ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH -- LCMS                                                                                               40291 NE 40th Avenue, Preston, Kansas 67583
Website: www.stpaulpreston.org                                                                                                                                                                                              Telephone: (620) 672-5354 or (620) 656-7431
E-mail: splcms@sctelcom.net (Office) mslcms@sctelcom.net (Pastor)
Michael Schotte, Pastor

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY February 10, 2019
ORDER OF WORSHIP: LSB, Divine Service Setting III, pgs. 184ff
HYMNS: 507 - 398 - 827
SERMON: Sinners in the Presence of the Holy God TEXT: Isaiah 6:1-8

A PRAYER FOR TODAY:
May what is taught in Thy true Word,
Increase our faith in Thee, O Lord,
And so abide in us that we
May render endless praise to Thee! Hallelujah!
(Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book [St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1918] #140, st. 3)

IN OUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
“On the day I called, You answered me; my strength of soul You increased” (Psalm 138:3).
» Thanks be to God for daily work, daily protection, and abiding peace in Jesus Christ.
» We pray for healing and a good recovery after surgery last week for Jane Ann Starrett; for healing and
recovery after injury for Wyatt Schrag; for healing after medical care for Betty Hoeme, for help and
healing through medical care for Greg Lewis; and for the healing hand of our Lord upon family, friends,
and neighbors who suffer illness, weakness, or injury.
» We give thanks to the Lord for the safe and healthy birth of a daughter, Mia Brynleigh, to Cody and
K’Dee Hommertzheim last Thursday.

JOIN US TODAY for the Valentine’s Dinner after worship as we give thanks for the gifts of Christian
love and fellowship. The Men’s Club of St. Paul hosts the dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day this
week. The high school youth and friends provide the meal and welcome all to attend.

ASH WEDNESDAY is on March 6th this year. As we have done in years past, the offering we receive
during worship on that evening will be designated for our Kansas District LCMS to assist with grants for
future and active church workers in Kansas. These funds help with scholarships for educational expenses
and for assistance in repayment of educational loans. In 2018, the Kansas District was able to award
$28,841 in scholarships and $26,605 in loan repayment grants to 57 recipients. Our congregation, along
with many in Kansas, makes this possible. Thank you! NOTE: Ash Wednesday Divine Service at St. Paul
will be held at 7:30 pm on March 6th. Look for the Lent schedule in next weeks’ bulletins.

MIDWEEK SCHOOL will begin with opening prayer and supper this Wednesday evening beginning at
6:30. Due to weather conditions last Wednesday our supper has been postponed to this week.

A WORD ABOUT WITNESSING based on Luke 5:1-11. . . Jesus used the miracle of catching a huge
number of fish to encourage His disciples to become “fishers of men.” As they spent more time with
Jesus, the disciples became more effective “fishers of men.” By reading, studying and reflecting upon the
powerful Word of God, we grow in our effectiveness as God’s witnesses. Spending time with Jesus is just
as important for us as it was for His first disciples.

THE WEEKLY BULLETIN of St. Paul may be read online at www.stpaulpreston.org.

THE PLEDGE from St. Paul Lutheran Church for our commitment to the Kansas District LCMS for 2019
is $3,000. The Finance Board has sent a check for $85.00 for the month of January for a total of $85.00
representing offerings that have been designated toward this commitment for 2019. Any questions should
be addressed to members of the Finance Board: Amanda Riggs, Jeff Schwertfeger, Gary McGuire, and
Donna Tritsch. Thank you!

CONCORDIA is the theme of this year’s youth conference at Concordia University Wisconsin this
summer, July 16-19. Twelve youth and adults have signed up to attend this conference “with one heart.”
True Concord is always centered around the confession Christ and Him crucified. Thank you to St. Paul
Lutheran for supporting youth projects to raise money for expenses for this time of travel, learning,
fellowship and confession.

STEWARDSHIP SENTENCES based on Luke 5:5 - “And Simon answered, ‘Master, we toiled all night
and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’” Peter’s words show both exasperation and
trust. He’s tired. He tried his best and failed. But he is still ready to trust the Lord’s word - and act on it.
Our stewardship is also a matter of trusting the Lord’s word...and acting on it.

THE KANSAS DISTRICT monthly newsletter Workers Together for February is now available at
www.kslcms.org. It contains information related to calling congregations, prayer requests, district event
schedules, news and work around the district, and much more. Also browse the website for church, school,
and worker locators, circuit information and to stay up to date with our church body in Kansas.

THIS WEEK on KFUO.org, hear stories from missionaries Mark and Megan Mantey on The Coffee Hour
(2/13 at 9:15 am CT), continue in the early chapters of the book of Ezekiel on Thy Strong Word (weekdays
at 11:00 am CT), and worship with us during daily chapel services at 10:00 am CT. Find your favorite
programs on demand at kfuo.org or wherever you get your podcasts.

HEAD USHER: Gary McGuire ALTAR COMMITTEE Donna Tritsch
USHERS: Ken Jorns and Burke Jorns Joyce Jones Jan Jorns
Reece Harding and KC Jorns Kathie Thurman

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH WORKS TO EQUIP, ENABLE, AND ENCOURAGE ITS
MEMBERS TO GROW IN FAITH AND SHARE CHRIST’S LOVE WITH ALL PEOPLE.

TODAY - 8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KGNO - Dodge City (1370 AM)
8:00 am - The Lutheran Hour, KCVW - Wichita/Hutch (94.3 FM)
8:25 am - The Lutheran Hour, KMMM - Pratt (1290 AM)
8:30 am - The Lutheran Hour, KWBW - Hutchinson (1450 AM)
10:00 - 11:00 am - St. Paul Radio Broadcast (KMMM, 1290 AM)
11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Ham Dinner at St. John Lutheran, Nashville
6:00 pm - The Lutheran Hour, KREJ (88.1 FM)
MONDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
TUESDAY - 9 am - Sewing quilts at PIF in Pratt
5 - 6:30 pm - Bread of Life Community Kitchen Open - Pratt
WEDNESDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
6:30 pm - Midweek Supper & Classes
7:00 pm - Choir Rehearsal
FRIDAY - 8 - 11 am - Secretary’s Office Hours
SATURDAY - 2-4 pm - Shower for Allicia Hall
SUNDAY - 9:00 am - Sunday School and Bible Class
__ 10:00 am - Divine Service with Holy Communion

THE LUTHERAN HOUR ... “Where Heaven Meets Earth” (John 3:1-21) Hitting that snooze button
may be doing more harm than good. It’s time to stop spiritual snoozing and wake up.

LADIES, you are invited to a wedding shower at St. Paul for Allicia Hall. Allicia and Liam Kahmeyer
will be married in June. Shower date: next Saturday, February 16th from 2-4 pm. Allicia’s gift registries
are Skaggs, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

LIFE THOUGHT in the Church Year for Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Our fear of our own unclean
lips (Isaiah 6:5) and slow tongues can make us mute about marginalized lives. That’s why the merciful
Maker has touched our tongues (Isaiah 6:7) with His transformative Word and placed His life-giving power
upon our lips. We need not doubt that even out of our mouths the Spirit of our Father speaks a wisdom
no adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

About the Cover: Throwing nets back in the water after toiling unsuccessfully all night
hardly seems like a good plan to finally catch some fish. But when it is the Lord speaking,
things happen. Nets break because the catch is so great! The same is true for the gifts that
the Lord casts to us in His promises. The gifts of His grace, mercy, forgiveness, and life
are bursting at the seams.

BULLETIN INSERT:

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 10, 2019

INTROIT Ps. 71:15–18; antiphon: Ps. 71:12
O God, be not | far from me;*
O my God, make haste to | help me!
My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of
salvation | all the day,*
for their number is past my | knowledge.
With the mighty deeds of the Lord God | I will come;*
I will remind them of your righteousness, | yours alone.
O God, from my youth you have | taught me,*
and I still proclaim your | wondrous deeds.
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not for- | sake me,*
until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all | those to come.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
O God, be not | far from me;*
O my God, make haste to | help me!

COLLECT OF THE DAY
O Lord, keep Your family the Church continually in the true faith that, relying on
the hope of Your heavenly grace, we may ever be defended by Your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever.

GRADUAL Ps. 117:1–2a; 96:8
Praise the Lord, all | nations!*
Extol him, all | peoples!
For great is his steadfast | love toward us,*
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for- | ever.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory | due his name;*
bring an offering, and come in- | to his courts!

DAILY READINGS
February 10: Job 6:14–30; John 3:22–4:6; 11: Job 7:1–21; John 4:7–26; 12: Job 8:1–22; John 4:27–45;
13: Job 9:1–35; John 4:46–54; 14: Job 10:1–22; John 5:1–18; 15: Job 11:1–20; John 5:19–29; 16: Job
12:1–6, 12–25; John 5:30–47.
OLD TESTAMENT READING - Isaiah 6:1-8
EPISTLE - I Corinthians 14:12b-20
HOLY GOSPEL - Luke 5:1-11

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