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Issue: XXXIII.a

August 13, 2023

Stewardship Thought for the Week

Matthew 14:30 – “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’” The world really is a scary place, with natural disasters, disease, terrorism and a hundred other things. But where do we place our hope, our trust, our vision? Where do we look for aid and comfort? When Peter’s eyes were on the Lord, he had confidence. When he turned to look at his problems and took his eyes off the Lord, he fell apart. Sometimes God’s call to support the work of His church with our offerings makes us nervous. But put your eyes back on your Lord, trust Him, follow His Word and all really will be well.

UNANSWERED BIBLE QUESTIONS… Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, will have Pastors Bryan Wolfmueller and Brian Kachelmeier respond to your unanswered Bible questions.  You can submit your question via email:, Facebook:, or the Issues, Etc. Comment Line: (618) 223-8382.  You can listen to the interview at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite pod cast provider.

Worship Service Information

Order of Service: Divine Service VI


  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save
  • The Son of God Goes Forth to War (alternate tune)
  • Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
  • Lead Me, Guide Me
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand


  • Job 38:4-18
  • Romans 10:5-17
  • Matthew 14:22-33

Serving Schedule

Serving Next Week

If you are unable to keep your scheduled serving day, please contact the church at least a few days before the service so there is time to find a replacement. Thank you!

Highlights from the National Convention

Important votes and other items will be posted here each week from the national convention.  If you have any questions, please speak to Pastor Carlson or the District Office.  You may also visit the Reporter website by going to

Finances & Attendance

Please continue to prayerfully commit to supporting the ministry of St. Paul’s through your regular offerings, and to take part in the worship and educational opportunities afforded.  St. Paul’s is here for you, your kids, and your neighbor!

Dave Anderson and Roger Walck Concert

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is hosting Dave Anderson and Roger Walck in concert on Friday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Dave and Roger have a combined 100 years’ experience in music ministry!  There will be sing alongs, familiar songs and hymns, lots of laughs and more.

Dave and Roger are also ambassadors for Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat, a retreat for church workers who are facing burn-out, stress, depression, or other conflicts.  Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat is in Arizona.

You will also hear about the harrowing and famous “Rescue,” a plane crash in the Bering Sea in August of 1993, a story well known throughout the Lutheran church.

Come, listen, sing, and enjoy Dave Anderson and Roger Walck in concert, September 22nd!  And as always, bring a friend or two.

Prayer Requests

Tom Litfin

Ray Halgren

Glen Hamann

Gary Anderson

Gary Asher

Marlene Krotzer

The Bembooms

"Let us pray, therefore, and implore of His mercy, that we may live blameless in love, free from all human partialities for one above another."

Are you saving your Teals receipts and turning them in?  Every dollar you spend at Teals returns a percentage back to St. Paul’s, but you have to save your receipts and turn them in regularly.  Speak to Jane Marquardsen if you have questions!

Vacation Bible School

This year’s VBS is Monday – Wednesday, August 14 – 16.  We meet at 5:30pm for food and opening starts at 6:00.  Our theme this year is “God’s Living Water” and looks at lessons from the Bible where God uses water to accomplish great things!

Kids from 5 to 13 are welcome and should bring friends.  There will be food, games, lessons, music, and more.

Youth and adults, we are still looking for volunteers to assist with VBS.  If you are able to volunteer, please come to the VBS meeting THIS WEDNESDAY at 6:00 pm!

Beginning this Sunday, the Sunday morning Adult class will walk through the second module of the Re:Vitality series.  This module, deals with inactive members and how to reach out to them and encourage them to return to regular worship.  Remember, this is about eternal life matters!  We should not let our inactives slip too far from us.  Please attend this video-driven module which will run through August and part of September.