Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
1 Kings 17:8–16, Hebrews 9:24–28, Mark 12:38–44
Scripture Readings for next week:
Daniel 12:1–3, Hebrews 10:11–25, Mark 13:1–13
Thanksgiving Eve worship
Worship will be at 7 p.m. Come join us as thank the Lord for His gifts the evening before our national day of Thanksgiving.
Would You Like to Nominate a Pastor?
If you know a pastor in our church body that you would like to nominate to be the next pastor at St. Paul, please do so during November. Forms are in the back of the church. If you have any questions, speak with any of our staff members or call committee chairman Stan Bucrek.
Veterans Day and Military Bible Sticks
Today is Veteran’s Day. We are grateful for all who have served in our Armed Forces. It also is fitting with our National Day of Thanksgiving later in the month, that we have a special thank offering to support our troops today. Military Bible sticks contain the entire New Testament. They are given to chaplains in our armed forces. They in turn share them with the troops. They also offer a Bible Stick to their spouse and a Children’s Bible for their sons and daughters. Each Bible Stick costs $25.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5–SURVEY SAYS…
197 surveys were delivered to the District office about our ministry and our next Pastor. Wednesday December 5, after the Advent Vespers Devotion, Dr. Robert Kasper from our District Office will share a Pastor’s Profile based on those surveys. It will be both a presentation and time of discussion. Advent Vespers begins at 7pm and will conclude that night at about 7:30pm. The Town Hall meeting based on the surveys will begin after a brief stretch break. Dr. Kasper anticipates his presentation will be about 30 minutes, so you can be headed home shortly after 8pm. That night you can also come for the soup supper at 6pm. Please plan to be with us.
TODAY–Asset Mapping Workshop between worship services.
Part of the Transition Team effort is to look at both our current and future ministry. We will count our blessings in groups of 8-10 and consider how they can be used together. It will be interesting. Could be fun. Please join us.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday classes will meet in the Basement. This week we will continue the story, “Noah’s Ark.”
Children’s Christmas Program “What Child is This?”
If your child (preschool-grade 6) is interested in being part of this year’s Christmas program on Sunday, December 16, please contact Miriam Yakimow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rehearsals will take place during the first 15 minutes of the Education Hour in the lower level. There will also be a rehearsal on Saturday, December 8 from 9:30-11:15am. There are speaking parts for older children and costumed parts. Children in K-12 may also play an instrument or sing for pre-service music. See Miriam for details and to sign up or sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yadfekxj
Instrumental Ensemble for the Christmas Program
Youth who have played an instrument for at least one year and are in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join the ensemble. The group will perform two selections during the program. Music will be handed out in early November. There will be one practice on Sunday, December 9, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please contact Chris Mowers to sign up or for more information at email@example.com or sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/ybjgf4l5
Girls Choral Ensemble for grades 7-12
A small ensemble for girls in grades 7-12 is forming to sing one verse of two different songs at the Sunday School Christmas Program on December 16 at 11:00 am. Rehearsal will be Sunday mornings from 10:45-10:55 in the big room in the basement. If you would like to participate, please see Miriam Yakimow, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text her at 503-908-2589.
Sunday’s Readings Bible Study
Every Sunday we hear three Bible readings in the Divine Service. These Bible readings reflect the current church calendar and usually serve as the basis for the sermon. This Bible study helps them come to life. This class meets in the Upper Room, the divided portion of the Large Fellowship Hall.
Matthew Chapter 8
What does it mean to follow Jesus? That will be the question we return to repeatedly as we study the Gospel of Matthew one chapter at a time. This class is during the education hour between services. Hope you can be with us.
Next Sunday, November 18 and the following Sunday, November 25, Pastor Riggs will be leading Fresh Brew. Join him for some great Bible study these next couple weeks. Fresh Brew meets on Sunday mornings at 7:30am in the Large Fellowship Hall.
Adult Catechism Class
This class concluded last week. Anyone interested in copies of the sheets used during the class is welcomed to ask Pastor Bob for them. He will be glad to share them.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
This study will meet tomorrow, November 12. We will begin a study of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. This is a new study topic and a great time to join. Tomorrow we will discuss introductory material and chapters 1-3. We meet at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We will begin a new study next Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, November 17.
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. The lesson today is “Esther” based on Esther 2:15-18, 3:1-6, 4:1-17, 8:1-17. 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.
LCMS National Youth Gathering 15 students and 3 adults have committed to be a part of this community and event. Registration is still open for students and with the rooms we have reserved there is still space for both guys and girls. See me (Mike) for registration materials.
Senior High Youth – Youth Gathering Participants: We are going bowling on Sunday, December 2, right after 11:00 a.m. worship. Lunch together and then bowling. Bring $10 for 2 games of bowling and shoe rental. We will also use this time to set the calendar for Youth Gathering preparations.
LAC (7th and 8th graders) are going to the Escape Room on Sunday, November 18. We will meet right after church and then we will try to ESCAPE at a venue in Brighton. Contact Beth Smith if you have questions.
Our next activity is Angel Tree Shopping on Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Advent by Candlelight 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sunday Evening, December 2, 4:00 – 6:30
Women of St. Paul – friends, neighbors, sisters, aunts, daughters, moms, all women ages 13 to 113!
You are cordially invited to take time out from your busy holiday schedule and join us for an evening of fellowship, sweet treats, and Advent inspiration. Come and quiet your thoughts and hearts at this time of preparation for the coming Christ child.
Following our social time and desserts, we will gather in the sanctuary to hear carols beautifully harmonized by our guest quartet, learn from readings the meaning of each advent candle, and join in singing familiar Christmas songs.
Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, November 11, 18 and 25 to reserve seating for you and your guests. To sign up during the week or with questions, please call:
Alice Winkelman (810-355-1045) or Carol Krueger (847-476-8765).
Red Cross Blood Drive November 20 from 1pm-6:45pm.
Volunteers and cookies are needed.
Appointments can be made online.
If you can help please contact
Sheila Mueller at 517-861-6970
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.
Needed right now: Egg Cartons. Dozen size
In Our Community
November 30 – December 2, 2018
Concordia University is proud to announce the return of A Manor Christmas! Voted as the second most popular place to be in Ann Arbor during that weekend last year, this new holiday tradition will offer more activities, more vendors, and more Christmas spirit for guests of all ages. Activities include: tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for Christmas by professional designers, a unique Festival of Trees, premium artificial pre-lit trees for sale, and a European-style Christmas market.
Tickets are $5.00 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt and $7 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt plus self-guided tour of the historic Earhart Manor. The guided tours will run every half hour. Buy your tickets early to secure your desired time. Each tour is expected to sell out. Private group tours are available. Call 734-665-7912 for more information.
A Manor Christmas is hosted by the Concordia Guild. All proceeds benefit the Concordia Guild Scholarship Fund. Contact us to learn how you or your organization can become involved in A Manor Christmas and help us support more students.