Week of Dec. 7, 2020
9393 Church Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Office: 734-675-0005
Office Hours: 9 am-noon M, W, F
After-hours, call: 734-692-0949
THIS WEEK'S ONLINE SERVICE
Vicars Amelia and Daniel Collins


The next
best thing
to being there!
The Greatest Joy
Luke 1.46-55
New Service available on Thurs., Dec. 10

Go to www.stthomasgi.com or visit stthomaslutheranchurch on Facebook
to participate in the
ENTIRE worship service online.
Come celebrate the Advent Season with St. Thomas
by visiting the church website or Facebook.
The entire service is on video for you - from prelude to benediction.
This upcoming week, Vicar Daniel's sermon discusses the third Advent theme of JOY.
Enjoy the previous Advent sermons on HOPE and PEACE!
Take time to sit down, and relax with the comfort and familiarity
of our services, beautiful sanctuary, lovely musical interludes,
our caring vicars and the true meaning of the Advent season!
Website: www.stthomasgi.com
Facebook: stthomaslutheranchurch
In-person worship at St. Thomas is temporarily halted.

Good News!

Past and current sermons
and services
available online at:
www.stthomasgi.com
ST. THOMAS CARES COMMITTEE
Cheryl Shelton is heading up a group of people interested in reaching out to St. Thomas folks who may need assistance. These folks may have medical conditions,
mobility or transportation issues,
or just feel isolated or overwhelmed by the pandemic.

The need may range from errands, small tasks,
at-home communion, financial assistance,
or just conversation and occasional checking-in.

If you are aware of an individual or family from the church
who could benefit from this kind of assistance,
please contact the office (734-675-0005 or office@stthomasgi.com).
With colder weather and holidays coming,
you can still help those in need!
  • Food Pantry (bin inside St. Thomas)
  • Clothing /Shoe Drop-Off (containers at Sacred Heart and Dry Cleaners)
  • ChristNet (online or mail-in donations)
  • Toys for Tots (online donations and online toy purchase)
  • Diaper Drive (bin inside St. Thomas)
  • Eyeglasses (basket inside St. Thomas)
  • Bedsheets for Quilters (bin inside St. Thomas)
  • Medical Supplies (bin inside St. Thomas)
  • Blood or Plasma Donations (check the Red Cross website for dates and locations)
  • Local Coat Drive (see below)
9 Volt Batteries for Sale
There are still a good amount of 9 volt batteries for sale which are no longer needed for our AV equipment.

Batteries may be purchased in the office during office hours, M, W, F - 9 am-noon.
1 battery/$1.00
Box of 12/$12.00



Thank you for
mailing your offering
or going online at www.stthomasgi.com/giving
New Offering Envelopes are HERE
Curbside Pick-Up Available!
The new offering envelopes for the 2021 year have arrived! They can be picked up in the office
during office hours, M, W, F - 9 am - noon;
or curbside pickup - call the office
and the box will be brought out to your car!
SIGN-UP COMMUNION
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 during office hours,
M, W, F, 9 am - noon or
after-hours, call 734-692-0949.
Bringing It Home: Faith Practices for Real Life

FAITH PRACTICES
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 . . .

Craig Tillman, December 7
Seana Schade , December 8
Marty Dame, December 10
David Kolodziejski, December 11
Sue Brittain, December 12
Olivia Flessland, December 12
Emory Kolodziejski, December 12
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.

QUILTERS
PAUSED
UNTIL
APRIL!
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.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT
PARTICULARLY NEEDED!
The pandemic makes the need even greater. 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).
COUNCIL MEMBERS
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.
council@stthomasgi.com
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a council member.
In Our Thoughts and Prayers
Judith Danziger
Joan Hoffmeyer
Tamara Howes
Denise Keeler
The Lucidi Family
Bob Malone
Gayle Mitchell's Family
George Nelson and Family
Heather Oberlin
Linda Parrill
JoAnn Schwenk
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard