Bulletin Announcements Mar. 8 – Mar. 15

Divine Service 3

Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Exodus 17:1–7, Roman 5:1–8, John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

3/15                        Genesis 27:30-45; 28:10-22                    Mark 9:1-13  

3/16                        Genesis 29:1-30                                        Mark 9:14-32

3/17                        Genesis 35:1-29                                           Mark 9:33-50

3/18                        Genesis 37:1-36                                          Mark 10:1-12         

3/19                        Genesis 39:1-23                                         Mark 10:13-31       

3/20                        Genesis 40:1-23                                           Mark 10:32-52

3/21                        Genesis 41:1-27                                         Mark 11:1-19

Scripture Readings for Next Week
Isaiah 42:14–21, Ephesians 5:8–14, John 9:1–41, or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

Call Update

Our congregation issued a call last Sunday to Pastor Jeffery Burgess of Mancelona, MI.  As he considers whether or not to accept our call or continue in his present ministry, please pray that the Lord will lead him, and his wife Bailey, in the decision that is made.

The Journey to Calvary

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

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.

Lilies for the Altar

The Altar Society will again be taking orders for Easter Lilies to decorate the chancel area. These are all purchased by members of the congregation in honor or in memory of a loved one, or to the Glory of God. If you would like to add to the beauty of the Chancel area on Easter Morning, order forms are included in the bulletin. At least 20 are needed.

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 “Wandering in the Wilderness.”


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

Fresh Brew

Today we continue 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, March 16, we will continue our Bible study on the book of Ephesians. This week the lesson is titled “Called to Share.” See you on Monday morning at 11:00 am.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men, we will meet next Saturday, March 21. We have recently started a new video course titled 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 “Boy Jesus in the Temple” found in Luke 2. 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: Week #3 — ROCK

Are there things that can trip you up like when you trip on a rock?

Follow along with our Lent in a Bag devotion guide with questions, discussion, challenge activities, prayer, and a hymn.

Vacation Bible School

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

Vacation Bible School – We need you!

Please consider helping with our VBS in some way this year. It takes many different people with various skills to put together an amazing week for our kids. Volunteer information forms are in the church entryway. There are opportunities for those who can be around for the week, those who can do preparation work, and those who might only be able to help for one day. Every little bit helps tremendously and lets our young people know they are important!


Youth Bible Study

Youth Bible Study for High School students meets on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 am. The topic is titled “Surprise.” High school students meet in room 4 on the lower level.

Holy Huddle: 7th and 8th graders – confirmands    

This group will continue meeting on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 am. Today our study focuses on “Called to Witness” based on 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, John 20:1-23. Meet today in the Holy Huddle classroom.

The Escape Room is our destination for our March activity. Today, Sunday, March 15 – meet at church at 12:15 to do a couple things and then off to ESCAPE. Sign up in advance was necessary. The cost is $15 (a portion of the cost is covered by St. Paul.)

Senior High Late Night, March 21, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Lock-In (February 28) was loads of fun so since the dinner theater has been delayed, we will enjoy a “Late Night” in its place. Some community good times, some challenging conversations (at  least some challenges directed at me), some Bible conversations, and some games  –  Assassin????, Board games, if you have a fun board game – bring it and bring a snack to share! Confirmands 2020 are also invited.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive– March 17

The upcoming Blood Drive is from 1pm-6:45pm. Volunteers and cookies are needed. Appointments can be made online. If you can help, please contact Barb Wahls 734-878-9332.



We will be organizing a Soles 4 Souls shoe drive the week of March 21 – 28 to gather shoes and to invite people of our community to celebrate the gifts of Jesus’ resurrection this Easter season. We need volunteers to distribute informative flyers between March 21 – 25, and gather shoes on Saturday, March 28. Watch for and listen to Sunday morning announcements for more detailed information.

Camp Restore Detroit  June 21 – 27, 2020

People of St. Paul! We need YOU for THE BIG WEEK 2020 at Camp Restore Detroit! Over 100 volunteers of all ages, skills, and abilities are needed to fill volunteer positions in Vacation Bible schools, an A2E Sports Camp, construction, blight removal, and more! Contact Barb Nettleton (maxbarb@chartermi.net or 810 355 4350) or Mike Hausch for more information and to be part of Team Restore!

Camp Concordia Opportunity

Did you know a high percentage of Lutheran pastors and teachers chose to go into full-time ministry at or through a camp experience?  Camp Concordia is hiring summer staff for June/July. If you desire to serve in ministry, apply at CampConcordia.org/employment

Lutheran Women in Mission

St. Luke Lutheran Women in Mission will be hosting a dine-to-donate Fundraiser at Haab’s on Sunday, March 29. Simply mention this article and 25% of your bill will be donated to helping send representatives from this organization to the Michigan District Convention. Haabs is located at 18 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

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