Week of Nov. 9, 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
WORSHIP SERVICES THIS WEEK
Vicars Amelia and Daniel Collins
Thurs., 7 pm
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
Pastor Branden Hunt
Sun., 10 am
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.
AED Training
The GI Fire Marshal Kevin Langley is training
interested church members in using the
AED (automated external defibrillator).
This device can restart a heart rhythm in a person experiencing cardiac arrest. The training will be very brief (about 15 minutes) and is being held immediately after the Sunday, November 22, worship service
at approximately 10:45 am.
Survey of Pastoral Responsibilities
You received a brief survey last week
about the pastoral responsibilities which are most important to YOU.
 
You may complete this survey online by clicking the Take the Survey link
OR obtain a paper survey
from the church office.

Please mail or return paper surveys
to the office.

Responses are due by November 15.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS AND WILL HELP IN GUIDING THE SEARCH FOR A PASTOR!
There will NOT be a Thursday worship service at St. Thomas on Nov. 26.
Grosse Ile has been assigned the week of Nov. 15-21. 
Due to the pandemic, ChristNet is being organized very differently this year.
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.
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!
Annual Stewardship Campaign
St. Thomas relies on faithful and generous people like you to help our church function for its
members and attendees as well as for its
missions and ministries beyond Grosse Ile.
 
Please complete and return the pledge card you were recently mailed to help us plan for 2021!

Thank you in advance!
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 . . .
Wendy Brozek, November 9
Gavin Hayes, November 9
Judy Cemer, November 10
Rachel Bloetscher, November 13
Alicia Shelton, November 14
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
THIS WEEK
TUESDAY MORNING
(due to room rental)
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,
Blankets and Hygiene Products,
Gloves, Masks, and Gowns
NEEDED!
World Medical Relief sent the letter below in response
to the recent donation from St. Thomas.

Al Skrocki continues to lead the collection of medical supplies and equipment.
If you have questions about items needed or want to drop off at the church,
please contact the office (734-675-0005).
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.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You
Joan Hoffmeyer
Tamara Howes
Denise Keeler
The Lucidi Family
Gail Mitchell's Family
Bob Malone
George Nelson and Family
Heather Oberlin
The Parrill Family
JoAnn Schwenk
What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet.
Anne Frank