Week of Nov, 16, 2020
9393 Church Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Office: 734-675-0005
Office Hours: 9 am-noon M, W, F
After-hours, call Lisa Perry: 734-692-0949
WORSHIP SERVICES THIS WEEK
Vicars
Amelia and Daniel Collins
Covid Protocols in Place for Services
  • 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
Attendance limited to 40
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.

The Thanksgiving Eve
Interfaith Church Service scheduled for
Wednesday, November 25, 7 pm
at Sacred Heart on Grosse Ile

HAS BEEN CANCELED.
ALSO, THERE WILL BE
NO THURSDAY
WORSHIP SERVICE AT
ST. THOMAS ON NOV. 26.
AED Training to be Rescheduled!
The AED training with
Fire Marshal Kevin Langley
will be rescheduled
for the spring.

Grosse Ile has been assigned this week of Nov. 15-21
Lunches are being funded through a special program and housing
is being taken care of by Wayne Metropolitan Agency.
Our responsibility will be in paying for breakfasts and dinners that week. 
Leo’s and Pete’s Restaurants in Taylor will be providing the dinners.
Leo’s will prepare 6 days’ worth at a cost of about $1600. 

We will provide 200 breakfast bags consisting of individually-wrapped items. 
The cost is about equal to what we’ve paid for in the past by preparing these meals. 
 
If you can help with this cost, it would be greatly appreciated by those in need
You can donate cash, or by check, or credit card through the online-giving app. 
Make checks out to St. Thomas and indicate "ChristNet"
on your contribution so that it is directed to the correct fund. 
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Kline at 734-693-3832.
9 Volt Batteries
FOR SALE
Betty is selling a large amount of
9 volt batteries that are no longer needed for our AV equipment. Batteries are available in the
office or narthex.

Single batteries are being sold for $1.00.
A box of 12 for $12.00.
PLEASE RETURN PLEDGE CARD TO ST. THOMAS!
As we seek to plan
ahead for 2021,
please help us by
returning your
Stewardship
Pledge Card.
The requested date
of return is Dec. 6.
Thank you!
Thanks to . . .
Linda Landis, Kathie Kline and Kathy Tonja who came in and cleaned, vacuumed,
and dusted the sanctuary and narthex
for us to hold worship services.

It is greatly appreciated!
REMEMBER . . .
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
SIGN-UP COMMUNION
If you are unable to attend worship service,
but would like to have communion
brought to you by a church member,
please call the church during office hours,
(734-675-0005) 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 . . .
Lauren Brown, November 17
Rainer Swamy, November 18
Blakely Kline, November 19
Sandi Loso, November 19
Pete Loso, November 20
Joe Davis, November 21
Josh Davis, November 21
Faith Ballantyne, November 22
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
MONDAY
MORNINGS
9:30 am
FELLOWSHIP HALL
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 NEEDED!
The pandemic, economy, natural disasters and approaching cold weather increase the need in our community and world.

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED:

"World Medical Relief operates four programs at little or no cost to low-income persons in Metro Detroit. The key to our success throughout our history has been the recycling of usable medical and dental equipment, supplies, instruments and good-date medications that have been donated by area hospitals, clinics, physician offices, companies and individuals. WMR has the ability to utilize these items in its services and programs that help people all around the world. These recycling activities kept 990,853 pounds of useable medical goods out of the landfill last year.
 
We are always accepting used medical equipment, medical supplies of all types and good-dated medicines including, but not limited to, the items listed. If you have questions about an item you would like to donate, please call us."
PH: 313-866-5333

Donations are accepted at:
WMR offices at 21725 Melrose Avenue,
Southfield, Michigan 48075, 
and larger items can be scheduled for pick up.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES
  • Dressings
  • IV kits
  • Tubing
  • Tape
  • Rolled bandages
  • Syringes
  • Liquids – any IV solutions as long as they are good-date
  • Colostomy/ostomy supplies
  • Bedpans, urinals
  • Adult diapers, blue pads (full packages, or cases only)
  • Liquid nutrition (Ensure, Boost, Jevity, etc.)- must have 6 months left before expiration
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (Gently used and clean)
  • Hospital beds
  • Wheelchairs – manual
  • Shower chairs
  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Commodes
 PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Bath towels (new or used) wash cloths (new or used)
  • Bed sheets (flat, contour – new or used)

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

Donations can be dropped off at St. Thomas.
Contact 734-675-0005 for questions
or to schedule a drop-off.

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

Joan Hoffmeyer
Tamara Howes
Denise Keeler
The Lucidi Family
Bob Malone
George Nelson and Family
Heather Oberlin
The Mitchell/Parker Family
The Parrill Family
God is with you wherever you go.