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Service Schedule

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August 24, 2014

8:30 AM Worship Service

11:00 AM Worship Service

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August 31, 2014

10:00 AM Worship Service

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Holy Communion served at all services.

Nursery care provided during services.

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Mission Statement

To know and serve Christ by reaching out in love to all.

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Special Event:

One worship service August 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM followed by a luncheon.

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August Children’s Ministry News

VBS THANKS-
          As you have probably heard, our 2014 “Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind” VBS was a week enjoyed by all.  It was truly a joyful, blessed week. We had the privilege of hosting over 200 young people and 60 adults participated in some capacity.  We sang songs, danced, listened to Bible stories, watched puppet shows, made crafts, enjoyed snacks, played games, and spent time in Bible Adventures.  We participated in two outreach projects, met new friends, and had lots of fun.  We were so pleased to have children join us from 29 different churches.  
          We were fortunate to have a wonderful Youth Encounter group called Captive Free join us for the week.  Paul, Zach, Joanna, Holly, Kelsi, and Elyse helped to fill our church with great songs, dances and puppet shows.  These young people came from Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and North Carolina. They spend one year traveling across the country helping to spread God’s word through their music.  They truly helped to make our week one with lots of great memories.  We had the Sanctuary rocking!
          We ended our week with a pizza picnic lunch and enjoyed a closing program with Jungle Terry with all of our VBS families and friends.  I hope that you will take a minute to see all of the pictures from our week together.  They are displayed on the bulletin board by the second set of doors.  You will get a first hand look at our children, teens and adults in action.
          I also want to thank the children, youth, and adults that helped to build our float and walked in the Berea Grindstone Parade.  During our VBS week, our 11 on up youth volunteers had a pizza and swim party and on Friday evening, we concluded our VBS activities with a family picnic at the pavilion at Coe Lake.  Thanks to all who attended our events and helped to make this such a special week.
          A project such as this could never be accomplished without the joining together of so many people with so many different gifts. I want to thank our congregation for their continued support of our Vacation Bible School program. I thank you for giving so generously of your time, talents, and loving care to the children that were given to us for our VBS week.  Thank you for reaching out and sharing God’s word and love to so many children from St. Paul and our local communities.  I hope that you know how much I appreciate all that you have given to our VBS program.  It could not have been done without all of you!  God bless you.
                                                       Susan Moore

   August Children’s Ministry Calendar

August 3rd 11:00 Leave for Conneaut to visit Jordy
                  

August 10th 9:45-10:45 VBS Volunteer Wrap-up Meeting        Sunday School Office Let’s share our ideas for 2015!

August 17th 9:15-10:15 Recorders 2:00-3:00 Play Uno with the Aristocrat Kids

August 24th 9:45-10:45 Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting     Sunday School Office

August 31st 5th Sunday 10:00 Worship

 

 

Confirmation

 

Test Stuff

Test Stuff for April 27, 2014

Worthiness         to be suited and right for something
The many names for the Sacrament of the Altar remind us what is happening:
The name “Lord’s Supper” reminds us that Jesus is the host of this special meal.
The name “Holy Communion” reminds us that we come together with God and others.
From the Greek word for thanksgiving, the name “eucharist” reminds us that God is the one acting, and that we are thankful for what he has done.
 According to what the Bible says about Communion, which of the following statements are true and which are false? 
 T TRUE                  We use ordinary bread and wine as the natural elements in Communion.
T TRUE                  In Communion we truly receive the body and blood of Jesus, because this is what Jesus promised: “this is my body…this is my blood.”
F FALSE                 The bread and wine in Communion cannot possibly be Jesus’ true body and blood, because Jesus was a human being.
F FALSE                 Once the pastor has said the Words of Institution, the elements are no longer bread and wine anymore; they have been transformed into the body and blood of Jesus.
F FALSE                 Jesus is physically present with us in Communion “in flesh and blood.”
F FALSE                 When we eat the body and blood of Jesus we are acting like cannibals or vampires because we are eating human skin and drinking human blood.
T TRUE                  When we receive Communion, we are eating bread and wine.  It just so happens that this bread and wine are the body and blood of Jesus.
F FALSE                 We need to make ourselves good enough to receive Communion, by making sure we have not committed any serious sins before we go forward to the altar.
T TRUE                  When we examine our hearts in confession and prayer, we recognize that we need to be forgiven; we come to Communion to hear that promise from Jesus.
T TRUE                  We come to Communion because we know and admit that we are sinners.
 Short answer questions –
Do we go to the doctor because we are well or because we are sick?  How is this similar to the reason we come to Communion?

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Test Stuff for Lessons 8 and 9

Presence             to “be there” for real (in person)
Holy                       set apart for God or because of God
Benefit                 the good we get from something

What is the benefit of such eating and drinking?
It is pointed out in these words: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.”  Through these words, the forgiveness of sin, life, and salvation are given to us in the Sacrament, for where there is forgiveness of sin, there is also life and salvation.

We recognize that God speaks in two important ways: The law includes the conditional commands and requirements of God, showing us our need for forgiveness; The Gospel is the promise that God gives us freely in Jesus Christ.
We receive the benefit of God’s promises in faith: forgiveness, life, and salvation.

In what way is Holy Communion the “Last Will and Testament” of Jesus?  What are the gifts he has promised to us?

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Test Stuff for March 23, 2014

Betray                                   to turn against a friend

Remembrance                  thinking back what God has done for us

Institute                               to start an ongoing tradition       

Covenant                            an official agreement, testament, or promise

 The three marks of a Sacrament are the three things required for something t be considered a Sacrament in the Lutheran Church.  A Sacrament: a) conveys a promise from God, b)is connected to anatural element, and c)was commanded by Christ himself.

 When Jesus and the disciples gathered for the Last Supper, they were celebrating the Jewish holiday of the Passover.  This was the same night that Judas betrayed Jesus to the authorities for 30 pieces of silver.  In Church we often refer to this day in Holy Week as Maundy Thursday.

 What is Holy Communion?

It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, given to us Christians to eat and drink, as it was instituted by Christ himself.

 Where is this written?

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Paul say: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night in which he was betrayed,  took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to his disciples saying: Take and eat; this is my body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.  Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying: Take and drink of it, all of you.  This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you and for all  for the forgiveness of sin.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

 What happened to the Israelites in the Old Testament story of the Passover, during the time of Moses?  In our lives of faith, what does the blood of Jesus’ sacrifice do for us?

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Test Stuff for March 16th, 2014

 Forgiveness                        to release or set someone free from the punishment for sin

Penitent                              to be sorry for our sin and seek to change our ways

Impenitent                         to not care whether we sin, even when we know something is wrong

Absolution                          the words that announce God’s forgiveness

 The “office of the keys” is a name we use to describe the power that Jesus gave his followers to declare God’s forgiveness to those who repent, and to declare to those who do not repent that their sins are not forgiven.

 Short answer question

In what way is sin like a lock that holds us bound?  What does God do to set us free?  How do you know that Jesus will do this for you in Communion?

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Test Stuff for February 2nd, 2014

Faith                   to trust in and rely on God
Justified            to be made right with God
Regeneration   to be restored or made good again

Compare a “God Centered View” of Baptism with a “Human Centered View” of Baptism, by identifying statements associated with each view.  In the space below, mark a “G” for God Centered of a “H” for Human Centered:

G             Baptism is a promise being made by God to the person being baptized.
H             Baptism is a statement of faith being made to God by the person being baptized.
G             People may be baptized at whatever age they are presented (infants, children, adults).
H             Only people who are already adult believers are allowed to be baptized.
G             God can freely show his grace and favor to anyone he chooses.
H             God cannot give us a promise unless we already have faith.
G             God gives us a promise, so that we will have something we can trust in.
G             In Baptism, God announces to the world that we are his children.
H             It’s better to wait to be baptized, so you can decide for yourself and be in charge.

T (TRUE)               God uses the real things of this world to get his work done.
T (TRUE)               Jesus authorized and sent his disciples to baptize and teach all nations.
F (FALSE)             In certain cases of extreme sin, a person must be re-baptized.
T (TRUE)               Sponsors at a child’s baptism may also be called “God-Parents.”
T (TRUE)               It is God’s Word that makes Baptism powerful and effective.

The test will be February 16th………

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Test Stuff for January 19th, 2014


Deliverance        to be rescued or saved from something
Promise               the assurance of some good action
Forgive                 to release someone from the punishment for sin

T (TRUE) In Baptism God gives us the promise of forgiveness and new life
T (TRUE) In Baptism we are adopted into God’s family
F (FALSE) God alone is not able to save us, we need to save ourselves.
F (FALSE ) Forgiveness means that God doesn’t care whether we sin or not.


What is this Word of God?
It is the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the last chapter of Matthew, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the HolySpirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

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Test Stuff for January 12th, 2014


Authorization    to grant official power or recognition
Command           to order and give direction to
Grace                    all that God freely gives to us
Sacrament          a promise from God attached to a physical sign

F (FALSE) Martin Luther invented Baptism
F (FALSE) Real Christians are those who work hard to earn God’s grace
F (FALSE) In the Lutheran Church, we never baptize adults – only babies.
F (FALSE) Only “holy water” that has been specially blessed may be used in Baptism.
T (TRUE) Baptismal Sponsors promise to support the baptized person in their life of faith.

In the Bible, Jesus said that we must be “born again” by water and the Holy Spirit.

What is Baptism?
Baptism is not merely water; it is water used according to God’s command and connected with God’s Word.

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Test Stuff for January 5th, 2014

Means – instrument or tool used to do a job

The two Sacraments recognized by Lutherans are Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.  They are sometimes referred to as God’s “means of grace.”

The three marks of a Sacrament are the three things required for something to be considered a Sacrament in the Lutheran Church.  A Sacrament


Conveys a promise from God 

Is Connected to a natural element

Was commanded by Christ himself.

One way to remember the meaning of the word “grace” is to think of it as an acronym,, with each letter representing a word.  You can define grace in this way…
G.R.A.C.E.= Gifts we Receive And Cannot Earn.

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Test Stuff for December 8th, 2013

Devotion – faithful affection and dedication

Contrary – something that goes against or contradicts

 T (TRUE) Like a loving parent, God gives good things to his children

T(TRUE) We should pray for both our friends and our enemies

F(FALSE) Prayer is our chance to show-off how religious we are, to God and others

T(TRUE) Prayer is our chance to ask God for what we need

T(TRUE) When we pray, we express our dependence upon God.

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Test Stuff for November 24th

Doxology – words of praise and worship to God


The Hebrew word “Hallelujah” means “praise the Lord.”  Like the conclusion to the Lord’s Prayer, it is a simple example of what we call a “doxology” – words through which we give God credit for all the good we experience.

When we say the word Amen, we are saying “Yes, I agree.”  It is the last word of the Bible.

T (TRUE) To “affirm” our Baptism means we are saying “yes” to the promises of God.

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Test Stuff for November 17th

 Deliverance—to rescue and save from harm

 Grace – Gifts we Receive And Cannot Earn

 T (TRUE) In prayer, we should ask for God’s will to be done

T (TRUE) God is going to win that final victory over the devil.

T (TRUE) In times of trial, we pray that God would give us strength to trust and to His will.

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Test Stuff for November 3rd


 Temptation – to face a time of trial and testing

 The Small Catechism reminds us that “God tempts no one to sin.”  The evil tempter in the Bible is the devil.

 F (FALSE) If God doesn’t answer our prayer we should just stop praying

 F (FALSE) Longer prayers are better than shorter prayers

 F(FALSE)  God likes us to brag about ourselves in prayer

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Test Stuff for October 27th


Trespasses    -     when we “cross the line” into sin

When we pray that God will forgive our sins, we are asking him not to hold our sins against us.

T (True) Because God forgives us, we should forgive others.

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Here is the "Test Stuff" for October 20th.


The phrase “daily bread” in The Lord’s Prayer includes more than just food; it refers to all the things we need for our everyday life.

F (FALSE) God never really answers people’s prayers.

F (FALSE) God’s will is not done unless we pray for it.

Dependence   -   the need to rely on something

Daily Bread    -   everything required to meet our earthly needs

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Here is the “Test Stuff” from our October 6th class

 When Jesus talked about the “kingdom of God,” he is describing what faith is like in our lives, when God gives us his Holy Spirit, and we believe in God’s Word.

 Kingdom – rule, reign, goverance.

 (FALSE) The disciples made up the Lord’s Prayer in honor of Jesus.

(TRUE) When we say “thine is the kingdom,” we are saying the kingdom belongs to God.

(FALSE) God’s kingdom will not come unless we pray for it.

T (TRUE) Being in God’s kingdom means we trust and believe in God.

 Also, the test has questions on it that you may want to think about ahead of time.  Two of these are…..

 If God already knows everything about us, why does God want us to pray?

 Why is it when we pray for something, it doesn’t always happen the way we might want it to?  How is praying different from making a wish?

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Here are the questions and answers for the test stuff we learned on September 22nd.


 In explaining the way we represent Jesus to others, the Bible says that all Christians are “ambassadors for Christ.”


 In our everyday lives, we keep God’s name ‘hallowed” when we seek to live in accordance with God’s Word.


 F (FALSE) The disciples made up the Lord’s Prayer in honor of Jesus


Hallowed             to be kept holy, to be honored
Accordance        when things match, or go together in harmony

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Here is what we went over for our December Lord’s Prayer test on September 15th.

Prayer –to call upon or make a request to God.

Jesus often used parables as teaching stories (the word ‘parables’ is the word students will need to know to fill in the blank).

The Lord’s Prayer has seven petitions.  Jesus taught us to ask God for what we need.

TRUE Jesus told us we should pray to God.

TRUE Prayer is the means by which we communicate to God.


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Help

“ST. PAUL CONFIRMANDS” board in the hallway is missing pictures from 2010 and 2011. If you have an 8x10 or just a snapshot, please bring to the office, we can copy and return to you.

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Directions

Saint Paul Church is located on the south-east corner of East Bagley Road and Eastland Road in Berea, Ohio.

Our address is: 276 East Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio 44017

From the north take I-71 South to the Bagley Road exit, turn west (right) on Bagley Road, drive 1 mile, the church will be on the left.

From the south take I-71 North to the Bagley Road exit, turn west (left) on Bagley Road, drive 1 mile, the church will be on the left.

From the east or west take I-480 to I-71 South, to the Bagley Road exit, turn west (right) on Bagley Road, drive 1 mile, the church will be on the left.

Parking lot off Eastland Road

Map

Listen To Us

Sermons

Sermon August 17, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon August 10, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon August 3, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon July 27, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon July 20, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon July 13, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon July 6, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon June 29, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon June 22, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon June 14,2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon June 8, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Music

What A Savior L Morella 8-17-2014

Eternal Father Strong To Save Congregation 8-10-2014

Ladamus Te M Ghrist & S Metivier - Sopranos 8-3-2014

Give To Jehovah D Young - Baritone 8-3-2014

Vocalise T Jelen -Bassoon 7-27-2014

Et Incarnatus Est C Euype -Soprano, L Foster -Flute, L Cormack -Oboe, T Jelen -Bassoon 7-27-2014

Minuet L Forster & L Cormack -Flutes 7-27-2014

Come Ye Disconsolate C. Coughlin 7-20-2014

Kyrie C. Coughlin 7-20-2014

How Beautiful C. Cain & M. Montag 7-13-14

America D. Young & Congregation 7-6-2014

For The Beauty Of The Earth P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin, S. Siebert Flute Trio 7-6-2014

Trio#1 Allegro P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin, S. Siebert Flute Trio 7-6-2014

Be Thou My Vision P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin, S. Siebert Flute Trio 7-6-2014

The Kingdom Of The Lord B. Hendrix & S. Crawford 6-29-2014

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus Worship Team 6-22-2014

Bist Du Bei Mir S. McLaughlin 6-22-2014

There Is Joy In The Lord Worship Team 6-22-2014

Beautiful Savior L. Hines 6-15-2014

Special duet L. Morella & B Goette 6-8-2014

Allegro P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin & S. Siebert 6-1-2014

Blessed Assurance P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin & S. Siebert 6-1-2014

Savior Like A Shepard Lead Us P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin & S. Siebert 6-1-2014

With Each Passing Moment Covenant Choir 6-1-2014

America The Beautiful L. Heins, M. Kellerstrass, P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin, E. Tully 5-25-2014

American Medley Faithful Ringers 5-25-2014

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God L. Heins, M. Kellerstrass, P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin, E. Tully 5-25-2014

Dona Nobis Pacem Choir Fire 5-25-2014

The Stars And Stripes Forever L. Heins, M. Kellerstrass, P. Kelly, S. McLaughlin, E. Tully 5-25-2014

Go Light Your World Covenant Choir 5-18-2014

Kyrie and Glory To God Worship Team & Congregation 5-11-2014

God Is Good All The Time Worship Team 5-11-2014

Then I Met The Master Praise Choir 5-11-2014

Christ Hath A Garden Covenant Choir 5-4-2014

Extra

Colors of Grace Good Friday Cantata 4-18-2014

The Apostle's Creed

The Lords Prayer

The Nicene Creed

Mission

Sheep and Goats for August—

Love INC
Love In the Name of Christ (Inc) is a ministry that partners with local churches, volunteers, agencies and community organizations to help meet needs. Through Love INC churches and individual members of the Body of Christ come together, cross denominational walls to provide help to those facing crisis
situations in their lives. In 2013, they received 3,598 phone calls. They helped 3,412 individuals with 1,983 needs met. Their total goods and services for the year was $237,060.

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Our Music

Saint Paul church offers a wide variety of liturgical music and has choirs and music groups for all ages. You can choose to attend services with traditional or contemporary music most Sundays.

Check out the "Listen To Us" tab

Traditional Services This Month:

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Outreach Programs

St. Paul has many programs and projects that impact the local community as well as the greater world beyond our neighborhood. Many of our members and friends are not aware of these efforts, and the great opportunities they present to show Christ’s love to others. Here are some of them:

  • Adopt a Platoon: Dave Hall is the coordinator. This project collects cash and material donations. The product is “Care Packages” sent to an isolated US Military unit overseas. “Adopt A Platoon” is a National Organization. See www.adoptaplatoon.org/. We have had about 10 different groups over the years since 2002.
  • Community Meal: In cooperation with other Berea churches offers meals on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM to community members. The community meal is currently being held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
  • Fair Trade Coffee and chocolate sales: Marianne and Bob Trausch are the coordinators. Proceeds go to benefit Lutheran World Relief and the coffee is OUTSTANDING! Watch for Bob in the hallway outside the church office between services.
  • Habitat for Humanity: This program provides decent, affordable housing to dramatically change a family's life. The cycle of poverty is broken, health, physical safety and security improve, educational and job prospects increase, a sense of stability and dignity grows and money is freed up for other essential needs. Many of our members work on local building projects. John and Mary Evans serve as fund raising coordinators and also in many other roles.
  • Just Like Home: Provides support to Baldwin Wallace college students who sign up to be a part of the group.
  • Meals On Wheels: St. Paul’s provides the kitchen facilities for this critical local outreach program that provides meals (at a nominal fee) to shut ins and the elderly throughout Berea and adjacent towns. Contact the office if you are able to help with meal delivery or other assistance.
  • Pre-School: The Early Education Center provides a quality Christian education for children 3 - 5 years old and offers support and guidance for parents.
  • Redeemer Crisis Center: is a ministry serving low income families with meals and the necessities of life. Located on the near west side. We help serve meals, pack groceries and have an ongoing clothing collection. Contact the office if you would like to help.
  • Sheep & Goats: This is a project to collect an extra offering in response to the challenge in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25. “Whatever you did for the least of these …”. A different social concern is chosen every month and all donations for the month go there. Recipients have included Lutheran Metro Ministry
  • Support for Providence House: Cindy Cain coordinates donations and special projects. Providence house is one of the nation's oldest operating crisis nurseries offering emergency shelter and care to children who are actively at risk for abuse and neglect due to family crisis.
  • Youth outreach: TORCH - This is a Saturday program where youth groups from several local churches join forces to help needy people and congregations in the Cleveland area. The kids meet with leaders in the morning and groups are dispatched to places like the LMMO Mens’ shelter on Lakeside and St. Herman’s monastery. They all meet back at the starting point for pizza around dinner time. Adult helpers are always needed! Contact Pastor Tom for more info.

Our Pastors

Rev Tom Henderson

Senior Pastor - Rev. Tom Henderson x202

E-mail: thenderson@stpaulberea.org

 

 

 

Pastor Pam Kelly Associate Pastor - Rev. Pam Kelly x208

E-mail: Pkelly@stpaulberea.org

 

Staff

Director of Music Ministry - Lois Hines x210

E-Mail: Music@stpaulberea.org

Director of Children’s Ministry - Susan Moore x207

E-Mail: children@stpaulberea.org

Assistant Organist - Richard Densmore

Worship Leader - Barbara Tibbitts

Children/Cherub Choirs - Linda Forster

Office - Sherrill Crawford & Rae Batig x200

E-mail: officestaff@stpaulberea.org

Bookkeeper - Lynnette Ozanich

Nursery Care Provider - Gail Brandt

Pastor's Letter

Dear Friends,

I hope you will take the time to look at the various pictures taken at Vacation Bible School. They are located on the Sunday School bulletin board on the hallway by the far set of doors. VBS was held July 7-11 with the theme ‘Weird Animals’. Through Bible stories, songs, crafts, and even snacks the children learned: Day 1- Even When You Are Left Out…Jesus Loves You, Day 2- Even When You Are Different… Jesus Loves You, Day 3- Even When You Don’t Understand…Jesus Loves You, Day 4- Even Though You Do Wrong… Jesus Loves You, Day 5- Even When You Are Afraid- Jesus Loves You. The children also had an opportunity to share with others. Each day a collection of food and school supplies was received for the local community and change was collected for clean water projects in India. We were blessed with 147 children ages 3-10, 65 helpers ages 11-16, and 68 adults (we’ll just leave their ages be) as well as Captive Free, a group of college age students who spend a year sharing ministry throughout the United States with Lutheran Youth Encounter. The children came from 29 different congregations as well as some with no church affiliation. Each year our VBS has grown under the direction of Susan Moore, our Director of Children’s Ministries. It was great to see so many people work together to make things flow smoothly. It was a blessed week.
God bless,

Pastor Henderson

Preschool

Philosophy of the Center

St. Paul Early Education Center is a non-profit Christian center for young children and their families.  It is a place where chil­dren are encouraged to develop their own unique, individual skills and talents. The center provides a healthy, loving child-centered environment to aid young children in their social, emotional, physi­cal, intellectual and spiritual growth. Programs to support and encourage par­ents of young children are also provided as an integral part of our program.

Staff

The school is governed by a Board of Di­rectors comprised of nine members, two of whom are parents of children in the early education center.

Our faculty has been carefully selected for experience and love of children.  All teachers have an Early Childhood Education degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  All assistant teachers have experience and an Early Childhood Education degree or certification from the Department of Human Services.

Schedule/Program

We will follow the vacation schedule of the Berea Public Schools September—May.

3’s        M—T               9:15 — 11:15 am
*After Christmas       9:15  –  11:45 am
4’s        W-Th-F          9:15 — 11:45 am
Pre-K   T-W-Th-F      12:30 —   3:00 pm

An average day at the center includes, but is not limited to: art, music, dramatic play, language development, listening skills, large and small motor activities, creative play and Bible stories. There is also time for a snack, occasional field trips and special visitors.

Tuition

Supply/Registration fee: $40 per family plus $10 for each additional child.

2 day 3’s         2  hours             $85 monthly
(after Christmas 2 1/2 hrs)
3 day 4’s         2 1/2  hours      $110 monthly
4 day Pre-K       2 1/2  hours      $130 monthly  
If a second child attends, his/her tuition is reduced $10 each month.
Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Scholarships

There are a limited number of scholarships avail­able to assist with tuition. Decisions, based on need, are made by the Scholar­ship Com­mittee. All information is kept confidential within the Scholarship Committee. An application is included in each enrollment packet.

Enrollment Information

· A non-refundable fee of $40 per family plus $10 for each additional child registered is due with the application.

· Children must be 3 by October 1 for the 3-year-old class and 4 by October 1 for the 4-year-old or Pre-K class — or have the approval of the director.

· All children must be toilet trained.

· For further information or to schedule an appointment for observation, call St. Paul Lutheran Church at 440.243.1144.

Currently there are openings in each class.

Scripture Readings For This Month

August 3, 2014

Isa 55:1-5, Ps 145:8-9, 14-21, Rom 9:1-5, Matt 14:13-21

August 10, 2014

1 Kings 19:9-18, Ps 85:8-13, Rom 10:5-15, Matt 14:22-33

August 17, 2014

Isa 56:1,6-8, Ps 67, Rom 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matt 15:[10-20] 21-28

August 24, 2014

Isa 51:1-6, Ps 138, Rom 12:1-8, Matt 16:13-20

August 31, 2014

Jer 15:15-21, Ps 26:1-8, Rom 12:9-21, Matt 16:21-28

Vacation Bible School

VBS THANKS-
          As you have probably heard, our 2014 “Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind” VBS was a week enjoyed by all.  It was truly a joyful, blessed week. We had the privilege of hosting over 200 young people and 60 adults participated in some capacity.  We sang songs, danced, listened to Bible stories, watched puppet shows, made crafts, enjoyed snacks, played games, and spent time in Bible Adventures.  We participated in two outreach projects, met new friends, and had lots of fun.  We were so pleased to have children join us from 29 different churches.  
          We were fortunate to have a wonderful Youth Encounter group called Captive Free join us for the week.  Paul, Zach, Joanna, Holly, Kelsi, and Elyse helped to fill our church with great songs, dances and puppet shows.  These young people came from Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, and North Carolina. They spend one year traveling across the country helping to spread God’s word through their music.  They truly helped to make our week one with lots of great memories.  We had the Sanctuary rocking!
          We ended our week with a pizza picnic lunch and enjoyed a closing program with Jungle Terry with all of our VBS families and friends.  I hope that you will take a minute to see all of the pictures from our week together.  They are displayed on the bulletin board by the second set of doors.  You will get a first hand look at our children, teens and adults in action.
          I also want to thank the children, youth, and adults that helped to build our float and walked in the Berea Grindstone Parade.  During our VBS week, our 11 on up youth volunteers had a pizza and swim party and on Friday evening, we concluded our VBS activities with a family picnic at the pavilion at Coe Lake.  Thanks to all who attended our events and helped to make this such a special week.
          A project such as this could never be accomplished without the joining together of so many people with so many different gifts. I want to thank our congregation for their continued support of our Vacation Bible School program. I thank you for giving so generously of your time, talents, and loving care to the children that were given to us for our VBS week.  Thank you for reaching out and sharing God’s word and love to so many children from St. Paul and our local communities.  I hope that you know how much I appreciate all that you have given to our VBS program.  It could not have been done without all of you!  God bless you.
                                                       Susan Moore

 

Youth Activities

Soak Up the Son—6:30 pm in the Youth Room for 7th—12th grades
August 3 Why does God let bad things happen?
Huntington Beach
August 10 What does God think about war?
Swimming party—at Pastor Henderson’s
August 17 Stay tuned for details