Divine Service Three
Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Zephaniah 3:14–20, Philippians 4:4–7, Luke 7:18–28 (29–35)
Scripture Readings for next week:
Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-56)
Do you feel like everyone is losing the Christmas Spirit? Advent Services at 7:00pm Wednesdays will rejuvenate your spirit with the joy of the Birth of Christ. Enjoy Simple Supper at 6:00pm with your church family.
Christmas Caroling to our Shut-in Members
Join us TODAY following the 11 am service to carol to some of our shut-in members. We will gather for lunch, do some organizing of carols, etc., and head out to sing at 1:15 pm. Please join us as we share the love of Jesus with others.
Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex
Christmas is a time of many visitors and with all the extra services, more helpers are needed to serve. Please take a look at the sign up sheets in the narthex for a time that you would be able to help out.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
This Week in Sunday School
There will be no regular classes today due to the Christmas program at 11:00 am. Please join us next week as we continue with the story, “Advent and Christmas.”
Sunday’s Readings Bible Study
Every Sunday we hear three Bible readings in the Divine Service. These Bible readings reflect the current church calendar and usually serve as the basis for the sermon. This Bible study helps them come to life. The class meets in the Upper Room, the divided portion of the Large Fellowship Hall.
Matthew Chapter 12
What does it mean to follow Jesus? That will be the question we return to repeatedly as we study the Gospel of Matthew one chapter at a time. This class is during the education hour between services. Hope you can be with us.
Today, we continued the study on Intercessory Prayer focusing on John 17: 1-26, the prayer of Jesus for us. Next week we will learn what the Apostle Paul teaches regarding prayer. Fresh Brew meets on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am in the Large Fellowship Hall.
Wednesdays from January 9-February 27 we will have a Bible study on the book of Revelation. If there is interest, we will have a daytime session. There will be evening class at 7 p.m. Let Pastor Bob know if you would come either late morning or early afternoon on Wednesdays. Here is the schedule
- January 9 Chapter 1 & Introduction
- January 16 Chapters 2-3 Seven Letters to the 7 Church
- January 23 Chapters 4-8:3 Seven Seals
- January 30 Chapters 8: 4-11 Seven Trumpets
- February 6 Chapters 12-15 Seven “Sights” (12:1 a sign; 13:2 “I saw.. 13:11 “then I saw…” 14:1 “then I looked..” 14:6 “then I saw…” 14:14 “then I looked” 15: 1 “I saw…”)
- February 13 Chapters 16 Seven Bowls of Wrath
- February 20 Chapters 17-18 Fall of Babylon
- February 27 Chapters 20-22 The Millennium & the New Jerusalem
If you are interested in reading a commentary on Revelation, there is one by Concordia for $25. Speak with Pastor if you would like to look at it or purchase a copy. We have several available. You do not need to read it to be in the class.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
This study will meet tomorrow, December 17. We continue our study of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. Tomorrow our discussion continues, if possible ready through page 65. We meet at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We are continuing a study on “Praying for Others.” See you next Saturday
Kids’ Connection will not meet this Sunday. Children, families are encouraged to hear the wonderful story of Jesus birth as told by our children.
Family Advent Challenge
The Family Advent Challenge is here again! Join us each week through e-news or Facebook (either the St. Paul page https://www.facebook.com/stpaulhamburg or the Private St. Paul Hamburg Virtual Fellowship Hall) for your weekly challenge. Those who interact in some way (either a comment on a post, an email response, etc.) will be entered into our prize drawing. Advent Family Devotions will be available to accompany the challenge in the narthex! Paper copies of the Advent Challenge will also be available.
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.
Open Shop Days
Daisy’s Food 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.
In Our Community
Christmas Eve Dinner
Community Meal at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, 2201 Old US 23 Highway, Brighton, For those who are physically, socially or spiritually hungry, they invite you to be their guests. Reservations are required for planning purposes. Please leave a message on or before Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the parish office 810.229.8624. ext. 119 or email: email@example.com. No transportation available.
Double Your Donation
This Tuesday, December 18, Kroger is doubling all donations made, through midnight, to ensure every family we serve can enjoy a Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Holiday. You can give us a head start by donating now. Go to gleaners.org to donate. Help local families to avoid being hungry.
Lutheran Summer Music
Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) is the nation’s premiere faith-based music academy for high school students.
In addition to advanced musical instruction and numerous performance opportunities, LSM students form an intentional community, living together for four weeks on a Lutheran college campus. Since 1981, this unique and immersive program has guided the lives of young musicians, who credit LSM as the starting place for their future careers and vocations.
LSM 2019 will take place June 23-July 21 at Valparaiso University
Going to the National Youth Gathering in 2019?
LSM Half Session available June 23-July 7! This is an excellent option for students who are committed to attending the Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.
NEW APP AVAILABLE!
The Lutheran Hour’ Mobile App
You can take The Lutheran Hour® program with you anywhere you go! An updated mobile app is now available for the world’s longest-running Christian outreach radio program!
- Play or download the audio or read the text of the program’s current sermon
- Search and play a sermon from The Lutheran Hour archive
- Save your favorite sermons for easy access
- Share sermons with your friends and family directly from the app!
LHM Video Bible Studies Mobile App
Take a minute to download the free LHM Video Bible Studies app from Lutheran Hour Ministries! When you do you have immediate access to award-winning, original Bible studies with streaming video, study guides, downloads, and more – the Studies app puts a host of Christ-centered tools at your fingertips
Project Connect’ Mobile App
As a topical booklet ministry Project Connect, from Lutheran Hour Ministries, is an excellent evangelism resource. It gives congregations and individuals an outreach program that works and is easy to maintain. This app not only allows you to download and share these great resources, but to listen to high quality recordings as well.
Topic categories include “Abuse Addiction”, “Domestic Violence”, and “Life Skills.
Our sincerest thanks to all of the volunteers that helped successfully provide Christmas Baskets with food for the body and soul to 55 families in need in our community.