Join us to celebrate the many years of Pastor Mark Hetzner’s faithful Christian service to the Lutheran Church.
You are invited to join HIS 2 (Hearts in Study-Hands in Service) All ladies are invited and welcome to join this once a month Bible Study and serve the Lord.
Our Primary Prayer focus for this week is on Christ’s people on earth:
For the Holy Spirit to be at work enriching faith through our Barnabas Ministry. Giving us hearts that are growing in the joy of giving generously to the mission of STL. For children to be raised in the nurture and encouragement of the Gospel. For new individuals to become members of the STL Prayer Chain.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
I am not sure if my frustration is more with myself, the programs, or people in general. The issue is the poverty I see all around. And no, I am not talking about finances.
I spent last night at Weber’s Inn of Ann Arbor. No – Monica did not ask for a “little space” or a “little time for me to be away.” Retirement is going very well. We (at least, I – I probably should not be proclaiming an assumption here … though we often complete each other’s sentences at home, I try to limit how often I do it in public) are enjoying our extra time together. We are finding a pleasant balance of time together and apart. We even enjoy going grocery shopping together – though we do not do it every time. In other words, my view of retirement at this time is “beautiful”.
In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgives us all our sins Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
To God on high be glory And peace to all the earth; Goodwill from God in heaven Proclaimed at Jesus’ birth!
We praise and bless You, Father; Your holy name, we sing Our thanks for Your great glory, Lord God, our heav’nly King.
I am finally giving in – whatever that means. My laptop, which has been warning me for over a year, now completely refuses to type the fourth letter in the alphabet! This makes typing something like this – along with virtually everything else – nearly impossible. Talk about frustrating! The three options I have come to are a) an over-reliance upon spell-check (which, unfortunately will not help every time), b) copy the letter from a previous document to be pasted in place whenever necessary, or c) insert an “x” every time I should be using that letter between C + E. A fourth option, which I could not include in the previous sentence for obvious reasons, is to consistently use vocabulary options that will not require the use of that certain letter.
The Kapelle starts the 2023-2024 singing season on Sunday, September 17, with rehearsal beginning at 8:30am. The Kapelle rehearses on the first, third and fifth Sunday (when there is a fifth Sunday). Singing in the choir is a wonderful experience meeting with friends, making new friends and learning beautiful music. But more importantly, the Kapelle’s mission is to edify the church through worship in song. Hope to see all current members returning, and, looking forward to welcoming new members. See you on September 17.
This is the visitation & funeral information for Gail Burkholder, Debbie Closurdo’s mother