This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Isaiah 50:4−10; James 3:1−12; Mark 9:14−29

August 23 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Perhaps we could raise the level of respect and honor for marriage if we focused less on what it isn’t and more upon what it is, and teach, as Paul, that “it refers to Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:31). Prayer: Lord, help us see marriage as a picture of Your sacrificial and loving relationship to Your Church. Amen.

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“Farewell and Godspeed” • Today | For Kantor and Barbara Resch (as they ready to move to Minnesota) at the conclusion of 8:30 am Matins service.

Youth Group • Tonight | Come and hang out tonight in the Loft from 5 -7 pm for some fun and games! We’ll have a chance to get to know Pastor Smith better. Dinner provided, as always.

Youth Group • Sunday, August 30th | Needed: Senior Youth Volunteers! We are looking for senior youth to help the younger kids with games at the Church Picnic next weekend. Please come for the fellowship, and help us out.

Church Picnic • Sunday, August 30th | Make your plans to join us at Kramer Park at 11 am for a Matins Service followed by food and fellowship. Please consider bringing your favorite dessert with you to Kramer Park the day of the picnic. Tickets will be available on that Sunday. Just $5 for adults and $2.50 for kids. We are still looking for volunteers to help on the day of picnic. Please contact Kevin and Kathy Morse at 260-387-1743 to let us know if you can help.

Adult Choir | St. Paul’s Adult Choir will resume rehearsals on Wednesday September 9 at 7:30pm! This year the choir will be under the direction of Matthew Machemer, Associate Kantor at CTSFW and St. Paul member. Pertinent information on the singing year will be provided at our first rehearsal. Please consider joining us as we sing praises to our Lord and joyfully edify the song of the church! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kantor Machemer via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or telephone (260-452-2199).

Wanted: College Student Contact Information | We are asking for any contact information for college students from our congregation. This information will help local LCMS campus ministries connect with the students moving into their area. There are copies of the information form on the glass case at the back of church and on the front desk in the office area, or you can go to the website at or contact the church office.

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase)
Available today between services • 9:45 – 10:45 am • Monday & Friday 8:30 – 9:30 am
Email orders:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9:00am • Payment due when you pick up your purchases.

Are You the Next Bridal Room Attendant at St. Paul's? | Julia Hipkins--our long-time bridal room attendant for St. Paul's weddings (she's now helping at the weddings of the grandchildren of those whom she helped back when she started at St. Paul's!) is looking to step down from her duties after many years of faithful service. The position requires becoming familiar with the practice of the Christian wedding at St. Paul's, and committing to assist our brides for Saturday afternoon weddings (for up to 4 hours--a stipend is received!) for the 8 to 10 (on average) weddings during the year (summer is the busiest time). If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Julia at 373-0549 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lay Counselors Wanted | Have people ever told you that you are a good listener? Are you the "go-to" person when somebody is hurting? Do you feel like you have the skills needed to offer Biblical guidance to others? If you can answer "Yes!" to any of these questions, then the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross Connections wants to speak with you! The next Covenant Partner (lay counselor) training class is beginning in January 2016, and Cross Connections is accepting applications. Please email Mrs. Vicki Graft at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more!

Dartball Teams Wanted | Want a fun Christian activity? The Lutheran Dartball League runs approx.. October thru March. Teens thru 90’s play now, men and women. Get your team of 6-8 payers together and we will help you started Call Rich at 437-4933 for details.

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