Nov. 17 – Nov. 24 Bulletin Announcements

23rd Sunday after Pentecost
November 17-24, 2019

Divine Service 3

Scripture Readings for This Week:
Scripture Readings for today:
Malachi 4:1–6 2, Thessalonians 3:(1–5) 6–13, Luke 21:5–28 (29–36)

11\17      Jeremiah 33:1-22                    Matthew 27:11-32

11\18      Jeremiah 37:1-21                    Matthew 27:33-56

11\19      Jeremiah 38:1-28                    Matthew 27:57-66

11\20      Daniel 1:1-21                           Matthew 28:1-20

11\21      Daniel 2:1-23                            Revelation 18:1-24

11\22      Daniel 2:24-49                            Revelation 19:1-21

11\23      Daniel 3:1-30                               Revelation 20:1-15

Scripture Readings for Next Week
Malachi 3:13–18, Colossians 1:13–20, Luke 23:27–43

Spiritual Oversight

New Member Welcome

Today we will officially add to our congregation Larry and Janice Davis, transferring from Angelica Lutheran Church, Allen Park, and Jeff and Cindy Smith, Heart of the Shepherd, Howell, Danica Proctor joining us from Immanuel Dimock, South Dakota.

Christian Education

Sunday School Classes

Preschool through 6th grade will meet upstairs in the fellowship hall for a cross+generational study on thankfulness.

Christmas Program Rehearsals

We practice at the beginning of the Education Hour for about 10-15 minutes. Please plan to attend. Also, we will have one larger practice on Saturday, December 7, from 9:30-11:15.

Cross+generational Education Hour

It is a special day today. It is time for our quarterly intergenerational education hour. Today the walls separating the fellowship hall will be up to create one large class so everyone in the building can participate. This is for preschool to adults.  We will be exploring the value of gratitude and its importance in our preparation to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a wonderful opportunity for faith conversations across the generations.

Advent in a Box

Pick up some advent resources – ADVENT IN A BOX – for all households! These resources are designed to provide faith at home resources to support, love, and connect families. While time spent at church is precious, it is never enough to convey the wonder, mystery, and importance of the Christmas story.   Advent in a Box provides an opportunity for families to spend time talking and living faith at home, a key factor for creating a faith that sticks beyond high school.  Our hope is that you are able to spend a few moments each week focusing on the purpose of the season.

Sunday Adult Bible Study: 

Today we will be joining the cross+generational study.

Just Words

Today this class will be joining the cross+generational study. Just Words is a new Bible study which meets in the Upper Room during education hour. The Gospel is more than words. It is the dynamic, saving action of God in Christ Jesus through any of its various forms: Word or Sacrament.

Cliff Richardson is the discussion leader and the book Just Words by Jacob Preus is provided. See Cliff or Mike for a book.

Fresh Brew

Monday Women’s Bible Study

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. You are invited 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.

Women’s Bible study will meet on Monday, November 18. We will continue our discussion of the prophet Micah 1-4. See you on Monday at 11:00 a.m.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men, we will meet next Saturday, November 23 to continue our study of the book of Romans. Join us for a healthy breakfast, some good conversation and a great Bible study As a Bible study we will meet Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Men’s Bible study will not meet on Saturday, November 30.

Bible Study – Job- Discover an Unlikely Joy

On Thursdays until November 21, Sally Bucrek is leading the discussion of the workbook. There will be two sessions, 1:00pm – 2:30pm and 6:30 – 8:00pm. Each session includes a video by author Lisa Harper.  

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 Burning Bush and the Plagues” found in Exodus 3, 7-12. 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 Worship Blessing

Today those who participated in the workshop last week will come forward during the worship service for a time of blessing. Families are encouraged to come forward together.

4th-6th Grade Youth (IMAC)

We will meet Today, November 17 from 12:15-1:30 pm at church, lunch is provided.


Youth Bible Study for High School students

The current topic is Cold-Case Christianity. We will resume next Sunday. Today we will meet with the Inter-Generational study in the Fellowship Hall.

Holy Huddle (confirmation students) will continue meeting on Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. We also join the Inter-Generational class meeting in the Fellowship Hall. See you all next Sunday back in the Holy Huddle classroom.

Senior High Escape Room: Sunday, November 17:   We will meet at church at 12:15 pm – have lunch and then… Our team will be challenged to escape the room given a series of clues that will assist us in our escape. The Escape Room has great reviews and should be lots of fun.  The cost is $15 (St. Paul is paying a portion of the entrance fee.) Sign up now! We may need to limit participants due to size of challenge. You may sign up by calling or texting Mike at 810-923-8166.

High School Girls

This group Bible study/discussion will be led by Abby Yakimow. First session will be on Sunday, November 24 at 6:30 pm.

For Guys Only (High School guys)

On November 24, guys will meet again from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for some good conversation, a game or two and some food to talk guys stuff and do guy stuff. Mike will be leading the discussion.

Compassionate Care

Daisy’s Pantry -Open Shop Days

Daisy’s Food 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Two or three co-coordinators are needed for the Blood Drives. There are 6 per year. The upcoming Blood Drive is November 19 from 1pm-6:45pm. Volunteers and cookies are needed. Appointments can be made online. If you can help, please contact Barb Wahls at 734 878-9332


Attention ladies 12-112!

Advent by Candlelight sign up continues today in the Fellowship Hall. Mark your calendars, invite guests, and sign up in the Fellowship Hall, November 17 or 24. Join us as we prepare for a season of holy anticipation with fellowship, inspiring music, and sweet and savory treats.”

Volunteer Needed

We are looking for someone to oversee the Wednesday night Simple Suppers during the upcoming Advent season. Contact Cindy Elowsky, 810-231-3851 or celowsky@charter.net for more information.


Tickets are available for the December 8 @ 4:00 performance of the Boar’s Head Festival at Concordia Ann Arbor. There is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall, along with the synopsis. Cost is $16. Write your check to St. Paul.  Be sure to write “Boar’s Head” on the subject line and place in offering plate. Contact Cindy Elowsky, 810-231-3851 or celowsky@charter.net for more information.

The Lutheran Choralaires,

A Men’s Chorus under the direction of noted Detroit area composer and arranger Terry Herald, present their annual Christmas Concert, this year entitled “Come and See the King.” For over 70 years the Lutheran Choralaires have Celebrated the glorious birth of Jesus in song, witnessing to the masses in Metro Detroit, throughout Michigan and beyond. The concert will be held on Saturday December 7th, 5:00pm at Historic Trinity (1345 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207).

Tickets are $12.50 ($6 for ages 12 and under). For tickets and further information contact Dan Ragle, or E-mail info@lutheranchoralaires.org, or visit  www.lutheranchoralaires.org.

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