This Week at St. Paul's

For Next Sunday: Genesis 3:1−21; Romans 5:12–19; Matthew 4:1–11

February 26 – Transfiguration of Our Lord – What glory Almighty God lent to humankind by transfiguring His Son as He inhabited our flesh! Jesus not only shows us this everlasting Fatherhood and Sonship, but He bestows it upon us, wretched as we are! Perhaps our greatest honor consists in likewise using our privileges and resources to exalt the lowliest of persons into this majesty. O Light Everlasting, keep us mindful that all humankind is made for Your favor as much as we ourselves are. Amen.

Today’s Door Offering is for LSSI: Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) has been reaching out to the community, meeting needs with Christ's love. LSS provides adoption services, but also reaches out to families through pregnancy services, teen education and advocacy, child care, and more. 

Attention Young Adults-Married and Single: A group (YAMS) will be going out for lunch after the late service TODAY. All young adults, married or single, ages 18 to 30-something are welcome. Meet Pastor Smith by the church office following the February 26 Divine Service and we will go from there.

New Communion Distribution in March: Beginning on Sunday, March 5th there will be a change in how our Pastors serve communion during our regular Sunday Worship Services to our members who are unable to use the communion rail.  The new process will allow for our members to continue to worship from the North and South Transepts of the sanctuary.  For those wanting the Pastors to bring communion to them, simply sit in the front rows of the transept along the aisle seats.  As we are transitioning to the new system please notify an usher if you are taking communion from these pews so they can help direct the Pastors to where they need to be.  Please feel free to contact St. Paul’s Vice Chairman Kevin Morse at 260-387-1743 with any questions.   

Ash Wednesday Just a Couple Days Away: We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday in celebration of Ash Wednesday.  Divine Services will be at Noon and 6:45pm

Join Us for the Altar Guild Meeting Saturday, March 11th: New Members are Welcome! The Altar Guild will meet on Saturday, March 11 in the Founder’s room. We would like to have EVERYONE attend 10:00–11:30am so we can show off all of the work that has been done in the new Altar Guild room. We will also learn the new location of all the items we use on a weekly basis.  We will start at 9 am to cover cans for flowers for those who can come early. A sign-up sheet for next year’s dates will be available. The new room is amazing and well done. Come and see! No more steps will make it easier!

St. Paul’s Lutheran School Benefit Auction March 18: “A Night on the Town” will be this year’s theme for the benefit Auction on Saturday, March 18. Doors open at 5 pm with dinner served at 6 pm catered by Hall’s Restaurants. There will be Live and Silent Auctions during this event. Tickets are on sale now at the school office!  $30 per person or $50 a couple.  A Table sponsorship is $200 which includes 8 tickets.  Donations for the Auction are still being accepted. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Summer Diaper Distribution Needs Sizes 1 & 2 for March: Summer will be here before you know it and so will our diaper drive.  Diapers are once again needed to help those in our community.  In March we will focus on newborn, 1 and 2, but any diapers will be greatly appreciated.  Drop them off at our table.  Thank you for your support!

Bach in Fort Wayne with Nationwide Auditions: Open for singers ages 18–25 to prepare a Bach cantata to sing at St. Paul's and Emmanuel Lutheran on Sunday, June 25, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Complete details are at www.ctsfw.edu/BachInFortWayne.

Please Help with Remaining Lenten Supper Sponsorships: Wednesdays, March 8, 29 and April 5 are still available for sponsorship.  One or several groups may sponsor a supper.  Call the church office today to reserve your date!

Ladies Aid Lenten Supper Sign Up: Lenten supper is fast approaching.  We would appreciate your help at our supper on March 15.  We still need casseroles, salads, and desserts.  Your help is greatly appreciated.  Sign up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board next to the Golden Heirs.  

Remaining Offering Envelopes Still Available: Any remaining offering envelopes can be picked up at the church office Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

 

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