KIDS’ CONNECTION is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd grade students to connect after the Children’s Message. Children will participate in the first part of the worship service, head to Kids’ Connection, then return to the Divine Service when the offering is received so that they may participate in a blessing at Holy Communion as well as the close of the service.
FRESH BREW BIBLE STUDY meets at 7:30 a.m. The current topic is a book study of C.S. Lewis, “The Screwtape Letters.” Our current discussion focuses on how Satan can use marriage, sexual or even the church to tempt us and take us out of relationship with our heavenly Father.
MONDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY is currently studying “Acts”. We continue our study in Acts 12-13. The expansion of the mission of the early church brings challenge, suffering and persecution and joy. Join us tomorrow or any Monday at 11 a.m.
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – The Modern Girl’s Bible study taught by Christi Gaertner studies our roles as mothers through the story of Naomi in this week’s session. Meet at Christi’s home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday August 1. Please join us even if this is the only week you can attend! Contact Christi Gaertner at (810) 355-1600 or email@example.com if you would like more information.
MEN OF INTEGRITY, Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Connect with guys that aren’t afraid to be Christians. Our current topic: “Death: Then What?” Rolls, donuts, coffee, and juice are provided.
Welcome to our new member through Holy Baptism Brady Keefer
FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are in honor of John and Teresa Snyir on their anniversary.
VICAR WILL AND BECKY wish to thank the congregation of St. Paul for the warm welcome, gifts, and the help in moving into our home. The organizing is about half done already! As we continue to connect names with faces we wish to thank you personally. For those who have made an anonymous gift we hope this note will reach you. Thanks for being God’s hands, feet and all the other parts of the body!
GLUTEN FREE communion wafers are now available. Inform Pastor Gaertner prior to the service so that we can accommodate your needs.
NURSERY We want to help families on Sunday morning to hear God’s Word in Worship and during the Education Hour. We are in need of volunteers for the nursery for 8:30 a.m., Education Hour, and 11 a.m. If you are able to help in our nursery please email Amber Stack firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.
COMMUNITY GARDEN ALERT – The harvest is plentiful but the laborers… We can certainly use your help as we harvest cucumbers, peppers, beans, cabbage, summer squash, and beets. The tomatoes are just beginning to ripen and that will require many able workers. Help yourself to goodies hand-picked by you in the garden, stop by the kitchen on Sundays and choose from whatever is on display, or look in the left side refrigerator during the week. Along with willing hands we also take donations. If you would rather help with harvesting when someone else is there, contact Barb Nettleton at email@example.com or (810) 355-4350.
HEY YOU! Do you enjoy writing? Does taking pictures make you happy? If you answered YES to either question you should volunteer to help with our freshly designed and super cool newsletter! Not only would you be doing something that you enjoy (like writing or taking pictures) you will also work with fun and amazing people like Elise Blackney, Pastor Gaertner, and Mike Hausch. If the thought of doing cool stuff with awesome people sounds like something you want to be a part of, contact the church office at (810) 231-1033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seriously. You know you want to.
SOCIAL MEDIA @ ST. PAUL
Old fashioned social media is coming back in style at our church.
- Do you want to be a part of a phone tree to receive updates about special services, such as a funeral? Call the church office at (810) 231-1033 if you are interested in participating in the chain, please. A sign-up sheet will also be available in the Fellowship Hall by the women’s bathroom.
- Like us on Facebook. facebook.com/stpaulhamburg. Sermons and Bible studies are recorded at our congregation and posted to our website and to our facebook page.
- Connecting to St. Paul E-News is sent out weekly. This email highlights upcoming events in our congregation and community. You can sign up to receive this email by going to stpaulhamburg.com/whoweare/enews
FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG FAMILIES is celebrating summer! Our next gathering will be on Saturday, August 11, at the home of Mike and Erin Fesl, 11778 Bittersweet Lane, just 1.5 miles south of church off of Hall Rd. The party starts at 2 p.m. Chicken, burgers, and hot dogs will be served around 2:30 p.m. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share. The pool is open so bring your bathing suits and goggles for a fun-filled afternoon. If it rains, we’ll do indoor activities. Please RSVP to Erin at (810) 599-4737 or email@example.com. The Fesls look forward to seeing you all there!
CAMP ARCADIA MEN’S RETREAT, September 6 – 9 2012 Join Tim Hurst at this men’s retreat which will feature speaker Rev. David Maier, President of the Michigan District of the LC-MS, and includes a golf outing, biblical study, worship, and plenty of fellowship and fun for men of all ages.
WIN-SOME WOMEN RETREAT REGISTRATION The Win-Some women Christian Retreat at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is coming again this October 16 – 19, three sessions to pick from. Registration for this popular event begins August 11. You MUST register that week to get the session you want! Complete details can be found at www.win-somewomen.org. Brochures are also available in the Fellowship Hall on the table by the coffee maker.
CRAFTERS NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL- St. Paul’s Fall Festival is now on the calendar for September 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. We are looking for crafters and home-based business owners to participate in the Craft Show. This year our entire Fellowship Hall can be used for craft booths. A $35 deposit will reserve an INDOOR space and $25 for an OUTDOOR space. Please contact Barb Blacha at (810) 231-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org for and entry form.
COFFEEHOUSE –We meet on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 p.m. Come and join us this Wednesday for an event for all Middle school and High School students.
LIVE LOVE(D) I John 4:9:“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” This is the theme verse for the LCMS National Youth Gathering that will take place July 1-5, 2013. An informational meeting for parents and young people of St. Paul will take place on Sunday evening, August 19, at 5 p.m. This is a come and see meeting that will share benefits of participation, what to expect, how to prepare and registration information. I encourage at least one parent and interested young people to attend.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 1-6:45 p.m. Thursday, August 9. To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code stpaullutheran, or call 517-318-7210. The need is great. Be a blessing to someone.
Volunteers are needed to work the kitchen and registration areas. We would appreciate cookie and juice donations. Contact Lori at email@example.com or 248-763-8503.
ST. PAUL QUILTERS are in need of sheets; new or used, flat or fitted, any size. Call the church office if you have sheets to donate: (810) 231-1033.
LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST WOMEN’S CAREER BOUTIQUE Help support Love INC’s newest ministry housed at Living Stone Church in Brighton. The Boutique is seeking Plus-size donations (size 16 and up) of clean business suits and professional clothing. Call Love INC at (517) 552-3630 or contact Living Stone Church at (810) 227-4073.
BEDDING MINISTRY Are you cleaning out your linen closets? St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville is looking for donations of King, Full, and Twin size comforters, and towels. The donated items will go to Love In the Name of Christ. To find out how you can assist this Love INC ministry, call (517) 552-3816 or contact St. Agnes at (517) 223-9740.
2 Co. 9:12
“For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs…but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.”
You have helped to supply the needs of others through your generous donations of money and items for our shelves. This shows a thanksgiving to our Lord for all he has given to us.
We are the recipients of a $2,000 grant from Livingston United Way to be used to purchase food and other necessities from Gleaners.
If you know someone that might use our pantry or have needs of any kind, have them call Love INC at (517) 552-3620 to set an appointment. If you are a member, call Arlene Wiltse to arrange for a private appointment.
Current pantry needs are boxed meals/sides, crunchy peanut butter, crackers and jello and pudding mixes.
You may place these items in the cart by the pantry door located at the east entrance.
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO THE LOVE INC MINISTRY? Are you looking for a 3-4 hour commitment, once a week in assisting families during their time of distress? The office of Love In the Name of Christ, Love INC, is in need of morning and afternoon volunteers to answer the phones from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. You may choose your day and time to volunteer. Love INC provides a complete orientation and training. For more information phone (517) 552-3816
INK CARTRIDGES – yes we are still collecting them – ink jet, laser, all types. Please place them in the container located by the windows near the ladies restroom. We are now taking advantage of Staples’ rebate offer and are able to purchase paper and other needed office supplies with the earned dollars.
EXCEL IN GIVING is a free electronic funds transfer service that enables you to make automatic contributions regularly. With Excel in Giving, it becomes easier for individuals to honor their stewardship commitments and further God’s work in the world. The enrollment process is simple; enrollment brochures are available in the tract rack in the Small Fellowship Hall.
BIBLE READING PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK OF July 29 – August 4. It is a good idea to develop a habit of regularly reading God’s Word. To help develop that habit, we suggest you use the daily Bible reading guide from the Lutheran Service Book. Daily Readings for this week:
7/29 1 Samuel 14:47-15:9 Acts 24:1-23
7/30 1 Samuel 15:10-35 Acts 24:24–25:12
7/31 1 Samuel 16:1-23 Acts 25:13-27
8/1 1 Samuel 17:1-19 Acts 26:1-23
8/2 1 Samuel 17:20-47 Acts 26:24–27:8
8/3 1 Samuel 17:48–18:9 Acts 27:9-26
8/4 1 Samuel 18:10-30 Acts 27:27-44
Calendar for July 29 – August 5, 2012
Sun: 7/29 7:30am Fresh Brew Bible Study
8:30 & 11:00am Worship Service
9:45am Education Hour
11:00am Kids’ Connection
Mon: 7/30 9:00am Quilters
11:00am Women’s Bible Study
Tues: 7/31 7:30am Kiwanis
Wed: 8/1 6:30pm Coffeehouse
7:00pm AA Meeting
7:00pm Women’s Bible Study
Thur: 8/2 9:00am Hymn Selection
Sat: 8/4 8:30am Men’s Bible Study
Sun: 8/5 8:30 & 11:00 Worship Service
Readings for August 5
Exodus 16:2-15, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:22-35
People in Action at St. Paul
Worship Attendance July 22: 233
General Fund July offerings: $21,613