The STL Board of Directors is recommending that By-Law 1.1 be changed at the Special Voters’ Assembly on April 27. The proposal is to reduce the number of mandatory Voters’ Assemblies from three per year to one. This would eliminate the mandatory Voters’ Assemblies in September and January. The remaining one would be for elections in May.
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 www.stl-eastpointe.org, 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.
The Macomb Food Program will be distributing food items to families in Macomb County facing food insecurity on March 18, 2021. Visit the Thompson Community Center in Warren between 10:00 a.m. and noon to pick up non-perishable food items and frozen meats, as well as dairy and produce (if available).
You may not be old enough to remember this hit song by Leslie Gore from 1963, but the words are still great to sing, “My life is sunshine, lollipops and … Everything that’s wonderful is sure to come your way. …” While I am not quite sure about the lollipops, I do know that sunshine is a game-changer for me. And this week we have truly been blessed with some wonderful, sunshine-filled days.
The full 2021 Lent Schedule at St. Thomas
Go to dark Gethsemane, All who feel the tempter’s pow’r; Your Redeemer’s conflict see, Watch with Him one bitter hour; Turn not from His griefs away; Learn from Jesus Christ to pray.
A mighty fortress is our God, A sword and shield victorious; He breaks the cruel oppressor’s rod And wins salvation glorious. The old satanic foe Has sworn to work us woe. With craft and dreadful might He arms himself to fight. On earth he has no equal.
No, on Tuesday I did not feel bad celebrating my birthday in the pool at Hilton Head while Detroit was digging out from 10 inches of snow … yet believe it or not, there is a little sadness in our hearts about missing what is hopefully the biggest snow of the year. Settling for 50’s and some clouds, we are not anywhere close to the +75o and pure sun for which we yearn. However, the refreshment of being able to relax, reflect, recreate, and read are exactly what we desired.
Jesus on the mountain peak Stands alone in glory blazing;
Let us, if we dare to speak, Join the saints and angels praising. Alleluia! Trembling at His feet we saw Moses and Elijah speaking.
All the prophets and the law Shout through them their joyful greeting: Alleluia!
How often have you made a decision that later came back to bite you? No, I am not talking about our decision to get our second COVID vaccine yesterday. 15 hours later my arm still feels fine, I am great, and I am certain that it was the right thing to do. And I definitely am not talking about our decision six months ago to leave for Hilton Head tomorrow. The decision I am thinking about I made nearly a dozen years ago!