Sunday School is ready to begin!
On Sunday October 15, Mr. and Mrs. Viges are excited to invite our children ages 3 - 6th grade to join us for Sunday School. Children who are in 2nd-6th grade will meet in Room 109 from 9-10am. Children ages 3 - 1st grade will meet just across the hall in Room 108 from 9:30-10am. If you have any questions, please contact Jade Viges (email@example.com). See you next week!
Jr./Sr. High School Bible Study
Beginning Thursday, October 19, children in 7th-12th grade are invited to join Mr. and Mrs. Viges for an evening youth Bible study. We will meet in the lounge at 7pm and will conclude the evening’s activities by 8:15pm. We will be working through the book The Messiah: Revealing Jesus in the Old Testament. Please contact Jade Viges (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, or just to let us know you are planning to attend.
St. Luke Lutheran Coat Drive/Bank
St. Luke, CHRIST Campus, has a Coat Bank and four dates when people can go and receive a new/gently used winter coat. There is a flyer on our bulletin board with details and a collection box in the Portal Café for donations of: Adult winter coats of all sizes (esp. XXL & Larger); children’s winter coats and snow pants. Please, no other items.
Regular Sunday Worship Schedule
10:30-11:30 am -In service and live stream along with worship interpreted into American Sign Language
Nov. 22nd - Thanksgiving Eve Service @ 6:30pm in chapel
Advent Service Schedules and Meals
Dec. 6th- Potluck @ 5:15pm;Candlelight service in the sanctuary @ 6:30pm
Dec. 13th- Meal @ 5:15pm;Church in chapel @ 6:30pm
Dec 20th- Meal @ 5:15pm;Church in chapel @ 6:30pm
Dec 24th- Christmas Eve Services- 10:30am in sanctuary, no communion;6:30pm with communion in sanctuary
HERE: May the faithful find SALVATION, and the careless be AWAKENED
HERE: May the doubting find FAITH, and the anxious be ENCOURAGED
HERE: May the tempted find HELP, and the sorrowful COMFORT
HERE: May the weary find REST, and the strong be RENEWED
Worship is interpreted into American Sign Language almost every Sunday at 10:30 AM
MINISTRY OFFICE HOURS
SML - St Matthew Lutheran
9am - 1pm
We are located at 2418 N. Aurelius Rd. Holt, Michigan 48842 just south of Willoughby Rd.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church : (517)-694-0978
Holt Lutheran School : (517)-694-3182
SonShine Early Childcare Center: (517)-694-3182
SML : email@example.com
HLS : firstname.lastname@example.org
Eyeglasses Collection Basket
Instead of throwing your old eyeglasses out, please put them in the collection basket located on the mailbox shelving in the Portal Café. You can also put them in the designated box on the counter in the church office. The eyeglasses will be donated to MOST ministries for their mission trips. Contact Ron Soule if you have any questions about this.
Matching Gift Missionary Highlight for November 2023
Who: LCMS GEO Mission
Where: Puerto Rico
What: Pastoral and Mission Support
Rev. James and Deaconess Christel Neuendorf serve the Lord through the LCMS as missionaries in Puerto Rico. James serves as a church planter and pastor in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. His focus is to establish a strong Lutheran presence in the city in which he will boldly proclaim the Gospel and meet the spiritual and physical needs of the community. As pastor, James engages with Ponce community members to share in their lives and to bring them into the presence of Jesus in Word and Sacrament. He also works to create a generation of local leaders, laity and future pastors who will continue to spread the Gospel throughout Puerto Rico, around the Latin America region, and the world. As a Deaconess, Christel is involved in the long-term disaster relief efforts at the Casa de Amparo y Respuesta ai Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response) mercy houses. From these places, LCMS missionaries and Puerto Rican Lutherans offer food, water and other basic necessities to community members affected by the hurricane. Please seek God’s guidance on supporting them with your offerings. You may donate to their cause using the special envelopes located alongside of the Mission Bulletin Board. The Mission Board will match gifts up to a total of $250 for 2023!
“Fear not, for I am with you..." Isaiah 41:10
The entire order of service is being projected on the wall. However, hymnals will once again be offered if you choose to use one. You are always welcome to bring your own. You will find bulletins on a table once you enter the church as well as a basket in which to place your offerings.
During the service there will be microphones picking up the sounds of the congregation so those listening to the live-stream can hear the singing of hymns. The camera is set up along the wall of the media room, or the wall to your right if you are facing the altar. Jade will be signing during the service, so if you're walking in front of the camera that will block the view of those who have difficulty with hearing.
There will be no ushers serving at this time. Those members of an LCMS congregation wishing to receive the Body and Blood of Christ may come to the railing at the time they choose.
Bible study is continuing to offer coffee. There is plenty of room for more of you to attend.
These changes and rules may be too rigid for some people and too lax for others. However, ultimately, the Church is not based upon rules, laws, guidelines, executive orders or emergency declarations. It is based upon the love and mercy of God, without which all of us would already be dead and suffering in hell. He calls us to live lives of mercy and grace, while we love one another. He does not call His children to live by the letter of the law. The Triune God is the only Expert who knows the real truth, and He has already numbered each of our days. There is nothing you or I can do to lengthen them. As time goes by, we will get better at this if we work together in humility and repentance.
-God's peace to you-
OUR MISSION: To know Jesus and to let Him be known, by reflecting God's love, teaching our children and serving the community.