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.
PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S WORSHIP
Lord God, you are the God of all nations and of every tribe, language, and people. Though I desire peace, Lord, your Word can cause division even in my closest relationships. Help me stand up for you and your Word even when it brings hostility and opposition from others. Strengthen me today in your grace and in the armor you give me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
OPENING HYMN Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus | 474
LORD, HAVE MERCY
Prayer and Praise
GLORY BE TO GOD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON 2 Kings 11:1-3, 12-18
PSALM OF THE DAY Psalm 139a, p.116
SECOND LESSON Ephesians 6:10-20
VERSE OF THE DAY Hebrews 4:12
GOSPEL Luke 12:49-53
HYMN OF THE DAY O God, Our Help in Ages Past | 441
SERMON 2 Kings 11:1-3, 12-18 When the Gospel Divides, Remember: ________________ and _________________
CREATE IN ME
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HYMN Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke | 453
CLOSING HYMN Children of the Heavenly Father | 449
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
BANGOR FUN DAZE PARADE IS TODAY!
St. Paul’s will be manning a float in the Bangor Fun Daze Parade at noon today, Sunday, August 14. If you’re able to help set up and/or walk in the parade and hand out candy and church info, we’ll meet in the parking lot of the high school. St. Paul’s is unit #20 in the parade lineup this year. Kids of course are welcome to join us, too!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
St. John’s in Barre Mills will be having its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 14, starting at 4:00 pm. There will be ice cream, supper food, children’s games, pies, entertainment, music, and fellowship.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Save the Date! On Friday, August 26, at 5:30 pm, our PACE committee will be hosting a “Back to School Bash” at our school to help welcome the new school year for our students, families, and congregation members. Activities will include a variety of games, a bounce house, and face painting. We will have a potluck at the event, so we request you bring a dish to pass. Utensils will be provided, please bring a beverage of choice. We request that this be a nut-free event (food-wise, not people-wise, thankfully). Sunday School students and families also encouraged to join in on the fun!
As the new school year approaches, our newly formed PACE (Partners Active in Christian Education) committee has created a Giving Board as a way to help support some of our teachers’ additional needs in the classroom. We welcome you to check out the board in the church lobby and see if there is a way to support our teachers and students as they prepare to enter the classroom.
The Central Africa Medical Mission letter for August can be found in the church lobby.
BIBLE BASICS CLASS BEGINS SEPT. 11
Our next Bible Basics class (also called the new member class or Bible Information Class) will begin Sunday, September 11, at 5:00 pm, and it will continue for 13 weeks at the same time on Sunday evenings. I ask that you block off 1.5 hours for each session, but usually it will be closer to 1 hour. Free childcare can be available upon request. If you or someone you know would be interested in taking the class, please contact Pastor Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Long-time members are also invited, as it’s always a good refresher of the foundations of our faith. For more info on the class itself, visit www.stpaulsbangor.com/new/bic.
HELP ST. PAUL’S WITH SCRIP
In a nutshell:
1. St. Paul’s gets money when you purchase gift cards through the Scrip program.
2. The gift cards can be used for things you already purchase all the time from common stores (Hansen’s, Walmart, Home Depot, etc.).
3. The percentage of your purchases that St. Paul’s receives varies depending on the store.
How to purchase gift cards through Scrip:
1. Use the order forms found in the church lobby or at the school.
2. Return the order form to the Scrip box at church or to Janel Lochen, our Scrip coordinator, by the 15th of each month.
3. Janel will receive the cards in the mail and give them to you to use.
4. (Or, if you’re tech savvy, you can simply use the RaiseRight app and do everything from your phone. You would need to contact Janel to get our school enrollment code to get connected.)
You can designate a specific family or the credit will go to the general fee assistance fund. Families will then be able to use the credit that was built up over the year (July 1 – June 30) and can choose to apply that credit towards next school year’s tuition.
Last school year (through June), through $82,691 of purchases made, St. Paul’s received $3,389 (or a little over 4%) back. That’s $3,389 more for gospel ministry than would otherwise not have been able to use for families and the school, simply by filling out a form and using gift cards at the checkout instead of a debit or credit card.
Any questions please contact Janel Lochen at 608-386-4243 or email@example.com.
The Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS) cordially invites you to join them for their annual convention. This year’s convention will be held at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Convention Center, 3060 South Kinney Coulee Road, Onalaska, WI 54650, from October 10-13, 2022. Area church members, age 55 and up, may wish to attend the daytime and early evening events and commute from home each day instead of staying at the hotel. Full details can be found by going to www.csm.welsrc.net/download-csm/owls-convention/. Scroll down to DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES, including the Schedule, Workshops and Presentations, and Registration. Discounts are available before September 10, 2022.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship
10:00 am Worship
12:00 pm St. Paul’s @ Bangor Fun Daze Parade
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:00 am School Registration in School Gym
10:00 am School Opening Service
Installation of Mr. Lindemann
Worship with Communion