Week of Feb. 22, 2021
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
Ash Wednesday was February 17
Palm Sunday is March 28
Maundy Thursday is April 1
Good Friday is April 2
Easter Sunday is April 4
WORSHIP SERVICES THIS WEEK
Vicars Amelia and Daniel
Collins
This Week's Sermon

2nd Week of Lent
Mark 8:31-38
✝ New service available each Thursday ✝

Sunday, February 28 Worship Service
IN-PERSON service at 10 AM
We welcome you back
to in-person worship using the strictest safety protocols.
If you plan on attending,
please use the sign-up form sent to your email,
click on the button below
OR
call the office at 675-0005.
Please bring a can or box of food with you!
We continue to collect nonperishables for the
Food Pantry at Sacred Heart. Please consider bringing a can or box of food with you
each Sunday to church!
St. Thomas' website
has information on donating to
or volunteering at various charities throughout the season of Lent.
Read about the origin,
mission, and particular needs of
each charity along with
prayers for each ministry.
Share your favorite charities
and experiences volunteering!
Go to www.stthomas.com/40acts/
or click below.
Returning IN-PERSON on February 28!
Sunday School
  • Topic: Events in Jesus' life
  • Sundays at St. Thomas
  • During 10 am worship service
  • Covid protocols in place
  • Ages 4-10
Co-taught by Jeff and Kathie Kline
  • Book of Matthew
  • ID: 712 0347 5093
  • Passcode: 7xF6Gk
  • Sundays at 1 PM 
  • Students need to attend with their Bibles, Luther’s Small Catechism, pencil, & paper
St. Thomas'
Sponsor Week:
March 21- 27
St. Thomas is sponsoring another week of meals
for the downriver ChristNet program in March.
The cost of meals for this week is approximately $2,000.
Leo's Restaurant in Taylor is preparing a week
of dinners for this price and participants also receive
a breakfast, fresh fruit and bagged lunch.
In addition to needing funding for the cost of this week,
the program is also requesting the following donations:
Any of these items may be
dropped off at the
Church of the Nazarene
in Taylor during business hours. 
To contribute financially,
please donate to St. Thomas and specify "ChristNet".
  • Gently used, freshly washed, any size men’s jeans
  • Men’s washable winter jackets and warm gloves
  • Individually wrapped prepackaged breakfast items
  • Individual breakfast bars and pastries
  • Individual oatmeal packets and cereals
  • Juice boxes, Capri Suns, Coffee
  • Fresh fruit, fruit cups
  • Swiss Miss cocoa
  • Bottled water 
Area Family Needs Your Help
A Southgate man and his grown son
need help rebuilding a home after losing EVERYTHING in a fire last week.
Money, clothing (son is size 3X), furniture, bedding, bath supplies, kitchen supplies are needed. ( A set of pots and pans has already
been graciously donated.)
Donations may be dropped off at
St. Thomas, M, W, F from 9 am-noon.
If donating financially, please send to:

St. Thomas Church
9393 Church Rd.
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
(designate "Southgate Family")
40 Days of Giving

ENDING WORLD HUNGER
The World Bank estimates that
736 million people live
in extreme poverty on
less than $1.90 a day.

Can you and your family spare a couple of dollars each day to help another family?

Printable Lenten labels for coin jars attached.
Your family can save your coins
or make a daily deposit to fight hunger.


Online donations at ELCA.org/40Days
Checks mailed to ELCA, P.O. Box 1809,
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Community Drives and Collections
  • Eyeglasses (basket inside St. Thomas)
  • Bedsheets for Quilters (bin inside St. Thomas)
  • Medical Equipment (bin inside St. Thomas)
  • Diaper Drive (St. Thomas or monetary donations)
  • Blood/Plasma Donations (check the Red Cross website for dates and locations)
  • Clothing Drop-Off (bins at Sacred Heart and Dry Cleaners)
  • Food Pantry (bin at St. Thomas-particularly cleaning and paper products, nonperishables, snacks needed)
  • Cans/Bottles (T.A.I.L.S and GI Animal Shelter)
for mailing your offering
 or going online
www.stthomasgi.com/giving
SIGN-UP COMMUNION
If you would like to have communion with
Vicar Daniel or Vicar Amelia in the pastor's office
or 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.

Stay connected
to and involved in St.Thomas!
Website: www.stthomasgi.com
Facebook: stthomaslutheranchurch
Happy Birthday!
Celebrating this week . . .

Denise Ballantyne, February 22
Camden Finazzo, February 22
Stephen Shelton, February 23
Kendall Klein, February 24
Cara Creutz, February 25
Christopher Shelton, February 25
Ron Mitchell, February 26
Nolan Klein, February 28
George Nelson, February 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.

Celebrating
this week:

Debby and Sonny Ouellette
February 23
Quilters
Planning on
Returning in 
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
are particularly NEEDED!
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
Ben Fogt - President
Jim Schiesel- Vice President
Kent Kujala - Treasurer
Becky Arndt
Sal Finazzo
Linda Hinzmann
Christine Riley
Betty Ruck
Matt Shelton
Camden Finazzo - 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
Ryan Brozek
Laura Chamlee
Judy Danziger
Frieda Dickason
Rev. Sean Ewbank
The Fogt Family
Tamara Howes
Denise Keeler
The Krutsch Family
Agnes Kujala
Bob Malone
George Nelson
Linda Parrill
Debbie Williams
The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.