Monday Night Worship
If the weekends all seemed to be filled, stay connected to God during our Monday night worship. Worship starts at 7:00 pm. Be focused on what is most important.
If anyone is in need of pastoral care, please call the church office with information. They will contact the members of the council to make arrangements. Please be sure to leave your name, number, and who is in need if you leave a message.
Rev. Robert Riggs will be installed as intentional interim pastor on Sunday, June 17, at the 8:30 worship service. Also, his installation will be affirmed at the 11 am service. We invite you to join us for either of these services. May God bless his ministry among us.
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.
This week we will finish the story “Lydia.” Check out our family-take home page for ways to extend the lesson in your home. Next week we will begin our summer schedule. All grades will be together in one class in the lower level.
Summer Sunday School
Summer Sunday school will begin on June 17. We will have one class for preschool-grade 6. Our theme will be Delivered: God’s Gift of Grace. We are looking for Summer Sunday school teachers. An engaging leader guide will provide everything you need for your lesson. Please consider signing up for one or more weeks. We need one teacher per week. Sign up in the fellowship hall or here: https://tinyurl.com/y8urybk2
Adult Bible Study Opportunities
Islam and Christianity
Rev. Dr. Scott Yakimow during the Education Hour will lead a Bible study about the relationship between Islam and Christianity, “Oh that Ishmael might live in Thy Sight: A Christian Approach to Islam.”
“Forgiveness” at Fresh Brew
Fresh Brew study continues the topic, “Forgiveness.” Have you ever struggled with considering the phrases from the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” and thought ‘Gee, I hope not…I don’t do very well at forgiving?’ The study tool will be a resource from Ambassadors of Reconciliation that guides us through significant Biblical material on the art of forgiveness. God has a healing response in His Word. Join us, come and be healed,
come and be renewed. Fresh Brew meets Sundays in the large fellowship hall at 7:30 am. Today we also discuss our next topic of Bible study.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
We will meet tomorrow, Monday, June 11. 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, June 16.
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 Man Who Didn’t Have Any Friends: The Story of Zacchaeus” found in Luke 19. 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 Wednesday this week on June 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Vacation Bible School
Save the date:
July 23-27 is VBS! It is time to register your child for VBS! Registration can be done at StPaulHamburg.com/VBS or at 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!
VBS is fun for helpers too!
Watching the kids have a great time learning about Jesus, and learning all the new songs each day can help give your own studies a breath of fresh air. 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. Each VBS volunteer MUST attend one of two volunteer trainings. Trainings will be held on June 17 during education hour and July 22 at 12:15. Lunch will be provided at the July 22 training.
Would you like to share your musical talents at VBS this year? We’d love to have you join our VBS band. The band practices in the summer months prior to the beginning of VBS. Band members lead music for the VBS week, sing in VBS Sundays at church, and at the fall festival. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
Tuesday, June 12 from 7 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 30 from 10 – 11:30 am
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.
We are looking for person/s who can come in and help coordinate the weddings at St. Paul. You will be paid per wedding.
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 provided 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
LHM Daily Devotions Mobile App
The Lutheran Hour Mobile App
Men’s NetWork Bible Studies