This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:26—12:10, 13–14; Galatians 2:15–21; 3:10–14; Luke 7:36—8:3

June 5 – Third Sunday after Pentecost – So precious to the Lord was St. Paul the Apostle that God “set [him] apart before [he] was born” (Galatians 1:15). The Gospel of Jesus Christ declares that every human being is just as special already in the mother’s womb. The Heavenly Father’s longing to hold each one is greater even than the love of a widow for her only son (1 Kings 17:18). He gave His Son to face death (Luke 7:12-14) so that no sin would be remembered lest any of his little ones be lost. Prayer: O Lord our God, by Your Son’s love fill us with devotion to You and compassion for the guilty and grieving. Amen.

Today’s Door Offering—Project Timothy | The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya has a mere 140 pastors to serve 700 congregations with 100,000 members. Project Timothy-Kenya is dedicated specifically to providing a remedy for this crying need, equipping leaders for the drama¬ti-cally growing church in Africa. Visit projecttimothy-kenya.org for more information.

St. Paul’s Softball Team Plays Today | St. Paul’s will be playing today against St. Michael at 4pm in Kreager Park.  The next game will be Thursday, June 9 against St. Peter at 8:30pm in Kreager Park.  Go St. Paul’s!

Pick Up Your Baby Bottle at the Front Desk | Your spare change helps bring Hope to those dealing with un-expected pregnancy. The money you collect will help A Hope Center minster to those in need. Help us be missionaries right here in Fort Wayne. Please return your filled baby bottle by Father’s Day.

Indiana 50% SGO Tax Credit July 1 | The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana enables low-to-middle-income families to send their children to the school of their choice. For their generosity, donors receive a 50% state tax credit. Donate Today! Call 260-203-4509 or go to www.LutheranSGO.org.

Watch for Upcoming Repairs | The sanctuary roof leak has been repaired.  A plaster specialist has been contacted to repair the ceiling when his schedule permits.  The north parking lot will be resealed and striped this month.

Copies of the Voter’s Meeting Minutes | Are available at the front desk.

For Our Students Heading to College This Fall | College is tough and we all need Jesus! The Indiana District can help! We are gathering information in order to support all of our students during this transitional time. This information will be shared with the LCMS ministries near the school you or your student will be attending. Our goal is to connect all of our students with the Word of Christ and other Lutherans attending their school. Pick up a student information form from the front desk or on the glass case in the narthex or sign up online at www.in.lcms.org, click “Outreach”, click “Campus Ministries”, and submit contact information.  Thank you!

St. Paul’s Diaper Project Begins, Bring in Sizes 5 & 6 in June | St. Paul’s has partnered with Allen County Right to Life in distributing diapers to families in need. Your donation may be placed in the baby tote near the church office. Monetary donations for purchasing diapers will also be gratefully accepted!  St. Paul’s distribution will be on July 20th.  We are also in need of plastic grocery bags, please.

Electronically Giving Options for Travelers | Just as you rely upon receiving income on a regular basis, St. Paul’s relies on your regular contributions.  St. Paul’s appreciates the efforts of congregation members to make consistent donations throughout the year–especially during popular summer travel periods.  To assist you, the church provides a convenient electronic giving option for setting up regular contributions.  Please contact the church office for details or pick up your authorization form located on the front desk.

Ladies Aid Picnic Reservations | Last day to make reservations for the Thursday, June 9, picnic at Camp Lutherhaven between church services in the main office area or call Claire Fickenscher, 452-3473.  Departing from church at 10:00 am, returning at 3:00 pm.  Pack a "tradeable" lunch and join in the fun! 

Ladies Aid Photo Album | Please provide pictures from the past Ladies Aid functions.  These photos will be placed in the Ladies Aid Album located at the church.  If possible please put dates and or names on the photos.  Contact Carolyn Bobay with any questions at 432-0463.

Church Office Hours Moved to Summer Hours | Please note, the summer hours for the church office will be 8:30 am-4:00 pm until school resumes.

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