To honor Pastor Ziese: Please join in honoring Pastor Paul’s 22 years of service at MacArthur Park with a gift that will help future pastors and deacons attend seminary and graduate with less debt. This is a most fitting tribute to our senior pastor, a gift that will empower those whom God calls into vocational ministry to go and serve as the church needs and the Holy Spirit leads. All Mac Park Congregation Council members will make a financial gift in honor of Pastor Paul. Checks should be made payable to MacArthur Park Lutheran Church, noting “Fund for Leaders” on the memo line. Checks or cash gifts in honor of Pastor Paul should reach the church office no later than Wed., Oct. 24.

Sept. 30 *!NOISY!* Offering Results = $182.86! Thanks so much for your support! This will benefit the Daily Snack Pro- gram at Oak Grove Elementary School.

The Church Picnic has been postponed until a later date.

Temporary Change in Office Hours: Beginning Tues., Oct. 16 and continuing for approximately four weeks, the church office hours will be as follows: Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 am to 12 noon and closed on Fridays. Debbie will be out of the office during this time for a surgical procedure.

On Sun., Nov. 4 and 11, Mrs. Betty Pomykal will lead a Sunday School opportunity for 3-5 year olds. These two classes will study one bible story and include various crafts, music as well as other learning activities. It will take place during the normal Sunday school time of 10:45-11:30 am. All parents should meet in the coffee/snack area of the Education Building for pick up/ drop off. If your child is interested in attending, please let the church office know that we should expect you on these dates.

NESA (Northeast Senior Assistance), a non-profit ministry for senior citizens housed on our property, is having a fundraiser. Pennies for Grandma will run through October 30. A marked container is on the table in the back of the church.

35th Annual San Antonio Crop Hunger Walk will be held Sun., Nov. 4 at Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park, 12603 West Ave. Registration begins at 2:00 pm. 5 K or 2.5 K (or No K) - you choose! We want you to have a great experience! If you choose to walk or not, please know you will be helping the SA Crop Hunger Walk! All donations are welcome. To benefit: SA Food Bank, Christian Assistance Ministry, Creative Kids SA at Temple Beth El, Bethel AME Church/A.R. Nelson Out- reach Center, and hunger projects around the world. Refresh- ments provided. For more info contact: sacommchurch-

Join the TLU Orchestra on Thurs., Nov. 8 for their second annual tour local schools and churches. The group will be per- forming in San Antonio at Judson High School at 9:00 am and then at Zion Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm.

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 your- self 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 the- or 210-655-3833.


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

  • Hard Calling

  • Book by Brene Brown

  • Part B Meeting

  • Thank You to Pastor Heather

  • Meemo’s

  • Interfaith Letter on the Flores Settlement Agreement

  • Thank You to Henry Sladek and Kevin Ott

  • New Approach to Children’s Sermons

  • Gathering of Retired Pastors

  • MPLSVisionStatement

  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development

  • Evangelical Lutheran Education Association

  • Police Chief in Tears

  • Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem

  • Changes at Hope Lutheran Church

  • Sponsoring Committee Training Session October 9

  • Faith Sign On Letter to Support SNAP

  • Book by Tod Bolsinger

  • Wetback Jesus

  • American and Cuban Church Cooperation

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