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Church News & Events

 

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Divine Grace Lutheran Church News and Events

Altar Flowers:  The flowers that beautify our services were were given to God’s glory by the following families:

  • The week of September 20 by the Davies family in honor of Jacob’s birthday.
  • The week of September 27 by Larry and Mindy Buss in celebration of their 11th anniversary.
  • The week of October 4 by Rod and Kim Davies in celebration of their 27th anniversary.

“The I Am Statements Of Jesus”  We will take each of the 7 “I Am” statements of our Savior and look more closely at what he meant by saying them, and all of the truths and hope and comfort that they convey.  I pray that you will join us!  Classes will be offered in-person in the Fellowship Hall, with proper distancing, and will also be streamed live via Zoom.

“Law and Gospel”  This new course will be our focus on Wednesday evenings, at 7 pm.  Law and gospel are the two main teachings of Scripture.  Misunderstanding them will lead to all kinds of theological problems.  We’ll learn the difference between law and gospel, and how to apply them in our everyday lives.  Classes will be offered in-person in the Fellowship Hall, with proper distancing, and will also be streamed live via Zoom.

LWMS Fall Rally:  The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society will hold their Fall Rally on Saturday October 17, 2020 at 10:00 am…on your computer! Zoom invite via email to be sent to Reporters, Pastors, and Officers Oct. 1, so watch for a link in the church news in October.  Speakers: Video of our Russia mission shared by the Wolfgram daughters at the online WELS Taste & See event earlier this Summer. Rally Devotion by Pastor Jarrod Natsis, also shared at the Taste & See event. Brief Business Meeting including…Election of Officers and Fall Mission Offering vote.

Note from CAMM:  On behalf of the Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM), I want to thank you for your support.  Your box of pill bottles did arrive safely at the Lutheran Mission Rural Health Center in Mwembezhi, Zambia.  Mr. Jackson Kalekwa, our clinical director and Mr. Alisad Banda, clinic administrator, along with the staff were very appreciative to receive these items.  They are using these to dispense medications, liquids, ointments, creams and sunscreen for patients who visit each day in order for them to transport them back to their homes safely.  CAMM is very thankful that you so generously send these gifts for their use and they realize the support and prayers you offer on their behalf.   Please continue to keep up with the latest news from CAMM thru the monthly letters, the CAMM website www.camm.us and CAMM’s Facebook at Facebook.com/camm.wels.  Thank you again for your faithful support, love, gifts and prayers for CAMM.  God’s blessings, Cheryl Valus, CAMM Contact Woman Coordinator.

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!!!

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:

9/19  Rachel  Nottling 

9/20  Sonny  Jones

9/21  Phillip  Musinski

9/22  Jacob  Davies

9/23  Janah  Kimmel

9/25  Lukas  Miskowski

9/27  Eli Crass, Kennedy  Doble, Kirsten  Miskowski

9/30  Jacob  Baker   

10/1  Robert  Butler

10/2  Thad Crass 

10/3  Judi Reinhold  

10/5  Austin  Nietzke

10/6  Sandra  Adkins,  Daniel  Bessolo 

10/7  John Backer Jr.

10/8  Michael T. Armstrong,  Michelle  Hagewood

10/9  Rod Davies

10/11  Robert  Bartz,  Vesta  Koch


    


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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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