San Pablo has CANCELLED their Lunch-to-Go scheduled for today. They plan to reschedule for a later date.


We would like to recognize graduates in the bulletin and in the prayers next Sun., May 27. If you (or a family member) are graduating from high school, college, or grad school this year, please take a moment to add the name to this sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the church.


“Pre-Game Show” Warm Up begins next Sun., May 27. During the summer worship schedule, Pastor Paul will hold this session each Sunday morning at 9:00 am in the sanctuary to cover what will be discussed in the sermon that morning.


Adult Sunday school class on May 27 in the Fireside Room: Discussion of recommendations from the Facility Usage Committee. This will be a time for questions and discussion prior to an upcoming Congregation Meeting.


Adult Sunday school class on June 17 and 24: Pastor Paul will lead this study of “A Declaration of Our Inter-Religious Commitment: A draft policy statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ameri- ca”. Copies of this draft statement are available on the table in the back of the church.


Virgil Peterson passed away Fri., May 11, 2018 at the age of 78. Virgil had been a member of MacArthur Park since May 21, 1972 and had been very active in many areas over the years. His memo- rial service arrangements are as follows: 10:00 am on Sat., June 2, 2018 – memorial service in our sanctuary, followed by a luncheon reception in the Fireside Room.


The Agape Ministry Benefit: You are invited to a mimosa brunch and yoga class on Sat., June 2 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at Piatti Ristorante, 255 E. Basse Rd., Suite 500. Tickets are $50 each and all proceeds go to The Agape Ministry. Contact Claudia Torkelson to reserve your tickets now at 210-559-3684.


Consider the benefits of a will and other estate plans that pro- vide forethought and encourage maximizing funds that will be shared with family members and the ministries of the church. At- tend the Legacy Gift Planning Seminar on Sun., June 3 and learn how individual congregation members can make a major impact for ministry in MacArthur Park’s future and in the future of other Lutheran ministries. Deacon John Dellis, one of our synod’s gift planners with Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest, will be here to share some ideas and information. The seminar will take place in the Sanctuary during the Sunday school hour on Sunday, June 3.


On Sun., June 3 we will recognize and thank Joaquin Gonzales for the outside benches he made for us as part of his Eagle Scout project.


Mark your calendars for VBS! This year’s VBS will be held June 18-22 from 8:30—11:30 am. Registration forms are on the table in the back of the church.


Sunday morning coffee and snacks: Did you know there are a number of ways you can sign-up to help with the coffee and snacks on Sunday mornings? You can provide the snacks yourself or invite a friend to help you, or you can sponsor the snacks and Suzette will shop for you. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Suzette Price at or 210- 655-3833.


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

  • Wendy’s Sold
  • Becoming Longest Serving ELCA Pastor in Same Congregation in San Antonio
  • “Blessed are the flexible. . .”
  • New Respect for Justus
  • Habitat for Humanity Night at the Missions
  • Sisters of Divine Providence
  • My Sixth Goal for 2018-2019
  • May 21 Pray/Fast/Act
  • Morgan’s Wonderland
  • Mission Presbytery Hours

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

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