This year is the 125th Anniversary of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wichita Falls, Texas!
To help us celebrate this year we are officially inviting all past and present church members, and also those who attended St. Paul Lutheran School during its years of operation for an "All Church & School Reunion" the weekend of September 7-8, 2019.
We would love to host all these past and present church and school members out at the church's Family Center (a.k.a. The Camp) on September 7, for the reunion and a time for fun and fellowship. In conjunction with the school reunion, the Wichita Falls ISD has graciously agreed to open the doors of the old school building for any and all who would like to tour the facility and reminisce on the "good ole days!" The time for the school tour will be 12:00pm on Saturday, September 7. We will meet at the school on Brook St. for the tour at noon. Then after the church tour everyone is invited to come out the Church's Family Center for hamburgers and hotdogs and other tasty treats. Any and all children are invited to bring games, footballs, soccer balls, base/soft ball and enjoy the afternoon while the adults sit around and visit.
The address for the school tour on Brook Ave.: 2222 Brook Avenue, Wichita Fall, TX 76307.
The main event that weekend will be a Special 125th Anniversary worship service on Sunday, September 8, at 4:00 p.m. There will be special music offerings with 125th Anniversary hymns commissioned for the occasion. The speaker for the occasion is Rev. Dr. Wallace (Wally) Schulz, Lutheran Hour Speaker Emeritus. After the worship service there will be a huge BBQ dinner served for all in attendance. So come on out and help us celebrate our "Standing Firm on God's Word for 125 Years!" If you're planning to attend, please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, August 28, and let us know for food planning purposes. You can R.S.V.P. at the church office at 940-322-6112.
If you're reading this, that means that you're most likely a past part of, present part of, or a future part of St. Paul's history, and we want you to come and celebrate with our church family! We look forward to all of you being our guests for the weekend!
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Dr. Schulz will be our anniversary speaker for our 125th celebration on September 8, at 4PM. He will be preaching on the Scripture text from St. Luke 12:32, with the theme: "Do Not Be Afraid Little Flock." Please join us at all activities the weekend of September 7-8.
Born and raised in rural South Dakota, the Rev. Dr. Wallace Schulz graduated from Concordia University, Seward, NE in 1967 and from Concordia Seminary, Springfield, IL in 1973. In 1992, Concordia University, Seward, NE awarded Rev. Schulz a doctor of letters honoris causa.
Rev. Schulz served as a professor of English at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI; as a pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sioux City, IA; and on the staff of Concordia University, River Forest, IL, followed by 25 years as a speaker on the Lutheran Hour.
Rev. Schulz served two terms as Fifth Vice President and one term as the Second Vice President of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Rev. Schulz has written extensively and proclaimed the Gospel in the United States and in many foreign countries. He and his family also lived and worked in Latvia and traveled in Russia/Siberia immediately following the collapse of the former Soviet Union.
In addition to serving as a chaplain to medical work among the poor in foreign countries, for over a decade Rev. Schulz has maintained contacts with and assisted the underground Christian church of China. He has participated in several World Congresses on Evangelism and in 1986 he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his distinguished service to humanity.
Dr. Schulz currently serves as Executive Editor of the GOOD NEWS magazine, published in 20 languages and distributed in 100 countries.
Dr. Schulz married Kathy (nee Soyk) in 1984. They have one son, Rev. Paul Schulz, born in 1989, a daughter-in-law, Clara (nee Reinke) and one grandson, Peter, and a granddaughter, Sophia. Rev. Schulz and Kathy currently reside in Augusta, MO.
August 18—Pastor Handrick will be coming in to teach/preach for us as our guest speaker. Then after church all members are invited to go out to eat with Pastor and Sally.
September 8—Big Anniversary celebration (all church & school reunion weekend) Big BBQ that afternoon after church. Our special guest pastor for the occasion will be the Rev. Dr. Wallace (Wally) Schulz, Lutheran Hour Speaker Emeritus. Special worship service at 4:00PM, dinner to follow.
October 13—Scott Hyslop (guest organist) coming in to play concert and hymn sing (reception to follow)
October 27—Rev. Milferd Meyer (Preaching/Teaching) Followed by German Festival
November 10—Rev. Michael Cody, (preaching/teaching) potluck dinner to follow
December 8--Our guest pastor/speaker for the day will be Rev. Dr. Jerry Kieschnick, LCMS President Emeritus. (potluck luncheon to follow) Worship service at 10:15AM
December 15—Hand bell choir concert of Christmas songs
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First of all our mission at St. Paul is to recognize that "We are imperfect people risking it all to make Jesus real...one life at a time."
We just want to say how privileged we are to have you visiting our Church website. We consider visitors to our church a very important gauge of the health and vibrancy of our congregation. I think that you will find here at St. Paul a family of faith that is caring, loving, and most importantly Christ-centered in its worship life.
We at St. Paul feel that in today’s Post-Modern society, to have a place to come and worship that is firmly grounded in the truth of God’s holy Word is a rare find. We are a strong Bible-based, Bible-believing church, that understands clearly from God’s Word, that we are saved by grace through faith alone in our Lord Jesus Christ and not by works which we do.
Here at St. Paul our worship services are liturgical in nature, meaning that they are structured on the church’s historic liturgy, which is nothing more than spoken, chanted, prayed, and sung Scripture. With this in mind, the more you love Scripture, the more you love the church’s liturgy—hence the more you will love the worship services at St. Paul.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion every Sunday and at every high Church Festival. It is an opportunity for us, as the body of Christ, to confess our unity and our love for each other and binds us together as a family in Christ.
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