This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Genesis 17:1−7, 15−16; Romans 5:1–11; Mark 8:27–38


February 18 – Lent I – The only death necessary to save life is Christ’s. God sacrificed His Son so that no others would have to slaughter theirs (Genesis 22:12-13). Jesus also resisted (Mark 1:13) Satan’s quick-fix temptation to suicide (jumping from the temple). What He’s done for you, He does in you – enduring, escaping, overcoming. Because of this, you can receive even physical difficulty as a good gift from the loving Heavenly Father (James 1:17). Heavenly Father, deliver us from our efforts to deliver ourselves. Amen.


Extra LSSI Justice Bread Available Today: Your bread will be available for pick up between services. 

Join Us Wednesday for Our Lenten Service: We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday for our Divine Lenten Service at Noon and 6:45pm. Note our first Lenten Supper will be sponsored by St. Paul’s School teachers and office staff this Wednesday. It will be a night of chicken-n-noodles. Proceeds will be used to support the Tuition Assistance Program. Come and give your support!

2017-18 Tuition Assistance Program: Would you prayerfully consider joining our Matching Gifts effort to support the Christian education happening in our school?  This particular donation to "St. Paul's Lutheran School" will again have double the impact thanks to the $1 for $1 matching support of The Lutheran Foundation. Help us reach our 2017-18 school year Tuition Assistance fundraising goal of $25,000.  There are several ways to participate: 1) ONLINE: Visit our school website at Choose the "Donate" button at the top of our Home Page.  Select the "Fund a Dream Campaign...Supporting our Students", and follow the "Secure Donation" tab at the bottom. 2) Mail your donation to "St. Paul's Lutheran School" at: 1125 S. Barr St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802 Attention: Mr. Marinko, Principal. 3) Drop Off your donation directly in our school office (same address). Checks should be written out to: "St. Paul's Lutheran School", with a memo designation "for St. Paul's 2017-18 gift match". Thank you!

Pastor Hedtke is Our New Visitation Pastor: Pastor Robert Hedtke is joining us as the new Visitation Pastor. He and Diana, his wife, hail from Northern Wisconsin and have two adult Sons with seven grandchildren. He has served the Lord for 45 years mostly in Iowa, Nebraska and South Carolina. Most recently as an LCMS Missionary in Bangkok, Thailand.  Pastor Hedtke is excited to serve in this new capacity.

Pick Up Your Cup Full of Love & Visit a Shut In: St. Paul’s Life Team is sponsoring a service project to honor shut-ins. This is a good way for these members to have fellowship with other members of our church. Please pick up a gift cup, and visit with a recipient. We will have a table set up by the church office to pick up a gift cup today between services, and after second service. You can also call Dawn Pasche at (260) 637-9825 for other options.

RSVP to Tour the Embassy Theater with the Golden Heirs: On Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30am we will tour the historic Embassy Theater & Hotel.  We will enjoy its beauty, hear about its history and hear a mini concert on the Grande Page organ. Tour is 1 ½ hours. The cost of the tour is $8.00, plus restaurant TBA. Meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. to car pool or walk. Registration deadline is March 1.

St. Paul’s Progressive Dinner Sunday, March 4: Save the date! St. Paul’s progressive dinner is March 4, 2018 from 4-9pm. Watch for the sign up table at church through February 18th. If you have questions, feel free to talk to Nicole Busarow (920) 360-3487 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Large Size Coffee Cans Needed for Chancel Flowers: Please bring in any large size (29oz/1lb 13 oz/822g) coffee cans for the Altar Guild chancel flowers.

Support the 8th Grade D.C. Trip with Mike’s Carwash: 8th graders will be selling Mike’s Carwash certificates for $9. This certificate can be used for a basic wash or applied to any wash. 8th graders earn HALF of what you pay and you pay the exact same price as you would at Mike’s. Buy a car wash certificate for yourself or gifts.

Annual Altar Guild Meeting on Saturday, March 10: Everyone is invited to our annual Altar Guild meeting Saturday, March 10 at 10am in the Founder’s Room. We work 3 Sundays per year which includes Monday evening services. You will always work with experienced members. New member orientation begins at 9am. 

Calling Groups, Friends & Families Spring Church Cleaning: Join us on Saturday, March 24 8:30am - noon (or any day and time that works for your family or group) as we spring clean the entire church. Lunch will be served by Ladies Aid and Altar Guild to the church spring cleaners. Please contact the church office to sign up. 

Remaining Offering Envelopes Still Available: Remaining offering envelopes will be removed from the cloister hall mid February. At that time, any remaining offering envelopes can be picked up at the church office.