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 usand take us out of relationship with our heavenly Father.
SUNDAY EDUCATION HOUR
v Nursery is staffed for young children
v Sunday School is a place for kids preschool through sixth grade
v Holy Huddle is a powerful hour for seventh grade through high school
v Pastor’s Bible Study and Roaming through the Bible are great groups for adults
SUNDAY SCHOOL at St. Paul Lutheran Church is a wonderful environment for children to grow in their faith alongside their friends. Children are connected to God’s Word and get to the heart of each Bible teaching. Crafts and games give students a hands-on way to highlight the Bible story message. Bring your children, 3-years-old through 6th grade, down to the basement classrooms for an hour of Bible stories, songs, crafts, and fun.
TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL, the lesson “David, the Shepherd Boy” continues our study of vocation. While David tended his flock, the Lord was David’s shepherd—protecting him, leading him, and providing for him. Consider asking students, “How did God provide for young David? Whom does God give us to provide for our needs today?”
ADULT STUDY OPTIONS @ EDUCATION HOUR
TWELVE ORDINARY MEN This group continues this week a study called Twelve Ordinary Men. They meet downstairs in Room 4. This study is a look at the 12 Apostles.
THE LORD’S PRAYER: A Bible study with video segments by Walter Wangerin Jr. This prayer that Jesus himself gave us is almost mysterious in its simplicity. The Lord’s Prayer: Entering into God’s Country, explores the petitions and the structure of the Lord’s Prayer and sheds light on what the Lord’s Prayer reveals about God’s nature, our own nature, and how we should live in relationship with God and one another. Divided into eight segments covering each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, the video uncovers new meaning in this cherished prayer.
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.
MEN OF INTEGRITY, Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Connect with guys that aren’t afraid to be Christians. Our current topic: “Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here?: Living In the End”. Rolls, donuts, coffee, and juice are provided.
FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR this morning are from the Pease family.
GLUTEN FREE communion wafers are now available. Inform Pastor Gaertner prior to the service so that we can accommodate your needs.
COMMUNITY GARDEN ALERT – Current needs for the garden include people to help finish the planting of the vegetables. Contact Barb Nettleton at (810) 355 4350 or Doug Gruschow at (810) 588-3622 if you can help. We will accommodate your time schedule when you volunteer.
ST. PAUL CONNECTIONS, second Sunday of every month, will meet in the Fellowship Hall between 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Volunteer Ministry will be available to help connect your spiritual gifts to volunteer opportunities at St. Paul. Not sure of your gifts or how you can put them to use at St. Paul? You can visit www.stpaulhamburg.com, press on the Volunteer Ministry tab under the Ministries menu and take the Church Volunteer Central online assessment. If you don’t have a computer, the Internet, or an email address, don’t worry! A computer with Internet access will be on hand during the St. Paul Connections hour to take the assessment online, or you can take the assessment by paper/pencil. Sheri Falzone, Volunteer Ministry Leader will be present to discuss spiritual gifts assessment results and volunteer opportunities. Stop by St. Paul Connections Sunday June 10th between 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT My name is Connor O’Brien. I am an Eagle Scout candidate of Boy Scout troop 391 and my project is the installation of a fence to prevent the local deer from eating the food the garden produces. The cost of the project is approximately $1000 and while I am working directly with several fundraising efforts, any donations would be appreciated. You may use the envelope in the pew and clearly mark it for the GARDEN FENCE or use the specially marked envelopes in the church entrance. Thank you in advance for your support of my efforts. Boy Scout, Connor O’Brien
OUR FIRST VBS BAND PRACTICE is this Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Bring your instruments and voices and meet us in the sanctuary. Talk to Anna Balhoff or Christi Gaertner with any questions.
OUR NEXT F4YF EVENT will be on Saturday, June 30th. Join us at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamburg Dairy Queen. Come in your pjs or comfortable clothes, but either way, come and enjoy some ice cream treats!
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS AND SCRAPBOOKERS! Do you have photos that need a home? Do you have a half-knitted scarf? Do you have all the materials to stamp some cards but can’t seem to create them? Come to craft night at St. Paul! We gather together, chat, laugh, and get a little done on our projects.
Bring your supplies and meet in the large fellowship hall on Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m. until whenever we get tired. Pack yourself a lunch or eat before you arrive. Please also bring a snack to share. You do not HAVE to RSVP, but if you know for sure you’re coming, please let Christi know. Contact her at email@example.com or (810) 355-1600.
COFFEEHOUSE - a time for friendship, fun and feasting on physical and spiritual food Sunday evenings for 7-12 grade students, 5 – 6:15 p.m.
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT Now is the time to sign up! We will work with Appalachia Habitat for Humanity, July 8-14, 2012. The registration form is available from Mike Hausch. The cost is $100 and a $30 deposit is required with your completed registration. Sign up deadline is Sunday, June 24. New information: Note that the registration cost has been reduced to $100.
THE HANDMADE AFGHANS TO THANK OUR ARMED FORCES PROJECT (HAP) is entering its final year. The Founder and Director of the program is Deborah Starobin-Armstrong. Since January 2010, St Paul’s Love Knots has contributed approximately 688 rectangles to the HAP project. The HAP rectangles are sent to a group in Washington D.C. that assembles afghans for distribution to nine military hospitals including Landstuhl Regional Hospital in Germany and Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Afghanistan. The idea behind having each handmade afghan constructed of 49 rectangles is to give each wounded service person the feeling of having received good wishes from many people.
The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) ultimate goal is to send out at least 10,000 handmade afghans. The goal is within reach. As of May 28, 2012, HAP has given 8,240 afghans. We have been encouraged to continue knitting or crocheting the 6″x9″ rectangles. The rectangles must be made of worsted weight acrylic yarn in masculine colors (requested by the hospitals). If you are interested in additional information, contact Mary Brandau, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Love Knots group meets to knit, crochet and talk on the third Monday of each month at 12:30 pm in the small fellowship hall. Our next meeting is Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:30. All are welcomed!
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.
Ps. 9:18 For the needy shall not be forgotten.
We at St. Paul have not forgotten them! You have continued to support Daisy’s Pantry through your donations of food and monetary gifts and how grateful we are. Please continue to pray for those who are in need of our assistance. If you have food donations place them in the cart located by the pantry door.
Needs at this time include: crackers, Jello, Miracle Whip, gravy, sides, and peanut butter.
If you know of someone who is in need of food, have them call Love INC at (517)552-3620 to set an appointment to shop at St. Paul. Our pantry is open on Wednesdays from 2- 6 p.m. by appointment through Love INC. If you are a member of St. Paul and in need of assistance, please call Arlene Wiltse to set up an appointment.
A TIME TO SPEAK - On June 30th, St John Lutheran Church in New Boston, 28320 Waltz Road, will host an evening with Dr James Lamb, Executive Director of Lutherans For Life. With wit and wisdom, Dr Lamb will address the urgency of speaking up for life, morality, and family at every age. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until your questions are answered. Dessert and beverages will be served. For further information, or to register, please call (734) 654-6366.
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 June 17 – June 23. 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:
6/17 Proverbs 17:1-28 John 16:17-33
6/18 Proverbs 20:5-25 John 17:1-26
6/19 Proverbs 22:1-21 John 18:1-14
6/20 Proverbs 22:22-23:12 John 18:15-40
6/21 Proverbs 24:1-22 John 19:1-22
6/22 Proverbs 25:1-22 John 19:23-42
6/23 Proverbs 27:1-24 John 20:1-18
Calendar for June 17 – 24, 2012
Sun: 6/17 7:30am Fresh Brew Bible Study
8:30 & 11:00am Worship Service
9:45am Education Hour
11:00am Kids’ Connection
Mon: 6/18 9:00am Quilters
11:00am Women’s Bible Study
12:30pm Love Knots
Tues: 6/19 7:30am Kiwanis
Wed: 6/20 7:00pm AA Meeting
Sat: 6/23 8:30am Men’s Bible Study
10:00am VBS Band practice
Sun: 6/24 12:00pm VBS Volunteer Orientation
Readings for June 24
People in Action at St. Paul
Worship Attendance June 10: 224
General Fund June offerings: $15,607