This Week at St. Paul's


March 25 – Palm Sunday/Annunciation of Our Lord – Whose life matters most? Every human being down to the teeniest and feeblest, since God made sure to incarnate Himself as embryo in Mary’s womb and then become completely helpless in crucified execution. How much do they matter? So much that Jesus redeemed them each and all, with His lifeblood as the price. Lord Jesus Christ, bring forth Your name from our lips so that it draws all people to You. Amen.


Join Us During Holy Week! Maundy Thursday, March 29 with Divine Service at Noon & 7:00 p.m. Good Friday, March 30 with Tre Ore Meditation 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Tenebrae Vespers 7:00 p.m. Vigil of Easter Divine Service on Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Divine Services, April 1 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served in the Nerger Assembly Room before first service, beginning at 7am until 8:15am and after first service from 10am until 11am.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this meal with your St. Paul’s family. There will be no Monday services on March 26 & April 2.

Pick Up Your Foil Pans for the Egg Casserole: Pans for making and returning an egg casserole the morning of the breakfast will be available outside the church office for pick up. We will also need donations of white & chocolate milk and muffins. Workers are also needed for the breakfast. Breakfast will be served by our youth before first service, beginning at 7am-8:15am and after first service from 10am-11am.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this meal with your family. Contact Raquel Geller 413-3460 with any questions.  

Attention Youth: Check Out Your Events: Watch your email and texts and mark your calendars for the following upcoming events: Mar 31: High School choir for Easter Vigil (rehearse Good Friday at 3:15), Apr 1:  Serve Easter breakfast, Apr 21:  Another service day at Community Harvest (8:30-11:30 am) Contact Pr. Smith for details.

Want to Help our Congregation Sing Boldly? The Fort Wayne Children's Choir is offering a FREE "Come Try Us" week of rehearsals on March 26-29! Call or e-mail the FWCC at (260) 481-0481 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. The FWCC works to build music literacy and help children have a lifelong skill reading music. Auditions for the choir are in May! See Kantors Fritz or Hildebrand for more information.

St. Paul’s Annual Diaper Drive Bring in Size Newborn, 1 & 2: Diaper Drive season is here. Through generous donations of time, diapers and monies St. Paul’s members have shown Christ’s love in our neighborhood. We will again focus on specific sizes by month though any size is welcome. March sizes 1 & 2, April sizes 3 & 4, May and June sizes 5 & 6 and July sizes toddler/pull-ups. Donations may be brought to the table near the church office. Checks may be made out to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with “Diaper Project” in the memo line. Please contact Renée Wiley, Claire Fickenscher or Dawn Pasche.

Purchase Your School Auction Tickets Now: Tickets are on sale between Sunday services, auction is April 21, 2018 at the Historic Women's Club, 402 W. Wayne St.  Doors open at 5pm, dinner is at 6pm and live auction begins at 7pm.  Tickets are $40 each.                                                                                                                                                                                   

New Sunday Adult Bible Classes Beginning in April: Hearing the Word of God each Lord's day is our pleasure and delight, not only through faithful preaching but also in our Bible class. This Spring we will have not one but two Sunday morning classes, giving you not only a choice of topics but also providing additional space so that more can attend. Both classes will be of limited duration — just four weeks — on April 8, 15, 22, and 29. If you haven't attended a class lately, here's your chance to dip your toe in the water for just a few weeks. The classes are: 1 Corinthians 15: The Great Resurrection Chapter. Taught by Pastor Smith in the Chapel (to the left of the chancel). Stewardship: Must It Really Be the Dreaded Topic? Taught by Dr. Paul Grime in the Nerger Room. Coffee and refreshments will be provided in both locations, so simply head to your preferred destination after the first service.

Golden Heirs Tour the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum: On Thursday, April 26 at 10:30am tour the Firefighters Museum, 226 W. Washington Blvd.  The tour is 1 hour. The cost of the tour is $3, plus lunch at Park Place on the corner of Barr and Main. Meet at the church at 10am to car pool. Please RSVP Carole by April 15.

AMAZONSMILE is Tripling the Donation Rate to St. Paul’s: 3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase! Go to and Amazon donates to St Paul Lutheran Church. Once we select St. Paul’s, we will receive 1.5% of the price of all our eligible purchases, regardless of whether we use our unique AmazonSmile link to return to the site. However, it is recommended that we bookmark and use our link so we don't accidentally shop at instead of Contact the church office with any questions.