News & Events

Please visit the Calendar page for a full listing of 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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The Spirit Newsletter

View The Spirit Newsletter – FALL Edition Online

View The Spirit Newsletter – WINTER edition Online

The Spring Edition will be mailed out in March.

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At The Movies

Thursday, Feb 8 10:30AM   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be watching the movie “Luther” in the Social Room. Bring your own snacks and enjoy fellowship and a good movie!

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Lenten Midweek Activities

Wednesdays, Feb 14 – Mar 21 at 12PM & 6PM

During the season of Lent members and friends of St Paul’s and Glenwood Lutheran churches will have the opportunity to worship and fellowship in a variety of ways.

Each Wednesday at noon folks can gather in the St Paul’s Social room by entering through the parking lot door. There they will be led by Pastor Pete Bowmer in an informal celebration of Psalms through music, drawing, and scriptural reflection.

Then each Wednesday at 6 pm at Glenwood Pastor Chris Hanley will convene a study at Glenwood in the sanctuary entitled Prayer 101, team taught with Annelle Donaldson and Mindfulness Instructor, Jenn McCullough.

 

Feb 14 at 12PM – St Paul’s Ash Wednesday service                                                                          Feb 14 at 6PM – Glenwood Ash Wednesday service

 

Feb 21 at 12PM – St Paul’s Visual and auditory spiritual exercises on the book of Psalms               Feb 21 at 6PM – Glenwood Prayer 101: What is prayer and how do you do it?

 

Feb 28 at 12PM – St Paul’s Visual and auditory spiritual exercises on the book of Psalms               Feb 28 at 6PM – Glenwood Prayer 101: Types of Prayer

 

Mar 7 at 12PM – St Paul’s Visual and auditory spiritual exercises on the book of Psalms                 Mar 7 at 6PM – Glenwood Prayer 101: The Body in Prayer

 

Mar 14 at 12PM – St Paul’s Visual and auditory spiritual exercises on the book of Psalms                    Mar 14 at 6PM – Glenwood Prayer 101: New Possibilities for Prayer

 

Mar 21 at 12PM – St Paul’s Visual and auditory spiritual exercises on the book of Psalms               Mar 21 at 6PM – Glenwood Prayer 101: The Year of Prayer

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Lunch & Learn

Thursday, Feb 15 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, Feb 15 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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Death By Chocolate

Friday, Feb 16 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Setting: Paris 1927. Meet an up-and- coming artist, a cabaret singer, street photographer, and a master chocolatier. But wait! Has there been a murder in the gallery!? Indulge yourself in this fun exhibit/event, that features a DEATH BY CHOCOLATE murder mystery to be solved.

 
Explore several rooms in our beautiful, gothic-styled building looking for clues, interviewing suspects and sampling chocolate desserts. Enjoy a Cabaret performance by Sonia & Omaldo Perez with favorite tunes of the 30’s & 40’s in a glam and humorous style. Chocolate creations will astound as you and your table solve the mystery. Where art, wine and chocolate meet – there are no limits to creativity! It’s a Valentine’s event you’ll remember. Chocolate creations will astound as you solve the mystery. Where art, wine and chocolate meet there are no limits to creativity!
 
Make reservations at kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Suggested donation is $10 per person.

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First Thursdays – Culture At the Crossroads

Thursday, 3/1 – 12PM – 1:15PM

Guest Speaker Dr. Samina Z. Hasan presents  “Being Muslim In America Today”

Samina Hasan M.D is a member of the United Muslim Association of Toledo. She is involved in the community in an effort to overcome the barriers of racism and bigotry. Dr Hasan has been involved in the general community for years tackling important social issues. 

Enjoy a light lunch and good conversation!

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 2/26.

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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Congregation Council Meeting

There will be no Council Meeting in February.

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Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting

View the St. Paul’s Semi Congregational Meeting Reports

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Property Support Team Meeting

TBD

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Lunch Bunch

All are welcome to enjoy a meal and good conversation! This month’s lunch will be at Pizza Papalis, 519 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43604 on Sunday, 2/25 at noon. Reservations are required. RSVP by signing up on the sheet in the Narthex. Contact Karen Rydman with any questions.

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Altar Flowers

Date Take/  Donate By Paid
2/4 ALTAR: In Memory Of Rudy Gluss on the anniversary of his birth, 2/4, by Nancy and Chuck Atkins. Donate Chuck Atkins
2/11 ALTAR: In Memory Of Louis G. Henkel on his birthday by his daughter Mary. Donate Mary Henkel
2/18 ALTAR: In Memory Of Edward & Marie Seed & Freeman & Irma Imhof by Aniese and Neysa Seed Take Aneise Seed
2/25

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Anniversaries

2/9 Robert & Victoria Holmes

2/15 – John & Jane Rude

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Birthdays

2/1 – Ann Wajer

2/2 – Thomas Dickens

2/6 – Madonna Bowmer

2/6 – Charles Caris Jr

2/6 – James Lehnert

2/9 – Don Rydman

2/9 – Jeanne Sonnenberg

2/13 – Sandy Lazenby

2/14 – Logan Mack

2/14 – Tyler Mack

2/17 – Michelene Sorelle

2/20 – Robert Holmes

2/22 – Shelly Malcuit

2/26 – George Stucker

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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: 2/25, 3/4, 4/1, 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: 4/8, 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

February – Pattye Nicolls

March – Judy Kolhoff & Donna Zbinden

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

2/4Sharon Kohler, Sue Krieger & Jan Vogelpohl

2/11 – Becky Abitua, Jill Calcamuggio & Mary Fetzer

2/18 – Sharon Kohler, Mary Laws & Mary Fetzer

2/25 – Sue Krieger, Jan Vogelpohl & Becky Abitua

 

3/4Jill Calcamuggio, Mary Fetzer & Sharon Kohler

3/11 – Mary Laws, Jan Montrie & Sue Krieger

3/18 – Jan Vogelpohl, Becky Abitua & Jill Calcamuggio

3/25 – Mary Fetzer, Sharon Kohler & Mary Laws

 

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

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Lectionary Readers Schedule 2018

2/4 – Judy Kolhoff

2/11 – Michelle Faylor

2/18 – Dave Price

2/25 – Elouera Bowmer

 

3/4 – Judy Kolhoff

3/11 – Michelle Faylor

3/18 – Dave Price

3/25 – Elouera Bowmer

 

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.