Welcome to St. Paul American Lutheran Church!

October 25, 2016

We are currently celebrating the season of Pentecost.

During Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the growth of the Christian Church.

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!

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

Our fall-winter worship schedule.
Saturdays, Holy Communion at 4:30 pm
Sundays, Holy Communion at 9:00 and 11:15 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.

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.

Lutheran Disaster Response

Gulf Coast Flooding

"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by." – Psalm 57:1

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Historic floodwaters have required tens of thousands of people to be rescued and even more have been evacuated as rain sweeps across southern Louisiana. Floodwaters have affected communication, overwhelmed streets and highways, and damaged or destroyed more than 40,000 homes. This flood comes on the heels of several other floods that have hit the Gulf Coast region, starting earlier this spring.

Entire neighborhoods and communities still remain under water, and the full extent of the damage has yet to be realized. We know that it will be a long road to recovery, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to assist through every phase of this disaster recovery process.

Your gifts are needed to help respond to the Gulf Coast flooding. Your gifts through Lutheran Disaster Response will bring God’s hope, healing and refuge to those who are affected by these devastating floods. Lutheran Disaster Response coordinators are actively present, collaborating with local community leaders and officials to begin planning the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. We will respond and walk with survivors in the days, weeks, months and years ahead, for as long as we are needed.

Gifts designated for “Gulf Coast Flooding” will be used (100 percent) until the response is complete to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild their lives. Your generous offerings of prayer and financial support will help address the many needs, especially the long-term recovery efforts of those affected.

Join me in prayer and partnership, and use this bulletin insert in your congregation to help spread the word and support those who need rest.

In service,

The Rev. Daniel Rift
Director, ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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

Last year our youth attended the ELCA National Youth Gathering here in Detroit, July 15 - 19, 2015. For more info see:ELCA-Youth-Gathering

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