Church News & Events
Trunk or Treat – Sat, October 28 at 4 pm
A family-friendly event that your kids are sure to enjoy with games, prizes, and, of course, candy! Open for free to the community. All children are welcome to come and bring their friends! Costumes are welcome, just please leave any scary stuff at home. There will be vehicles in the back parking lot full of treats for the kids, along with games to play and information about our ministries. Looking forward to seeing you there!
BLOOD DRIVE – Tues, November 7 from 1-6:45 pm
Divine Grace will be hosting our fall blood drive on Tuesday, November 7th from 1 to 6:45 pm. We hope you can find time in your schedule to roll up your sleeve and donate. The need is constant – the gratification is instant! Help save a life and donate if you can. You can make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org (use the sponsor code: divinegrace).
Quarterly Voters Meeting/WSC Meeting TODAY: The voters of the congregation will meet today, Sunday, October 22, following the late service. Women Serving Christ will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall at the same time.
Congregation Care Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 24th, at 7:00 pm. The purpose of this group is to make evident our love and concern for our fellow members. Newcomers are welcome to join this committee and we intend to have a variety of activities so that everyone can find something they are comfortable doing. Please join us!
Christmas Wreaths and Holiday Pies – Orders Due Today: PTO is again offering beautiful wreaths, garland and other greenery to the congregation and school families. We purchase them from Addison-Oak Christmas Tree Farm and bring them to DG for pick-up. PTO is also providing you with an opportunity to purchase Achatz Pie coupons. For $19 you can get a coupon good for a dessert pie, or $20 for a savory pie (pot pie) coupon. Coupons can be redeemed at any Achatz Pie location. There are order forms in the church entryway. We need your wreath orders and payment by today, Sunday, October 22, and your items will be ready for pick-up before Thanksgiving. (Pie coupons can be ordered up until next Wednesday- but don’t delay!) All proceeds go to support the PTO’s activities in our school. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Hagewood. Thank you!
WELS Radio Hour: The Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Radio Hour has served the metro-Detroit area over 50 years, currently broadcasting over station WLQV AM (1500) at 10:30 am every Sunday. Now, more than ever, this Gospel ministry is in need of your prayers and financial support. Donations should be made out to “Wisconsin Lutheran Radio Hour” and handed in to the church office or mailed to: Lola Park Ev. Lutheran Church, 14750 Kinloch, Redford, MI 48239. Thank you.
Aunt Millie’s Bread Rewards Program: Aunt Millie’s is offering double cash back (10¢ per proof of purchase) until October 31. Please turn in your proof-of-purchase symbols by October 29. The proof-of-purchase is the bar code and School Spirit emblem found on the bottom of the bread wrapper. Just clip it out and place in the box in the school lobby!
Facebook: Divine Grace can be found on Facebook! Find uplifting Bible passages, articles, prayers and upcoming events at www.facebook.com/divinegracelutheranchurch. Be sure to select “Divine Grace Lutheran Church and School” in the search bar, as there are many other “Divine Grace” groups. You can also “like us” on Facebook from the Divine Grace website, www.divinegrace.net.
Outreach Center: In the church entryway you will find a table with various items for you to use in your personal evangelism. Please take whatever resources you think you might use. There are “Come Follow Me” DVDs, a variety of helpful tracts, a list of “Where to Find” passages in the Bible, “Great Exchange” booklets, window stickers, magnets and pens that have Divine Grace’s contact information on them. There are also flyers to advertise the quality Preschool, Young Fives, and K-8 education that we offer. “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15
Michigan District Reformation Service: The Michigan District Reformation Service will take place on Sunday, November 5th at 4 p.m. at Heritage Theater in the Dow Events Center in Saginaw. This special service will include a mass adult choir, a mass children’s choir, orchestral instruments, and many great Lutheran hymns. The preacher for the service will be Prof. Richard Gurgel from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. If you are interested in singing in one of the choirs or in playing an instrument for the service, please see Pastor Voss ASAP.
Lutherfest500: On Saturday, October 28th, Huron Valley Lutheran (HVL) High School is hosting an Octoberfest-type celebration from with food, beverage, music, dancing, laughter, games, a Reformation Walk, and other attractions. The event runs from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. On Sunday, October 29th, the celebration will continue in the Huron Valley Lutheran High School gymnasium at 4:00pm for a Festival Reformation Service. God’s Word is our great heritage – a heritage for which we are grateful, and a heritage we are eager to pass down to future generations. HVL is located at 33740 Cowan Rd, Westland, MI 48185.
MLS (Michigan Lutheran Seminary) NEWS…
MLS Musical: This year’s musical is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” This modern musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the Bible account of Joseph and his brothers and Joseph’s time in Egypt. It tells how the brother’s jealousy over Joseph’s special treatment and the coat leads them to sell their brother into slavery. The story is told by different characters singing different genres of music- throughout the whole show! Dates of the musical are Nov. 16,18,19. To order tickets, visit www.mlsem.org/fall-play
Light Up a Student’s Life: During the months of November and December, the Michigan Lutheran Seminary Foundation sponsors a special “Light Up a Student’s Life” program that allows donors to make a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person. Such gifts will be recognized by the lighting of a large Christmas tree that will be located in the commons. For each $10 contribution, a white light will be illuminated on the Christmas tree in the name of the individual being remembered or honored. A special Christmas card will be sent to the family or honoree recognizing your caring gift to MLS and its students. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the MLS Foundation has committed to providing $100,000 to support the significant need for student financial assistance at MLS. The gifts given to the Light Up a Student’s Life program are directed to the MLS Foundation’s Student Need Fund. This fund provides ongoing financial assistance to the students who attend MLS now and in the future. Please consider this opportunity to Light Up a Student’s Life through Christ-centered education. Your generosity is the heart and spirit of the MLS Foundation. Your gifts will allow us to assist another generation of students to follow our Savior’s directive to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” For more information please call the Michigan Lutheran Seminary Foundation office at 989-793-7511 or visit https://app.donorview.com/0VG1