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
ORDER OF WORSHIP:  LSB — Divine Service III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS:   684  - 848  - (Printed insert)
SERMON: “Have Salt in Yourselves”
TEXT: Mark 9:38-50
Lord, You have raised me up
To joy and exultation
And clearly shown the way
That leads me to salvation.
My sins are washed away;
For this I thank You, Lord.
Now with my heart and soul
All evil I abhor.
(LSB, #703, st. 3)
“May my meditation be pleasing to Him, for I rejoice in the Lord” (Psalm 104:34).
•   Thanksgiving to God our Father for the work and daily responsibility given to us; and prayers for protection in times of planting and harvesting.
•   For healing and recovery after surgery for Helen Condict, Jodi Drake, Lu Ann Hullman, and Jama Hommertzheim; for strength and healing for Marilyn Herren, and for those who receive medical care and endure or recover from Illness or injury.
•   For the college students of St. Paul that the Lord will protect them, bless them in pursuit of wisdom, and keep them in Jesus Christ Who is the way and the truth and the life.
COUNCIL AND VOTERS’ MEETING dates have been set.  They are as follows:
    Council Meeting - Tuesday, October 5th, 7:30 pm
    Voters’ Assembly - Sunday, October 10th, after worship
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH of Ellinwood holds its annual Fish Fry today from 5-7 p.m. The church is located at 510 N. Wilhelm St.
KIWANIS SHOE DRIVE. . .  The Kiwanis Club in Pratt is taking donations of new or gently used shoes.  A box, and more information, is located at the south door of the church for this purpose.
THE LWML FALL RALLY will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood on October 16th.  Car pooling will be available.  See invitation posted at church for details.  All ladies are invited.  You do not need to be a member of Bethany Guild or Ladies’ Aid to attend.
SUPPER IS SERVED on the first Wednesday of the month and during the Wednesdays of Advent at St. Paul. Those dates are listed on a sign-up sheet at the south entrance of the church. If any family, or group in our congregation would like to assist in preparing or providing one of these suppers, please sign up.  Supper is at 6:30 for Midweek School evenings, and it immediately follows the Advent Service at 6:30 during the month of December.  All are welcome!
LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY LEAGUE motto is from Psalm 102, "Serve the Lord with Gladness." Ladies share their time volunteering at St. Paul in various capacities: teaching, singing, playing music for services, working together on church and community service projects, sewing quilts for world relief efforts, collecting food for Pratt Food Bank, serving meals, cleaning, and more. 
   We also collect Mite Box Offerings for missions within the United States and around the world. Thank you for remembering to bring your individual boxes of Mite Offerings next Sunday as we fill our wooden LWML Anniversary cake. Your donations will help us fund 28 mission projects this biennium totaling over 2 million dollars. 
   Ladies, gents, and children too are invited to wear our LWML colors of purple and or gold next Sunday as we serve the Lord with gladness with our Mite Box Offerings for missions. To God be the glory! 
REQUESTS FOR FUNDING from the St. Paul Endowment, which supports the work of Christ’s church, may be made by filling out an application form available in the church office. These need to be returned to a member of the Stewardship/Endowment Committee by this Friday, October 1st. Those serving on the committee are Kevin Schwertfeger, Samantha Dutton, Donna Briggeman, and Jeff Schwertfeger 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                                        ALTAR COMMITTEE:  Donna Tritsch
USHERS:                                                                                                  Samantha Dutton                                                                                                                                                                    Marianne McGuire
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 
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 with Holy Communion
THE LUTHERAN HOUR – "Seek the Welfare of the Neighborhood (Jeremiah 29) We can start to make the world a better place by seeking the welfare of the neighborhoods into which God has placed us. Guest speaker Rev. Dr. Jason Broge.     
THANK YOU to everyone who helped with Vacation Bible School last Sunday.  The children enjoyed the experiments done that were scientific and hearing how Jesus performed miracles that were miraculous.  Thank you to the Men’s Club for furnishing the hamburgers, to Gary McGuire for getting the grill, and thank you to the cookers and for the fun provided for the children.  It was a great day!
A LIFE QUOTE FOR TODAY . . . “Gospel-motivated means we tell how Almighty God creates every human life as special, and that we treat them with that sanctity. It means we declare how He redeems every human life as precious, and that we demonstrate it to them. It means we proclaim how He calls every human life His own priceless treasure from fertilization to forever, and that we put it into practice.” (Pastor Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Mission and Ministry, Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life, lutheransforlife.org)
About the Cover: The dawn of eternal life has come to us in Christ Jesus. Jesus says temptations will seek to take away the comfort of this promise.  With eyes set firmly on Jesus and the radiance of His love, the believer living the life of faith is willing to cast off all that hinders that life in favor of the beauty of His love.  Christ’s love for us was His eternal sacrifice on the cross to bring us redemption through the forgiveness of sins.