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Michigan District, LCMS
Weekly E-newsletter | December 22, 2020
Why Just Christmas Compassion?
It is commonly accepted, maybe even expected, that people should be compassionate during the Christmas season. It is a sociological fact that they are. People tend to do more, give more, and help others more during the month of December than at any other time of the year ... But our acts of compassion shouldn’t be limited to just the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas or to patriotic fervor in response to a terrorist attack or as a response to natural disasters. Read more
The family and friends of Kenneth Claus (Commissioned Emeritus), who passed away on Oct 27 … This week's congregations, schools, and ministries: First, Charlotte;St. John, Hillman; Calvary, Carson City.
Pleasefill out this formBYNOON TODAY. We will publish an updated list for those who are looking to worship online at Christmas.
HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURES
The Michigan District office will be closed Dec 24-25, 2020 and Jan 1, 2021.
Michigan District staff members not on vacation December 28-31 will be working remotely and calls to the District’s main number 888.225.2111 will be handled by automated attendant. For staff and e-mail information, click here. For emergencies, please leave a message on the District’s general voice mail which will be monitored throughout the holidays.
Church Extension Fund is available December 28-31 but requires an appointment for any in-person visits – please call 800.242.3944 or visit https://mi-cef.org/.
LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTION DEADLINE
The subscription deadline has passed, but you can still get your information in to the District office before January 15, 2021. Subscription cost is now increased to $13.60 due to the missed deadline. If you have misplaced your paperwork or have questions about the order process, please email Donna Conrad or call 888.225.2111 ext. 236. If you do NOT have any subscribers, please still return the paperwork you received for our records.
"WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR"
“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:2 ESV).
Christmas has its share of lights—just ask the Griswolds! Counting the Advent Wreath, by Christmas morning St. Michael, Portage’s sanctuary will have ... Read more
CrossRoads Counseling Ministries in Frankenmuth is currently looking for a part-time Christian counselor with an M.A. in Counseling. This individual would be able to counsel on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, parenting, and marriage. To apply, contact Bethany Bierlein or call 989.652.0764.