This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Isaiah 40:1−5; Acts 13:13–26; Luke 1:57–80


June 17 – Pentecost IV (Proper 6B)/Father’s Day – Being Gospel-motivated voices for life gets frustrating when we don’t immediately see changed hearts and saved lives. But fathers both know and show that heroes are built over time, not born in a moment. We can take courage from God Himself patiently planting His own kingdom like seeds (Mark 4:26-28) and carefully cultivating it like saplings (Ezekiel 17:22-24). Boys become men, and stems will yield. This Gospel—for us too!—renews our life-affirming enthusiasm and routines. Ancient of Days, teach us to walk and talk and work by faith and not by sight. Amen.


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

Diapers Out the Door Saturday, June 23: To increase the overall ability of the church to proclaim the Gospel in the inner city of Fort Wayne, St. Paul’s will be partnering with Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church at 1301 S. Anthony Blvd.  There will be a single distribution for “Diapers Out the Door” on Saturday, June 23 from 10:30am-1pm. Please continue to bring diapers here at St. Paul's through the middle of June. We will again focus on specific sizes by month though any size is welcome. June sizes 5-6 & toddler. Checks may be made out to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with “Diaper Project” in the memo line. Questions?  E-mail Paul Morrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 260.442.6232. 

Please Return Any Remaining Baby Bottles: Please return any filled bottles today. Filled bottles will also be accepted at anytime. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile cause!

Ordination of Paul Morrison Sunday, July 15: Paul Morrison will be ordained at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Join us on July 15 at 4pm! 

Serving in Our East Central Neighborhood: There are so many opportunities to serve. Please consider joining with the Laborers for Christ working on homes in our neighborhood. Consider helping a family with financial literacy coaching. Another way to help is through financial support by giving a donation made payable to St. Paul’s and note “Housing Project” in the memo area. Envelopes are located on the front desk, glass case in the narthex and small tables near the entrances. To learn more about the various ways that you can contribute to this project with your gifts, times, and talents, please contact: Doug Schwartz at 260-437-8682 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

St. Paul’s S.W.A.T. Team Needs Youth: Calling all middle and high school students! Volunteer to help the S.W.A.T team (Sweep Weed & Trim) maintain the church and school campus.  Just bring your gloves and pruning shears.  Call Dan Wietfeldt at 623-6682 or Don Selking at 385-2340 to get involved.  

Life Defenders Training begins July 13-14th: This overnight event, open to high school and college-aged students, equips young people to speak confidently and graciously to the most pressing moral issue of our time - abortion. The $35 registration fee includes meals, dorm room housing, teaching materials, and a Life Defenders t-shirt. Hosted at University of St. Francis. To Register Visit: www.ichooselife.  org/evnt/ldtraining/ 

Three Rivers Party Saturday, July 21 at 7pm: Join us on the St. Paul's playground, starting at 7:00 pm, sponsored by the St. Paul's Youth.  Our entire St. Paul’s church and school family is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fellowship, snacks, and of course, fabulous fireworks with the best view in town.  Snacks will be available for a minimal cost. We’ll need lots of youth help to assist with food, set up, and clean up. Contact Kantor Hildebrand if you haven’t already done so. (text 260-739-2672 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Electronically Giving Options for Travelers: Travelers keep up with regular offerings by giving electronically. Just as you rely upon receiving income on a regular basis, St. Paul’s relies on your regular contributions. St. Paul’s appreciates the efforts of congregation members to make consistent donations throughout the year–especially during popular summer travel periods.  To assist you, the church provides a convenient electronic giving option for setting up regular contributions.  Please contact the church office for details or pick up your Authorization form located on the front desk

Church Office Hours Moved to Summer Hours: Please note, the summer hours for the church office will be 8:30 am-4:00 pm until school resumes. 

Watch for Upcoming Change in PTL Auction Parking Space: We have one parking place that has been purchased through the school auction, and is marked appropriately.  It is to be available at all times to the owners.   This is not just for service times on Sunday and Monday, this is for all times during the purchase period.