Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Numbers 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29, James 5:(1–12) 13–20, Mark 9:38–5
Scripture Readings for next week:
Genesis 2:18–25, Hebrews 2:1–13 (14–18), Mark 10:2–16
On October 7 from 9:45—10:45 am there will be a Celebration that will include:
- Various pictures and timelines will be on display—and some refreshments to enjoy
- 10:00 am will be a time for sharing stories and information
- Brief commentary about the different Milestones of St. Paul
- 10:30 more time for viewing displays, sharing snacks and visiting with friends
After 11a.m. worship on October14 we will have a pot-luck dinner. As a part of that dinner we will have some time to consider our current ministry.
We welcome Karleen Duff to our St. Paul Office. Karleen will be replacing Martha.
Nursery Volunteers Needed:
The Nursery is currently looking for volunteers to supervise our little ones during both worship services and Education Hour on Sunday mornings. Your commitment would be for one hour per month for the coming year. Please contact Barb Nettleton (810-355-4350 / firstname.lastname@example.org) if this opportunity is the way that God is calling you to serve Him and His people at St. Paul.
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 in Sunday School
We continue with regular Sunday School classes TODAY in the lower level. There are classes for preschool, K-2, and 3-6. All ages begin in the multi-purpose room for an opening and then move to their classrooms. We will be using SPARK: ACTIVATE FAITH and our story will be Creation.
Sunday School Registration – NEW THIS YEAR
In an effort to make sure our records are up to date, and to collect important data for all of our Sunday School students, students should register for classes here: https://goo.gl/forms/QzyIJTI6e4cuvAeP2 This information is helpful to our teaching staff. Upper Room, the divided portion of the Large Fellowship Hall. room
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 3
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 during the education hour between services. Today is chapter one. 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, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” 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 1. We will continue our study of Philippians. This is a new study topic and a great time to join. Tomorrow we will do lesson 3, “Righteous in Christ.” We meet at 11:00 a.m.
On October 3 at 7 p.m.—End Times will be the next in the series of classes looking at the catechism. As we finish the second article of the Apostles Creed, we will look at different views of the millennium, the rapture, and some key principals in understanding the book of Revelation. The Lutheran understanding of these topics is very different than some Christians as reflected in the popular Left Behind series. Even if you have not been a part of previous classes, you are welcomed to be with us if this is a topic of interest to you.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have been working on a It is a great time to join this group.
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 “Rebecca and Isaac” based on Genesis 24. 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.
IMAC (I am a Christian) is for 4th-6th graders
We will have our first meeting on Sunday, October 7, following the 11:00 am service. Lunch will be served. See you then! Please join our band app for communication: https://band.us/n/ada2Ybmfk4Z8y
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. Interested families should go here https://tinyurl.com/BibleMilestone to indicate workshop preferences. After attending the workshop, families will be called forward on Sunday, October 28 for a special blessing during worship.
LCMS National Youth Gathering Information was held last Sunday. Your registration form must be turned in by October 14. The registration fee of $150 is also due on that day unless special arrangements are made with Mike Hausch. If you were not able to attend the informational meeting and would like the information that was communicated, contact Mike Hausch at 810-923-8166, voice or text. The next National gathering will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 11-15, 2019. This event is for young people age 14-19 are 14 by the time of the gathering or who are entering 9th grade at the time of the gathering.
Youth Leadership Team Are you interested in being a part of our leadership team for 4,5,6 grade youth? We are starting a new group who would like to help plan, organize, implement, and lead youth at St. Paul. Please join us to learn more about this exciting opportunity TODAY, Sunday, September 30th at 12:15. Lunch will be provided.
In Our Community
Life Chain Event
The first Sunday in October is designated as Life chain Sunday every year.
People throughout the nation gather along the streets of their communities on that day to witness to the sanctity of life from conception to natural death by holding various signs speaking to the importance of valuing human life. Members of Pinckney and surrounding areas will meet at the Pinckney Town square and will be provided with signs to participate in the national peaceful, prayerful witness for life along the streets of M-36 from 2:00 to 3:30pm.
Please join us this year as we silently state God’s desire that we value life.
Kreft Arts Program at Concordia University
The Kreft Arts Program at Concordia University Ann Arbor strives to inspire the artistic, intellectual, and creative experiences of their students and their community. The program includes art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, dance performances, book reviews, and theatrical performances by artists from around the world and from Concordia’s own student body and faculty. Go to: https://www.cuaa.edu/life/involvement-and-activities/kreft-arts-program
The Concordia University Theatre Department presents
FOOLS a comic fable by Neil Simon
A young schoolteacher arrives in a village that has been under a curse of stupidity for the past two hundred years. He finds he has only 24 hours to break the curse or he, too, will become stupid.
October 11, 12, 13 at 8:00 p.m.
October 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Kreft Center Black Box Theatre Tel: 734.995.7537 Tickets: $10 ($7 students and seniors) visit www.cuaa.e4p(life/kreftarts
Mall Herskowitz,”From Goftschalk to Gershwin: The Missing Link”
Award-winning Montreal-based pianist
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Kreft Center Recital Hall
Concordia Choir and Wind Ensemble*
Sunday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.
Chapel of the Holy Trinity