Weekly Announcements May 8


ST. PAUL SUNDAY SCHOOL welcomes all 3-year-olds through 6th graders to participate in “God’s Squad” beginning at 10:45 a.m. with pre-service singing. Preschoolers-6th grade students participate in the first part of the worship service and after the children’s message they are invited to go to God’s Squad Sunday School. After the worship service parents go downstairs to their children’s classroom to pick up their children.

TODAY IN GOD’S SQUAD: Our children learn that as Jesus came to the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26–40), He comes to us in our weakness, for we cannot by our own reason or strength come to Him. In your family faith talks, discuss how the Holy Spirit calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies us, keeping us with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.

FRESH BREW BIBLE STUDY 7:30 a.m. a study called, “Spirit Driven.” In this study we find confidence in the Word of God that our lives are driven forward by the Holy Spirit.

9:45am Education Hour Bible Study Options

· VARIETY HOUR: Bring your children 3-year-old through 6th grade down to the basement activity room for an hour of Bible stories, songs, crafts, and fun.

· HOLY HUDDLE is a Bible study for Middle School and High School students. We use the Bible, videos, and small groups to explore topics of interest and importance for students. This Bible study meets in the Activity Center.

· Come join our journey: ROAMING THROUGH THE BIBLE. Join this group to dig deeper into the Scriptures, to find out how words written thousands of years ago are still relevant, can still guide and direct our 21st century lives. Follow the signs to the lower level Sunday School Room 4. The studies will be led by Ted Richardson.

· Pastor Gaertner will lead the study today in the Large Fellowship Hall on the topic of health and well-being founded upon the grace of Jesus Christ.

MONDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE this Monday at 11:00 am we will do a Bible study on Luke 24:13-35, “On the Road Again”. We will also discuss possible topics for our next Bible study.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY, “Changes that Heal”. All are invited and welcome.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY “Men of Integrity” on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Connect with some regular guys that aren’t afraid to be Christians. Rolls, donuts, coffee and juice are provided.


We welcome through the waters of baptism Aiden Grant Smith, son of Derrick and Tara Smith, sponsored by Erin Kazmaier and Levi Smith.

“Mother’s Day Prayer”

Loving God, we thank you for the love of the mothers you have given us, whose love is so precious that it can never be measured, whose patience seems to have no end. May we see your loving hand behind them and guiding them. We pray for those mothers who fear they will run out of love, time, or patience. We ask you to bless them with your own special love. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen

—St. Paul is glad today to give to all mothers a bookmark that has an encouraging prayer on it.—

Be a part of the beginnings of a sermon. Check out therevev.wordpress.com and don’t be afraid to add your own comments.

Did you miss a Sunday? Did you want to share a sermon or Bible study with a friend? The videos can be found in different spots:

1) The video page of www.stpaulhamburg.com,

2) The vimeo video page for St. Paul at www.vimeo.com/stpaulhamburg, or

3) Friend Pastor Gaertner on Facebook,


TO THE GLORY OF GOD Thank you to all who donated Easter Lilies for our glorious Easter Services! Please feel free to take your lily home for planting in your garden.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR this morning are from Leonard and Jane Lewandowski in honor of our 49th wedding anniversary.



Thursday, June 2

7pm Divine Service

with a Chicken Barbecue at 5:30pm

Tickets will soon go on sale for this wonderful Barbeque. Think of the Harvest Dinner. But instead of in the fall with turkey, plan on having chicken in June at church.


Forever Plaid – Encore Theatre, Dexter, Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00 p.m.

One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the ’50s.

Please reserve your tickets by May 8 on the sign up sheet hanging on the Playgoer bulletin board in the fellowhip hall or contact Cindy Elowsky, (810) 231-3851 or celowsky@charter.net. Adult $28, Student and Senior $25, Group 10+ $22.


NAME TAGS –A signup sheet to receive a name tag is located in the Wiltse Family mailbox.




Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

During the month of April a total of 1,582 pounds of food was donated or purchased, and we were able to distribute 1,804 pounds of food and other necessities to 21 families (66 individuals).

If you know of someone who is in need of food, have them call Love INC (517) 552-3620. The pantry is open on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. by appointment through Love INC. If you are a member of St. Paul, you may call Arlene Wiltse to set up an appointment.

Pantry needs at this time include 5# or smaller bags of sugar, syrup, jelly, saltine crackers, pasta sides, hamburger helper type meals, and spices. All items can be placed in the grocery cart in the small fellowship hall. We can use egg cartons once again.

Love INC Is God calling you to the Love INC Ministry? The Love INC office has moved into a spacious newly renovated area for volunteers to be the ears and voices of God. Are you looking for a 3-4 hour commitment, once a week to help people in need? The office of Love In the Name of Christ, Love INC, is in need of morning or afternoon volunteers to answer the phones from 9:30-12:30, or 1 pm-3pm Monday-Thursday. You may choose your day and time to volunteer. Love INC provides orientation and training.

For more information phone 517- 552-3816


Sunday Evening Coffeehouse will meet tonight at 5:00 p.m. and the study will conclude at 6:15 p.m. Join this evening for a study titled “Lost” based on John 20:10-18.

LAC (7/8 Grade) going to a TIGERS BASEBALL GAME is our May Activity. We will be getting tickets for a game against the Kansas City Royals. The ticket price is $15 and must be reserved no later than Sunday, May 8. We will leave from church at 2:00 p.m.

IMAC(5/6 Grades) Our May Activity is ARCHERY on Sunday, May 15, right after the 11:00 a.m. Service. We will have lunch together then out to the Archery Range. Cost is $5 which includes lunch.

GARAGE SALE Friday–Sunday, May 20-22, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – NOON on Sunday. Set up and pricing will begin on Sunday, May 15. So clean out your garage, your attic, your basement. Donations can be dropped off in the breezeway of the Activity Center or call the church office at 810-231-1033 for pickup service. Proceeds will benefit young people who are attending the LCMS Michigan District Youth Gathering and Appalachia Habitat for Humanity service project” this summer.


BIBLE READING PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK OF May 8-14. Please develop a habit of regularly reading God’s Word and to help develop that habit we suggest you use the daily Bible reading guide from the Lutheran Service Book. Daily Readings for this week:

5/1 Exodus 20:1-24 Luke 4:1-15

5/2 Exodus 22:20-23:13 Luke 4:16-30

5/3 Exodus 23:14-33 Luke 4:31-44

5/4 Exodus 24:1-18 Luke 5:1-16

5/5 Exodus 25:1-22 Luke 5:17-39

5/6 Exodus 31:1-18 Luke 6:1-19

5/7 Exodus 32:1-14 Luke 6:20-28


St. Paul Technology Director/Webmaster Needed

We are looking for someone who can take over the running of the St. Paul Web site. www.stpaulhamburg.com and oversee the general technology needs at St. Paul.

If you or someone you know would be proficient in maintaining the St. Paul web site and overseeing the technology needs at St. Paul, please contact Max Nettleton 810-355-4350, maxn@chartermi.net or Pastor Gaertner for details on what is expected.


EXCEL IN GIVING is a free electronic funds transfer service that enables you to make automatic contributions regularly. With Excel in Giving, it becomes easier than ever before for individuals to honor their stewardship commitments and further God’s work in the world. The enrollment process is simple. Enrollment brochures are available in the tract rack in the Small Fellowship Hall.


“COMMUNITY KITCHEN FOR CHRIST” serves lunch every Saturday at Noon, at Shalom Lutheran Church located at 1740 East M-36 in Pinckney. For more information contact Judy Geiger at 734-476-6104.

“Magdalen’s Kitchen”, A Community Meal 6:00pm every Monday at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, 2201 Old US 23 Highway, Brighton.

Cornerstone EPC 9455 Hilton Road in Brighton is offering a grief recovery support group called GriefShare. It is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. The seminars will be held on Mondays at 7pm starting May 2nd – August 8th in the church parlor. Questions: 810-494-4013 or email kleaf@cornerstoneforlife.com

Le Concour de Livingston: Love INC is planning a summer event on Saturday July 30th, 2011, at the estate of Steve and Patty Gronow in Howell as a fun, up lifting fundraiser; three major sponsors are already in place; Lear Corporation, The Livingston Press and Argus, and Buckley Jolley. We will have an art auction, an antique high-end car display, food and beverage, live music from the Brighton Nazarene musicians, and much, much more.

Calendar for May 8-15

Sun: 5/8 .Mothers Day

7:30am Fresh Brew

8:30am Worship

9:45am Education Hour

11:00am Worship

11:00am Sunday School

5:00pm Coffeehouse

Mon: 5/9 9:00am Quilters

11:00am Women Bible Study

Tues: 5/10 9:00am OldTimers

6:30pm Scouts

Thurs:5/12 7:00pm Changes That Heal

Sat: 5/14 8:30am Men’s Bible Study

10:30am AA/Alanon

2:00pm LAC Tiger Game

Sun: 5/15 12:00pm IMAC Archery

Next week

Life Together Day by Day

Acts 2:42-47

Readings for May 15: Acts 2:42-47

1 Peter 2:19-25

John 10:1-10

People in Action at St. Paul

Worship Attendance May 1: 284

Sunday School Students: 13 Staff: 5

General Fund April offerings: $40,928

May offerings: $7,333

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