This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Isaiah 25:6−9; Philippians 4:4–13; Matthew 22:1–14


October 8 – Pentecost XVIII (Proper 22A) – Some suggest that present and potential sufferings justify using death as a solution. Yet even seemingly unredeemable circumstances have hope (Philippians 3:10, 14) because of our Lord’s incarnate presence and resurrection power. Our Almighty Maker never gives up (Matthew 21:36-37, 41) without cultivating life and joy for His people even where all appears lost. Good Shepherd, lead our hearts to find hope and healing in Your promises and to embody Your life and love. Amen.


Today’s Door Offering—Project Timothy: Project Timothy-Kenya, led by Rev. Thomas Aadland, is dedicated specifically to equipping leaders for the dramatically growing church in Africa. To receive his newsletters, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Order Your LSSI Justice Bread Today: Your choices are: Wheat, Garlic Bites, and Cinnamon Raisin. Order your bread today between services and delivery will be Sunday, October 15. The cost is $3/loaf, paid at ordering. Checks should be made out to LSSI. If paying by cash, please have the correct change. 

Help Pack Away Hunger Next Saturday: Help package meals on Saturday, Oct. 14 to benefit our southern neighbors devastated by recent hurricanes and our local Community Harvest. We will need 80 people per shift, 1st shift is 9am–11:30am and 2nd shift is 12:30–3pm.  Donations urgently needed to support this event. Please consider giving to cover the costs of ingredients. Please make checks payable to Pack Away Hunger. For those who like to earn credit card points, you can donate online for our Pack Away Hunger event at: Be sure to specify "St Pauls Ft Wayne" as the Event you are supporting. The church website has also been updated with this link.

Annual Altar Guild Meeting on Oct 14: Ladies, Gentlemen, Couples, Families & Confirmed Youth are invited to our annual Altar Guild meeting next Saturday at 10am in the Founder’s Room at St. Paul’s. We work 3 Sundays per year which includes Monday evening services. You will always work with experienced members. Please join us! New member orientation begins at 9am before the regularly scheduled meeting. 

Cindy Thies, Speaks Thursday on Lesser Known First Ladies: Join the Ladies Aid meeting at St. Paul’s in the Nerger Room as Cindy Thies, amateur filmmaker, presents Lesser Known First Ladies. She will speak about Lucy Webb Hayes, Caroline Scott Harrison and Eliza Johnson on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 1pm. Bring your Mites!

Please Check Out the Martin Luther Display in the Narthex: The glass case in the narthex holds Martin Luther items displayed by Wendy Mader. Please take a look at this historical display.

Celebrate the Reformation with a Commemorative Book: Our own, Rev. Dr. Cameron MacKenzie has written a book called “The Reformation”. This richly illustrated and engagingly written hardback book will be available for the special price of $22.49, a savings of $7.50. If we include shipping, your total price per book will be $24.50. Please sign up at the front desk or call the church office. Place your order by Oct. 11, checks for $24.50 payable to Lilly Lahey. 

Handbells & Men’s Choir Needs You on Nov. 5 & 19: Kantor Machemer is looking to assemble some handbell ringers to play for the services on All Saint's Day, Nov. 5. If you have ever played handbells, or are interested in learning how, please consider joining us. There will be three rehearsals to prepare for the service on Wednesdays October 18, 25, and November 1 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the church balcony. We need at least 8 ringers to make the ensemble work. Do you like to sing but don't have the time for a regular commitment? Well this is the opportunity for you! Kantor Machemer is looking to form a Men's Chorus to sing for the services on November 19. It is a short commitment... ONLY 1 REHEARSAL! Make plans to join your brothers in Christ for a rehearsal in the music room on Wednesday November 15 at 7:30pm. Ability to match pitch is required, but the ability to read music is not necessary. Help us sing the Gospel here at St. Paul's! Talk to Kantor Machemer 586-295-8944 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

8th Graders Selling Nelson Chicken for D.C. Trip: Buy Nelson’s chicken tickets between worship services or see any 8th grader. $7 pre-sale tickets or $7.50 the day of the sale for half a chicken. Nelson’s chicken will be picked up from 10am-4pm on Friday, Oct. 27. Pit-tatoes will also be for sale for $3.50. Support our students and don’t worry about dinner on Oct. 27th.

Oct. 20 the Golden Heirs will tour the TV “21 Alive” Station: "21 ALIVE" with our own Julian Teekaram. Julian attended St. Paul School and Concordia High School. Meet at the church by 10:30 to car pool.