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
Father in heaven, by your mercy you have planted me in your field as wheat and have tended and cared for me until this day. But, Lord, the days are evil and my resolve can wane. I grow angry, tired, and can want retribution now. Forgive my lack of patience, Lord, as I await your return and the harvest at the end, and today open my eyes to ways I can live as wheat among the weeds as you call me to do. In your Son’s name I pray. Amen.
OPENING HYMN Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray | 472
LORD, HAVE MERCY
Prayer and Praise
GLORY BE TO GOD
PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Isaiah 44:6-11
PSALM OF THE DAY Psalm 19, p.70
SECOND LESSON Romans 1:18–25
VERSE OF THE DAY Isaiah 55:11b
GOSPEL Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
HYMN OF THE DAY Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide | 541
SERMON Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 The Lord’s Harvest Will Come
CREATE IN ME
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
HYMN Come, You Thankful People, Come | 613
CLOSING HYMN From All that Dwell below the Skies | 250
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHRISTIAN FAMILY SOLUTIONS PRESENTATION
On Sunday, August 6, between services we will have a short presentation by James Mattek, the Director of Ministry at Christian Family Solutions. CFS provides distinctly Christian mental health care, healing and helping people in need through the ministry of Jesus Christ. CFS’s ministry has two main branches of service: Counseling Care & Services and Senior Services. Join us on August 6 at 9:15 am to learn more.
FUN DAZE PARADE
Mark your calendars for the Bangor Fun Daze Parade on Sunday, August 13, at noon. We’re looking forward to having another fleet of St. Paul’s members to hand out candy and pocket invites to our church and school. God be praised for this opportunity for our congregation to be in front of the community!
LUTHER HIGH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Luther High School is looking to hire a full-time custodian for 2nd shift (40 hrs/wk). Applications are available in the Luther High School office and online at lutherhigh.org. Candidates may submit their application and resume to the Luther High School office. If you have questions and requests regarding application, email email@example.com or call 608-386-4753.
OPPORTUNITY AT GOOD STEWARD
Good Steward Resale Shop is looking for a store coordinator. The position is 3-4 days/week with flexible hours, about 24-32 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday and occasional Saturdays. A job description and an application form are available at Good Steward (608-779-9763).
ICE CREAM SOCIAL @ ST. JOHN’S BARRE MILLS
St. John’s in Barre Mills will be having their annual fellowship event that includes ice cream, supper, children’s games, pies, entertainment, and music on Sunday, August 13, beginning at 4:00 pm.
WELS/ELS SINGLES RETREAT
The WELS/ELS Singles Retreat for 2023 is November 10-12, at Camp Phillip, Wisconsin. Registration is open and the early bird rate is $140. Early bird registration will continue through August 1. Regular registration will be $150. All registration will close on October 1. If you have activity ideas or ways you can help, feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details and register at wels-els-singles.com/2023-retreat/.
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