This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Isaiah 43:16–21; Philippians 3:(4b–7) 8–14; Luke 20:9–20

 

April 7 – Lent V – “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5). Choosing life isn’t always easy. Enduring illnesses, giving birth, caring for children, and speaking truth in love often involve suffering. However, our good Lord forms all people—and their circumstances—for Himself. And life received from Him brings celebrations that eclipse all sorrows. Whoever trusts Christ’s grace will also take hold of His glory (Philippians 3:8-11). 

 

Church Office Closed & No Monday Service: Monday night service resumes April 29. The church office will be closed on Monday, April 22.

Turn in Communication Survey Today! Please complete the enclosed survey and turn it in before leaving today. Your input is greatly appreciated.

First Supper Club Gathering This Wednesday: For anyone interested in eating out this Wednesday, April 24, join us at 6:00 pm at Casa Mare on Parnell Ave. across the street from the Coliseum. It would be very helpful to call the church office (423-2496) to let us know you're coming so that we can make reservations. (By the way, everyone is responsible for his or her own purchases!)

Mission Offering Envelope Coming Next Week: When you open your offering envelope packet next week, you'll see the second special Mission Offering envelope. Among the project St. Paul's supports is the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society. For years we have provided financial support for new Lutheran pastors in Siberia. Many congregation members there have meager financial means, so our assistance is crucial to support their pastors. Remember that your giving to this envelope is over and above your regular support of St. Paul's and takes the place of the former door collections. Thank you.

Run for the Roses PTL Auction on April 27th: BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Location at the Historic Women's Club 402 W Wayne Street and doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $45 per person. It’s an evening to celebrate St Paul’s.  We’ll be at the Historic Women’s Club, beautifully decorated with a Kentucky Derby theme. 

Thank You St. Paul’s School & Volunteers: Thank you students, staff and volunteers for making our church sparkling clean for the Easter season. Your service is greatly appreciated!

Help Provide Food for A Capella Choir: CLHS's A Capella Choir will be singing at both services on April 28. We will be providing snacks and refreshments for the choir between services. Please consider providing juice, fruit, baked goods, granola bars, and yogurt cups. A signup sheet will be in the SCRIP room with Melissa on Sunday or call/text Dan Kramer at 419-633-4824. You may also call the church office to donate.

Ladies Aid & Altar Guilds’ Treasured Keepsakes May 18: Only four weeks away! Join in the fun - Ladies Aid & Altar Guild Spring Brunch, “Treasured Keepsakes,” May 18 at 10am, Nerger Assembly Room. Bring and share your cherished memento, knick-knack, souvenir….keepsake! Reservations taken in church office between services April 28, May 5 & 12; deadline May 13. Cost: $6 delicious food/drink.

St. Paul’s S.W.A.T (Sweep-Weed-&-Trim) Needs YOU! Your S.W.A.T. team is always looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the church, school and district office properties. Currently there are only a few retirees doing this work. We need many more helping hands to take care of the church and school properties. Would you consider “adopting” a specific area. Can you spare a couple of hours? It need not be a specific day or time, after work or weekends can be arranged. Whenever you might be available would be a huge help. If you can help or have any questions, please call Dan Wietfeldt at 623-6682 or Don Selking at 385-2340.

Paul V Morrison Diaper Drive Sizes 5 & 6: This year St. Paul’s annual diaper drive is named in memory of Paul Morrison, a tireless servant of the gospel, ready in season and out to help and serve his neighbor. Paul was a motivating factor behind Diapers Out the Door. This year our diapers will go to the East Central Neighborhood and to the Shepherd’s Hand. Please fill the bassinet by the church office with sizes 5 & 6 diapers for the month of April. 

Easter Offerings : During the Easter season, it is encouraging to see both new and familiar faces at our worship services. Throughout the year, many of you already support the congregation with your time, talent and financial contributions but greater participation is always welcome. Please consider setting up a recurring giving plan. Automating your financial commitments means your contributions will be received on a steady, uninterrupted basis. Donors are encouraged to use our online system to either enroll or update their giving amounts, through a secure third-party financial provider. Visit http://www. stpaulsfw.org/index.php/online-giving, and click on “Donate Online”. If you need additional help with this online option, please call Margo at the church office. Paper enrollment forms are at the front desk.