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Michigan District, LCMS
Weekly E-newsletter | June 1, 2021
He Makes Me Lie Down
A few weeks ago, I stood in the pulpit on Good Shepherd Sunday. I love preaching in traditional Lutheran churches because I enjoy the pulpit (keeps me in one place) and I get to wear my favorite stoles. Not to mention that the one I wore on this particular day is the one my wife says I look most handsome in. Put all of that together with meeting new friends and celebrating the Lord’s Supper, and Sunday was absolutely wonderful. A preacher’s delight. Read more.
Prayer Requests
The Ramirez Missionary Family (Dominican Republic) in thanksgiving for the pastoral and deaconess students as they near the end of the school year at the seminary ... Members who have fallen away from church during the pandemic ... The family and friends of Rev. William A. Qualman (Christ the King, Greenwood 1979-83) who passed away on May 24 Rev. Dr. Richard Shuta (Emeritus) who is hospitalized ... This week's congregations, schools, and ministries: Lutheran High School Association, Rochester Hills; Camp Concordia, Gowen; St. John, Cheboygan; Immanuel, Alpena.

Outfitting Our Neighbors
February 13 was the coldest night of the year in Mt. Clemens. Despite the freezing temperatures, a fire blazed through the Holiday Garden Apartments in town. It was so bad that many residents were forced to escape by jumping out of their windows. The complex was completely gutted but, by the grace of God, no one lost their life.
STATE TRACK MEET
The state track meet will happen this Saturday, June 5, at Lutheran North High School in Macomb. For more information, click here.
TEACHER VACANCIES
Many of our Michigan District Lutheran schools have teacher vacancies for next school year. To view the list, click here.
Other News and Events
JUNE VISUAL FAITH BULLETINS NOW AVAILABLE
Visual Faith Ministries invites you to use and share its Visual Church Year - June Children's Bulletins and Sermon Notes for Lectionary Series B with your church and families. Visual Faith artists this month are Kim Gilman, Jessica Meier, and Jamie Truwe. You can download these FREE resources and more here.
2022 BEST PRACTICES FOR MINISTRY – ARIZONA SEEKING SESSION SPEAKERS
Speaker session proposals can be submitted here. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Tuesday, September 6. Notice of the final sessions chosen will be made by December 2021. For more information regarding BPM 2022, click here.
Did you know?
The Michigan District Here We Stand Campaign has raised over $8.83 million in gifts, pledges, and goals and has received $8.43 million in cash so far. These funds are supporting the 4 initiatives of the campaign: Professional Church Worker Scholarships, Innovative Missional Ministries, Endowment Fund, and International Ministry. There are 31 weeks left in the campaign. Will you help us reach our $10 million goal? Visit herewestand.michigandistrict.org to donate.
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FREE CHOIR ROBES
Trinity, Berrien Springs has 31 black choir robes available, free for pickup. If interested, please call the church office at 269.473.1811 and ask for Sara.
LOOKING FOR USED LSB HYMNALS
St. Luke, Ann Arbor is looking for 20 or so slightly used, well-loved LSB hymnals. Please contact Jeff Greunke by email or call 734.971.0550.
PART-TIME RESOURCE ROOM TEACHERS
Lutheran Special Education Ministries is looking for candidates to fill part-time resource room teacher positions in Macomb and Livonia. Applicants should have a valid Michigan teaching license and a certification/endorsement in special education. Interested applicants looking for more information or wishing to submit a resume are asked to contact Richard Schumacher at 734.748.5253 or email him at rschumacher@luthsped.org. Click here for a complete listing of open positions.