ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH -- LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, KS 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org Telephone: (620) 672-5354
E-mail: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office) mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Michael Schotte, Pastor

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST October 13, 2019
ORDER OF WORSHIP: Lutheran Service Book, Divine Service Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS: 527 - 846 - 830 - 919
SERMON: The Word of God Is Not Bound
TEXT: II Timothy 2:8-10

A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
As I pray, dear Jesus, hear me;
Let Your words in me take root.
May Your Spirit e’er be near me
That I bear abundant fruit.
May I daily sing Your praise,
From my heart glad anthems raise,
Till my highest praise is given
In the endless joy of heaven.
(Lutheran Service Book, #589, stanza 4)

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“He has caused His wondrous works to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and merciful” (Psalm 111:4).
» Thanksgiving to God for His daily gifts to all people.
» Thanksgiving to God for the birth of a son, Grayson Dean, to Jerry and Amanda Riggs last Monday,
and for blessing and protection upon this family.
» Thanksgiving to God that His Word is preserved to us and goes out to all the world to the end of time,
sustaining and strengthening the faith in Christ Jesus for the believers and bringing faith and life to
those who were dead in their sin.
» For wisdom from God’s Word and faithfulness to His Word for Rev. Matthew Harrison, the president
of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, and for Rev. Justin Panzer, the president of our Kansas
District LCMS, and for all servants of this church body, that we would always walk in the truth.
» For safety for all who travel as part of their work, vacation, or visitation.
» For benefit from medical care for Brent Briggeman, for continued healing for JR Ewing and Jama
Hommertzheim, and for strength and healing for families, friends and neighbors who are ill or injured.

THE QUARTERLY VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY MEETING will be held today in the church basement
after worship.

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN Needs School Supplies. . . St. Paul members are asked to join LWML and
collect school supplies for Orphan Grain Train. Items needed include: crayons, pencils, pens, spiral bound
notebooks, and new coloring books. There is a box in the south entry for donations. Also, there is a
collection box if you would like to help with a monetary donation to purchase supplies. Items collected
by Wednesday of this week may be added to the box. Please contact Donna Briggeman or Kathie
Thurman if you have any questions or would like us to pick up your donations through this Friday. We
will take items collected by this Friday to our Fall workshop in Canton on Saturday. Items collected after
this week will be sent to Orphan Grain Train along with our sewing groups’s quilts in our next shipment.
St. Paul collection of School Supplies for OGT will run through the end of October. Thank you to all who
support OGT.

THE HUTCHINSON ZONE LWML Fall Meeting is this Saturday, October 19th at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Canton (701 26th Ave.). Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the meeting begin at 9:00. For
more information, see the fliers posted and our church entrances.

THE HANDBELL CHOIR is currently seeking a volunteer to organize and lead the group. Please
prayerfully consider this position. We would also encourage anyone interested in ringing to join us. Leave
your name with the church office. Thank you.

THE CONGREGATION is invited to a luncheon reception following church service next Sunday,
October 20th, for newly married Justin and Jordan (White) Seipel. The meal will be provided as we gather
in fellowship. Please shower them with cards and/or gift cards as they begin their new life together.

THE PLEDGE from St. Paul Lutheran Church for our commitment to the Kansas District LCMS for 2019
is $3,000. The Finance Board has sent a check for $400.00 for the month of September for a total of
$3,351.74 representing offerings that have been designated toward this commitment for 2019. Any
questions should be addressed to members of the Finance Board: Amanda Riggs, Jeff Schwertfeger, Gary
McGuire, and Donna Tritsch. Thank you!
 

CIRCUITS 10 AND 11 REFORMATION FESTIVAL. . . This will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church
of Wichita on Sunday, October 27th, beginning at 4:00 pm. Notice the inserts in the bulletin today and
the fliers at the church entrances with information about the Divine Service and events to follow. If you
plan to attend the festival banquet on that day, please sign-up on the sheet at the south entrance of the
church by Monday, October 21st. Thank you.

HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire
USHERS: Don Krusemark and Ted Jorns Jarrod Bishop and Craig Dutton

ALTAR COMMITTEE: Brenda Schwertfeger Jan Jorns Sharon Schwertfeger

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH WORKS TO EQUIP, ENABLE, AND ENCOURAGE ITS
MEMBERS TO GROW IN FAITH AND SHARE CHRIST’S LOVE WITH ALL PEOPLE.

TODAY - 8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KGNO - Dodge City (1370 AM)
8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KCVW - Wichita/Hutch (94.3 FM)
8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM - Pratt (1290 AM)
8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW - Hutchinson (1450 AM)
10:00 - 11:00 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast (KMMM, 1290 AM)
6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
TUESDAY - 9 am - Sewing quilts at PIF in Pratt
5 - 6:30 pm - Bread of Life Community Kitchen Open - Pratt
WEDNESDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
6:30 pm - Midweek Classes
7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm - Pastor’s Bible Study
THURSDAY - 6:30 pm - Thursday Bible Study - Kathie Thurman’s
FRIDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
SATURDAY - 8:20 am - LWML Fall Meeting - Canton
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
10:00 am - Divine Service with Holy Communion
- Dinner reception for Justin & Jordan Seipel

THE LUTHERAN HOUR - - “Faith Unafraid” (Genesis 15) People sometimes talk of “cutting a deal.”
In times past, this was more than a figure of speech!

CHURCH CLEANING. . . Come join with others next Saturday, October 19th, at 8:30 am for an annual
cleaning in and around our church building. If you are not able to join at that time, there will be a list
posted on the downstairs bulletin board of jobs that could be done anytime. Thank you for your help.

CHICKEN AND NOODLE DINNER. . . You’re invited to enjoy an LWML Chicken Noodle Dinner at
Faith Lutheran Church in Derby this Tuesday, October 15th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Join in fellowship or
grab a meal to go! Adults: $8.00; ages 5-10 $4.00; ages 4 and under - no charge. Faith Lutheran Church
is located at 214 S. Derby and is a congregation of Circuit 11.

About the Cover: Ostracized lepers needed mercy in so many ways. Jesus was ready and
willing to offer mercy and healing: bodily, socially, and - most important - spiritually. He
had mercy upon even those whom He knew would not return to give thanks. But this one
who returned had faith, and he received eternal healing and communion with God. Jesus
has done the same for us by dying for us to redeem us and deliver healing by the gift of
faith.

BULLETIN INSERT:

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 13, 2019

INTROIT Ps. 34:2–4, 17; antiphon: Ps. 48:1a
Great is the Lord and greatly | to be praised*
in the city | of our God!
My soul makes its boast | in the Lord;*
let the humble hear | and be glad.
Oh, magnify the | Lord with me,*
and let us exalt his name to- | gether!
I sought the Lord, and he | answered me*
and delivered me from | all my fears.
When the righteous cry for help, the | Lord hears*
and delivers them out of all their | troubles.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
Great is the Lord and greatly | to be praised*
in the city | of our God!

COLLECT OF THE DAY
Almighty God, You show mercy to Your people in all their troubles. Grant us
always to recognize Your goodness, give thanks for Your compassion, and praise
Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with
You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

GRADUAL Ps. 91:11; 103:1
He will command his angels con- | cerning you*
to guard you in | all your ways.
Bless the Lord, | O my soul,*
and all that is within me, bless his | holy name!

DAILY READINGS
October 13: Deut. 11:26–12:12; Matt. 12:22–37; 14: Deut. 12:13–32; Matt. 12:38–50; 15: Deut. 13:1–18;
Matt. 13:1–23; 16: Deut. 14:1–2, 22–23, 14:28–15:15; Matt. 13:24–43; 17: Deut. 15:19–16:22; Matt.
13:44–58; 18: Deut. 17:1–20; Matt. 14:1–21; 19: Deut. 18:1–22; Matt. 14:22–36.
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Ruth 1:1-19a
EPISTLE - II Timothy 2:1-13
HOLY GOSPEL - Luke 17:11-19

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