Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Lamentations 3:22–33, 2 Corinthians 8:1–9, 13–15, Mark 5:21–43
Monday Night Worship
Summer is one of the busiest times of the year with something going on every weekend. Stay connected to God during our Monday night worship. Worship starts at 7:00 pm. Be focused on what is most important.
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.
“Peter Preaches on Pentecost” is the account for this week in Sunday School. Students will learn how God washes away their sins in Baptism and gives them eternal life. Your conversation could include, “How did Peter’s message affect the people who heard it? How does God’s Word change us?”
Summer Sunday School
We need a few more teachers for our summer classes. Our desire is to allow regular school-year teachers to have a break over the summer. If you can help for one or more weeks, please sign up in the fellowship hall or here: https://tinyurl.com/y8urybk2
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Pastor Riggs will be leading the adult Bible study between services. It would be great to see you there! Promises he wants to make to everyone, especially if you have not been in Bible study for a while. (1) You will never be called on to read—volunteers might read, but no one will be asked to read who did not volunteer. (2) page numbers will be given to easily move to the Scripture we are discussing. (3) Sundays leading up to September will be “self-contained”. If you cannot be with us on the 2nd Sunday of July, it will not impact your participation the 3rd Sunday of July.
Today’s topic— Philemon
SUNDAY JULY 8—NEW TESTAMENT POSTCARD #2—Jude.
SUNDAY JULY 15—NEW TESTAMENT POSTCARD #3—2 Peter.
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, “Amazing Grace Love of Jesus.” Next week we will look at the hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” These two hymns are not in our current hymnal but do convene a powerful message of God to His people. 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 2. Our topic is “Forgiveness: How am I reconciled to God?” Join us for a discussion on this exceptional topic.
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, July7.
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 “The Servant King” found in Mark 14 and John 13-14. 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 Wickedly Awesome Wednesdays will not meet again until Wednesday, July 18. The registration forms for Camp Restore Detroit and Appalachia Habitat for Humanity need to be completed. The first form you filled out was simply an interest finder.
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
Vegetable Gardens at St. Paul
Here at St. Paul we are blessed with two gardening plots. The first is behind the Administration Building, and that is the Community Garden. Produce is made available to volunteers, Daisy’s Food Pantry and St. Paul membership on Sunday mornings. The second plot is on the north side of the parking lot and produce primarily being raised for Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County. The strategy for this garden is to plant it in such a way that produce comes in at much the same time so that delivery to Food Gatherers is in more significant amounts making transportation efficient. If you would like to help in either of these gardens, the Community Garden contacts are Barb Nettleton, 734-355-1705 or Doug Gruschow 810-588-3622 and the Food Gatherers contact is Mike Hausch 810-923-8166.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Blood Drive is July 17 from 1 pm-6:45 pm. Volunteers and cookies are needed. Appointments can be made online. If you can help, please contact Sheila Mueller at 517-861-6970 or Lori Schonsheck at 248-763-8503
Vacation Bible School
Save the date:
July 23-27 is VBS! If you haven’t registered your kids in VBS today is a great day to do that! Registration can be done at StPaulHamburg.com/VBS or the table in the narthex. Following the VBS closing ceremony at the 11:00 service on July 29 there will be the inaugural Splash Canyon Cookout for participants and their families!
We still could use more volunteers. If you are interested in helping out at VBS, please fill out the volunteer registration at the table in the narthex or at tinyurl.com/stpaulvolunteer.
There is another volunteer training on July 22 at 12:15 pm, so it’s not too late. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ashleigh Mowers (email@example.com) for more info!
Our VBS band has had its first practice, and we are well on our way to lead Splash Canyon music! The next set of practices are:
Thursday, July 12 from 7 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, July 19 from 7-8:30 pm
Sunday, July 22 from 4-5 pm
Please contact Miriam (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining the VBS band.
Camp Restore Detroit Service Project
This begins on Sunday, July 8 and concludes Saturday, July 14. We will leave church on Sunday at 3:00 pm and return on Saturday, July 14 by 11:00 am. If you have not completed registration materials, please contact Mike Hausch email@example.com as soon as possible.
Appalachia Habitat for Humanity Service Project
Starts Sunday, August 5th through Saturday, August 11. We will leave St. Paul at 11:00 am on Sunday and return, Saturday, August 11 around 6:00 pm. If you have not received registration materials, see Mike Hausch at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the clipboards in the small fellowship hall.
Our scheduling process has begun. Stop at the table in the fellowship hall beginning TODAY and sign up for your portrait appointment for our new pictorial directory! Mowers Photography will be taking pictures July 30, 31, August 1, 18, 19, 25 and 26. If you would like to be a part of the directory committee or help in any way, please contact Cindy Elowsky, email@example.com or 810-231-3851.
In Our Community
Adult Gathering: Proclaiming the Caring Creator
The Psalmist says, “I will proclaim Your great deeds” (Psalm 145:6). Do you feel confident and equipped to share your faith in your everyday conversations with friends, families, and neighbors? With this question in mind, The Lutheran Adult Gathering has been crafted to provide practical help for proclaiming the Caring Creator and His great deeds with people today.
The event will be held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, October 12-14. Room rates include Grand Hotel amenities, 2 five course dinners, 2 full breakfasts, Champagne reception, Cocktail reception coffee breaks and a single room. See the Michigan district website for more information and to register.
Check out the LHM Website
NEW! LHM Learn course now available in the free library. This course explores a biblical approach to handling conflict and the peace that reconciliation brings. Start today! lhm.org/learn
Called. Equipped. Sent.
Lutheran Hour Ministries offers equipping resources to help you reach out with the love and Good News of Jesus Christ in your everyday lives.
These online courses and webinars will cover five faith-strengthening categories and use an array of multimedia elements to help you gain a hearing for the Gospel message.
Remember, God is with You on Vacation
Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a devotional or a little bible study. The Lutheran Hour Ministries has apps for your phone so that you can have God’s word handy for those times when you have some quiet time.
What better way to express the importance of God’s presence in your life than to have a morning devotion using the LHM Daily Devotions App. Your family sees you staying connected with God, even on vacation and emphasizes the importance of God’s presence in all we do. And not have to pack bibles and study guide is definitely a plus.
Mobile Apps to download
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