Weekly Announcements June 12


ST. PAUL SUNDAY SCHOOL welcomes all 3-year-olds through 6th graders to participate in “God’s Squad” beginning at 10:45 a.m. with pre-service singing. Preschoolers-6th grade students participate in the first part of the worship service and after the children’s message they are invited to go to God’s Squad Sunday School. During the summer months, children will return to the Divine Service when the offering is received so that they may participate in a blessing at Holy Communion and the close of the service.   

TODAY IN GOD’S SQUAD children will experience the “Journey of Elisha”, 2 Kings 4:8-37. God used Elisha in his journeys to bless the Shunammite woman, granting her a son and then raising him from the dead. God sent His Son, Jesus, to journey to the cross to bless all humanity in this life and to raise those who believe in Him from the dead, granting them eternal life. 

FRESH BREW BIBLE STUDY 7:30 a.m. Continues study of the book by Timothy Keller “The Prodigal God.” A study based on Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.

9:45am Education Hour Bible Study Options

·   VARIETY HOUR: Bring your children 3-year-old through 6th grade down to the basement activity room for an hour of Bible stories, songs, crafts, and fun.

·   ROAMING THROUGH THE BIBLE Can we find God’s will for our lives in God’s Word? Do these Ancient Words speak directly to us today? Are you able to find meaning in the in the scripture selections of the Worship Service? In our group each Sunday, we help each other to understand what God is saying to us. Each week is a complete unit. We meet in the lower level in Sunday School Room 4. This discussion is led by Tim Hurst and Ted Richardson. Everyone is welcome.   

·   “The Bible on Trial: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” A video based Bible study featuring attorney Craig Parton, along the way he will talk with Dr. Paul Maier, Dr. Randall Price, Dr. Jeff Kloha and Joel Lampe. Each man will contribute insight and analysis from his respective fields on the crucial issue of the Bible as a trustworthy work in which to place our faith. The group conversations will be led by Pastor Gaertner and Ray Woods. Visit www.thebibletrial.com for more information.


MONDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY We will meet on Monday, June 13, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Our topic is “From Partiality to Servanthood” based on James 2:1-13.  

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY, “Changes that Heal”. All are invited and welcome.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY “Men of Integrity” on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Connect with some regular guys that aren’t afraid to be Christians. Rolls, donuts, coffee and juice are provided.



Follow Pastor Gaertner and his graduate school work at his blog therevev.wordpress.com and don’t be afraid to add your own comments. He will be commenting on the classes he is taking.

Did you miss a Sunday? Did you want to share a sermon or Bible study with a friend? The videos can be found in different spots:

1)     The listen page of www.stpaulhamburg.com,

2)     The vimeo video page for St. Paul at www.vimeo.com/stpaulhamburg, or

3)     Friend Pastor Gaertner on Facebook,


FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR this morning are from Robert & Mary Ellen Krieg, in loving memory of Jim Sanders.

PASTORAL CARE FOR JUNE: While Pastor Gaertner is away in St. Paul, Minnesota for graduate school, preparations have been made for the spiritual care of the congregation. Pastor Mike Ruhl will be preaching on Sunday morning. Pastor Larry Courson will be available for any pastoral emergencies and the church office and Mike Hausch will have his contact information.


FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG FAMILIES celebrates the end of school, Monday, June 13, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.! Meet at the Imagination Station, the big playground in downtown Brighton near the Mill Pond. The kids will play for a while, and then we’ll walk to Dairy Queen for dessert. No need to RSVP. Please invite friends and neighbors. If the weather looks bad, call Beth at (734) 323-0820 or Christi at (810) 355-1600 to see what we’ll do instead.


Fellowship for Young Families heads to Comerica Park for a 4:10 p.m. baseball game, Tigers vs. Angels, on Saturday, July 30! Tickets cost $18 each. To purchase your tickets, make a check out to Christi Gaertner and give the check to Stacy Prince, the church office, or Christi. Checks must be turned in by Sunday, June 26. Children who are 3 years old or younger and who share a seat with an accompanying adult are admitted free of charge for Detroit Tigers games. Guests are permitted to bring individual portions of food and factory sealed clear bottles of unflavored water in to Comerica Park. For kids in the group, juice boxes are also allowed. Anyone can come! Contact Christi at christigaertner@gmail.com or Beth at (734) 323-0820 with any questions.

NAME TAGS –A signup sheet to receive a name tag is located in the Wiltse Family mailbox.


RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE thanks EVERYONE who helped…our volunteer helper staff, and all those who gave blood.

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A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.  Proverbs 11:25

We have been given the ability to refresh many families in the upcoming months because of the generosity of families in the Hamburg/Pinckney area.  Daisy’s Pantry (through Gleaners) was the recipient of the May 14 postal carriers food drive in these communities.  With the help of St. Paul volunteers we took delivery of 1,532 pounds of food on May 16.

During the month of April  a total of 1,582 pounds of food was donated or purchased,  and we were able to distribute 1,804 pounds of food and other necessities to 21 families (66 individuals).

If you know of someone who is in need of food, have them call Love INC (517) 552-3620.  The pantry is open on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. by appointment through Love INC.  If you are a member of St. Paul, you may call Arlene Wiltse to set up an appointment.

Pantry needs at this time include 5# or smaller bags of sugar, jelly, saltine crackers, pasta sides, and spices.  All items can be placed in the grocery cart in the small fellowship hall.  We can use egg cartons again.


Sunday Evening Coffeehouse meets tonight from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. in the Activity Center. Tonight we will be doing the pre-event Bible study titled, “The Brirdge: Welcome to the Family” based on Ephesians 2:1-5 and other selected scriptures. Next Sunday, June 19, we will be doing the final pre-event Bible studies for the LCMS Michigan District youth gathering. Coffeehouse will not meet on June 26. Starting in on Wednesday, July 6, we will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. through the end of August.  

IMAC(5th and 6th Graders) We are going fishing! Saturday, June 18th. Meet at church at 10:00 a.m. We will have lunch together – return to church by 1:30 p.m.

LAC(7th and 8th Graders) Our June activity is a Day at the Lake on Sunday, June 19. We will meet right after the 11:00 a.m. Divine Service, probably around 12:15 p.m. Bring your own swimsuit, life jacket, towel and sunscreen.



July 25 – 29 – 9 am to Noon

Ages: 3-13 (8th Grade)

*3 yr olds must have adult onsite

·         Bible Story Adventures

·         Bible focused Crafts

·         Team-Building Games

·         Tasty Treats

·         Toe Tapping Music and Praise Songs

Come on an adventure filled with VBS fun!

At PandaMania you will discover that God is wild about you!

Register at www.stpaulhamburg.com or call 810.231.1033. Register before July 24th and receive a free DQ treat!

VBS BAND Members needed: Drummers, Vocalist

Motion Leaders (Flyboys and flygirls)

Equipment needed: Conga Drums with or without stand

Please contact Anna Balhoff 313-820-1866 or Christi Gaertner 810-355-1600

BIBLE READING PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK OF June 12-18. Please develop a habit of regularly reading God’s Word and to help develop that habit we suggest you use the daily Bible reading guide from the Lutheran Service Book. Daily Readings for this week:

    6/12    Numbers 21:10-35             Luke 21:20-38

    6/13    Numbers 22:1-20               Luke 22:1-23

    6/14    Numbers 22:21—23:3        Luke22:24-46

    6/15    Numbers 23:4-28                Luke 22:47-71

    6/16    Numbers 24:1-25               Luke 23:1-25

    6/17    Numbers 27:12-23             Luke 23:26-56

    6/18    Numbers 32:1-6,16-27       Luke 24:1-27



Short -Term Mission Team Scholarships Now Being Offered to College Students Living and Attending School in Michigan! Being part of a MOST Ministries short term mission trip can be expensive. Often, a student’s only hope for going and sharing the love of Jesus in less developed countries is through financial assistance. Subsidizing this hope, the Renken Scholarship Fund is now extending $500 scholarships to students, age 18-25, who are currently enrolled or attending a Michigan University or College. We have several summer team openings as well as teams scheduled over the Thanksgiving holiday to coincide with school breaks. Stop by our website (www.mostministries.org) to view our team schedule or contact Debby Suchyta (dsuchyta@mostministries.org or 734.994.7909) for additional information.


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Children’s Grief Camp at Howell Conference Center: ages 6-1, July 30-31; ages 13-17, July 23-24. This is a free, overnight grief camp for children who have lost a loved one through death. Please register by June 6: Claudia at (517) 540-9125 or email: nafsucr@trinity-health.org

GREAT START School Readiness Preschool, is a tuition free preschool offered at Pinckney Elementary. Child must be 4 years old by Dec. 1st. For more information call the School Office: 810 225-5800.


“COMMUNITY KITCHEN FOR CHRIST” serves lunch every Saturday at Noon, at Shalom Lutheran Church located at 1740 East M-36 in Pinckney. For more information contact Judy Geiger at 734-476-6104.

“Magdalen’s Kitchen”, A Community Meal 6:00pm every Monday at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, 2201 Old US 23 Highway, Brighton.

Le Concour de Livingston: Love INC is planning a summer event on Saturday July 30th, 2011, at the estate of Steve and Patty Gronow in Howell as a fun, up lifting fundraiser; three major sponsors are already in place; Lear Corporation, The Livingston Press and Argus, and Buckley Jolley. We will have an art auction, an antique high-end car display, food and beverage, live music from the Brighton Nazarene musicians, and much, much more.

Calendar for June 12-19

Sun: 6/12         7:30am       Fresh Brew

                           8:30am       Worship

                           9:45am       Education Hour

                        11:00am       Worship

                        11:00am       Sunday School                                   

                        12:30pm       Boot Camp/walking

                           5:00pm       Coffeehouse                       

Mon: 6/13         9:00am       Quilters                                                                 

                        11:00am       Women Bible Study

                           6:30pm       F4YF in Brighton 

Tues: 6/14        9:00am       OldTimers                            

Thurs:6/16       7:00pm       Changes That Heal

Sat:  6/18          8:30am       Men’s Bible Study               

                        10:00am       IMAC – Fishing

                        10:30am       AA/Alanon

Sun: 6/19       12:00pm       LAC-Lake Day


Readings for June 19: Genesis 1:1-2:4

                                    Acts 2:14, 22-36

                                    Matthew 28:16-20

People in Action at St. Paul

Worship Attendance June 5: 278

Sunday School Students:   Staff:

General Fund June offerings: $9,916

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