October 3/4, 2015 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:6 “But from the beginning of creation. . .” In recent years our country, along with most all the Christian nations of Europe, has lost its way when it comes to marriage we have ignored the fact that it is God who created us. We always go off the tracks when we forget that He made us and that everything good in this world is from His hand. In big things and in small things, in the life of a nation or the life of an individual: things go dreadfully wrong when we ignore the Creator’s instructions for life.
A MEASURE OF OUR LOVE Attendance: Saturday (Sept.26) 6 p.m. = 62; Sunday (Sept. 27) 8 a.m. = 72; Sunday (Sept. 27) 10:30 a.m. = 122; Total for the weekend = 256. Sunday school (3 yrs to 8th grade) = 27; High School Bible Class = no report; Adult Bible Class = 47; Parents & 2’s = 2; Moms Tues. Morning Mingle = 10; Tuesday Evening Stewardship Bible Study = 9; Thursday Bible Study = .
Contributions 9/27/2015: Envelopes $5,701; Plate $145; Connect $265; School Tuition $741.08; School Registration $40; ECC Tuition $3,708; Hall Rent $50; BBQ $942; Total General Fund Deposit = $11,592.08. Other Designated Giving: Missions $30; Chapel $28.22; Flowers $40; Total Designated Fund Deposit $98.22.
Connect Loan Balance = $1,562,553.34
MOTHER/DAUGHTER/FRIEND SALAD DINNER is Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale after services until October 5 & 6. Tickets are $2.00 for all who are 13 years and older; under 13 tickets are $1.00. Please bring a salad with 8-10 servings for every four people in your party to share with others.
For those of you bringing something to display at the Mother/Daughter/Friend dinner, please include an identification and history of the item when you bring
them to the ministry center at 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Those of you bringing cupcakes for the dinner, please take them to the school kitchen at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13.
LWML “QUARTERLY” FOR 2016 - If you are interested in subscribing to the LWML “Quarterly” for 2016, please contact Mary Ann Bonneville (618) 288-4322 by Oct. 11, 2015. The cost is $5 per year for 4 issues. Thank you, Mary Ann Bonneville.
PARISH NURSING AT ST. PAUL'S - St. Paul's is seeking people with a medical background who are interested in helping people with their physical well-being, who would be willing to share their time and talents on a Health Ministry Team. Please contact Alan Kilzer for more details at 667-8263.Who’s Who at St. Paul’s
New, interested in a particular function or getting involved?
Have a question? Here’s who to talk to at St. Paul’s:
Pastor: Rev. Mitchel Schuessler, 553-3133
Church Secretary: Kathy Brumm, 667-6681
School: K-8 – Dr. Bruce McLaughlin, Principal, 667-6314;
School Secretary: Linda Craig, 667-6314
Early Childhood Center (Day Care): Michelle Warner, 667-2173
Church Council Chairman: – Rod Repp, 618-505-0718
Board of Elders: Alan Kilzer, Head Elder, 667-8263
Board of Stewardship & Finance: Jason Kesterson, 407-0304
Financial Secretary: Karen Missey, 830-7535
Bookkeeper: Cheryl Chrusciel,
Board of Evangelism: Penny Schuessler, 322-9824
Board of Christian Education: Laurel West, 667-3859
Board of Christian Day School: Adam Lilienkamp, 334-4065
Board of Trustees: Todd Moore, 779-3444
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML): Shirley Schmitt,
Youth Group: [7th-12th grade] Rachael Beckemeyer, 367-2463
Head Usher: Seth Schaefer, 345-6487
Altar Guild: Jeanette Gindler, 667-6852 and Debbie Wittenberg, 667-7357
Choirs:Family Choir – Ted Fedder, 667-6250
Glorious Day/Praise Team – Tom Rampold 667-8771
Men’s Ministry: Pastor Schuessler,
Holy Smokers: Dave Meyer, 667-1347
Confirmation Class: Pastor Schuessler, 553-3133
Helping Hands [funeral dinners, social ministry needs]: Donna Ponce 667-6148, Shirley Schnoeker, 667-6368.
St. Paul’s PTL: Karen Kilzer, 667-8263
Prayer Chain: Adeline Amen, 667-2549 and Debbie Wittenberg, 667-7357
October 18 the youth will have a hayride at Ted and Debbie Flath’s home. Guys bring Drinks and Gals bring Chips/deserts. Other food will be provided. The time is 4:30-8 p.m. Their address is 2712 Old Staunton Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Please let Rachael Beckemeyer ( 618-367-2463) know if you are attending and if you are bringing friends no later than October 14th.
THIS WEEK AT ST. PAUL’S4 / 8:00 a.m. Worship/HC
9:15 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship
1:30 p.m. Devotion at the Fountains
4:00 p.m. Circuit Forum at St. Paul, Hamel
5 / 8:00 a.m. SID Pastor’s Conference at Pere Marquette
5:30 p.m. Away VB vs. Trinity, Edwardsville
6:00 p.m. Stewardship Committee Meeting
6 / SID Pastor’s Conference
9:45 a.m. Moms Morning Mingle
3:30 p.m. Staff Meeting
6:00 p.m. VB Home vs. Staunton
7:00 p.m. Elders Meeting
7 / 8:30 a.m. Chapel
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
1:00 p.m. Preschool Chapel
4:30 p.m. Confirmation Class
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. VB Practice
8 / 2:00 p.m. Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Board of Evangelism Meeting
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
9 / 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. VB Practice
10 / 7:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
9:00 a.m. VB Tournament at St. Paul’s
10:00 a.m. Jr. High Retreat at Camp Wartburg
6:00 p.m. Worship /HC
11 / SID Jr. High Retreat at Camp Wartburg
8:00 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship/HC
Saturday October 3 – 6:00 p.m.: Acolyte: Bryson Brown; Elder: Sam Italiano; Ushers: Brion Boeshans, Sam Italiano and Seth Schaefer; Greeters: Jeanette Gindler and Shirley Rood (LWML members); Organist: Claudia Loethen; Altar Guild: Jennifer Mallette and Wendy Sievers.
Sunday, October 4 8:00 a.m.: Acolyte: Logan DiRosa; Elders: Alan Kilzer and Matt Tschudy; Ushers: Ted Flath, Jim Kesterson, Mark Leitschuh and Brett Sollberger; Greeter: Bonnie Levo; Altar Guild: Jennifer Mallette and Wendy Sievers; Organist: Claudia Loethen.
Sunday, October 4 10:30 a.m.: October 4 at 10:30 a.m. Acolyte: Anna Reese; Ushers: Ted Fedder, Jeff Fiudo, Keith Jackson and Ryan Kaffer; Greeters: Kathy Nehrt and Shirley Schmitt (LWML members); Organist: Claudia Loethen; Bulletin Collator: Len & Judy Suess.
Saturday, Oct. 10 – 6:00 p.m.: Acolyte: Cayla Wilderman; Elder: Sam Italiano; Ushers: Brion Boeshans, Sam Italiano, Seth Schaefer & Kyle Sipes; Greeters: Len & Judy Suess; Organist: Jo White; Altar Guild: Verona Meier and Pat Peverly.
Sunday, Oct. 11 – 8:00 a.m.: Acolyte: Logan DiRosa; Ushers: Jacob Doyle, Jason Powell, JR Walls and Whitey White; Greeter: Edna Meier; Organist: Jo White.
Sunday, Oct. 11 – 10:30 a.m.: Acolyte: Anna Reese; Elder: Darrell Wittenberg; Ushers: Jason Kesterson, Colin McLaughlin, Mark Schlemer and Tim Wittenberg; Greeters: Josh & Jenni Hunt; Organist: Jo White; Bulletin Collator: Alice Unger; Altar Guild: Verona Meier and Pat Peverly.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Oct. 3:Michael Merchant, Drew Unger
4:Brion Boeshans, Lori Bohnenstiehl, Dale & Tammy Fultz, Sandy Gritzmacher, Rachel Lange, Seth Schaefer,
5:Del Milkert, Scott & Shawndel Rose, Jimmy Wilderman
6:Jim Mesenbrink, Michelle Mesenbrink, Lynn Van Winkle
8:Brion & Janet Boeshans, Scott & Robin Craig.
Michael Hampton, Brandi Lauer, Rod & Beth Repp
9:Greg Everett, Tony Rampold, Dale & Mary Rhymer
PRAYERS FOR: Aaron Bohnenstiehl, Cheryl Chrusciel, Dana Daniels, Jeff Erlich, Sarah Frey, Lila Goedelman, Scott & Brenda Jones, Samantha Kerwin, Barbara King, Carol Kutzner, Karen Kull, Nathan Mallette, Maureen Mason, Chris Payne, Roger Pense, Joy Porter, Alicia Rayner, Carol Reeves, John Schmidt, Dale & Shirley Schnoeker, Stephanie Stock, Ruth Thompson and Jennifer Wittenberg.
PRAY FOR: The family of Samantha J. Randolph, daughter of Tim “Sid” Randolph, who passed away on Sunday.
The family of Edward Meehan, father of Phil Young, who passed away on Tuesday.
Thanksgiving at the birth of Hudson Lea to Mark & Justine Dochterman on Thursday, Sept. 30.
PRAY FOR ALL those that are serving in the military: Nate Alvis, Aimee Alvstad (Korea), Carolyn Brynildsen, Jared Brynildsen, Brad Converse, Amanda Koldway, Cole Long, Jordan Reynolds, Kelly Sawielski, Daniel Schorfheide and Ian Sikes.
We are always glad to pray for the needs of your family, friends, co-workers and others in our worship services. Normally, we will include a request for four weeks. If you would like prayers to continue beyond four weeks, please renew your request. You may call or email the church office.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Brew in the Lou, Oct. 17, 1-5 p.m. at Concordia Seminary (801 Seminary Place), ST. LOUIS. The Brew is a way to support Saint Paul’s School, LESA (Lutheran Elementary Schools Association) and Lutheran education. Proceeds benefit the 8,300 students served by the Lutheran Elementary School Association. Wristbands are $40 through the day of the event, and include unlimited tastings for food and beer, home brew, wine and coffee, good eats along with a commemorative glass.
OnDeck This Week at Saint Paul’s
Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, School and ECC Troy, Illinois Church Phone: 618-667-6681 School Phone: 618-667-6314
October 3 & 4, 2015
WE WELCOME ALL WHO WORSHIP AT ST. PAUL’S. We pray that God will bless your worship with us. Please register your attendance on the pad at the end of the pew after the offering. As a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS), St. Paul’s practices close communion. We believe that receiving the Lord’s Supper together shows a common confession of faith in all areas of doctrine (not just in Communion).
If you are a member of a LC-MS congregation in good standing, you are invited to receive communion. If you are not a member of a LC-MS congregation, please talk with the pastor or an elder prior to the service. The elders are the gentlemen that are wearing the “ELDER” badges.
We offer both the common cup and individual up to those who commune. The center individual cups are white grape juice for those who are not able to have wine. Children are welcome to come forward with their family to receive a blessing. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper in every Saturday service, in the Sunday 8:00 a.m. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday, and in the Sunday 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.
New or visiting today? Please be sure to sign our Guest Register in the narthex. You’ll find plenty of useful information in this OnDeck (published weekly). You may also go to and find the monthly newsletter and other information about the church, school and daycare.
LWML CELEBRATION: This weekend we celebrate the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. The LWML serves the women of the LC-MS in helping them to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ while giving them the opportunity and the tools necessary to reach out with the message of the Gospel. Today we will take a special “JOYFUL NOISE” offering during the sermon. All that is collected in this offering goes to help the LWML reach the mite goal of $2 million for the outreach of the Gospel in the USA and the world. If you would like more information about the LWML, please contact Shirley Schmitt or Kathy Nehrt or any one of the ladies who are a part of the LWML.
FREE FLU SHOTS at the Wiesemeyer Senior Center in the Tri-Township Park on Friday, October 9 from 2-6 p.m. This is for all residents of Jarvis Township.