May 20 after the 11 am service will be a very important Voter’s Meeting. The church council will have had time to ask questions and discuss possibilities with the Michigan District. St. Paul will be moving forward in her mission to Connect People to Jesus. Plan on attending, you won’t want to miss this meeting.
Last week we also welcomed new members Stacy and Lexi Specht. Their name was omitted in error.
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.
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 continue the story “Ten Men Healed.” Check out our family-take home page for ways to extend the lesson in your home.
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 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 begins a new 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.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
We will meet tomorrow, Monday, May 14, at 11:00 am. Our Topic will be “Forgiveness How am I reconciled to God?” Join us for a discussion on the exceptional topic.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have begun 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, May 12.
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 “Filled Full” found in Matthew 14, Mark 6 and Luke 9. 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.
Family Ministry Resource Center
We have developed a center for the purchase of resources to encourage faith conversations in the home. We currently have 3 resources available: Faith Talk with Children, Faith Talk Conversations, and The Story Bible. Please see Miriam for more information or visit the small fellowship hall poster for more details.
LAC (7th and 8th graders) and High School Youth
The Activity for May will be a combined event.
Students who are part of Living Active Christians and those in High School are invited to some fun games of Laser Tag on Sunday, May 20. We will meet after church, have lunch together and then off to Zap Zone! The cost is $15 and covers the cost of 2 games of Laser Tag and food for lunch. Get your name on the sign-up sheet or in an email to Mike no later than May 18. Please note that this event is open to the recently confirmed, the first year Confirmation class and students in 9th – 12th grades.
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. The Pantry currently needs donations of coffee, tea, crackers and mustard.
Also, we welcome the following new volunteers to Daisy’s Pantry: Jennifer Hansor, Margaret Hicks and Janet Simpson.
Vacation Bible School
Save the date:
July 23-27 is VBS!
At Splash Canyon VBS, your children learn God keeps His promises on life’s wild ride! They’ll investigate 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.
Registration is now open for children 3 years old – 8th grade! Register at stpaulhamburg.com/vbs.
If you can help full or part-time, we have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Contact Ashleigh Mowers (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info!
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
Monday, June 18 from 7- 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 30 from 10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, July 12 from 7 – 8:30 pm
Sunday, July 22 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Please contact Miriam (email@example.com) if you are interested in joining the VBS band.
Servant Projects this Summer
Camp Restore, Detroit, July 8-14, 2018
Camp Restore will do exciting things this summer at Calvary Lutheran Church in Detroit. We will help with the renovation of 2 houses near the church, one will serve the community as a fine arts center and the other a math and science learning lab.
Appalachia Habitat for Humanity, Robbins, Tennessee, August 5-11
St. Paul has a long history serving with this Habitat partner. We have worked on building a storage shed, painting, building a sub-floor, installing roof shingles, and landscaping. We will stay at First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Tennessee, which is sweet housing, great showers, a fun fellowship hall, comfortable sleeping areas and a well-equipped kitchen.
Both servant events are open to anyone connected with St. Paul that has completed 8th grade. Sign up for one or both of these events, using the preliminary application sign-up sheet in the small fellowship hall on the clipboards. You can ask Mike Hausch any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Our Community
Communications workshop by Kem Meyer
“LESS CHAOS. LESS NOISE.”
June 6, 2018 | A Communications Strategy Workshop
How do you break through the chaos and the noise to reach people who are already bombarded, stressed out, and overloaded with the pressures of life? This workshop shares simple strategies that demonstrate it’s easier than you think. It’s for any pastor, creative professional, ministry leader, or volunteer looking for ways to “get their message out” to where their audience connects–online or off. This one-day workshop, led by Kem Meyer, will take place June 6, 2018, at Concordia University Ann Arbor’s North Building. For more information, or to register, michigandistrict.com/events. The first 30 to register will receive a copy of Kem’s book, Less Chaos. Less Noise.
Lutheran Westland presents the play The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on Friday, May 18 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for adults. LHWL students and grade school students are free. Call 734-422-2090 or email LHWLinfo@lhsa.com with any questions.
Adult Gathering: Proclaiming the Caring Creator
he 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 provide 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.