This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Jonah 3:1−5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 (32–35); Mark 1:14–20


January 14 – Epiphany II – Can anything good come (John 1:46) from surprise pregnancy? How about from defending embryos? From chronic suffering? Incapacitated or unresponsive persons? Truly, truly! Jesus has bought these bodies and lives for God with His own blood (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). He has forever foreseen their purpose even despite our failures and pains. Lamb of God, let us come and see Your grace that we may go and show it. Amen.


Hearing Loops Now Available for Worship: A hearing loop magnetically transfers the microphone to hearing aids and cochlear implants that have a tiny, inexpensive “telecoil” receiver.  This transforms the instruments into in-the-ear loudspeakers that deliver sound customized for one’s own hearing loss. We offer receivers for those who don’t have hearing aids, please ask your usher. Anyone who is not having the enhanced experienced with their older hearing aid should ask an usher for a receiver. If you are not having an enhanced experience with your hearing aids and hearing loop, please contact Jack Hall at 260-312-7369.

6th Grade Teacher Position Opening Fall 2018: At the conclusion of this school year, Mrs. Adrianne Mannigel will no longer continue as our 6th grade homeroom / upper grade Literature-Eng/Lang Arts teacher as she will be transitioning to stay home with her family. As a result, St. Paul’s Call Committee (St. Paul’s Board of Elementary Education) is seeking qualified licensed Teacher candidates for consideration through January 18th, with interviews scheduled through the month of January. The goal is to extend a Call to the most qualified candidate by the end of February. Any interested candidate should submit his/her resume to Mr. Paul Marinko, Principal, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to refer a candidate for consideration, send the candidate’s name (and any available contact information) to the same email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also call the school office at 260-424-0049.

Concordia Theological Seminary Kantorei: CTSFW Kantorei will lead a Epiphany Evening Prayer Service at the seminary on Sunday, January 14 at 4pm in Kramer chapel. The Kantorei is a men’s choir of students studying for the pastoral ministry at CTSFW, directed by Kantor Kevin Hildebrand. This service includes choral music for the season and congregational hymns and canticles.

March for Life in Downtown Fort Wayne January 27: Join us on Saturday, January 27 as we March for Life. There will be a noon rally at the Saint Francis Performing Arts Center at 431 W. Berry St. Immediately after the rally the March will begin at 1pm. Following the March join us for hot chocolate and cookies in the Nerger room. We look forward to seeing you at this worthwhile event!   

St. Paul’s FISH FRY Tickets ON SALE NOW! Stop by the Fish Fry Table outside the church office today on your way to Sunday School / Bible Study to get your Advanced Tickets for this year’s Fish Fry on March 10th! It’s NOT TOO EARLY! Something NEW….Each St. Paul’s student has personalized an ORDER FORM for YOU! Consider getting your tickets from a student you don’t know…yet! We look forward to connecting our church and school families through this awesome social, and delicious, event! 

Join in the St. Paul’s & Concordia High School Open House: Join us for the St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Concordia High School  Open House from noon to 3 p.m. January 21. This is a chance for students of all ages to tour St. Paul’s and Concordia High School and explore programs of their interest. Visit www.Become for more details and to register.

Public Lecture Series: Lutheran Churches in Scandinavia: On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Timo Laato, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, Sweden, will lecture on the topic, “The Current State of Lutheran Churches in Scandinavian Countries.” Unlike the majority of the public lecture series, this presentation will not be broadcast live. To hear the lecture, listeners will need to attend in person at Sihler Auditorium.

Request for 2018 Messenger Sponsors: Would you like to sponsor the “Messenger” for a month in 2018?  A donation of $100.00 will help cover the monthly expense of paper and postage for each newsletter.  Please contact Margo Ernst at the church office, 423-2496, if you are interested, and please indicate if your sponsorship is in memory/honor of a loved one or special occasion.   (Available months: March, May, August, Nov. & Dec.)  

Give to St. Paul’s by Re-Enrolling Your Kroger Rewards Card: Give back to St. Paul’s Lutheran School just by using your Kroger Plus Card. Enrolling in the program gives a percentage back of your spending to St. Paul’s.  With the New Year, it’s time to re-enroll.       Re-enroll or sign up through your Kroger account or visit and enter “St. Paul’s Lutheran School” #10485.