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.
TODAY’S WORSHIP THEME
This is week 3 of 4 as we look at God’s providence. We’ve seen that God provides us with earthly blessings and that he desires to bless us spiritually most of all. Today we find that the spiritual nourishment God provides in Christ and Christ alone causes our faith to grow.
OPENING HYMN We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight | 756
LORD, HAVE MERCY
O LORD, OUR LORD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON 1 Kings 19:3-8
PSALM OF THE DAY Psalm 34, CW p.80
SECOND LESSON Hebrews 5:11-6:3
GOSPEL John 6:41-51
HYMN OF THE DAY In Christ Alone | 752
SERMON John 6:41-51 He Isn’t Ordinary Bread
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMN I Come, O Savior, to Your Table | 310
THANK THE LORD
CLOSING HYMN Almighty Father, Bless the Word | 323 19
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
ST. PAUL’S @ FUN DAZE PARADE – HELP NEEDED! Today, August 15
The Bangor Fun Daze Parade is officially on for this year, and St. Paul’s will get to be a part of it. The parade is today, August 15, at 12:00 pm. We could really use some assistance with volunteers to set up and decorate the parade float and volunteers to walk along with or ride the parade float. If you and your family would be able to help out this year, please contact Pastor Groth or Dale Arndt.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL @ ST. JOHN’S BARRE MILLS Today, August 15 | Noon
If you’re not able to help with the Fun Daze Parade, you can attend an Ice Cream Social at St. John’s in Barre Mills today, August 15, beginning about noon. There will be fellowship, ice cream and great pies, as well as entertainment by the “Berg Family Singers.” An added bonus is that this event will also welcome their new vicar to St. John’s, as Vicar Roecker will be installed in the services that morning.
INSTALLATION OF MRS. HANDY August 22 | 10:00 am
Next week in the second service (10:00 am), we will be installing our new teacher for her service to the Lord at St. Paul’s. We will be celebrating her installation with the school parents in the school gym beforehand at 9:00 am during school registration. (That means Fellowship Hour will be moved to the school gym that day.) Please join us in both welcoming Mrs. Handy to our faculty as well as celebrating her installation during worship!
PUBLIC SCHOOL CONFIRMATION CLASS
Is your child in 7th or 8th grade in the public school? Please contact Pastor Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and contact info. Public school confirmation class will begin after Labor Day on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm in the church basement. There will also be a signup sheet in the church lobby.
LADIES AID August 26 | 2:00 pm
Ladies Aid will meet on August 26, 2021 at 2 pm. Serving will be Harriet Langrehr & Ardice Urbanek. 20
SCHOOL ACCREDITATION HELP
Do any of the following describe you: Parent of a St. Paul’s school student, former student of St. Paul’s, board member, council member, public school teacher, business person, school or business admin, church member, community-minded resident, or something similar? Our school accreditation committee needs your help. St. Paul’s is seeking accreditation via WELSSA in order to improve the school, its enrollment, its outreach, and its sustainability. A document detailing the type of help needed can be shared with you. If you’re able to help, please contact Dan Arndt or Pastor Groth.
Interested in helping to build up some St. Paul’s members? Many members are not able to make it to worship or fellowship events at church. But like all Christians, they still need encouragement from and a connection to their brothers and sisters in the faith. St. Paul’s will be putting together a visitation team for just that purpose. If you’re interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Pastor Groth or Stewardship-Evangelism chairman Dale Arndt. Families are welcome, too!
NEW USHER SCHEDULE AVAILABLE
St. Paul’s usher schedule is set for August through November 2021. The schedule has been emailed to those who provided email addresses, and printed copies are also available on the table in the narthex. If you cannot usher for your scheduled service, please switch with another who can do so. It’s important that we have enough ushers for each worship service.
CAMM MONTHLY LETTER
Copies of the CAMM August 2021 Monthly Letter are available in the narthex. The letter is written this month by Gary Evans, CAMM Field Director and Malawi Clinic Administrator. Gary shares with us some of the experiences occurring in Malawi and Zambia with the impact COVID is having for the CAMM clinics and staff. Please keep them all in your prayers and pray for those who face the trials of dealing with the pandemic.
MEN OF HIS WORD CONFERENCE October 23
The 6th Annual Men of His Word Conference will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Downtown Rochester MN on Saturday, October 23rd. The theme for this year is God’s Vision for Your Future. Please go online at www.menofhisword.org to register and get details about schedule, breakout sessions, keynote speaker, cost, etc. 21
TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:00 am Fellowship Hour
10:00 am Worship with Communion
12:00 pm St. Paul’s @ the Fun Daze Parade
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship with Communion
WEDNESDAY 7:00 pm School Accreditation Meeting
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
9:00 am Fellowship Hour in the School Gym
9:15 am School Registration at the School
10:00 am Worship
Installation of Mrs. Handy
NEXT MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship