This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday (Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost)  Jeremiah 15:15−21; Romans 12:9−21; Matthew 16:21−28 Psalm 26

Life Thoughts in the Church Year, Aug 24 - Being conformed to the world (Romans 12:2) happens easily, passively. Like the mold forms the plaster, we can be formed by a culture that boasts of death as a friend to solve problems, misuses sexuality, and redefines marriage. Being transformed happens when our minds are renewed through the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is why it is so important to connect this truth to the culture that would conform us.  Prayer: Please, Lord, transform us to Your image that we might not be conformed to the world. Amen.

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School Calendar

S.W.A.T. team The S.W.A.T team will begin their work on Thursdays now that school has begun. We could still use a few more hands to help out. Just arrive at 8:00 am. Mowers we have, but to trim or prune, bringing your own equipment could be helpful.

Wednesday Bible Study Begins | Wednesday, August 27, 1:30 pm, our weekly Bible Study will begin. Join us and we’ll discuss what our first topic will be.

Habitat Build Project | Tuesday, August 26 • 8:00 am–3:00 pm • Fuller’s Landing, on West Cook Road. We have received a call that Habitat is in need of 15 people to help out on Tuesday, August 26th. The lunch has been taken care of, they just need workers. Are you available? Please prayerfully consider giving some time, morning or afternoon, to this worthy cause. Check out the St. Paul’s website: and see our July 22nd work day.

Final Diaper Distribution | Thursday, August 28 • 9:30-11:00 am Volunteers please arrive at church by 9:15am. Contact Dana Hildebrand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (260) 471-0790 with questions or to volunteer

“Thank you” from the PTL Auction Committee | We wish to thank Gloria Nash and Konrad Urberg for their past support by their purchase of the front row parking spots at the church. We thank the new owners of this year’s prime parking, Bernice Rodenbeck and Todd & Amy Light, for their PTL Auction support. This parking privilege runs August 2014 to August 2015.

Confessing Christ in a Contrary Culture Conference: Saturday, September 13 • Our Shepherd, Avon, IN. For more Information: call the Indiana District office: 800-837-1145. A workshop of the Indiana District hosted at Our Shepherd, will address how Christian congregations, families, college students, pastors, teachers, and other individuals meet the challenge of confessing the faith clearly and with conviction. Rev. Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc. is the plenary speaker. Cost: $20.00 per person or $30 per vehicle. See the posters around church or Facebook event page Want to attend with others from St. Paul’s? Contact the church office.

A Hope Center’s Strides of Hope Walkathon | Saturday, Sept. 20 • 8:30-11:30 am • Shoaff Park, Conklin Pavilion. Please join other St. Paul’s walkers at A Hope Center is a faith-based, education and charitable organization serving our community for over 29 years by providing help, hope and healing for women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy. It is committed to offering alternatives to abortion, encouraging sexual integrity, and providing ministry to men and women with a past abortion decision. This pro-life ministry provides a safe place for individuals to process their feelings, receive accurate medical information and spiritual encouragement. For more information to walk or to donate, go to

Thrivent Program: Preparing for Long-Term Care | Tuesday, September 23 • 3:00 & 6:00 pm • Presented by Kim Frye. A signup sheet is available on the Thrivent Table by the elevator.

Save the Date for St. Paul’s Church Picnic! Sunday, September 21 • 11:00 am Matins at Kramer Park | Delicious Texas Style Beef Bar-B-Q will be cooked slowly on wood coals to mouth watering Enjoyment. Bring your tackle box to fish, outdoor games to play, and enjoy the fellowship! If you can help serve at the picnic, please contact Carolina Wurschmidt at 399-6200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase) | Sunday between services • 9:45-10:45am | Monday & Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am

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
Payment is due when you pick up your purchases

Welcome all new and returning familes back to School! Our normal school year schedule resumes this week with sales on Monday and Friday in the Church SCRIP OfficeIf you are new to SCRIP, please stop in our office and find out how this fundraiser can help you pay your school fees! . Please note: If school is closed for a holiday or inclement weather, SCRIP is also closed.

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