This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Deuteronomy 7:6−9; Romans 8:28–39; Matthew 13:44–52


July 23 – Pentecost VII (Proper 11A) – Weeds infiltrate even the Lord’s gardens (Matthew 13:26-27), and creation itself groans (Romans 8:22). Choosing life can mean suffering, but soon comes harvest. God’s glory cannot stay long concealed (Matthew 13:43), and Christ’s resurrection assures that it will more than make up to us for all annoyances (Romans 8:18). Son of Man, our Rock and our Redeemer, sow such hope in our hearts that we fear not in any weakness. Amen.

Today’s Door Offering— Outreach Kentucky! There are places in the IN District where there are no LCMS congregations. One such place is in Richmond, KY, where approx. 61% of the population is unchurched. Help the LCMS provide a missionary-at-large in Richmond.

Attention YAMS will Meet August 27: A group (YAMS-Young Adults-Married and Single) will not be meeting today.  Instead, plan to meet on August 27.

Chapel Escorts at Lutheran Life Villages: Sunday, July 30 is our day to serve as escorts for residents at Lutheran Life Villages at 6723 South Anthony. Youth escorts assist   residents with their wheelchairs by getting them to and from the chapel, and being a helping hand for residents during the worship service. Meet at St. Paul’s at 9am, and then drive to Lutheran Life Villages. Parents and families are welcome to come along as drivers and additional help as needed. For information about how to help, contact Carrie Gutman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sign Up Today for the Photo Directory: Sign up for the pictorial directory by visiting our website at and press the blue portrait sign up button. You can also call 423-2496 or sign up between services on August 6 & 13.  

Fireworks Party - Thank you! Thanks to everyone who came out to the playground last Saturday to enjoy a wonderful evening at the Fireworks Party.  Thanks to all the youth and parents who helped plan the event, make kettlecorn, serve food and run the games, and to the band for great music, with assistant band director Gabe Kramer.  We'll do it again next year!

Installation of Nathan Whittaker @ Mount Calvary: Join Mount Calvary on July 30 at 2pm for Nathan Whittaker’s installation. A dinner will be served at noon in the Family Center, please RSVP by July 24 for the dinner with Brent at 341-8123 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Indiana 50% SGO Tax Credit Forms Available Now: The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana enables low-to-middle-income families to send their children to the school of their choice. For their generosity, donors receive a 50% state tax credit. UPDATED SGO forms are located near the front desk and on the glass case in the narthex.  Donate Today! 

Kramer Park Picnic with Matins on Sunday, August 20: Matins Service at 11am followed by Ol’ Fashioned Texas Barbeque.  Tickets will be sold at the event, $5 adults, $2.50 kids K-8th grade.  There will be free games and activities for the kids.  Rich Greener will set up dart ball for anyone interested in the game. Give it a try! Don’t forget to bring your favorite dessert to share.

Altar Flowers Available for Kramer Park Picnic August 20: Consider sponsoring the Altar flowers in honor of a special occasion or as a memorial for the Kramer Park Picnic. Cost is $25 and the flowers are available to take home after the service. Refer to the Altar Flower’s binder on the counter.

St. Paul’s Thrivent Habitat Build Project August 30: How often have you thought about helping on one of Habitat's projects, but didn't want to go alone?  If you missed out before, you have another chance on Wed., August 30 from 8am-3pm at Fuller’s Landing, on West Cook Road. Use the on-line sign-up sheet at the link to register as a volunteer with the St. Paul's team!

The First Lutherans for Life Regional Conference in September: Will be held at the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 16, 2017. For registration, schedules and more information go to: Email Virginia Flo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

 Your Help is Needed Once a Month-Consider Serving: Consider serving coffee between services, answering questions at the reception desk or handing out worship bulletins.  Our SWAT team is also in need of help keeping the grounds beautiful. We even have twice a year opportunities pushing wheelchairs at Lutheran Life Villages. Work with others as you serve the church.  Call the church office for more information 423-2496.

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