Church News

Church News for October 21, 2018

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

Today’s Altar Flowers given by to the Glory of God.

Third Quarter Financial Statements are available to pick up in the Narthex

October Collection Box: SOCTOBER! We will be collecting packages of brand-new socks, from infant to adult, to distribute to Haven of Rest and local Medina organizations that we support so let’s collect many pairs to share! Please put your donation in the narthex.

Pulled Pork Fundraiser for the Williams Family This is the last Sunday for buying tickets for the dinner next Sunday. We still need people to help for the dinner. If you can't come, you may still give a donation.

Stewardship Pledge cards may still be sent to the church or put in the financial secretary's mailbox.  

Book Group We are reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. We will meet in the church library on Monday, November 5th at 5:30 p.m.  Bring your own dinner and beverage.  Everyone is invited!

PPC– We will have our October meeting TODAY following late service.

UPDATE CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION  College Moms will meet this Wednesday, October 24th at Willhoite's Home, 1124 Sturbridge Drive, at 7 pm.

If you have a student in college come join us as we pack care packages to ship to our college students for Halloween.

What to bring: 

  • Candy or other Halloween items that can be shipped
  • Your Child's address at college
  • Your student's exam/holiday schedule
  • Boxes-any boxes you’ve received from shipments, best dimension is around 8" x 11" x 2" but bring what you have
  • $30/student to help cover the shipping costs

If want to participate and can't attend Wednesday, you can get your items to Diane ahead of time. Any questions, contact Diane Willhoite 330-421-5739.


LCEF 40-month term note at 4.00% The Lutheran Church Extension Fund is offering for a limited time a 40-month term note at 4.00% interest. Your investments with LCEF help make ministry happen throughout the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The benefits and features of this offering are:

            *4% fixed rate                                   *$500 minimum to open an account

            *40-month term note                      *$40,000 maximum per note

            *Limit one per tax ID                       *New money only

            *Open to congregation and all members of the congregation

            *Once $100 million has been invested the offering will end

For more information talk to Terry Leu or call 800-843-5233 or visit

Stephen Ministry You Can Play an Important Role in Our Stephen Ministry . . . Because you may know of a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or relative who is going through a difficult time and who could benefit from the focused care, encouragement, and support of a Stephen Minister. If you know of someone who is hurting, talk with one of our Stephen Leaders: Greg or Kristin Ulm. They can talk with you about how we can connect the person you know with one of our Stephen Ministers. It’s a great way for you to show how much you care! To learn how to connect someone you know with a Stephen Minister, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Greg and Kristin Ulm or Pastor Haberkost.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. Colossians 3:16a

Pew Cushions We are in the final stretch of raising the $11,250.00 to cover all pews and chairs in the sanctuary. To donate that last bit of funds, 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.  Keep watching the thermometer go up on the bulletin board as we raise funds! Please direct questions to Dennis Barowicz or Steve Tschiegg.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (E. 30th and Prospect in Cleveland) will celebrate the Reformation with a special service on Saturday, October 27 at 3pm followed by an Oktoberfest. Please call 216-861-2179 for dinner reservations.

Free Family Friendly Concert on October 27th. The ViOS project, an electro-acoustic multi member band will be performing unique arrangements of Christian hymns at Our Savior Lutheran Church (1605 Center Road in Hinckley) at 6:30pm. Freewill offering will be taken. Meet the band and enjoy refreshments after the concert. Contact Valerie in the office for more info: 330-278-4114.

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.