Week of May 26, 2019

Scripture Readings

Sixth Sunday of Easter

for Today

Acts 16:9–15, Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27, John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9

for This Week

5/26 Numbers 3:1-16, 39-48 / Luke 14:25-15:10
5/27 Numbers 8:5-26 / Luke 15:11-32
5/28 Numbers 9:1-23 / Luke 16:1-18
5/29 Numbers 10:11-36 / Luke 16:19-31
5/30 Numbers11:1-23, 31-35 / Luke 17:1-19
5/31 Numbers 11:24-29; 12:1-16 / Luke 17:20-37
6/1 Numbers 13:1-3,17-33 / Luke 18:1-17

for Next Week

Acts 16:9–15, Rev. 21:9–14, 21–27, John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9

Spiritual Oversight

Ascension Day Barbeque and Worship
Join your church family May 30 for barbecued chicken, German potato salad, coleslaw, beverages, and an ice cream sundae for dessert. It will be a great time of worship and fellowship. See sign up sheet in the fellowship hall for dish to pass.

A free will donation for the meal will benefit our community gardens. The meal will be served at 6:00 pm with worship at 7:00 pm.

Mike Hausch Anniversary
Sunday June 9 between worship services we will have a recognition of Mike Hausch as he marks 20 years of service at St. Paul Lutheran. Please make every effort to be with us.

From the Call Committee

Please continue to remember Pastor Douglas Adams in your prayers as he considers whether or not he will accept the call to serve as the next Pastor at St. Paul or if he will continue to serve at Trinity Lutheran in Berrien Springs.
Thank you,
The Call Committee.

Christian Education

Sunday School
Preschool through grade 6 will meet in the lower level of the church building from 9:45-10:45. We will continue with learning about The Lord’s Prayer.

Adult Education Hour
Education Hour on June 2 will conclude the study of Gospel of Matthew.

Sunday June 16, What Language Do You Speak? Gary Chapman wrote “Five Love Languages” as a marriage enrichment book. It has been a best-selling Christian book for years. It also led to a series of books including “Five Languages of an Apology” “Five Love Languages of God” and “God Speaks Your Love Language”. Thoughts from this author together with Scriptural examples of diversity in personalities will be our theme in adult Bible study between services for several weeks beginning June 16.

Fresh Brew
Today we continue our look at “The Blessings of the Lord’s Supper.” 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 next Sunday.

Monday Women’s Bible Study
The Ladies Bible study will not meet tomorrow, Memorial Day, May 27, we will continue our study on Monday, June 3 at 11:00 am. We will continue our discussion of “Mere Christianity.” If you have the book, read the chapters “The Obstinate Toy Soldiers” and “Two Notes” through page 186.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study
Men will enjoy a healthy breakfast together, and then you are invited to join in the continuing discussion of the book of James. We will meet next Saturday, June 1. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am.

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 “Jesus is Risen” found in Luke 22-23. 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.

Vacation Bible School
Sign up for our VBS, Miraculous Mission, July 29 – August 2. Those who register will receive a globe key chain. Registration materials will be available in the church entryway or sign up at StPaulHamburg.com/Children.

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure with Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World. Explore God’s miraculous mission and learn about His plan of salvation from creation to the cross!

Teen and adult helpers, please visit the registration table to share your information. We need to get t-shirt sizes, update our phone numbers, and make sure all our areas have enough leadership! There are lots of ways you can help with VBS. You can help create the scenery, organize receiving of donated supplies, be a teacher, or a helper. Or sign up here: stpaulhamburg.com/children

Upcoming IMAC Event
We will be joining the LAC (7/8 grade youth) for a game day at church on Sunday, June 2 from 5-7 pm. Dinner will be provided.

From Michele Knzek: Missing!: Stuffed Polar Bear, sitting position, white, approximately 14″ tall. He was last seen on Easter Sunday on the hat and glove shelf at the east entrance (the entrance by pantry) Perhaps he was mistaken as someone’s toy, or accidently given to a child, but he has a family and is of great sentimental value. Please look at your children’s toys and if he’s found, please return to church office thank you. Thank you very much! Have a blessed day!


National Youth Gathering Fund Raising Update Through a variety of events Youth Gathering Participant families have raised $12,804.00. In addition, families have each paid $150.00 per person for registration fees. Funds that remain to be raised are $1388.00 (approximately). This amount funds 16 students attending the National Youth Gathering this summer. Please consider taking an envelope from the Giving Wall.
There may also be a posting of a Go Fund Me page soon. The anticipated proceeds from our fundraisers may not meet our goal. If you would like to discuss a major gift to cover a particular aspect of the event, contact Mike Hausch.

Compassionate Care

Daisy’s Pantry Opportunity
We are seeking a new pantry coordinator. Ellen Johnson will be stepping down from that position this fall. This is an exciting and rewarding volunteer ministry, serving the community by assisting them with their grocery needs.

We have a well-organized and compassionate team who do many separate functions, in addition to working one or two Wednesdays at the pantry for distribution to the community. (The pantry is open each Weds from 1 – 4).

This job includes the following:
• Keep pantry shelves stocked, rotating meat and food
• Keep forms updated and stocked
• Provide leadership to pantry staff with biannual meetings
• Keep updated on financial reports as provided by our treasurer
• Order food from Gleaners on an as-needed basis
• Shop for necessary items that Gleaners doesn’t carry
• If possible, help with the Tuesday food delivery by weighing and tallying food
• Help with the Kroger January food drive and the May postal service food drive
• Transmit monthly reporting documents to church secretary
• Be available or designate emergency requests as provided by the church or community

This position is open for new ideas! Ellen will be available for intensive training and assistance through the fall. Please call her at 734-904-2870 to discuss this incredible way to serve our Lord.

Red Cross Blood Drive a Success
A sincere thank you goes out to all who made the blood drive a success. Whether you brought cookies, donated time or donated blood, it wouldn’t be successful without you. 81 UNITS WERE COLLECTED!

Directory News

Welcome back snowbirds!
Our new pictorial directory was completed while you were away. You can find copies on the shelf under the window in the library. Help yourself to one.

In Our Community

Statewide Diaper Shower from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day
Lutherans For Life of Michigan sponsors an annual Statewide Diaper Shower starting on Mother’s Day through Father’s Day. Plan now to participate in this spring event supporting local, pro-life pregnancy resource centers throughout Michigan.

The procedure is very simple…

1) encourage the members of our congregation to purchase packages of disposable diapers
2) collect the diapers in a specified area at your church
3) tally the number of individual diapers collected and call or email the total to Connie at 586-949-9261 or lflmi.president@gmail.com
4) donate the collected diapers to your local pregnancy care center.

“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.”

Matthew 25:40

LACASA Has a few Events Scheduled for an Interesting Summer
Golf Scramble
Monday, June 17, 2019
Mix & mingle with pro-athletes at our annual “Drive Out Child Abuse” Celebrity Golf Outing.
Golfers registered by Friday, May 17, 2019 are entered to win tickets to a Detroit Tigers game.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Register by Monday, June 10, to guarantee team placement. Individual golfers will be paired with others to complete teams.
COST $125 per player. Dinner-only guests are welcome at $40 per person.
This event sells out each year. Early registration suggested. This is a Rain or Shine charity event. We are unable to process refunds. https://lacasacenter.networkforgood.com/events/11743-celebrity-golf-scramble

Garden Tour Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14, 2019, 9-4 daily
Get ideas and inspiration as you tour unique garden spaces throughout Livingston County., Tour lush landscapes and private gardens throughout Livingston County during our 21th Annual Garden Tour Weekend in 2019. Exceptional gardeners open their yards each July to share their love of fauna and flora with wandering visitors. Tickets go on sale in early June for this annual event. For info go to: https://lacasacenter.org/garden-tour-weekend/

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