This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Ezekiel 37:1−14; Romans 8:1–11; John 11:1–45 (46–53)

March 26 – Fourth Sunday in Lent – The God who is Jesus Christ displays His miraculous compassion especially amid ailments and inabilities (John 9:2-3). Though we occupy evil days (Ephesians 5:16), we ought not give up on anybody before God does (Isaiah 42:16). After all, He never forsakes us (Ephesians 5:8)! Merciful Master, teach us and lead us to walk with Your children in light. Amen.


Today’s Door Offering—Project Timothy: Project Timothy-Kenya, led by Rev. Thomas Aadland, is dedicated specifically to equipping leaders for the dramatically growing church in Africa. To receive his newsletters, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Attention Young Adults-Married and Single: A group (YAMS) will be going out for lunch after the late service TODAY.  All young adults, married or single, ages 18 to 30-something are welcome. Meet Pr. Smith by the church office following today’s Divine Service and we will go from there.  

Last Sunday for Thrivent Members Ask Don: Have you applied for Thrivent’s free money to go toward your “Choice” of (St. Paul’s Church-School-or other).  Don Selking will be in the church office to assist you in filling out the form. 

Lenten Supper on March 29: All proceeds from the Lenten Supper this week, which will be served by the Sunday School staff, will be used to support our annual food packaging event, Pack-Away Hunger. It will be Italian night, with lasagna and all the trimmings. Come and give your support!

New Communion Distribution Continues: Our Pastors serve communion during our regular Sunday Worship Services to our members who are unable to use the communion rail. The new process will allow for our members to remain seated in the North and South Transepts of the sanctuary.  For those wanting the Pastors to bring communion to them, simply sit in the front rows of the transept or along the transept aisle seats.  As we are transitioning to the new system please notify an usher if you are taking communion from these pews so they can help direct the Pastors to where they need to be.  Please feel free to contact St. Paul’s Vice Chairman Kevin Morse at 260-387-1743 with any questions.  

Easter Vigil Choir for High School & College Age Singers: For high school and college age singers.  Rehearse Good Friday, 3:15-4:00 pm, sing for the Vigil on April 15, 7 pm.  Contact Kantor Hildebrand with any questions:  260-739-2672.

March Diaper Drive Sizes Newborn to Size 2 Needed: Now is the time to drop off diapers for our summer diaper drive.  A table will be set up by the office area.  Sizes needed are newborn to size 2.  Other sizes and donations are also greatly appreciated.  Please help us show God’s love to others in our community by giving diapers.  

Ladies Aid & Altar Guild Brunch & Spring Event: Apron Tidbit:  Feedsack fabric was used for quilts and aprons. When the apron was no longer wearable, the best parts were cut out and used for quilts.  All ladies, young and old, invited to attend “Aprons Tied With Love,” Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m., Nerger Assenbly Room, Donation: $5.  Reservations taken next week in the main office area.   Old or new, bring an apron for viewing by the ladies.

Golden Heirs to Visit the Lincoln Tower Building April 11: The Golden Heirs will learn the history and go to the observation deck of the Lincoln Tower at 116 East Berry Street.  Join us on APRIL 11 and meet at the church at 9:30 am before beginning the tour at 10am. Following the tour, we will have lunch at 11:15 am at Don’s Hall’s on Bluffton Rd. Please RSVP with Carole by April 3, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 483-0650.

The Youth Group will be sponsoring the Easter Breakfast: Breakfast will be served before first service, beginning at 7am until 8:15am and after first service from 10am until 11am.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this meal with your St. Paul’s family.  Pans for making and returning an egg casserole the morning of the breakfast will be available outside the church office for pick up. 

Ushering, Coffee Hour & Reception Desk Volunteers Needed: Your help is needed one Sunday a month. Consider serving coffee between services, answering questions at the reception desk or handing out worship bulletins.  Work with others as you serve the church.  Call the church office for more information 423-2496.

There will be no Ladies Aid Meetings in April: There will be no Ladies Aid board meeting on April 5 and no Ladies Aid meeting on April 13.  Join us for the Special Spring Brunch event on April 29.


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