June 9
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Worship Sundays at 10:00am

  • Livestream Worship by 11:00 am on YouTube
  • In-person in the Backyard Tent
Read John 20:19-29 to prepare
South Lyon First UMC Family,
As summer arrives in Michigan in 2021 it seems to have more meaning for me this year. I have noticed this in many conversations with you also. There is this air of hope and joy for more freedom this summer, to go, to do, to hug, etc…. What are your plans? Where are you heading? Some of you are looking forward to grocery shopping on a regular basis, others are visiting family for the first time in a year, and some are going on traveling adventures. Wherever you find yourself this summer, continue to draw near to God.
Mark 3:13-19 “Jesus went up on a mountain and called those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve and called them apostles. He appointed them to be with him, to be sent out to preach, and to have authority to throw out demons. He appointed twelve: Peter, a name he gave Simon; James and John, Zebedee’s sons, whom he nicknamed Boanerges, which means “sons of Thunder”; 18 and Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, Alphaeus’ son; Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean;[a] 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus.
We never know how the days before us will unfold. These apostles were called by Jesus, but I love that Mark points out that they were not just sent out. They were first called to go up the mountain and spend time with Jesus. We too are to have purposeful time with Jesus. To worship, to study, or to pray. We are given the promise that no matter what, Jesus will not leave us orphaned, that the Holy Spirit is with us always. Hard days, good days, and all the days in between, God is with us. I encourage us all to make time for Jesus through worship this summer. You can connect with your South Lyon First UMC family online at 11:00 am whether you are local or traveling, or if you are local, come and join us in the backyard under the tent. Bring your own chair or blanket. Our summer worship theme, Catching Fire: Walking with the Apostles started this week and even included a visit from the Apostle Andrew (well done, Jeff Klapper). This past Sunday was so powerful gathering and singing together. I will never take singing together for granted again.
I am thankful to journey with God, it has been a hard year for so many. The gift of knowing that I was not alone was a precious gift during this time. If you have struggled with your faith or would like to dig deeper in your faith walk, let's meet, chat about options, and pray together. Know that during the month of June I am praying for each of you by name. I do not know all of your prayer needs, but God does.
May we all find ways to enjoy this summer season. May we all find ways to grow in our faith walk by learning from the Apostles. May we find meaningful ways to practice fellowship, worship, and serve together. 
Rev. Mary
SLFUMC is proud of our graduates and will be celebrating them this Sunday. Here are our 2021 High School Graduates:
Lainey Bertram
David Job
Katy Luce
Louie Simeone
Maranda Willey

June’s Mission of the Month is Hungry Children. We will be collecting funds and items to help feed the children of South Lyon through both Blessings in a Backpack and the Summer Lunch Program. Please consider donating a box of cereal or a box of goldfish or graham crackers for Blessings in a Backpack or a gift card to Kroger, Meijer, or Amazon for the Summer Lunch Program. (If your last name starts with A-L please donate cereal and if your last name starts with M-Z please donate goldfish or graham crackers). Please drop off all donations in the parlor during office hours or in the outdoor tub or drop-box.

If you would like to help with the Summer Lunch Program, please contact the church office.

Thank you for your support!
Register for VBS - Champions in Life
We are excited to hold in-person VBS outside this summer!  Champions in Life is sport themed and will coincide with the summer Olympics, July 26-29, 9AM – 11AM. 
Registration is open to 4 year olds through 5th graders. 
Register children here
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in this awesome ministry – register here:
PUB THEOLOGY - Wednesdays at 7:30
Pub Theology has moved back to the Pub! We will be meeting at the Third Monk on Wednesday, June 9th @ 7:30 pm. This week we will discuss redefining family, parental image of God, and saying yes to life (and, anything else that is on your heart). 
Please come and join us for a cold beer and lively conversation.
Food Pantry Donations
Our contribution to the food pantry at
Active Faith Community Services for June is:
Macaroni and Cheese
Please drop off your contributions in the church parlor or in one of the bins outside
of the church doors.
Giving Options

  • Visit our website https://www.southlyonfirstumc.org/giving
  • Use our giving app on your phone, GivePlus Church
  • Use our text-to-give option by texting to 855-947-0586 with the dollar amount in the message
  • Call Vanco at 1-800-675-7430 to make a credit card donation over the phone
  • Drop off a check in our drop-box at door #4 at the church. 
  • Mail a check to SLFUMC, 640 S. Lafayette St., South Lyon, MI 48178

Office Hours
  • Mondays 9am - 3:00pm
  • Tuesdays - Thursdays 9am - noon

Check out our website or our live calendar
for more information about our church or any of these programs!

Do you prefer a printed copy of our Midweek Messenger? Hard copies are available in the tote outside the main doors to the church.