Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Daniel 12:1–3, Hebrews 10:11–25, Mark 13:1–13
Scripture Readings for next week:
Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14, Revelation 1:4b–8, John 18:33–37
Sunday December 2 there will be a Voters Assembly between services. This meeting will include the projected budget for 2019 and also a report from the 3T committee.
If you have an item for the E-News, please make it only a couple of lines long. You can refer people to the bulletin (which also is on the website) and/or the Newsletter.
Please submit them by 10:00am Wednesdays. Karleen, in the St. Paul office, is in charge of them.
Thanksgiving Eve worship
Worship will be at 7 p.m. Come join us as thank the Lord for His gifts the evening before our national day of Thanksgiving.
Veterans Day and Military Bible Sticks
We are grateful for all who have served in our Armed Forces. It also is fitting with our National Day of Thanksgiving later in the month, that we have a special thank offering to support our troops today. Military Bible sticks contain the entire New Testament. They are given to chaplains in our armed forces. They in turn share them with the troops. They also offer a Bible Stick to their spouse and a Children’s Bible for their sons and daughters. Each Bible Stick costs $25.
Wednesday December 5—Survey Says…
197 surveys were delivered to the District office about our ministry and our next Pastor. Wednesday December 5, after the Advent Vespers Devotion, Dr. Robert Kasper from our District Office will share a Pastor’s Profile based on those surveys. It will be both a presentation and time of discussion. Advent Vespers begins at 7pm and will conclude that night at about 7:30pm. The Town Hall meeting based on the surveys will begin after a brief stretch break. Dr. Kasper anticipates his presentation will be about 30 minutes, so you can be headed home shortly after 8pm. That night you can also come for the soup supper at 6pm. Please plan to be with us.
Education Hour – 9:45 am-10:45 am Sunday
This Week in Sunday School
Sunday classes will meet in the Basement. This week we will begin the story, “Abraham and Sarah.”
Children’s Christmas Program “What Child is This?”
Rehearsals will take place during the first 15 minutes of the Education Hour in the lower level. There will also be a rehearsal on Saturday, December 8 from 9:30-11:15am. There are speaking parts for older children and costumed parts. Children in K-12 may also play an instrument or sing for pre-service music. See Miriam for details and to sign up or sign up here:
Instrumental Ensemble for the Christmas Program
Youth who have played an instrument for at least one year and are in grades 7-12 are encouraged to join the ensemble. The group will perform two selections during the program. Music will be handed out in early November. There will be one practice on Sunday, December 9, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please contact Chris Mowers to sign up or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here:
Girls Choral Ensemble for grades 7-12
A small ensemble for girls in grades 7-12 is forming to sing one verse of three different songs at the Sunday School Christmas Program on December 16 at 11:00 am. Rehearsals will be Sunday mornings from 10:45-10:55 in the big room in the basement. If you would like to participate, please see Miriam Yakimow, email her at email@example.com or call/text her at 503-908-2589.
Sunday’s Readings Bible Study
Every Sunday we hear three Bible readings in the Divine Service. These Bible readings reflect the current church calendar and usually serve as the basis for the sermon. This Bible study helps them come to life. This class meets in the Upper Room, the divided portion of the Large Fellowship Hall.
Matthew Chapter 8
What does it mean to follow Jesus? That will be the question we return to repeatedly as we study the Gospel of Matthew one chapter at a time. This class is during the education hour between services. Hope you can be with us.
Next Sunday, November 25, Pastor Riggs will be leading Fresh Brew. Join him for some great Bible study these next couple weeks. Fresh Brew meets on Sunday mornings at 7:30am in the Large Fellowship Hall. The focal point of study will be 2 Peter and Jude.
Adult Catechism Class
This class concluded last week. Anyone interested in copies of the sheets used during the class is welcomed to ask Pastor Bob for them. He will be glad to share them.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
This study will meet tomorrow, November 19. We will begin a study of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. This is a new study topic and a great time to join. Tomorrow we will discuss introductory material and chapters 4-5. We meet at 11:00 a.m.
Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men enjoy a healthy breakfast. We will begin a new study next Saturday mornings at 8:30 am. See you next Saturday, November 24.
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 “Daniel” based on Daniel 6. 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.
Youth Leadership Team Meeting
Those 8-12 grade youth who are part of our leadership team, we will be meeting TODAY at 12:15 to plan some upcoming events for the 4th-6th grade youth group.
LCMS National Youth Gathering 15 students and 3 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.
Senior High Youth – Youth Gathering Participants: We will have a slight change of plans. On Sunday, December 2, right after 11:00 a.m. worship we will have lunch together and then have a meeting to set the calendar for Youth Gathering preparations. We are shortening our meeting so as not to conflict with Advent by Candlelight.
LAC (7th and 8th graders)
Our next activity is Angel Tree Shopping on Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bring money to donate toward gift purchasing and money for fast food lunch.
Advent by Candlelight 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sunday Evening, December 2, 4:00 – 6:30
Women of St. Paul – friends, neighbors, sisters, aunts, daughters, moms, all women ages 13 to 113!
You are cordially invited to take time out from your busy holiday schedule and join us for an evening of fellowship, sweet treats, and Advent inspiration. Come and quiet your thoughts and hearts at this time of preparation for the coming Christ child.
Following our social time and desserts, we will gather in the sanctuary to hear carols beautifully harmonized by our guest quartette, learn from readings the meaning of each advent candle, and join in singing familiar Christmas songs.
Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, November 11, 18 and 25 to reserve seating for you and your guests. To sign up during the week or with questions, please call:
Alice Winkelman (810-355-1045) or Carol Krueger (847-476-8765).
Open Shop Days
Daisy’s Food Pantry thanks you for all the egg cartons. We have a sufficient amount now.
November 20 Blood drive has been cancelled. Another is planned for next January.
In Our Community
The Lutheran Choralaires, a Men’s Chorus under the direction of noted Detroit area composer and arranger Terry Herald, present their annual Christmas Concert. 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 8th, 5:00pm at Historic Trinity (1345 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207); with a repeat performance on Sunday December 9th, 4:00pm at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (8600 27 Mile Road Washington, MI 48094). Tickets for the Saturday concert are $12.50 ($6 for ages 12 and under), with the Sunday Concert being a Freewill Offering to benefit both The Choralaires, and Our Redeemer Evangelism Team and Our Redeemer Youth Ministries. For tickets and further information contact Dan Ragle, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.lutheranchoralaires.org. Note: Two different dates, two different start times, and two different locations!
A Manor Christmas November 30 – December 2, 2018
Concordia University is proud to announce the return of A Manor Christmas! Voted as the second most popular place to be in Ann Arbor during that weekend last year, this new holiday tradition will offer more activities, more vendors, and more Christmas spirit for guests of all ages. Activities include: tours of the historic Earhart mansion decorated for Christmas by professional designers, a unique Festival of Trees, premium artificial pre-lit trees for sale, and a European-style Christmas market.
Tickets are $5.00 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt and $7 for general admission to the Christkindlmarkt plus self-guided tour of the historic Earhart Manor. The guided tours will run every half hour. Buy your tickets early to secure your desired time. Each tour is expected to sell out. Private group tours are available. Call 734-665-7912 for more information.
Child of the Promise – Upcoming Event on November 24th & 25th
Join the Effort! Proclaim the Word in our Community! Raise Funds for Love INC at this 8th Annual Love INC Benefit Concert.
Livingston County Christian Musicians (LCCM) will be presenting the Child of the Promise on November 24th and 25th 2018. The musical will be held at The Naz in Brighton and is being produced to bring the gospel of Christ out into our community as well as raise funds for Love INC of the Greater Livingston County Area. Musicians from over 30 churches in Livingston County have participated in the past and we have raised over $60,000 for Love INC over the last 7 years! See Lynda Minger in the St. Paul office for Tickets.