Ephesians 3:8 – ONE LAST LESSON FROM THE LEAST

Ephesians 3:8 – ONE LAST LESSON FROM THE LEAST

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Opening Hymn – 201  (Please stand for the last verse)
Liturgy – Page 45 (front of hymnal)
Psalm of the Day – Hymn Version of Psalm 115 – Hymn 392
Scripture Lessons:       Isaiah 6:1-8;    Acts 20:17-32;    John 3:25-30
Hymn – 573
SERMON – Ephesians 3:8 – ONE LAST LESSON FROM THE LEAST
Choral Ensemble:  “I Will Be With You” 
(Based on Isaiah 43:2 – “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…”)
The Offering Will Be Brought Forward
“Lord, Have Mercy”  – Prayers –  Lord’s Prayer (Page 50)
Benediction  
Closing Hymn – 551

THANK YOU!
Today, after 41 years in the pastoral ministry, 36 of those years here at St. Paul’s in Bangor, I am retiring. Ali and I have no words to match our gratitude for the honor and kindness you have shown us amid the sunshine and shadows, amid the peaks and valleys of all these years.  Your love for us and our family has been a reflection of your love for our Savior who has bound us together in the bundle of eternal life.    May your next pastor be equally blessed.    After today, we will be living at 4063A 117th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729.  In fairness to your new pastor, I can no longer serve as your pastor, but we remain friends always.                                                                    

Yours in Christ,   
Pastor Roy W. Hefti

WELCOME!
We pray that you are blessed as you hear God’s Word today.  If you are a visitor, please sign the guest register in the narthex.  To learn more about the Bible’s teachings or about becoming a member, contact Pastor Steven Olson at 706-339-5886. Pastor Olson will periodically check the parsonage answering machine for messages: 486-2754  His email  address is pastorstevenolson@gmail.com Pastor Olson resides in retirement in Onalaska and has accepted our Call to serve as vacancy pastor from tomorrow, September 28, until the end of this calendar year as needed. If you need personal pastoral care, Pastor Olson invites you to contact him. 

IN MEMORY of Clyde Wobeck $1,045.00 has been given to be allocated as follows:  $100.00 to the School Building Fund, $365.00 to the St. Paul’s School Tuition Assistance Fund, $465.00 to the St. Paul’s General Fund, and $115.00 to the St. Paul’s Luther High Tuition Assistance Fund.

IN MEMORY of James Havens and Michael Havens, $150.00 has been donated  toward improved lighting under the balcony.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW is interested in a Bible Information Class for review or toward church membership, feel free to contact Pastor Olson:  706-339-5886

FALL SCHEDULE
Ladies Aid   Delayed Until Further Notice
Choir Rehearsal                 Delayed Until Further Notice
Public School 7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation   Wednesdays    3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
To enroll in Grades 5-6 Public School Bible History starting OCTOBER 7, 3:30 p.m. on Main Floor, call Mr. Larson:  486-4192
Pastor Olson Conducts Services                 Sun. Oct.  4      8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School Starts                                     Sun. Oct.   4      9:10 – 9:50 a.m.
Sunday Bible Study Starts (Downstairs)         Sun. Oct.   4      9:15 – 9:40 a.m.           (A Study of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians)
Midweek Bible Hour Starts (Downstairs)        Tues. Oct. 6      7:00 p.m. (A Survey of the Minor Prophets)
Midweek Bible Hour Starts (Downstairs)        Wed. Oct. 7        9:00 a.m.                     (A Survey of the Minor Prophets)
Education Committee at School Wed. Oct. 7       6:00 p.m.
Church Council at School                               Wed. Oct. 7       7:00 p.m.
Quarterly Voters Meeting at Church               Sun. Oct. 18     1:00 p.m.


 A NOTE ON EMAILS & PHONE NUMBERS – Any emails directed to Pastor Hefti personally should go to rwhefti@gmail.com   The new pastor will have access to the church email at  pastor@stpaulsbangor.com   The parsonage phone number (486-2754) will remain the same and the vacancy pastor will be able to access the answering machine for any messages that are left.  A reminder that Pastor Olson’s number is 706-339-5886.