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Issue: XXXIV.a

August 20, 2023

Stewardship Thought for the Week

Matthew 15:27 – “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” These are the words of faith, for faith means receiving what God gives. And God has given us so much more than just the crumbs that fall from the table — He has given us life, salvation, body and soul, eyes and ears, possessions and income. That’s where our stewardship starts: with faith in the God who is the greatest Giver.

DAILY 15-MINUTE BIBLE STUDY… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon.  Pastor Weedon will be leading a study this week on The Macedonian Call; The Conversion of Lydia; Paul and Silas in Prison and The Philippian Jailer Converted in Acts 15 and 16.  You can listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Worship Service Information

Order of Service: Divine Service VI


  • To Your Temple, Lord I Come
  • In Christ, There Is No East or West
  • Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • The Son of God Goes Forth to War (alternate tune)


  • Isaiah 56:1 6-8
  • Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32
  • Matthew 15:21-28

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

"Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm."

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!

The first day of Sunday School is September 17th!  To celebrate the occasion, we will open the year with a call to all our kids and their friends to join us for an outdoor service, followed by and opening celebration in the Sanctuary.

It’s time for our kids to return to church and to learn about their Lord and Savior!  Let’s work to make this year’s Sunday School full of kids, youth, and adults.

Join us on September 17th for the outdoor service where we dedicated the Jean Larsen & Joyce VanDonsel Memorial Garden!  

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.











Men, join us for Bible Study every Thursday evening at 6:30!  We are studying the Book of Romans.  This study is open to all men in the congregation/community.  If you’ve not been to a Bible Study in a while, why not join us?  You WILL learn much and your faith will grow!