Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Genesis 9:8–17, Ephesians 3:14–21, Mark 6:45–56
Scripture Readings for next week:
Exodus 16:2–15, Ephesians 4:1–16, John 6:22–35
Just a little information about attendance cards. These DO need to be filled out, please. When doing so, please take a moment to think if there are any updates to your contact information. Many times, members are surprised when they are not notified of events only to find we did not have their current information, so please help us in this area.
Pass to center aisle before sermon hymn. Someone will pick them up, and cards with prayers will be forwarded to the pastor. If you forget and put them in the plate, any prayers, unfortunately, will be missed.
At the end of each service, all cards are to be put into the specified drawer in the Narthex for Martha to pick up on Monday.
The information from these is requested by the LCMS office to help determine our needs. Also, with two services, it gives the office a quick heads up that you may be in need of help or a visit if you are not here a few times.
Monday Night Worship
Is your summer hectic? Are you finding yourself rushing here and there with plans every weekend? Join us on Monday nights at 7:00 for a chance to catch your breath and remind yourself what is really important – worshipping God.
3-T GROUP INSTALLATION and INITIAL MEETING
(3-T = Transition Thinking Team) When we see things in 3-D we see every dimension. The goal of this time between settled pastors is to consider the dimension of our congregation—blessings and lessons from the past, where we are today, what our community is like today, and where our congregation and community will be in the future. While this prayerful reflection is for all the congregation, the 3-T group will gather information and plan for events around these different dimensions of our church life. As their first meeting is this Tuesday, today we will remember their work in prayer and install them in this duty. Members of the 3-T group are Mary Brandau, Stan Bucrek, Keith Burns, Elise Marra, Chris Mowers, Tara Smith, Tonya Wells, and Alice Winkelman.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
Plan to join us during the Education Hour this week. We provide opportunities for people of all ages to read and inwardly digest the true promises of God revealed in the Bible.
Summer Sunday School
this week the Sunday School lesson is, “Jesus Forgives a Woman.” Students will learn that like Jesus forgave the sinful woman, He forgives their sins for His sake. As a family, you could discuss, “How did Jesus show compassion to the sinful woman? How does Jesus demonstrate His mercy and compassion toward us?”
We Still Need Teachers
There are only a few more weeks of summer classes. We need a few more teachers. If you can help in August, please sign up in the fellowship hall or here: https://tinyurl.com/y8urybk2
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Pastor Riggs will resume the adult Bible study with 2 John. Next week will be the final in the series of “postcards” of the New Testament with a study of 3 John.
Christian Hymns for the Season of Pentecost will be explored at Fresh Brew
The hymns of the church convene the messages of God’s of Word. For the next several weeks we will look at some of the hymns, the word, the message, the context, the authorship and application to our lives today. Today we look at the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul.” (Fresh Brew meets at 7:30 am on Sundays in the large fellowship hall.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
We will meet tomorrow, Monday, July 30. We will continue our topic “Forgiveness: How am I reconciled to God?” Join us for a discussion on this exceptional topic. We will gather at 11:00 am. Tomorrow.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have been working on a new study titled, “Discipleship Explored.” The study is based on Paul’s letter to the brothers and sisters in Philippi, and we have just begun. It is a great time to join this group. We meet on Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, August 4.
Confirmation classes begin the week of August 20! Parents and students are required to attend an orientation meeting on Sunday, August 19, at 12:15 pm – right after the 11:00 am worship service. The schedule for the week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 – NOON; Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (This day includes Challenge Course activities.) Parents and students: See you at orientation on Sunday, August 19! A make-up orientation will be Thursday, August 23, at 4 pm.
Kids’ Connection During the 11 am Divine Service
This is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd-grade students during the 11:00 am Divine Service. This week we will look at the story “Going Home” found in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 14. 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.
LAC (7th and 8th graders) and High School Youth
Join us for Wickedly Awesome Wednesdays will not meet August 1 or August 8. We will meet in August 15,22 and 29
Expanding Open Shop Days
Daisy’s Food Pantry is now offering open shop days every Wednesday between 1pm-4pm. Our food pantry helps households in our community bridge out of crisis. Families can shop 6 times a year in our pantry. No qualifications or appointments are needed. Please spread the word so we can reach more people in our community Current pantry needs are syrup, spices, and canned citrus.
Vacation Bible School
Things went well with VBS. Again, God blessed us with good weather, and lots of kids. There were 90 total kids who attended at various times throughout the week. 80 volunteers made everything run smoothly. Many thanks to those who let God use them to make known His Word.
Appalachia Habitat for Humanity Service Project
On Sunday, August 5 we will leave St. Paul at 11:00 am and return, Saturday, August 11 around 6:00 pm. A Female adult chaperone is still needed for this trip. Call Mike Hausch at 810-923-8166 at email@example.com
Our phone callers have been working hard all week attempting to reach out to those people who have not made their photography appointments yet. Unfortunately, they’ve mostly been leaving messages, and in many cases, there is not a phone number listed. PLEASE make their job easier and stop in the fellowship hall to make your appointment. There are still evening appointments available for the first photography days, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (July 30, 31, August 1).
There is no cost to you to be photographed for the directory. You will receive a free 8×10 and a free copy of the directory. Of course, you will have the option to buy pictures if you would like copies to give to people.
We are about half way to our goal of 200 families. We’d like to have the most complete directory as possible. Our new directory will help us all get to know one another better. It will also be very helpful to Pastor Riggs and our new Settled Pastor when he arrives.
Mowers Photography will be taking photographs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 30, 31 and August 1, and two weekends, August 18-19 and 25-26. You can make your appointments on Sunday before and after both services, or online by using the link on the St. Paul website. You can also contact Cindy Elowsky firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 231-3851 to make an appointment. The website link will be disabled on Sundays to avoid appointments being double booked while people are signing up while at St. Paul, and also allow time for the new appointments to be entered after services. If you get an error message, be sure to check back during the week.
We will be gathering pictures for the activity pages soon. If you have pictures from a recent event, such as a youth project, Advent by Candlelight, VBS, etc., we’d like to see them.
In Our Community
Keith and Kristyn Getty
Join Livingston County Christian Musicians (LCCM) for an evening concert “Sing” with Keith and Kristyn Getty and their 8-piece Irish Band at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church – enhanced by a county-wide LCCM choir – bringing dozens of churches together in Brighton, MI.
Keith and Kristyn Getty continue to be global ambassadors for modern hymns in the USA and throughout the world and we are pleased that in this new season of limited touring, they have chosen to spend a fall evening with us on September 30th!
The concert will be held at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 2101 S Hacker Rd, Brighton, MI 48114.
$50 Priority seating, $35 Main floor seating, $27 Balcony seating. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.lccmusicians.org/
Calling all singers!
On September 30th, Livingston County Christian Musicians is hosting the national tour of SING! with Keith and Kristyn Getty and Friends at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church.
The Gettys will be joined by a full choir and you’re invited! You’re invited to join in a beautiful night of worship. Joining the choir includes:
- Your ticket to the concert
- An hour-long rehearsal with Keith and Kristyn Getty and band
- Entrance to the Meet and Greet
Rehearsals will be September 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
These rehearsals are mandatory. There will be an extensive amount of music to learn and with as few rehearsals as possible, there will not be much time for review. Please do not commit to the choir without committing to each rehearsal.
Cost: $10 for music Attire: All Black RSVP to be in the choir by letting Lynda Minger know so she can reply to the email.