This Week at St. Paul's

FOR NEXT SUNDAY:  1 Kings 19:9b–21; Galatians 5:1, 13–25; Luke 9:51–62


June 23 – Pentecost II (Proper 7C) – God became an embryo to declare embryos precious. He experienced gestation to hallow the womb as His canvas. He received parents to especially bless procreation and childrearing. He suffered to sanctify all of our afflictions, including the untreatable ones. Jesus came to claim even the tiniest of our species and make His family out of the neediest human beings (Galatians 4:4-7). We get to call God “Father” and become brothers and sisters to any human being!

Welcome CTS Christ & Phoebe Academy: These are high school young men and young women who are at the seminary for two weeks learning more about theology (and having a good time while doing so)!  We welcome them back to St. Paul's to serve as our choir and instrumentalists this morning.

Refer to Your Mission Offering Envelope Today: You may have noticed two offering envelopes in our packet today. The first is your regular St. Paul's offering; the second is a special Mission Offering envelope. Among the project St. Paul's supports is the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society. For years we have provided financial support for new Lutheran pastors in Siberia. Many congregation members there have meager financial means, so our assistance is crucial to support their pastors. Remember that your giving to this envelope is over and above your regular support of St. Paul's and takes the place of the former door collections. Thank you for your support!

Get to Know Our Laborers For Christ &… Help! Welcome to LFC in our neighborhood: Thomas & Marjorie Weiss from Ellenton, FL; John Strasen from Washington, MO; Jerry & Karen Kolke from Albuquerque, NM; John Hardy from Normal, IL; Gary & Cindy Trombley from Harrison Twp, MI and David Steiss from Columbia City, IN. Let us care for our neighbors’ needs as we share Christ’s love with them. You can help the following ways: 1) Keep these efforts in your prayers. 2) Help with tasks such as yard cleanup, painting, and neighborhood beautification. 3) Provide financial support. To learn more about the various ways that you can contribute to this project with your gifts, time, and talents, please contact: Doug Schwartz at (260) 437-8682 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Diaper Drive Team Needs YOU June 29: At Shepherd’s Hand this Saturday from 10:30am-12:30pm. 

Please Return Any Remaining Baby Bottles: Please return any filled bottles. Thank you for your support!

The Supper Club Continues in June: This is your opportunity to join fellow members of St. Paul's when you are able or just don't feel like cooking. You'll meet different people each week!  It would be very helpful to call the church office (423-2496) to let us know you're coming so that we can make reservations. (By the way, everyone is responsible for his or her own purchases!)

June 26  Tavern at Coventry (5745 Coventry Ln)

July 3      China Palace (5810 Bluffton Rd)

SWAT Needs Your Help July 5th: Due to the high volume of people using our parking lot on July 4, St. Paul’s SWAT is asking for volunteers on Friday, July 5 to help pick up debris left over from the 4th. Arrive at 9am, with gloves and a small trash bag — Can you help?  

Life Defenders Training begins July 12-13th: This overnight event, open to high school and college-aged students, equips young people to speak confidently and graciously to the most pressing moral issue of our time - abortion. The $35 registration fee includes meals, dorm room housing, teaching materials, and a Life Defenders t-shirt. Hosted at University of St. Francis. To Register Visit: www.ichooselife.  org/evnt/ldtraining/ For more information, call our office  (260) 471-1849 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Youth Choir Reunion, Sunday, July 14: Attention high school students who are alumni of the St. Paul's Youth Choir:  Come sing for the 11:00 am service on July 14.  Meet at 10:15 am to rehearse some familiar pieces from the good old days.  

Fireworks Party Saturday, July 20 at 7pm: Join us on the St. Paul's playground, starting at 7:00 pm, sponsored by the St. Paul's Youth.  Our entire St. Paul’s church and school family is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music, carnival games for children, fellowship, ice cream, Schueler's homemade kettlecorn, and of course, fabulous fireworks with the best view in town.  Snacks and drinks will be available for a minimal cost. We’ll need lots of youth help to assist with food, and games. Contact Kantor Hildebrand if you haven’t already done so. (text 260-739-2672 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For Our College Students- Pick Up a Blue Sheet to Sign Up! The Indiana District is gathering information in order to support all of our college students. This information will be shared with the LCMS ministries near the school you will be attending. Our goal is to connect all of our students with the Word of Christ and other Lutherans attending their school. Pick up a student information form from the front desk or on the glass case in the narthex or sign up online at, and submit contact information.