This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Isaiah 6:1−8; Acts 2:14a, 22–36; John 3:1–17


May 20 – Pentecost – “I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh” (Acts 2:17a). The Lord embraces sons and daughters, young and old. Every human being, whatever her shape and size, exists to reflect the goodness of God’s will that made her. Every human being, no matter his faculties or functions, witnesses to the authority of God’s Word that brought him forth. May this incontrovertible truth issue also from our lips and our lives! Lord and Giver of Life, breathe Your Spirit into us. Amen.


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

Pastor Cage’s 25th Anniversary Today: Join us as we celebrate Pastor Cage’s 25 years in the Holy Ministry TODAY. We will recognize Pastor Cage and offer a celebration reception between the services. 

Youth Choir, 7 & 8 Graders & Families Outing: Plan on attending the St. Paul’s youth outing to the Indiana Tech campus TODAY, after the 11am service. We will enjoy some time in the Andorfer Commons recreation center. Pizza, drinks, and dessert are provided-bowling balls & shoes too! RSVP is not required, but if you know you will attend, students or their parents can notify Kantor Hildebrand so we have an idea of how much lunch to prepare. Contact Kevin Hildebrand at: text 260-739-2672 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please join our Baby Bottle Campaign: Consider taking a baby bottle after the service. Each dollar helps A Hope Center reach out to men and women dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. A Hope Center serves as a safe place for clients to think through their fears so they can make an educated decision for Life. Bottles will be available in the church foyer. Please return filled bottles by Father’s Day, June 17.

Opportunities to Serve in Our Neighborhood: This summer, we have the opportunity to engage in a mission field in our own East Central neighborhood. In the months of June and July, St. Paul’s will partner with Lutheran Housing Support, Laborers for Christ, and Lutheran Social Services of Indiana. This project is possible through an investment by The Lutheran  Foundation with a 501+Reformation grant.  We will be working collaboratively to serve ten low income families in our neighborhood. All service recipients own their homes and have critical home repair needs. Through this initiative, we seek to care for our neighbors’ bodily needs and share Christ’s love with them. 

May Diaper Drive Sizes 5 & 6 Needed: Diaper Drive season is here. Through generous donations of time, diapers and monies St. Paul’s members have shown Christ’s love in our neighborhood. We will again focus on specific sizes by month though any size is welcome. May & June sizes 5 & 6 and July sizes toddler/pull-ups. Checks may be made out to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with “Diaper Project” in the memo line. Please contact Renée Wiley, Claire Fickenscher or Dawn Pasche. Thank you!

Golden Heirs Tour FTW Water Filtration Plant RSVP Today: Tour the Fort Wayne Water Filtration Plant (415 Baltes Ave) on Thursday, May 24. We will meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. to carpool to the plant. Visit City View Café on the 13th floor of I&M Power Center for lunch and a great view of the city. Credit card needed if you park in the parking structure. RSVP to Carole by May 13 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 483-0650. Email Carole or bring ideas for activities for next year to the May meeting.

We Need Your Help Once a Month: Your help is needed one Sunday a month as an usher, greeter or Justice Bread representative. Consider greeting, handing out worship bulletins, taking Justice Bread orders or delivering the bread between services once a month.  We also need help with assembling the worship bulletins. Work with others as you serve the church.  Call the church office for more information 423-2496.

Golden Heirs Potluck on Wednesday, June 6: The Golden Heirs will have a Pot Luck June 6 at 11am at the Linnemeier cottage on Hamilton Lake. RSVP to Carole (483-0650) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 27. Meet at 8215 Fieldcrest Ct (our home) at 10:30 a.m. to car pool. Meat and drinks will be provided. When you RSVP please note if you will bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert. Directions provided as needed.

 Ladies Aid Picnic at Kramer Park on June 14: Ladies, the weather is getting warmer, so it’s a great time for a picnic.  Our end of year meeting will take place on June 14th at Kramer Park.  Bring a dish to share, as fried chicken and drinks will be provided.  We will also have our annual pie cutting to our favorite charities.  New officers will also be elected.  Save the date and come for the fun.  See you there! Joan Messmann (483-0227) will be the contact person for RSVPs for the June 14th picnic. We need the count by June 12th. There will be carpooling, so meet at church. Women are asked to bring salads or vegetables, but nothing that has to be heated or cooked. Dessert will be served too. Bring a friend. Game prizes will be available too.