Worship Services: 8:15am & 10:45am (Sun), 6:30pm (Mon)
Sunday's - 9:30-10:30am
- The Book of Luke (lounge)
- Growing in Christ (school library)
- New Member Class (church meeting room)
- Sr. High Youth Bible Study (school upstairs middle classroom)
- Sunday School (Pk-8th grade) (school classrooms)
- Parents and Tots (school latchkey room)
Third Monday 10:00am
- Angels with Pastor Ackerman (lounge)
- Women's Bible Study (lounge)
- Young Adults Bible Study (519 Troy St)
- Does God Exist? (lounge)
Third Saturday 7:30am
- Men's Breakfast with Rich Mahler (lounge)
Ascension Worship, Pastor Appreciation & Ice Cream Social On Thursday, May 9, worship with us at 7:00pm for the Ascension of Our Lord. Following the service, there will be an ice cream social in the lounge, provided by the PTL. In addition, a Celebration of Appreciation for both Pastor Ray Scherbarth and Pastor Tom Lange will be presented. We invite you to come forward during this time and share your stories of both pastors. Please make an effort to attend this very special event.
Pastor Schmidt Installation Pastor David Schmidt's installation service will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00pm. A reception will follow the service in the church lounge.
Parsonage Renovation As many of you know, Pastor Schmidt has accepted our call to be our new pastor. In celebration of his arrival, we would like to make some much needed improvements and updates to the parsonage. Donations would be greatly appreciated. Please mark as “Gift to the Parsonage” in the memo line. Envelopes can be found at the welcome center. Some proposed removations are: bathroom updates, basement repairs, landscaping, new carpet, painting, porch repairs, remodel kitchen, roof and window repairs. Our goal is $50,000. Questions, call the church office.
Softball Season Begins The South Oakland Inter Church Athletic Association has been a league for over 40 years. St. Paul has two men's teams and a women's team. Our teams play other local churches. Combined practice on Sundays at 3:00pm at Madison High School. Games begin in May and run through July and are played Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights at 6:30pm or 7:30pm in Birmingham or Madison Heights. A schedule will be posted in the lobby, once established, for players and fans. Please contact Chuck Brewer (586) 822-8619 for any questions.
Evangelism Collection for May 2013 For the Detroit Rescue Mission. Items needed: New and used Bibles (good condition). Please drop in the box located in the coat room in the lobby. Call John Kyle at (248) 930-1070.
Operation Layette On May 23, everyone is invited to attend Operation Layette's assembly evening, beginning at 7:00pm in the lounge. Stop by for a few minutes, a couple of hours, or just pop in to find out what it's all about. If you have any questions, call Pam Stasko at (248) 544-8390.
iPray Conference Saturday, June 1 at Faith Lutheran in Troy. The conference will be led by Rev. Jim Buckman, mission strategist in the LCMS New Jersey District. Topics include: Are We Building a House of Prayer?, The Horizontal Aspect of Prayer - Mercy Ministry, A House of Prayer for Members & Visitors, A House of Prayer for the Community, and other related topics. Contact Chris Steiber at (248) 515-1983 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12 if you would like to attend.
Grief Share Support Group If you or a loved one is having a difficult time dealing with a life issue, you will want to attend this very helpful ministry. This class will begin on Wednesday April 17 and will be running for 13 weeks from 7:00-9:00pm at the church. Please contact Dennis Walker at 248.990.4051 for any questions.
New Women's Bible Study A new 9 week study of the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon will begin on Monday, April 8 from 9:00am - 10:30am. The study uses CPH LifeLight material and is for women who want to participate in an in-depth Bible study which includes advanced preparation. Call Janet Dunker (248.646.7378) to order a book or for more information.
Young Adults Group A group of 20-30 somethings gather weekly on Monday evenings at PJ & Jackie Brooks house at 519 Troy St, behind the church. We meet for fellowship and Bible study. Contact Joel Walrath for questions at 716.946.1419 or email@example.com.
School Fundraiser Target department store has a new program to give monies to schools. Go to the website at givewith.target.com. It will ask for our zip code (48067). After entering the zip code, you can select St. Paul from the list of schools. For each 25 clicks, our school will receive a $25 gift card. You can go to the site every six days. This is a great way to help support our school. If you have questions, please contact Kristin Sharp at 248.583.9058.
Evangelism Training - New Bible Study Did you ever wonder what Jesus might have been thinking when he said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 ESV)? Join us on Tuesday nights in the lounge from 7:00-8:30pm for a six-week Bible study. Patrick Brooks will lead us as we try and answer this important question.
New Christian Education Invitation A one-hour standalone class will be offered on Sunday March 17 at 4:00pm in the church library/meeting room. Homelitics & Hot Soup will be led by Martha Smyth. Come investigate this 'personal way to know the person of God through His Word.' This method is especially appreciated by people who enjoy taking notes. Class size is limited to 12, but the class will be offered again on different days and at different times in the future. Hot soup and fellowship are offered after the class. Sign up at the Welcome Center. For questions call Martha at 248.677.4972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evangelism Study Did you know that approximately 60% of the people in our Michigan District of the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod (LCMS) are “unchurched”? They do not know Jesus as their Savior. We are going to study 6 evangelism styles from the Bible. The name of the study is “You are a Witness? (from The Lutheran Hour Ministries). Come Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the church lounge. Please, join with the Evangelism Board as we find the evangelism style that will help us share the good news of God's love.
Pick-up Basketball is going to begin in the school gym Sundays at 3:00pm. We will select teams and play some pick up games for fun and some exercise. We did this last winter and the number of players varied dramatically from week to week. If you are interested come one week and try it. If you have questions contact Chuck Brewer (586) 822-8619 or Rob Parks (248)495-8121.
Volleyball Anyone? 18 and over come join us on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm in the school gym for an evening of great exercise and fellowship. For questions, contact Courtney Wahl, 248-807-7084.
Martin Luther's Seal Clings The supply of clings have been replenished. You may display them on your windshields as a reminder of our faith in Jesus as our Savior. Here are some other potential locations which can also serve this same purpose: front door window, storm door window, kitchen window, bedroom window, and/or bathroom mirror. You may obtain these decals from the church office for a donation. These donations will be used for our support of Pastor Alan Ludwig's work in Siberia.
Our Monthly Newsletter 'The Masthead' can now be found here on our website. Check it out the Masthead Archives and download current and past editions in PDF format.
St. Paul Lutheran School Board of Education The BoE is looking for your insight and feedback regarding the perception of St. Paul Lutheran School. The survey is located at the Welcome Center as well as on the School page. We are requesting the return of the surveys by Monday, May 20 to the Welcome Center. During the week, the surveys can be turned in to the school secretary. Members of the BoE will be at the Welcome Center following the services. If you have any questions, email us at BoardOfEd@stpaulroyaloak.org.
Reenrollment and Registration for the 2013-2014 School Year has Begun If you are interested in registering your child (preschool-8th grade), or for information, please call the school office at 248.546.6555 or visit the School Admissions page of the website.
Attention Current & Prospective St. Paul School Students Tuition grant funds are available from St. Paul Lutheran Day School - assisting families on a financial needs basis. Applications are available in the school office. When filled out they are sent to a private company used by the school along with a $30 filing fee. Their reports are then reviewed by the Scholarship Selection committee for grant consideration. Deadline: July 15. Any questions, please contact Brian Hermann at (248) 855-1703 or email email@example.com.
Attention College Students Tuition Loan Funds are available from the Lydia Goff Fund, and for those pursuing a career in full time church work, from the Lydia Wiebusch Scholarship Fund. Applications for both are available in the church office. Deadline: July 15. Any questions, please contact Brian Hermann at (248) 855-1703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoedown (Backyard Dance) Friday, May 10 at 6:30pm in the gym. Admission is chips and pop. Hot dogs/salad will be served. We will be serving Coldstone Ice Cream for $3/cup. All church and school families invited.
St. Paul Auction The Auction has been scheduled for April 27, 2013. Volunteers are needed to help plan the auction, and at the event itself. Auction donations are needed as well. Please join us if you are interested in helping with this event or contact Cheryl Dirkse at 248.930.4486.
Regifting to Support a Good Cause The Auction Committee welcomes any Christmas gift that you receive, but don't want and won't use. We'll even take gifts from last Christmas that you haven't used and never will. We will include these items at our auction in April, and your gift will go to the highest bidder! You can re-gift without guilt, knowing that St. Paul students will benefit. And you can clear some space at home for the gifts you really want to keep! To re-gift to St. Paul's Auction, contact Cheryl Dirkse at 248-930-4486. Thank you for your support of our Auction!
Please continue to turn in your Box Tops, Hollywood Market Receipts and Campbell Soup Labels too! Thanks for your ongoing support of our school!
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.
Thrivent Choice is Here! Members of Thrivent should have received a letter last summer telling them their estimated amount of Choice Dollars. You choose where Thrivent Financial gives back. Anyone can join in. Visit Trivent.com/choice dollars or call 1-800-847-4836. Log in or set up an account. Be sure to key in St. Paul Lutheran School and click Direct Now in the organization box. When your balance reaches $10 or more, Choice Dollars will automatically be directed to St. Paul. Thank for your support.
Christ-Centered, Cross Focused Talk Radio... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: St. Michael & All Angels, Jerome the Translator, Joseph Feeds Egypt, The Parable of the Tenants and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.
Nursery Open to children 0-4 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. Anyone interested in volunteering in the nursery should email Anne Sagan at email@example.com or call 248-546-5228.
Funds for St. Paul Goodsearch.com is a search engine that raises funds. Instead of using Google or another search engine on your computer, go to Goodsearch.com and type in St. Paul Lutheran Church as the charity. Then scroll down to find the Royal Oak location. For every search made this way, St. Paul will earn one cent. If every member of our church made two searches each day, we could potentially earn a lot of money for St. Paul over the course of a year. You can set your home page to Goodsearch, and you can use it for shopping too. Try it today! Questions, call Diane Bachleda, 1-248-888-9597.
Parking at St. Paul If you are parking at St. Paul School or Church for any activities, please use the window cling available at the Welcome Center. If for any reason you are ticketed by the City of Royal Oak, please take your ticket to Tom or Bill (valet parkers) at Bastone's restaurant on Fifth street (across from the school) and they will take care of it. Thank you.
Book Nook - Christian Cards & Gifts - Open after the 8:15am service. Assorted cards for only 40¢ each. Arch Books are now available for children. Only $2 each.