This Week at St. Paul's

Next week’s readings: Amos 8:4−7 1Timothy 2:1–15 Luke 16:1–15


September 15 – Pentecost XIV (Proper 19C) – Paul confesses to some serious wickedness: “I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent” (1 Timothy 1:13). Abortion also belongs to this list of severe sins. Only His own even greater mercy compelled Christ Jesus to come into the world, bringing precisely the grace, love, patience, and eternal life that our evil deeds attempted but failed to obtain for us. He saves nobody but sinners and forgives even the foremost violences against life  (1 Timothy 1:15).

Kramer Park Picnic with Matins Today: Come celebrate with us! The 50th Texas style Beef Barbecue meal is free following the 11am Matins church service at Kramer Park. You may pick up your maps from the front desk, counter in the hallway or our church website at and look for the Google Maps link. A free will offering will be taken to offset the expenses. 

It’s Never too Late to Join Sunday School: Please bring your children so that they may continue to grow in the grace and love of God in Christ Jesus. Children meet upstairs in the Nerger room for opening with the adults. Please note that all classes are being held in Heritage Hall. Ages 2 — 5th grade are in the basement, while the 6th — 8th grades are in the youth loft. 

Join Us! Adult Instruction Class Has Begun: Rev. Dr. James Bushur leads a new adult instruction class. Meet every Sunday 9:45am-10:50am in the church library. This is for anyone interested in joining the congregation, learning more about what we believe, or current members desiring a refresher.

New Sunday Bible Study Class Sept. 22: Dr. Paul Grime will begin a new class September 22. The Making of Lutheran Service Book. Our hymnal was the result of seven years of development and production from 1999-2006. This class will provide a behind-the-scenes look by Dr. Paul Grime, who served as the project director. We'll explore such topics as 1) why some hymns were chosen and not others, 2) why the translation of the creeds matters, 3) how the lectionary and church year work, 4), the difference between archaic and obsolete language, 5) how the services developed over the centuries, 6) how our theology is found in the services, and many more. Underlying all the discussions will be the question of why we even use a hymnal in the first place. 

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

•Sept 18  Wu’s Chinese Cuisine (4411 Coldwater Rd)

•Sept 25  Casa Grande Mexican Grill (6035 Stellhorn Rd)

•Oct 2      Ruby Tuesday (1050 E. Coliseum Blvd.)

St. Paul’s Run Bears Run-Fort 4 Fitness September 27: St. Paul's Annual Run Bears Run event is scheduled for Friday, September 27 at Parkview Field.   Our students have been working on a healthy life style and "training" over the summer and will walk the "final mile" in conjunction with the Fort Wayne Fort 4 Fitness event. Thank you to the 2019 Run Bears Run sponsors:  Parkview Sports Medicine; Paul Davis Restoration; Precision Heat Treating Corp.; Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Smith; Hamilton Hunter Builders, Inc.; Lutheran Life Villages; Arbor Farms; Summit Financial; Pizza Hut Corp.

A Member of St. Paul’s is in Need of a Ride to Church: A volunteer is needed to drive a member of St. Paul's to church for Sunday divine services. She lives at Silver Birch of Fort Wayne (assisted living) 7125 Hanna St. (about one minute south of Bishop Luers High School). She is able to attend either early or late service. For more information, call Lilly at the church office 423-2496

Join Adult Choir on Wednesdays: St. Paul’s Adult Choir has rehearsals on Wednesdays 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. 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 (matthew.machemer or telephone (452-2199). 

Sign Up for St. Paul’s 40 Days for Life on October 3: Please sign up for an hour or two to pray and come be a witness to God’s love for all people, born and unborn. We will be praying from 8am - 8pm at St. Paul’s and/or Statewood  Baptist Church across from 2210 Inwood Drive. Sign up on the bulletin board, front desk or call the church office at 423-2496. For more information please go to