Scripture Readings for today:
Amos 7:7–15, Ephesians 1:3–14, Mark 6:14–29
Please join us today for cake and ice cream between worship services to say goodbye to Winnie and Bill Vinson, who will be moving to Florida Thursday after living in the Hamburg area for 40 years.
On July 22 at 9:45 am, between services, there will be a voters meeting. This will be our routine summer meeting.
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.
Summer Sunday School
In the Bible account “Ananias Baptizes Saul,” students will learn how God helps them live as His children. Your conversation about the lesson could include, “Why was Ananias concerned about going to see Saul? Why is it sometimes difficult for you to talk with others about your faith in Jesus?”
We Still Need Teachers
We need a few more teachers for our summer classes. 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 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 one Sunday it will not Impact the next. Today’s topic—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, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” 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 9. 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 Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, July 21.
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. 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. We are meeting again on 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 is 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 this Tuesday, 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:
One more week until VBS! It’s so exciting!! Plunge in to VBS 2018! At Splash Canyon VBS, your children learn God keeps His promises on life’s wild ride! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts where our faithful God keeps His promises to be with us and gives us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior. 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!
Be part of Splash Canyon VBS! Life is full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children of all ages learn the good news is God is with us and keeps His promises to us on life’s wild ride! As staff members for Splash Canyon VBS, you have fun and share the Splash Canyon message with the kids! If you can help full or part time, we have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Call 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 12:15pm so it’s not too late. Lunch will be provided. Contact Ashleigh Mowers (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info!
The next practices are:
Thursday, July 19 from 7-8:30 pm
Sunday, July 22 from 4-5 pm
Please contact Miriam (email@example.com) if you have questions.
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 clip boards in the small fellowship hall.
We’re off to a great start, but still lots of appointments available for the first three days of photo sessions. We’d really like to see every appointment filled. If you are questioning whether to make an appointment because you are not a member, the answer is if you feel like St. Paul is your church home whether you are a member or not, yes, we want you to be included in our pictorial directory! Our goal is to have as complete a Church Family section as possible to help Pastor Riggs and our future Settled Pastor learn names and faces. If you are homebound, we want you to be included, and we can make arrangements to come to you.
Mowers Photography will be taking photographs Mon, Tues, and Wed, July 30, 31 and Aug 1. Also, two weekends August 18-19 and 25-26. There is a link on the St. Paul website where you can make your photo session appointment online at your convenience, or you can sign up on Sundays between services or after the 11:00 service. You can also call or email Cindy Elowsky 810-231-3851, email@example.com. The website link will be disabled on Sundays to avoid appointments being double booked while people are also signing up during church, and also allow time for the new appointments to be entered after church. If you get an error message, be sure to check back during the week.
We’re also looking for anyone interested in being a part of the directory committee. You’ll help decide our theme, what headings will go on the top of the pages and help decide what pictures we’d like to include to show what we do and who we are at St. Paul.
We will need phone callers very soon to reach out to those who have not made their appointments and to make reminder calls as the photo dates approach. Let Cindy know if you want to help in any way.
In Our Community
Love INC Resale Store
The Love INC Resale Store takes Gently used/New donations from 10am-3pm Monday – Friday
Large/Heavy donations can be brought in on Saturday only between 10am – 2pm, at 1225 East Grand River, Howell, MI 48843. The donation drop-off is at the back of the store – Enter from Lucy Road. In season clothing, furniture, home furnishings can be received August through January for Fall/Winter and February through July for Spring/Summer. There are copies of the list of items that are not accepted in the church office.