This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Jer. 23:16−29; Heb. 11:17–31(32–40); 12:1–3; Lk 12:49–53 (54–56)

August 7 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14) – He who multiplies stars in the sky (Genesis 15:5) and ravens in the air and lilies in the field also supplies everything required to support our body and life (Luke 12:22-30). Our dead-and-resurrected Redeemer sanctifies even compromised lives. We are His precious treasure (Luke 12:33-34), and He is our shield and reward (Genesis 15:1), especially in suffering (Hebrews 11:7-12). Prayer: Almighty Maker, strengthen my faith in Your love and power to meet every need. Amen.

Interested in Another Fun Church Activity? The Ft Wayne Lutheran Dartball League could be it.  We will show you this fun and simple game for all ages 14 and up.  Teams of 6-8 players are needed by Sept 1. There is no entry fee this year.  Please call Ben at 348-5163 or Rich at 437-4933 ASAP. 

Don’t Forget Our Food Donation Boxes | You can help the Concordia Seminary students by donating food in the boxes located near the elevators on the main floor.

St. Paul’s Habitat for Humanity Aug. 18 | This is a NEW build date for St. Paul’s.  Thank you to everyone who filled up the Aug. 10 build date.  Help transform lives by building a home in Fuller’s Landing, 4308 W. Cook Road.  St. Paul’s build dates will be Aug. 10 & Aug. 18.  Sign up for Aug 18 and information is located on the table next to the church office.

Kramer Park Picnic with Matins on Aug. 21 | Matins Service at 11am Sunday, Aug. 21 followed by Ol’ Fashioned Texas Barbeque.  Tickets will be sold at the event, $5 adults, $2.50 kids K-8th grade.  There will be free games and activities for the kids.  Don’t forget to bring your favorite dessert to share. 

A Gemütlichkeit Evening, Saturday, Oct. 15 | A delicious meal of German fare, a festive bazaar of baked goods and wares. Proceeds to benefit Pastor Smith's student loan debt. Do you have items for the craft table—possibly Christmas related—or an idea for the silent auction or to volunteer? These events will take place in St. Paul’s School gym.  Please contact any of the following: Claire Fickenscher at 452-3473 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Amy Goodwin at 348-2328 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joan West at 485-0202

St. Joe Hospital Needs Volunteers | Volunteers are needed to help in the gift shop, lobby and information desk.  Please consider volunteering your time by calling Corey at 425-3041.

Bach Concert at St. Paul’s on Sunday, August 28 at 4pm | Ensemble Dix, a professional woodwind quartet from Fort Wayne’s sister city of Gera, Germany, will present a concert at St. Paul’s.  This concert is part of a weekend tour to Fort Wayne in cooperation with Fort Wayne Sister Cities International and will feature music of Johann Sebastian Bach arranged for woodwinds and soprano soloist.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Further details about Ensemble Dix, including audio and video samples, are available at

Indiana 50% SGO Tax Credit Forms in the Church Office | The SGO Credits are Back (but Going Fast!) On July 1 the SGO tax credits reset to $9.5 million and donors were ready. Within two weeks, over $1.2 million from 400+ donations were received, a record over  300,000 received the same time last year.  If you recall, last fiscal year the state allowed $8.5 million in SGO credits that were depleted 5 months early in February.   Therefore, we urge donors wanting to support SGO scholarships and receive the 50% tax credit to make their donation early; those waiting until December may miss out on the credit until 2017.   UPDATED SGO forms are located in the church office.  Donating anonymously is now an option.  Donate Today! 

For Our Students Heading to College This Fall | We are gathering information in order to support all of our students. This information will be shared with the LCMS ministries near the school you will be attending. Our goal is to connect all of our students with the Word of Christ and other Lutherans attending their school. Pick up a student information form from the front desk or on the glass case in the narthex or sign up online at, click “Outreach”, click “Campus Ministries”, and submit contact info.

St. Paul’s Summer SCRIP Hours on Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am | Regular SCRIP hours are on Sundays between services.  Consider Volunteering for SCRIP, call the church office.

Save the Date!  Oct. 23 Progressive Dinner | St. Paul’s progressive dinner is on October 23, 2016 from 4-9p.  Watch for the sign up table at church in September and through October 9th.  If you have questions, feel free to talk to Nicole Busarow (920) 360-3487 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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