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October 2015 & friend us on facebook at John-Paul Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran and St. John Lutheran, Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio
Our Vision: To be a vibrant, Spirit-filled people, participating in Gods work in the world.
Mission: Loving God and loving neighbor, we witness to Christs saving grace, that others may believe and find life.

Bible Readings for whole church,

From Pastor Chris

May Gods Word guide you in starting
each day. May you breath deeply of
Gods Spirit breath and find strength,
and beauty. Find a quiet place each
morning and Just Breathe.

Exploring the BibleGenesis:

Week of October 4 Genesis Chapters 3
Week of October 11 Genesis Chapters 4-7
Week of October 18 Genesis Chapters 8-9

Morning Meditation Just Breathe

Breathe in Spirit breath of light,
New beginning, souls delight.
Breathe out Darkness, worry, fear
Relaxing tensions, God is here.
Breathe in Spirit breath of peace
Creations beauty, Souls release
Breathe out night of angers pain
Past regrets and sins dark stain.
Breathe in Spirit breath so true
Saviors love, and life made new.
Breathe outSpirit breath on all
Be Christs light, your daily call.

Genesis Bible Study Opportunities

Sunday morning, 9 a.m., St. Paul
Pre-K-6, Basement
7-8 grade, Mallorys Office
Sr. High, Pastor Chriss Office
Young Adult, Fellowship hall, couch area
Adult, Fellowship hall, by the coffee
Sunday evening, 7 p.m., St. John
Adult, Parish Hall

Special Events
Community Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 28th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Costume Parade, Puppet Show, Games, Food, Haunted House
Prep TimesWeds., 7-8 p.m., October 7, 14, 21
Set up on Tuesday evening, October 27th, 6:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12 and friends are invited to help!
Congregationsplease bring donations of candy, cookies, and cupcakes.


October 2015

Special Events, cont.

Garden Meeting

Daniel Plan

Sunday, October 4th

11:15 (or following worship)
Many thanks to all participants! Gods abundant gifts were shared
and enjoyed by many.
Lifeline Screening
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Call 1-888-653-6441 or visit to schedule your appointment.

The Daniel Plan Group is making a come

back in! The Daniel Plan is a faith based
plan to guide you to a healthier lifestyle. Forty
days to a healthier life! No calorie counters,
gym memberships, or prepackaged meals.
Achieve physical, spiritual, and emotional
well-being with this bible based program!
Drawing on the story of the prophet Daniel
we will look at five essential concepts--faith,
food, fitness, focus, and friends--to help you
reach a healthy lifestyle rooted in God. Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends. (All
participants from the Spring class are encouraged to attend and go through the classes again!) For more information call or text
Linda Merckens at 419-707-2212.

Operation Christmas ChildConcert

Sunday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church of Perrysburg
Jaki Steward, an orphan from Guatemala who received a shoebox when she was 5, will come
and share her life changing story with us. The Christian band Alanna Story, who has performed both nationally and internationally, will also be with us to make it an evening of inspiration, worship and praise. Come experience an evening to remember! Invite your family,
friends, relatives, and anyone else you can think of. We're praying for over 1000 people to attend. Sign up on the Events Board, or see Pastor Chris if you would like to go with her.


classes will be offered once a month (every
third Monday) starting in September and continuing through
the month of May.

Next Class: Monday, October 19

Time: 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Location: St. Paul Lutheran
To Register: Call 419-734-935
A light family meal will be provided at each session;
Kids activities provided in our Dug Out


October 2015

Special Events, cont.

Dueling Piano Night
Saturday, November 7th, 5 p.m.
The Danbury Laker Athletic Boosters is holding their 2nd Annual DUELING PIANO NIGHT fundraiser at St. Mary's Hall on Saturday, November 7. Doors open at 5 PM with dinner starting at 6
PM and entertainment starting at 7 PM. The cost is $25 per person which includes your meal, soda, and snacks. There will be a cash bar for draft and canned beer, wine, bottled and mixed beverages. There will be bingo, sideboards, and 50/50 drawings. If you would like more information,
call Linda Merckens at 419-707-2212. If we purchase 10 tickets at a time, we can reserve a table!
That would be a Lutheran table at St. Mary's Hall on November 7! Call ASAP so a table can be

Dartball League

Fall Bishops Conference

St. Paul and St. John

Thursday, October 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 5Bellevue @ St. Paul

St. John Lutheran Church, Rocky Ridge

Oct. 12Faith Mem. @ St. Paul

All are invited, and council members are encouraged to attend.

The Bishop would also like 2 teens (13-18)and 2 young adults (1929) from each congregation to attend.

Oct. 19@ Castalia

Oct. 26Venice 3 @ St. Paul
Nov. 2Sandusky @ St. Paul
No ham sale for St. John this year

Fall Chicken Dinner

Wed. Nov. 11, 4-6:30 pm
Mark your calendars

We will have Dinner Church worshiphmmm!

The theme is Expect to be Surprised! Please let Pastor Chris
know by October 15th, if you are able to attend. (A freewill offering will be received for the meal.)
Group Bike RideIs anyone interested in a group bike ride? Maryann
Laubner and Linda Merckens are trying to get a group together to take a
ride on one of our great bike trails. This would probably take place in the
Spring. Don't worry, we will look for flat, paved trails with perfect warm,
springtime weather and the wind at our backs! Call Linda at 419-7072212 or Maryann at 419-798-5791.

Bible & Discipleship Studies

Sunday Morning Adult Study 9:00 a.m., study of the Beatitudes
Womens Bible Studies (WELCA All women are invited to participate! )
St. John Women meet on second Wednesday at 2:00 pm
St. Paul Women will meet 3rd Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Weekly Wednesday Bible Study Meeting at 11:00 at St. Pauls fellowship hall.
Sundays at 9 am at St. Paul for all agesstudy of Genesis
Sunday evenings at 7 pm for Adultsstudy of Genesis

Please, if you drop your land

line or change your phone
number or address, please
notify the church office. We
dont want to lose you in the


October 2015

Side-by-Side Youth Page

In St. Paul Youth Group we will try to help others and ourselves grow in their faith while promoting a
safe environment to share our thoughts and ideas. -Senior High Youth

Community Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 28th, 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Paul
Costume Parade, Puppet Show, Games, Hayride, Food, Haunted House
Prep TimesWeds., 7-8 p.m., October 7, 14, 21
Set up on Tuesday evening, October 27th, 6:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12 and friends are invited to help!

7th & 8th Confirmation

Wednesdays at 6 pm

Operation Christmas ChildConcert

Sunday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church of Perrysburg

Sundays at 9 am

Jaki Steward, an orphan from Guatemala who received a

September 30 & October 7thThe Luther Movie

shoebox when she was 5, will come and share her life chang-

October 14Reformation, Book of Concord, Grace

October 21Sacrament of Holy Communion
October 27Help set up for the Halloween Party
October 28Work at the Halloween Party
(arrive 5:30 pm)

ing story with us. The Christian band Alanna Story, who has
performed both nationally and internationally, will also be
with us to make it an evening of inspiration, worship and praise.

They are hoping for 1000 people to attend! Sign

up on the Events Board, or see Pastor Chris

if you would like to go with her.

November 4Sacrament of Holy Baptism

November 11 @ 18The Lords Prayer
November 25Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Sunday School News for all ages

Exploring the BibleGenesis

Senior High
Side-by-Side Youth
Youth Sunday
1st Sun. of each Month
Sign up on the easel on the ramp at church to help
with greeting, ushering, lecturing (reading). See Pastor Chris if you can help with Special Music or childrens message.

Pre-K-6, Basement
7-8 grade, Mallorys Office
Sr. High, Pastor Chriss Office
Young Adult, Fellowship hall, couch area
Adult, Fellowship hall, by the coffee
Parentsenjoy learning while your children are
in Sunday School:)


October 2015

Serving in Christs Name

Noisy OfferingThe Noisy Offering this month will be October 11th for Ottawa County Holiday Bureau. Thank you!
Celebration ChorusPractice Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (Note new time). See Laurel Berhent if you like to sing!
Council NightOctober 15th at St. Paul; 5:30 Joint Parish Board; 6:15 St. Paul; 7:15 St. John
Danbury Food PantryIf you would like to volunteer at the Pantry come to St. Paul at 8 AM on a distribution Saturday. If
you have any questions call Jan Hirt 419-732-2703 or Rev. Janine Dress 419-265-7298. The food pantry will be held on
October 17th. This month St. Paul is to bring Macaroni & Cheese. St. John is to bring laundry detergent.
Prayer ChainSt. Paul contact Joan Harris at 419-734-3971 or 419-341-6373 or St. John
contact Myra Prokop at 419-798-5101 or
Prayer Shawl MinistryMeeting on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at St. Paul.

Operation Christmas Child

Holiday Bureau

Fill a shoe box with gifts (plus $7 for shipping) and bring joy and the message of
the gospel to children around the world.
What a great way to focus as a family on
the real meaning of Christmas.

Collection Dates Nov. 15, 22, 29

Boxes and info. available at churches or

by contacting Joyce Rhodes
440-739-0579. Due date Nov. 15th.

Basic needs include baking supplies, beverages, cake mixes, cereal, condiments,
cookies, crackers, canned fruit and veg.,
gelatin, pudding, mac & cheese, noodles/
pasta/rice, peanut butter, jelly raisins,
soups, spaghetti sauce, stuffing, sugar free
items, snacks, paper products, toothpaste,
shampoo, soap, TP. Also toys, socks, hats,
mittens. Watch for the mitten tree!

All Saints SundayNovember 4th
You are invited to bring a white flower for our remembrance cross.
Healing PrayersFor anyone who would like individual prayer for needs of any kind, there will be an opportunity following
worship on 2nd Sundays .

Building Friendships
Hospitality LunchDart ball will be hosting lunch on October 25th, after worship.
Not Older, Just Better - Not Older, Just Better is meeting on Monday, October 12th at 11:30 am, at 1812 in Port Clinton. Call Marge at 419-798-8816 if you have questions or need a ride.
Dartball Schedulesee calendar


October 2015

St. john beacon light

For October, 2015
St. John September Council Highlights

St. John church council held the meeting on September 8, 2015 and hosted a cookout using
the new grill. Following dinner the reports of the officers were read except the treasurers because the bank statement had not been received. Old Business:
There was continued discussion about mission opportunities. A motion was made to commit
$500. to the Homerun Parenting Program. Motion passed.
It was moved to use $3,000. from undesignated memorial funds to help build a church for
Pastor Claude in Cameroon. This motion passed and will go before the congregation soon.
Council continues to discuss the Supreme Courts decision on the matter of same sex marriage with thoughtfulness.
New Business:
The council examined the Visioning for the Future spread sheet for 2016-20.
A motion was made to purchase a stole for Pastor Aarons ordination; motion

St. John History Happenings

March 19, 1962- Martin Luther Brotherhood
A motion made by George Benya; seconded by Edwin
Webber was made to buy shuffleboard equipment at approximate cost of $35.60. Motion carried by unanimous

October 10Brad Prokop
October 19Anne Merckens
Baptism Anniversaries:
October 2Iantha Grove
October 19Anne Merckens
October 13Chuck & Ruth Keller

St. John W.E.L.C.A. News

After much discussion and prayerful consideration, some health issues, family concerns and rising costs, we
will not be making ham loaves this year. Thank you to everyone who has supported this project and to all
who enjoyed our ham loaves.
Please consider joining our Altar Guild. We are in need of volunteers. You will be paired with a veteran
member to learn our procedures. Please contact Myra Prokop 419.798.5101 or Margaret Stellhorn
419.798.4649 if you would consider serving our congregation in this way or to ask any questions. Husband
and wife teams welcomed.
Our next meeting is October 14, 2015 in the Parish Hall at 2:00. Please consider joining us for our meeting
and Bible study. This months study is from Psalm 13.


October 2015

St. Paul Lutheran Church Messenger

October 2015
St. Paul Lutheran Church Messenger
August 2015 budget highlights:
General FundsGeneral Fund income
General Fund expense
Restricted FundsRestricted Funds income
Restricted Funds expense
St. Paul Council Highlights of September 10, 2015 meeting.
-Pastors report-We will participate in the Christmas Child
Program. Gods Work, Our Hands Service September 20th.
Home Run Parenting monthly September thru May.
-St. Paul will purchase a Stole for Pastor Aaron.
-CIMS re-quote would need new computer for program only,
licensing $2000.00
-Charlie Scott will reach out to the community to assist with
snow plowing.
-Tammy Davis and Jim Deer will represent St. Paul on the
Visioning team.
-Ryan Chapman will replace Seth French as the Youth Member.
-The Peach Social will continue for next year.
-Sunday School begins September 13th with Rally Day.
-The Chorus is starting up again for the Fall.
-Masonry work at Aarons Office will be completed by Fall
-The Kitchen tile will be repaired, as will the heat exchanger.
-The doors for Sanctuary will be 6 panel steel doors from
McMillian Mill Work.

Rev. Ted Stellhorn passed away on September 1st and his

funeral was September 5th at Zion Lutheran Church in
William Klaehn, Jr. passed away on September 6th and his
funeral was September 11th at St. Paul. May God comfort all
who mourn their passing.

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Attention all women of the church.
-The October 6th at 10 am we will meet to assemble the Lutheran
World Relief Kits. Anyone is invited to help. Please see information on kits below.
-WELCA will meet on Thursday, October 15th at 1:00 PM. The
Slow Faith Series for October is Make Haste, O Lord. Bring
your October Gather magazine. After the Bible study, we will
have a brief business meeting followed by refreshments. You
are invited!
-On October 19th at 2:00 pm the Women of the Church and anyone who would like to join us will go to Riverview to host the
Bingo game.
-The North Central Conference of Women of the ELCA Fall Gathering will be October 24th at St. Peter Lutheran Church
(Blackberry). Registration must be in by October 19th. Please see
Louise Rogers for registration. Check out the posters.
The Monthly Project contributions for October are: macaroni &
cheese, bath size bar soap, 8 x 10 70 sheet ruled school tablet.

WELCA Projects
Why send personal care kits- When LWR distributes Personal Care Kits, its often to people who have lost
everything. In the wake of an earthquake, or having fled from violence as their homes were overtaken, they
clasp a towel from a faraway place, with a bar of soap, a toothbrush and washing up, they know that they
have not been forsaken.
Why send baby kits- A Baby Care Kit from LWR is like a promise. It says to that baby, Your need will not be
neglected. You matter to us. When you send baby care kits, you provide encouragement by welcoming these
little ones into an international community that cares. Baby Care kits are distributed as part of emergency
and relief efforts, to be sure, but they are also given out as part of LWR health initiatives to encourage women to seek prenatal care. One such initiative in Mali provided training for local prenatal health care workers
who were given Baby Care kits to distribute when they assisted with births. These kinds of programs help
more babies in rural, poor areas receive a healthy start in life.
Why send school kits- To the children who receive School Kits, these supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a
few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford. And when parents
can only afford to send one of their children to school, girls rarely get priorityyet the education level of
mothers has the biggest impact on development.


October 2015


Wedding Anniversary

17 Scott & Stephanie Bradbee

1 Paul Hallier

2 Perry & Debbie Geller

18 Bill & Marian Hirt, Doug & Cindy Waugh

2 Denise Coles, Cassidy Rhodes

3 Jennifer & Eric Ringeisen

21 Charles & Melanie Hallier

4 Eugene Covey

5 Tom & Stacey Manuella

22 Eugene & Shawn Covey

5 Perry Geller, Jr., Kassandra Oxendale

Richard & Karen McLaughlin

23 Joseph & Tammy Bartzen

10 David Owen, Susan Smith

6 Andrew & Hannah Turinsky

25 Tim & Debra White

11 Lisa Monak, Tammy Bartzen

7 Jennifer & Charles Wentzel

Steven & Rachel Fannin

29 Jim & Marge Pahl

12 Nathan Lowien, Mia McDonald

Oct. 4

Oct. 11

Oct. 18

Oct. 25


Nancy Kihlken

Norma Kihlken

Laurel Berhent



Jim Deer

Vicky Doski

David Hirt

Laurel Berhent


Erik Wadsworth Shirley

LaCumsky, AbDaniel Lambert
by Cameron,
Jack Easton
Betty Kovach

LaCumsky, David Hirt, Chrissy

Coni Ann
Limpert, Jim
and Dee Warren


Brendon Mullins Nolan Chapman / Maddie

Abby Cameron

Mason French

Daniel Lambert / Erik


13 Jack Peters, Kelsey Pepa

14 John Christiansen, Abram Sandvick
15 Betty Hornbeck
16 Luco Manuella
18 Ruth Ann Henninger
19 Jessica Mahler, Betty Dubbbert
20 Lloyd Dayton
23 John Rhodes
25 Charleigh Steinbrick, Stacey Manuella
26 Laura Smucker

Kenneth Kerik

28 Dalton Chapman
29 Morgan Scott, Ralph Dubbert, Jr.


Dart ball

Steeple Lighting

30 Betty Biers

Roland & Laurel Berhent

31 Dave Hirt, Carson Steinbrick

Baptismal Anniversary
5 Mark Owen
7 Addison Trang Coles
10 Heather Lambert, Douglas Waugh

Assisting Minister, All of October

Kirk Gangl,

Altar Guild, All

of October
Counters, All of

11 Lori Urban
17 Tegan Allison
18 Audrey Dayton
22 Eugene Covey

Kirk Gangl,

Kirk Gangl,

Kirk Gangl,

Shelley Seamon, Shelley SeaShirley

mon, Shirley

Shelley Seamon, Shirley


Shelley Seamon, Shirley


Deb White,

Deb White,

Deb White,

Deb White,

26 Mark Sandvick,
Tim Stobie

Let us hold up in prayer: Barb Agne, Barb Batcha, Joan Benya, Cleo Bodi, Mary Butchko, Ben
Chapman, Karen Cieslak, Gary Cover, Rebecca Dress, Betty Dubbert, Jack Easton, Rosemarie Fiala,
David Heinzl, Bill Hirt, Steve Hosko, Ruth Keller, Nelf Kimerline, Lydia Lammers, Joyce Linder, Rev
Sarah MacDonald, Sandra Reep, Kathy Stine, Sarah Tanner, Janet Vodicka, Gordon Wahlers, Sally
Willis, Steve Young, Kim Zachariah. We pray for all family and friends in the armed forces. We pray
for all who stand in need of healing, hope, and forgiveness.

29 Kaitlyn Mackey

Altar Flowers on October 11thfrom Sandra Reep in memory of Gary

24 Ezekiel French
25 Linda Guiher


October 2015

Ancestors corner
The Cronenwett Connection with St. John and St. Paul Churches
Remembering Esther Cronenwett
Submitted by Bernel Lowien
As everyone knows George Cronenwett was a circuit rider for the Danbury and other
areas to bring the Gospel to the early settlers. His time performing this service must have
been only three or four years as he settled in Woodville in 1841 and the German Lutheran
Church of Danbury was founded in 1845. He certainly must have had much influence on the
early church founders.
Contrary to popular belief I am not old enough to have known Pastor Cronenwett, but
I did become friends with his granddaughter Esther. I met Pastor Cronenwetts son, George
H.T., for a brief time as I was very young and at the time he was quite ill and was being
cared for by his daughter Esther.
Esther had attended the Bush Conservatory of Music in Chicago. She taught at the
Toledo Conservatory of Music for twenty years. After that she and her father moved to
Lakeside where she taught private piano lessons. (Her father passed in 1945). Esther became very active at St. John Lutheran Church in Marblehead. She, for a time, played the organ and was very active in the Sunday School and the Ladies groups.
I was attending catechism class at the time, the class included Florence Shirley, Joann
Gresh Carrenger, Beatrice Merril Buckley (who was a ward of Esther), Arthur Webber, Arthur Mras, and myself, Bernell Lowien. Quite often we had a guest Marjorie Fish who was a
dear friend of Beatrices (Marjorie did not join the church and some years later became my
Quite often we met at Esthers home as during the winter months, if we used the Parish, someone would have to start the fire in the heating stove. It was much easier to meet in
someones home. Finally after three years of classes and two public examinations, we were
confirmed in 1947.
After pastor Eckhoffs death Esthers friend Dr. Lindeman from Woodville served St.
John as a supply pastor for a while.
Esther passed on November 26, 1976. The obituary in the paper stated that the funeral
would be held at the Gerner and Wolf funeral home, but as I remember it was changed to be
held at St. John Church in Marblehead. Only two cousins were listed as surviving. Probably
there were two dozen or less people at the funeral. St. John Council members served as pall
The service was held at St. John after which the funeral procession went to Solomon
Lutheran Church at Woodville, Ohio where Esthers grandfather George Cronenwett was
pastor for many years. The casket was taken into the Sanctuary where a short service was
held. The service then continued to the family plot in the Woodville cemetery.
NoteIn her later years Esther married Valentine Hainen, he died in 1965.


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