BULLETIN

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church‚ÄĒLCMS
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

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST       July 7, 2024

ORDER OF WORSHIP:¬† LSB ‚Äď Divine Service, Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS: 601  - 839  - (636  - 632) - 966
SERMON: Jesus’ Power Perfect in Our Weakness
Text: Mark 6:1-13
ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY - June 30th:      Total - 43     Visitors - 1                                   
A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Father, for Jesus’ sake You have declared us Your children. Root out of us unbelief. Cast down our pride. Turn thankless hearts into lives that trust and praise you always. In times of distress, affliction, and difficulty, let Your Holy Spirit work in us through the Word so that our confidence in Your goodness and grace will never fail. In times of prosperity, lift our eyes to look to You and confess You as the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Make us to behold Jesus, Your Son, in true faith to see His death as the ransom payment for our sin and His resurrection as our victory over death for eternal life. Amen 
 
IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:

‚ÄúBehold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till He has mercy upon us‚ÄĚ (Psalm 123:2).¬†
‚Ė™¬†¬† For every gift of daily bread, thanks be to God.¬†
‚Ė™¬†¬† Thanks to the Lord for 80 years of His blessings to Warren Briggeman as he celebrates his birthday this week (July 11th).¬†
‚Ė™¬†¬† For the Lord‚Äôs healing hand to be at work for Irene Wagner, Darryl Engelhardt, and all for whom we pray; for continued recovery for Faye and Tim Kuhn.¬†
‚Ė™¬†¬† For families in conflict, that peace would come to their homes through Jesus and the gifts of forgiveness and peace that He gives.¬†
‚Ė™¬†¬† For the peace of Jesus Christ to abide with those of St. Paul who are unable regularly to be in this house for worship, including: Jeanette Allison, Evelyn Dye, Myron Falk, Charles Fritzemeier, Mary Lou Hearn, Richard Huckriede, LuAnn Hullman, John Paul and Sue Jorns, Elisabeth Mayhew, Ellen Parrish, Virginia Schneider, Edna Bell Studer, Elwood and Nola McGuire, JoAnn Pearce, Bonnie Seidel, Jane Ann Starrett, Sandy Voshell, and Jim, Ruth, and Jeff Wiltshire.¬†
‚Ė™¬†¬† For wisdom from the Lord for those who govern this country, for courage from the Lord for those who defend it, and for righteousness of life for those who are citizens here.¬†
 
THE QUARTERLY VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY will meet today in the church basement after worship.
 
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‚ÄĒMissouri 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.
 
THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION of Candidate Christopher Warneke will take place today at 3:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Arkansas City. He will be installed as the sole pastor of Redeemer and as assisting pastor at Trinity, Winfield. We pray for Christopher and his wife, Sarah, as he begins his work among these two congregations.
 
ALL LADIES ARE INVITED to our "Breakfast in July" this Tuesday, July 9th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul. Bring your mom, daughter, sister, niece, grandma, granddaughter...and have breakfast served to you by our ladies' groups.  We will "count our blessings" as we hear a devotion, eat breakfast, and enjoy spending time together. There is a sign up sheet in the south entry.
 
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. 
 
WHO is 80?  Warren Briggeman (Well Almost). . .  On Saturday, July 13th, Warren’s family is hosting his 80th birthday reception from 2:00-4:00 pm in Iuka at the Old School Lunchroom Café.  We would like to invite his church family to stop by and say hello to Warren on this milestone occasion.
 
HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire                                            ALTAR COMMITTEE: Judy Sinclair
ELDERS:  Derek Liggett, Shan Hullman, Lee Van Slyke                                      Marsha Giggy                                                                                                                                                                                            Eudon Dutton     Gayle Bolen
 
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 
TUESDAY - 9:00 am - Ladies‚Äô ‚ÄúBreakfast in July‚Ä̬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
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 - ‚ÄúMy Pastor‚ÄĚ (Acts 20:28)¬† Like sheep that need a shepherd, followers of Christ need pastors who will come looking for them when they stray.¬† Lutheran Hour Speaker - Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler.
 
THANK YOU to everyone at St. Paul for participating in Kansans for Life Baby Bottle Project 2024. We will continue to receive donations through July 14th.  
 
Immanuel Lutheran, 909 S Market St., Wichita, is hosting their annual rummage sale July 11-13. This is a huge sale and hundreds of people come through to shop every year. If you have anything sitting around that you would like to donate for the sale, please drop those off at Immanuel from 9am-2pm any day before the 11th. We would also love it if you came by to shop and say hi! Thank you for supporting our specific ministries which will benefit from this sale! 
 
THE JULY ISSUE of Workers Together, the monthly Kansas District Newsletter, is now available online at kslcms.org. (Scroll down and click on the appropriate icon.) Details and pictures of recent and upcoming ordinations and installations, devotional material, prayer requests, news among congregations across the district, and much more is there for your information about the church’s ministry in Kansas.
 
About the Cover:   Jesus sent His disciples both with His authority to proclaim the kingdom of God. However, for those rejecting the kingdom and insisting on clinging to sin and judgment, not even the dust should cling to the disciples’ sandals.  Christ has already taken the judgment of the whole world’s sin, even the sin of those who reject Him, upon Himself on the cross.  But by the gift of faith, we cling only in His promises and receive the benefits of what He has done.
 
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Ezekiel 2:1-5
EPISTLE - II Corinthians 12:1-10
HOLY GOSPEL - Mark 6:1-13

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