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
Last week we looked at love in our closest attachments: family. Sadly after family our next closest attachments can be to our money and possessions. Christ confronts our idolatrous love for riches and “things” today, and he points us instead to the One who can do the impossible (save us).
CHILDREN’S CHOIR Jesus Loves Me
OPENING HYMN From All that Dwell below the Skies | 250
LORD, HAVE MERCY
Prayer and Praise
GLORY TO GOD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON 2 Kings 5:14-27
SECOND LESSON Hebrews 13:1-6
VERSE OF THE DAY Isaiah 25:9b
GOSPEL Mark 10:17-27
HYMN OF THE DAY Your Works, Not Mine, O Christ | 401
SERMON Mark 10:17-27 Our Good Teacher Certainly Is Good
CREATE IN ME
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared | 312
SONG OF SIMEON
CLOSING HYMN On My Heart Imprint Your Image | 319
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FAITH BUILDING (BIBLE STUDY) CONTINUES
Sunday School and Bible Study: Hope in Hardship
Midweek Bible Study (Tues., 7pm; Wed. 9am): Right Questions, Wrong Answers: World Religions
KID’S CORNER UP AND RUNNING
There’s still lots to come, but the Kids’ Corner is ready to be used by your young children during Bible study! Check it out in the church basement.
CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY FOR MR. BAKKEN
Dear friends in Christ, we invite you to join us in a worship service on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 10:00 am, as we mark Mr. Richard Bakken’s retirement from the public ministry due to health concerns. We will gather together to thank the Lord of the Church for blessing and allowing Mr. Bakken to begin his 45 years of service. There will be a reception and meal in the school gym following the worship service. Those wishing to bring greetings, recall memories, or any other special words may do so. A card box will be available or greetings may be emailed to Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact Pastor Groth by calling 608-486-2754 or emailing him at email@example.com. RSVPs are kindly requested to 608-486-2754.
PRINCIPAL CALL EXTENDED TO MR. RYAN RANDALL
St. Paul’s has extended a divine call to Mr. Ryan Randall to serve as principal and 7-8 grade teacher beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Mr. Randall currently serves as principal and teacher at Salem Lutheran School in Greenfield, MN. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as he deliberates where he can best use his God-given gifts to Christ’s glory.
IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN THE PUBLIC MINISTRY?
Did you know there was a Western Wisconsin District Ministerial Scholarship Fund? The Scholarship is open to any student who is a member of a congregation in the Western WI District who is planning to enter the public ministry of the WELS. The student can be enrolled in the following schools: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Martin Luther College, Luther Preparatory 19
School, Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Lakeside Lutheran High School, Luther High School or Northland Lutheran High School. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until October 31. Grants will be determined in November and sent to the student’s school at the beginning of second semester.
DIORAMA LIVE NATIVITY HELP
The Live Nativity event is planned, and preparation is already underway. If you’re able to help with prepping the area and helping with prop repairs, there are work nights scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 pm (through Oct. 18) at the Rotary Building. Setup dates are Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20. St. Paul’s will be participating in the Live Nativity on December 18 and 19 (the final two days). If you’re interested in participating or able to help, please contact Karen Bauer or George Italiano at 608-317-0271.
DRAMA PRODUCTION AT LUTHER HIGH October 17 & 18
Luther High School Drama proudly presents The Phantom Tollbooth on October 17 at 2:00 pm and October 18 at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door and online at lutherhigh.org/arts/box-office. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
LWMS FALL RALLY October 21
The Scenic Coulee LWMS Rally will be Thursday, Oct. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kendall. Registration begins at 12:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 1:00. “So, You Bought a School.” Missionary Daniel Lewig will explain how converting a former elementary school into Bethlehem’s first, full-time ministry center has created a new door for the gospel. This new facility is helping the mission congregation build a bridge in the Richland Center community. Come and learn about Bethlehem’s ALL Center and the mission work taking place in our regional backyard of Southwest Wisconsin.
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. 20
FALL CONCERT AT LUTHER HIGH October 24
On Sunday, October 24, at 2:00 pm, the Luther High School Music Department will be presenting their Fall Concert. The concert will feature all of Luther’s vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as the Lancer and Sabre bands. Choirs from area Lutheran Elementary Schools will sing and join the Concert and Cantate Choirs on a special selection. The concert is free and open to the public.
AREA REFORMATION WORSHIP SERVICE October 31
The La Crosse Area Reformation Rally will be held in the chapel at Luther High School on Sunday, October 31, at 2:00 pm. A fellowship hour will follow the service.
PASTOR RIMMERT RETIREMENT CELEBRATION November 21
Pastor Jonathan Rimmert is retiring from the ministry with his final service on December 31, 2021. The members of Grace Lutheran Church of La Crosse are going to have a Thank You celebration for him on Sunday, November 21, with a 9:30 am service and a dinner following. All are invited to attend. Anyone planning to stay for the dinner should RSVP in advance to Larry Gilbertson (788-0263).
GIFT FOR KIDS’ CORNER
Ken and Diane Thompson have given a $500 donation for the Kids’ Corner in gratitude to the Lord for their 30th wedding anniversary.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship with Communion
TUESDAY 7:00 pm Bible Study
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am Bible Study (same as Tues.)
3:30 pm Public School Catechism Class
THURSDAY 7:00 pm Choir Practice
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship