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Bulletin Announcements Feb. 16 – Feb. 23

6th Sunday after Epiphany
February 16, 2020   April 8, 2018    

Please Join us as we follow Christ on the Journey to Calvary

Ash Wednesday,
Feb. 26
“Upper Room:  Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet”      John 13:1-20
March 4            “Jesus Prayed in Gethsemane”  Matthew 26:36-46
March 11    “Jesus is Betrayed, Deserted & Arrested” Matthew 26:47-56
March 18    “Trial before the High Priest”
Matthew 26:57-68
March 25  “Trial before Pilate”
Matthew 27:11-23
April 1  “The Verdict”  Matthew 27:24-31
Maundy Thursday April 9 
Good Friday April 10

Wednesdays from March 4-April 1 we will have a soup supper.  Please sign up if you can supply food that evening. 

Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Deuteronomy 30:15–20, 1 Corinthians 3:1–9, Matthew 5:21–37

Scripture Readings for Next Week
Exodus 24:8–18, 2Peter 1:16–21, Matthew 17:1–9

Christian Education

Sunday School Classes
All classes, grades preschool-grade 6, meet in the lower level of the church building at 9:45 am for an opening. Following the group opening, classes are dismissed by age levels into their classrooms. We will study “The Red Sea.”

ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Today, Pastor Riggs will continue a study of the book of Romans.

Fresh Brew
Today we will begin a study titled “Vanishing Grace: Bringing Good News to a deeply Divided World” by Philip Yancey. Lesson subtitles are: ‘We Got Problems,’ ‘What Can We Do About It?’ ‘Who Are the Grace Dispensers?’ ‘Is It Really Good News?’ and ‘Holy Subversives.’ We invite you 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
Women’s Bible study will meet on Monday, February 17. We begin a Bible study on the book of Ephesians titled “Called.” See you on Monday at 11:00 am.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men, we will meet next Saturday, February 22. We have recently started a new video course titled “Called” based on Ephesians. Join us for a healthy breakfast, some good conversation and a great Bible study. We meet Saturdays at 8:30 am.

New Adult Study on Sunday morning, during Education Hour (starting at 9:45 am) “So the Next Generation Will Know” by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace. This next generation, quite literally, has the potential to change the world. If you’re raising, grandparenting, mentoring or teaching Generation Z, the study, backed by the latest research with great ideas for activities, teaching and training. This course will span over 8 weeks. Join them in the Upper Room.

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 “An Angel Visits Joseph” found in Matthew 1:18-25. 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.

4th-6th Grade Youth
Our plans for February are to join the 7th/8th grade group (LAC) today. They will be going to Iron Grip in Brighton.  See note below for the LAC group about Iron Grip.

Save the Date
VBS for 2020 is July 27-31. Mark your calendars to join us for this event!

Youth

Youth Bible Study
Youth Bible Study for High School students meets on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 am. The topic is titled “Stewardship of Creation” based on Genesis 1:26-31, Psalm 8 and Psalm 148. High school students meet in room 4 on the lower level.

Holy Huddle (confirmation students)
This group will continue meeting on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 am. Today our study focuses on Psalm 25:1-3, Isaiah 43 ad John 1:14 as it helps us to understand Vocation. See you all today in the Holy Huddle classroom.

Senior High Youth will have the opportunity to participate in the gathering “Anchored in Hope.”  This is the theme for the LCMS Michigan District Youth Gathering, June 28-July 1, 2020. Registration is now open (deadline is March 1, 2020). See Mike Hausch for registration form. The registration deposit is $100, and it is our goal to raise all additional costs through fund raising.

Senior High Lock-In, Friday, February 28 is hosted by Concordia Youth Ministries (CYM) from Concordia University, Ann Arbor. We will be taking a LEAP into some great community building, some good opportunities for growing in confident faith, some fun games and of course some good food. The event begins at 7:00 pm Friday, February 28 and ends Saturday, February 29, at 8:00 am – right after breakfast. The cost is $5 and sign up deadline is Wednesday, February 26.

We are going to Iron Grip Ninja
Are you an American Ninja Warrior?” Test your skills climbing “The Wall”, conquering “The Spider” and much more!!! We will meet at S. Paul, on Sunday, February 16, at 4:00 pm. We will leave the church at 2:30 pm and arrive back at 5:30pm. Important! Parents are welcome to attend. We must have a ratio of 1 adult for every 2 kids. Participants should wear athletic wear (gym clothes) and MUST wear tennis shoes. Cost: $15 for participants. Please bring your money (cash or check payable to St Paul Lutheran Church) with you. No cost for chaperones.

Compassionate Care

Daisy’s Pantry
Daisy’s Pantry offers 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.

Lost and Found – Last Chance!
Today is your last chance to look through the items left behind at St. Paul during the past year.  Stop in the Fellowship Hall today before these goodies find a new home.

Fellowship News
We are getting a group together March 13 @ 5 pm at Captain Joe’s Grill for dinner followed with SING! An A Capella Concert held at Whitmore Lake High School at 7 pm Groups that will be performing include Decibelles from the Brighton area, Evergreen from Eastern Michigan University, Amazin’ Blue from University of Michigan, Everyone Can Sing Chorus from Whitmore Lake, and the Whitmore Lake Middle School and High School choirs. There will be a concession stand, a 50/50 drawing, and a couple of baskets to be raffled. This is a fundraiser for the Whitmore Lake Foundation for Education Excellence, which supports special programs at Whitmore Lake Schools. St. Paul member, Ramona Meadows, is President of the Foundation. More information about the programs supported can be found at www.wlfee.org. Tickets are $10, there’s a signup sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

LWML

LWML ANN ARBOR ZONE
If any of the Ladies of St. Paul have been thinking about starting a Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, SAVE THESE DATES!
Spring, 2020

MONDAY, MARCH 9 – ANN ARBOR ZONE BOARD MEETING
2 – 4 pm at St. Luke Ann Arbor, 4205 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor 48108
 Open to representatives from each society

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 – ANN ARBOR ZONE PRAYER SERVICE
“Living in Love, Bearing Fruit” 9 – 11:00 am at MOST Ministries
655 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor 48108. RSVP to fuzzy_sergeant@yahoo.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – ANN ARBOR ZONE “SPRING FLING”
9 am – 12:30 pm, Shepherd of the Lakes, 2101 South Hacker Road, Brighton 48114. RSVP to jbgallmeyer@gmail.com

Please mark these dates on your calendar and bring a friend to learn more about LWML and what it means to “serve the Lord with gladness.”  Look for more details to follow!

Mens Retreat                                                         

2020 OUR SHEPHERD LUTHERAN MEN’S RETREAT

God’s Extraordinary Grace for Ordinary Men

2 Corinthians 12:9

Friday, March 20, 2020 – Sunday, March 22, 2020

To read the biblical story is to read the Word of God whose extraordinary grace pursues ordinary people who struggle with personal failures, family problems, loneliness, and a long list of other weaknesses and challenges.  Their stories are still our stories today, and their God is still our God.  We will immerse ourselves in these biblical narratives to better understand who we are, who our Savior is, and how the Old Testament continues to testify to the lord of mercy. http://ourshepherd.net/mens-ministry/  to register.

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