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Bible Classes

Sunday’s  9:30-10:30 am

  • Pastor’s Bible Class  (church lounge)
  • Sr. High Youth Bible Study  (school, middle classroom, upstairs)
  • Sunday School (Pk-6th grade)  (school classrooms)
  • Summer Sunday School (Pk-6th grade) (latchkey room, mid-June thru mid-Aug)
  • Youth Confirmation Class (7th-8th)  (Sept thru May)

Monday’s 9:00 am  Women’s Bible Class (Sept thru May)

Wednesday’s 10:00 am with Pastor Schmidt (church lounge)  The 3rd Wednesday of each month is a Senior Communion Service. Bible class will be at 9:30 a.m. that day.

Third Saturday 7:30 am  (church lounge Sept thru June)  Men’s Breakfast

About Bible Classes

Sunday Morning Bible Class   All are welcome to come and study with Pastor Schmidt on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the church lounge. We are currently in the study of  “The Book of Romans”.  Open discussions, videos and documentaries. Child care available.

Summer Sunday School We will meet in the school’s latchkey room at 9:30 a.m. Invite your friends to come and hear and learn about Jesus during the summer months.

Youth Sunday School from 9:30-10:30 am in the school building. For children grades Pk-8th on Sunday mornings at the school.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office, 248-541-0613.

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Class This Bible study uses CPH LifeLight material and is for women who want to participate in an in-depth Bible study which includes advance preparation.  The group does not meet when there is no school during the year or in the summer.  Presented by Janet Dunker. For questions call Janet at 248-643-7378. We meet at 9:00 a.m. (church lounge) on Monday mornings. This class meets September thru May.

Wednesday Morning Bible Class  with Pastor Schmidt.  Class is at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. The 3rd Wednesday of each month is a Senior Communion Service. Bible class will be at 9:30 a.m. that day. You may join us for worship at 11:00 a.m.   (August thru June)

Pastor’s Adult Information Classes  Pastor Schmidt has classes designed to teach newcomers about the basics of the Christian faith from a distinctively Missouri Synod Lutheran perspective. This  course will cover such topics as, “The Bible”, “The Ten Commandments”, “Holy Baptism” and more. While many will take this class toward membership, the most important thing is developing a life-long love and pattern of worshiping Christ. Pastor offers this class twice a year.  Please call the church office, 248-541-0613 for more information.

Young Adults is a group of post-college age to 30 something who gather together to fellowship in Bible study and events, with Tyler and Krista Zenk.

 

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Ministry

Farewell Reception for the Mahlers  On Sunday, July 23, there will be a farewell reception for Rich & Jan Mahler after the late service in the church lounge. They are following their son-in-law, daughter and grandkids as he takes a new call in Parma, OH. Please be there and invite former members and classmates.

Sr. Craft Day ‘Crafts Made Simple’ Join us in the church lounge on July 18 and help make a craft. You may keep your craft or donate it towards the children’s Christmas Shoppe in December. Great fellowship and fun. All are invited. Questions, contact Alice Jackson, 248-589-9024. Hope to see you there.

Auction Committee We would like to form an Auction planning committee, and start meeting, as soon as possible.  This is always a big event and great fundraiser for our school.  It takes a lot of people and planning. Parents of our school, it’s a great way to help the school and earn a year’s worth of Time and Talent hours!!  We are looking for people who would like to help in any way, big or small.  Would you like to chair the committee, help to acquire Auction items or help with gift packaging?  Can you help to set up the event, or help during the event?  Could you help with printing or office work?  There is a sign up sheet on the PTL board in the main hallway at the school or contact Sue at the school to sign up or for questions.

Got Plastic Bottle Tops?  Needed for a Reformation 500 congregational project in October are OODLES of red, white, blue, yellow, gold & black plastic bottle tops. Samples of these bottle tops are in the glass case 2017 Reformation 500 display next to the St. Paul Book Nook.  Drop off your bottle caps on the shelf with the samples & keep them coming! Questions to Martha Smyth 248-677-4972 or smythfam4@aol.com.

Young Adults is a group of post-college age to 30 something who gather together to fellowship in Bible study and events. Currently we are studying the book: A Man Named Martin.   If you are interested in being part of this group, you may get in touch with Tyler and Krista Zenk thorough email: krista.h234@ gmail.com or text/call (307) 840-2263.

July Collection for ‘Operation Christmas Child’  We are collecting a different item each month needed for the shoebox gifts. Please note we are not collecting shoe boxes yet; we will let you know when, but we are collecting Small Pads of Paper, for the month of July. These items may be placed in the wood box located in the coatroom in the lobby. Thank you.

Children’s Message Planning :  Do you have a passion for telling children about Jesus?  Would you be willing to learn how to tell the “good news” of the gospel to a 3 or 4 year old?  Then this service to the Lord is for you.  You would prepare and give a brief synopsis of the gospel to children during the Children’s Message spotlight in our service. If you are interested in this or have any questions, please call Chris Schultz at (248) 302-7104.

72nd Annual Lutheran Laymens League MEN’S RETREAT September 7-10, 2017        Guest Speaker: Rev. Mike Newman  — We start now to get our registrations in early as not to miss getting our room and board set ups. All men of St. Paul plan to attend the Men’s Retreat of the Lutheran Laymen’s League in Arcadia, MI for a long weekend of recreation and fellowship, golf, softball, and enjoy the outdoor offerings of Michigan in the late summer. Bible study will be offered at various times throughout the weekend. This year’s special speaker is Rev. Mike Newman who is a Mission and Ministry Facilitator in the Texas District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. He has written a number of books including The Life You Crave, Struggle Well, Satan’s Lies, and a new book titled, Gospel DNA: Five Markers of a Flourishing Church.  Register NOW using Camp Arcadia’s downloadable registration form at www.lhm.org or pick up a form in the wall rack located in the lobby. Fees include: lodging, meals and programs. You may contact, Don Storck, 248-288-3386 for further information.

 

Youth Ministry

Summer Sunday School program, all children will meet in the latchkey room at the school at 9:30 a.m. that day. Hope to see you there!

Sr. High Bible Class for High School Youth is held on Sunday mornings for all High School aged youth at 9:30 a.m., school stage. Come engage in lively topics and discussions.

 

School Ministry               

School Re-enrollment 2017/18.  Registration has now begun for the school year 2016/17. Registration fee is $350 to enroll your child. If you are interested in our school or you have any questions, please call the school office, 248-541-0613. Thank you.

Auction Committee We would like to form an Auction planning committee, and start meeting, as soon as possible.  This is always a big event and great fundraiser for our school.  It takes a lot of people and planning. Parents of our school, it’s a great way to help the school and earn a year’s worth of Time and Talent hours!!  We are looking for people who would like to help in any way, big or small.  Would you like to chair the committee, help to acquire Auction items or help with gift packaging?  Can you help to set up the event, or help during the event?  Could you help with printing or office work?  There is a sign up sheet on the PTL board in the main hallway at the school or contact Sue at the school to sign up or for questions.

School Coaches Needed! Our school sports teams are in need of volunteer coaches for various teams for the school year 2017/18. If you like working with the youth and have an interest in coaching, we need your help. Courtney Pomroy, our school’s Athletic Director, is seeking men or women to help with this years teams. Coaches needed for Fall leagues: Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball. Winter leagues: Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Cheerleading and the Spring league: Track.  We need to organize these positions as soon as possible! So, please contact Courtney at 248-928-4927 or the school office, 248-546-6555 for questions. Our kids will thank you!

 

SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS: 

SCRIP Cards Did you know that there are a few ways that you could help our students at St. Paul?  One is to contribute directly to the tuition assistance fund.  This fund helps families who are struggling financially.  Look for forms in the church office. Another way is to buy SCRIP cards.  What is SCRIP?  They are basically gift cards that you buy at face value, and the school gets a 3-13% rebate. For example:  if you buy a $100 Meijer gift card, you will be able to use the gift card to make $100 in purchases, but $3 will go to the school. You can designate a family to give the proceeds to, or just sign off proceeds to the tuition assistance fund.   Contact Carrie Smith for details:  smithcarrie5@yahoo.com or call 248-542-7391.

Kroger Community Rewards Go online to kroger.com/communityrewards to create an account. Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Another convenient way to support St. Paul. Our organization # is 83242.

Box Tops and Labels for Education Two easy ways to support St. Paul Lutheran School! Find and clip Box Tops from packages for St. Paul! They are each worth 10¢!! Our coordinator, Sarah Parks, will send them in and our school gets a check! Your kitchen is full of eligible Labels for Education  items. By collecting Labels, our school earns points that can be redeemed for Art, Athletic and Academic merchandise! Please bring Box Tops and Labels for Education to the school office in a labeled envelope. Thank you so much for all your support!  For questions about our school or any fundraisers, contact the school office at 248-546-6555.

Hollywood Market’s Apples For Schools  Hollywood Markets in Royal Oak offer ‘Apples for the Students’ to provide our school the means to acquire more of the equipment and supplies we need.  Family and friends, who would like to support St. Paul Lutheran School, simply tell the checkout cashier the name of our school.  Their points are electronically credited to our school.  It’s that easy!

More News

Food Pantry Items We are always in need of canned goods and boxed goods for our pantry. Items may include: canned Meats, Tuna, Fruit, Vegetables, Soup and Pork & Beans and boxed items such as Mac & Cheese, Cereal or Meals in a box.   “For I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 NIV

Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving Our church offers this program which allows you to make donations on a scheduled automatic basis. It is convenient and provides donation consistency for your church. To set up, pick up a form in the lobby, or find the form online at our Online Giving page, and fill it out and drop off in the church office. For questions, contact LeeAnne Millinger at 248-584-3128.

Stewardship The symbolic act of giving can be an important part of stewardship. If you want to give electronically — but you also want a visible way to participate in the offering during worship, simply put a check mark or an X on the front of your weekly offering envelope where it says, “I gave electronically,” and put it in the offering plate.

Nursery Open to children 0-5 years old. Provides safe, loving care during the 8:15am and 10:45am worship services, and 9:30am Bible Study. A changing table and chair for nursing are available for mothers of infants and toddlers. Other Nursery News: Our newest members need our help! We are in need of a happy healthy nursery for our little ones to start their journey with Jesus and our church family during our Sunday morning services. We are in much need of Volunteers, one adult and one student, per service. Choose your time and week(s). Students this is a good opportunity to earn community hours. Services: we need new or gently loved toys and some nursery items (ages infant to 5 years old). Please contact Jean Walker at 248-990-4052 for questions.

Book Nook – Christian Cards & Gifts – Open after the 8:15 a.m. service. Christian gifts and assorted cards. Located in the lobby. Cards available for only 50 cents each. Birthday, Specialty, Seasonal, Sympathy, Thinking of You and much more!  Come check it out!

Library News – Books in the library now have cards, pockets and spine labels. A catalogue with a complete listing of books will be found next to a sign with the check out procedure on the file cabinet. This process will be an indicator of what types of books are of the most interest to the congregation. Not all books are to be removed from the library, indicated by the absence of a card in the back of the book. Please check your bookshelves at home for any St. Paul library books. Thank you.