WELCOME TO WORSHIP
In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Paul’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus.
TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME
Sometimes we can forget what being a Christian doesn’t mean we’ll always be happy, beloved by everyone, and seen as the light of the world and salt of the earth. Instead, just like our Savior, the world will make us suffer. But that’s OK because we know what Jesus’ suffering did for our eternal well-being, and we know our suffering due to his name is proof of our connection to him.
OPENING HYMN O God, Our Help in Ages Past | 441 (1-3, 6)
LORD, HAVE MERCY
GLORY BE TO GOD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Jeremiah 38:1-13
SECOND LESSON 1 Peter 4:12-19
VERSE OF THE DAY Romans 15:4
GOSPEL Mark 8:27-35
HYMN OF THE DAY Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken | 465
SERMON 1 Peter 4:12-19 When Testing Comes…
…don’t be ___________________________.
…remember who is __________________.
…__________________ your ________________________.
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMNS Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke | 453
Jesus Call Us O’er the Tumult | 463
SONG OF SIMEON
CLOSING HYMN Children of the Heavenly Father | 449
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
BIBLE STUDIES CONTINUE
Sunday School (9:10 am, school): Genesis 2
Sunday Adult Bible Study (9:15 am, sanctuary): Genesis 2
Midweek Bible Study (Tues., 7pm; Wed. 9am): Right Questions, Wrong Answers: World Religions
BAKE SALE FOR NEW KIDS’ CORNER Today! | 9:00 am
Today St. Paul’s will be running a bake sale in between services. All proceeds will go to incorporating a “Kids’ Corner” in the church basement (the basement storage/coatroom). Come purchase some baked goodies!
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY Monday, September 20
There will be no school on Monday, September 20, due to the water being shut off for the local road construction. Classes will resume at the regular time on Tuesday, September 21.
GOT A 5TH OR 6TH GRADER?
If you have a child in 5th or 6th grade in public school, please contact Pastor Groth. We would like to have a pre-confirmation class for 5th and 6th graders at the same time as public school confirmation class on Wednesdays (3:30 pm).
BARRE PATCH CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE “HELP NEEDED”
The Barre Patch is the early childhood ministry of St. John’s Lutheran in Barre Mills. Currently about 40 children are enrolled in the childcare facility. Its purpose is to reach out with the gospel to the families of the area, to teach the children God’s Word, and to meet the physical and emotional needs of the children with Christian childcare. If you love spending time with children, caring for them, and teaching them about Jesus, then a teacher position at the Barre Patch Christian Childcare may be for you. Positions are available, both full-time and part-time. Please contact the Barre Patch at 786-0460 or the church at 786-1742. 16
NEWBORN IN 2021?
If the Lord has blessed you with a newborn child in this 2021 calendar year, please email our church secretary at email@example.com. Please share the full name and date of birth of your child in the email. This is in preparation of a gift from the congregation. Thanks!
SCRAP AND CRAFT October 16
The Fall Scrap and Craft Fundraiser is Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, at Mt Calvary School in La Crosse. There are registration forms in the narthex and ready for you to mail in with your payment. You will also find copies of the food menu.
MEN OF HIS WORD CONFERENCE October 23
The 6th Annual Men of His Word Conference will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Downtown Rochester MN on Saturday, October 23rd. The theme for this year is God’s Vision for Your Future. Please go online at www.menofhisword.org to register and get details about schedule, breakout sessions, keynote speaker, cost, etc.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:00 am Bake Sale
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship with Communion
TUESDAY 7:00 pm World Religions Bible Study
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am World Religions Bible Study (same as Tues.)
3:30 pm Public School Catechism Class
7:00 pm School Accreditation Meeting
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship