Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Ecclesiastes 5:10–20, Hebrews 4:1–13 (14–16), Mark 10:23–31
Scripture Readings for next week:
Revelations 14:6–7, Romans 3:19–28, John 8:31–36, Matthew 11:12–19
Today’s Survey-An Important Step Toward Calling Our Next Pastor
Every congregation that is in the process of calling a Pastor needs to fill out a survey from the District. It gives everyone an opportunity for input on how we see our congregation and what would be most helpful in our next pastor. It is used by the District in giving names of pastors to be considered. The first 10 minutes of both services today will be a time for everyone 12 years old and older to fill it out. Your input is valued!
The Call Committee, according to our constitution, cannot consist of more than nine people. If you would like to be on it, please speak with our congregational President, Chris Mowers, or the Call Committee Chairman, Stan Bucrek by Sunday October 28. Already more than nine people have volunteered. However, it needs to be a cross section of the congregation so let us know if you are willing to serve. Please also understand if you are not on the committee.
The Input of Everyone in the Call Process is Sought
That includes (1) participation in the survey this week (2) there will be an opportunity to nominate pastors you may know (3) the congregation will select from more than one candidate at the voters meeting that will issue the call. We anticipate issuing a call sometime in the first quarter of 2019.
This week we had some networking issues and, in the process, changes to the Servant schedules were overwritten by older files. We are making the corrections. If you see your name in the servant section or receive and email that no longer pertains, kindly let the office know. It may already be fixed but we would like to check.
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 with the story, “The First Sin.”
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 email@example.com. 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 9:30-11:15 am. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/ybjgf4l5
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 5
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.
“The Lord’s Prayer” ‘Lord teach us to pray.’ This was the request of Jesus’ disciples. Fresh Brew will use a variety of resources to explore the content and discipline of prayer. Join us for this helpful discussion that will enrich your life as a follower of Jesus. Next Sunday, “Lead us not into temptation.” Fresh Brew meets on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am in the Large Fellowship Hall.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
This study will meet tomorrow, October 22. We will continue our study of Philippians. This is a new study topic and a great time to join. Tomorrow we will continue our discussion of lesson 7 “Rejoicing in Christ.” We meet at 11:00 a.m.
This Wednesday, October 24, the adult catechism class will look at the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught us to pray. We start at 7 p.m. and conclude shortly after 8 p.m.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have been working on a study titled, “Men at Church.” The study is based on a variety of articles from the June/July issue of the Lutheran Witness. It is a great time to join this group. We meet Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, October 20. Mike will be out of town, but the Bible study will still meet.
Kids’ Connection During the 11 am Divine Service
There will be no Kid’s Connection today. Children will have a special time at the beginning of the service while parents are filling out the survey with the rest of the congregation.
Bible Faith Milestone: Places Scripture in Hands and Homes
This milestone is designed for 3rd and 4th graders and anyone grades 3-6 who may have missed this faith milestone in previous years. This milestone gathers children and caregivers around God’s Word as they use, read, study, and play in the Bible. In this way, children not only receive Bibles, but are encouraged to use them together with their families. This is a 2-part milestone. The parent/child workshop will be TODAY, Sunday, October 21 from 4:30-6 pm. The worship blessing will be on Sunday, October 28.
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. Next Sunday, after Pumpkin carving we will do some ‘activity planning’ for Senior High Youth Ministry and have some preliminary discussions regarding strengthening our gathering community and fund-raising events.
Pumpkin Carving – a combined LAC (7th and 8th graders – Confirmands) and Senior High Youth activity. Next Sunday, right after the 11:00 am worship service we will have some lunch, rip the guts out of a pumpkin and put on a happy face, or maybe not so happy face. There is no cost to you for this activity but sign up is necessary – sign up on the clipboard in the Small Fellowship Hall by Wednesday, October 24 – 5:00 p.m.
Advent by Candlelight
Advent by Candlelight Volunteer Sign-up – The Advent by Candlelight co-chairs have been busy discussing and planning this years’ event. If you are interested in helping, please sign up for one of the eight areas of specific need. A volunteer sign-up sheet is posted in the fellowship hall. Thank you!
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.
Through restructuring of funds, the Red Cross WILL be having a blood drive on November 20.
In Our Community
Meals with a Mission
Trinity Lutheran Church invites you to their next “Meals with a Mission” event, October 25 at 6:00 PM, held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5758 West M-36, Pinckney, 48169. We all like to eat, right? What if your dining could provide more than just food to satisfy your physical hunger? Join us at our next Meal with a Mission where you’ll eat a delicious meal and hear about how you can help us reach out into the community and the world! This time, we’ll hear from Noah Armbruster, a local young man who, motivated by his own mission experiences in Thailand and beyond, is heading to New Zealand for three years to help equip others to fulfill The Great Commission! A free will donation will be collected to support Noah. This would be a great evening for youth confirmation and up.
Canned Goods = Professional Photo
October 27, 2018
At the Legend of Sleepy Howell
Location: Frontal Lobe Coworking
110 E. Grand River—Downtown Howell
Professional Photographer, Richard Lim, will be taking professional photos of your little (and big) ghosts, goblins, super heroes… in exchange for a canned good or cash donation. All donations will support Livingston County Catholic Charities’ Christmas Blessing Project that brings food boxes and more to home-bound and low-income seniors at Christmastime.
Thursday, November 8, 6:30pm- 8:30pm, Bordine’s, 6347 Grand River Ave. Brighton, MI 48114. Tickets: $25
Grab a friend and welcome the holiday season in style at this annual, fun-filled event! Proceeds from this festive evening benefit LACASA and help victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault in our community. This year, Bordine’s is offering LACASA supporters preferred registration. Buy your tickets now, before the general public, and mark your calendar for a night of excitement!
Your evening will include:
Delicious food samples from local restaurants
Vendors with great gift ideas
LACASA friends can purchase tickets by following the link below:
LWML Ann Arbor Zone Fall Rally
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites all the Ladies of St. Paul to attend the Fall Rally, Saturday, October 27, 2018. At Trinity Lutheran Church 5758 West M-36, Pinckney, 48169 .8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Pastries & Registration,
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Worship, Meeting, Program, Lunch
Guest Group, The Luke Project 52 Clinic thelukeproject52clinic.org RSVP Appreciated to Barbara Gallmeyer 517-304-2267 or email@example.com
$5 registration fee will be collected for the Luke Project 52 Clinic + a free-will offering will be collected for the Zone (25% will be forwarded to the LWML National for mites).
Thank you to Thrivent Financial for sponsoring our meal and décor so we can make a financial contribution to the clinic!
Gifts From the Heart – please see list from Luke Project 52 Clinic in the Narthex