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Service Schedule


September 21 and 28, 2014 and October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2014

8:30 AM Worship Service

9:45 Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship Service


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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September Children’s Ministry News

          We want you!  Please mark your calendars.  September 14th is our 1st day of Sunday School and you won’t want to miss it.  Meet some great teachers, old friends and new.  Join the fun as we kick-off our 2014-15 Sunday School year together.  Bring your families and go right down to your classrooms at 9:45 to meet your teachers.  We will help you find your rooms. At 10:30, our children will meet in our Closing Room to conclude our morning together.  At 10:45, we will meet our families outside of Fellowship Hall.  To our old Sunday School friends, we can’t wait to be together with you again.  If you have never been to Sunday School before, we would love to have you join us. We have classes for children ages 3 on up.  See you on September 14th!

          On September 21st, during both worship services, Bibles will be presented to all of our 3’s and our Third graders.  Please call the church office (243-1144) if your child will be participating.  We hope that you will be joining us on this special day for our children and their families.

          September 28th will be our 1st day for Children’s Church.  We hope that you will join us at either the 8:30 or 11:00 Worship.  Children of all ages are welcome and youth are always needed to help our little ones.  Children’s Church will be held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.  We will be having Bible lessons, singing, doing crafts, having puppet shows, and spending time with new friends and old.  Join us!  This is a great way to explore God’s love.  See you on September 28th.

          Bring your backpacks!  As part of our Rally Day, we will be having our blessing of our backpacks.  Please bring them to our 10:00 worship for a special blessing for the new school year ahead.
Snacks Needed-
          With Sunday School beginning on September 14th, we are again in need of snack donations.  Your help is so appreciated.  We serve lots of kids, teens, families and congregation members on a Sunday morning.  Snacks could include cookies, brownies and baked goods, pretzels, goldfish, cheese and crackers or fruit.  Any finger food munchie would be appreciated. These items can be dropped off in the church office or in the Sunday School office.  Thank you so much for all of your continued support of our Children’s Ministry programs.

September Children’s Ministry Calendar


     September 7th 10:00 Bluegrass Worship &
                      Blessing of Backpacks
                      11:15 Rally Day Fellowship Lunch
     September 14th 9:45-10:45 First Day of Sunday

     September 21st 8:30 & 11:00 Bibles are given to
                       all 3’s & Third Graders
                       9:15-10:15 Recorders
                       9:45-10:45 Sunday School

     September 28th 8:30 & 11:00 Children’s Church
                        9:45-10:45 Sunday School




Confirmation News

Confirmation will begin on Sunday, September 14th
with a parent and student meeting in Room K of the Education
wing at 9:45 am. Room K will be our meeting place for the
year. Classes will be on Sunday mornings during the Sunday
School hour and we will talk about The Ten Commandments
and The Apostle’s Creed as the year goes on. Confirmation is
open to all 7th and 8th grade students.


“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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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


Listen To Us


Sermon September 14, 2014 Pastor Pam Kelly

Sermon September 7, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon August 31,2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

Sermon August 24, 2014 Pastor Tom Henderson

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


Kyrie and Glory To God Worship Team 9-14-2014

Will The Circle Be Unbroken JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Just A Closer Walk With Thee JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

On The Wings Of A Dove Mixed Worship Teams with JP & The Chatfield Boys 9-7-2014

I've Been Redeemed Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Down To The River To Pray JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Do Lord JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

I Saw The LightJP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

I'll Fly Away JP & The Chatfield Boys & Combined Worship Teams 9-7-2014

Amazing Grace B and C Ozanich 8-31-2014

Doxology Congregation 8-31-2014

Beautiful Savior B Goette & L Morella 8-24-2014

Meditation French Horn and Organ 8-24-2014

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


Colors of Grace Good Friday Cantata 4-18-2014

The Apostle's Creed

The Lords Prayer

The Nicene Creed


Sheep and Goats for September—

Habitat for Humanity
As of this year our Habitat Crew has built 23 new houses and completed or rehabbed 13 other houses. That has made available, decent affordable housing for 36 low income families. Volunteers, Partner Families, and Greater Cleveland Habitat For Humanity worked together to make it possible. Many of you gave generous donations to help cover the expenses! Thank you!
Currently our crew is rehabbing a 109 year old house at 6924 Clement Ave, Slavic Village. Our Crew Leader, Ron Kear, projects completion near the end of November. Some of our crew may move on in October to rehab a house at 6810 Clement Ave. Our next project!
Greater Cleveland Habitat plans to rehab approximately 16--20 houses in 2015 in 3 different neighborhoods. More details later. Our Partner Families pay $300---$450 per month per mortgage, taxes and insurance: some families will pay off their mortgage in as little as 10 years! This allows a more economical, ecological and comprehensive approach to our affordable housing mission. Habitat estimates more than 30,000 volunteer hours will be logged in 2015 construction season.
We pray that all ministries will be blessed as this one has! John and I know every day how blessed we are that we were sent to St. Paul, and could carry out this ministry that Pastor Tom started.
In His Service Together, Pastor John and Mary Evans

Organ pipes

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

Special Service This Month:

Bluegrass Music September 7, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Traditional Services This Month:

September 14 and 28, 2104 @ 11:00 AM

September 21, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

Contemporary Services This Month:

September 14 and 28, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

September 21, 2014 @ 11:00 AM


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 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

Pastor HendersonSenior Pastor - Rev. Tom Henderson x202 E-mail:





Pastor KellyAssociate Pastor - Rev. Pam Kelly x208





Director of Music Ministry - Lois Hines x210


Director of Children’s Ministry - Susan Moore x207


Assistant Organist - Richard Densmore

Worship Leader - Barbara Tibbitts

Children/Cherub Choirs - Linda Forster

Office - Sherrill Crawford & Rae Batig x200


Bookkeeper - Lynnette Ozanich

Nursery Care Provider - Gail Brandt

Pastor's Letter

Last Sunday I spent an hour with our dedicated Sunday School teachers.  We prayerfully began the process of getting ready to share who Jesus is.  Our theme this year will be, “If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart.”  We asked ourselves the question, “would we change any of our behaviors if Jesus lived inside our hearts?”  I hope you take time to ponder that question for yourself in the next few days.

Then one of us suggested that our theme connected with her school’s program to help our children grow beyond academic knowledge.  She told us the program focused on three ways of being…be responsible, be respectful, be safe. Those are great ways to think about how we are being with one another as we go about our days.  So I want to challenge us to weave these ways of being into our lives as followers of Jesus.    How might we…

Be responsible as a follower of Jesus?  If we split the word into two parts we have a place to start.  We are called to be response-able.  How might we strengthen our response to the calls into which Jesus is nudging us?  We are able to do much…what is one more action we can do to spread Jesus’ love and peace and promises into the world?  What are some of your most cherished abilities?  Could you share one of them with someone in Jesus’ name?

Be respectful as a follower of Jesus?  We can split this word into two as well, respect-full.  Are we full of respect for what God has done in our lives?  Do we respect Jesus’ opinion and hopes for us enough to take a few moments to listen to him every day?  Are we full of respect for the children of God who live and work around us? 

Be safe as a follower of Jesus?  We as adults usually have our physical safety under control.  Yet I wonder about the emotional safety of others.  Do we watch our words so that those around us feel safe enough to share our joys and sorrows?  Do we watch and provide a safe place at church and at home so that others feel they belong?  

I have asked you many questions and hopefully as you think through your answers, you will think of new questions and ultimately new ways of being in Jesus’ name.  May God bless all of your fall adventures.

                                      Pastor Pam


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

September 7, 2014

Ezek 33:7-11, Ps 119:33-40, Rom 13:8-14, Matt 18:15-20

September 14, 2014

Num 21:4b-9, Ps 98:1-4, 1 Cor 1:18-24, John 3:13-17

September 21, 2014

Jonah 3:10- 4:11, Ps 145 1-8, Phil 1:21-30, Matt 20:1-16

September 28, 2014

Ezek 18:1-4, Ps 25:1-9, Phil 2:1-13, Matt 21:23-32

Vacation Bible School

          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

Confirmation News

Confirmation will begin on Sunday, September 14th
with a parent and student meeting in Room K of the Education
wing at 9:45 am. Room K will be our meeting place for the
year. Classes will be on Sunday mornings during the Sunday
School hour and we will talk about The Ten Commandments
and The Apostle’s Creed as the year goes on. Confirmation is
open to all 7th and 8th grade students.