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.
 
 Sunday Adult Fellowship/Bible Study  
9:00 a.m.

Sunday School
 9:00 a.m.
 
 

 

 Christian Resources For You!

http://issuesetc.org/

http://higherthings.org/


 

 

Image result for IN OUR PRAYERS CLIPART 

+ Prayer List +
  

(Please keep the following individuals in your prayers.)

Our President and Leaders; Our Nation and those serving
in the Armed Forces.

   
Our Ill at Home or in Hospitals

Marianne Bodtke, Mackenzie Burright, Ralph Dandino, Joan Davis, Cheryl Earp,
Irv Eiskamp, Joe Erffmeyer, Paul Gilliland, Cindy Holtz, Heather Holtz, Pat Holtz, 
Rick Hughes, Dale Jacobs, Delores Karstensen, Ruth Kranz, Gary Kregel,
Dorothy Krotke, Norma Oswald, Bonnie Parsons, Leonard Parsons, 
Josephine Pechnik, Kenneth Roeske, Milan Roknich, Darlene Seay, 
Barb Tucker, Bonnie Umland, Kathy VanNess, Joseph Zeibert

Our Shut-Ins & Caregivers
 

 

            + Words and Works +

 

PRAY FOR OUR MISSIONARIES:  We pray especially for those serving our Lord in Finland. Finland has a national Lutheran church whose pastors’ salaries are paid by the government. More than 90 percent of the population belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, but some authorities estimate that only 4 percent attend church on a weekly basis. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Finland in 1923. The LCMS was in altar and pulpit fellowship with the Confessional Lutheran Church of Finland from 1928 to 1999, at which time the Finnish church officially severed the relationship by convention vote. The two church bodies maintain friendly relations. Currently, the Confessional Lutheran Church of Finland reports a baptized membership of 318 in 14 congregations and preaching stations and a national staff of two pastors. The church focuses on radio ministry, publications, literature, mission and local work in the congregations. May God continue to bless the work of His people in Finland!  Please see the map in the Narthex for the location of this week’s missionary country.

THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, DUE TO THE WEATHER.

THE INSTALLATION OF CHURCH OFFICERS will be held on Sunday, January 27 during the Worship Service.

THE DEMONSTRATION FOR LIFE SCHEDULED ON JANUARY 20 IS POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 27 DUE TO THE WEATHER  If you are interested in joining us, please let Dorothy Stelter know.

YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AT WORSHIP  On Sunday, February 10, the youth involvement in the 10:00 am blended Worship Service will include youth ushers, an acolyte, a short pre-service youth talk, singing, and a youth version of the Children’s Message.  Invite and bring your friends, relatives, and especially the youth of any age that you know so they can witness firsthand one aspect of what being a part of St. Paul’s youth is like.

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

NIGHT TO SHINE PROM - FEB. 8, 2019  As part of our outreach ministry, St. Paul’s has again committed to host the Tim Tebow Night To Shine Prom for individuals with special needs ages 16 and older. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help pack gift bags, prepare name tags and other items prior to the event; Help at the Clothing Boutique on Saturday, Jan. 19th; and volunteer the night of the event.  Volunteers MUST be at least 14 years of age.  Guests and Volunteers may register on the St. Paul’s webpage or pick up a form from the church office. Volunteers must also have a background check, if you haven’t had one in the past 3 years.  Please share the word and keep this outreach in your prayers. If you are not able to volunteer but would like to help offset the costs for this event, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Croon or Pam Meyer.

PADS (PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO DELIVER SHELTER) Thank you to those who have responded to our request for volunteers for our PADS shelter. We are thankful that our congregation will once again serve as host for the homeless at our new location: Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway in Homewood on the 4th Monday of each month from October through April, beginning January 28th. The available volunteer shifts are: 6pm to 11pm, 11pm to 3am, 3am to 5am, 5am to 7am. At this time, we have no volunteers for the 4 hour shift from 11pm to 3am. This shift involves no work, but just to be available while the guests are asleep. If you have time available, please consider helping us at that time or for any other shift. Please call Linda McGourty - 708-799-1077. Our team leader, Jan Feistel, is now out of the country until January 22nd. Her number - 708-646-6806 after 1/22. Thank you.

ANNUAL RENEWAL NOTICE FOR LUTHERAN WITNESS  Please contact the church office if you would like to renew your subscription or a new order of the Lutheran Witness Magazine.  The yearly cost is $15.96.  Please make out your check to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and place it on the desk in the office.  Deadline is 2/1/2019.

THE 2018 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS  are available for pick-up on the South countertop in the Narthex.  Thanks to all who shared their monetary gifts with St. Paul’s in 2018.

THE 2019 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES are available for pick-up in the Narthex on the North side.

THE COMMUNITY INFORMATION BULLETIN BOARD is across from the copy room.  New information is posted weekly concerning events and opportunities in our area.

 THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
11 am - 4 pm - “Night to Shine” Boutique in Gym/Parlor

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
9 am - Bible Study/Coffee Hour - NO Sunday School
10 am - Worship Service with Communion
Sermon:     “We’ve Run Out!”    (John 2:1-11)

MONDAY, JANUARY 21  (MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY)
7 - 8 pm - Monday Night Roundtable Discussion in Church Conference Room

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
6 - 7 pm - Confirmation Class

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
10 am - Bible Study

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
9 am - Bible Study/Coffee Hour - Youth - Sunday School
10 am - Worship Service
1:30 pm - Demonstration for Life at Planned Parenthood