Genesis 18:20-32 – In Your Prayers, Hold God to Who He Is

Genesis 18:20-32 – In Your Prayers, Hold God to Who He Is

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 
Father in heaven, I am often quick to pray for the things I want and in a way that fails to focus on who I am before you. Teach me to pray today, that I may bring my will into conformity with yours and not the other way around. Give me boldness and confidence to reflect on who you are, who that means I am to you, and what that means I can pray about as I approach you in prayer. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

OPENING HYMN Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright | 412 
INVOCATION 
CONFESSION 
ABSOLUTION 
Prayer and Praise 
OH, TASTE AND SEE 
PRAYER OF THE DAY 
The Word 
FIRST LESSON Genesis 18:20-32 
HYMN Come, My Soul, with Every Care | 409 
SECOND LESSON 1 Timothy 2:1–7 
VERSE OF THE DAY Isaiah 65:24 
GOSPEL Luke 11:1–13 
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE 
HYMN OF THE DAY With the Lord Begin Your Task | 478 
SERMON Genesis 18:20-32 In Your Prayers, Hold God to Who He Is
APOSTLES’ CREED 
Thanksgiving 
OFFERING 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 
LORD’S PRAYER 
HYMN When in the Hour of Utmost Need | 413
PRAYER 
BLESSING 
CLOSING HYMN What a Friend We Have in Jesus | 411

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. 

COUNTY FAIR THANK YOU 

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped man the booth at the county fair! We had a blast hanging out and talking to people. We pray that God will bless our interactions for the sake of all of the area WELS churches. 

HELP THE HANDYS MOVE 

Quinn and Clara Handy have purchased a home in Onalaska and will be moving in on July 30 at 2:00 pm. They would appreciate any help any of us are able to give them. If you have any questions, you can contact Quinn at 608-615-0559. God be praised for opportunities to help our called workers! 

THAILAND PRESENATION 

Lydia Schultz, the daughter of Pastor Schultz at St. John’s Barre Mills, will be visiting St. Paul’s on August 7 to give us a presentation on her ministry in Thailand. The presentation will take place in the church basement in between services. 

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! 

CAMM MONTHLY LETTER 

You can find the July letter for the Central Africa Medical Mission printed and placed in the lobby.

HELP ST. PAUL’S FINANCIALLY WITH SCRIP 

Purchase gift cards to pay for everyday (and not-so-everyday) expenses. Anyone can purchase the cards and then you designate who gets the scrip credit. You can designate a specific family or the credit will go to the general fee assistance fund (75% of the profit that our school receives from the sale of each card will be directly applied to any student’s tuition, with the other 25% to our school’s Discretionary Fund to help cover general school needs as well as fund to be able to have gas/grocery cards on hand). 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. 

Paper order forms are located in the church entryway and the scrip box is located in the basement. There is also a scrip box at school outside the office. Orders are due the 15th of each month. You can also order through the RaiseRight app. You would need to contact Janel to get our school enrollment code to get connected. 

Any questions please contact Janel Lochen 608-386-4243 or scrip@stpaulsbangor.com 

OUTDOOR CONCERT WITH KOINE 

St. Paul’s-Tomah (525 Superior Ave) will be hosting a free outdoor concert featuring the well-known WELS-originating music group KOINE on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 6:00 pm. A free meal will be served starting at 5:00 pm in the church parking lot. The entire community is invited to attend. Brats and hot dogs will be provided. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. If the weather is bad, we’ll move everything inside. 

LUTHER STUDENT TEACHER HOST FAMILIES NEEDED 

Two Martin Luther College student teachers will serve at Luther High School from October through December. Principal Punzel is looking for two area families that would be willing to host our student teachers. Host families will need to provide a bedroom and meals for the student teacher. Host families are reimbursed through Martin Luther College for their expenses. If you are interested in serving as a host family, please contact Principal Phil Punzel at punzphil@luther.k12.wi.us. 

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.

CALENDAR 

TODAY 8:00 am Worship 

10:00 am Worship 

MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship 

NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship 

10:00 am Worship