Welcome to St. Paul American Lutheran Church!

November 30, 2015

We are currently celebrating the season of Advent.

Advent is the season of hopeful waiting.

Learn more about the Seasons of the Church.

We are members of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Welcome to St. Paul American Lutheran Congregation's Website. it is our hope that our website will provide an opportunity for you to get to know us. You may also follow us on Facebook (see the icon at the bottom of each page). As God meets and welcomes us in Jesus Christ, we look forward to the opportunity to meet, welcome and get to know you!

This year our youth attended the ELCA National Youth Gathering here in Detroit July 15 - 19 for more info see:ELCA-Youth-Gathering

"Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
let your face shine upon us,
and we shall be saved" -ELW Psalm 80:19

Weekend Worship Times
Saturdays, Holy Communion, 4:30 pm
Sundays, Holy Communion, 9:00 and 11:15 am
Fellowship Time and Education for all, 10:15-11:00 am

Starting Memorial Day Weekend, we will again move to our Summer Worship Schedule.
Saturdays, Holy Communion, 4:30 pm
Sundays, Holy Communion, 10:00 am
Fellowship Time following 10:00 Worship

You can also be fed by subscribing to the free, daily Bread for the Journey e-meditations at www.HenriNouwen.org Click on 'Reflect' box.

AID FOR REFUGEES As displaced families are on the move in our world, especially right now from Syria and Somolia, our partners at Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services are at work.

1.) You can share financial support through checks made out to LSSM - Troy Refugee Services Mailing address:

LSSM Refugee Services
2170 E Big Beaver Rd, Suite C
Troy, MI 48083

2.) You can reach out about other means of assisting to:

Jessica Arvan, Volunteer Coordinator, Refugee Services
248-663-0646 or jarva@lssm.org

A Piece to Ponder

“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God. It changes me.” -C. S. Lewis

Trinity Institute 2016:
“Listen for a Change-Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice” St. Paul Lutheran Church Partner Site Webcast Location

Schedule: Please go to ti2016.org for schedule specifics. Here is our general local plan.

January 21 – The Trinity Institute begins in the evening with Eucharist and the Keynote Address. At this site, plans are to tape the Keynote Address and replay it for those who would like during Friday and/or Saturday Lunch. We will not begin as a partner site until Friday morning.

January 22

8:00 am Welcome, Sign in, continental breakfast
9:00 Webcast begins
11:00 Break
11:30 Reflection Group
12:45 pm Box Lunch, provided with registration fee
*please note dietary restrictions when registering
2:00 Webcast resumes
3:30 Break
4:00 - 5:15 Reflection Group

January 23

8:00 am Welcome, Sign in, continental breakfast
9:00 Webcast begins
11:00 Break
12:45 pm Box Lunch, provided with registration fee
2:00 Webcast resumes
3:15 Break and close at the St. Paul site due to afternoon worship service.

$25 to cover light breakfasts and lunches on Friday and Saturday, beverages and snacks. Please include a note regarding dietary restrictions for the lunch. Please make out checks and send to:

St. Paul Lutheran Church memo: ti2016 and your name
21915 Beech Street
Dearborn, MI 48124

“TI2016 recognizes that many of us avoid conversations about race because they’re difficult, uncomfortable, or could risk being perceived as prejudiced. The conversations in TI2016 will be learning opportunities: chances to talk skillfully in groups about charged issues with people who might have differing perspectives, with less apprehension. These life-giving conversations will teach us more about the racial issues of our time, including structural racism, mass incarceration, and policy change.” -TI2015 website

Here in Dearborn, both St. Paul Lutheran Church and Christ Episcopal Church look forward to welcoming you.

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