Week of March 8, 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
Lent began on February 17
Palm Sunday is March 28
Maundy Thursday is April 1
Good Friday is April 2
Easter Sunday is April 4
Vicars Amelia and Daniel
Fourth Week of Lent
John 3:14-21
This Week's Worship Service
✝ New service available each Thursday ✝
St. Thomas Lutheran Church
Welcomes You Back!

We are excited to be in-person for
Sunday worship at 10 am.
If you are attending this week,
please use the sign up form sent to your email,
call the office at 675-0005 OR
click on the button below:
Sunday School for children ages 4-10 has resumed on IN-PERSON. Class is held each Sunday during the worship service.
The curriculum follows the events of Jesus' life using Bible passages, thoughtful discussion, and prayer.
Please have your child join us each week for Christian education!
Tune in to catechism class
with the Klines to learn the
fundamentals of our faith.
  • Topic: Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper through the Crucifixion
  • ID: 712 0347 5093
  • Passcode: 7xF6Gk
  • Sundays at 1 PM 
  • Students need to attend with their Bibles, Luther’s Small Catechism, pencil, & paper.
Easter Flowers
The greenhouse we typically use to supply
our Easter altar flowers is not carrying them this year
due to COVID and the uncertainty of demand.
We still intend on decorating our altar for the Easter service,
but will do so based on availability of local nurseries.
If you would like to donate to the Easter flower fund,
please send your offering to St. Thomas
and specify "Easter Flowers" on it.
Hear the Good News!

Past and current sermons and worship services
available online at:
St. Thomas

Call Cheryl Shelton at 734-626-3408 to ask how YOU can
make a difference!
40 Days of Generosity
Get daily information and inspiration
on ways to donate, volunteer or help
30 + charities.

Please visit our website www.stthomasgi.com OR
click on the button below:
Please help St. Thomas help ChristNet
for the week of
March 14-20!
We are sponsoring dinners and breakfasts for 30 people for an entire week (prepared by a local restaurant).
Please specify "ChristNet"
on your donation.
ELCA is waging a campaign to end world hunger.
You may donate at ELCA.org/40Days
With just one extra item in your grocery cart each week,
you can help the
fight against hunger!

Items collected at St. Thomas are delivered to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry
each month
by Sandi Loso.
Warm Socks for Cold Feet
Saturday March 13
from 2-4 pm

Drop socks off at
Grosse Ile Township Hall
9601 Groh by Airport
Crossroads serves 300-400 people through their Sunday soup kitchen
and helps people every day with food and basic necessities.
Warm socks in all sizes needed!
Socks are the most requested item for shelters!
Update on Southgate Family
There has been a remarkable charitable response to the family who recently
had a catastrophic fire. Many monetary and household gifts have been received. Known items still appreciated:
  • Money
  • Full size bedding
  • Kitchen items
  • Bath items
  • Cleaning items
Thanks SO much!
We appreciate you
mailing your offering
or going online at www.stthomasgi.com/giving.

If you would like to have communion with
Vicar Daniel or Vicar Amelia in the pastor's office
or brought to you and offered by a church member,
please call the church during office hours,
M, W, F, 9 am - noon or
after-hours, call 734-692-0949.
Stay connected to
and involved in

Website: www.stthomasgi.com
Facebook: stthomaslutheranchurch
Happy Birthday!
Celebrating this week . . .
Sandra Papp, March 9
John Shelton, March 12
Dawn Noyce, March 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.

Returning Soon!
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.
(Pick up this week on Weds., 3/10)
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 -734-692-0949.
Other Ways to Help the Community:
  • Eyeglasses (basket inside St. Thomas)
  • Bedsheets for Quilters (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)
  • Bottle and Can Collections (T.A.I.L.S. and GI Shelter)
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.

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
Tamara Howes
Denise Keeler
Family of Paul Krutsch
Agnes Kujala
Bob Malone
George Nelson
Linda Parrill
Betty Ruck
Debbie Williams
The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter. Jen Selinsky