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 Youth Bible Study
9:00 a.m.

Sunday School
 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday Advent
 Worship Services
2:00 & 7:00 p.m.
 
Come and Worship with Us!
 

 Christian Resources For You!

http://issuesetc.org/

www.worldvieweverlasting.com

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

Fred Bernard, Marianne Bodtke, Delphine Brands, Mackenzie Burright,
Ralph Dandino, Joan Davis, Gay Dehning, Grace Doyle, Irv Eiskamp,
Diane Goers, Beverly Heft, Heather Holtz, Pat Holtz, Wally Holtz,
Rick Hughes, Janet Jackubowski, Ruth Kranz, Dorothy Krotke,
Leonard Parsons, William and Josephine Pechnik, Dr. Fred Ruhe,
Pat Stewart, 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 Ethiopia. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Ethiopia in 2000 as part of a larger East Africa strategy for training leaders among several people groups in East African countries. The LCMS began mercy work in Ethiopia in 2001 by supporting a garden at the Baro Bethel Bible School. Other projects since then have included gardens for Christian schools, a women’s micro-enterprise project, wells, clinic repairs and food assistance. The LCMS works with various synods (which are similar to LCMS districts) of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY). Because the growth of the East African church has been explosive in recent years, a great need exists to train indigenous leaders who can minister to the large numbers of people who are newly baptized and to many other new villages that have asked for the Gospel.  The LCMS is additionally working in the Kakuma, Hagadera and Ifo refugee camps where more than 150,000 Sudanese, Ethiopian, Somali and Ugandan refugees live. The EECMY is one of the largest and fastest-growing Lutheran church bodies in the world. It claims an estimated 5.2 million members, with 2 million children attending Sunday school on any given Sunday. The EECMY is served by more than 2,000 pastors in 20 semi-autonomous synods, and its annual growth rate is estimated at 15 percent. May God continue to bless the work of His people in Ethiopia!

CHRISTMAS DAY HYMN REQUEST/SING-A-LONG:  Please join us Christmas Day at 9:45 am and leading up to worship at 10:00 am for our annual “Christmas Day Hymn Request/Sing-a-long.”

THE JANUARY - MARCH 2018 PORTALS OF PRAYER are in the Narthex - please help yourself.

Christmas Worship Schedule

      Wednesday, Dec. 20 - 2 pm and 7 pm - Advent Worship Services
Sunday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Worship Svcs. - 10 am, 7 pm and 10 pm
Monday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day Worship Service - 10 am
Sunday, Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve Worship Services - 10 am and 5 pm

CHRISTMAS CAROLING  Anyone and everyone is welcomed to join us Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 pm as we sing the Christmas message to some of our dear members. We will meet at the church to make phone calls and visits to those who could use some extra love this season.

ADULT DINNER AND BIBLE STUDY  Join us Sunday, December 17, at 6:00 pm to study "The Son of God!" What a great way to spend the week before Christmas! Learning about who Jesus is, why He was born, and what is the true meaning of Christmas!

THE 2018 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES are available for pick-up in the Narthex on the North side.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Altar Guild Cookie Walk last Sunday.  We hope you enjoy the homemade cookies and knowing that the money earned at the cookie sale is used to care and beautify the church altar throughout the year.

PADS  On Christmas Day St. Paul's will be sponsoring the dinner at PADS held at Flossmoor Community Church. Please let Deaconess know if you are able to help serve from 6:30-8:30 pm or if you are able to help with the planning.

FORMAL WEAR BOUTIQUE  A part of the Night To Shine festivities is collecting donations of formal wear for men and women and then letting our guests shop for FREE. We are looking for donations of dresses, suits, tuxes, shoes, jewelry, etc. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the boutique January 13th and 20th from 1:00-3:00 pm. If you have any items you would like to donate we will start collecting them at the beginning of the year. If you'd like to help by volunteering to set up, helping our guests shop (it really is fun), or collecting items please let Pam Meyer know.

ATTENTION SR. SAINTS  We will be going to the Munster Theater on Friday, March 2, 2018 to see “Switchback”, an Irish group.  If you are interested in the lunch (an Irish lunch), that will be $20.00 at 11 am.  The performance will cost $10.00 and will start at 1 pm.  You may go to the performance or you may attend the lunch and performance.  We need 10 or more people to get group tickets and we must have your commitment by January 29.  Please contact Gloria at 708.473.7620 or 815.806.1198.

BLOOD DRIVE coming up on January 27 from 8 am - 12 noon.  More information to follow.

NEW MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY  The new membership directory for St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be ready for publishing in February. Anyone interested in placing your business advertisement or personnel message, in support of our new directory, should call Dick Garfield at (800)-544-6903 ext.112 or email to dgarfield@cathedraldirectories.com. Your current ad or business card could be used, or help in making up a new ad could be arranged. Please feel free to pass this information on to others.  Advertisers do not need to be members of our church.

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, DECEMBER 16
1 - 3 pm - S.P.A.C.E. Open Gym Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
9 am - Bible Study/Coffee Hour - Youth Bible Study - Sunday School
10 am - Worship Service with Communion
Sermon:      “A Starting Point”     (Isaiah 61:1-4)
2 pm - Christmas Caroling
6 pm - Adult Dinner and Bible Study

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
7:30 pm - Darts

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
2 pm and 7 pm - Advent Worship Services
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Confirmation Class
Choir after 7 pm Worship Service

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24   (CHRISTMAS EVE)
NO Bible Study/Coffee Hour, Youth Bible Study, Sunday School
10 am - Worship Service
7 pm - Christmas Eve Worship Service with Communion
10 pm - Candlelight Worship Service