The MISSION OF GOD Through STL (“Missio Dei”) Past … Present … Future (Word … Prayer … Service) BOD Goals for 2022 1. improve/enhance our work with STL’s remote (electronic) community
2. activities that bridge generations
3. (re)connecting with people in a post-pandemic world
4. Faith Hope Love Small Group Ministry
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.
When you pray about your financial support for the mission of STL, which topics tend to be in the forefront of your thoughts? God’s faithfulness … your trust how God uses your financial resources to fulfill his mission … God’s word and promises… your fears and family needs … Biblical stewardship principles … your personal resources and budget … God’s priorities … or perhaps a complaint or two about the church asking for money! The list goes on and on…
Dennis the Menace, the old comic strip, shows Dennis hurrying into the living room holding a large box as his mom turns around, her mouth agape, as Dennis says, “Mom, we’d better call Santa Claus to forget about the train set I asked for. I just found this one in Dad’s closet on the top shelf.”
I am writing this letter the day after the tragedy at Oxford High School. My heart (as I am sure yours does too) goes out to that entire community as our prayers ascend for Jesus come to them with his comfort, peace, and hope. Surely not only Christmas, but life itself has been altered for many by this sad event.
This year we will be gifting Wellspring Lutheran Foundation and our GSRP Pre-School Wellspring Lutheran Foundation has requested only Gift Cards be purchased for their families in need. Many of the families they serve need to choose between having their
The Detroit Lutheran Singers announce their Christmas Concert Series entitled Come! Come and See the Child! Four identical concerts will feature a wide variety of Christmas music from familiar songs and carols to historic gems, including Bach’s motet: Come, Jesus, Come with double chorus and Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saens.
The past two years have been particularly difficult for everyone. STL will be using our worship service on Sunday, November 21 to address our grief with the hope we have in Christ. Along with listing the names of loved ones called home, all who worship with us in-person will be invited to place a carnation on the altar during a special time of meditation and prayer in the service.