Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Jeremiah 1:4–10 (17–19), 1 Corinthians 12:31b–13:13, Luke 4:31–44
Scripture Readings for next week:
Isaiah 6:1–8 (9–13), 1 Corinthians 14:12b–20, Luke 5:1–11
Classes will meet in the lower level from 9:45-10:45. Classes will begin the story, “The Sower.”
Today we continue our study on “Prayers of Confession.” You are invited to join us at 7:30 a.m. for some great Bible study. Good conversation and a fresh cup of coffee.
Pastor’s Sunday class
Next week, February 3, Dr. Scott Yakimow will resume his presentation and our discussion of ethics as we consider the Christian response to challenges in society. Ethics is one of the classes he teaches at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. We appreciate his leading during this special education opportunity.
If you desire copies of any prior lessons, please call the church office and let Pastor Riggs know. Wednesday classes are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The class will meet every Wednesday from now until the end of February. The afternoon and evening classes use the same schedule, so you are welcome at whatever time is convenient from week to week.
February 6 Seven “Sights” Chapters 12-15
February 13 Seven Bowls of Wrath Chapter 16
February 20 Fall of Babylon
February 27 The Millennium & the New Jerusalem
You do not need to read any other book than your Bible to attend. However, if you are interested in reading on your own, a commentary published by Concordia is available for $25. It is marketed as being for the general public but would be a good college textbook on Revelation. Copies are in the back of the church. Speak with Pastor if you wish to purchase a copy.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
The Ladies Bible study meets on Monday January 28 at 11:00 a.m. We will continue our discussion of “Mere Christianity.” If you have the book, read through page 87, “Social Morality.”
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We are continuing a study on “Prayers of Confession.” We will meet next Saturday, February 9. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am.
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 “Many Follow Jesus” found in the gospel of Luke 5:1-11; 6:12-16; 8:1-3. 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.
Welcoming Young Children to Church Faith Milestone
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children and a parent/guardian are invited to join us for a special event to learn more about St. Paul Lutheran Church family and the place we gather to praise God and worship, on Sunday, February 10, at 9:45. This will be a short class at the beginning of the Education Hour. Following the class, students will join Sunday School classes, and parents are free to attend the adult class. Worship blessing will be on Sunday, February 24 at the worship service you normally attend.
Faith Family Reunion Retreat – Saturday, April 27 from 9 am – 3 pm
All of us have someone in our lives who has strayed away from faith in Jesus Christ. How can we reach out not only to the prodigal, but to the parents, families, and friends of prodigals who struggle to know what to do? Join us for a retreat, here at St. Paul, on these important issues and an introduction to a ministry opportunity that churches everywhere can easily implement. Help families welcome home family members who have wandered away. Cost is $5 per participant. Sign up here: http://www.faithfamilyreunion.com/St-Paul-Hamburg-MI or contact Miriam at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School – Save the Date
Mark your calendars for our VBS, Miraculous Mission. Dates for 2019 are: July 29 – August 2.
VBS Volunteer Training will be held on May 19, 2019.
LCMS National Youth Gathering
16 students and 4 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.
Youth Gathering Preparation
Next Bible study and preparation meeting for the National Youth Gathering will be on Sunday, February 24 at 9:45am.
Mark your calendars for our Chili Cook-off and Dessert Auction sponsored by our National Youth Gathering Participants
Sunday, March 3 from 5-6:30 pm. Do you have a prize -winning chili? Watch for details on how to enter your chili!
Youth Late Night – Grades 4-12
Friday, February 8 from 7-11 pm. Join us for games, food, fun and friendship. Please bring a snack to share.
Bringing Hope to the Table: Kroger Food Drive
Thank you to the 44 volunteers of St. Paul who assisted with Kroger’s Bringing Hope to the Table collecting, transporting and sorting the food. We could not manage such an undertaking without you.
The January 26-27 food drive brought in 4,577 pounds of food, $1,440 cash and cards, and 59 shopping carts! 1700 pounds went to Camp Restore Detroit at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. The rest of the proceeds to benefit Daisy’s Pantry at St. Paul
FELLOWSHIP UPDATE – Today is the last day to vote for fun fellowship activities. If you ever have an idea for a fellowship activity, you can still pass it on to Cindy Elowsky, firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-231-3815.
PLAYGOER UPDATE – Sign up will continue to March 10 for “Old Time Religion” being performed at Turkeyville Dinner Theatre in Marshall. So far, we have 12 tickets spoken for. If we have a group of 20, we’ll get the lowest group rate of $38. There are 25 tickets reserved, but more can be added if we let them know soon enough. The synopsis and sign up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.
This event was a result of the Asset Mapping
FEBRUARY 8 at 1 pm
FEBRUARY 22 at 7 p.m.
Informal…Bring a snack and/or a game or puzzle to share.
77TH ANNUAL MICHIGAN DISTRICT LLL CONVENTION
May 4, 2019 | Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth
Elaine Bickel will be the guest speaker at the banquet during the 77th annual Michigan District Lutheran Laymen’s League convention at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth on May 4, 2019. The banquet begins at 5 p.m. All ordained LCMS clergy and laypersons attending for the first time will be admitted free. The theme of the convention banquet is “SENT, Bringing Christ To Everyone.” To register, contact John Raffel at 616.894.2936 or email@example.com no later than April 29.
2019 FAITH FAMILY REUNION ONE-DAY RETREATS
February 9, 2019 | Peace, Ann Arbor
April 27, 2019 | St. Paul, Hamburg
June 29, 2019 | Redeemer, Jackson
Everyone has someone in their life who has strayed away from faith in Jesus Christ. How can we reach out not only to the prodigals but to their parents, family, and friends, who struggle to know what to do? It is important for them to know they are not alone. The Faith Family Reunion retreat will discuss this important issue and introduce a ministry opportunity that churches can easily implement. To register, or learn more go to
In Our Community
Kreft Arts Spring 2019 theatre productions:
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet High School Matinees:
Kreft Center Black Box Theatre February 8 and February 11-15 at 10AM.
Public performances: Tickets: $6
February 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00PM
February 10, 17 at 2:00PM
Tickets: $10 ($8 students and seniors)
Shakespeare’s Hamlet, perhaps the most psychologically complex play ever written, follows the young prince from being “the expectancy and rose of the fair state” to his ultimate destruction.
Sponsored by the Kreft Arts Program in conjunction with The Experimental Performing Arts Association and supported by grants from the Buhr Foundation and the Jensen Foundation, this professional two-hour contemporary dress production is coming to CUAA February 8-17, 2019. The 12 performances include six matinees for high schools and six public performances over two weekends. Find more information at: https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft-arts-program/black-box-theater.html
LACASA – Volunteer for Us
LACASA’s unique charity resale boutique is a fun place to volunteer for a good cause. The LACASA Collection offers new, nearly new and gently-loved furniture, home décor, collectibles, jewelry, accessories, children’s books, games & toys, and clothing for the whole family.
They have a variety of opportunities for you to work on the sales floor or behind the scenes. Scheduling is flexible. You can choose morning, afternoon or evening shifts on weekdays or weekends. Shifts can be two hours or four hours.
Your volunteer work at the store makes a difference in the lives of abuse victims at LACASA Center. All store proceeds go directly to fund critical programs at the center.
If you would like to learn more, contact the Store Volunteer Coordinator at 517.445.5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.