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Prayers of Intercession 2/18/18

Renewed in the promises of baptism, let us pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church. For all who preach, teach, and inspire your people to lives of service. Renew your church in ministry, mission, and compassion. Unite us in faith, and uphold us in the promises of baptism. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for the world. For the well-being of both our own surroundings and of distant places. For favorable weather and sustaining rains. For creatures awakening from hibernation or beginning seasonal migrations. Provide safe habitats and abundant food for all. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for the nations. For all who govern or hold positions of authority. For those who work to make their communities safe from violence. Protect all who place themselves in danger to save others from harm. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for those in need. For those moving to new communities. For individuals who are incarcerated or recently released from prison. For those who are abused or neglected, for the lonely, and for those who are ill. . We pray for Jim, Sara, Linda, Richard, Dean, Matthew, Bev, Kim, Aaron, Marsha, Matthew, Shirley, Elizabeth, Erich, Barb, Karen, Barni, Betty, Shirley, Linda, Janice, and Hannah. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for this assembly. For musicians, artists, and poets who help us envision your love through word, image, and song. For those who have faced exclusion or felt forgotten. For all who reach out in love and welcome. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

For our wilderness journeys and for our wild beast experiences. We pray for the enduring love of Christ to drive us into the world in service to others. We pray for our college students.  We pray for our National youth gathering trip. We pray for World Hunger and the work that the ELCA has done to fight off its effects. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

Trusting in your covenant of mercy, O God, we lift our prayers to you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Amen.

National Youth Gathering

 

This summer, Lutherans in the ELCA have a very exciting opportunity to attend the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX, June 25-July 3.  Fourteen youth from St Paul and First English will be traveling and rooming together. The group has scheduled several preparatory events.  Check back often for additions to their schedule.

Sunday Lunch Sales

What?         Each month our youth will sell lunches that you can pick up after church. This is an easy way to support the youth and take home a delicious meal!

When?        Pre-ordered lunches will be available for pick-up on March 4, April 15, May 6 and June 10.

How?   Preorder your lunch from one of our fantastic youth in the narthex and pick it up on the scheduled date after church.

Why? All proceeds will help the youth attend the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this coming summer.

The March 4th lunch will be Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits

 

Overnight Lock-In

This team-building event will take place on March 2 & 3 in the gym at First English Lutheran Church.

 

“Thrivent Builds Worldwide” Trip

Since 2014 members from St. Paul have participated in annual church-supported Thrivent Builds. This year our group will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Portugal to renovate a home.  The trip dates are May 26 – June 4, and is open to anyone age 16 and older.  Join us for the informational meeting on October 25 at 7:00 pm in the second-floor classroom.

Prayer Vigils For Peace

For the Prayer Vigil we will be using the video series discussion from Steadfast Hope: The Palestininan Quest for Just Peace”.  There are 7 segments and we will begin Feb 26.  It’s produced by The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA  http://new.israelpalestinemissionnetwork.org/

 

Air Conditioning for Sandrock Hall and Kitchen

Time is Getting Short!

We only need an additional $6,180.00 donated toward air conditioning Sandrock Hall and the kitchen to see it happen, but time is running out. Church council has set the end of February as the deadline for achieving our goal. There are donation forms in the church foyer or you can just send a note in the mail. Please consider helping us take advantage of this great opportunity!

 

Health Screening – March 9

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church on March 9, 2018.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:

  • blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke
  • abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta
  • hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease
  • atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk
  • bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Please contact the office for registration information.

This Sunday . . .

 

 Join us at 9:30 on February 25th as we continue our Lenten worship season.

There will be a Lutheran Lens presentation on world hunger following the service.

 

Lenten Services – Feb 14 thru April 1

 

Wednesdays from Feb 21—March 21

The mid-day Lenten services will be on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM at First English Lutheran Church with a luncheon available after the service.

Evening services will begin at 6:30 PM in St. Paul’s Sandrock Hall and take the form of a Dinner Church, or Agape Feast! First Corinthians, describes a church that worshiped in people’s houses around the evening meal. As this practice continued, the service was called an Agape feast.

Palm Sunday, March 23

Come join the procession! Join us at 9:30 AM for our Palm Sunday service.

Maundy Thursday, March 29

The evening service will be held at 7:00 PM on Maundy Thursday.

Good Friday, March 30

Stations in the Street – starting at 3:00 PM on the corner of Kercheval and Fisher. Stations in the Street is a prayer experience down the main street of the Grosse Pointe communities—an ecumenical attempt to walk the footsteps of Christ and to pray for the many needs and ministries of all God’s people.  People of all ages and faiths are welcome.

Tenebrae Service – This candlelight service begins at 7:30 PM and is a time of solemnity and reflection.

Easter Sunday, April 1

Alleluia! Join us at 9:30 AM for our Easter Service.

 

 


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