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.
 
 

 

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Message from the Pastor

pastor_croonSt. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church
Pastor’s Column
January 2019

“Everyone Engaging the Entire
Community for Christ”

If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.      Mark 8:38

As we start a new year in the name of our Lord, we face many exciting challenges at St. Paul’s! God has richly blessed the people of St. Paul’s for many years, and as we go forward in this new year, may we once again pray for God’s blessings to be upon us. Yes, some of those challenges we face may seem daunting.  Yet, we meet those challenges head on focusing on the bold, unashamed proclamation of the Gospel to others, of witnessing in the name of Jesus in all aspects of our life. We meet those challenges by gladly and regularly coming together to hear God’s word proclaimed and to partake of the Lord’s Supper. We meet those challenges in our generous offerings responding to all that God has freely given us. We meet those challenges in fellowship with one another.  What else, at the least, can we do in responding to His love and faithfulness to us? In Mark 8:38 it is very clear of the results of our being ashamed of our Savior’s name in this “adulterous and sinful generation….”

How can we be ashamed of the One whose birth we just celebrated? Yet, once again, it is much easier to remain turned in on ourselves, and stay within our comfort zone.  We are creatures of habit, and often become entrenched and comfortable with the known and that which we are accustomed to. That often occurs in our lives as Christians. Yet God has given us His Spirit through our baptism, and may we call upon His Spirit to strengthen us and put the proper words in our mouth as we witness to others. There is to be no shame in sharing the joy of the One born in Bethlehem!

In this new year, may you again commit to prayer the well being of St. Paul’s Church. Pray that God’s Word continues to be lifted up above all else in worship, in the workplace and in our homes. God will continue to bless us in our remaining faithful to Him in all that we say, do and profess.

With the new year of 2019 upon us, may God grant you peace, good health and prosperity.  May He keep you in His care, as we unashamedly go forward in this new year sharing the Good News that is for all mankind!

Pastor Croon