Aug 11 – 18 Bulletin announcements

Scripture Readings for This Week 

Scripture Readings for today:  

Genesis 15:1–6, Hebrews 11:1–16, Luke 12:22–34 (35–40) 

8/111 Samuel 26:1-251 Corinthians 5:1-13 

8/12 1 Samuel 28:3-251 Corinthians 6:1-20 

8/14 2 Samuel 1:1-271 Corinthians 7:25-40 

8/13 1 Samuel 31:1-131 Corinthians 7:1-24  

8/15 2 Samuel 5:1-251 Corinthians 8:1-13 

8/16 2 Samuel 6:1-19 1 Corinthians 9:1-23 

  • 8/17 2 Samuel 7:1-17 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:22 

Scripture Readings for Next Week  

Jeremiah. 23:16–29, Hebrews 11:17–31 (32–40); 12:1–3, Luke 12:49–53 (54–56) 


Today we welcome in the waters of Holy Baptism Ellie Anna Darbonne. She is the daughter of Shelby Suter and John Darbonne. Her godparents are Andrew White and Crystal White   

Spiritual Oversight 

Voters’ Meeting 

August 11 between services will be a regular meeting. The purpose of the meeting is a routine mid-year financial update. 


Call Committee is in the process of interviewing three pastors. With the possibility of a call meeting on August 25th, members may read the candidates Personal Information Form and Self-evaluation Tool located in the church office. As before, these documents are not to leave the office building. 

Try our Monday Evening Services! 

Monday evening services continue until August 26. If you are not able to be with us this Summer on Sundays, hope to see you on Monday! 

Christian Education 

Sunday School 

Preschool through grade 6 (2018-2019 school year) will meet in the lower level of the church building today. Summer classes will combine all ages (preschool through finished grade 6). Our story today is “David Runs for His life” where we learn about how David flees from Saul’s wrath in 1 Samuel 24. We learn that God helps us show mercy. 

Adult Education Hour  

SO, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? Like several of the letters written by the apostle Paul, they begin with a foundation of truth about God. How that truth is lived out in discipleship is the second part of the message. Today during the adult education hour, we will look at the third chapter of the letter of Colossians You are invited and encouraged to join us as the Lord guides us through His Word. 

Community Outreach Ministry Action Team has created a plan to reach new homeowners in our community with the love of Jesus in a tangible way. We will be presenting new residents with several gifts and some information about our church and community. We now need members of our church family to come alongside of us to present these gifts. We will be offering training on Sunday, August 25 from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in the Upper Room. However, if there is a call meeting, the training for this day will be rescheduled. A second training opportunity will be offered on 
Monday, August 26, at 8:00 p.m. Join us to make a genuine difference in our community. This meeting time remains the same.  

Fresh Brew 

We have begun a book study on “Not Forsaken” by Louie Giglio. The author does a great job of reminding us we have a wonderful heavenly Father who will not forsake us. You are invited to join us at 7:30 am for some Bible study, conversation and a cup of coffee. There is room for you around the table.  

Monday Women’s Bible Study 

The Ladies Bible will meet tomorrow Monday, August 12, we will begin a study of the prophet Hosea led by Pastor Riggs. This will continue for the next several weeks.  

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study 

Men will enjoy a healthy breakfast together, and then you are invited to join in the new Bible study topic, “Paul’s letter to the Romans.” We will meet next Saturday, August 17. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am.  

Family Ministry 

Kids’ Connection During the 11 am Divine Service 

This activity is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd-grade students during the 11:00 am Divine Service. The lesson today is “False and True Fasts” found in Isaiah 58. 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. 

Blessing of the Backpacks will be on Sunday, August 25. All teachers, school administrators and staff, and students of any age are asked to bring their backpacks/briefcases in for a special blessing as part of our worship services. 

Fall Festival September 8th from 12-3 pm 

Make plans to join us on Sunday, September 8th for our community festival at St. Paul. There are lots of fun activities planned for the day including: bounce houses, games, the VBS band, food, and fellowship. Please consider who you might be able to invite to join us for this event from your neighborhood, friends, or family. The event is free and is a great way to introduce St. Paul to anyone who might be looking for a church. Volunteers will be needed for set up and clean up, running games, cooking desserts (bars only, no cakes or pies), and gathering items for our door prizes. Watch for more information in the upcoming weeks about ways to help, and flyers to invite others. 

Sunday of Service – October 6th  

We will be providing an opportunity to connect the members of St. Paul to their neighbor through acts of service on Sunday, October 6. A ministry action team is working to identify local work projects in the community of Hamburg, through our Compassionate Care ministry, and from needs of St. Paul members. Congregational members will have the opportunity to sign up for specific work projects as a family, both on and off-site, to share the love of Jesus through our working hands. Members will be sent out to work following our worship service and will return for a luncheon. All ages, abilities, and mobility levels will have opportunities to serve. Please let the church office know of any work projects that you or someone else might need assistance with around their homes. 


Holy Huddle (7th and 8th grade students) and the High School Bible study will not meet this Sunday. Youth please join the adult Bible study today. We will be back together August 18. Our topic will be ‘speaking of Jesus: 50 Easy Ways to #sharejesus.’ Some of the topics will include “Embrace of the Mystery of Jesus,” “Take the Cuffs Off,” “Be for Something, Not Just Against Things,” “Believe in People Like Jesus Believes in People,” “Seize Crazy Opportunities,” “Friending the Untouchables,” “Always Default to Jesus,” and more. We meet in the High School Bible study room from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. 

Confirmation classes begin the week of August 19! Parents and students are required to attend an orientation meeting on Sunday, August 18, at 12:15 pm – right after the 11:00 am worship service. (An Orientation make-up meeting will be Tuesday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m.) The schedule for the week is Monday and Tuesday, August 19-20, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 25 from 12:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Parents and students: See you at orientation on Sunday, August 19! A make-up orientation will be Tuesday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m.  

Compassionate Care  


Our food pantry is in desperate need of cooking oil and canned tomatoes. Thank you for supporting this community outreach ministry!

God’s Garden Goodness – Stop in the fellowship hall today and take home the fresh produce that our garden is producing. During the week, help yourself to these goodies by checking out the refrigerator in the kitchen or checking the counter for tomatoes and other items. Of course, donations are always accepted.  

END DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION – Psalm 139: 13 For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 

Signatures are currently being collected throughout Michigan to place in front of voters on November 3, 2020 legislation to ban this type of abortion. Stop by the table in the Narthex this morning for more information and to add your signature to the petition. Signatures must be collected by county, so be sure to add your signature to the correct form.  

National LCMS Youth Gathering Is History  

– but not really! Our REAL, PRESENT, GOD continues to be present with us as our attending young people and adults live their lives and share their stories. On Sunday, August 25 during both worship services, young people and adults who joined the Gathering will make a valiant effort to capture 5 days into an accurate summary of God’s workings on each of us during this event. Please join us to hear our story. Again, the date is August 25 at both the 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services.  

In Our Community 

You are invited 

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Laurence Laban and Patti Griffiths

You are invited to Trinity Lutheran Church for our Meals with a Mission Thursday, August 15 at 6 pm. Our Meals with a Mission program is a way to touch base with our community by helping local community outreach and overseas Missionaries. Our special guests for the evening are Laurence Laban and Patti Griffiths, co-founders of Next Life Foundation, a Christian vocational training center in Tanzania, East Africa. Laurence lives in Arusha, Tanzania and Patti lives in Okoboji, Iowa; only God could orchestrate a ministry developing out of these two followers of Christ. Join us for a light meal and hear how the Muslim village of Mbuguni, Tanzania welcomes Next Life Foundation to teach their young people and mamas a trade as they gently share the Gospel and let the Holy Spirit change the hearts of the people they touch. 

 RSVP Appreciated to trinitylutheranpinckney@yahoo.com or 734-878-5977 

A Sweet Event to Benefit Pregnancy Help Clinic 

Where help meets hope. The Pregnancy Help Clinic provides hope for women and men in crisis pregnancy situation. On Saturday, September 14, the ministry of Pregnancy Help Clinic. Will be hosting their Love Life Chocolate Salk. This is a family friendly fundraiser where fundraising walkers are issued tickets to use as they wish to pick up yummy chocolate treats at participating businesses in Downtown Howell. Activities for Children will be set up at the Livingston County Courthouse. You have the opportunity to support women and their babies in our community by joining in on this event. 

The Pregnancy Help Clinic serves over 400 families in our community each year. This ministry provides medical services for Moms, when they first find out they are pregnant and parenting resources until their children are 3 years old. They support moms and dads with personal parent mentors, education and baby supplies. Each day, the Pregnancy Help Clinic shares love and uncompromising truth of the Bible while pointing each towards life-affirming options.  

Your support will impact lives today ad for generations. For registration information Https//secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/?e=18474 

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