August 16th, 2020 Bulletin

August 16th, 2020 Bulletin

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.

On-line Giving

On-line Giving

Looking for a simpler way to give your support (tithe) to the mission of STL? You can scan this Quick Response (QR) code, with a QR decoder on your smart phone, it will take you to our on-line giving form, where you can have your mission support offering automatically taken from your checking account, or use your credit or debit card. You can also set up recurring giving!

Prayer List

Prayer List

In your prayers this week please remember:
MCREST – for Christ’s name to be glorified in the life of all workers, donors and participants.
Those who feel isolated or alone, along with those who suffer with depression.
Our individual and joint efforts of sharing God’s peace and hope with all.
All who participated in our virtual VBS.

Faithfulness

Faithfulness

Many years ago, a wise old gentleman said to me, “Faithfulness is a long journey in the same direction.” My, how I have been thinking about that over these last few months. I was all geared up to handle the pandemic through June – even July, but now it is getting tough – and the end doesn’t even seem to be in sight! What is a person to do?

Michigan Right to Life Petition to Ban Dismemberment Update

Michigan Right to Life Petition to Ban Dismemberment Update

In a sad development for the pro-life movement, the long-awaited result for the Petition Drive for Banning Dismemberment Abortion in Michigan is now in, and apparently the State Bureau of Elections has decreed that we have fallen short in the number of valid signatures necessary to pass the petition due in part to Planned Parenthood challenging the legitimacy of some of the signatures. Click here for a related news article. Click here to read the update from Rev. Paul Clark, President and Pastoral Counselor for Lutherans for Life of Michigan.

Laughing with Jesus

Laughing with Jesus

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)

August 9th, 2020 Bulletin

August 9th, 2020 Bulletin

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.

Social Distancing in Worship – Phase Two

Social Distancing in Worship – Phase Two

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?

Have you registered for the Lutheran Adult Gathering?

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).