Feb 2-Feb 9 Bulletin Announcements

Scripture Readings for This Week

Scripture Readings for today:

Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 4:12-25

2/2       Zechariah 12:1-13:9                Titus 1:1-26
2/3       Zechariah 14:1-21                   Titus 2:7-3:15
2/4        Job 1:1-22                                  John 1:1-18
2/5          Job 2:1-3:10            John 1:19-34
2/6        Job 3:11-26                               John 1:35-51
2/7        Job 4:1-21                            John 2:1-12
2/8        Job 5:1-27                               John 2:13-25

Scripture Readings for Next Week

Isaiah 58:3–9a, 1Corinthians 2:1–12 (13–16), Matthew 5:13–20

New Beginnings

Let’s Begin the New Year Together with God’s Word + Friends

Existing Groups

  • Fresh Brew study at church on Sundays at 7:30 am led by Mike Hausch
  • Sunday evenings study at home of Scott & Kelly Bone—new topic in January
  • Monday women’s study at church at 11 am led by Mike Hausch
  • Saturday men’s study & breakfast at church at 8:30 am led by Mike Hausch

New “One Another” Groups

The title comes from the many times the Lord calls us to care for “one another”.  In short, they are opportunities to get to know one another as we look at a Scripture and pray for each other.  Groups meet two times a month.  To make it easy to remember, it is first and last week of each month beginning with the last week of January and will conclude the last week of April.  If you miss the first session or two, you would still be welcomed to give it a try.  Opportunities are:

  • Last & First Sunday of January-April at 5 pm
  • Last & First Monday of January-April at 7 pm
  • Last & First Friday of January-April at 10 am
  • Last & First Friday of January-April at 7 pm

Sunday evenings at 5 pm we will arrange for childcare—let us know if you are bringing children so we can be sure to have enough “hands on deck”. Initial meetings will be at church. Either Pastor Bob or Mike Hausch will lead with the goal that each group will have an assistant who will be a future leader.

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 Plagues.”


Today, Pastor Riggs has begun a study of the book of Romans.

Fresh Brew

We continue our study “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 and teaching is for you. 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 3. We will begin a study on the prophet Malachi. See you on Monday at 11:00 am.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men, we will meet next Saturday, February 8. We have recently started a new video course titled “Called” based 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, starting today 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 “The Lord is My Shepherd” found in Psalm 23. 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.

Prayer Faith Milestone on Sunday, February 2

This faith milestone is for 1st and 2nd grade students (who have not participated in this milestone) and a parent or guardian. Our focus in this milestone is prayer and talking with God. Children and parents will learn about prayer in special hands-on activities and learning stations. Each child will have a prayer partner. In order to assign prayer partners, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/PrayerPartners2020

The prayer faith milestone blessing will be on Sunday, February 12, at the service you normally attend.

4th-6th Grade Youth

Our plans for February are to join the 7th/8th grade group (LAC) on February 16. They will be going to Iron Grip in Brighton. Once I have details from them, I will fill you in on the plans.

Save the Date

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


Youth Bible Study for High School students meets on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 am. Questions for God: Is it okay that I feel awkward when I talk about God? Based on Matthew 13:3-8. High school students meet in room 4 on the lower level.

Holy Huddle (confirmation students) will continue meeting on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 am.  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.

Chili Cookoff to support students attending the Michigan District Lutheran Youth Gathering this next summer will be Sunday, February 9, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm Guests will have the opportunity to sample some great chilis, enjoy a tasty dessert, have some great fun and fellowship with the family of faith here at St. Paul. The cost is $10 for an individual guest and $25 for a family.  Tickets will be on sale through Sunday morning February 9, either from one of the student participants or at the church office during the week.    

Senior High Lock-In, Friday, February 28 is hosted by Concordia Youth Ministries(CYM) from Concordia University, Ann Arbor is 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 NinjaAre 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 4:15pm and arrive back at 6:45pm. 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 on March 16th. No cost for chaperones. Please sign up by Sunday, February 9.

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.

Daisy’s Food Pantry Today is the last day for the Kroger food Drive. Tell your friends to do their shopping today and help those in need.

Volunteers needed

The Pantry really needs a few more of the following volunteers. More hands make lighter work.

Helpers to pick up food from Kroger on Tuesdays – Takes approximately 1 hour

People to help with stock and rotating—One Wednesday a month for 4 hours 

Talk to Barb Giermanski or email Barbara Giermanski (bgiermanski@aol.com)

Looking for Some Unique Shopping?

Think about a shopping trip to Love INC’s retail store

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) is a local faith based non-profit organization that works with over 60 partner churches to help people in need in Livingston County. The Resale Shop is run 100% by volunteers!

The Resale Store is located at: 1225 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843

Love Inc Fund Raiser!
When: Wednesday, Feb 5, 11am till midnight.

Where: Buffalo Wild Wings, Latson Rd., Howell

Why: 20% of your bill will be Donated to Love, Inc

What: Get your coupon from the Bulletin board in the narthex, To turn in when you pay: AND Enjoy lunch or dinner!

Storybook dresses at fairytale prices!

Cinderella’s Closet, a program of LACASA Center, offers teens a place to shop for nearly-new prom and homecoming dresses for just $25. (Some scholarships are available.) The Closet is open twice a year, during prom season in April and homecoming season in September. They do ask to see school IDs upon making a purchase. This bi-yearly event is held at Snedicor’s Green Earth Cleaners, 8688 W. Grand River Ave., Brighton. (In the strip mall with Brighton Tux Shop and Gus’s Carry Out, near the Meijer store entrance.) Cinderella’s Closet is a partnership project of LACASA Center and Snedicor’s Green Earth Cleaners. All proceeds stay local and help victims of interpersonal violence from our community. Learn more at lacasacenter.org or call LACASA Center at 517-548-1350.

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