This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Isaiah 62:1−5; 1 Corinthians 12:1–11; John 2:1–11

 

January 13 – Baptism of Our Lord – With this One, His Son veiled in frail human flesh, the heart of Almighty God is well-pleased (Luke 3:22). Through the same Jesus Christ, He creates, redeems, and calls (Isaiah 43:1-2) every member of our race to be His own beloved child. Since He stands in our place, even our sicknesses and sorrows do not represent punishments but rather opportunities for Him to shower blessing.

 

Order Your Justice Bread Today: Your choices are: Wheat, Bread Sticks & Cinnamon (no raisin) will be available to order between worship services for $3.50

CTSFW Kantorei Today at Kramer Chapel: Hear the Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne Kantorei today at 4pm in Kramer Chapel at CTSFW. The Kantorei is a men’s choir of students studying for the pastoral ministry at CTSFW, directed by Kantor Kevin Hildebrand. This service includes choral music for the season and congregational hymns and canticles.

St. Paul’s School Needs 2-Liters of Sodas: Help support the St. Paul’s Athletics by bringing in 2-liter sodas for their tournament weekend January 18 - 20. Please drop your 2-liters off any time at the school or church office and help support our sports program at St. Paul’s.

Life Team-It’s a Baby Shower- January 20: The life team is hosting a baby shower honoring those mothers who have had a child between January 2018 and January 2019. If you are one of these mothers, we would like to honor you. All ages are invited, especially newborns. Join us in the Nerger room on January 20th from 2 to 4pm. Games will be played and prizes will be awarded. Gifts and donations will go toward charities that help those mothers who are less fortunate.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate, gifts will be accepted on the Sundays prior. Come out and join in the fun. Meet with other mothers and share your experiences. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 17 via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church at 423-2496

Youth Ice Skating at Headwaters Jan. 20: Join the youth for ice skating after the 11:00am Matins service.  Youth Choir sings at 11:00am. After church, we’ll go out for lunch and then go to Headwaters Park for a round (and around and around) of ice skating. Contact Kevin Hildebrand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Sponsor St. Paul’s Athletics! Here is a great opportunity to support St. Paul's Athletics in 2019! St. Paul's Athletic Boosters is currently looking for sponsors, donations and volunteers for the 2019 J. Neil Reinke JV Boys Basketball Tournament that will take place January 18 - 20, 2019 in the school gymnasium.  St. Paul's has been hosting this tournament for over 40 years!  This event provides a great opportunity for our young athletes to exhibit their athletic skills and share in Christian fellowship with other athletes from area Lutheran schools.  This is also the largest fundraiser for our athletic programs at St. Paul's.  If you would like to support St. Paul's athletics, please contact Andy Whirrett: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260/424-0049 for more information about becoming a sponsor, making a donation or volunteering your time.  Thank you!  Go BEARS! 

March for Life Downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, January 26: Meet/park at St. Paul’s at 11:30am. Walk to the noon rally at St. Francis Performing Arts Center (431 W. Berry St.) Following the rally (about one hour), walk in the March for Life through downtown with thousands of pro-life friends. Finish back in the Nerger Room with cocoa and cookies. We’ll need volunteers to donate cookies and a couple students to carry the St. Paul’s banner in the march to show our support for life.

Join in the St. Paul’s & Concordia High School Open House: Join us for the St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Concordia High School  Open House from noon to 3 p.m. January 27. This is a chance for students of all ages to tour St. Paul’s and Concordia High School and explore programs of their interest. 

Sweetheart Sunday, Feb. 10 Pick Up Pans: “Sweetheart Sunday,” Feb.10, will allow you to “Put Your Heart in It!”  Members have inquired about another “heartfelt” event. Three years have passed! Mark your calendars and bid on the filled heart pans donated by the congregation’s members. (Heart pans available on Sundays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3 in the main office for donated items to be brought in on Saturday, Feb.9 or early Sunday, Feb.10.) Proceeds to refurbish eight chairs in the Church Library.

2019 Offering & “Initial” Envelopes: The “Initial” offering Envelope, the very first one of your 2019 envelopes, is used to defray the expense of purchasing the envelopes. 2019 cost is $1,512.00.  Pick up your envelopes in the front cloister.  

St. Paul’s School Library Needs Two Books: “The Christmas Kitten” and “Easter Kitten” both by Janet Konkle are children books in poor condition in our school library. If you have a copy please consider donating your books by leaving your copies in the church office.