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  • August 9th, 2020 Bulletin
    In Bulletins
    We are here to serve our community. As you worship with us online, the Lord Jesus is at work, uniting us as friends and family. If you are curious to learn more out ministry in the community, go to, or like us on Face Book. To get your questions answered in a more personal way, contact the church office (586-772-3370) and ask for a pastor/staff member to give you a call. […]
  • Social Distancing in Worship – Phase Two
    In General Articles

    As of Sunday, August 9, STL will no longer have reserved or assigned seating for worship.  Instead, for the foreseeable future, sections of pews will be labeled “No Seating Please.”  These markers will keep all open seats at least six feet apart.   As you arrive for worship, please continue to wear your face mask (at least until you are seated and when you are in the hallways).  On your way in, pick up a worship folder and select an available place to sit.  While family members are encouraged to sit together in the open areas, we ask that you to sit at least 6 feet away from anyone else. 

  • Have you registered for the Lutheran Adult Gathering?
    In General Articles
    In the early days of the Church, “All the believers were together and had everything in common” (Acts 2:44). This is a picture of God’s people gathered by His Spirit together in fellowship, empowered by His Spirit in faith, sent by His Spirit to share and serve in Jesus’ name. This picture is also the theme of the 2020 Lutheran Adult Gathering. Join us at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, October 9-11, 2020, as we celebrate our LIFE TOGETHER in Christ, in service, with hope. Our speakers will encourage and challenge us as disciples of Jesus and offer suggestions for us to take back to our congregations. The gathering will also include a panel discussion with all three speakers surrounding the current situation in our country under theme LIFE TOGETHER-A Great Multitude (Revelation 7:9). […]
  • Lutheran World Relief Backpack Program
    In General Articles
    HIS II is once again participating in the Lutheran World Relief Backpack program. Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. Ensuring that girls attend school, especially in places where their access is deprioritized, has even stronger results. Lutheran World Relief works closely with our overseas partners to determine the best contents to include in kits. […]

Thursday’s Thirst

  • I laugh every time I read Jeremiah 29.11 – “I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” This promise was originally given to God’s Old Testament people as they were being hauled off to exile in Babylon, assuring them that after 70 years God would bring them back to the promised land. However over the years, I have found them to be speaking clearly to me in many ways – especially when coupled with some words from the major prophet right before Jeremiah: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 55.8)

  • It gives me so much joy having the Detroit Tigers live on TV once again (finally) that I really want to write about them. In fact, I wanted to last week, just in anticipation of the season opener. Then, on Monday afternoon as I drove home, the owner of Harry’s (next to the LCA) was being interviewed on the radio, and I almost suggested to Monica that we drive downtown for the home opener. The only thing about the empty stadium that bothers me is that I will not be able to get into Comerica for any games this year. I truly have the itch.

  • After two of what felt like the laziest weeks ever in my life, things are now accelerating at breakneck speed. I wake up Monday morning, and before I know it, I look at my watch and it is Wednesday afternoon – and I still haven’t completed what I hoped to finish before Tuesday! Thankfully, quiet evenings and sleep filled nights continue to be the norm, though there is a tugging each evening to get one more item checked off the list.

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