June 3 – June 10 Bulletin Announcements

Spiritual Oversight

If anyone is in need of pastoral care, please call the church office with information. They will contact the members of the council to make arrangements. Please be sure to leave your name, number, and who is in need if you leave a message.


Christian Education

Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday

Plan to join us during the Education Hour this week. We provide opportunities for people of all ages to read and inwardly digest the true promises of God revealed in the Bible.


Sunday School

This week we will continue the story “Lydia.” Check out our family-take home page for ways to extend the lesson in your home.


Summer Sunday School

Summer Sunday school will begin on June 17. We will have one class for preschool-grade 6. Our theme will be Delivered: God’s Gift of Grace. We are looking for Summer Sunday school teachers. An engaging leader guide will provide everything you need for your lesson. Please consider signing up for one or more weeks. We need one teacher per week. Sign up in the fellowship hall or here: https://tinyurl.com/y8urybk2


Adult Bible Study Opportunities

Islam and Christianity

Rev. Dr. Scott Yakimow during the Education Hour will lead a Bible study about the relationship between Islam and Christianity, “Oh that Ishmael might live in Thy Sight: A Christian Approach to Islam.”


“Forgiveness” at Fresh Brew

Fresh Brew study continues the topic, “Forgiveness.” Have you ever struggled with considering the phrases from the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” and thought ‘Gee, I hope not…I don’t do very well at forgiving?’ The study tool will be a resource from Ambassadors of Reconciliation that guides us through significant Biblical material on the art of

forgiveness. God has a healing response in His Word. Join us, come and be healed, come and be renewed. Fresh Brew meets Sundays in the large fellowship hall at 7:30 am.


Monday Women’s Bible Study

We will meet tomorrow, Monday, June 4. Our topic is “Forgiveness: How am I reconciled to God?” Join us for a discussion on the exceptional topic.


Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We have been working on a new study titled, “Discipleship Explored.” The study is based on Paul’s letter to the brothers and sisters in Philippi, and we have just begun. It is a great time to join this group. We meet Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, June 9.


Family Ministry

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. This week we will look at the story “The Friend of Little Children” found in Matthew 18, 19: Mark 10: and Luke 18. 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.



LAC (7th and 8th graders) and High School Youth

Be ready to check out Wickedly Awesome Wednesdays starting on Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Compassionate Care

Expanding 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. The Pantry currently needs donations of coffee, tea, crackers, and mustard.


Vacation Bible School

Save the date:

July 23-27 is VBS! It is time to register your child for VBS! Registration can be done at StPaulHamburg.com/VBS or at the table in the narthex. Following the VBS closing ceremony at the 11:00 service on July 29 there will be the inaugural Splash Canyon Cookout for participants and their families!


VBS Helpers

VBS is fun for helpers too! Watching the kids have a great time learning about Jesus, and learning all the new songs each day can help give your own studies a breath of fresh air. If you are interested in helping out at VBS, please fill out the volunteer registration at the table in the narthex or at tinyurl.com/stpaulvolunteer. Each VBS volunteer MUST attend one of two volunteer trainings. Trainings will be held on June 17 during education hour and July 22 at 12:15. Lunch will be provided at the July 22 training.


VBS Band

Would you like to share your musical talents at VBS this year? We’d love to have you join our VBS band. The band practices in the summer months before the beginning of VBS. Band members lead music for the VBS week, sing in VBS Sundays at church, and at the fall festival. Mark your calendar for the following dates:

Tuesday, June 12 from 7 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 30 from 10 – 11:30 am

Thursday, July 12 from 7 – 8:30 pm

Thursday, July 19 from 7-8:30 pm

Sunday, July 22 from 4-5 pm

Please contact Miriam (miriam@stpaulhamburg.com) if you are interested in joining the VBS band.



Newsletter information

You will find more copies of the Newsletter in the narthex. Please let the office know if you would like to pick up the newsletter at church and cancel your mailed copy at stpaul@stpaulhamburg.com. It is also posted on line as well.


LCMS Events

Adult Gathering: Proclaiming the Caring Creator

The Psalmist says, “I will proclaim Your great deeds” (Psalm 145:6). Do you feel confident and equipped to share your faith in your everyday conversations with friends, families, and neighbors? With this question in mind, The Lutheran Adult Gathering has been crafted to provided practical help for proclaiming the Caring Creator and His great deeds with people today.

The event will be held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, October 12-14. Room rates include Grand Hotel amenities, 2 five course dinners, 2 full breakfasts, Champagne reception, Cocktail reception coffee breaks and a single room. See the Michigan district website for more information and to register


LCMS Leads NASCAR Worship Service

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10 a.m.

It is not often that the phrases Michigan District and NASCAR are used together in the same sentence. This first moment of its kind will occur on Sunday, June 10, 2018 as Michigan International Speedway (MIS) hosts its annual 400 mile NASCAR Race. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10 a.m. at the Michigan International Speedway Fan Plaza The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in the Michigan District has been extended the opportunity to lead the opening worship service at 10 a.m. on the day of the big race.

Pastor Joel Hess from Emmanuel, Cadillac and his praise team will lead the worship service in the Fan Plaza Driver Q & A Tent. We thank Pastor Hess and his team for their willingness to be worship leaders that day. Pray for this huge undertaking!

MIS has reduced the Sunday race ticket from $79 to $55 to those who order through a special weblink: http://www.mispeedway.com/Vanity-Pages/2018/Sunrise-Service.aspx. When using the special code “LCMS” you will receive the reduced ticket rate and $5 from your ticket will go to benefit Here We Stand ministry initiatives through the Acts 2 Enterprise Urban Outreach programs.

Please share this information with your family, friends, and congregation members.

What a wonderful opportunity this is for us to share the Gospel and love of Christ with all of those who will be attending worship that morning! If you have problems with the link, the office can forward the email to you.


In Our Community

Kids CAP Fair Benefitting LACASA SHELTER,

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pinckney’s Art in the Park Festival

  • Fun activities for kids & child safety info for parents
  • Free ice cream & books (while supplies last)
  • Pirate Treasure Hunt
  • Make-and-take arts & crafts
  • Sheriff’s Mounted Division – free horse-petting!
  • Nonprofit exhibitor booths with giveaways


Lacasa’s 20th Annual Garden Tour Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018,  9 am to 4 p.m. daily

Tour lush landscapes and private gardens throughout Livingston County during our 20th Annual Garden Tour Weekend in 2018. Exceptional gardeners open their yards each July to share their love of fauna and flora with wandering visitors.

Stroll primitive, formal and eclectic landscapes and chat with the homeowners about their gardening philosophies. Join the Stargazer Scavenger Hunt or enter our Blooming Raffle to win great prizes.

Tickets go on sale in early June for this annual event.

All proceeds help victims of children abuse and interpersonal violence from our community.


Volunteers needed

We are looking for  person/s who can come in and help coordinate the weddings at St. Paul.

This is a paid position. Please, call the office if you would like more information.

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