Church News

Church News for April 15, 2018

If you wish to become a member, please contact Pastor Haberkost or the church office.

Our Collection Box for April is Marian’s Closet & small appliance store.  Their mission is to improve the quality of life to those most in need. At this time they are in great need of Personal Care Items. Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, NEW underwear, Deodorant, Razors/Shaving Cream, Soaps, Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner, Feminine Hygiene Items, Incontinence Products, Laundry Detergent and Dish Soap.

College Moms The end of the school year is quickly approaching! We will met at 7pm THIS TUESDAY at the Whillhoites to pack our last care package for our college kids. Items that are healthy and help with exams are what we will pack. Plan for 16 boxes. Look forward to packing and praying for our college students. Questions? Contact Diane at 330-725-4463.

Mark your calendars for our Spring Clean Up Day on April 28 9am – 4pm. Donuts & coffee will be served for breakfast, & we will have lunch. Let’s get the grounds ready for warm weather! (The warm weather really is coming soon!) 

WFS Women Flying Solo will meet this Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30am at Buehlers! Please contact Carolyn Dietsche if you will attend at 330-723-2884.

Photography Session Dates for the New Pictorial Directory  Thursday April 19th from 1pm - 8pm, Friday April 20th from noon - 7pm and Saturday April 21st from 10am - 5 pm. Sign-up sheets and information are on a table in the Narthex.  Anyone who would be able to give up 2 hours of their time volunteering to check people in would be greatly appreciated. That sign-up is also on the table. 

Time to sign up to mow the church grounds! Sign up in the Narthex. If you need training, please contact Jeff Parrish at 330-867-7792 or 330-416-7270. New mowers always welcome!

Church Book Group Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, we will read The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson.   Note:  There are different covers for this book. We will meet on Monday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. probably at church. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Everyone is invited.

National Day of Prayer will be May 3 from 6 – 9pm. We will not have a service, per se, but the church will be open for prayer. Our doors will be open to all.

Drivers for Bill Gappert We still could use a couple more volunteer drivers for Bill for early or late service on Sundays. We currently have four volunteers, but a few more that would be great. Please contact Katie Krystowski to sign up.

The Bradys are hosting a "Call Day” watch party for seminarian Josh Ulm on April 24th @ 8pm. Be a part of the joy as we see where God is leading Josh, Mary and their family. Calls and assignments will be shared on Twitter in real time. Join in the excitement by sharing Call Day watch party photos and student congratulations using the hashtags #CallDay2018 or #CallDayWatchParty. You are asked to bring your own beverages and snacks to share. If interested contact the Brady’s or Jim Bretthauer for more information.

Stephen Ministry Our Stephen Ministers will walk with you, listen to you, encourage you, pray with you, and provide confidential one-to-one care to help you through tough times. If you or someone you know is hurting, find out more by talking with one of our Stephen Leaders, Greg & Kristen Ulm at 330-421-5759. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17

SAVE THE DATE FOR VBS – July 16-20…  More info coming soon!


AAUW Book Sale 4891 Grande Shops Ave. Medina (next to FedEx, facing Pearl Rd., across from North Gateway Tire) Wed., April 18, Thurs., Apr. 19, Fri., Apr. 20: 11am – 7 pm and Sat., April 21: 11am – 4 pm. Children’s books, cookbooks, hardback and paperback fiction, non-fiction, crafts, arts, hobbies, biographies, history and politics, self-help and inspirational, and more.

Need to reach us? Dial 330-723-8293

Pastor Daniel Haberkost Ext. 105

Director of Youth & Family Ministry Jim Bretthauer Ext. 102

Office Assistant Jill McGarr Ext. 101

If you are trying to reach someone in the church after business hours, dial 330-721-6844. The phone will ring in the narthex & kitchen.



St. Paul Lutheran Church would like to invite everyone to their Swiss Steak Dinner on April 21 from 4:30-6:30pm at 1377 Lester Road, Valley City. Tickets available at the door. Adults $13, Children (6-12) $6, Children 5 & under are free.

All are invited to Luther Memorial School’s Annual Spring Gala & Auction, Sunday, April 22, at 4 pm, at Stillwater Place, the event space at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Tickets are $50 per person. Gala attendees enjoy free admission to the Zoo and Rainforest on the day of the Gala. For all questions and to purchase tickets, please call Peggy Sexton, Development Director, at 330-256-2242 or email her at