Sept. 15 – Sept.22 Bulletin Announcements

14th Sunday After Pentecost
September 15, 2019   April 8, 2018    

Divine Service 1

Scripture Readings for This Week

Scripture Readings for today:

Ezekiel 34:11–24, 1 Timothy 1:(5–11) 12–17, Luke 15:1–10

9/15        2 Chronicles 34:1-4, 8-11, 14-33             Colossians 2:8-23

9/16              2 Chronicles 35:1-7, 16-25                     Colossians 3:1-25

9/17            2 Chronicles 36:1-23                                Colossians 4:1-18

9/18                        Nehemiah 1:1-2:10                        1 Timothy 1:1-20

9/19                        Nehemiah 2:11-20; 4:1-6        1 Timothy 2:1-15

9/20                        Nehemiah 4:7-23                        1 Timothy 3:1-16

9/21       Nehemiah 5:1-16; 6:1-9, 15-16        1 Timothy 4:1-16

Scripture Readings for Next Week

Amos 8:4–7, 1 Tim. 2:1–15, Luke 16:1–15

Spiritual Oversight



Pastor Brennan Woell visited with some of our congregation’s leaders last Tuesday. He is in the process of seeking God’s will about whether he should continue at St. Luke’s in Nunica or come here to St. Paul. Regardless of his decision, some changes are coming soon here at St. Paul. One change beginning today is that the Pastor Riggs will be sharing the opening announcements and the children’s message. This will free up some time for staff for other activities that they have during the busy fall season. Regardless of who shares the message, may every message shared here be rooted in God’s Word for us today.

Pray for Pastor Woell as he deliberates our Call to him:

that the Lord would raise up Rev. Woell as he is praying about the call issued by our congregation. Please pray for him, his family, and the church family he currently serves. May the Lord lead him in his decision and bless him with many fruitful years of ministry wherever God places him.

Office info

We still have one shift if anyone would be interested in coming in to answer the phone, please call the Church Office at 810-231-1033. It is Monday, September 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thank you everyone for helping.

Volunteers Are Needed

The LCMS Michigan District is Having their Staff meeting here on October 24. Volunteers are needed to put together a Breakfast before the meeting. More details to come.


Nursery Volunteers Needed –

With a commitment of only one hour one Sunday morning a month, the youngest members of our congregation, our infants and their families, could be the recipients of your loving, warm and compassionate caring. The nursery is currently looking for volunteers for all three hours – the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services as well as Education Hour. Contact Barb Nettleton by phone (810 355 4350) and leave a message, put a note in her mailbox at church with your contact information, or email at maxbarb@chartermi.net. There is a critical need at this time for people to serve St. Paul in this capacity.

Fall Festival

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Fall Festival a success! There were many wonderful helpers staffing the welcome table, handing out door prizes, cooking food, leading games, supervising bounce houses, getting dunked, playing in the band, and baking yummy desserts.

Christian Education

Fall Sunday School Begins Today

Regular classes begin today for preschool through 6th grade in the lower level of the church. We will begin with the story, “Isaac and Rebecca.”

 Classes are available for preschool, grades K-2, and grades 3-6. Register for Sunday school here: https://tinyurl.com/StPaulSS2019

SS Teachers 2019-2020

Preschool: Ashleigh Mowers, Teresa Snyir; K-2: Cathy Jamrog, Barb Wahls; 3-6: Bill Marra, Alyssa Pugh, Brenna Tarlton, Kylie Tarlton, Abigail Yakimow; Superintendent/Sub: Linda Gamble

Adult Education Hour

A HANDFUL OF GOSPEL—The fingers on your hand can be used to outline the message of the Gospel. Come to Sunday morning adult class and learn how. It can lead to both a better understanding of your faith and something you can share with others.

Just Words is a new Bible study which meets in the Upper Room. 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. The Gospel is more than words, but it is still words–words about the Word made flesh for us, words that convey the Word made flesh to us.

Just Words explains the language used by the Bible’s writers to describe and convey what it is that God has done for us in Christ. It helps the reader see the wonderful variety, rich texture, and clear doctrine with which God communicates His Good News. It is an excellent source of information about the way God has made His Word relevant to us. Cliff Richardson will be the discussion leader and the Just Words by Jacob Preus is provided.  

Fresh Brew

We are beginning a new book 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 is for you. Backed by the latest research with great ideas for activities and teaching. 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.

Monday Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible study will meet on Monday, September 16. We will conclude our study of the prophet Joel. Next week we will begin a 3-week study on the prophet Amos.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men will enjoy a healthy breakfast together, and then you are invited to join in the new Bible study topic, “Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 3 And 4.” We will meet next Saturday, September 14. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am.

New Women’s Bible Study – Job Discover an Unlikely Joy

On Thursday from October 10 – November 14 Sally Bucrek will lead 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. Cost for the workbook is $13.99. (Let

Sally know if cost is an issue). Sign up for a workbook by October 1 or call the church office at 810-231-1033 to order a copy.

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 Parable of the Talents” found in Matthew 25. 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.

Entering Sunday School Milestone Workshop & Blessing

If your child is new to Sunday school, please join us TODAY, Sunday, September 15, for a special blessing and workshop! Students will be called forward for a special blessing at whichever service you attend, and there will be a parent and child introduction to Sunday school during the Education Hour at 9:45 am. After the brief introduction, children will join the preschool class.

Sunday of Service – October 6th

We will be providing an opportunity to connect the members of St. Paul to their neighbor through acts of service on Sunday, October 6. A ministry action team is working to identify local work projects in the community of Hamburg, through our Compassionate Care ministry, and from needs of St. Paul members. Congregational members will have the opportunity to sign up for specific work projects as a family, both on and off site, to share the love of Jesus through our working hands. Members will be sent out to work following our worship service and will return for a luncheon. All ages, abilities, and mobility levels will have opportunities to serve. Many of the available projects are listed in the small fellowship hall. Watch for details on how to sign up for a service project.


Youth Bible Study for High School students will begin Sunday, September 8. The topic is Cold-Case Christianity. Students will learn 10 investigative principles and apply them to God’s word. This is going to be an awesome study. The class meets at 9:45 a.m. in the youth study room (Room 4) on the lower level. Four critical questions will be asked. Were they: present?… corroborated?… accurate?… biased?

Youth Confirmation classes have begun and will meet next on today, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Holy Huddle (confirmation students) will meet with parents beginning Sunday, September 15 participating in a study “Confirmation Journey”. This class will begin at 9:45 a.m. with gathering in the Holy Huddle room and move to the multipurpose room for a continuation of learning activities.

Prayer Partners/Faith Mentors

Our prayer partner ministry is expanding! Confirmation students will be asking adults to become their faith mentors for the year. The purpose of faith mentors are to (1) expand each youth’s circle of trusted adults in the congregation who will care about them and listen to them, (2) enable youth to learn and see how another adult lives out the Christian faith, (3) offer each student a unique and personalized learning experience, and (4) involve more adults in the lives of youth. Please consider saying yes to the young person who may approach you. Information packets are available in the narthex or from Miriam.

Confirmation Students, faith mentor names are due today!


Thank you, Thank you

…to everyone who contributed to the Prize table at the Fall Festival. Whether you approached a local business or gave a themed basket or individual item, they were all appreciated! Because of your participation, three tables were packed with 36 prizes and lucky, happy winners were announced throughout the event.   

Compassionate Care

Daisy’s Pantry

The pantry is in need of paper bags and Pork ‘n Beans

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 September 17 from 1pm-6:45pm. Volunteers and cookies are needed. Appointments can be made online. If you can help, please contact Lori Schonsheck at 248-763-8503

In Our Community

The Kreft Black Box Theater

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Adapted by Simon Stephens from the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon

October 10, 11, 12 at 8:00pm

October 13 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $12 ($8 students and seniors)

4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

For more information, check out our https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft-arts-program/black-box-theater.html or contact Director of Theater, Amanda Williams, at amandasuewilliams@gmail.com


A MINISTRY OF LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST Dinner is served 5:30pm till 6:15pm

Questions: Contact Karen Leaf @ 810.494.4013 kleaf@cstoneepc.com For Assistance Call Love INC Clearinghouse 517.552.3620

A list of dates and churches is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

Life chain will be October 6 from 2:00-3:00pm. along M-36 in Pinckney. If you have any other close ties to other churches, please if they do not do life chain encourage them to participate. The more we get the better. Contact Deb Dugan at 734-255-7264 if you have any questions about volunteering.

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