This Week at St. Paul's

Sunday July 27 Readings:  Deut. 7:6−9; Rom. 8:28−39; Matt. 13:44−52; Psalm 125

Life Thoughts in the Church Year, July 27 - "Yes, fathers today need godly models, but more than that, we need forgiveness. Thankfully, God has provided us with both." Ryan C. MacPherson, associate professor of history at Bethany College, Mankato, Minnesota - A "Life Quote" from Lutherans For Life -

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S.W.A.T. Team Needs Your Help! We need at least 3 or 4 individuals who can help on Wednesdays, 8:30 am. The job entails trimming bushes, ivy, spray or pulling weeds. lease bring your own equipment, gloves, battery powered trimmer, etc. Please contact Don Selking if you have questions at 704-5119. Come lend a hand for an hour or so.

Latin America Mission Work Update. • Sunday, August 3 • 10:00 - 10:45 am  Nerger Assembly Room. During our Sunday Bible Study on August 3, we'll be receiving an update from one of our members, Daniel Fickenscher. He is serving as a missionary with the LCMS in the Dominican Republic as a communication specialist. His primary responsibility is to inform members of the LCMS through photography, videos, and articles on how Christ is using their synod to bring others to faith throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He is very grateful for your support and asks for your continued prayers.

St. Paul’s/Thrivent Habitat Build Project: How often have you thought about helping on one of Habitat's projects, but didn't want to go alone? We had a great time helping with framing and siding a home on Tuesday, July 22 and are looking to make this a regular project. If you missed out, you have another chance on Wednesday, August 20― we will be painting that day • Fuller’s Landing, on West Cook Road.

2014 Diaper Distribution: Thursdays, July 31, August 28 • 9−11 am | Contact Dana Hildebrand • 471-0790/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank You From A Hope Center “Thank you so much for holding a Baby Bottle Campaign. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Dawn Pasche and Joan Messmann for organizing the campaign. A Total of $843.61 was collected from your campaign, illustrating the generosity of your congregation!” The money will support A Hope Center’s ongoing outreach to women and men in unplanned pregnancies who are scared, confused, or financially struggling. It will be directed into serving and saving the next generation.

What Does It Mean to Be Lutheran? You might know that The Lutheran Witness is a regular publication of the LCMS with articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective (available at But you might not know that in addition to the subscription journal there's also free online content that will help you better understand and express your Lutheran faith in the context of today's world. The latest web-exclusive articles by pastors and laity include "Marriage In God's Hands," "Is There Hope for America?," and "As Simple As Letting God Speak." Find those articles and more at and enjoy them with your morning coffee!

Available Altar Flower Dates:   Sept. 14, 21,

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase supporting St. Paul’s School)

SUMMER: Wednesdays • 9:00 to 10:00 am • Sundays • between Services
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REMEMBER SCRIP FOR YOUR SUMMER PLANS! We offer many vendors for your home improvement or yard projects. When planning your summer vacations, please consider purchasing gas, hotel, and restaurant gift cards in advance.

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