St. Paul's Evangelical
Lutheran
 Church 

330 Highland Drive
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

Church Office: 708-754-4493

We go forward in Witness, Mercy, Life Together.


 
 
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 a.m.
(Both in-church and drive-in
opportunities will be
available EVERY Sunday)
 
Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays of the month
 
SPECIAL NOTICE
Start of Sunday School & Youth classes
will be 9:00am - 9:45am
Sunday, October 25th
 
 
 
Reminder:
Please watch the current
 recording of the latest
worship service 
and past archived
recordings
by clicking on "Sermons
Online".
 
NOTE:
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 Christian Resources For You!

http://www.lhm.org

http://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org

http://issuesetc.org/

http://higherthings.org/


 

Pray Every Day
+ Prayer List +
 

 

Glory to God Alone

 (Please keep the following in your prayers.)

The family of Michael Bushong.  He is the grandson of member Kay Bushong.

The Call Committee – so they work effectively as a unified group; for spiritual strength so Christ is kept as the central focus; Wisdom to determine which candidates would be best for guiding St. Paul’s; and Physical and Mental Endurance so they don’t  rush the process and compromise the outcome.

St. Paul’s Congregation.  This is a period of uncertainty as we wait to see who accepts our Divine Call to St. Paul’s; and pray for those pastors who will serve us during this vacancy period.

Our Country.  We are facing so many challenges and need God in our lives more than ever.  Please pray for people’s hearts to be moved so that we can all live our lives the way God has commanded us.

 Our Ill at Home or in Hospitals

Denise Aurelio, Marianne Bodtke, Dylan Bollinger, 

Anders Croon, Ralph Dandino, Joan Davis,

Diane Goers, Dale Graham, Beverly Heft,

Gwen Hensley, Chet Hiestand, Cindy Holtz,

Heather Holtz, Dale Jacobs, Carol Johnson,

Violet Johnson, Dorothy Krotke,

Knock Metzger, Norma Oswald,

Simone Outten, Bonnie Parsons, Blair Priebe, 

Charles Roseborough, Darlene Seay,

Gloria Graham Smith, Roland Tucker,

Bonnie Umland, Cindy Vinicky


Our Ill at Home or in Hospitals
Our Shut-Ins & Caregivers   

 

 
 
 

 

WORDS AND WORKS

 

 

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:   EVERY SUNDAY, St. Paul’s is now offering you three opportunities for worship: Indoors, in your car, or viewing the service on our website. Communion will be offered on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, indoors or drive-in.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH BIBLE STUDY  will be starting up next week, on Reformation Sunday, October 25th.  Children from birth thru 6th grade are invited to join us for Sunday School 9:00 – 9:45 AM in the Ladies Parlor and gym.  CDC guidelines will be followed.  Masks and social distancing are required.  Snacks will not be served, but you are welcome to bring your own water.  Tables and rooms will be sanitized before and after class.   Registration forms are available in the Narthex if you would like to pre-register, or you can fill them out on the 25th

 

REFORMATION SERVICE:  Next week, we observe Reformation with a special service.  We will have Communion to emphasize the importance Martin Luther put on our sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.  Starting with our Reformation Service, we will offer BOTH “wine cups” (which have just recently become available) or “juice cups” as you enter the church or drive by the Elders for drive-in members.  The “wine cups” are shaped more like a chalice.  Be sure to open the wafer end first, and when done, put it in the baggie so it doesn’t leak.

 

WATER FOUNTAINS:   Due to the Corona Virus, as a precaution to avoid any spread, the water fountains are not to be used.  Please bring your own water bottle.  Thank you. 

 

RECEIVERS FOR THE HEARING-IMPAIRED are available for those who would like to use them for in-church services.  Ask an Usher or Elder for assistance in obtaining one.

 

CHURCH CLEANED:  The Illinois Covid number has been increasing the past couple weeks.  For our protection, the church was “fogged”/cleaned.  Thanks to Deer Creek for letting us use their fogger.  Cleaning will be performed weekly.

 

KEEPING SAFE FROM THE VIRUS:  Please wear your masks when in the building.  This includes during the week.  Whether in the church or the church office, masks must be properly worn (covering the nose and mouth)...it not only protects the person wearing it, but even more, it protects those you come in contact with.  We need to work together on being careful.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

   November 4 – Council Meeting at 7:00 pm

   November 8 – Voters’ Meeting after church, in church


 

CONGREGATIONAL SURVEYS:  SUNDAY, October 18 is the last day we can accept your surveys. Your honest input is very important for St. Paul’s and provides critical information for the Intentional Interim Pastor (IIP) who voters approved Calling at the last voter’s meeting. One of the IIP’s roles, during their limited time at St. Paul’s, is to help congregations identify/plan/implement change when needed to better serve God’s Kingdom; and identify the strengths/experiences we feel our new permanent pastor should possess.  Let’s embrace this opportunity to make positive changes at St. Paul’s.
 

CALL COMMITTEE REPORT:     On October 6th, the Call Committee and Council met. In preparation for the Intentional Interim Pastor (IIP), the Northern Illinois District/LCMS (NID/LCMS) asked us to provide 5 congregational goals.  After much discussion and many ideas submitted, the 5 goals presented were:

HealingEmbrace diversityIdentify and develop new programs both internally and Outreach; Caring for Members and non-MembersMeaningful Worship. These goals will help the NID identify the best  IIP candidates and ultimately our permanent pastor. 

 

THE OCTOBER 20th VOTER’S Meeting has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled once we receive the official candidate information packet from the NID.  We anticipate the meeting will be held by mid-November which allows the Call Committee time to review the information and present it to the Voters for consideration.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH GROUP INVITES YOU TO JOIN ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST  1-3 P M IN THE CHURCH/SCHOOL PARKING LOT.
ALL CDC GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLWED – MASKS MUST BE WORN. EVERYTHING WILL BE OUTSIDE AND ONLY INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED TREATS,
NOTHING HOMEMADE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TREATS TO BE SHARED WITH EVERYONE PARTICIPATING – PLEASE LEAVE THEM IN THE CHURCH OFFICE. LOOKING FORWARD TO A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON.

 

OUR OFFICE STAFF:  The Church Office will be operating with the following people: Mondays -Phyllis Schimke; Tuesday-Thursday - Patti Smierciak; Fridays -Cathy Stege. This schedule will cover the month of October while Gloria is recovering from knee surgery.  

 

LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE (LWML) SUNDAY is celebrated every October.  The LWML Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund District and National Mission Grants and LWML programs.  If you are saving coins for mite boxes, please put your coins in an envelope and seal it before placing it in the large Mite Box in the narthex.  Thank you. 

 

ALTAR FLOWERS:  To dedicate flowers on the Altar for October, please contact Marilyn Harris by phone or text at 708-533-5467, or email: marilynharris030@gmail.com.   Also, please note that dedications may be made months in advance.

 

SINCE there will be no NOVEMBER CARILLON, you will find a sheet in the Narthex with the NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES.