Divine Service 4
Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, Luke 4:16-30
Scripture Readings for next week:Jeremiah 1:4–10 (17–19), 1 Corinthians 12:31b–13:13, Luke 4:31–44
There will be a Congregation meeting on February 3 during the education hour.
Boy Scout Thank You Breakfast
The Boy Scout Breakfast will be on February 3 as well. Even more reason to attend the meeting!
A member of our church family, Sandy Rollins, has gone to her heavenly home. As of Printing funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Please remember Don and their family in your prayers.
Classes will meet in the lower level from 9:45-10:45. Classes will continue with the story, “A Storm.”
Today we continue our study on “Prayers of Confession.” You are invited to join us at 7:30 a.m. for some great Bible study. Good conversation and a fresh cup of coffee.
Pastor’s Sunday class
During the education hour, Dr. Scott Yakimow will continue his presentation and our discussion of ethics as we consider the Christian response to challenges in society. Ethics is one of the classes he teaches at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. We appreciate his leading during this special education opportunity.
The Revelation session #1 was attended by 35 people. You can get copies of prior sessions by calling the Office or talking to Pastor. Wednesday classes are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The class will meet every Wednesday from now until the end of February. The afternoon and evening classes use the same schedule, so you are welcome at whatever time is convenient from week to week. This Wednesday January 23 Seven Seals Chapters 4-8:3
January 30 Seven Trumpets Chapters 8:4-11
February 6 Seven “Sights” Chapters 12-15
February 13 Seven Bowls of Wrath Chapter 16
February 20 Fall of Babylon
February 27 The Millennium & the New Jerusalem
You do not need to read any other book than your Bible to attend. However, if you are interested in reading on your own, a commentary published by Concordia is available for $25. It is marketed as being for the general public but would be a good college textbook on Revelation. Copies are in the back of the church. Speak with Pastor if you wish to purchase a copy.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
The Ladies Bible study meets on Monday January 28 at 11:00 a.m. We will continue our discussion of “Mere Christianity.” If you have the book, read through page 75, “The Three Parts of Morality.”
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We are continuing a study on “Prayers of Confession.” We will meet next Saturday, February 2. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am.
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 “Jesus is Baptized” found in Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. 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.
Welcoming Young Children to Church Faith Milestone
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children and a parent/guardian are invited to join us for a special event to learn more about St. Paul Lutheran Church family and the place we gather to praise God and worship, on Sunday, February 10, at 9:45. This will be a short class at the beginning of the Education Hour. Following the class, students will join Sunday School classes, and parents are free to attend the adult class. Worship blessing will be on Sunday, February 24 at the worship service you normally attend.
Faith Family Reunion Retreat – Saturday, April 27 from 9 am – 3 pm
All of us have someone in our lives who has strayed away from faith in Jesus Christ. How can we reach out not only to the prodigal, but to the parents, families, and friends of prodigals who struggle to know what to do? Join us for a retreat, here at St. Paul, on these important issues and an introduction to a ministry opportunity that churches everywhere can easily implement. Help families welcome home family members who have wandered away. Cost is $5 per participant. Sign up here: http://www.faithfamilyreunion.com/St-Paul-Hamburg-MI or contact Miriam at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School – Save the Date
Mark your calendars for our VBS, Miraculous Mission. Dates for 2019 are: July 29 – August 2.
VBS Volunteer Training will be held on May 19, 2019.
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.
Youth Gathering Preparation — Important
There will be a Bible study and preparation meeting for the National Youth Gathering on Sunday, January 27, from 9:45-10:45 am.
Today national youth gathering participants are hosting…
…a Bake Sale during the hospitality times after the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Proceeds will go to defray expenses for attending the National Lutheran Youth Gathering this summer, July 11- 15, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Youth Late Night – Grades 4-12
Friday, February 8 from 7-11 pm. Join us for games, food, fun and friendship. Please bring a snack to share.
Open Shop Days
Daisy’s Pantry. 2018 Success story.
Our best year ever since our inception in 2009! We served 83 different families consisting of 542 individuals. 13,541 pounds of food were distributed. Our volunteers number 12 at this time. Please continue to pray for our mission and continue to donate items in the cart by the pantry.
Current Pantry needs: cooking oil, Knorr pasta or rice sides and pancake mix. Volunteers are needed for the food drive at Chilson Crossing Kroger, “Bringing Hope to the Table,” today, January 27. See Mike Hausch for details. Sorters are also needed here at St. Paul this afternoon from 12:15 – 6:30 p.m. in warmth and friendship.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thank you to those who provided help with set up and take down and those who brought cookies. Your help is invaluable. We collected 60 units of lifegiving blood.
St. Paul Playgoers is Back by Popular Demand!
Tickets have been reserved for “Old Time Religion” being performed at Cornwell’s Turkeyville Dinner Theatre in Marshall. Save the date – April 13 @ noon. Sign up will begins today. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!
Playgoers will be expanded to include Christian concerts or movies and will take requests. We would especially like to support our members who are performing in plays or concerts with a group in attendance to cheer them on.
The recent assets mapping session and congregational survey that was completed indicated that there is interest in more fellowship opportunities for people to get to know each other outside of church on Sunday. So, beginning with the new year, we are making that happen!
The next question is what kind of activities would people like to see happening at St. Paul? Please note TODAY, there will be a table in the Fellowship Hall with ideas for activities laid out. Stop by and see if there is anything that would interest you and cast your vote. There will also be a place for you to offer your own suggestions. Offer your ideas freely without the concern that if you suggest it, you will be put in charge of it. We will start with the activities with the
most votes. If you would like to submit an idea in time to have it presented and
voted on (or at any time in the future), send it to Cindy Elowsky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep watching your Sunday bulletins and e-News for new information!
In Our Community
DART Needs Volunteers
The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is a volunteer organization that is committed to the support of Livingston County Michigan’s First Responders, including Fire Fighters, Sheriff Department, Local Police, and EMS. First responders put their lives on the line every day to help keep everyone safe. Though the inherent dangers of their jobs are well known, extreme situations can cause stress and fatigue that can jeopardize their safety and the wellbeing of those depending on them.
The organization’s mission is to provide “canteen” services (coffee, cold drinks, and snacks) as well as “rehab” services that help keep First Responders warm and dry in the cold winter months and cool and hydrated in the hot summer months.
They are currently seeking Volunteers in the Southern portion of Livingston County., including, but not limited to Green Oak, Hamburg, Putnam, Unadilla, Brighton, Genoa, Marion and Iosco Townships. For more information contact Roy Seifried at email@example.com or 517-518-2636.
Ladies night out
A night of comedy and friendship! Thursday, January 31
Shepherd of the Lakes, 2101 South Hacker Road, Brighton, MI 48114
Dessert and Coffee at 6:30pm Show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://www.sotlchurch.com
More about Amy Barnes Engineer turned comedian, Amy Barnes, started her stand-up career in Seattle, appearing at comedy clubs around town while working days as an engineer in aerospace. She has a heart for women and is like no other stand-up comedian you have seen. She has a special way of connecting with both women inside the church and those who may be walking through the doors for the very first time. Amy’s comedy is a lot of fun and accessible to women at all stages of life and at any place in their spiritual journey.
Kreft Arts Spring 2019 theatre productions:
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Kreft Center Black Box Theatre
Public performances: February 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00PM
February 10, 17 at 2:00PM
Tickets: $10 ($8 students and seniors)
High School Matinees:
February 8 and February 11-15 at 10AM.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet, perhaps the most psychologically complex play ever written, follows the young prince from being “the expectancy and rose of the fair state” to his ultimate destruction.
Sponsored by the Kreft Arts Program in conjunction with The Experimental Performing Arts Association and supported by grants from the Buhr Foundation and the Jensen Foundation, this professional two-hour contemporary dress production is coming to CUAA February 8-17, 2019. The 12 performances include six matinees for high schools and six public performances over two weekends. Find more information at: https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft-arts-program/black-box-theater.html