BULLETIN

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church—LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, Kansas 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org         http://www.stpaulpreston.org                   Telephone: (620) 672-5354
Email: splcms@sctelcom.net mailto:splcms@sctelcom.net (Office)        mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Rev. Michael Schotte, Pastor
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST     October 17, 2021
ORDER OF WORSHIP:  LSB — Divine Service Setting Three, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS:   907  - 730  - (602  - 712) - 783
SERMON: `”All Things Are Possible with God”
TEXT: Mark 10:23-31
 
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
With voices united our praises we offer
And gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise.
With You, Lord, beside us, Your strong arm will guide us.
To You, our great Redeemer, forever be praise!
(LSB, #785, St. 3)
 
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You”
▪   Praise God from Who all blessings flow.
▪   That the Lord would bring healing to Warren Briggeman, Marilyn Herren, and all who are hospitalized, receiving medical care, ill, injured, or recovering.
▪   For the peace of Jesus Christ crucified and risen to be with the family of Jac E Ersland (wife of Rev. David Ersland and sister of Dan Deardoff) since the time of her death last Monday.
▪   For wisdom from God’s Word for our daily work and for protection from His mighty hand upon all whose daily work leads them into danger.
▪   For a renewed respect for, and obedience to, God’s Law as it leads us in the way that is right and serves to benefit our neighbors and ourselves.
 
REMEMBER TO CHECK your church mailbox. Current Portals of Prayer, a current monthly calendar with birthdays and anniversaries, and other information as available is placed in the boxes. Thank you.
 
REFORMATION CELEBRATION - The evening before All Saints Day in the church, All Hallow's Eve, Martin Luther posted the 95 theses on the castle church door at Wittenberg. It is our privilege to celebrate the birth of the Reformation on Sunday, October 31st this year with the Divine Service at 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated. A covered dish dinner will follow the morning service. Bring a favorite food and stay for this meal together as a congregation and celebrate being Lutheran!
 
THIS MORNING IN THE DIVINE SERVICE we celebrate the Sacrament of the Altar in which the Lord gives the gifts to us of His body and blood for our forgiveness, life, and salvation.  With deep love for God’s Word and respect for the fellowship of faith in confessing His Word, we practice closed communion.
As the Scriptures teach, we receive in this Sacrament both the bread and wine and the true body and blood of Jesus Christ given and shed on His cross (1 Cor. 10:16; 11:27).  We are also instructed: “Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:28).
Visitors to our congregation today who desire to receive the Lord’s Supper should speak with the pastor before the service.  To those joining in Holy Communion from a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and having visited with the pastor, please fill out an attendance card that we may inform your congregation of your communion with us.
 
ST. PAUL MEMBERS will serve a meal to the Circles of Hope class on November 15th.  If you would like to be involved in giving a hand up to those in our community who are learning to pull themselves out of poverty, please sign the Circles Dinner Jobs List in the south entry.  We need volunteers to make casseroles, green beans, and cakes.  Also needed are servers for November 15th from 4:45 - 6:45. Thank you for helping others with a “hand up.”
 
KANSAS DISTRICT TOUR . . .  Please note the bulletin insert today concerning an event to which the Kansas District of the LCMS invites your participation. Five locations at five different times for your choosing are made available for you to attend with your ideas and input regarding “Living as the Baptized” in our state. What does it mean to live as the baptized? How can we encourage our fellow Christians in their calling? Join with other Kansans in discussing answers to these questions. For more information, go to the Events and Announcements page at kslcms.org, or see the flyers posted at our church entrances. 
 
REFORMATION FESTIVAL IN WICHITA . . . This year’s Circuits 10 and 11 Reformation Festival will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wichita on Sunday, October 31st from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. It begins with a Divine Service, followed by a banquet and a Reformation Lecture by the Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer, professor at Concordia University—Irvine. Tickets for the banquet may be reserved by letting our church office know of your intention to attend. Please do so by Wednesday, October 27th. The cost per ticket is $15 and can be paid the day of the banquet.
 
KFUO Radio, a media ministry extension of LCMS congregations, shares Christ for you anytime, anywhere on KFUO.org via worship services, Bible and theology studies, practical talk programs, and sacred music. You can find programs on demand at kfuo.org and wherever you get your podcasts! Find us on social media: @KFUOradio, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 
 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                                        ALTAR COMMITTEE:  Marsha Giggy
USHERS:                                                                                                  Gayle Bolen                                                                                                                                                                           Rachel Easdon

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH EQUIPS, ENABLES, AND ENCOURAGES 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
                8:25 am – The Lutheran Hour, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)                                         
                8:30 am – The Lutheran Hour, KWBW (Hutchinson, 1450 AM)
               10:00 am – St. Paul Radio Broadcast, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
                6:00 pm – The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1FM)
MONDAY -  8:00 - 11:00 am – Secretary’s office hours
TUESDAY - 9 am - 2 pm - Ladies Quilt Group
                    5:00 - 6:30 pm – Bread of Life Community Kitchen open – Pratt               
WEDNESDAY -  8:00 - 11:00 am – Secretary’s office hours 
                           6:30 pm - Midweek Classes
                           7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal
THURSDAY - 6:30 pm - Ladies Bible Study 
                       6:30 pm - Men’s Bible Study                              
FRIDAY -  8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s office hours                         
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
                10:00 am - Divine Service                                
 
THE LUTHERAN HOUR – "Dead Man, Walking” (I Samuel 3:18).  The Old Testament books of Samuel tell the story of Israel’s King David and share the promise of the greater King to come. Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.
 
A CHURCH CLEANING is planned for this Saturday, October 23rd, 9 am to noon.  If you can please come and help spruce up the church -- inside and out!  If you would like to help, but can not be present on October 23rd, a cleaning list is on the basement bulletin board -- just check off where you have cleaned!  Thanks for your help.                           
 
BREAKFAST for Sunday, October 31, will be a change from the normal routine due to the dinner after worship. Come for donuts & juice and a Reformation Bible class.
 
About the Cover: Following the encounter with the rich young man, Jesus presents just how difficult it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God because of the temptation to place faith in worldly possessions.  “With man it is impossible, but not with God.  For all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27).  How these true words endure as Jesus stands risen from the dead! Christ’s resurrection is God accomplishing what was impossible for man: life eternal.  He has accomplished it for us to bring us into His kingdom by the forgiveness of sins.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Ecclesiastes 5:16-20
EPISTLE - Hebrews 4:1-13
HOLY GOSPEL - Mark 10:23-31

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