Week of Oct. 26, 2020
9393 Church Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Office: 734-675-0005
Office Hours: 9 am-noon M, W, F
For after-hours, call: 734-692-0949
St. Thomas is sincerely grateful to
Pastor Duane Schafer and his wife, Helen,
for helping us through the month of October
as we transition in our search for a new pastor.

Pastor Schafer led our services with wisdom, insightful sermons, and calm expertise. He and his wife helped us plan and proceed in training members to administer home communion.

We thank them for their help!

We welcome
Vicar Daniel Collins
back as he conducts
services for us
this week!
Covid Protocols in Place for Worship
  • Exterior doors open to prevent touching handles
  • Masks must be worn (masks available if you need one)
  • Each person sanitizes own hands before entering sanctuary
  • Maintain social-distancing
  • No nursery or Sunday School at this time
  • Children remain with families during Children's Sermon
  • No Passing of the Peace, Noisy Offering, or Passing Offering Plate
  • No singing at this time
  • Communion host offered by tongs into open hands
  • Order of Worship on screens (no bulletins)
  • Leave church immediately after the service
  • Chairs and high-touch areas sanitized after each service
Sign up for the service you plan to attend by:
  • SignUpGenius form sent to your email, OR
  • Call the office (675-0005); M, W, F, 9 am-noon, OR
  • Call 734-692-0949 at other times
The Thursday service begins at 7 pm.
The Sunday service begins at 10 am.

Attendance limited to 40

Our All Saints Service will be on Sunday, November 1 at 10 am.
There will be a photo scroll
and candlelit ceremony.

Please plan on joining us
as we remember those
loved ones we have lost.
Living the Word!
Past and current sermons
are available online at www.stthomasgi.com.
Thanksgiving Eve Interfaith Service
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7 pm
Sacred Heart Church on Grosse Ile
Final decisions are being made for this year's program. Currently, it looks like we will be asked to
prepare pre-packaged meals off-site
and deliver them to where they will be distributed.

Additionally, one person will be needed to stay where people are sleeping to assist the ChristNet staff member on duty.
Memorial Service
A memorial service is planned for Roy Bowen,
Cheryl Shelton's father, who passed away earlier this year.

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 7
  • Location: Gilead Church, Telegraph Road in Taylor
  • Time: 11 am

(Gilead is a a large church which allows for social distancing.)
The sanctuary at St. Thomas is open on
Wednesday mornings, 9 am to noon.

Please feel free to stop in for prayer,
reflection or meditation!
Thank you for mailing your offering or going online at www.stthomasgi.com/giving
If you are unable to attend worship services,
but would like to have communion
brought to you by a church member,
please call the church office (734-675-0005) during office hours, M, W, F, 9 am - noon,
or after-hours, call 734-692-0949.
Bringing It Home: Faith Practices for Real Life

you can do
at home, alone or with those who live in your house.
Ideal for Sunday School Families!
Stay connected
to and involved in St.Thomas!
Website: www.stthomasgi.com
Facebook: stthomaslutheranchurch
Happy Birthday!
Celebrating this week . . .
Steve Campbell, October 26
If you want to send a personal note or a card, contact (office@stthomasgi.com)
Please contact (office@stthomasgi.com) with any omissions or corrections.

Celebrating the
marriage of:

Anna and Eric Gartner, October 29
If you want to send a personal note or a card, contact (office@stthomasgi.com)
Please contact (office@stthomasgi.com) with any omissions or corrections.

9:30 am

Please come join us!
Thrivent Choice

The Thrivent Choice® program encourages benefit members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes an amount of its charitable grant funds. Thrivent members make this recommendation by directing Choice Dollars to enrolled nonprofit organizations, including churches.

Visit Thrivent.com for details.

Al Skrocki continues to lead the collection of medical supplies and equipment for worldwide relief.

If you have questions about items needed or want to drop off at the church,
Contact Lisa Perry (734-692-0949).
Bill Stevenson - President
Brian Long - Vice President
Kent Kujala - Treasurer
Becky Arndt
Ben Fogt
Linda Hinzmann
Christine Riley
Betty Ruck
Jim Schiesel
Ethan Bammer - Youth Rep.
Alaina Gartner - Youth Rep.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a council member.
YOU are in Our Thoughts and Prayers

Joan Hoffmeyer
Tamara Howes
Denise Keeler
The Lucidi Family
Bob Malone
Gayle Mitchell's Family
George Nelson and Family
Heather Oberlin
The Fred Parrill Family
JoAnn Schwenk
The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you've come.