This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Revelation 14:6−7; Romans 3:19–28; John 8:31–36


October 21 – Pentecost XXII (Proper 24B) – Our rights can’t acquire heaven. Our choices won’t achieve any salvation for us. “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). If our Savior’s words can gather us into the everlasting kingdom, how will His ways not also resolve and redeem all our hopeless circumstances, like terminal diagnoses or surprise pregnancies? Heavenly Father, give us faith that seeks life wherever You have sown it. Amen.


Witness, Mercy and Life Together in Our Congregation and School: “Their abundance of joy…has overflowed in a wealth of generosity.” Today each communicant member is invited to place a pledge in the plate at the Lord’s Altar along with their offering.  May the LORD continue to direct our hearts and minds as He enlivens us to the new joys and opportunities of Witness, Mercy and Life Together that 2019 will bring!

LSSI Justice Bread Available to Buy & Sample: Stop by the Justice Bread table to sample some bird seed bread. Your bread will be available for pick up between services. 

Support St. Paul’s School Scholastic Book Fair: Shop for books and support St. Paul’s school TODAY, Oct. 21 & Sunday, Oct. 28 from 9am-11:30am, Mon.-Tue. 7:30-8:20am & 2:30-5pm, Wed.-Thur. late hours until 7pm, Fri. 9am-3pm, closed Saturday.  The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the school Music/Art Room on the third floor.

Golden Heirs Tour Richardville House RSVP: Tour the RICHARDVILLE HOUSE and enjoy Traders Day with the Golden Heirs on SATURDAY, NOV. 3. It is located at 5705 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne. Meet at the church at 11 am to carpool for lunch first at CHINA PALACE, 5810 Bluffton Rd. Tour is at 1 pm. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Carole by Oct. 26.

Calling All College Students! “Witness”: Register for the LCMS Campus Ministry Conference January 2-5, 2019 at PUFW & CTSFW before the Nov. 1st deadline. Register today

Buy Your Nelson’s Chicken before Friday! Buy your $7 pre-sale ticket (per half chicken) from a St. Paul’s 8th grader, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stopping in the school office. Cash or checks payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Pick up your chicken from 10am-4pm outside the school on Friday, Oct. 26. 

Double Your Gift for Hurricane Florence Victims: Thrivent Financial has offered $1,000,000 in matching gifts for donors who want to help victims of Hurricane Florence. One of the organizations eligible to receive such gifts is Orphan Grain Train, a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS.  OGT has already sent semi-loads of relief supplies to North Carolina, and more will be sent.  Since this matching gift is offered to eight organizations, those who make a gift first will have their gift matched.  To make a gift, go online to, click on “Help Now,” scroll down to “Hurricane Florence”, click on the “+” sign, scroll down and click on Orphan Grain Train where you will be asked to fill in information about your gift.  OGT last year delivered $48,000,000 of relief to 27 countries at an administrative and fund-raising cost of 1.7%. If you have any questions, please call one of our members, Rev. Ralph Schmidt 452-4207, who serves as the national Director of Donor Advising for OGT.

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.

Lutheran Witness Subscription Available Now! Due Nov 8: The Lutheran Witness Subscription is due Nov. 8. Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the amount of $19 (with Luth Witness in memo area) for a year subscription and envelopes are available for your convenience in the Narthex and at the reception desk. Drop envelopes off at the church office, in the collection plate, or mail. August issues available to look at or keep.

Adopt an Area of the Church: Please consider adopting the South entrance of the church facing Lewis St. Bring a broom, dustpan and bucket to sweep the south entrance, ramp walkway area. Leaves from the Magnolia tree gather in this area. Ask Sue Geller any questions you may have.

8th Graders D.C. Cake Roll Fundraiser: Through mid October, 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!  

 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.