Mac Park School Annual Rummage Sale: Sat., Sept. 29, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, with Pre-Sale Fri., Sept. 28, 4:00-6:00 pm. Items needed: Household, small appliances, furniture, bric-a-brac, sporting goods, and all saleable items. NO entertainment centers or console TVs. Donations are currently being collected. They may be dropped off at the Education Building. Please clearly mark all items so they can get to the correct place. Thanks for your help!

The San Antonio Sponsoring Committee (SASC) will conduct a training session on Tues,, Oct. 9, 2018 at St. Paul Episcopal Church,1018E.Grayson,78208from6:30to8:30pm. Thetrain- ing session will be led by Sister Pearl Ceasar, CDP. At this session you will learn how to take action on an issue. The points to be addressed are as follows: 1) a description of power; 2) how to con- duct research; 3) how to recruit people; 4) how to develop allies; and 5) how to identify the root causes of an issue. If interested in attending, please contact Jeanette Pierce at: All are welcome.

Save the date: Sun., Oct. 28 for our Church Picnic! Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

Thank you from Bishop Briner: “Dear friends at MacArthur Park: I wanted to express my deepest thanks and appreciation for your participation and work in making last Sunday’s worship ser- vice and installation a wonderful day for the church! Thank you for your contribution to the reception and to the worship service. I am blessed to be a partner in mission with you.” In Christ’s love, Bishop Sue Briner, Southwestern Texas Synod, ELCA

Sept. 28-30: 31st Convention of Southwestern Texas Women of the ELCA will be will hosted at South Padre Island. Detailed information and registration forms are located in the back of the church. Contact Courtney Grove (210-355-6321 or court- for any questions.

One Year to Live Men’s Retreat October 26-28: The ELCA’s Lutheran Men in Mission sponsors One Year to Live Retreats for men all across the nation. Regular registration is $225, due Oct. 8. There are sponsorships for men between 20 and 30 years of age. These sponsorships will pay up to 90% of the registration fee. Registration includes two nights lodging, five meals, and re- treat materials. More info can be found at Registration forms are available on the table in the back of the church.

Lutheran Campus Ministry student referral: As another school year begins, help Lutheran Campus Ministry connect with students. If you are a young adult or know of a young adult look- ing for a faith community on campus, use the LuMin Lutheran Campus Ministry Network Student Referral Form to find a minis- try. Go to to connect.


Interested in keeping up with Pastor Paul? Read his blog at: Some of his current topics are:

  • New Monday Night Priorities

  • For Sale Sign at Messiah Lutheran Church in Austin

  • Using the Church Dumpster

  • A Church thatServesBeer

  • A Big Difference between Luther and Hitler

  • Four Steps to Become a Catholic Saint

  • Faith-Based Initiative Statistics for San Antonio

  • Low Teacher Pay

  • Economic Policy Institute Statistics

  • Interfaith Project in San Antonio

  • Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

  • Three Roads in the New Testament

  • Gathering for President of Lutheran Church in Costa Rica

  • Unilateral Power v. Relational Power

  • Not as Many Men Entering Medical School

  • “I’m Delta”

  • Congregations Operating in the Red

  • Synod Leadership Position Declined
    Last Meal at Crumpet’s

  • Downtown Church Having Fewer Worship Guests

  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study Discontinued

  • Another Church Going to Quarterly Newsletters

Copies of these and previous blogs are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary.

2903 Nacogdoches Rd.     San Antonio, TX 78217    phone: 210-824-7135  fax: 210-826-5146