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, I often forget what your promises of heavenly treasure mean not just for my eternity but also for my present. Comfort me today with the knowledge of what your eternal love means for me always, and conquer my fears, doubts, and worries about this life. Show me Jesus today and focus me on the immense value of the treasure I have through him. In him I pray. Amen.
OPENING HYMN What Is the World to Me | 477 (1,2)
Prayer and Praise
LORD, HAVE MERCY
HYMN What Is the World to Me | 477 (3,4)
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Genesis 15:1-6
SECOND LESSON Hebrews 11:1-3, 8–16
GOSPEL Luke 12:22–34
HYMN OF THE DAY Your Kingdom, O God | 755
SERMON Genesis 15:6 Amen Your Shield and Reward
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Jesus, Priceless Treasure | 349
DISTRIBUTION HYMN All Depends on Our Possessing | 421
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness | 311
THANK THE LORD
CLOSING HYMN Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah | 331
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIFT CARD SHOWER FOR THE LINDEMANNS
We praise God for leading Mr. Jon Lindemann to accept our call to teach 7th and 8th grades and serve as vice principal and athletic director. We’re collecting cards and gift cards to welcome the Lindemanns and aid in their transition to Bangor. Please place your cards in the designated spot in the narthex.
THAILAND PRESENATION TODAY
Lydia Schultz is an evangelist who is serving the people in Thailand. She will present on the work of Friends Network, while focusing on the ministry happening in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You will learn more about who she is, what she enjoys, and the friends she has made. She will share the ways she has worked to bring the Gospel into these relationships. You will see in this presentation on Friends Network’s utilizes the method: meaningfully engage in culture and community, establish authentic relationships, and share the gospel.
BANGOR FUN DAZE PARADE
St. Paul’s will be manning a float in the Bangor Fun Daze Parade at noon on Sunday, August 14. If you’re able to help set up and/or walk in the parade and hand out candy and church info, please let Bart Horstman or Pastor Groth know. 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. 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.
BIBLE BASICS CLASS
Our next Bible Basics class (also called the new member class or Bible Information Class) will be coming up this fall. Pastor Groth is looking to schedule the class, so if you or anyone you know is interested, please sign up on the bulletin board in the church lobby and mark whether you’d prefer to meet on Sunday evening or Monday evening. Long-time members are also invited, as it’s always a good refresher of the foundations of our faith. www.stpaulsbangor.com/new/bic
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.
WELS 2022 SINGLES RETREAT
Did you know that November 11 is International Singles Day? We invite you to join us at the 2022 WELS/ELS Singles Retreat on November 11-13 at Camp Phillip, Wisconsin for a weekend of fun and fellowship. For more information about the event and to register check out our webpage: wels-els-singles.com/2022-retreat.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:10 am Presentation on Friends Network in Thailand
10:00 am Worship with Communion
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship with Communion
TUESDAY 7:00 pm Stewardship-Evangelism Meeting
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
10:00 am Worship
12:00 pm Bangor Fun Daze Parade