This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Revelation 14:6−7; Romans 3:19−28; John 8:31−36; Psalm 46

October 19 “Usually, when people think of life issues, they think of ‘political’ or ‘social’ or ‘controversial’ issues and come to the erroneous conclusion that we should not be talking about them in church. But do you know what I call issues of life and death, pain and suffering, fear and anxiety, sin and guilt, regret and grief, end of life decisions? I call them ‘spiritual’ and ‘biblical’ issues! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is tailor made for such issues.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •

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Pick up your Justice Bread today! Wheat • Cinnamon Raisin • Garlic Bites | $3/loaf • correct change or check to LSSI

Thrivent Choice & Kids Against Hunger | Kim Frye will be here today to help you direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars. She and Larry Koelper will also speak briefly to the Adult Bible Study groups regarding Kids Against Hunger. Whatever our age, we can all be part of reducing the number of hungry children in Indiana and the world. (Did you know? The Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana serves 21,100 unique clients each week in its nine-county area.) There are two ways for you to participate: by making a donation of your time and energy, and /or financially. To date, we have raised $5,339 towards our $10,000 goal (that's 40,000 meals!). Donations will be accepted at the through November 8 , the day of the event. In addition, we need 80 volunteers of all ages for each shift that day.
• $1.00 donation = 4 meal packages (Each package provides six nutritious servings.)
• 50% of the meals will be given to the local Community Harvest Food Bank. The other 50% will go to the Nehemiah Vision Ministries in Haiti.
• Saturday, November 8, 2014. Early shift 9:00–11:30 am (25 signed up). Late shift 12:30–3:00 pm (23 signed up) (See sign-up sheets in the narthex and office area.)
• Pray for those who will be receiving the food

Thanks from LWML/Ladies Aid | Thanks to all who contributed time, money, skills, and leadership at the Rally last Saturday. Look for photos soon to be posted to view. Offerings for the Oct.5 door collection amounted to $72.00. Read more about the North Zone Rally in the next Mesenger. To God be the Glory.

GOLDEN HEIRS: Blue Jacket Clothing Company Tour. Tuesday, November 11 • 10:30 am • 2826 South Calhoun Street. Carpool: meet at the church 9:45 am. Blue Jacket, Inc., created in 2003 is a not-for-profit company that serves the disadvantaged and provides training and employment to ex-inmates and other disadvantage populations. Proceeds raised through the enterprise support Blue Jacket’s mission and operations in Fort Wayne. We will have lunch at the Calhoun Street Soup, Salad & Spirits, 1915 S Calhoun following the tour.

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS renewal time! Subscription cost is $18.00 • Deadline is October 26. Checks payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes for your convenience in the Narthex & reception desk. The Lutheran Witness is the official magazine of the LCMS, providing stories and information that complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.

Doxology “Encore” Participants | Please keep Pastor Gregory, Karl Davis, John Hrehov, Dan Pasche, and Tom Pasche in your prayers as they participate in the Doxology “Encore” retreat for pastor and lay leaders next weekend, October 17–19, in Donaldson, Indiana. The retreat provides opportunities for worship, training, and fellowship centered on God’s Word to strengthen pastors and assist leaders as they serve their congregations.

The Good Shepherd Institute conference Nov. 2-4 • Concordia Theological Seminary • Kramer chapel. Open to the public. • Nov. 2, 4:30 pm; Organ recital by Faythe Freese • Nov. 2, 7:30 pm; All Saints Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum, Rev. Timothy Quill, preaching; • Nov. 3, 7:30 pm; Hymn Festival with the Kantorei, in honor of Richard Resch's service to the seminary 

Purdue Musical Christmas Show–December 6 • Showtime is 4:00 pm. Reservation: Ron Fiebig at 483-7474 • Deadline is October 10, 2014. Concordia, Emmanuel, Holy Cross, St. Michael, St. Peter, and St. Paul Lutheran Churches are offering a charter coach tour for our older adults who would like to attend the Purdue Christmas Show. Boarding time is 11:30 am at St. Peter, or 12:00 at St. Michael. The coach bus returns to Fort Wayne about 10:15 pm. Meal: Dinner at Spageddies at 6:45 pm. Cost:$70 includes tickets, meals, taxes, tips

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase) | Sunday between services • 9:45–10:45 am. Monday & Friday from 8:30–9:30 am • Church SCRIP Office | Email orders: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Filled only on Mon. & Fri. during normal hours, as long as your order is received by 9:00 am
No SCRIP Friday, October 24–There is no school

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