|15th Sunday After Pentecost September 22, 2019|
Scripture Readings for This Week
Scripture Readings for today:
Amos 8:4–7, 1 Tim. 2:1–15, Luke 16:1–15
9/22 Nehemiah 7:1-4; 8:1-18 1 Timothy 5:1-16
9/23 Nehemiah 9:1-21 1 Timothy 5:17–6:2
9/24 Nehemiah 9:22-38 1 Timothy 6:3-21
9/25 Malachi 1:1-14 Matthew 3:1-17
9/26 Malachi 2:1-3:5 Matthew 4:1-11
9/27 Malachi 3:6-4:6 Matthew 4:12-25
9/28 Deuteronomy 1:1-18 Matthew 5:1-20
Scripture Readings for Next Week
Daniel 10:10–14; 12:1–3, Revelation 12:7–12, Matthew 18:1–11 or Luke 10:17–20
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.
Volunteers Are Needed
The LCMS Michigan District is having their staff meeting here on October 24. Meeting attendees will be here at 9am. Volunteers are needed to put together a breakfast before the meeting. Call the Church office to let them know you can help.
Sunday School Classes
Preschool through 6th grade meet in the lower level of the church for an opening and then go to classes. We continue 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
Why Should I Trust the Bible?
You’ve got tough questions about the Bible. Maybe you’ve even heard things like, “The Bible is racist.” Or, “The Bible has too many errors and edits.” Or, “The Bible is merely a mythological story like Homer’s Odyssey.”
Join Pastor Riggs as they study accusations like those head-on. Pastor Sutton compares the Bible to writings that have been deemed more credible than the Bible, like the Book of Mormon, encyclopedias, and even Shakespeare’s works. He tests the Bible using the same rigorous standards that have been used to test those other writings. He examines historical evidence, witness accounts, and translation concerns.
By the end, you’ll be able to better defend your faith when its very foundation is attacked. You’ll get many of your tough questions answered. And you’ll see that when all other texts fall, the Bible still stands—as completely, undeniably trustworthy.
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. 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 book Just Words by Jacob Preus is provided. The study will begin September 29. See Cliff or Mike for a book.
We are continuing 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.
Monday Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible study will meet on Monday, September 23. This 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 2. 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.
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 Widow and the Judge” found in 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.
Sunday of Service – October 6th — Sign up TODAY!
We will be providing an opportunity to connect the members of St. Paul to their neighbor through acts of service on Sunday, October 6. Our ministry action team has developed multiple service projects both in the community and at church. Congregational members can sign up for specific work projects as a family or as individuals, both on and off site, to share the love of Jesus through our working hands. All ages, abilities, and mobility levels will have opportunities to serve. Sign up in the small fellowship hall or here: https://tinyurl.com/StPaulSundayofService
We will have one service at 8:30 am. Members will be sent out to work following our worship service and will return for lunch or take lunch with them to their work site. See insert for more information.
Bible Faith Milestone
The Bible Faith Milestone is for 3rd and 4th grade students and a parent or guardian, who have not yet participated in our milestone event. The workshop will be on Sunday, October 20, and the worship blessing will be in worship services on Sunday, October 27. Please mark your calendars. As part of our Faith Milestones at St. Paul, this milestone gathers children and caregivers around God’s Word as they use, ready, study, and play in the Bible. In this way, children not only receive Bibles, but are encouraged to use them together with their families.
Youth Bible Study for High School students started 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 today, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Holy Huddle (confirmation
students) will meet with parents through
Sunday, November 3 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.
There are a couple exceptions: Families are encouraged to participate in Day of Serving on October 6 and class will not meet on October 13. Confirmation student are on retreat.
The pantry is in need of Salad Dressing, Mac ‘n cheese, crackers, soup.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thank you for all of your help with the blood drive. All the volunteers who help and bring cookies, those that set up and those that tear down. 66 Units of Life giving blood were donated.
In Our Community
FREE COMMUNITY DINNER EVERY SUNDAY EVENING!
A MINISTRY OF LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST Dinner is served 5:30pm till 6:15pm
Questions: Contact Karen Leaf @ 810.494.4013 email@example.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.
PICO WORKSHOP – Practical Ideas for Community Outreach
Communicating in today’s world is very challenging. It is constantly changing. If you would like to improve in this area, we have a workshop for you and your church. This year’s featured presenter will be Seth Hinz, formerly of the Michigan District and now in charge of communications at one of the fastest growing LCMS churches in the nation. He will cover critical aspects of effective church communication. Churches should plan to bring a pastor, primary person responsible for communication & lay leaders, especially leaders involved with outreach. Bring a team of outreach-minded people from your church at an affordable price.
Featured presenter: Seth Hinz, Location/date/time: Faith-Bay City, Saturday, October 26th, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Displays: area faith-based organizations with which churches can partner to do outreach (a greatly appreciated feature at past PICOs)
Below is a list of some topics that will be covered.
1. Targeted communication for your church
2. Social Media-Facebook & Instagram
3. Website-How to manage your 1st impression
4. E-mail push
5. Outdoor electronic sign
6. Outside banners
7. What are churches still doing with paper
8. Live streaming worship services
9. Online archiving of worship services
Registration $25 per congregation. Registration form & bulletin insert for marketing is available at www.faithbaycity.org
Dear Prolife Friends,
For those who read the Summer “Life-Line” newsletter and wondered about the location of the FREE viewing of “Unplanned” listed on page 3 on Thursday September 26 – HERE IT IS! Thursday September 26 at THE HISTORIC HOWELL THEATRE, 315 E. Grand River Howell, MI (doors open at 6:30, movie begins at 7pm) Free Admission, Limited Seating. Hope to see you there, bring your friends. Thank you for taking a Stand for Life. We must be seen and heard! God bless you. Right to Life – Livingston County, Inc. 810/227-5788