Preserving Our Great Heritage
Last updated on November 9, 2019

What is Preserving Our Great Heritage about?


In two years time, the congregation of St. Paul's will celebrate its 200th anniversary. The Preserving Our Great Heritage emphasis is a gospel motivated fund appeal. It gives the members of St. Paul's the opportunity to reflect upon God's grace and mercy. It allows us to address and restore our buildings, so that they are presentable for the 200th anniversary celebration.

This emphasis gives us time to prayerfully consider how our time, talents, and treasures, can be used to the glory of God. It is an opportunity for us to grow in faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, through God's Word. 

On this page you will find the upcoming events, prayers of the day and other important information pertaining to our emphasis.


Join us on November 3rd for Celebration Sunday!

You and your family are invited to Celebration Sunday in observance of Reformation Sunday and Preserving Our Great Heritage Emphasis.

Celebration Sunday worship and celebration will be a special day to thank the Lord for the many blessings he has bestowed on our congregation. We encourage everyone who has not turned in a promise card to bring it with them on this day. There will be an opportunity for everyone to present it to our Lord during the worship service. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this special worship and celebration.

"For Christ's Love Compels Us..." 2 Corinthians 5:14

Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Worship Service: 8:00am and 10:30am
Celebration Dinner will follow the second Worship Service.
All food and drinks will be provided.

RSVP cards are available on the table in the Narthex (and in the pews by the friendship register). Please complete one with your name and the number of people attending the dinner. You may drop it in the designated box, or call church secretary Kathy Glende, at 614-444-0625 or by email: 

Preserving Our Great Heritage - Daily Prayers

Prayers for God's blessings on the "Preserving Our Great Heritage" Emphasis 

Week 6 - "Thankfulness"

Saturday, November 9th

Dear gracious Lord of heaven, giver of life and all we possess. Jesus, we cry out to you today asking for guidance, wisdom and courage. Our Father, after we fell into sin, you commanded sacrifices and offerings, so that through them and the giving of the law we would see our sins and our wretched condition. Then when the time was right, you sent your dear, sweet and only Son, Jesus Christ, who lived the perfect life we can’t live, died a death that our sins deserve. But because of your great love for us Christ was raised from the dead, giving us proof that his perfect and innocent blood paid the full price that sin demanded.

This atonement and your unfathomable grace and love are the reason we are moving ahead in faith to restore your sanctuary to its proper condition. Precious Savior and Lord, please give us broken spirits and contrite hearts as we ponder all you have done to save us….

Almighty Father, as we present this opportunity to show our thanks to you, open our eyes to see this as the privilege and honor it is to glorify you. Let the joy of our salvation manifest itself as the brothers and sisters in Christ, the congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School unite together in love to preserve our church so we can continue to be a Beacon of Faith, Hope, Love and Truth in a city that desperately needs your Grace!

In the almighty name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.


Note: I have enjoyed working on the prayer team during these weeks and I especially want to thank the  students who wrote  prayers and also Elder, John Frye, for writing our closing prayer. - Mr. Glende