Mar 4 – Mar 11 Bulletin Announcements

Scripture Readings for This Week

Scripture Readings for today:
Exodus 20:1–17, 1 Corinthians 1:18–31, John 2:13–22 (23–25)

3/4                                Genesis 27:30-45; 28:10-22      Mark 9:1-13
3/5                                Genesis 29:1-30                        Mark 9:14-32
3/6                                Genesis 35:1-29                        Mark 9:33-50
3/7                                Genesis 37:1-36                        Mark 10:1-12
3/8                                Genesis 39:1-23                         Mark 10:13-31
3/9                                Genesis 40:1-23                        Mark 10:32-52
3/10                              Genesis 41:1-27                        Mark 11:1-19


Scripture Readings for next week:
Numbers 21:4–9, Ephesians 2:1–10, John 3:14–21


Spiritual Oversight

Simple Supper signup for the Wednesday meals during Lent is found on the wall in the small fellowship hall.


March 7 Visit from Lutheran Bible Translators

Emily Wilson from Lutheran Bible Translators will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Wednesday, March 7. After the 6 pm Simple Supper, she will make a presentation about the work of Lutheran Bible Translators. During the offering time during the prayer service, she will share additional information about LBT. Emily is in Michigan during this week to tell students in school and our congregation about the great need and importance for clear and accurate translations of the Bible into the heart language of the reader.



Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg Hunt is on March 31, 2018 at 10am. This event is a wonderful time to invite young families to connect to Jesus at St. Paul. Easter weekend gets very scheduled, so plan early to let your neighbors, friends, and family know about the Easter Egg Hunt and worship services.



Easter Choir

Would you like to sing praise to God for His Risen Son? Choir Practice for Easter worship will be held after the 11:00 am services on Sundays March 11, 18 and 25. See Chris Mowers ( for more details on the types of music. Rehearsals will last 90 minutes.



Volunteers Needed for Easter Sunday

Volunteers for Easter Sunday are needed. We are looking for ushers, greeters, readers, and communion assistants for the three worship services we provide on Easter Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am. Signup sheets are available in the Small Fellowship Hall. Talk to Mike Hausch with any questions.


Christian Ed

Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday

Our Sunday School for preschool – 6th grade meets in the multi-purpose room downstairs beginning at 9:45 am. Middle school meets in the Activity Center (the house east of the main church building). High School meets in Room 5 downstairs. Adult Bible studies meet in the Large Fellowship Hall.


Today in Sunday School

We continue with the story “The Disciples.” Look for the family take-home page for ways to extend the lesson with other hands-on ideas.


Ancient History and the Bible

This study currently is moving into the Intertestamental time of biblical and world history. This class takes place in the Large Fellowship Hall.


God in the Real World: Fresh Brew and Pastor’s 9:45 am Study

Today is the last session of God in the Real World.


“Death then what?”

Pastor’s 9:45am Class begins on March 11

That we all die is pretty much agreed upon, it’s what takes place two seconds later that makes us wonder. Explore this lively topic in “Death … Then What?”


“Life Explored” Begins March 11 at Fresh Brew

Fresh Brew will begin “Life Explored” on Sunday, March 11. Life Explored is a new way to share the gospel in today’s highly visual culture. The seven interactive sessions are based on stunning films shot all over the globe. The series will help people uncover what they are living for, and see how, in Christ, God meets their deepest desires for happiness. Fresh Brew meets Sundays at 7:30 am.


Monday Women’s Bible Study

The women will meet tomorrow, Monday, March 5, at 11:00 am. Our topic is, “Go and Be Reconciled.” This topic is great for the congregation and our homes. It is a great time to join the study and discussion.


Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men enjoy a healthy breakfast and a thoughtful and challenging Bible study and discussion on “Forgiveness.” This group meets Saturday mornings at 8:30 am.


Family Ministry

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 learn about “He’s Here!” found in Luke 1-2. 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.


Early Communion Workshops – A Faith Milestone Event  The next workshop date will be on 3/11, following the second service from about 12:15 -2:00 pm.

There are two options to complete the final workshop:

Option #1 for the 3rd workshop is on 3/25 at 12:15 with the Faith Milestone blessing at the Maundy Thursday worship service at 7 pm on March 29.

Option #2 for the 3rd workshop is on 4/15 at 12:30 pm with the Faith Milestone blessing on Sunday, April 22nd at the service you normally attend.

Please contact Miriam ( for more information and to sign up.


Family Lenten Challenge

Check in with Miriam today and let her know you are working on the challenge for a chance to win a Pizza Hut gift card! Next check-in opportunity is next Sunday, March 11. Simply let her know you are using the provided materials in your family.

It’s not too late to join our family challenge and have some faith conversations during this Lenten season by using our challenge guide. Prize winners will include the family completing the most missions and a random selection of a family who worked on the challenges.

Dates for this challenge are from February 14 – April 7. You do not have to complete every mission listed on the challenge form. The goal is to have every family participate in some way!

See Miriam ( or for more details.


Lenten Cross Kits

Lenten Cross Kits are available for $2 from Miriam. Use these kits to help observe the Lenten season and for the Lenten Challenge.


4th-6th Grade Youth (IMAC)

Our next event will be Sky Zone in Brighton on Sunday, March 18. Watch for details.


LAC (7th and 8th grade students)

The Escape Room is a new venue in Brighton. On March 18, our team will be challenged to escape the room given a series of clues that will assist us in our escape. The Escape Room has great reviews and should be lots of fun. We will gather right after church, have lunch, and then have a bunch of fun. The cost is $15 (St. Paul is paying a portion of the entrance fee). Sign up or email now! We are limited to 7 participants.


Tool Time

Registration is now open for Tool Time an awesome event hosted by New Crew at Concordia University, April 14-15, 2018. The cost will be $30 if registered at by March 4 TODAY. The price will go up to $40 after that and be open until March 25.

Tool time is a weekend-long retreat held in the spring and fall at Concordia University College in Ann Arbor. Tool Time consists of main sessions with student speakers, live worship music, hilarious skits, and fun games. After the sessions, attendees break into small groups where the youth have an opportunity to spend time with Concordia students and youth from other churches. As a small group, students learn and grow together to create a community where they can deepen relationships with Christ and with each other.


High School Students

Are you ready to have some fun with friends on your team and with the competition? On Sunday afternoon, March 25, we will have lunch together and then engage our brains, our memories and teamwork to get in the picture! The event will wrap up at 4:30 pm. Get your name to Mike Hausch via the sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall or by email to by March 21 so that we can properly plan.

Adult drivers are needed for this event so please get in touch with Mike if you can help out. Sign up and volunteer at


In Our Community

The community is invited to the Lutheran High School Westland production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and Walt Disney Film. The LHWL Thespians will present this musical on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, both at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. Lutheran High School Westland is located at 33300 Cowan Road in Westland. Visit or email for more information.


Youth Pot? Learn a Lot!

The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) will host a Youth Marijuana Use Town Hall on April 12th, 2018 from 9am-12:30pm at 2|42 Community Church in Brighton.  Ken Stecker and Kim Thalison will discuss the Michigan Medical Marijuana laws, the impact it has on youth substance use, and how we can keep our youth safe. This event is free, although they ask that you register using the EventBrite link:

Easter Basket Program — St. Paul’s Compassionate Care

St. Paul is collecting the food and household items listed to provide an Easter meal and support to families in our community needing assistance during the Easter Season.

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap
Liquid Dish Soap
Tissue (Kleenex)
Boxed Scalloped Potatoes

You can also designate a cash donation to purchase perishable food such as hams, potatoes, and fruit.
Please write “Easter Baskets” on the envelope or check for the offering plate.

Volunteer Opportunities:

March 20, Tuesday, will be sorting food,   March 23, Friday, 6:30pm, will be packing boxes.

Save the date!  The Easter Basket deliveries will be Saturday, March 24, 9:30am.



Witness, Mercy, Life Together

In Christ, for the Church and the World

These phrases illustrate how the church lives and works together to proclaim the Gospel and to provide for our brothers and sisters in our congregations, communities, and throughout the world. These phrases describe the emphasis of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.