Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Jeremiah. 33:14–16 1 Thessalonians. 3:9–13 Luke 19:28–40 or Luke 21:25–36
Scripture Readings for next week:
Malachi 3:1–7b, Philippians 1:2–11, Luke 3:1–14 (15–20)
Today we welcome Rowan Philip James Sobczak by Rite of Baptism. Rowan’s parents are Philip and Kasie Sobczak. Godparent is Curtis and Jillian Pruitt
Voters Assembly TODAY
There will be a Voters Assembly between services. This meeting will include the projected budget for 2019 and also a report from the 3T committee.
Do you feel like everyone is losing the Christmas Spirit? Join us for Advent Services at 7:00pm Wednesdays and rejuvenate your spirit with the joy of the Birth of Christ. Enjoy Simple Supper at 6:00pm with your church family.
Wednesday December 5—Survey Says…
197 surveys were delivered to the District office about our ministry and our next Pastor. Wednesday December 5, after the Advent Vespers Devotion, Dr. Robert Kasper from our District Office will share a Pastor’s Profile based on those surveys. It will be both a presentation and time of discussion. Advent Vespers begins at 7pm and will conclude that night at about 7:30pm. The Town Hall meeting based on the surveys will begin after a brief stretch break. Dr. Kasper anticipates his presentation will be about 30 minutes, so you can be headed home shortly after 8pm. That night you can also come for the soup supper at 6pm. Please plan to be with us.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday classes will meet in the Basement. This week we will continue the story, “Abraham and Sarah.”
Children’s Christmas Program “What Child is This?”
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 8 from 9:30-11:15am. See Miriam for details.
Sunday’s Readings Bible Study
Every Sunday we hear three Bible readings in the Divine Service. These Bible readings reflect the current church calendar and usually serve as the basis for the sermon. This Bible study helps them come to life. This class meets in the Upper Room, the divided portion of the Large Fellowship Hall.
Matthew Chapter 10
What does it mean to follow Jesus? That will be the question we return to repeatedly as we study the Gospel of Matthew one chapter at a time. This class is during the education hour between services. Hope you can be with us.
Next Sunday, December 9, we will begin a new study on Intercessory Prayer. Fresh Brew meets on Sunday mornings at 7:30am in the Large Fellowship Hall.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
This study will meet tomorrow, December 3. We continue our study of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. Tomorrow our discussion continues beginning on page 49. Consider reading through page 65. We meet at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have recently begun a new study on “Praying for Others.” See you next Saturday, December 8.
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. The lesson today is “Isaiah’s Words” found in Isaiah 2:1-5. 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.
4th-6th grade youth group – IMAC
Our next event will be a Christmas Party on Sunday, December 9 from 12:15-2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Come join us for some Minute to Win It style games, cookie creating, and fun led by our youth leadership team.
Family Advent Challenge
The Family Advent Challenge is here again! Join us each week through e-news or Facebook (either the St. Paul page https://www.facebook.com/stpaulhamburg or the Private St. Paul Hamburg Virtual Fellowship Hall) for your weekly challenge. Those who interact in some way (either a comment on a post, an email response, etc.) will be entered into our prize drawing. Advent Family Devotions will be available to accompany the challenge in the narthex! Paper copies of the Advent Challenge will also be available.
LCMS National Youth Gathering 15 students and 3 adults have committed to be a part of this community and event. Registration is still open for students and with the rooms we have reserved there is still space for both guys and girls. See me (Mike) for registration materials.
Senior High Youth – Youth Gathering Participants: We will have a slight change of plans. Today right after 11:00 a.m. worship we will have lunch together and then have a meeting to set the calendar for Youth Gathering preparations. We are shortening our meeting so as not to conflict with Advent by Candlelight.
Advent by Candlelight 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sunday Evening, December 2, 4:00 – 6:30
Women of St. Paul – friends, neighbors, sisters, aunts, daughters, moms, all women ages 13 to 113!
You are cordially invited to take time out from your busy holiday schedule and join us for an evening of fellowship, sweet treats, and Advent inspiration. Come and quiet your thoughts and hearts at this time of preparation for the coming Christ child.
Following our social time and desserts, we will gather in the sanctuary to hear carols beautifully harmonized by our guest quartette, learn from readings the meaning of each advent candle, and join in singing familiar Christmas songs.
Questions, please call:
Alice Winkelman (810-355-1045) or Carol Krueger (847-476-8765).
“Thank you to everyone who helped decorate the sanctuary for Christ’s birth.”
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.
In Our Community
The Lutheran Choralaires, Still have a performance on Sunday December 9th, 4:00pm at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (8600 27 Mile Road Washington, MI 48094). Today’s Concert will be a Freewill Offering to benefit both The Choralaires, and Our Redeemer Evangelism Team and Our Redeemer Youth Ministries. For further information contact Dan Ragle, or E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.lutheranchoralaires.org.
Last chance to attend A Manor Christmas December 2, 2018
Concordia University is proud to announce the return of A Manor Christmas! Voted as the second most popular place to be in Ann Arbor during that weekend last year, this new holiday tradition will offer more activities, more vendors, and more Christmas spirit for guests of all ages. Activities include: tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for Christmas by professional designers, a unique Festival of Trees, premium artificial pre-lit trees for sale, and a European-style Christmas market.
Tickets are $5.00 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt and $7 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt plus self-guided tour of the historic Earhart Manor. The guided tours will run every half hour. Buy your tickets early to secure your desired time. Each tour is expected to sell out. Private group tours are available. Call 734-665-7912 for more information.
Night on the Red Carpet
Emagine is hosting this private, VIP debut—and covering all the expenses—to benefit two local charities, Gleaners & LACASA Center. Friday, Dec. 14, Party starts – 6 p.m. Ribbon cutting – 6:30 p.m. Emagine Hartland, 10495 Hartland Square Drive, Hartland.
Film buffs, movie lovers and people who enjoy being “in the know” are invited to experience a Night on the Red Carpet at the new Emagine Hartland.
Be the first to explore this state-of-the-art cinematic venue and all of its luxury offerings. The theater isn’t open to the public until the following day, Saturday, Dec. 15. This one-time event offers you the opportunity to tour the entire facility during a private celebration.
You’ll be treated like a celebrity from the moment you arrive!
- Cruise up to the entrance for Valet Parking
- Enjoy live entertainment in the plush lobby
- Sip on craft cocktails, wine or local brews on tap
- Nibble on gourmet hors d’oeuvres
- Strike a pose for red carpet photos
- Enter the Silver Screen Drawing for prizes
- Wander and explore this 55,000 square-foot venue
- Watch a full-length film…or bop into any or all 10 movies at your leisure
- Test out the heated reclining seats, a first in Michigan
- Last, but not least, enjoy unlimited popcorn, candy and pop
- Attire: Casual, dressy or theatrical…your choice!
Tickets: $75 and can be purchased online or at:
LACASA Collection, 120 W. Highland Road, Kroger/Crossroads Plaza, Howell
Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
A Community Meal at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish 2201 Old US 23 Highway, Brighton. If you are physically, socially or spiritually hungry be our guests. Reservations are required for planning purposes. Please leave a message on or before Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the parish office 810.229.8624 ext. 119 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
No transportation available