This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday | Isaiah 55:6−9; Philippians1:12−14, 19−30; Matthew 20:1−16; Psalm 27:1−9 

September 14 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – The thread of forgiveness ties today’s readings together. The life arena provides many opportunities for application of this great gift. In Christ, there is forgiveness for fornication that led to a teen pregnancy, for the abortion committed to solve the problem, for a father’s failure to protect his child, for knowingly hastening the death of the suffering, for unfairly judging others in difficult situations. Prayer: Father, forgive our many sins for Jesus’ sake and give us opportunity to share this forgiveness freely with others. Amen.

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40 Days for Life: St. Paul’s Prayer Vigil Schedule | Friday, Oct. 3 • 8:00 am―8:00 pm | Saturday, Oct. 4 • 8:00 am―to 8:00 pm | Members of St. Paul's are needed who will commit one hour or more of their time for peaceful, quiet prayer across from the local Planned Parenthood (new location). The prayer tent will be at First Pilgrim Holiness Church at 1508 Ardmore Ave. Fort Wayne, 46802. The church is close to the Parkwest Shopping Center. The local event goes from September 24 to November 2. As a congregation, we have promised to have people there praying from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on two days: Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4. For questions or to volunteer contact Dawn Pasche. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes on the Divine Service: As we head into the final portion of the Pentecost season, we also return to Divine Service Setting One (LSB p. 151) for the remainder of the church year. As we cycle through the various liturgical seasons, we continue to rotate through the various musical settings of the Divine Service that we are familiar with at St. Paul's. You may notice that instead of changing musical settings each week, our congregation lives with each setting for several weeks or for a particular liturgical season. One practical reason is to help children become more at home with each setting as they sing it several weeks in a row. And throughout an entire year, our children (and adults too!) become more and more at home with singing the liturgy in its various settings. We rejoice that we are heirs of an astonishingly rich and vibrant tradition in the Divine Service and the several settings we use in alternation in our parish practice. Even more important than the setting itself is that in the Divine Service, Christ is present in his Word and Sacrament. This is where He comes for you and your salvation, and freely gives His gifts of forgiveness and life.

8th Grade D.C Fundraiser: Mike’s Carwash | Sundays in September • Near the church office • Between services

Keeping in touch with our college students | Do you know of any college students from St. Paul's who would appreciate notes and packages from the church? It doesn't matter if they are in town or out; we'd love to keep in touch. Please email Kristen Gregory by September 16 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 423-4510 with their names and college addresses. Thanks!

No Justice Bread Orders This Month | There will be no orders taken this month due to schedule and delivery conflicts with the church picnic date.

Sugarcreek Meats Sale | Wednesday, Sept. 24 • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm | Orders filled from van at the far corner of church parking lot | Sugarcreek Meats will be giving 10% of the total sales to St. Paul's Lutheran School. Please contact Amy Goodwin at 348-2328 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and/or orders. Orders will be taken until Tuesday, September 23rd. Thank you!

Thrivent Program: Preparing for Long-Term Care | Tuesday, September 23 • 3:00 & 6:00 pm • Presented by Kim Frye | A signup sheet is available on the Thrivent Table by the elevator.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary North Zone Rally October 11 • Nerger Assembly Room | TEENS and WOMEN up to age 101~ WE NEED YOU! Please consider joining us for The Lutheran Women’s Missionary North Zone Rally on October 11th in the morning. St. Paul’s is hosting this big event and we plan to treat our guests to a great Rally! We need many hands to make it a success. There is a sign-up sheet at the front office today and next Sunday. Check out the list of possibilities that should work for you. We need you Friday or Saturday. Call Joan Messmann or Wendy Mader if you have questions or to volunteer if you miss the list. Check the bulletin board for more information for the Rally. The speaker will interest parents, singles, and anyone interested in missions. We’ll finish by 11:30 a.m.

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase) | Sunday between services • 9:45-10:45am | Monday & Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am •Church SCRIP Office | Email orders: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Filled only on Mon. & Fri. during normal hours, as long as your order is received by 9:00 am | Payment is due when you pick up your purchases

Scrip will not be sold on September 21, the weekend of the Kramer Park Picnic.

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