This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Daniel 12:1−3; Hebrews 10:11–25; Mark 13:1–13


November 11 – Pentecost XXV (Proper 27B) – Put not your trust in princes” (Psalm 146:3a). Neither stake yourself upon congresses or courts or physicians or popular opinions. None of these delays even their own death and only hastens the demise of others. Turn away from their life-shortening ways and take refuge instead in the God who made the universe. He who formed your body watches over the hopeless. He lifts up the lowly and saves life still. Lord Jesus, deliver into abundant and everlasting life all who cry out in desperation. Amen.


Order Your LSSI Justice Bread Today: Your choices are: Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin and Pumpkin will be available to order between worship services for $3.50. 

Not too Late to Turn in Pledge Cards: Pledge cards are located on the glass case in the narthex, the front desk in the church office or on the counters in the hall.

Youth Pumpkin Painting & Card Making: On Sunday, November 18 we will be painting pumpkins as table     decorations for a local charity and making cards for our shut in church members. Meet during Sunday School time in the Youth Loft either after you attend the first service or before you go to the second service.

Community Open House November 18: On Sunday, November 18, A Community Open House will be held in the Nerger Room at noon, after the 11am Matins Service. We will have information going out to our neighborhood on this event. This will give our neighborhood an opportunity to get to know our church and school. Tours, etc... will be provided. Please join us in welcoming our neighbors.

Church Decorating Saturdays Dec. 1 & 15: Join in and lend a hand to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. We do not have a group that does this yearly. It is done by       volunteers. We need both men and women, because there is some heavy lifting. On Dec. 1 at 9am we’ll be assembling and decorating the trees along with hanging the garland and wreaths. On Dec. 15 at 9am, we raise the   banners, the Nativity is set up, and poinsettias arranged. You’ll enjoy the fellowship!

15th Gingerbread Lane Cookie Walk Dec. 2: Join us Sunday, December 2,  9:30-11am in the Nerger Assembly Room -The Ladies Aid ‘delightful cookie’ callers will be contacting the ‘never-fail’ cookie bakers the next few weeks requesting three dozen (one batch) of Christmas homemade cookies. Proceeds will finance the Wyneken window in Founders Room.

City of Churches Tour, Friday, December 7th: Join Fort Wayne for its 3rd Annual Tour from 6pm-10pm. Visit downtown area churches or help with St. Paul’s tour! Volunteer by contacting Claire Fickenscher at 452-3473. Share your nativity scene by contacting Nicole Busarow, 920-360-3487. Or provide Christmas cookies, cider by contacting Carole Radtke, 483-0650. Sign up at the front desk.

Front Desk Volunteers Needed Sundays: Consider helping out at either worship service once a month working the front desk. Contact Karen Johnson at 255-9140 for more information.

8th Graders D.C. Cake Roll Fundraiser: The 8th graders are selling Audrey's Cake Rolls to help fund their Washington, D.C. Class Trip!   These gourmet cake rolls come in 12 different flavors and are perfect desserts for Holiday gatherings and parties.  The Cake Rolls come frozen, and can be stored in the freezer until you are ready to use them at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The Cake Rolls will be delivered to you before Thanksgiving. Please find an 8th grader or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to purchase a cake roll! Place your order now before the final date.  

Christmas Poinsettias for the Sanctuary: Poinsettia plants will once again add to the beauty of the chancel for our Christmas services.  Your donation will help to cover the cost of these flowers and purchase new Christmas decorations for next year.  Please consider leaving a donation in the mailbox marked church office/miscellaneous and note in the memo area of your check “Christmas Poinsettias.”

St. Paul’s Guide Book & Directories for 2018: It’s that time again to provide your most current address, phone number and e-mail by filling out the green insert located on the glass case in the narthex or on the front desk in the church office.  You may even call the church office. If you work at or own a business, please consider placing an ad in this frequently used guide book.

Higher Things for Our High School Youth: Are you interested in joining hundreds of other teenagers in receiving God's gifts and studying Scripture? Join the Youth Group as it travels to Higher Things in Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL from July 2-July 5. The cost for each student is $75. Please contact Pastor Smith by January 6th if you would like to attend!

Bring in Your Extra 2019 Calendars for LSSI: Give extra 2019 calendars to Lutheran Social Services of Indiana to help with their program, as clients use your calendar to help them schedule appointments and more.