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.

Monday Evening
 Worship Services
7:00 p.m.
 
Come and Worship with Us!
 

 Christian Resources For You!

http://issuesetc.org/

www.worldvieweverlasting.com

http://higherthings.org/


 

 

DEACONESS DISCUSSION

“Here I Stand” is the theme of this year’s VBS. This is a quote from Martin Luther as he defended Scripture against the emperor who wanted him to deny it. He could have been killed for his confession yet, there he stood. Not on his own two feet but, on the truth of Scripture and the mercy of the Lord. We praise the Lord that He did, because of his confession we now hear the truth and love found so purely in the Gospel each Sunday. We receive the greatest gifts the Lord offers; Word, Baptism, Communion, and Confession and Absolution. When Martin Luther said these words his confession was of faith, we use these words this summer to teach our children to stand boldly in the confession of their sins because of the freedom of the Gospel. You and your family need to join us for our one day VBS because it is going to be so rich and enjoyable that everyone will grow and learn.

Through skits, props, and teaching, students will learn a basic understanding of the confession of sins, that God forgives our small and big sins, that we have the freedom to forgive others, and that God’s Son is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We will be using great Bible stories such as The Prodigal Son, Joseph and His Brothers, and David and Nathan to learn this theology. We will also use the catechism to learn confession has two parts (confession and absolution), the Office of the Keys, and the difference between confessing to God, confessing to your neighbor, and confessing to your pastor. In celebration of the Reformation 500, we will also learn Martin Luther as a teacher and catechist within the Church.

It will be a fun day of games and crafts that support the theme and lessons learned. We will be making fleece tie blankets and collecting baby items in the narthex from now until VBS for babies served by Pregnancy Aid South Suburbs (PASS). We ask parents, grandparents, and members of the congregation to join us for our opening and closing worship services and then enjoy an ice cream social afterward. It’s going to such a wonderful day spent in God’s Word and Christian fellowship for the youngest Christians to the oldest.

Parents, bring your children and their friends! St. Paul’s members, invite the children in your life or neighborhood and come volunteer! It takes a village to put on something like this and we need you in our village. We are looking for individuals to lead and help with specific aspects of the day that meet their interests and skill sets. We need volunteers for crafts, kitchen, games, decorating, promoting, making the blankets, and music. If these are in your skill set then help us out, if not we can find something that is! It is going to be a short day filled with work, worship, and fun growing in the faith and standing together as the body of Christ.

P.S. The fun and learning doesn’t have to be just for one day during the summer! Starting June 4th youth of all ages are invited to join us Sunday mornings for Lutheran Learners from 9:00-9:45 am! We will be having short Bible and catechism lessons, playing games, and doing crafts to instill in our young Christians that you never take a break from learning God’s Word, your whole life long! This is why parents are encouraged to attend the adult Bible study and to grow in their faith as well.

Welcome Aboar Deaconess

In Christ,

Deaconess Katelyn Hansen