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
A Father who is patient, compassionate, and focused on our good? A Son who is obedient to his Father, who is selfless, and who does everything to save and preserve others? A Holy Spirit who points to the Savior, who gives wisdom and strength, and who works tirelessly to make and keep us as part of God’s family? Our God has brought us into close relationship with him out of love and has modeled that love in many ways. Now we get to share that same love in all of its aspects with those in our closest relationships: our family members.
OPENING HYMN Bless Our Loved Ones, Holy Father | 504
OH, TASTE AND SEE
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Genesis 2:18-24
PSALM OF THE DAY Psalm 139b, p.117
SECOND LESSON Ephesians 5:18b-6:4
VERSE OF THE DAY Hebrews 2:12
GOSPEL Mark 10:2-16
HYMN OF THE DAY For Christian Homes, O Lord, We Pray | 500
SERMON Mark 10:2-16 Suitable
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HYMN Love Is the Gracious Gift | 505
CLOSING HYMN Shepherd of Tender Youth | 515 (1, 4, 5)
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRINCIPAL CALL MEETING – TODAY @ 11:15 AM
We will be having a very important call meeting after the 10:00 am service to extend a call for a new principal beginning next school year due to Mr. Bakken’s planned retirement.
FAITH BUILDING (BIBLE STUDY) CONTINUES
Sunday School and Bible Study: God is with us.
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.
REMINDER: SUNDAY SCHOOL CHANGE
Just a reminder that the location of Sunday School and Bible study has been changed. Sunday School is in the sanctuary, while Bible study is in the church basement. Note: Teens are welcome to attend Bible study, too! The portion of Scripture covered in each is the same, and the Sunday School material is different from what is used in St. Paul’s School (so treat this like Bible study for your kids, not a repeat of school).
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 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. 13
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.
MLC CHOIR TOUR CONCERT October 15
The Martin Luther College Choir of New Ulm, MN, will present a sacred concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Onalaska. The concert, entitled “Let It Shine,“ will feature a selection of choral music representing various composers and styles. The public is invited to attend. A door offering will be gathered to assist with travel expenses for the choir. Martin Luther College is part of the worker training program of our Wisconsin Synod. The college prepares teachers and staff ministers who are ready to accept positions in our congregations and it prepares men to enter the seminary to complete their training to serve as pastors.
SCRAP AND CRAFT October 16
The Fall Scrap and Craft Fundraiser is Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, at Mt Calvary School in La Crosse. There are registration forms in the narthex and ready for you to mail in with your payment. You will also find copies of the food menu.
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. 14
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.
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).
TODAY 8:00 am Worship
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship
11:15 am Principal Call Meeting
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 with Communion
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship with Communion