This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Revelation 14:6−7; Romans 3:19–28; John 8:31–36


October 15 – Pentecost XIX (Proper 23A) – God works life (Isaiah 25:6-9) and joy (Philippians 4:4, 12-13) in death’s domain. He welcomes especially those with broken souls and bodies (Matthew 22:8-10). How can we deny that immediate and everlasting invitation into His fellowship to any among us just because somebody judges them too little, fragile, or guilty? If this good news can change our stony hearts, then it can save any unworthy life! Lord Jesus Christ, stretch out Your people’s hearts and hands to cherish every human being as You do. Amen.


Today’s Door Offering— Outreach Kentucky! There are places in the IN District where there are no LCMS congregations. One such place is in Richmond, KY, where approx. 61% of the population is unchurched. Help the LCMS provide a missionary-at-large in Richmond.

Pack Away Hunger Still in Need of Funds: Over 41,000 meals to benefit Hurricane victims and our local Community Harvest were packaged last Saturday. A remaining amount is still needed to meet our goal. Please make checks payable to Pack Away Hunger, envelopes are located on the Front Desk.  Help us reach our goal!  Watch for updates. 

Attention Young Adults-Married and Single: YAMS, all young adults, married or single, ages 18 to 30-something are welcome to go out to lunch today. Meet Pr. Smith by the church office following the Divine Service and we will go from there.

Not too Late to Turn in Pledge Cards: Pledge cards are located on the glass case in the narthex, the front desk in the church office or on the counters in the hall near the elevators. 

Oct. 29 & Nov. 19 Altar Flowers Available: Consider sponsoring the Altar flowers in honor of a special occasion or as a memorial. Refer to the Altar Flower’s binder on the counter near the elevators. Call Lynn Wehrenberg (432-0846) with any questions.

Support St. Paul’s School Scholastic Book Fair: Shop for books and support St. Paul’s school TODAY, Oct. 22 from 9:45am-noon, Mon.-Wed. 7:30-8:20am & 2:30-5pm, Thur. late hours until 7:30pm, Fri. 9am-4pm, closed Saturday and Sunday,  Oct. 29 9:45am-noon.  The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the school Music/Art Room on the third floor.

8th Graders Thank You for Your Support! The 8th grade class would like to thank you for all of your support of them for the Washington, D.C. Trip.  To show our thanks, we are providing Cake Roll slices for you at Bible Class this Sunday!  There is no pressure to buy anything from us, but if you really like the cake rolls, which will be delivered just before Thanksgiving, today is the last day to buy one at the table outside the church office.  Also, today is the last day to buy Nelson's Chicken.  Thank you again for your support, which makes our trip to Washington possible.

Handbells & Men’s Choir Needs You on Nov. 5 & 19: Kantor Machemer is looking to assemble some handbell ringers to play for the services on All Saint's Day, Nov. 5. If you have ever played handbells, or are interested in learning how, please consider joining us. There will be three rehearsals to prepare for the service on Wednesdays October 18, 25, and November 1 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the church balcony. We need at least 8 ringers to make the ensemble work. Do you like to sing but don't have the time for a regular commitment? Well this is the opportunity for you! Kantor Machemer is looking to form a Men's Chorus to sing for the services on November 19. It is a short commitment... ONLY 1 REHEARSAL! Make plans to join your brothers in Christ for a rehearsal in the music room on Wednesday November 15 at 7:30pm. Ability to match pitch is required, but the ability to read music is not necessary. Help us sing the Gospel here at St. Paul's! Talk to Kantor Machemer 586-295-8944 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Pictorial Directory Pictures Due Nov. 9: Please call Lifetouch at 1-800-521-4611, St. Paul’s acct # 360185 if you haven’t taken your pictorial directory picture. They will schedule your appointment with another church in the area taking pictures. After Nov. 9, no more pictures will be accepted.

St. Paul’s Guide Book & Directories for 2018: It’s that time again to provide your most current address, phone number and e-mail by filling out the blue insert located on the glass case in the narthex or on the front desk in the church office.  You may even call the church office. If you work at or own a business, please consider placing an ad in this frequently used guide book.

Thrivent Members with Choice Dollars: If you’re an eligible Thrivent member with Choice Dollars available to designate, you can help by directing your choice dollars to work at St. Paul’s and in our community. Simply pick up a form on the Thrivent table near the elevators. Just complete and mail the form directly to Thrivent. If you need help filling out your form, please contact Don Selking at 385-2340.