St. Paul Lutheran Church
November 10th 9am – 12pm
- General Yard/Property Clean-up
- Rake and move leaves to garden
- Pick up sticks in the yard
- Trim bushes & grasses around church
- Split large grasses
- Cut trees and bushes back from building
- Cut back burning bushes
- Clean out gutters & down spouts
Please bring any tools you think will be helpful to complete the above tasks: (eg: trimmers, shovels, rakes, wheel barrow…)
For additional information Contact: Keith Burns 734-395-7520
- Rain Date November 11th 12pm – 2pm
Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Revelations 14:6–7, Romans 3:19–28, John 8:31–36, Matthew 11:12–19
Scripture Readings for next week:
Revelation 7:(2–8) 9–17, 1 John 3:1–3, Matthew 5:1–12
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.
Veterans Day and Military Bible
November 11 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.
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 begin the story, “Noah’s Ark.”
Sunday School Teacher Needed
One of our teachers needed to step down from teaching this year and we are currently looking for a replacement! If you are interested in team teaching a class for upper elementary aged kids, please see Miriam or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this team-taught class, teachers alternate in 3-week segments.
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 6
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, “But deliver us from evil.” 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 29. 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 “Content in Christ.” We meet at 11:00 a.m.
The first Wednesday in November will complete the series of classes on Luther’s Small Catechism. The class will not meet on October 31. 38-45 people have attended each week. If you would like copies of the sheets used during any session, Pastor Bob would be glad to hear from you.
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, November 3.
THANKFULNESS & LOOKING FORWARD TO FUTURE MINISTRY =
ASSET MAPPING WORKSHOP
This workshop will be held between worship services, Sunday, November 11. Part of the Transition Thinking Team effort is to look at both our current and future ministry. Between services Sunday, November 11, 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. Come and give it a try.
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 “Deborah: Judge” based on Judges 4-5. 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. Today, 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. 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
Save the date and watch for more information on this beautiful evening.
December 2, at 4pm
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
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! LACASA friends can purchase tickets by following the link below: http://bordines.com/event/brighton-holiday-extravaganza
Calling all singers!
We are looking to fill the angel chorus for this year’s production of CHILD OF PROMISE! We are looking to take our year to date Love Inc donation over $60,000 this year and you can help! In just a few rehearsals you can sing in the choir for CHILD OF THE PROMISE.
- November 6, 8, 13 (7PM to 9PM | Sonríes Church in Howell, MI)
- November 15 (7PM to 9PM | Brighton High School Band Room)
- November 16 (6:30PM to 9:30PM | The NAZ in Brighton, MI)
- November 20 (6:30PM to 9:30PM | The NAZ in Brighton, MI)
- Performances: The NAZ | Brighton
- November 24 7:00PM CALL: 5:45PM
- November 25 4:00PM CALL: 2:24PM
“A multitude of heavenly host were singing – Glory to God in the Highest!…” Please consider joining and demonstrating physically to the community what this multitude could have sounded like! Feel free and encouraged to invite your fellow singers and friends!
Looking forward to hearing from you! Contact Sarah Hunt, 616-821-6074 for more information.
- MARTIN LUTHER’S COAT OF ARMS
The “three solas,” namely: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, and Sola Fide are the three phrases used in connection with the Lutheran Reformation in the 16th Century. These are three Latin phrases that mean: “Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, and Faith Alone.” These three phrases are the benchmark of confessional Lutheranism today.
The seal was designed by Dr. Martin Luther while teaching at Wittenberg, and it has become the primary emblem of the Lutheran Church. Comprising it are: the black cross, for faith in Christ crucified; the red heart, for faith in the Savior; the white rose, to show that faith causes joy, consolation, and peace; the blue sky, to denote that such joy of faith in the spirit is the beginning of heavenly joy to come; and the golden ring surrounding all, to signify that such bliss in heaven is endless.