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Bulletin Announcements Feb. 23 – Mar. 1

Divine Service 1

Scripture Readings for This Week

Scripture Readings for today:

Exodus 24:8–18, 2Peter 1:16–21, Matthew 17:1–9

2/23        Job 18:1-21                             John 7:32-53

2/24        Job 19:1-12,21-27                   John 8:1-20

2/25        Job 20:1-23,29                         John8:21-38

2/26        Genesis 1:1-19                        Mark 1:1-13

2/27        Genesis 1:20-2:3                     Mark 1:14-28,

2/28        Genesis 2:4-25                        Mark 1:29-45

2/29        Genesis 3:1-24                        Mark 2:1-17

Scripture Readings for Next Week

Genesis 3:1–21, Roman 5:12–19, Matthew 4:1–11

Call Update

Congregational Call Meeting – Sunday, March 8

On Sunday, March 8 at 12:15 pm we will be having a congregational call meeting to issue a Divine Call to our next settled pastor. The call committee has begun interviewing pastors in order to recommend candidates to the congregation on March 8. Many of the pastors on our call list are also listed on call lists for other congregations. Because of this, the call committee is working quickly to choose candidates to present.

Join us for a Prayer Service for Pastoral Candidates on Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm. Information about recommended candidates will be presented at this service and we will gather as a community to pray for each of the candidates.

The Journey to Calvary

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

Ash Wednesday February 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
April 9                                                                                      Maundy Thursday

April 10   Good Friday

Wednesdays from March 4-April 1 we will have a simple supper which starts at 6pm.  Please sign up if you can supply food that evening. Lenten Vespers begin at 7pm.

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 24. 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 29. 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.

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.

Lent in a Bag: A Visual Faith Devotion

Families and individuals are encouraged to take join us on our Lent in a Bag devotion for Lent. A devotion booklet with guided conversations, questions, prayers, and other activities can be found in the church entryway or near the coffee in the fellowship hall. Each week those using the visual faith devotion will have a new item to discuss that helps us reflect on the Lenten season

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.

Calendar for Feb. 23-Mar. 1 StPaulHamburg.com/calendar   Sunday 2/23 Fresh Brew Bible study                7:30am Divine Service                             8:30am Education Hour                          9:45am Worship w/ Kids Connection      11:00am One Another Group                    5:00pm
Confirmation                             6:30pm Monday 2/24 Quilters                                     9:00am Women’s Bible Study                11:00am Cub scouts                                 6:30pm One Another Group                    7:00pm Tuesday 2/25 Old Timers                                9:00pm Knitting Group                           1:00pm Boy scouts                                 7:00pm Wednesday 2/26 Ash Wednesday Service            12:00pm Food Pantry                               1:00pm Ash Wednesday Service              7:00pm Friday 2/28 One Another Group                  10:00am One Another Group                    7:00pm Senior High Lock-in                     7:00pm Saturday 2/29 Senior High Lock in Men’s Bible Study                       8:30am
AA/ALanon                              10:30am Sunday 3/1 Fresh Brew Bible study                7:30am Divine Service                             8:30am Education Hour                          9:45am Worship w/ Kids Connection      11:00am One Another Group                    5:00pm
Confirmation                             6:30pm                                                         BIRTHDAYS Feb 24  Beverly Berczel, Jeremy Bassett, Sara Gobles Feb 25  Bill Marra, Pat Powell Feb 27  Emmett Parsley, John Poelstra, Russell Spiegelberg       ANNIVERSARIES Feb 23  Scott and Kelly Bone Feb 27  Lewis and Barbara Camp                  

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 ishosted 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.

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.

Fellowship News

An A Capella Concert held at Whitmore Lake High School

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

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.        

God’s Blessings: Use Them – Share Them, Camp Restore – June 21-27

As God’s people at St. Paul, each one of us has been created and blessed to know the message of salvation, the peace of sin forgiven, and the joy of a relationship with our Savior. And as St. Paul says to all of us in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Knowing that God’s already done the preparation for us, we have an opportunity this summer to share the blessings of our God at Camp Restore in Detroit. Our responsibility is to respond to the need for volunteers to work alongside this ministry in one of many capacities – VBS or sports camp volunteer, construction, clean-up of neighborhoods, etc. The first information and training session for interested teens through senior citizens is scheduled for April 5 during Education Hour. In the meantime, to express an interest or ask a question, contact Barb Nettleton at 810-355-4350 or maxbarb@chartermi.net

God knows what needs to be done! Is He asking you to take advantage of this opportunity to be one of the “doers” of His word and work?

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