This Week at St. Paul's

Next week’s readings: Revelation 14:6−7, Romans 3:19–28, John 8:31–36


October 20 – Pentecost XIX (Proper 24C) – We get to declare and demonstrate the Word of the Lord even in adversity (2 Timothy 4:2-3). Proclaim the truth of God no matter what political controversies it intersects. Perform the love of Jesus no matter what personal choices it interferes with. Speak and show how He creates, redeems, and calls every human life, especially the least of these. Face discrimination with courage and compassion. Meet ridicule with joy and hope. God guarantees justice (Luke 18:7-8).

Mission Offering Envelope Due Next Sunday: You may have noticed two offering envelopes in our packet for October 27. The first is your regular St. Paul's offering; the second is a special Mission Offering envelope. Among the projects St. Paul's supports is Outreach Kentucky. Richmond is one of the largest cities in Kentucky with no LCMS congregation. Over 61% of the population is unchurched. Over $92,069 has been raised to reach the $150,000 needed to place a pastor in Richmond for several years and develop a new congregation. Pick up brochures on Outreach Kentucky in church. Remember that your giving to this envelope is over and above your regular support of St. Paul's and takes the place of the former door collections. Thank you for supporting these ministries!

• Outreach Kentucky (Indiana District mission project)

• Siberian Lutheran Mission Society

• Project Timothy (theological education in Kenya)

• Burmese Ministry Support in Fort Wayne

• Lutheran Heritage Foundation (worldwide mission work)

Special Voters’ Meeting Next Sunday: Join us between worship services in the Nerger room on October 27 as architects from Design Collaborative provide a presentation and lead a discussion of potential future renovation and building plans for Heritage Hall and school. 

8th Grader’s Selling Nelson’s Chicken: This is your last chance to buy your $7 pre-sale ticket (per half chicken) from a St. Paul’s 8th grader for the D.C. Trip, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stopping in the school office. Cash or checks payable to St. Paul’s Lutheran School. Pick up your chicken from 10am-4pm outside the school on Friday, October 25 PIT-TATOES will be available for $3.50 on October 25.

Support St. Paul’s School Scholastic Book Fair: Shop for books and support St. Paul’s school Thursday, October 24 from 3-7pm, Friday Oct. 25 from 9am-3pm and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 9am-12:00pm, and Monday- Tuesday Oct. 28 and 29 from 7:30am-8:20am & 2:30pm -5pm. The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the school Music/Art Room on the third floor.

Join the St. Paul’s Supper Club in October: This is your opportunity to join fellow members of St. Paul's when you are able or just don't feel like cooking. You'll meet different people each week!  It would be very helpful to call the church office (423-2496) to let us know you're coming so that we can make reservations. 

•Oct. 23 ACME Bar & Grill (1105 E. State Blvd.)

•Oct. 30 China Palace (5810 Bluffton Road)

German Boychoir Concerts October 31: The Windsbacher Knabenchor, a boys choir from Windsbach, Germany, will be in concert at Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, Kramer Chapel, on October 31 at 7pm. The concert is free and open to the public and includes the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.  In addition, the boychoir will give a 30 minute presentation in the St. Paul's sanctuary that afternoon at 1pm, and you are welcome to attend.

Life Defenders Workshop Nov. 9, 9am-Noon: This event at Most Precious Blood Church is a pro-life apologetics workshop, where you’ll be equipped to speak confidently and graciously about how to defend the value of human life.  The material presented is appropriate for attendees 7th grade and older. Contact Allen County Right to Life (with our own Abigail Lorenzen) at 260.471.1849 or to register or for more information. Or contact St. Paul's high school students Katie and Jonathan Clem or Caleb Goodwin, who have attended this workshop, for firsthand information. Fee is $5 and donuts and drinks will be available.

Chapel Escorts at Lutheran Life Villages: Volunteers Needed to Push Wheelchairs on Sunday, November 10. Lutheran Life Villages on Anthony needs your help!  Please consider serving as escorts for residents at Lutheran Life Villages at 6723 South Anthony. Youth escorts assist residents with their wheelchairs by getting them to and from the chapel, and being a helping hand for residents during the worship service. Meet at St. Paul’s at 9am, and then drive to Lutheran Life Villages. Parents and families are welcome to come along as drivers and additional help as needed. Contact Raquel at 260-413-3460 if you can help.  

Golden Heirs Tour the Cathedral November 12: Tour of the Cathedral on Tuesday, Nov 12 as follows: 10:00am Museum, 10:45am Chapel with a Flentrop organ demonstration, 11:15am tour of the Sanctuary. Lunch will follow at Don Hall’s Gas House. Meet at 9:45am to walk over. RSVP by Nov. 10 with Wendy 489-1248. Handicap parking is available at the Cathedral.