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 of Armies, everything in this world is yours. Help me see my sin today in the times I forget that I am simply caring for the things you have given me. Wash me in the blood of your Son, the most precious thing I have in all the world, also given graciously by you. Refocus me on the ways I can honor you with the earthly treasures in my care. In the Righteous One I pray. Amen.
OPENING HYMN Oh, Bless the Lord, My Soul | 238
LORD, HAVE MERCY
Prayer and Praise
HYMN All Glory Be to God Alone | 262 (1,2)
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14; 2:18-26
PSALM OF THE DAY Psalm 90, p.99
SECOND LESSON James 5:1–11
VERSE OF THE DAY Psalm 73:26
GOSPEL Luke 12:13-21
HYMN OF THE DAY Brothers, Sisters, Let Us Gladly | 484
SERMON James 5:1-11 The Judge Is at the Door!
CREATE IN ME
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HYMN When I Survey the Wondrous Cross | 125
CLOSING HYMN Take the World, but Give Me Jesus | 355
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.
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!
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!
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
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 email@example.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 today, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
10:00 am Worship
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship
WEDNESDAY 6:00 pm Education Committee Meeting
7:00 pm Council Meeting
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:10 am Presentation on Ministry in Thailand
10:00 am Worship with Communion