This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday | Isaiah 5:1−7; Philippians 3:4b−14; Matthew 21:33−46; Psalm 80:7−19

October 5 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – Both Isaiah (Isaiah 5:1-7) and Jesus (Matthew 21:33-46) speak judgment against those God called to be His own people. We err when we apply these judgments to our nation. Yes, our country denies justice to the unborn and replaces it with bloodshed (Isaiah 5:7b), but the silence of the Church in the presence of such bloodshed deserves the greater judgment. Prayer: Lord have mercy upon Your people and restore in us a love for You and for life that You created and redeemed. Amen. (From

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Altar Guild Meeting | Saturday, October 4 • 9:00 am • Founders Room | Devotion with Pr. Cage at 10:00 am. New member training and review of Altar Guild duties will begin at 9:00. Altar Guild meeting will begin at 10:00, devotion by Pastor Cage.

St. Paul's School Carnival, See You There! | Saturday, October 4 • 3:00–7:00 pm | An afternoon of family fun with carnival games, inflatables, pie in the face and the bear toss. Food will be for sale. Carnival tickets are pre-sale 5 for $1.00 in the school office. You may also purchase tickets the day of the carnival at 4 for $1.00.

40 Days for Life: St. Paul’s Prayer Vigil Schedule | Friday, October 3 • 8:00 am–8:00 pm | Saturday, October 4 • 8:00 am–8:00 pm First Pilgrim Holiness Church • 1508 Ardmore Ave. • Fort Wayne The church is close to the Parkwest Shopping Center. Contact Dawn Pasche. More volunteers from the congregation are needed. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The local event goes from September 24 to November 2

Attention Youth Choir & Parents | To allow the confirmed members of our Youth Choir (and their confirmed family members) to receive the Holy Communion on those Sundays when the Youth Choir is singing at the 11 am Matins service, a Service of the Sacrament will be held immediately following Matins for those desiring to receive. All members of St. Paul's or of a sister congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod are welcome. Only the chalice will used in the distribution. Sunday, October 5, will be the first Sunday for this.

Keeping in touch with our college students | Do you know of any college students from St. Paul's who would appreciate notes and packages from the church? It doesn't matter if they are in town or out; we'd love to keep in touch. Please email Kristen Gregory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 423-4510 with their names and college addresses. Thanks! 

Ladies Aid Meeting is Thursday, October 9th | 1:00 pm • Nerger Assembly Room See the bulletin next week or The Messenger in October for more information. Join us to learn more about our school and PTL .

GOLDEN HEIRS OCTOBER OUTING: Friday, October 10 • 11:30 am • RSVP by October 3 on bulletin board. Carpool: meet at the church 11:00 am. Join the Golden Heirs for lunch at Das Nolt Family Dinner Hous. The cost is $8.99 plus beverage and dessert. 

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary North Zone Rally October 5 • LWML Sunday | Joan Messmann would appreciate about 8 volunteers on Sunday following both services to pass out handouts. Students could assist with this too.

October 11 • North Zone Rally • Nerger Assembly Room | St. Paul’s Ladies will host this event for approximately 75 ladies. Contact Joan Messmann (484-6538) to volunteer for help on Fri. or Sat. morning, or to bring food. We need about 5 more items for the breakfast. A busy day at St. Paul’s and your help is appreciated.

8th Grade D.C Fundraiser: Mike’s Carwash | Sundays in September • Near the church office • Between services

No Justice Bread Orders This Month | There will be no orders taken this month due to schedule and delivery conflicts with the church picnic date.

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase) | Sunday between services • 9:45–10:45am | 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. Payment is due when you pick up your purchases.

As you may have heard, Atz’s has closed. We haven’t heard how they will deal with outstanding SCRIP. We also understand that Papa Murphy’s has closed their Illinois Road and Dupont stores. If you have “Papa” SCRIP you can use it at their Maplecrest/St. Joe Center Road location until November.

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