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
Sometimes in the midst of hardship it can be difficult to think of God as a good God who knows who we are much less cares for us. But especially in those moments our God proves how much he loves us. He doesn’t just provide us care; he provides the exact right care each of us needs. He personally comes to our aid, and he personally addresses our individual hardships. Therefore we his people trust in his focused, personal care.
OPENING HYMN All Depends on Our Possessing | 421
LORD, HAVE MERCY
GLORY BE TO GOD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Isaiah 35:4-7a
PSALM OF THE DAY Psalm 146, p.120
SECOND LESSON Acts 3:1-10
VERSE OF THE DAY Philippians 4:4
GOSPEL Mark 7:31-37
HYMN OF THE DAY Jesus, Lead Us On | 422
SERMON Mark 7:31-37 A Story of Being Opened to Personal, Compassionate, and Powerful Care
CREATE IN ME
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HYMN Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me | 428
CLOSING HYMN On Eagles’ Wings | 440
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
MIDWEEK STUDIES AND CLASSES START THIS WEEK
Our World Religions study will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 9:00 am. Wednesday is also the start of Public School Confirmation Class at 3:30 pm.
The first choir practice of the year will be Thursday, September 16.
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 on September 15 at 3:30 pm in the church basement.
DIORAMA STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING FOR LIVE NATIVITY September 15 | 6:30 pm
It is time again to focus our attention on this year’s Diorama. There will be a meeting at First Lutheran Church in La Crosse on September 15th at 6:30 p.m. This will be our final meeting before we set up for this year’s Live Nativity.
BAKE SALE FOR NEW KIDS’ CORNER September 19 | 9:00 am
On Sunday, September 19, St. Paul’s will be running a bake sale in between services. All proceeds will go to incorporating a “Kids’ Corner” in the church basement (the basement storage/coatroom). If you would like to donate any bake sale goodies for this event please contact Tess Zebell via call or text at 608-487-4661.
BARRE PATCH CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE “HELP NEEDED”
The Barre Patch is the early childhood ministry of St. John’s Lutheran in Barre Mills. Currently about 40 children are enrolled in the childcare facility. Its purpose is to reach out with the gospel to the families of the area, to teach the children God’s Word, and to meet the physical and emotional needs of the children with Christian childcare. If you love spending time with children, caring for them, and teaching them about Jesus, then a teacher position at the Barre Patch 13
Christian Childcare may be for you. Positions are available, both full-time and part-time. Please contact the Barre Patch at 786-0460 or the church at 786-1742.
NEWBORN IN 2021?
If the Lord has blessed you with a newborn child in this 2021 calendar year, please email our church secretary at email@example.com. Please share the full name and date of birth of your child in the email. This is in preparation of a gift from the congregation. Thanks!
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.
A GIFT TO THE LORD
In gratitude to God for their 42nd anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Garves have given $420 to the General Fund.
TODAY 8:00 am Worship
9:10 am Sunday School
9:15 am Bible Study
10:00 am Worship
MONDAY 7:00 pm Worship
TUESDAY 7:00 pm (First) World Religions Bible Study
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am World Religions Bible Study (same as Tues.)
3:30 pm (First) Public School Catechism Class
NEXT SUNDAY 8:00 am Worship with Communion
9:00 am Fellowship Hour
10:00 am Worship with Communion