This Week at St. Paul's

For Ascension Day (this Thursday): Acts 1:1–11; Ephesians 1:15–23; Luke 24:44–53
For Next Sunday: Acts 1:12–26; Revelation 22:1–20; John 17:20–26

May 1 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – When Paul and his companions arrived in Philippi, they “remained in this city some days” (Acts 16:12). God doesn’t just deliver His fatherly love, he dwells in it with us, all our lives long and into eternity. His grace in Jesus Christ occurs as lifetime and relationship instead of just moment or event. Revelation beholds the Gospel as a city (Revelation 21:10ff.) because salvation is not simply an occurrence but a new identity and family. Prayer: Holy Trinity, save our lives and then take our lives that we may share in Your life. Amen.

TODAY!
•     Confirmation Sunday: We welcome to St. Paul’s the family and friends who have come to witness and rejoice in the confirmation of our 13 youth this morning.
•   After some unspoken discomfort and concern about the Voter's Assembly decision regarding pew removal, pastors and church leadership would like to revisit/revaluate this at Elders, Church Council and the May Voter's Meeting.
•  Church Wide Survey:  Please go to the church website  www.stpaulsfw.org to access the link and complete the anonymous online survey.

Sunday School--Give it a try! Though the school year is rapidly drawing to a close, St. Paul's Sunday School is still in session. Please make every effort for your children (or grandchildren) to attend regularly. We can never take a break from bringing our children to Jesus.

CTS Candidate Placements:
Below are names of those men and women   known to us at St. Paul’s through field work, regular attendance in our services, or in connection with our school.  Please keep them in your prayers as they begin their assignments.
Deaconess Intership Assignments:
   Rachel Fickenscher to Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, MO  Pastoral Assignments:
   Daniel M. Sheafer to Emmanuel  Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne,    
   IN
Vicarage Assignments:
   Steve T. Law to Wollaston Lutheran Church, Quincy, MA
   Paul V. Morrison to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,   
   Eastpointe, MI
    Aaron A. Zimmerman to Saint John Lutheran Church, Hubbard,
    IA & Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls, IA

St. Paul’s Diaper Project Begins, Bring in Sizes 5 & 6 in May | St. Paul’s has partnered with Allen County Right to Life in distributing diapers to families in need. Your donation may be placed in the baby tote near the church office. Monetary donations for purchasing diapers will also be gratefully accepted!  We are also in need of plastic grocery bags please.

S.W.A.T. (Sweep, Weed & Trim) Begins Now | St. Paul’s SWAT team maintains the church, school, and district office properties. Can you spare a couple of hours on Thursday mornings at 9am? Contact Don Selking 260-385-2340.

Join Allen County Right to Life on May 15th | Sunday, May 15th will be the annual Uniting Our City for Life Picnic. Held at Headwaters Park West in Fort Wayne, the Picnic shows appreciation to local pro-life supporters and their families with a picnic-style dinner, games for the kids, and local speakers. This event helps strengthen awareness about the abortion issue within Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. Activities will begin at 4:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. The cost is $25 per family, which includes dinner and a 1-year Allen County Right to Life membership. Please contact us by phone at 260-471-1849 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot by May 6th

Golden Heirs Planning Meeting for 2016-2017 | Join us on Tuesday, May 10th at 10am in the Nerger Assembly Room to plan the 2016-2017 events.  Your input is greatly needed and appreciated.

Golden Heirs May 20 Event at Sauder Museum in Ohio | We will be touring the Sauder Museum in Archbold, Ohio on Friday, May 20.  We will leave from the church at 8am.  Cost is $14 plus lunch.  RSVP by May 13 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 483-0650.  Drivers are needed.

Fund a Dream: For those wishing to participate in this year's Fund a Dream Campaign to support tuition assistance opportunities for future St. Paul's students, you may use the Fund a Dream Gift Form insert on the glass case in the narthax, or use the school's secure online Donate feature at www.school.stpaulsfw.org. Thank you!The "Gemutlichkeit" (warm, cozy evening) on Oct. 15 | Be sure to read today's enclosed flyer about an important event on October 15th.  The "Gemutlichkeit" (warm, cozy evening) will be a blessing to Pastor Smith as he ministers to our congregation.

The "Gemutlichkeit" (warm, cozy evening) on Oct. 15 | Be sure to read today's enclosed flyer about an important event on October 15th.  The "Gemutlichkeit" (warm, cozy evening) will be a blessing to Pastor Smith as he ministers to our congregation.

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