BULLETIN

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church—LCMS
40291 NE 40th Ave., Preston, Kansas 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org              
Telephone: (620) 672-5354
Email: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office)        
           mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Rev. Michael Schotte, Pastor
THE DAY OF PENTECOST     May 28, 2023
ORDER OF WORSHIP:   LSB – Divine Service, Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS:   497  - 500  - (619  - 700 - 915)  - 496
SERMON:   The Holy Spirit Is Given                                     
TEXT:   The Appointed Bible Texts for Pentecost
       
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Gracious God our Father, we are not without comfort, consolation, and the peace that passes all understanding. Thank you that, with Your Son Jesus, You have sent to us the Holy Spirit in the Word that is preached and the Sacraments that are administered to us. Thank you that the Holy Spirit has called us to faith in Jesus and strengthens and keeps us in the faith. Help us, in the daily vocations to which You have called us, to be bold proclaimers in word and deed of Jesus Christ the Savior, crucified, risen, and ascended for our eternal life. Amen 
 
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast 
love remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O Lord!” (Psalm 25:7).
•   Thanks be to God for every gift which sustains us in body and soul.
•   Thanksgiving to the Lord for the congregation that regularly gathers at St. Paul and for visiting friends and neighbors who come to join in worship.
•   For the Lord’s blessing and protection upon the marriage and home of Jonathan Schotte and Haley Cone as they will be married this Saturday, June 3rd (Our Savior Lutheran Church, White Fish Bay, Wisconsin).
•   For those in our hearts and minds, that healing from the Lord Jesus will come to them in times of weakness, illness, or injury.
•   For courage, loyalty, and protection upon those who serve in the Armed Forces of this country, and for patience and peace for their families in times of separation.
 
A PENTECOST DAY covered dish dinner will be served in the church basement after worship today. All are welcome! 
 
A BULLETIN INSERT today provides information about the Kansas District Partnership with the Guinea and West Africa mission field. If you would like to donate through our congregation’s offering, over and above your regular offering, you may do so by indicating “Guinea Offering” on the memo line of your check, or by visiting kslcms.org/guinea-westafrica.
 
A MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY will be held at our St. Paul Cemetery tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.
 
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.
 
MEMBERS OF ST. PAUL - Thank you for your support with the Baby Bottles of Kansans for Life.  If you have not picked up a bottle and would like to participate, bottles are located in the baby crib in the south entrance.  All donations will help mothers in Kansas get support with testing and educational resources.  Please bring bottles back on Father’s Day.  Your support is appreciated. The Ladies’ Aid and Bethany Guild of St. Paul
 
MISSION WALK IN MILWAUKEE - LWML Convention attendees Kathie Thurman and Heather Van Slyke will participate in the Milwaukee Riverwalk during the convention on Saturday, June 24. The one-mile mission walk will be a great opportunity to walk along the river, get some exercise, and support the LWML mission program. YOU can support our walkers at the 40th Biennial LWML Convention by training with them as they walk every Saturday morning in May and June.  Please meet at Lemon Park where they will be walking 8-9 am.  You may also pick up an LWML Mite Challenge Calendar and contribute your mites that will be taken to Milwaukee for Mission Grants.  Thank you for helping us “Celebrate the Lord of the Nations.”
 
A LIFE QUOTE FOR TODAY . . . “God has chosen each one of us from the beginning of creation. God has also chosen our body to be a temple. He gave us the beautiful gift of a body, and we are called to be stewards of that body, to take care of it and be aware of what we do with it. God also chooses each one of us to belong. We all have a spot and purpose in God’s family—and not one of us is useless or random. God chose us with a purpose. Nothing He does is random.” (Kambria Steinhaus, Knights 4 Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life, lutheransforlife.org) 
 
AN ONLINE BIBLE STUDY IN ACTS . . . The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15 minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon. Pastor Weedon begins a study this week on The Book of Acts. You can listen at your convenience at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app, and your favorite podcast provider.
 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                                                                ALTAR COMMITTEE: Kathie Thurman
ELDERS: Lee Van Slyke, Derek Liggett, Shan Hullman                                                           Marilyn Herren
                                                                                                                                                Heather Van Slyke    Eudon Dutton
 
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 FM)
                8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
               8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW (Hutchinson, 1450 AM)
              10:30 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast, KMMM (Pratt, 1290 AM)
                6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8:00 - 11;00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
                   9:00 am - Memorial Day Ceremony - St. Paul Cemetery
TUESDAY - 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Bread of Life Community Kitchen open - Pratt 
WEDNESDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hour
FRIDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
                 10:00 am - Worship Service
 
THE LUTHERAN HOUR - “A Timely Invitation” (John 7:37-39) Jesus provides unlimited living water that refreshes us and is meant to be shared.  Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Hector Hoppe.
 
MEN’S CLUB BREAKFAST - Please note that this is postponed to Thursday, June 15th.  It will be held at 7:00 am at the Servateria in Pratt.  All men of St. Paul are welcome.  We will enjoy breakfast and a brief morning devotion from God’s Word.
 
Concordia Academy Wichita is currently enrolling and has limited spots available for the 2023-2024 school year for students in grades 9-12. Concordia also has opportunities available for students outside the Wichita area with our Orbis Concordiae residency program. For more information, visit CAW_info@concordiaacademywichita.org, or call 316-202-8989.
 
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Acts 2:1“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost is the Old Testament harvest festival, taking place around the time when the wheat and oats are ready to be brought in. Of course, this was an image and foreshadowing of the great harvest of humankind that God means to carry out through the preaching of His Word. God gives the seed, and God brings about the harvest. From first to last, in things temporal and things eternal, we stand only by His grace.
 
About the Cover: Though the seventy elders of Israel did not continue to prophesy, two men in the camp did when the Spirit rested upon them. On Pentecost, the Lord again caused His Spirit to rest on His people as divided tongues of fire.  However, the apostles did not cease prophesying in His name. Though not in the same ways as that first Pentecost, the same Spirit has continued to rest upon the Lord’s Church as He sends her out into the world with the same proclamation of the saving word of Christ’s forgiveness.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Numbers 11:24-30
EPISTLE - Acts 2:1-21
HOLY GOSPEL - John 7:37-39

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