This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Acts 1:12−26; 1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11; John 17:1–11 


May 21 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – Paul reasoned with his deceived neighbors rather than ridiculing them (Acts 17:17, 22ff.). They must have frustrated him, but he believed them just as much coveted creatures of God as himself. May our speaking truth give voice to Gospel hope, show divine gentleness, and share respect received from Jesus (1 Peter 3:15). Lord Jesus, fill our words with Your own. Amen.


Today’s Door Offering—Siberian Lutheran: The Siberian Lutheran Mission Society led by Rev. Andrei Ivolga is working to help support our Siberian Lutheran brethren

Quarterly Voter’s Meeting Today: Join us in the Nerger Room for our Voter’s meeting today between the two worship services. 

Youth Outing to Indiana Tech TODAY: Plan on attending the St. Pau’s youth outing to the Indiana Tech campus this Sunday, May 21 from 12:30-3:30pm. We will enjoy some time in the Andorfer Commons recreation center. Pizza, drinks, and dessert are provided-bowling balls & shoes too!

Attention Young Adults-Married and Single: A group (YAMS) will be going out for lunch after the late service TODAY.  All young adults, married or single, ages 18 to 30-something are welcome. Meet Pr. Smith by the church office following today’s Divine Service and we will go from there.

Pick Up Extra LSSI Justice Bread TODAY: Extra loaves of Justice Bread have been ordered. Pick up your bread today between services.  

Can You Help Our School Reach Our Goal? We are only about $5,000 away from reaching our 2016-17 Lutheran Foundation matching gifts goal to support student scholarships to attend St. Paul's Lutheran School this Fall...can you help? All donations will be endowed for the future and automatically matched dollar for dollar! Any gift amount is appreciated. You can give a secure donation online (, or cash or check accepted in the church or school office  (Checks made out to St. Paul's Lutheran School) designated for the Tuition Assistance Matching Program. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

St. Paul’s FTW Lutheran Softball Games Begin Today: Our team will be playing St. Peter’s today in Kreager Park at 5pm and 6pm. Go St. Paul’s!

Please join our Baby Bottle Campaign Today: Consider taking a baby bottle after the service today. Each dollar helps A Hope Center reach out to men and women dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. A Hope Center serves as a safe place for clients to think through their fears so they can make an educated decision for Life. Bottles will be available in the church foyer. Please return filled bottles by Father’s Day, June 18.

May Diaper Drive Sizes 5 & 6 Needed for June 28 Distribution: Now is the time to drop off diapers for our summer diaper drive.  A table will be set up by the office area.  May sizes needed are size 5 and size 6. This year’s distribution date will be Wednesday, June 28. Other sizes and donations are also greatly appreciated.  Please help us show God’s love to others in our community by giving diapers. 

June 25, July & August Altar Flowers Available: Consider sponsoring the Altar flowers in honor of a special occasion or as a memorial. Refer to the Altar Flower’s binder on the counter near the elevators. Call Lynn Wehrenberg (432-0846) with any questions.

Women’s Chorus & Handbell Choir: Ladies, mark your calendars for Sunday May 28! Kantor Machemer is looking to form a Women's Chorus to sing for services that Sunday. It is a short commitment—only 1 rehearsal! Join us for a single re¬hearsal in the choir room on Wednesday May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Ability to match pitch is required, but ability to read music is not necessary. Kantor Machemer is looking to assemble at least 8 individuals to play handbells for Pentecost Sunday, June 4. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the bells, this is the chance for you! We will have three rehearsals to prepare for the service on Wednesdays May 17, 24, & 31 from 6:30–7:30 in the church balcony. If you are interested e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 586-295-8944

Sign Up & Volunteers Needed for the Pictorial Directory: Sign up for the pictorial directory by visiting our website at and press the blue portrait sign up button. You can also call 423-2496 or sign up between services.  Hosts and hostesses are needed to sign in individuals/families for the photo sessions on May 17 - 20 or June 15 - 17.  3 people are needed each day, Wed-Thurs-Fri, and 4 people on Saturday.  Call Marilyn Schultz, 485-4013. 


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