What's Happening Now?

Sunday, September 12th

8:30 AM Bible Study: Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher is teaching a weekly study of the Sunday "Propers" (i.e. the parts of the Divine Service that change each week: the readings, the collect, the Hymn of the Day, etc) with a sneak peak of his forthcoming book! Meet in the Nerger Assembly 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 & Bible Study: The children's opening to Sunday School begins in the Nerger Assembly Room before heading to their classrooms. Pastor Cage is teaching a weekly study of "Eschatology", the fancy name for "End Times". This study includes your Death, the Millenium, Revelation, Rapture, 2nd Coming, Judgement, and Eternity amid Christ's reign even now. Meet in the Nerger Assembly 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 by the elevator doors to pray in the church chapel for 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 will lead our Wednesday morning Bible Study. Join us for Bacon, Eggs, and the Bread of Life every Wednesday at 7 a.m. We will 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).

Opening Day Rally for 40 Days for Life: will be on Wednesday, September 22 with special guest Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe, mayor of Kendallville, Indiana. Fr. J. Steele, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange will open our 40 Days For Life campaign with a blessing. Please join us! Opening Day Rally will be on site in front of Planned Parenthood, 2930 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s 52nd Annual Church Picnic, Sunday, September 26: Worship Service begins at 11:30 AM at Kramer Park followed by Pastor Nerger's famous Texas BBQ and the trimmings. Ticket sales available Sundays, September 5, 12, & 19, in the church office; adults $5.00; children 12 and younger $2.50.

The Usher Corp is Making a Comeback!! Calling all gentlemen and ladies, 16 years and older, interested in helping usher for our worship services. We NEED your help!!  Please consider joining a team of individuals for just one Sunday a month to help everyone at St. Paul’s feel welcome to worship There will be an usher’s meeting on Tuesday September 28th at 6:30pm in the sanctuary..

Seminary Food Co-op – September Needs: St. Paul’s members have continued to generously support the Seminary Food Co-op throughout 2021. THANK YOU!! Keep up the good work and focus on: Cereal, soups, OTC medications for colds/flu, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, and any cleaning products. As always, they would also happily accept paper towel, toilet paper, and any non-perishable food items you savvy bargain shoppers may find. Be generous and willing to share! 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