Church News

Church News for August 19, 2018

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

Today’s Altar Flowers given to the glory of God.

August Collection Box: School Supplies We received a request from Lutheran Memorial School for some much needed supplies for the 2018-2019 school year.  We have decided to continue collecting school supplies for the month of August and to add to our list the items they are in need of: Pencils and Pencil Sharpeners, Notebook Filler Paper (wide or narrow), White or Colored Copy Paper, White Art Paper (Legal Size), Tissues, Lysol Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Preschool Size Socks and Underwear, Khaki Pants (any size). They would also greatly appreciate Walmart or Target gift cards that their teachers could use to purchase supplies for their classrooms. Any donations will be greatly appreciated! There are very few school supplies that will not help.

WFS (Women Flying Solo) will meet this Tuesday, August 21 at 11:30at at Buehler’s River Styx. Please contact Carolyn Dietsche 330-723-2884 to RSVP. We need a total of ladies for the reservation.

Rally Day / Family Picnic Sunday, September 9th After late service, join us for a Family Picnic as we kick off the new school year with catering from JT’s BBQ Food Truck, a bounce house, an obstacle course, and games! The event is free. We ask that you bring a dessert to share. A Freewill offering will be collected. 

The Board of Properties would like to extend an enormous thank you to Ray and Marty Johnson for the outstanding job on updating Pastor’s office while he was on vacation! Thank you Ray and Marty!!!

Confirmation Letters went out to students who are of confirmation class age last week. If you did not receive a letter and think your student should be in the class, please contact Terry Leu or Jim Bretthauer. Our first event will be a parent/student meeting on Monday September 10 at 6:30pm. Please plan to attend with your child!

Board of Properties is looking for YOU! We need more members on our Board. We are especially in search of a team of people who enjoy gardening… who would be willing to take on the job of weeding and trimming in the front of the church. This is not a weekly job, needs to be done on an as needed basis. If this is you, or you and a friend, please talk to Denny Barowicz!

Fellowship is excited to present our Annual Golf Outing at Bunker Hill Golf Course on August 25. This Golf Outing and Fund Raiser will cost $85. It includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, a Steak dinner, beverages and prizes. Money raised will go to the Vision Building fund for Prince of Peace. If you have questions, see Jeff Nixon. Please register on their website:

Please join us for fellowship, food and fun for the Annual Bike and Hike at Buckeye Woods Pavilion, Saturday September 1st from 4-8PM, dinner at 6:00.  All ages are welcome.  A sign-up sheet and information is located in the Narthex.  Please sign up by Sunday August 26th.  If you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact Gail Edgar at 330-329-6867.

OPERATION HOMES will be at Prince of Peace September 3-10.  A sign up board is in the narthex for you to choose helping to HOST DINNER, MAKE DINNER or STAY OVERNIGHT.  If you have questions, please talk to Greg or Kristin Ulm 330-421-5759.

Altar Flowers The altar flower chart has been moved to the bulletin board in the coat closet hallway! Please sign up for a week to help beautify the sanctuary for worship. Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or just give them to the glory of God.

Stephen Ministry You’ve heard it time and time again: “Pull yourself together. . . . Cheer up. . . . Tough it out. . . . It’s not that bad.” Perhaps people have said it to you. Or perhaps you keep saying it to yourself. But it hasn’t helped. You’re still hurting. Things are coming apart. Here’s the good news: You don’t have to go through your struggles alone. Help is available. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers who will walk with you, listen to you, and provide confidential, one-to-one care as you search through the pieces and find what is truly in your heart. To learn more about what Stephen Ministry can do for you, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Greg and Kristin Ulm. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Revelation 2:19

Pew Cushions We have decided to move forward with the installation of pew cushions. We have found a cost effective option in the range of $10,000 to $12,000 (to cover all pews and chairs in the sanctuary) and are now accepting donations from those of you that are interested to help fund this project. To do so, please place a check in the offering plate with an indication on the memo line "pew cushions" or obtain a special envelope from the ushers.  Once we obtain the needed amount to finance this project we will move forward accordingly. Please direct questions to Dennis Barowicz or Steve Tschiegg.

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.