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Divine Grace Lutheran Church News and Events

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Quarterly Voters Meeting: The Voters meeting has tentatively been moved to May 31.  Watch for a Zoom invitation via email.

Assignments:  Two brothers from Divine Grace were assigned to calls in the ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s virtual assignment day.  Charlie Crass was assigned as pastor to a dual parish, both in the UP – Holy Cross Lutheran in Daggett, MI and St. Mark Lutheran in Wallace, MI.  Simeon Crass was assigned to serve his vicar year at Beautiful Savior Lutheran in Carlsbad, CA.  May the Lord richly bless them in these new calls!

Congratulations to member Chloe Doble, who graduated from Martin Luther College earlier today, and was just assigned to be the Preschool Director Apprentice at Samuel Lutheran School in Marshall, Minnesota. Congratulations, Chloe!  May the Lord richly bless your ministry to his little lambs at Salem!

Meditations:  The current edition of the Meditations book is about to run out.  We have received our new supply.  Monday morning, there will be a stack of them in a plastic bin under the overhang outside of the church doors for curbside pickup.  Come whenever it’s convenient, take your copy home, and spend time in devotion with the Lord every day.

Help Wanted:  One of our Divine Grace members is interested in hiring someone to provide live-in daily care for an aged aunt. Duties would include help with cooking, cleaning, etc. (not medical care). If you are interested in being considered, please contact Pastor Voss.

Kroger Community Rewards:  Thank you to the 32 families that have linked their Kroger card to Divine Grace.  We will be receiving a check for $108.27 for this quarter!

K-8 Registration:  This month, the Young Fives and K-8 registration packets should be turned in for the 20-21 school year.  Divine Grace offers an excellent educational experience, teaching children foundational academic subjects and most importantly, instructing them daily about their loving Lord and Savior.  If you or someone you know is interested in a quality Christian education, please direct them to our website.  New students, including Kindergarteners and Young Fives, need to fill out an application form prior to registering, even if you previously attended preschool here.  Thank you!

DG Assistance Funds: As you may know, Divine Grace has some special funds to help others in Christian love.  The DGLS Tuition Assistance Fund exists to assist Divine Grace families who have difficulty making tuition payments at our school.  Member cost is $1900 per year per student.  The Scholarship Fund exists to offer grants to DG members who are enrolled at one of our four WELS ministerial education schools.  The Christian Help Fund exists to offer emergency assistance to those in need of help.  We always welcome special gifts to any of those funds.   May God bless both the gifts and the givers!

Midweek Bible Study:  Wednesday Bible Study will be held at 7:00 pm on Zoom.  We will be continuing our study of the book of Luke.  Watch for an email invitation.

Sunday Bible Study:  Sunday Bible Study is at 9:30 am on a platform called Zoom, which will enable us to do it live interactively. Here’s all you need to do…  Watch for an email sometime on Friday from DG, it will have an invitation link to Bible Class.  Prior to class, go to our website and download the Bible Class questions by clicking on the link labeled “Bible Study – click to download questions.” Then, on Sunday morning, a little before 9:30 am, open up your email from us again and click on the invitation.

Free Digital Issues of Forward:  To continue supporting your congregation in these times, NPH is offering free digital access to the Forward in Christ issues for March and April. Use this link: https://online.nph.net/fic-free-issue-form. 

Online Services:  Due to the governor’s mandate to shelter in place, we have decided to go to online only worship until further notice. 

Videos Available: Sunday worship services are posted on our website divinegrace.net and Facebook.  Podcasts (audio) of Sunday sermons are also available.  Please rest secure in these uncertain times that nothing is out of the control of our gracious and powerful God.

Worship Service Folders:  Please also download the service’s service folder from our website prior to the service so that you have the hymns, liturgy, etc. Those you find right on our homepage, the button is clearly marked.

Online Giving. You may, of course, mail your offerings in (3000 S. Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI  48359), but if you’d like to give online, it’s now easier than ever.  You can go to our website divinegrace.net and scroll down to the bottom of the home page and fill out the “Give Now” form.  If you prefer, you can use the GivePlus App by just following these few simple steps: 

  1. Download the GivePlus App. It is a secure app, and is connected to our Simply Giving online offering program. It is secure, and will link your offering to our contribution statements for your tax purposes.
  2. Search by zip code to select Divine Grace. Our zip code is 48359.
  3. Link to your bank account.
  4. You can select what fund you’d like to give to, just like your envelopes.
  5. You will have the option of just going in each time you want to give a single gift, or, if you’d rather, you can sign up for weekly giving.

Preschool and K-8 Applications:  We are now taking applications for the upcoming school year.  If you are interested, or know of someone who may have a need for a quality Christian education, please download an application. 

Annual Church & School Camp Out Details:  Divine Grace church and school families have always enjoyed camping together.  For years we have been at Groveland Oaks County Park, and will be there again this summer.  Plan to join us if you have any interest in camping – we really have a good time! We have the whole week of August 3-9 reserved.  Please sign up now by emailing office@divinegrace.net and we will add your name to the list.  We have room for up to 20 families in our circle.  Each site in the circle has a picnic table and electricity.  In the center we share a covered pavilion, large grill and a pit for evening campfires.  Restrooms and showers are a short walk away.  The lake has a beach and allows non-motorized boats.  Bring your tent, pop-up, luxury camper, or whatever you have and join the fun!   The church picnic will also be at the campground this year.  (You don’t need to camp to come to the picnic.)  Join us!  It will be a lot of fun!

Upcoming Birthdays:

5/24  Jeff Hoerig,  Mary  Hoerig 

5/30  Aaron Giroux

6/1  Silas  Watson  

6/3  Bradley  Backer,  Pamela  Schroeder

6/4  Ronald  Jorgenson,  Kevin  Miskowski

6/5  Cooper Ludwig 

  

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DG Members,

We’re hearing that some people haven’t been receiving our email messages, and have discovered that they have been going into email Spam folders or Junk folders.

If that is the case, there are steps that you can take.  Add office@divinegrace.net to your contacts in your email address book.  If you find one of our emails in your Spam folder, often you can click on it and mark it as “not Spam” or create a rule for messages from this sender to go into your Inbox.

We hope that helps, as we want everyone to be able to receive the electronic information that we share.  Thanks and God’s Blessings!

Pastor Mark Voss

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