This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: 

 

April 19 – Easter II – Conditions like cancer and dementia pose significant struggle. Pregnancies affected by poverty, disability, or sexual assault involve real difficulties. Abortion or physician-assisted suicide may seem like resolutions. Yet intentionally ending innocent life opposes God and will fail (Acts 5:38-39) to secure any ultimate peace or comfort. Instead trust, wait, and rejoice (1 Peter 1:5-6): God’s gifts and His works—even amid suffering—no one and nothing can overthrow.

 

COVID-19 Response

- Listen to and follow the directions of your State and Local Authorities.

- With the statewide Stay at Home in effect, worship will be live stream on Sundays at 8:30am. You are able to watch these services on Facebook or refer to our website

stpaulsfw.org.

- All public services have been suspended until Easter Sunday in accordance with the State Executive Order.

- Other times to receive Holy Communion, as well as Individual Absolution may be made by appointment with Pr. Cage (423-

2496) or email requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- Please contact the church office (423-2496) for pastoral care needs.

 

Looking Out for Our Members: Please call upon our homebound and older members you know to check in and assist us in helping each other. We need members willing to help make calls and see where there may be needs, deliver groceries or supply runs. If you are interested in helping, please call the church office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April Shut-In Visits: Due to the health issues related to the coronavirus Pastors Quill and Buse must temporarily suspend private and nursing home visits in April. They will however phone the sick and elderly to check up on them and extend spiritual encouragement and prayer. We will closely monitor the situation and make the adjustments necessary to give the best possible pastoral care. In case of emergency, do not hesitate to phone Pastor Quill (580-0812) or the church office (423-2496) and request a personal pastoral visit.

Give+Text Now Available @ 833-931-1905 Online giving to St. Paul's is now available through your mobile phone. Simply text the dollar amount you wish to give to St. Paul's 10-digit Give+Text number: 833-931-1905. Once you hit SEND, you will receive a link to complete the transaction with your credit card information. This service is provided by Vanco, the same provider of our online donation capability. Vanco is a PCI (Payment Card Industry) Level 1 service provider. St. Paul's has safely and securely worked with Vanco for over two decades. For more information, please reference the Quick Guide on our website, on the glass case in the narthex, we can email or mail you a copy.

Have Monday Morning Prayer at Home: If you would like to pray from home, contact Jill Clem (403-0273) and she will share the weekly prayer guide with you. Thank you for praying for our school and church!

Keep Your Support Coming! Please remember that our church and school are not on break. Teachers are working, students are learning, pastors are busy, and services are happening. Your financial support is crucial during this time. Please mail in your offering envelope or use the online giving options (see information nearby). Your regular giving is very important for the church’s continued work. Thank you! 

Electronic Giving—It’s Quick and Easy! Online giving to St. Paul's is now available through your mobile phone. Simply text the dollar amount you wish to give to St. Paul's 10- digit Give+Text number: 833-931- 1905. Once you hit SEND, you will receive a link to complete the transaction with your credit card information. This service is provided by Vanco, the same provider of our online donation capability. Vanco is a PCI (Payment Card Industry) Level 1 service provider. St. Paul's has safely and securely worked with Vanco for over two decades. For more information, please reference the Quick Guide on our website; we can also mail or email you a copy. ALSO, you can sign up using the previous system by going to our website

Buy or Borrow a Hymnal from Church If you need a hymnal, please call 423-2496 or email the church office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or order one from CPH.org. (https://www.cph.org/p-98-lutheranservice-book-pew-edition.aspx?ct=t(lcms-worshipresources-april-2020). The Hymnals 031170 or 031171 are currently on sale and My First Hymnal 992268 for children is half off until April 30. Call CPH at 800-325- 3040. 

Can You Build a “Little Library”? The school library is looking for someone to help build a “little library” to be placed on our property for church, school and public use. A little library is a small, stand alone structure that provides books and accepts books. This “take a book share a book” idea can help those who have limited access to reading material. It could also be used in our outreach by providing bibles or children’s bible stories. The school volunteer librarians would use books for which we have had multiple copies as initial little library materials. Anyone who has experience at designing and building small structures and would be interested in building the St Paul’s Little Library, please call  Deb Grime at 489-9723. A Thrivent Action Team Grant application for materials will be started once a design and builder is identified.

April 26 & May Altar Flowers Available Please sign up for Altar or Chancel flowers on April 26, May 3, 17, 24 & 31. Call the church office to sign up. Cost is $40.00. Please make checks payable to St. Paul’s Altar Guild and mail to 1126 S. Barr St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Flowers are available to pick up on Mondays, just call 423-2496 when stopping by. Please call Lynn Wehrenberg with any questions at 432-0846. 

Hospitalized? Lutheran hospitals are no longer providing information about a patient's church membership. Please make the Church Office aware of any hospitalizations. 

A Thank You to St. Paul Members: Thank you so much for your prayers, cards, and well wishes. They are greatly appreciated. -Carolyn Bobay