Each Mon: Yoga at 4:30pm. $5.00 fee
Each Tues: Bible Study at 2:00 pm
Each Wed: Sunshine Club
Worship at 7:00pm
Nov 1,8,15: ABP class at Pastor's house when students arrive. LYO meeting 2:30-5:00
Nov 9-11: Synod Youth Summit in Midland. November 9-11 Synod Youth Summit in Midland This event is also the first step toward the goal of creating a youth council for our synod: a group of young leaders to be the voice of the Mitten Synod youth, who will advocate for their interests and needs to the full synod council, and as part of the greater Christian community. This event is the first step in a larger process. The conversations will focus on issues to be discussed and formalized at the Gathering with a larger body of youth from our synod. We hope to have a youth statement to share at the Michigan Synod Assembly in May 2019.
Nov 10: Men's Breakfast 8:30am Turk Lake
Nov 14: Last Day for early registration for The Great Lakes Gathering, $105 per person program fee if registered by November 14th. $130 per person program fee if registered after November 14th. $70 per room per night fee booked directly with hotel (each room houses up to 4 people)
Nov 16: Prep day for Thanksgiving dinner
Nov 17: GAMA sponsored Kids Coalition Against Hunger at St. Paul table set up 8:30am, packaging @ St. Paul 10am-1pm, the Greenville Ministerial Association is organizing a special ecumenical activity for Thanksgiving and Christmas that allows us to provide meals to people at a cost of only $0.28 per meal, in partnership with Kids Coalition Against Hunger. Our goal for the Christian community is to raise enough money to package 20,000 meals. If you’d like to be on the assembly line and help package these appetizing and nutritious meals for the hungry please come Saturday, November 18, at 10 am. All financial donations are welcome. At this time, all financial donations should be made to participating congregations, with the memo line: Kids Against Hunger. Volunteers may work for an hour or more, from set-up to clean-up; our goal is for any given time working to package meals.
Nov 17: Collecting donations for care packages for St Paul’s 12 young adults. Please drop off donations to Mark’s office or give funds to Mark so he can buy supplies for the care packages. Please help us out with donations of popcorn, gum, small bags of crunchy snacks and chips, hard candy, small microwavable meals (non perishable, i.e., Easy Mac and Cheese) holiday novelties, individual size cereal, small cookie snack packages, fruit snacks, granola/cereal bars and other small snacks and candies.
Nov 18: Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Paul after worship, ticket are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-13, 5 and younger are free. Carry-outs are available. The Thanksgiving dinner is hosted by the LYO and is a fundraiser and service project for our youth. You can get your tickets at the sound desk on Sundays or in the office during the week.
Nov 18: Children, youth, and family ministry loose change offering
Nov 20: Last day for early registration for Quake 2019. Quake events are weekend retreats created specifically for youth in grades 6-12. $95 per person program fee early bird $120 per person program fee standard
Nov 20-25: Mark on vacation
Nov 22: Thanksgiving day—Office closed
The Junior High Charge for Middle School youth (grades 6-8) $90 per person program fee if registered by January 18th (includes access to waterpark), $115 per person program fee if registered after January 18th (includes access to waterpark), $179 per room per night fee booked directly with hotel (each room houses up to 6 people)
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.