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
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST        June 16, 2024
ORDER OF WORSHIP:  LSB – Divine Service, Setting Four, pgs. 203ff
HYMNS: 577  - 892  - (625  - 645) - 862
SERMON: “We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight”
Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10                                               
 
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus Christ, You alone are the King of Your kingdom of grace, the church. Since by the tree of the cross You purchased and won salvation for all people by the shedding of Your holy blood and Your innocent, bitter death, now be the tree of life, the shade and refuge for all who repent of their sin and seek the forgiveness and peace that only You can give. Grant to the people of Your church the faithfulness to hear and believe the fullness of Your holy Word and the grace to welcome the lost. All glory to You, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen
 
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, 
and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:3). 
•   Thanksgiving for God’s gifts of His Word and Sacraments that sustain us for eternal life, and for every gift of daily bread to all people. 
•   Thanksgiving to the heavenly Father for the gift of faithful fathers in this world who lovingly serve as heads of their households and provide for the needs of their families.
•   For healing and a good recovery after surgery tomorrow for Linda Bishop. 
•   For the will and the commitment of God’s people to daily read, mark, learn, and take to heart words of Holy Scripture for our life and salvation. 
•   For continued safety for workers in the harvest fields, for those who are emergency responders, and for all who travel for work, visitations, and vacations. 
•   For those with the authority of government and all organizations who support, promote and defend God’s gift of human life from conception to natural death, that they will receive His continued blessing upon their work. 
 
THE SAINTS ALIVE AFTER 55 RETREAT will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Salina on July 21-22. What’s Love Got to Do with It is the theme. For more information, lodging options, or to register, go to kslcms.org and click on the SAA55 image.
 
THIS MORNING IN THE DIVINE SERVICE we celebrate the Sacrament of the Altar in which the Lord gives to us   the gifts  of  His body  and  blood for  our  forgiveness, life,  and  salvation. With deep love for God’s Word and respect   for fellowship of faith in  confessing His Word, we practice closed communion.  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, please fill out an attendance card that we may inform your congregation of your communion with us.  Pastor will offer the chalice after the elder has distributed the individual cups.
 
QUARTERLY MEETINGS scheduled at St. Paul: 
•   Council – Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 p.m. 
•   Voters’ Assembly – Sunday, July 7th, after worship 
 
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, July 9th at 9:00 am the Ladies’ Aid of St. Paul will host our annual breakfast for all ladies from 1-100!  We are looking forward to fellowship time with you.
 
CIRCUIT 11 ORDINATION/INSTALLATION to which you are invited... Candidate Christopher Warneke (CTSFW) to Redeemer, Arkansas City (sole) and Trinity, Winfield (assisting capacity) – ordination / installation Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Arkansas City (320 W. Central), at 3:30 p.m. RSVP to our church office or to (620) 441-3533 or dlo1950@gmail.com. 
 
AN INVITATION from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wichita . . . The Siberian Lutheran Mission Society is sponsoring Alexey Streltsov, rector of the Novosibirsk Seminary, and his wife Elena for a trip to Wichita, Kansas on July 10th. Rector Streltsov will first preach at Immanuel Lutheran Church at the Divine Service at 11am. At 5 pm that evening at Trinity Lutheran Church he will give a presentation about Christ's church in Siberia, followed by Evening Prayer at 7pm. 
 
STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Mark 4:34 – “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.” How blessed we are to be His disciples! The Lord has indeed explained everything to us. He has told us all things plainly. Why then are we ever so foolish as to disobey His clear Word? Our fight against sin in the power of the Holy Spirit is truly a struggle. Therefore, let us receive the Lord’s help in His Word and Sacraments — and let us fight the good fight of faith and grow up into His image.
 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                                               ALTAR COMMITTEE:  Marianne McGuire
ELDERS:  Derek Liggett, Shan Hullman, Lee Van Slyke                                           Samantha Dutton                                                                                                                                                                                   Samantha Houtwed
 
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)
              10:00 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                                                           
WEDNESDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
THURSDAY -  6:30 pm - Bible Study
FRIDAY - 8:00 - 11:00 am - Secretary’s Office Hours                 
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
               10:00 am - Worship 
 
THE LUTHERAN HOUR - “Water Power” (Acts 16:5) God’s mission is like water. Without changing what it is, the Good News of God’s Kingdom takes the shape of its cultural container, crossing boundaries and barriers.  Lutheran Hour Speaker - Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.
 
THE 75TH KANSAS DISTRICT CONVENTION . . . Plans are already being made for next year’s convention to be held on June 5-6, 2025 in Salina at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center. The theme will be Abiding in the Word, based on John 8:31-32. Discussions regarding appointment of a lay delegate from St. Paul to the convention, nominations of district officers, directors, committee members, and other positions will take place at our congregation’s next two Voters’ Assembly meetings. Be aware of convention planning at kslcms.org (President’s Office menu, 2025 District Convention).
 
FOR FATHERS:  Heavenly Father, thank You for Your perfect care of us.  You know us, our weaknesses and needs, and You supply all we lack. Thank You for fathers who reflect Your compassion as they care for their families.  Give all fathers wisdom and patience.  Guide them  into the choices that you know are best.  Help them lead their families to know You through Your Word.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen   (Portals of Prayer, April-June 2024, pg.113)
 
About the Cover:   Paul likens our earthly dwelling to a tent that one day will be further clothed by the life of Jesus.  God has created us body and soul.  Yet we feel the burden of a fallen and sinful world in bodies that do not always function the way God intends.  These bodies, which suffer the effects of sin in this world, will be resurrected and transformed to be glorious bodies because Jesus died and rose again.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Ezekiel 17:22-24
EPISTLE - II Corinthians 5:1-10
HOLY GOSPEL - Mark 4:26-34

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