Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Jeremiah 23:1–6, Ephesians 2:11–22, Mark 6:30–44
Scripture Readings for next week:
Genesis 9:8–17, Ephesians 3:14–21, Mark 6:45–56
Today at 9:45 am, between services, there will be a voters meeting. This will be our routine summer meeting.
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.
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
John the Baptist appears in this week’s Sunday School lesson, “John Tells People to Repent.” As they study this Bible account, students will learn how God wants them to be sorry for their sins and seek His forgiveness. Consider these discussion questions: “How did John call the people to repent of their sins? What was John preparing them for? Who calls us to repent?”
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
Due to the Voters meeting, there will be no bible study this week. Pastor Riggs will resume the adult Bible study next week July 29. 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. Next week’s topic—2 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 not meet tomorrow, July 23. See you at Vacation Bible School. We will gather next on July 30.
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 28.
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 “Gods Wonderful Surprise” found in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20. 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 25. The registration forms for 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 Current pantry needs are syrup, spices and canned citrus.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Lori Schonsheck Sheila Mueller would like to thank everyone who donated blood or helped with cookies, set up or tear down.
We collected 77 units, which is over our goal again. Our next blood drive will be September 18.
Vacation Bible School
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!
If you have not registered for VBS you may still do so using the link on the St. Paul website (www.stpaulhamburg.com). Even if it’s for part of the week. Don’t forget to ask your friends as well. Call Ashleigh Mowers (email@example.com) with questions
The next practice is Today, July 22 from 4-5 pm
Please contact Miriam (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Appalachia Habitat for Humanity Service Project
Starts Sunday, August 5. 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 email@example.com or check the clip boards in the small fellowship hall.
DIRECTORY UPDATE: We still have a long way to go to get to our goal of 200 families photographed for the next pictorial directory. There’s only one more week until photography begins on July 30, and there are still many open appointments available. Please make your appointment TODAY!
Mowers Photography will be taking photographs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 30, 31 and Aug 1. Also, 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 (810) 231-3851 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. The website link will be disabled on Sundays to avoid appointments being double booked while people are also signing up during church and will 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 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
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.
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.