This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Ezekiel 34:11−16, 20−24; 1 Corinthians 15:20–28; Matthew 25:31–46


November 19 – Pentecost XXIV (Proper 28A) – Neighbors’ lives occupy among the highest places of all God graciously lends us (Matthew 25:14-15). We may invest ourselves in them rather than burying them (Matthew 25:22-25) before they have borne the fruit and beauty for which He purposes them  (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10). With this attitude we share in His own joy! Merciful Christ, excite our spirits so to trust Your goodness that we find Your kingdom coming even amid suffering and weakness. Amen.


Today’s Door Offering is for Burmese Ministry: The Burmese ministry is located at New Life Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.  Pastor James Keller and family help serve this community and ask for your continued prayers and financial support to bring Jesus to the Burmese.

Join Us for the Thanksgiving Matins Service: Give thanks to God for all His gifts. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving Matins service at 10am

Pick Up Your Justice Bread Today

Life Team Not Meeting in Nov. & Dec. : No Life Team meetings Nov. 20 or in December. St. Paul’s Life Team Sunday will be January 21.  The National March for Life in Washington D.C. is scheduled Jan. 19. Fort Wayne’s local March for Life will be Jan. 27.

Welcome Our New Seminarian Sexton: We welcome Seminarian Amadeus Gandy as our new sexton.

Afternoon Extended Care Position Opening: St. Paul's Lutheran School is taking Applications for the Afternoon Bear Tracks Extended Care positionHourly rate based on skill / experience. Daily time commitment is 3:00-5:30pm (Mon-Fri on school days). If interested, submit Resume and Letter of Interest to Mr. Paul Marinko, Principal, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also call the school office for more information. 260-424-004

Church Decorating Nov. 26 at 4pm & Dec. 16: Join in and lend a hand to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. We do not have a group that does this yearly. It is done by volunteers. We need both men and women, because there is some heavy lifting. On Nov. 26 at 4pm we’ll be assembling and decorating the trees along with hanging the garland and wreaths. On Dec. 16 at 9am, we raise the   banners, the Nativity is set up, and poinsettias arranged. You’ll enjoy the fellowship!

Volunteer for the City of Churches Tour at St. Paul’s: Join in the fun on Friday, December 8th from 6pm-10pm. Sign up in the church office or contact Claire Fickenscher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 452-3473. 

Higher Things Registration Begins: Confirmed Students in 8th–12th Grades: It’s time to register for the Higher Things “Sanctified” Conference at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, July 10-13, 2018 (check out Pastor Smith is organizing the trip for our youth. Please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 423-2496 for details and registration information. Now’s the time to get signed up! 

Golden Heirs Attend the Festival of Trees Nov. 27: We will attend the Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theater on Monday, Nov. 27 at  10am. Please meet at the church at 9:45am to car pool. Tickets may be purchased for $8 at the door. We will eat at Shigs in Pit on Fairfield. RSVP to Carole by Nov. 20 so we can make reservations at the restaurant. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 483-0650)

14th Annual Gingerbread Lane Cookie Walk on Dec 3: Fill a decorated three-pound bakery box for only $8.50 and that is a bargain for homemade cookies!  The Ladies Aid's major fund-raiser, the 14th Gingerbread Lane Cookie Walk, is Sunday, December 3, Nerger Assembly Room, 9:30-11:00 a.m.  

SGO’s Now Halfway There…Living on Prayer! When the available set of SGO credits were increased to $12.5 million this July, we wondered if the credits would stick around longer. When will the credits run out? With these current stats, we again say, "it depends...but probably by December 15." So, don't delay: if you plan to support SGO scholarships we suggest not waiting until after Thanksgiving. SGO forms are located near the front desk and on the glass case in the narthex.  Donate Today!

Thrivent Members with Choice Dollars: If you’re an eligible Thrivent member with Choice Dollars available to designate, you can help by directing your choice dollars to work at St. Paul’s and in our community. Simply pick up a form on the Thrivent table near the elevators. Just complete and mail the form directly to Thrivent. If you need help filling out your form, please contact Don Selking at 385-2340.