Feb 3 - Growing in Grace Group 11:15 m in the library
Feb 4 11, 18, 25 Yoga at St. Paul from 4:30-6:00 pm in the arge classroom. Cost $5
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Lutheran Youth Organization in Pastor's home at 2:30 pm
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Affirmation of Baptism classes in Pastor's home at 3:45 pm
Feb 16 - Sound desk training 10 am. Training will include lighting and sound. All are welcome to take the class and join the team.
Feb 28 is Men's Breakfast at 8:00 an at Turk Lake. Topics include Augsburg Articles of Confession articles of Concerning the Church and What is the Church
Feb 28 Last day of Early Bird Payment due for camp
Cookies, Cakes, and Pie…Oh My!
Warm your heart and satisfy your palate at the annual Dessert Auction, Sunday, February 17 Mouth-watering delights will tempt and please; check them out before worship for your best line of defense. Then, after the service, get your bidding paddle and arm yourself for battle.
Monies raised will be given to the Greenville Ecumenical Food Mission as they find themselves short on food and resources due to the January government shutdown.
Food Mission in Need
It has been brought to our attention the ramifications of the government shutdown and the effect it will have on those who receive assistance from the government in the form of “Bridge Cards” (formally food stamps). Because of the shutdown families received their assistance for February last month which may cause shortages for them in February. It may take some time to get this vital program up and running again. The gap between the last assistance, the reopening of the government, and the reissuing of assistance may cause these families to be without food.
We are anticipating that the Greenville Area Ecumenical Food Mission will be one of the sources of food in the area for these families. Because of that we are asking our members and friends to consider donations of non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations so that the mission can purchase the items most needed. If you intend to give a monetary donation, checks should be written to GAEFM and cash donations should be put in a sealed envelope and sent to the church or put in the offering plates on Sunday mornings. You may send your donations to the food mission to the church. Please write “Food Mission” on the envelope so that it may be directed to them. Thank you in advance for your caring and generosity during these most difficult times.
The LYO will be selling homemade Danish pastries again this year. The wonderful Danish bakers at Settlement are going to be making these delectable delights. Orders are now being taken at the sign up sheet on the back table of the church with the sale running through March 11. Flavors being offered are blueberry, cherry, raspberry and almond and are being sold for $10.00 each. These pastries may be frozen for used at a later date. Please make your payment at the time you order.
Youth and Family Ministries
Our Youth and Family Ministries work to help our youth of all ages to encounter
Christ-- and grow in understanding—through the written Word of God/the Bible,
God’s creation, and the community joining together in both work and play.
Youth and Family News
The dates in the calendar listings below are for all who want to participate in the youth and family ministry events as we “Share the joy of Christ.”
Our youth are invited to worship services (Sundays and Wednesdays) or to play in the nursery or to participate in Kid’s Church. Kid’s Church runs the months of the school year, and begins each Sunday after the Children’s Sermon. Our children also lead in worship in a variety of ways: serving as acolytes, lighting candles and assisting with communion; participating in our Youth Sundays; providing music; and acting in the Children’s Christmas Program.
Faith Formation for our Youth includes: Baptism (infants, children and adults), First Communion
Preparation, Kid’s Church, Affirmation of Baptism, Camps and Retreats.
Linking with other organizations such as Living Water Ministries, our youth are invited to participate in a variety of camp experiences. Our beautiful camp grounds provide an excellent setting in which in discover the gifts and grace of God in the world, each other, and especially Jesus Christ.
St. Paul Lutheran
9844 S. Greenville Rd.
Greenville MI 48838
Our ministry to communicate between members as we "Share the Joy of Christ" continues. Look for the cards and notes after church and send a quick note to a member thanking them for something they do for the church, or wishing them good health, or just thinking about them. Everything you need is there and you can drop your sealed card at the office and it will be mailed for you. Homebound, inactive members, caregivers and the grieving are all part of our family. Take time to connect. Take time to "Share the Joy"!.
A mail box has been installed at the entrance of the labyrinth. It will contain prayer cloths and a “Let Go and Let God” prayer card. As you walk the labyrinth you might consider any cares and concerns you may have. In the center there will be a device in which to tie your prayer cloths to and leave them there. Your thoughts as you walk out of the labyrinth could be of thanksgiving. There are many ways to walk the Labyrinth this is just one of them.