Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Isaiah 5:1–7, Philippians 3:4b–14, Matthew 21:33–46
10/8 Deuteronomy 7:1-19 Matthew 10:1-23
10/9 Deuteronomy 8:1-20 Matthew 10:24-42
10/10 Deuteronomy 9:1-22 Matthew 11:1-19
10/11 Deuteronomy 9:23-10:22 Matthew 11:20-30
10/12 Deuteronomy 11:1-25 Matthew 12:1-21
10/13 Deuteronomy 11:26-12:12 Matthew 12:22-37
10/14 Deuteronomy 12:13-32 Matthew 12:38-50
Scripture Readings for next week
Isaiah 25:6–9, Philippians 4:4–13, Matthew 22:1–14
Education Hour – 9:45am-10:45am Sunday
Our Sunday School for preschool – 6th grade meets in the multi-purpose room downstairs beginning at 9:45am.
Today in Sunday School
“Elijah and the Prophets of Baal” serves as the lesson focus for Sunday School. Just as the true God revealed Himself on the altar of Mount Carmel, so on the cross-shaped altar of Mount Calvary Jesus revealed, once and for all, that He alone is the real God who loves us enough to die for us. Parents could ask, “How did God demonstrate His power on Mount Carmel? How does God reveal Himself to us?”
We gather at 9:45am 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 9:45am 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!
“A Man Named Martin Part 2: The Moment”
Pastor Gaertner concludes a Lutheran Hour Ministry Bible study that is a follow-up Bible study to A Man Named Martin-Part 1: The Man. This three-session Bible study takes a close look at the widespread teachings of the late Medieval Church that were superfluous to the Bible or not scripturally grounded.
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. Beginning October 8, at 9:45am and continuing weekly, join Tim Hurst. Explore the story of life in biblical times using several reference texts.
New Bible Study Next Week
Pastor Gaertner starts a new class next week. Join him 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.
This is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd grade students at the 11am Divine Service. This week we will learn that “The Terrible Lie” found in Genesis 3. 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
Pastor Gaertner continues a Bible study on the Formula of Concord. This Bible study meets on Sunday morning at 7:30am.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
“Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope and Trust.” We will finish the lesson, ‘Martha: When Waiting Writes a Bigger Story.’
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
On Sunday, October 22 from 4:30-6:00 pm there will be a Bible Milestone Event 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, October 29 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 Faith Milestone Event for you and your child on Sunday, November 12th during the Education Hour. 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 Calendar of Events
October: Fall Clean-up Day (see below)
November: Laser Tag/Rollerama
December: Christmas Caroling with the Church
January or February (weather dependent): Sledding or Paint/Hide and Seek/Games
March: Sky Zone
April: Cook for Families
May: Mini Golf
June: Movie Theater
Other: Horseback riding, water park
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 would be a great way to stay up to date! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 29 – Fall Workday
Join the 4th, 5th, 6th grade group, youth, and adults for a Fall Workday. Projects will include chipping a tree and grounds clean up. We will meet at 12:15/12:30 for lunch, then begin work. Bring your work clothes and join us!
High School Students – “Tough Issues” We will not meet October 8 or 15. On October 22 we are going to MJR theater to see the movie, “Same Kind of Different as Me.” We will have lunch together and then go to the movie. Bring $6.00 for the movie. We will meet at St. Paul at 12:30 pm.
(7th and 8th graders and those in Confirmation instruction)
Our activity for October 21, starting at 2:00 pm, is a trip to Three Cedars Farm to enjoy a hay ride back to the Corn Maze, a challenging walk through the 7 acre corn maze, and enjoy a fresh donut while sipping on a glass of cider. The cost is $6, and we will return to church by 5:00 pm.
It’s that time of year again. Our annual Harvest Dinner will be served on Saturday November 11, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm. 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 & under are free, 6-11 – $5.00 and 12 & over – 7:00. Any questions call Barb Wahls 734-878-9332.
Advent By Candlelight Planning Meeting
Dear women of St. Paul, you are invited to attend an Advent by Candlelight Planning Meeting on Monday, October 9 from 12:15-1:15 in the Fellowship Hall. We will discuss plans and needs for the event. This a great opportunity to meet other St. Paul women and join in the fun of this most special event. You may sign up for the planning meeting in the Fellowship Hall or by emailing: Alice Winkelman email@example.com or Carol Krueger firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you would like to volunteer for Advent by Candlelight but cannot attend the planning meeting, please contact us via email or call 810-355-1045 (Alice). This year Advent by Candlelight will be held on Sunday, December 3 at 4 pm.
Hurricane Harvey Response Trip – 2017
Trip Date: 10/11 – 10/14
St. Paul is partnering with the churches in the Houston area and St. John’s in Orange, California, to bring relief following the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Please pray for our team going this week: Scott Bone, Evan Gaertner, Mike Hausch, Sylvia Munshaw, Wes Munshaw, Rob Rochowiak, Steve Theros, and Julia Taylor.
Pantry needs are gravy, coffee, skillet meals and kidney beans
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 – 4pm. *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
Future Warrior Day at Lutheran High Westland
LHWL invites any interested seventh and eighth graders to is Future Warrior Day on Monday, November 6 at 9:00am. The day will begin with a devotion in the gym, and then students will travel to various rooms in the school to learn about the academic and extracurricular opportunities of Lutheran Westland. Parents are welcome to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:30am after the last sectional. LHWL provides a Christ-centered and academically strong education to students in 9th through 12th grades. 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 at 4:00 pm
Saint John Lutheran Church, 16339 E 14 Mile Rd, Frasier, MI 48026
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
If you would like to sing in the Mass Choir please talk to Chris Mowers, Bob Vedder, or Dan Ragle for more information.
Active Faith Celebrates 30 Years
Active Faith is blessed to be celebrating 30 years of service to the South Lyon area and we are celebrating with an Open House on Saturday, October 21 from 10am – 2pm. Thank you for helping Active Faith “Fight Hunger Where We Live.”
Get ready for some laughs!
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity will host a Brew Haha on Thursday, October 12th at Brewery Becker, 500 N. Main Street, Brighton. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Comedians Kevin Kramis and Bryan McCree will headline the show. Open seating is $15 each and is available at the LCHFH website: livingstonhabitat.org. For more information contact Karla Macelli at 810-220-9986 ext. 14.