What's Happening Now?

Sunday, October 24th

8:30 AM Bible Study: Through Oct. 31st, Rev. Dr. Don Wiley of the CTSFW faculty will be teaching “An Overview of the Book of Hebrews: Christ our Great High Priest”. Meet in the Nerger Room.

9:30 AM Divine Service: The sanctuary has lots of room for those desiring to have more space, the lower level south transept (baptismal font side) has especially marked and spaced seating where there will be more physical distance. Masks are encourage if you have not been vacinated.

10:45 AM Sunday School: The children's opening to Sunday School begins in the Nerger Assembly Room before heading to their classrooms. Pastor Cage continues the study of the "End Times” ("Eschatology"--the fancy name for the study of "Last Things") amid Christ's reign even now. Also in the Nerger Room.

Looking Ahead

Monday Morning Prayer: Parents, grandparents, and church members, are encouraged to join us every Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to pray for our church and school. Please enter the main school doors and meet by the school office. We will pray together for about 20 minutes. If you would like to pray from home, contact the church office at 423-2496 and we will share the weekly prayer guide with you.

Wednesday Services: Two services are held every Wednesday. A 12:00 noon spoken Service of the Sacrament and a 6:30 pm Divine Service.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Robinson leads our Wednesday morning Bible Study. Join us for Bacon, Eggs, and the Bread of Life every Wednesday at 7 a.m. We meet at Sharing Peace Café, Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave.

Adult Choir Returns! After more than a year away, St. Paul’s Adult Choir is back in full swing! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (immediately following the evening Divine Service). The group meets each Wednesday throughout the school year and sings for Sunday morning services (and other festival services) on a regular basis. Pertinent information on the singing year will be provided at our first rehearsal. Please consider joining us as we sing praises to our Lord and joyfully edify the song of the church! Have questions? Feel free to contact Kantor Matthew Machemer via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (260-452-2199).

Calling All Ushers: We could use a few more ladies and gentlemen to help usher during our worship services. If you missed the meeting last week, it’s not too late to join the Usher Corp and help everyone at St. Paul’s feel welcome to worship.

175 Years… and Counting! Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne would like to invite you to their 175th Anniversary Thank You Celebration Today; Sunday, October 24th. The celebration begins at 3:00pm with a Vespers Service in Kramer Chapel, followed by a short movie presentation at 4:15pm in Sihler Auditorium. Complete the afternoon with a complimentary dinner with the CTSFW community at 5:00pm in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. Please see the insert in your bulletin for more details and to register for the dinner.

Nelson’s Chicken: Great news! Your favorite fundraiser is back! Your 8th graders are selling Nelson’s Chicken in front of the school on Friday, October 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, or until they sell out! Pre-sale tickets are available for $7.50 each or $8.00 the day of. The Pit-tatoes are only available the day of for $3.50 each. See an 8th grader, stop in the school office, or simply stop by on the 29th.

Golden Heirs Event for November: Who: Everyone 55 (or so) years and older. When: November 9th at 10:00am. Where: Meet in the Nerger Room. What: TUG’S TALES; Rev. S.S. Urberg will give a story presentation. These are true stories (in large part humorous) from his life experience and those of other pastors, mostly family, across the generations. The reason for the general theme of the series is Tug’s Tales because of Rev. Urberg’s nickname, “Tug”. Join us for lunch afterwards at 11:00am at the Clyde Room at 1806 Bluffton Road. RSVP by November 1st to Carole for presentation/lunch, via Flocknote or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260-483-0650.

Deck The Halls: Decorating the church for Christmas has been a fun tradition for many in our congregation over the years. Typically this is done on the 1st and 3rd Saturday in December. This year we are moving the date up to Friday December 3rd, beginning at 9:00am, to get ready for the City of Churches Tour. We will need a lot of help to complete this task before the tour begins at 6:00pm. Please consider helping us decorate for our guests during the tour and fast approaching holiday season.

Save The Date for City of Churches Tour: Friday evening, December 3rd, the people of Fort Wayne will be coming to St. Paul’s for the Fort Wayne City of Churches Tour! Your assistance is needed to help welcome them so they can hear the Good News of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To volunteer, talk to Claire Fickenscher at 260-452-3473, or call/email the church office at 260-423-2496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Seminary Food Co-op – October Needs: St. Paul’s members have continued to generously support the Seminary Food Co-op throughout 2021. THANK YOU!! Let’s keep up the good work and focus on: Oatmeal, Pop Tarts, Breakfast Bars, Hot Chocolate, Juice, Muffin Mix, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Coffee/Tea, Canned Fruits, and Applesauce, and any cleaning products. As always, they would happily accept paper towel, toilet paper, and any non-perishable food items you savvy bargain shoppers may find. Our Food Co-op donation cart is located near the elevator/church office hallway.

Trim Bushes for S.W.A.T: St. Paul’s Sweep, Weed and Trim (SWAT) team is in need of volunteers who can trim bushes. There are many bushes that need trimmed. If you can help, please call Don Selking at 385-2340.

Online Bible Studies: Follow along with the study of God's Word with these Online Bible Studies.

Cross Connections Counseling: At St. Paul’s we care about your mental and emotional health. We care about your relationship with friends and family. Regular pastoral care and Biblical counseling are a great help through rough times. Appointments are made by Pastoral referral to Cross Connections. Please talk to Pastor Cage or Pastor Hoem. For general information, you can visit their website at www.CrossConnectionsCounseling.com