Vacation Bible School – St. Paul Lutheran and Annapolis Lutheran are excited to announce that we are once again combining our efforts to produce another fun, engaging and faithful VBS this summer and we want you to know that your child is once again most welcome to join us!
What: Mighty Fortress: In Jesus the victory is won!
Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church
When: July 17 – 21 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Who: Hosted by members of both St. Paul Lutheran and Annapolis Lutheran
To register your child, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/fTlyFrIroI9OCEIE2
To sign up to volunteer, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/htezDhkiB6EsWytp2
For more information, contact Heather Rosenkoetter (410-757-3293, firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Living Each Day as a Steward”
C.S. Lewis said, “There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’ ” As redeemed children of God, of course, we desire to belong to that first category. We long to live each day as stewards who earnestly pray, “Thy will be done.” As God’s stewards, we are devoted to using all that we are and have for His purpose. We are God’s stewards each and every day.
On Sundays July 23, 2017, July 30, 2017, and August 6, 2017, the theme of our Bible studies will be living each day as a steward. We will learn how the Holy Spirit, working through Word and Sacrament, transforms us to be more like our Chief Steward, Jesus, Who willingly poured out His life in giving and serving, ultimately sacrificing His very life for our eternal lives. Just as Jesus faithfully served His Father by serving us, we are to use our lives and gifts in faithful service to Him by serving others. “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10).
I pray that each of you will take advantage of these opportunities to grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord that you might be strengthened in faith both for eternity and for a fruitful life here on earth.
The three weekly themes are as follows:
___July 23, 2017_______ “The Steward’s Identity”
___July 30, 2017 ______ “The Steward’s Purpose”
___August 6, 2017_____ “The Steward’s Lifestyle”
May God grant us strength and wisdom to be the faithful stewards that He has called us to be.
Board for Stewardship
St. Paul Contemporary Christian Authors Book Club – We are on hiatus for the summer. Our next meeting will be on Monday (new night and week of the month), September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the church library. That gives us plenty of time to read our next book, which is “Martin Luther” by Martin Marty. “Lutheran pastor Martin Marty portrays the religious reformer Martin Luther as a man of conscience and courage who risked death to ignite the historic reformation of the Church. Marty explores the records left by Luther of his inner struggles and his conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire to find a man engaged in a lifelong passionate search for not only the grace of God, but also for the assurance that it was directed toward each individual.”
At our meeting in October, we will be discussing the first half (Preface through Chapter 7) of “Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China And Changing the Global Balance of Power” by David Aikman.
Our monthly gatherings, which are scheduled for the second Monday of the month, are always informative, interesting and fun! Come and join us even if you haven’t read the book! For a list of the books we will be reading, contact Herm Schmidt (410-263-5529).