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
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or http://stpaulhamburg.com/2018/family-lenten-challenge/ 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 email@example.com now! We are limited to 7 participants.
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 https://goo.gl/forms/O1pf1CkfWtTazDWl2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 lhwl.lhsa.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-pot-learn-a-lot-tickets-43139739121
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.
Liquid Dish Soap
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.
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.