St. Paul's Evangelical

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.


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+ 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

Cindy Bellamy, Katelyn Bellamy, Fred Bernard, Marianne Bodtke, Loraine Boehm,
George Bova, Mackenzie Burright, Ralph Dandino, Joan Davis, Cheryl Earp,
Irv Eiskamp, Cindy Holtz, Heather Holtz, Pat Holtz, Rick Hughes, Janet Jackubowski,
Dale Jacobs, Delores Karstensen, Ruth Kranz, Dorothy Krotke, Norma Oswald,
Phil Panozzo, Leonard Parsons, Josephine Pechnik, Peg Schultz, Darlene Seay,
Cindy Siefker, Barb Tucker, Roland Tucker, Bonnie Umland,
Kathy VanNess, Rev. Harold Wahl, Joseph Zeibert

Our Shut-Ins & Caregivers


            + Words and Works +

PRAY FOR OUR MISSIONARIES:  We pray especially for those serving our Lord in Togo. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Togo in 1980. Currently, leadership training is being conducted among the Moba, Gurma and Gangam people of Togo through the Lutheran Center for Theological Studies (CLET), located in Dapaong, Togo. CLET serves the French-speaking West African Lutheran church bodies of seven countries: Togo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In May 2002, the first five Togolese pastors were ordained in the Lutheran Church of Togo (ELT). At the end of 2006, the ELT was blessed with the ordination of five more new pastors. The LCMS has supported mercy projects in Togo by providing grants for interest-free loans to farmers so they might purchase livestock; provide medicine and medical equipment; dig wells; provide drought and famine relief; benefit agriculture programs; make road improvements; restore clinics; benefit literacy programs; and provide assistance to families affected by civil conflict and flood disaster response. The Lutheran Church of Togo currently has 10 ordained ministers, more than 30 congregations and preaching stations and more than 5,000 baptized members. May God continue to bless the work of His people in Togo!  Please see the map in the Narthex for the location of this week’s missionary country.

ST. PAUL’S ALTAR GUILD:  Altar Guild President Ladye Allen thanks all the Altar Guild members who will be present to worship with us on Sunday, September 23 and who will be installed later in the worship service.  Thank you to all the members who have signed up for the coming year.  A special welcome is given to our new members Mrs. Karen DesJardins, Ms. Therese Brown, Mrs. DeVelma Knight, and Ms. Ashley Brown.  Do you know how the elements for the Lord’s Supper are prepared by the Altar Guild on communion Sundays?  We would like to share this information/procedure with new and old members of the congregation who are interested in becoming a full member of the Altar Guild or a substitute member (when needed).  Contact Mrs. Allen (708) 481-2620.

LUTHERFEST 2018  On Saturday, October 13 at 4 - 6:30 pm, we will have our German Dinner. Melitta’s wonderful sauerkraut, Maria’s delicious German potato salad, sausage, music from the homeland and Vieles Gutes Essen. The cost of tickets will be $12.00.  Call 754-4493, 755-9363, or 755-2581 for tickets.  Tickets are also available in the Church Office.

HELP NEEDED FOR LUTHERFEST EVENT  Help is needed on Friday, Oct. 12 for cooking and preparing the meal and set up and also on Saturday, Oct. 13 with serving, cleaning up and taking down.  If you would like to help out, please speak to Dorothy Stelter or Burt Schild.  Thank you.

WANTED FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL PUMPKIN PATCH....... Sunday School would appreciate if you could donate cases of bottled water and baked goods for our Bake Sale.  Drop off at school (in the kitchen) or church.  Mark for Sunday School.  Thank you, Gloria

ALTAR FLOWERS: To dedicate flowers on the Altar for October, please contact Marilyn Harris phone or text at 708-533-5467; or email

Pumpkin Patch - Saturday, October 6 from 9 am – 4 pm
For Sale: Pumpkins (all sizes) Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, scarecrows, refreshments, bake sale, Mums, Face Painting.
Fall Festival Car Show – Saturday, October 6 from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
St. Paul’s parking lot - Chicago Heights South Side Cruisers.

MONDAY NIGHT CONVERSATIONS: You’ll now have the opportunity to join in a roundtable discussion on the first and third Monday’s of the month on various topics, challenges and opportunities that we face living in a post – Christian era. Beginning Monday, October 1, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, join us in the Church Conference Room as we begin by looking at a general overview of living in these current times: the post – Christian era!

THE LWML QUARTERLY MAGAZINE is in the Narthex - please help yourself.

GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR ELECTRONIC SIGN REPAIR FUND!!  St. Paul’s has just been notified that we have a person who will match any contributions given towards the Electronic Sign Fund. We are close to the half way mark and this donor will match the other half needed.  God is Good!  For weekly updates, see the thermometer posted on the North bulletin board located by the church main door entrance.

CHURCH PICTURE DIRECTORIES are available in the church office to pick up at your convenience.  Extra copies are available at a cost of $7.00.

LIFE AND LIBERTY - A SPECIAL PRESENTATION  YOU’RE INVITED to Life & Liberty, a special presentation on November 1, by Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, Executive Director at the LCMS Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, at Bethany Lutheran Church (1550 Modaff Rd) in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Seltz will address the Christian’s place in the Public Square, the importance of the rights to life and religious liberty, current threats and challenges that Christians face in government and society, and what you can do to maintain freedom, serve your neighbor, and make your voice heard. Its $10 (includes lunch), 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Register at 630.234.1491 or

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH SUPPER at 28054 S. Yates Avenue, Beecher (Eagle Lake) on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Chicken and Ham (Family Style) served at 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Adults: $12.50; Grades K-8: $6.00; Preschool: FREE.  Carry outs will be available and there will be a bake sale, too!

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


3 pm - LaVine - Hickman Wedding

9 am - Bible Study/Coffee Hour - Sunday School
10 am – Worship Service - Installation of Altar Guild
Sermon:     “Grace to the Humble”    (James 4:1-10)
Altar Guild Meeting in Parlor after the Worship Service

NO Adult Information Class
7:30 pm - Darts

NO Confirmation Class
7 pm - Choir

10 am - Bible Study in Church Conference Room

9 am - Bible Study/Coffee Hour - Sunday School
10 am – Worship Service