This Week at St. Paul's

Next week’s readings: Isaiah 66:18−23; Hebrews 12:4–24(25–29); Luke 13:22–30


August 18 – Pentecost X (Proper 15C) – God’s Word about human worth from fertilization to final breath sometimes divides (Luke 12:51). Looking after the least of these may set us against popular opinion, our own sense of reason, and even loved ones. But only the surgical sword of Gospel grace sets us free from calculating value by works. The Almighty’s redeeming compassion slashes a path and builds a bridge to abundant, everlasting life—for us and every human being. 

Extra Justice Bread to Pick Up TODAY: A few extra Justice Breads are available for anyone to purchase.

Most Ministries Eyeglasses Collection: Lou Linnemeier will be going on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa late August. You can help bring the love of Christ to Kenya by collecting your prescription eyeglasses and nonprescription sun glasses through August 18. Drop your eyeglasses in the box marked on the counter in the church hallway next to the bulletin boards. Contact Lou at 484-4639 with any questions. 

Mission Offering Envelope Due Next Sunday: You may have noticed two offering envelopes in our packet for August 25. The first is your regular St. Paul's offering; the second is a special Mission Offering envelope. Among the projects St. Paul's supports is the Burmese Ministry. The Burmese ministry at New Life Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne is led by Pastor Keller to help serve the largest population of Burmese outside of Myanmar. They ask for your continued prayers and financial support to bring Jesus to the Burmese. 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 supporting these ministries!

• Outreach Kentucky (Indiana District mission project)

• Siberian Lutheran Mission Society

• Project Timothy (theological education in Kenya)

• Burmese Ministry Support in Fort Wayne

• Lutheran Heritage Foundation (worldwide mission work)

Nicholas Ferreri with Wane TV Presents: Join us on September 5 at noon in Heritage Hall as we meet Nicholas Ferreri. Nicholas is WANE 15’s Chief Meteorologist and has been recognized by the Indiana Broadcasters Association as being one of the top meteorologists in the state. Lunch will be at Don Hall’s Gas House 305 E. Superior St., time to be announced. Please RSVP for lunch/program by August 26 to rcratke@ or 483-0650.

Adult Choir Begins in September: St. Paul’s Adult Choir will resume rehearsals on Wednesday September 4 at 7:30pm! The choir is directed by Matthew Machemer, Associate Kantor at CTSFW and St. Paul member. The choir sings regularly throughout the year and is open to all members of St. Paul's high school age and older. Pertinent information on the singing year will be provided at our first rehearsal. Please consider joining us as we sing praises to our Lord, enjoy fellowship with each other, and joyfully edify the song of the church! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kantor Machemer via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (260-452-2199). 

Join the St. Paul’s Supper Club in August: 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. 

•Aug 21 Casa! Ristorante  (7545 W. Jefferson Blvd.)

•Aug 28 Cheddars (305 W. Coliseum Blvd.)

•Sept 4 Red Lobster (4825 Coldwater Road)

Job Opening for Bear Tracks Assistant: Job opening for a Bear Tracks Afternoon Extended Care Assistant. Applications are being accepted for this position, with hours M-F, 3-5:30pm. If you have any interest or would like to inquire more about the position, please contact Mr. Marinko at 260-424-0049, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

50th Annual Kramer Park Picnic with Matins on September 15: Save the date for Kramer Park’s 50th Texas style Beef Barbecue on Sunday, September 15. This 50th BBQ meal is free following the 11am Matins church service at Kramer Park. Don’t forget to bring your favorite dessert to share. Calling all kitchen help and servers, please call Kevin Morse at 387-1743 to help. A free will offering will be taken to offset the expenses. 

Follow Us on Facebook: We hope to begin increasing our communications through the congregation's Facebook page. Please consider signing up to follow us. Go to your Facebook page and search for "St. Paul's EV. Lutheran Church LCMS." You'll see a picture of the church. Beneath the picture is the "Following" tab. Click on it and choose "See First" so that you won't miss any announcements from the congregation.