Welcome to St. Paul American Lutheran Church!

December 14, 2017


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 by clicking the icon on any page. As God meets and welcomes us in Jesus Christ, we look forward to the opportunity to meet, welcome and get to know you!

"like liviing stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ"
-1 Peter 2:5.

Our fall-winter worship schedule.
Saturdays, Holy Communion at 4:30 pm
Sundays, Holy Communion at 9:00 and 11:15 am
Children's Learning Time during the Sunday 9 am service
Adult Study and Fellowship Time 10:15 am Sundays

2017 Christmas Season Worship/Serving Schedule:

Thursday, December 21, 7:00 pm: Blue Christmas/Service of the Longest Night
This time of year can be a complicated mix of memories and emotions. Come share in this worship time which is special, but also more contemplative.

Friday, December 22, 5:30 pm: Come to the downstairs kitchen and help prepare a meal for Spirit of Hope Soup Kitchen.
Saturday, December 23, 9:30 am: Travel with and serve the meal we've prepared to Spirit of Hope, Detroit.

Sunday, December 24
10:00 am Worship for Advent 4
5:30 pm Christmas Eve Worship (Prelude music 5:00 pm)
11:00 pm Christmas Eve Worship (Prelude music 10:45 pm)

Sunday, December 31
First Sunday of Christmas/New Year's Eve
10:00 am Worship

In this season of giving, and all year round, consider ELCA Good Gifts ELCA.org/goodgifts and please click here for a letter from ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Relief for how you can help.

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.

ONGOING WATER COLLECTION FOR FLINT
You may continue to bring in jugs and cases of water to be shared with the people of Flint. The drop-off spot here at St. Paul is outside the coat room on the first floor. Whenever donations amount to what will fill our St. Paul van, we will deliver the water to our sister congregation in Fllint: Salem Lutheran Church. Collecting water will continue for the foreseeable future. Salem Lutheran is serving as one of the distribution sites for water and food in Flint. Thank you for your generosity. Let us continue to pray for all concerns and joys, and act where we can.

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

Our youth attended the ELCA National Youth Gathering here in Detroit, July 15 - 19, 2015. The next ELCA National Youth Gathering will be in Houston, Tx in 2018. For more info see:ELCA-Youth-Gathering

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