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
Gracious Savior, your focus to serve and to give your life as a ransom means my salvation. Give me great focus today, Lord, not primarily on my service to you as we gather but on your service to me through your Word and promises. Reveal to me the ways I fail to prioritize learning from you, and focus my heart on the gracious service you gave and give to me. In your name I pray. Amen.
OPENING HYMN Blessed Jesus, at Your Word | 221 (1,3,4)
LORD, HAVE MERCY
Prayer and Praise
GLORY BE TO GOD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Genesis 18:1-14
SECOND LESSON Colossians 1:1-14
GOSPEL Luke 10:38–42
HYMN OF THE DAY One Thing’s Needful | 290
SERMON Luke 10:38-42 Christian, Christian, Sit at Your Lord’s Feet
CREATE IN ME
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMN In Christ Alone | 752
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Thy Strong Word | 280
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty | 255
SONG OF SIMEON
CLOSING HYMN On What Has Now Been Sown | 322 (1,3)
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.
ST. PAUL’S @ THE COUNTY FAIR
We will be manning the booth at the La Crosse County Fair on Wednesday, July 20, from 5:00-10:00 pm. We had a good group of people at last year’s fair but would always love a large crew of volunteers to show support for our church. If you’re able to donate items (such as school supplies) or help out the day of, even if only for a portion of the time, please contact either Pastor Groth or our Stewardship-Evangelism chairman Bart Horstman. Please also sign up on the County Fair Volunteer signup sheet on the bulletin board in the church lobby. Thank you!
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
CAMM MONTHLY LETTER
You can find the July letter for the Central Africa Medical Mission printed and placed in the lobby.
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!
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.
LOGGERS AND LUTHER
Luther High will be having a fundraising event at the La Crosse Loggers game on Sunday, August 7. Gates open at 4:00 pm. If interested, see the flyer posted on the church lobby bulletin board.
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!
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.
FLOURISH WOMEN’S RETREAT
Save the date for Flourish – By Design Women’s Retreat: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. More information and registration will be coming soon. Hosted and held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lewiston. The retreat will be looking at women’s identity in Christ, unique design as women, and how women can use their God given temperaments and giftings to serve others.
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.
JOB OPENING FOR STUDY HALL SUPERVISOR
Luther High School is hiring a study hall supervisor for the 2022-2023 school year. Hours would be from 12:00-3:15 PM. Candidates should possess excellent customer service and organizational skills. Interested candidates can contact Principal Phil Punzel at email@example.com or by phone at 608-783-5435 x1160.
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
10:00 am Worship with Communion
7:00 pm PACE Meeting
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship with Communion
TUESDAY 10:00 am Mornings with Mommy
WEDNESDAY 5:00 pm St. Paul’s @ The County Fair
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
10:00 am Worship