Adult Ministry

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Sunday Morning Bible Study 2022

1 & 2 Chronicles Bible Study
School Campus: Gathering Place
After 9:00 am worship

Sunday Adult Bible Class led by Doug Braun

Christ Connections
School Campus: Fine Arts Room
After 9:00 am worship

Kids age 3 – 5th Grade. Led by Christ Connections Leaders 

Lessons, activities, and songs help kids connect Bible topics to their lives as they grow more connected to Christ. (Middle school & high school youth are welcome to attend/assist)

 

John Bible Study
Downtown Campus: Fellowship Hall (lower level)
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Sunday Adult Bible Class led by Neil Skov and Michael Woon

Questions about Bible Study opportunites at St. Paul? Contact Lexie Brown, Family Life Director

Tuesday Bible Study Spring 2022 - Judges

Join Pastor Roggow in studying how God leads us today as we look at the book of Judges.

When: Tuesdays 1:15 – 3:00 p.m. starting  April 19, 2022 

Where: Michigan District Office Tower Room: 3773 Geddes Rd. Ann Arbor

To Register: Contact Pastor Roggow | 734.926.0708 to register for this class and for more details.

You and your friends are welcome! 

Stephen Ministry

At St. Paul Ann Arbor we are called to GATHER, GROW, and GO. Part of this mission is to create a welcoming, caring space in our faith community in which people can find healing for body and soul. St. Paul has equipped and empowered a team of Stephen Ministers—laypeople who provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people experiencing grief, unemployment, hospitalization, loneliness, divorce, financial stress, a terminal illness, or other life difficulties. Stephen Ministers are available to partner with people in our congregation during difficult times, and they can walk alongside you through the challenging seasons of life.

One way to think of Stephen Ministry Care Givers is that they are the “After People.”

  • …after the phone call you hoped you would never get.
  • …after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life.
  • …after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.
  • …after the doctor say, “I’m sorry there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • …after the nursing home director shakes you hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”
  • …after the last child honks the horn, waves and drives away—and the house suddenly seems empty.
  • …after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
  • …after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
  • …after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.
  • …after…(you fill in the blank).

Situations where Stephen Ministers have provided care to those in need:

  • Grief
  • Health Issues
  • Financial Difficulties/Job Loss
  • Personal Crisis
  • Divorce
  • Terminal Illness/End of Life Issues
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Addiction
  • Caregiver for a Loved One
  • Infertility Other

 Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed. Men are always paired with men and women with women in a confidential caring relationship. Please contact the church office at office@stpaulannarbor.org or complete the confidential request form if you would like to find out how a Stephen Minister could be helpful to you.

Stephen Ministry Testimonies

1. For the last year of her life our mom was homebound due to the after effects of a stroke. She looked forward to the weekly visits of her Stephen’s Minister who often surprised her with small treats for them to enjoy. Together they frequently played her favorite game or sang songs from the hymnal. Mom was a great storyteller and her SM was an effective listener. Prayer was central to mom’s life and she was always encouraged and blessed when her SM prayed with her. As her family, we, too, were blessed by this ministry to mom.

2. As I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life, I was blessed by a Stephen’s Ministry person each week. She listened to me talk through what I was going through, prayed with me, prayed for me between meeting times, texted encouraging notes, and would talk me through really tough moments over the phone when needed. She had gone through a similar situation, so she was able to truly empathize with me, give hope and offer perspective that was genuine. At a time when things didn’t seem very stable, there was stability in her support. My life is far from being problem-free, but we went through a valley together and have come up on the other side. God was with us and in our relationship, there have been several answered prayers and we are thankful together.

3. Stephen Ministry has truly been a Godsend for me. I had a very troubled time in my life a couple of years ago and it was very difficult to talk to my spouse or our mutual friends. I felt very alone, but at the same time I was bursting with the need to talk to someone and to not be dealing with the issues on my own. I knew there was a Stephen Ministry at church, and even though I didn’t know much about it and I was nervous, I felt like this might be the right thing for me.

My first meeting with my Stephen Minister was the hardest. I had fears of being rejected for some of the things that I was struggling with. I had to make a conscious decision to let down all my walls, but God had been working to teach me about allowing vulnerability into my life and the blessings that it can bring. So I decided to embrace what I was learning and talked freely with my Stephen Minister, not knowing what would come of it.

As it turns out (and this is God led for sure), we have been a great match. My Stephen Minister has been a wonderful listener and I have been able to share many things that were weighing me down. I found a stable place of acceptance and love. It’s a place where I don’t have to face my issues alone. This has been extremely healing and strengthening for me. In addition, I have gained a good friend! I am so thankful for our time together and praise God for the wonderful and unexpected ways that he has worked in my life!

 

For more information about Stephen Ministry, click on the logo below.

Locations

Downtown Campus:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
420 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

St. Paul Early Childhood Center
420 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

School Campus:

St. Paul Lutheran School
495 Earhart Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Worship Times

Online:
Sundays @ 10:45 am (Facebook Live)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulannarbor.org

YouTube (Sundays @ 3pm): https://www.youtube.com/revneuendorf

In Person – Downtown Campus:
Saturdays @ 6:30pm
Sundays @ 10:45am

In- Person – School Campus:
Sundays @ 9:00am