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Divine Grace Lutheran Church News and Events

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Installation:  We will install our new teacher, Mrs. Kadie Westendorf, on Thursday, August 13, in the 7:00 pm service.  Mrs. Westendorf  will teach grades 3-4.  She is coming from Crown of Life Lutheran School, who is in the process of building a new school building this year.  May God richly bless the labors of this new servant; be sure to welcome her in Christian love!

Retirement:  The Church Council received a letter from Mrs. Debbie Baker-Griffiths, announcing her retirement from her role as preschool teacher, effective the end of August. In her role as our 3 year-old preschool teacher, Mrs. Baker has been a tremendous blessing to our congregation and to the community, teaching hundreds of children during her 26 years of service.  Plans to mark her retirement and to give thanks for her years of service are being developed. Thank you, Mrs. Baker! As the Lord Jesus once said, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23)!

Church Picnic- Canceled:  In order to keep people safe and healthy, the church picnic has been canceled.

School Families:  All payments need to be done online by Sunday, August 2.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 248-391-2811 or e-mail office@divinegrace.net.  Thank you!

Planning Committee:  Kevin Miskowski, our Planning Committee chairman, is interested in adding some members to his committee. The basic idea is to work on short and long range goals as we plan our ministry here at Divine Grace. Would you like to join him? If so, please let Pastor Voss know and he will put you in touch with Kevin.

In-Person Worship:  We are happy to offer two services each weekend – Thursdays at 7 p.m. (that service will be videotaped for posting online), and Sundays at 8 a.m. When and if our attendance numbers grow, we may always add another Sunday service.  The 8 a.m. worship time will enable people to come to church and then make it home in time to log on and join our live Zoom Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. We will follow safety guidelines, practice social distancing, and ask that those over the age of 3  please wear a mask out of loving concern for one another. May God bless our plans according to his will!

Meditations and Forwards:  The current edition of the Meditations book and the Forward in Christ magazine can be found 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.

Videos Available: Sunday worship services will still be 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.

Masks Available:  Member Mary Ann Watson has sewn a number of really terrific masks, and is offering them to our members or to someone you know who might need one.  There are sizes for adults, teens, and children.  You can pick one up at worship, or, if you need other arrangements, please let Pastor Voss know and he’ll find a way to get one to you.  Thank you, Mary Ann!!!

Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) currently has two job openings. If interested or further information is needed, please contact Chris Eubank, Business Manager, at 989-793-1010 ext. 240 or cme@mlsem.org.

Female Janitor (Full-time)
Primary role of housekeeping in the girls’ dormitory, this position will also perform various custodial and light maintenance duties for assigned areas throughout our campus. The required duties may include cleaning, organizing, setup and breakdown for campus events, and assisting with seasonal duties as needed. This is a temporary position with the potential to grow into a permanent member of the MLS staff.

School Nurse (Part-time)
This is a 20-25 hour per week position needed for weekday mornings during the school year. Required duties would include student medication distribution, coordinating and transporting students to medical appointments, communicating with parents regarding the health of their children, and the reporting of health statistics to the local health department.

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.

Upcoming Birthdays:

7/30  Caleb  Krueger         

8/1  Gerald  Redman         

8/2  Avery  Binroth

8/5  Andrea  Nietzke

8/8  Owen  Ward

8/9  Shalom  Wendt 

8/10  Russell  Cobane,  Bill  Pagels

8/11  Tori Hunn

8/13  Annabel  Koch

8/15  Angela  Gojcaj 

Use the website and Facebook to stay up-to-date with Worship Services, Bible Studies, and Church News!

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