This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Acts 4:1−12; 1 John 3:16−24; John 10:11−18; Psalm 23

April 19 – Third Sunday of Easter – The theme of repentance and forgiveness runs through all three lessons. Those who view abortion or assisted suicide as only political issues need to be called to repentance. Those crushed by sins committed against life need to hear the message of forgiveness applied to them and to their sin. Prayer: Lord, I repent of my sins and plead for Your forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Divine Service Explanation in the pews | We have received requests to take this new item home for reading, or even to send on to family and friends. We would appreciate you leaving the laminated copies in the pews, and take one of the paper copies in the Narthex on the glass case.

Rescue Mission Project: Help us pack! Packing items: April 21 • 12:30 pm A “Rescue Mission” collection bin is outside church office. St. Paul’s Church and School is collecting items for those in need at Charise House, help for women and children, and Life House which supplies help for men.  A list of items is one of the flyers in this week’s bulletin.  Please consider giving what you can.  These should be new, not used.  The Thrivent Advocate Group, along with anyone who would like to help, will package items to be distributed.

S.W.A.T. (Sweep, Weed and Trim) | First scheduled clean up day Wednesday, April 22 • 9:00am

Golden Heirs April Event: April 23 | Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI. Leave church at 8 am • We should be home around 7 pm

Altar Guild Brunch | Saturday, April 25th • 9:30am • Nerger Assembly Room. Please join us for brunch, fellowship and the installation of officers for next year. We would like to welcome any new members and hand out updated information about Altar Guild for all. Just bring your $5 membership dues and a canned good for the Seminary Food Bank. Hope to see you there!

St. Paul's Summer Diaper Distribution: APRIL sizes 3 & 4. All sizes needed, and accepted anytime • checks made out to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and "Diaper Project" on the memo line.

St. Paul's Life Team | Collection Dates: April 19, 26 and May 3, 10th. Lists of items needed: found on the table near church office. Basket to be donated to Women's Health Link at the delivery of a baby. (Blankets, sleepers, onsies, receiving blankets, baby wash cloths, NEW: Rattles, teethers, pacifiers and baby bottles, also baby's first Bible).

Cross Connections Free Film! 4th Friday “Free” Film Festival • April 24th • 6:30 pm. Cross Connections Offices • 4618 E. State Blvd • See bulletin board. In the interest of improved communication (and cheap entertainment) for you and your spouse. The movie is “Life is Beautiful”. There will be discussion afterward “Can God use humor in my marriage?”

Lutherans for Life will visit St. Paul’s School | Friday, May 8 • 8:40–9:00 am. Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director of Lutherans for Life, will be visiting our students for an all school assembly on Friday, May 8th from 8:40 - 9:00 am. Anyone who is interested in hearing Dr. Lamb's message is welcome to join us.

Golden Heirs Tour: May 12, 9:00 am, General Motors Plant. Rsvp by May 1: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 483-0650. Arrive at church at 8:20 to car pool. This is a 1 hr. walking tour. No canes, walkers, wheel chairs, or cameras. No sandals or open toes, gym shoes recommended. 20 people max. Lunch at Halls’ Tavern in Coventry.

SCRIP | Monday and Friday • 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.
Payment due when you pick up your purchases.

Market Day | Contact Julie Kryder: 260-760-2659 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • visit

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