As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we are linked in many with our national expression, www.elca.org
as well as our South East Michigan Synod, www.semisynod.com
and the Blue Water Conference of sister congregations.
2020, February 21, was our congregation's 100th year of loving, living, and serving our God and community.
DUE TO THE CURRENT MEDICAL GLOBAL CRISIS
NO IN-HOUSE GATHERING FOR AT LEAST THE UNKNOWN PERIOD.
BUT OUR RADIO IS BROADCASTING Simulcast on www.wphm.net at 8:30 AM SERVICE, WPHM, 1380 AM, AND PODCAST, is always running 24/7 for several months of music and Word, on the www.WPHM.net podcasts from HOMEPAGE, PODCAST on their HOMEPAGE. We will send you the Sunday liturgy, by email or snail mail with your addresses and names. Happy to help you worship in this in-between time!
We would love to save some monies on postage by using WEEKLY e-mailings. PLEASE help us by sharing your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
WORSHIP LIFE AT AND SEPARATED FOR OUR SAVIOUR
We gather faithfully in all kinds of weather to renew and to strengthen our faith and presence of God within this world. WORSHIP is not to only 'feel good, nor a struggle between contemporary vs. traditional Gospel, but rather a blending of all strains of Christ's Church from over the centuries as well as today!
While we are a 'liturgical church', this doesn't enslave us to do anything contrary to God's Word. The heritage enriches our worship and presents the fullness of God's Word in reading and preaching. Liturgy serves us, we do not serve LITURGY!
Before you come to experience our worship, why not hear us on our weekly podcasts, WPHM.net, podcasts, OUR SAVIOUR. It is a safe way to experience us.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE WITHIN OUR SAVIOUR
Lectors: Scripture Lesson Readers- Youth and Adults
Deacons: Assisting Minister to liturgy, Communion Assistants
Greeters: Welcoming worshippers
Design and make Banners
Altar Guild: Behind the scenes support for Sacraments, Candles, Paraments, etc.
Chancel Drama: Design, Direct, Script, Cast, and share in worship
Sponsor/co-sponsor a COFFEE HOUR after 11 am worship
Host/Hostess for special Events, concerts during the year
Greeter at the front door before worship service
Attend/Participate in monthly potlucks
Attend/Participate in weekly Wonderful Wednesday meals, activities
Host future cottage meetings 3 sites, in early fall- Contact pastor
Call/send greeting cards to absentees, ill, prayer life, homebound
Organize, work with others for the annual Church Picnic
Volunteer to photograph church events, and provide to the church office the digital originals for possible use YOUR suggestions?
Serve 1-2 x month with CHILDREN'S SERMON
Organist, plan, staff and select VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, first full week in August Any portion.
on our Board of Education: dreaming, decision-making, implementation of educational ministries
Serve on our YOUTH COMMITTEE: planning, organizing, implementing Christian and FUN events/activities for our youth and families.
Staffing for August VBS: crafts, teachers, support, meals, music, etc. Music school component for older youth, play with/teach.
Prayer Chain Ministry- call the office for more details
Home shut-in Communion Ministry- See Pastor
Offer a smile, introduce yourself to those you do not know their names.
Assist with bulletin folding/production
Assist with monthly newsletter assembling and post office transfer, calculations.
Availability to do small office tasks
Learn software for bulletin formation, requires pre-existing computer skills
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE BEYOND OUR WALLS:
Soup Kitchen, cooking serving, cleaning for the indigent of our community
Habitat for Humanity: Job site work and possible food baskets this summer for the workers to eat- See Pastor
Neighborhood Ecumenical Team (NET): monthly inter-church group coordinating material assistance to needy. Monthly meeting.
More opportunities as they become available to our people.
BUILDING, GROUNDS, PROPERTIES:
Assist with Tasks as TRUSTEES identify on erasable board in the upstairs classroom.
Flower beds on the property, work with Sally Sawyer and TRUSTEES.
All types of talents, skills, general laborers, always need- check of tasks with your availability. KEN PARRY
See something that needs to be returned, please do so.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Bring in for a coffee hour: make sure fridge is emptied, counters cleared, coffee pot emptied, drained, off.
Ovens: turned off, and temp down, burners, off.
Classrooms, sanctuary, parlor, any room, tables clear, wipe as needed
Discard old bulletins found in hymnals, pews.
In this way, we are can all care in some portion, to maintain a good appearance of our property. THANK YOU.
If you borrow: videos, anything, be sure to return them promptly.