Lesniewicz

4/8 – Xanthe Bowmer

4/10 – Nancy Crye

4/17 – Annamarie Mack

4/20 – Judy Kolhoff

4/26 – John Schult

4/27 – Amy Haschak

4/27 – Dan Kolhoff

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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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2018 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: 4/29, 5/21, 5/28, 6/24, 7/1, 11/11 & 12/16.

If you would like to purchase an additional bouquet, Chancel Flowers, the following dates are not available: 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 7/15, 7/22, 8/12, 8/19, 10/7, 10/14, 10/28, 12/9 & 12/16.  All other dates are available.

Altar Flowers: $25 for 2 bouquets

Chancel Flowers: $15 for 1 bouquet

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Jazz Worship

The First Sunday of EVERY month at 10 AM.

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Altar Guild Schedule 2018

April – Jackie Druckemiller

May – Freda Lang

June – Becky Abitua

July – Cindy Rockwell & Linda Price

August – Judy Kolhoff & Donna Zbinden

September – Freda Lang

October – Becky Abitua

November – Cindy Rockwell & & Linda Price

December – Freda Lang

 

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

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Communion Assistants Schedule 2018

4/1 – Mary Laws, Sue Krieger & Mary Fetzer

4/8 – Becky Abitua, Jill Calcamuggio & Jan Vogelpohl

4/15 – Peggy Bumcrots, Mary Fetzer & Sharon Kohler

4/22 – Becky Abitua, Sue Krieger & Jan Vogelpohl

4/29 – Jill Calcamuggio, Mary Fetzer & Mary Laws

 

5/6 – Peggy Bumcrots, Sharon Kohler & Jan Vogelpohl

5/13 – Jill Calcamuggio, Sue Krieger & Jan Montrie

5/20 – Mary Fetzer, Mary Laws & Becky Abitua

5/27 – Peggy Bumcrots, Sharon Kohler & Jan Vogelpohl

 

6/3 – Jan Montrie, Jill Calcamuggio & Becky Abitua

6/10 – Sue Krieger, Peggy Bumcrots & Mary Fetzer

6/17 – Mary Laws, SHaron Kohler & Jan Vogelpohl

6/24 – Becky Abitua, Jill Calcamuggio & Jan Montrie

 

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

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Lectionary Readers Schedule 2018

4/1 – Michelle Faylor

4/8 – Dave Price

4/15 – Judy Kolhoff 

4/22 – Elouera Bowmer

4/29 – Michelle Faylor

 

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