Oct
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Chicago Choral Artists present: Der Schwangesang (Swan Song)

First Saint Paul’s is delighted to host the first in a series of concerts by the Chicago Choral Artists on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. This performance features Der Schwangesang (Swan Song) by German composer Heinrich Schütz based on Psalm 119, the Magnificat, and Psalm 100. The concert is presented by CCA Kammerchor, an ensemble of sixteen singers from the Chicago Choral Artists roster, organist Mark Schuldiner, gambist Anna Steinhoff, and bassist Jerry Fuller.

Chicago Choral Artists, formerly known as the James Chorale, is an ensemble of talented musicians who have been presenting innovative music to Chicago audiences for nearly 40 years. They perform under the artistic direction of Michael D. Costello. For many years the James Chorale was under the direction of James Rogner, former music director at First Saint Paul’s.

You can purchase tickets at First Saint Paul’s before the show for $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Download a parking pass here to park for free just two blocks west of the church in the Franklin School lot on W Goethe St.

We are happy to announce that CCA is donating two tickets to their October 7 and December 16 concerts at First Saint Paul's to the silent auction at First Saint Paul’s Oktoberfest on September 23.

Future CCA concert dates at First Saint Paul's

  • A Candlelight Christmas, December 16, 7:30 PM
  • Choral Gems from England, April 7, 2018, 7:30 PM

If you plan to attend more than one concert in the series, discounted tickets are available online at the CCA website or by calling 773-658-9799.

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Oct
1
9:30am 9:30am

Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. John Nunes

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Dr. Nunes currently serves as the ninth president of Concordia College-New York. He served for two years as the Emil and Elfriede Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University before assuming the Concordia presidency on July 1, 2016.

Nunes, an ordained LCMS minister, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore, from 2007 to 2013. LWR is an international, non-profit organization working to end poverty and injustice worldwide.

Prior to joining LWR, Nunes taught theology at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill., and served as a management consultant, urban parish pastor and community organizer in Dallas and Detroit.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College (now Concordia University), Ann Arbor, Mich.; a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; and both Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He also has received honorary doctorates from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.

Nunes is the author of Voices from the City: Issues and Images of Urban Preaching and, with his wife, Monique, the children's book, Little Things Make Big Differences: A Story about Malaria.

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Sep
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

First Saint Paul's Oktoberfest

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Join us for an evening of German food, live German music, German beer—including Pastor Tom’s homemade beer—and wine, and a chance to win great prizes in our raffle and silent auction! Buy your advance tickets online now to receive one free glass of beer or wine.

Adults: $20
Children ages 6-13: $5
Ages 5 and under: free

There are several areas in which your time and talents are needed to help make this event a success. Please contact Olga Pierce Busse, Laurie Bart, or Gretchen Randall for more information.

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Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Adult Bible Study: The Reformation from 40,000 Feet, An Historical Overview

Continuing our year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pastor Jeffrey Leininger, University Pastor at Concordia University Chicago and member of First Saint Paul's, takes a fly-by approach to the Reformation’s incredible impact in the fields of religion, politics, society, and culture.

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Sep
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Home Bible Study Group

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This small group meets most first and third Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and study at Dan and Amy Hendricksen's home in Logan Square. Resuming this fall on September 5, we begin our discussion of Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission by David E. Fitch. If you haven’t read the book, you can find on Amazon in digital, audio and print formats.

In our ongoing study, we continue to ask: How can we become the good news in our communities and our culture? We welcome you to explore this question with us through the engaging stories Pastor Fitch shares of his own journey with his church, his family, and his community he presents in Faithful Presence. You can find an introduction to the book on You Tube: From Gospel Presentation to Kingdom Presence - David Fitch and Dave Fitch Online Learning Hangout- "Faithful Presence"  (begins at 5:00 “presence is the way God works”).

Contact Dan and Amy Hendricksen through the church office at 312-642-7172 for more information. We look forward to getting to know you.

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Aug
27
11:30am11:30am

Church Picnic

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for an afternoon of food, fun, games, and fellowship at the First Saint Paul's annual church picnic at our church on the corner of LaSalle and Goethe in Chicago. We’ll grill some hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs on our beautiful patio, and have plenty of ice-cold beverages on hand for all to enjoy. You’ll want to taste the beer Pastor made during his beer-brewing demonstration in January.

In the pot-luck tradition, we ask anyone who can come to bring a favorite food item to share. Typical favorites include salads, fruits, chips, snack trays, and of course, desserts. If you can't bring something to share, please join us anyway. We'll have plenty. 

Please let us know how many of your family and friends will be attending either on the sign-up sheet in the church entry way, or in the comments section of this event page on Facebook. If you let us know what you plan to bring, it helps us plan for a variety of popular foods.

If you really want to have some fun, contact Mike C. who is coordinating a team of volunteers to help with set-up, serving, and clean-up. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 312-642-7172.

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Aug
20
11:15am11:15am

Explore the History of the Old Testament Exodus

You are invited to join the Wednesday Noon Bible Study group on a guided tour of artifacts from the time of the Exodus of the Israelites, ancient Egypt, Babylon, and the ancient Middle East with Pastor Ryan Tietz, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. This small group has been exploring the Old Testament book of Exodus and is delighted to experience this personal tour of artifacts from this period.

We will meet in the entryway of First Saint Paul’s (1301 N. LaSalle St.) at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 20, and carpool to the Institute. If you prefer to meet us there, join us in the lobby of the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street in Chicago at noon.

Admission to the museum is a suggested $10 donation for adult and $5 for children.

If you'd like to join us, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at church or contact Pastor Johnson if you would like to attend. And, if you can volunteer to drive in the car pool, please let Pastor know how many you can transport.

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Aug
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Fellowship in the Park - Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Our Home Bible Study group is hitting the parks for the summer. Thursday, August 10, we meet at 5:30 p.m. just east of the boathouse in Humboldt Park, 1301 N. Sacramento, for a 6:30 p.m. performance of Romeo and Juliet. Humboldt Park is a short walk from North Avenue and Division Street buses, and there is plenty of free parking. Bring a picnic and something comfortable to sit on.

Contact Dan Hendricksen at 774-844-7361 or Amy Hendricksen at 773-383-5477 for more information.

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Jul
16
12:00pm12:00pm

59th Annual Dearborn Garden Walk

We are thankful to participate in the highly-anticipated 59th annual Dearborn Garden Walk on Sunday, July 16, from noon to 5 p.m. Highlights of the First Saint Paul’s tour stop include:

  • Access to First Saint Paul’s spaces and activities are free that day; you need a ticket to see the other gardens on the tour.
  • Guided Sanctuary Tours by Paul and Darlene Fahrenkrog at 3:40 and 4:15 p.m.
  • Gardening and Mindfulness presentations by Amy Jo Schleef at 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
  • Rest and enjoy our newly-renovated patio.
  • Flower pot painting activity for all ages throughout the day.

There are several opportunities to help make this event a success while welcoming our neighbors and meeting new friends.

  1. Help set up the presentation and craft area after Sunday morning fellowship.
  2. Greet our speakers and guests.
  3. Keep the supply of cold refreshments fully stocked.
  4. Help with general clean up following the event.

Add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway at church. You can commit to the whole afternoon or just a few hours. All help is welcome and appreciated!  Contact Marlo Schulz-Kittl or email mschulz@fspauls.org.

Tickets for the official garden walk event are available on the North Dearborn Association website.

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Jul
15
9:00am 9:00am

Wunder’s Cemetery Work Days: come care for the resting place of the saints

Wunder’s Work Days are a great service opportunity for all households, all ages. We invite you to join us as we come together one Saturday morning a month at Wunder’s Cemetery (3963 N. Clark St.) to do general yard work like raking, picking up sticks and trimming trees, and some heftier tasks like moving soil and leveling headstones.

You’ll want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, a good pair of outdoor shoes, and work gloves if you have them when you join us for a morning of outdoor fun and fellowship.

There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just arrive at the cemetery entrance on the NE corner of Irving Park Rd. and Clark St. around 9 a.m. on any Wunder’s Work Day.

For more information on how to volunteer, email: info@wunders.net or call 773-525-4038.

Learn more about the history of Wunder's Cemetery and First Saint Paul's role as trustee.

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Jul
9
11:00am11:00am

Adult Bible Study: Another Reformer...Casiodoro de Reina

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As we celebrate this 500th year of the Lutheran Reformation, there are certainly many names of great reformers of that era that form part of our collective ecclesial memory: Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and Melanchthon, to name a few. These reformers were certainly a great part of the reformation movement still honored by churches that look back to northern Europe.

This Bible Study, presented by Rev. Dr. Douglas Groll, is an opportunity to learn about another Lutheran Reformer, the Spaniard, Casiodoro de Reina (1520-1594). Lesser known to many, de Reina is known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as the Patriarch of Hispanic Protestantism. There is much to be said about him, principally about his role as the father of modern Spanish language versions of the Bible.

Our discussion will concentrate specifically on the route to the first publication of the Spanish language Bible in 1569. We will focus on this Bible because an original First Edition (extremely rare and worth around $60,000) will be on display at Concordia University in October as a part of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

We welcome all to show up, ask questions and experience the journey.

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Jul
9
11:00am11:00am

Collector Car Show

Join us on Sunday, July 9, following the worship service for a Collector Car Show right outside our door on Goethe Street (between Lasalle St. and Clark St.), where classic car owners invite you to take a close look at their collector cars from various eras. If you’re a nostalgia buff, feel free to dress the part as you stroll among the cars and share your stories of those good old days.

Admission is free.

If you have a car you’d like to display during this event, please contact Nick Covello (312-217-5138 ) or Dave Benck (847-283-6706) with the make, model, and year of your car.

If you’d like to volunteer your time for this event by helping to set up, directing traffic, security, taking photos, and cleaning up, please contact Nick Covello.

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Jul
2
11:00am11:00am

Honoring All Who Serve

Continuing our tradition of honoring the men and women who have served and are now serving in the U.S. armed forces, young people from our congregation will read the names of military friends and family of our First Saint Paul’s community before today’s worship service. 

After the service, people will receive a small American flag as they leave the sanctuary and join in a short patriotic sing-along during the fellowship hour, followed by a brief round-table discussion on “What They Served For” in the lounge.

You can add the name(s) of your friends and family members who you’d like named during the pre-service reading to the sign-up sheets on the table in the church narthex. If you put forth names of people to be honored last year, you don’t need to list them again. If you’d like to honor additional friends or family members, please add their names to the lists.

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Jul
1
8:30am 8:30am

New Member Orientation

If you’re interested in learning more about First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, please join Pastor Johnson and Marlo Schulz, Director of Outreach & Family Ministries, for two new member orientation sessions. We gather in Pastor’s office for a lively discussion on the basic tenants of the Christian faith, our Lutheran heritage, the history and ministry of First Saint Paul’s and various timely topics of interest to participants.

We look forward to getting to know you better and welcoming you into the First Saint Paul’s family. If you’re interested in joining us, please call the church office at 312-642-7172, or email Pastor Johnson or Marlo Schulz

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Jun
25
11:00am11:00am

Voters' Assembly Meeting

A Voter’s Assembly will begin right after today’s worship service in the church Fellowship Hall. The agenda includes A) voting on a slate of candidates for church officers, B) approving the capital budget for 2017/18, and C) rolling out a 3-year fund-raising campaign to replenish our reserves for capital improvements, i.e. the Preserving God’s House Fund.

There will be coffee and refreshments.

Congregation members eligible to vote have: attended one previous Voters’ Assembly meeting, have received a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws which state the qualifications and procedures for members, and have signed the Constitution when they are received as a voting member. We welcome all adult members to take an active role in church governance.

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Jun
24
8:30am 8:30am

New Member Orientation

If you’re interested in learning more about First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, please join Pastor Johnson and Marlo Schulz, Director of Outreach & Family Ministries, for two new member orientation sessions. We gather in Pastor’s office for a lively discussion on the basic tenants of the Christian faith, our Lutheran heritage, the history and ministry of First Saint Paul’s and various timely topics of interest to participants.

We look forward to getting to know you better and welcoming you into the First Saint Paul’s family. If you’re interested in joining us, please call the church office at 312-642-7172, or email Pastor Johnson or Marlo Schulz

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Jun
17
9:00am 9:00am

Bike Ride to Chicago Botanic Gardens

On Saturday, June 17th, we invite you to enjoy fellowship, fitness, and flowers with your FSP friends on a bike ride from FSP to the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe. There are options for every activity level from taking a leisurely walk through the Chicago Botanic Gardens to biking 25 or 50 miles there and back along the lakefront path. Google map route.

If you choose to join us at the gardens, you can take the train or drive, then meet the riders around noon near the garden’s cafe. Brunch is served in the café until 2 p.m. If you choose to ride your bike there, we plan to leave from church following promptly at 9:30 a.m. following a brief bike safety review, filling tires and securing helmets. Organizers would like to emphasize the importance of helmets, water bottles, and basic bike safety.

Our planned route to the garden includes portions of the lakefront path, Granville Ave., the North Channel Trail, and the Green Bay Trail. Riders should be comfortable riding at least 10 miles per hour and comfortable sharing portions of the route with city traffic. We will stop twice for water and refreshments along the way. Our ride there will take us about 2.5 hours.

After arriving at the gardens, we will secure our bikes, enjoy brunch in the café and then the beautiful gardens. Riders completing the journey round trip will leave the gardens around 2:30 p.m. For those riding one way, trains depart the Glencoe Metra station to Ogilvie at regular intervals.

Transportation options

Option 1: Intermediate - Ride from FSP to the Chicago Botanic Gardens (~23 miles); take the Metra back, departing the Glencoe Metra station at 2:42, 4:42, and 5:36 p.m.

Option 2: Advanced - Ride round trip from FSP to the Gardens and back to FSP (~48 miles). Riders will return to the city along a different route, taking Sheridan and the lakefront path.

Option 3: Walkers - Take the Metra or drive directly to the gardens and enjoy lunch with the FSP bikers.  A round-trip trolley ticket from the Glencoe Metra station runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and costs $2.

Estimated schedule based on travel time

9:00 AM - Meet at FSP for the ride at for route explanation and bike safety instructions.
9:30 AM - Leave FSP
10:00 AM - Exit the lakefront trail next to the drinking fountains, by the circle portion of the path, between Hollywood and Ardmore
11:45-12:00 - Meet at the Gardens at near the café

RSVP for the ride and/or to volunteer to lead a group of riders (based on speed) via email to Eric Becker prior to the ride or call 847-873-6538.

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Jun
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Fellowship in the Park

Our Tuesday Evening Bible Study is hitting the parks for the summer. We invite you to bring a picnic and join us for fellowship and music under the magnificent stars and Chicago skyline.

  • Friday, June 16 - Millennium Park. Gather on the lawn at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. concert (Grant Park Symphony and Chorus performing The Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Friday, July 21 - Millennium Park. Gather on the lawn at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. concert (Grant Park Symphony and Chorus performing A Broadway Romance, featuring music from classic and contemporary Broadway shows)
  • Thursday, August 10 - Humboldt Park, 1301 N. Sacramento. Gather just east of the Boathouse at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. performance of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare in the Park. This is a short walk from North Avenue and Division Street buses—plenty of free parking! Bring something comfortable to sit on.

Email Dan Hendricksen or Amy Hendricksen for more information.

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Jun
11
11:00am11:00am

The Augsburg Confession—The Exposition of the Christian Faith the Reformers were willing to die for

One week ago today, on June 4, 1530, Phillip Melanchthon presented Emperor Charles V with the reformers’ reformational understanding of the Gospel in the Augsburg Confession.

During today’s Adult Bible Class, Pastor Johnson shares the history of the Augsburg Confession, the Roman Catholic response in the Confutation, and the Lutheran defense in the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, and discusses why it was such a relevant event in the history of the Church and politics.

This is a pivotal moment in history, world politics, and religion. Were it not for the courage of these princes and reformers, we may not have ever had the freedom to worship as we enjoy today.

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Jun
10
9:00am 9:00am

Wunder's Cemetery Work Day: caring for the resting place of the saints

Wunder’s Work Days are a great service opportunity for all households, all ages. We invite you to join us as we come together one Saturday morning a month at Wunder’s Cemetery (3963 N. Clark St.) to do general yard work like raking, picking up sticks and trimming trees, and some heftier tasks like moving soil and leveling headstones.

You’ll want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, a good pair of outdoor shoes, and work gloves if you have them when you join us for a morning of outdoor fun and fellowship.

There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just arrive at the cemetery entrance on the NE corner of Irving Park Rd. and Clark St. around 9 a.m. on any Wunder’s Work Day.

For more information on how to volunteer, email: info@wunders.net or call 773-525-4038.

Learn more about the history of Wunder's Cemetery and First Saint Paul's role as trustee.

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Jun
4
11:00am11:00am

Adult Forum: Experiences at the Danja Fistula Center in Niger, Africa

Danja Fistula Center

During this adult forum, Karla Wente shares experiences from her most recent service trip to the Danja Fistula Clinic in Niger, Africa, through Worldwide Fistula Fund. Through these stories and her experiences as a pelvic floor physical therapist, Karla draws attention to the need for mission work serving women suffering from obstetric fistula, and the opportunities to serve. Her presentation will be packed with pictures from her trip that are sure to entertain and educate!

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Jun
4
9:30am 9:30am

Pentecost: Birthday of the Church

Please join us for worship on Sunday, June 4, as we celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church.

On the first Pentecost, the eleven apostles were gathered in Jerusalem for a harvest festival. There, they received an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the form of tongues of fire and they began speaking in languages other than their own. On that day, they became human instruments of the Holy Spirit, courageous proclaimers of the Gospel, calling and gathering believers into the Church of Christ. This is the day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.

Today, we pray for the continued outpouring of the Spirit on people of every nation and language. We invite you to wear something red as a reminder of the tongues of fire and the blood of Jesus and the martyrs. There will be a special birthday cake during fellowship hour, and strips of red cloth to tie on our fence as a symbol of Pentecost.

We'd also like to adorn the sanctuary during the Pentecost service and throughout the week with red geraniums. You can dedicate one or more geraniums to your loved ones by ordering them through the church office by May 29th or completing the order form in the bulletin.

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May
21
11:00am11:00am

Sunday School Year-End Celebration

Following the worship service on Sunday, May 21, we invite the students, parents, teachers and volunteers of our Sunday School program to gather in the church Fellowship Hall for our Sunday School year-end celebration. There will be fun activities for all ages including crafts, coloring, and a What's in the Bible video. We plan to collect memories of the Sunday School year, so start thinking about and writing down a few of your favorites to share at the party.

Organizers would like a head count to help them prepare, and they’re looking for volunteers to bring drinks, side dishes, or desserts. Parents, watch your inbox for an email asking you to RSVP to attend and/or bring something to share. 

First Saint Paul’s Sunday School gives our youth the tools for critical thinking, faithful reflection, and discovery while tackling questions about the Bible, the Creed, Jesus, general beliefs, and current topics. Lessons are geared towards various age groups: toddlers (0-3yo), Pre-K through K, grade 1-4 with grade 5-6 helpers, and Jr/Sr high school. They feature time for bible study, fun activities, prayer and growing in faith with their peers.

On Sundays this summer beginning June 11th, we welcome all children and young adults in these age groups to join us for Nurturing the Faith Classes, when we explore the Fruits of the Spirit! During the summer months, we meet as Households, meaning groups of believers in all stages of life, pursuing Godly living together.

Then, we kick off a new year of Sunday School with a Rally Day on September 10th. Watch the First Saint Paul’s church bulletin, the bulletin board, this website calendar and our church Facebook page for details. You can call (312-642-7172) or email Marlo Schulz, Director of Family and Outreach ministries, or email Amy Harkness with any questions.

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May
21
11:00am11:00am

Lutherland—A Brief Pilgrimage to Reformation Sites in Germany

Pastor Johnson shares pictures, stories, and history from two periods of Luther’s life and the Reformation: The Augustinian Cloister in Erfurt and Wartburg Castle in Eisenbach.

This is not just a travelogue or photo journal. This is living history and an encouraging journey through a place and time that transformed the world.

We invite you to join us and bring anyone who might be interested in the history of the Reformation, particularly in this, the 500th anniversary year. Show up, ask questions, and experience the journey.

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May
21
10:45am10:45am

Patio Rededication and Blessing

Following the worship service on May 21, we will hold a brief service of dedication and blessing of the patio, complete with ribbon-cutting, during our Fellowship Hour beginning around 10:45 a.m.

We give thanks to God for our church’s beautifully renovated patio space. Henry Webb, one of our FSP members, has been hard at work planning, organizing, and implementing the renovations as part of an Eagle Scout project. There are new flowers and grasses, a new path, and a beautiful new rock garden adorn the outdoor space. We are excited to be able to use this space for future events and activities at FSP. Great job Henry. Thanks to you and your group of dedicated volunteers.

See more photos of the patio project team in action: http://bit.ly/2rbzLbZ

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May
14
11:00am11:00am

Baby Care Kits Packing Party

Lutheran World Relief distributes Baby Care Kits as part of emergency relief efforts and to encourage expectant women to seek prenatal care. The kits include new t-shirts, sleepers, receiving blankets, socks, and other items. During Lent, we collected donations of these items to include in the kits and money to ship them. Now, following the Sunday service and fellowship on Mother’s Day (May 14th), we invite you to join a Baby Care Kit Packing Party. We will assemble the kits using donated items and pray for those who will receive them.

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May
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Beer and Wine Making Demonstration

Did you know that the Reformer, Martin Luther, said he missed his wife Katy's homemade beer every time he traveled?

Please join us on May 7th at noon for food and fellowship, as Pastor Johnson and others take us through the beer and wine making process step by step. Following our Sunday worship service and artistic presentations by various Artists of First Saint Paul’s, we meet in the church Fellowship Hall to enjoy lunch together while watching these fascinating demonstrations. We will enjoy the beer and wine we make together at the church picnic, Oktoberfest and other events later this year.

If you can join us, please let us know in the comments section or add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the church hallway. Please bring your favorite beer or wine to enjoy and share.

Contact Zach Treece through our Facebook page if you'd like to help with setup and cleanup.

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May
7
11:00am11:00am

Artists of First Saint Paul's

One of the greatest gifts God gives his church is the gift of the arts, and he has richly blessed members of our First Saint Paul's community with many artistic talents. On Sunday, May 7, we celebrate the artistic life of the church with a recital and artistic program. Members of all ages who wish to share their artistic gifts will sing, play musical instruments, share their written and visual works to the glory of God. If you have questions, please contact Margaret Danilovich or Steve Wente.

Immediately following the program, we meet in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy lunch together, while Pastor Johnson and others give beer and wine making demonstrations. The day’s events provide a unique opportunity for our community to share what they love. 

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May
6
9:00am 9:00am

Wunder's Work Days

A fun group of dedicated friends of Wunder’s Cemetery organizes several Wunder's Work Days each year where volunteers come together for general yard work like raking and trimming trees, and some heavier tasks like moving soil and leveling headstones.

There is no need to sign up in advance. Just arrive at the cemetery entrance on the NE corner of Irving Park Rd. and Clark St. around 9 a.m. this Saturday.

Be prepared to get dirty, have fun and enjoy sharing the satisfaction of a job well done with fellow volunteers.

Founded in 1859 as First German Lutheran Cemetery, Wunder’s Cemetery was renamed in 1919 after Heinrick Wunder who was pastor at First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. It is now under the loving care of First Saint Paul's as sole trustee.

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