Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Revelations. 14:6–7, Romans 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matthew 11:12–19
10/29 Deuteronomy 31:1-29 Matthew 19:16-30
10/30 Deuteronomy 31:30—32:27 Matthew 20:1-16
10/31 Deuteronomy 32:28-52 Matthew 20:17-34
11/1 Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Matthew 21:1-22
11/2 Jeremiah 1:1-19 Matthew 21:23-46
11/3 Jeremiah 3:6—4:2 Matthew 22:1-22
11/4 Jeremiah 5:1-19 Matthew 22:23-46
Scripture Readings for next week
Revelations 7:(2–8) 9–17, 1 John 3:1–3, Matthew 5:1–12
Loved and Sent
Loved and Sent is a preaching and small group series. We are spending the fall season mining the depths of two words: Loved and Sent. We are loved by God in Jesus and sent by God into the world. The book is by Jeff Cloeter. Copies of the book are available in the Narthex. Donations of $10 (marked “Loved and Sent” will help cover the costs of making this book available for free in the Narthex).
October 29 – Who is God? (Chapter 1) Reformation Sunday
November 5 – Who am I? (Chapter 2) All Saints’ Day
November 12 – What is God’s Purpose? (Chapter 3)
November 19 – What is My Purpose? (Chapter 4) Part 1 Love and Calling November 26 – What is My Purpose? (Chapter 4) Part 2 Go
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
Our Sunday School for preschool – 6th grade meets in the multi-purpose room downstairs beginning at 9:45 am. Middle school meets in the Activity Center. High School meets in Room 5 downstairs. Adults Bible studies meet in the Large Fellowship Hall.
Today in Sunday School
The story of “Jonah” serves as the focus of our Sunday School lesson. Just as Jonah was swallowed up in the belly of the fish for three days, so Jesus, in His crucifixion, was baptized into the sea of death, drowned in our sin, devoured by the grave, and spewed forth alive again on the third day so that He might save us all. Questions for discussion include, “Why did Jonah try to run away from God? What does God do when sinful people repent?”
Children’s Christmas Program “From Heaven Above”
If your child (preschool-grade 6) is interested in being part of this year’s Christmas program on Sunday, December 17, please contact Miriam Yakimow at email@example.com or Christi Gaertner at firstname.lastname@example.org . Rehearsals will take place during the first 15 minutes of the Education Hour in the lower level. There will also be a rehearsal on Saturday, December 9 from 9:45-11:30 am. There are speaking parts for older children and costumed parts. Children in K-12 may also play an instrument or sing for pre-service music. See Miriam or Christi for details and to sign up!
Instrumental Ensemble for the Christmas Program
Youth who have played an instrument for one year and are in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join the ensemble. The group will perform two selections during the program. Music will be handed out in early November. There will be one practice on Sunday, December 10, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please contact Chris Mowers to sign up or for more information at email@example.com
We gather at 9:45 am in the Activity Center, which is the house east of the main church building. This class is for 7th-8th graders and youth confirmation students. We are currently working on building friendships through Biblical truth.
High School Study “Christians Under Construction”
Kathy Kless and Rene Tarleton lead this discussion and study for high school youth. We meet in Sunday school room #5 during the 9:45 am Education Hour. Take the opportunity to continue learning about Jesus and the Bible at Christians Under Construction. As a group, suggest topics to focus on and see how the Holy Spirit helps the Old and New Testament Bible stories take on meaning at different stages of your life!
Romans Bible Study
Join Pastor Gaertner in the Large Fellowship Hall for a study on the book of Romans. We will look at what God gives to us in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ancient History and the Bible
How does the ancient kingdom of Sumer connect to Noah and the Flood? Why did Jacob’s sons go to Egypt to escape a famine?
Understanding the Bible is easier when studied alongside the history and geography of the whole Middle East. Join Tim Hurst, and explore the story of life in biblical times using several reference texts.
This is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd grade students at the 11am Divine Service. This week we will learn that “Son of Laughter” found in Genesis 12-21. Children leave for Kids’ Connection after the children’s message and return when the offering is received so that they may participate in a blessing at Holy Communion as well as the close of the worship service.
Fresh Brew Bible Study, 7:30 am Sundays
“As the church sings so it believes” is an offer stated truth. This Bible study focuses on the scriptural basis for the hymns of Advent and Christmas. We use the book Oh Come, All Ye Faithful, by Tada, MacArthur and Wolgemuth. Today the discussion will focus on, “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” and next Sunday, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.”
Monday Women’s Bible Study
On Monday at 11:00 am the Women’s Bible study take on the character of a small group venturing into the book Loved and Sent which is the topic of Sunday morning messages. Join us tomorrow for this exciting opportunity grow together as God’s people.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast and a thoughtful and challenging discussion on a video series, “A Man named Martin: The Movement.” This group meets Saturday mornings at 8:30 am.
Bible Faith Milestone Event
For those who were not able to attend the Bible Milestone Event, we will meet today, Sunday, October 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm. This Bible Faith Milestone Event is for any 3rd and 4th grade students who have NOT participated in the Bible Faith Stepping Stones at St. Paul. This class is designed for a child and a parent or guardian. The second part of this event will be a Bible Faith Milestone Blessing on Sunday, November 12 at the service you normally attend. Families should plan on attending both events.
Welcoming Young Children to Worship Faith Milestone Event
Attention parents of 4 and 5 year-old children (not in kindergarten): We will be having a special Prayer Faith Milestone Event for you and your child on Sunday, November 12th during the Education Hour at 10 am (right after the Sunday school opening). Mark your calendar for this special event and the follow-up Worship Blessing on Sunday, November 19th (at the service you normally attend). This milestone event explores worship, the worship space, and is an invitation that “You are welcome here!”
4th, 5th, 6th Grade Youth Group 2017-2018 Upcoming Events
October: Fall Clean-up Day (see below)
November: Laser Tag/Rollerama
December: Christmas Caroling with the Church
We have started a group app for information about this group. Please let Miriam know if you would like to be added to the app. This is a great way to stay up to date! firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the 4th, 5th, 6th grade group, youth, and adults for a Fall Workday today after second service. Projects will include chipping a tree, raking leaves, bush trimming, and grounds clean up. We will meet at around 12:15 pm for lunch, then begin work. Bring your work clothes, rakes, and work gloves, and join us! Work is more fun when done in a group. We will work for about 2 hours, following lunch.
High School Students – “Tough Issues”
moves back to Sunday evening, 5:00 -6:00 pm starting next Sunday, November 5th. We will play a game, eat some food and then we will have a brief discussion wrapping up the topic of “Homelessness.” Next Sunday, November 12, we will begin a discussion of paranormal activity.
It’s that time of year again. Our annual Harvest Dinner will be served on Saturday November 11, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Tickets will be on sale starting Sunday Oct. 22 between services. We hope everyone can come to enjoy an ALL–U-Can eat turkey dinner. Please bring family and friends! Ticket prices: 5 and under are free, 6-11 – $5.00 and 12 and over – 7:00. Any questions call Barb Wahls 734-878-9332.
Advent By Candlelight 2017 Sunday, December 3, 4:00- 6:30
GET EXCITED women of St. Paul! Feel that wonderful Advent anticipation for this special night of fellowship, desserts, music and an inspirational look at the first Christmas through the eyes of those who shared that holy night.
The new day and time format open an opportunity for more women to pause and refresh from the bustle of the season. Invite family, friends, and neighbors to join us as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the joy of Christ’s birth.
Sign-up will take place on November 12, 19, and 26 in the narthex and fellowship hall.
Pantry needs are Peanut butter, coffee, spices, and applesauce
Please share with folks you know who may need some help with groceries. Our Open Shop days are the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 1 – 4 pm. *Note that the pantry has expanded hours for the open shop days. No appointment is needed. Other appointments can be made through Love INC at 517-552-3620.
In the Community
Lutheran High School Westland (LHWL) invites any interested seventh and eighth graders to its Future Warrior Day on Monday, November 6 at 9:00 am.
For more information or to register for Future Warrior Day, contact admissions coordinator Christi Gaertner at email@example.com or (810) 355-1600. If the student currently attends a Lutheran elementary school, then he or she should make arrangements to attend Future Warrior Day through the elementary school.
A Reformation Choral Festival
Sunday, October 29, 2017 concert has been cancelled.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, 1345 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Featuring the Michigan-Ohio Chorale and a mass choir from local LCMS congregations. Free—No tickets required
Mark your calendar for November 6-8
Join La marsa of Brighton for a meal and support affordable housing in Livingston County. Dine in or carryout. 15% of your bill will be donated to Livingston County Habitat for Humanity when you present this coupon when paying your bill. Coupons are also available in the ReStore and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and our website – www.livingstonhabitat.org. Share with your family and friends!