Divine Service Two
Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Malachi 3:1–7b, Philippians 1:2–11, Luke 3:1–14 (15–20)
Scripture Readings for next week:
Zephaniah 3:14–20, Philippians 4:4–7, Luke 7:18–28 (29–35)
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.
Prayer for the Call Committee
We remember in prayer this morning the members of the call committee for our next settled Pastor at St. Paul. They are Stan Bucrek, Jacob Gorkowski, Mike Hausch, Chris Mowers, Chadd Schlamb, Tara Smith, Bob Vedder, and Miriam Yakimow. May the Lord bless their service.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday classes will meet in the Basement. This week we will take a look at, “Advent and Christmas.”
Children’s Christmas Program “What Child is This?”
Join us next week at the 11:00 am service for our Christmas Program, presented by the children and youth of St. Paul.
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 11
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, December 9, we will begin a new study on Intercessory 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 10. 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 have recently begun a new study on “Praying for Others.” See you next Saturday
Kids’ Connection During the 11 am Divine Service
This is a time for 3-year-olds through 2nd-grade students during the 11:00 am Divine Service. The lesson today is “The Annunciation” found in Luke 1:26-38. 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 group – IMAC
Our next event will be a Christmas Party TODAY, Sunday, December 9 from 12:15-2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Come join us for some Minute to Win It style games, cookie creating, and fun led by our youth leadership team.
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 is now offering 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.
This takes place Sunday, December 16!
Let’s Celebrate Jesus’ birth and join our voices together to connect with members who are home bound or may need their spirits lifted. We will have lite lunch together right after the 11:00 a.m. worship (Children’s Christmas Service) and then sing the Christmas joy. We should conclude around 3:00 p.m.
In Our Community
The Lutheran Choralaires, Still have a performance on TODAY at 4:00pm at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (8600 27 Mile Road Washington, MI 48094). Today’s Concert will be a Freewill Offering to benefit both The Choralaires, and Our Redeemer Evangelism Team and Our Redeemer Youth Ministries. For further information contact Dan Ragle, or E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.lutheranchoralaires.org.
Last chance to attend A Manor Christmas December 2, 2018
Concordia University is proud to announce the return of A Manor Christmas! Voted as the second most popular place to be in Ann Arbor during that weekend last year, this new holiday tradition will offer more activities, more vendors, and more Christmas spirit for guests of all ages. Activities include: tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for Christmas by professional designers, a unique Festival of Trees, premium artificial pre-lit trees for sale, and a European-style Christmas market.
Tickets are $5.00 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt and $7 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt plus self-guided tour of the historic Earhart Manor. The guided tours will run every half hour. Buy your tickets early to secure your desired time. Each tour is expected to sell out. Private group tours are available. Call 734-665-7912 for more information.
Night on the Red Carpet
Emagine is hosting this private, VIP debut—and covering all the expenses—to benefit two local charities, Gleaners & LACASA Center. Friday, Dec. 14, Party starts – 6 p.m. Ribbon cutting – 6:30 p.m. Emagine Hartland, 10495 Hartland Square Drive, Hartland
Film buffs, movie lovers and people who enjoy being “in the know” are invited to experience a Night on the Red Carpet at the new Emagine Hartland.
Be the first to explore this state-of-the-art cinematic venue and all of its luxury offerings. The theater isn’t open to the public until the following day, Saturday, Dec. 15. This one-time event offers you the opportunity to tour the entire facility during a private celebration.
You’ll be treated like a celebrity from the moment you arrive!
- Cruise up to the entrance for Valet Parking
- Enjoy live entertainment in the plush lobby
- Sip on craft cocktails, wine or local brews on tap
- Nibble on gourmet hors d’oeuvres
- Strike a pose for red carpet photos
- Enter the Silver Screen Drawing for prizes
- Wander and explore this 55,000 square-foot venue
- Watch a full-length film…or bop into any or all 10 movies at your leisure
- Test out the heated reclining seats, a first in Michigan
- Last, but not least, enjoy unlimited popcorn, candy and pop
- Attire: Casual, dressy or theatrical…your choice!
Tickets: $75 and can be purchased online or at:
LACASA Collection, 120 W. Highland Road, Kroger/Crossroads Plaza, Howell
Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
A Community Meal at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, 2201 Old US 23 Highway, Brighton, for those who are physically, socially or spiritually hungry, be our 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. No transportation available.
Chrismon Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is for the children and the curious. Either before the worship service or after the worship service, investigate the tree in the church and see if you can find these five featured Chrismons. When you find all five, bring this paper to Mary Brandau to receive your prize.