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Michigan District, LCMS | Weekly E-newsletter
November 3, 2020
Top Story
Anxiety Antidotes
Anxiety is extraordinarily high in America right now, a nation that few would have described as “calm” even before 2020. An already anxious populace is now grappling with an ongoing pandemic, civil unrest, economic challenges, and a terribly polarized election. And these are just some of the large-scale stressors, to say nothing of the particular pressures that individuals are experiencing. Read more
Prayer Requests

The family and friends of Ruben Auernhamer (father of Rev. Mark Auernhamer, candidate), who died on Oct. 14 ... The family and friends of Lydia Markwart (long-time secretary at Evergreen, Detroit), who died on Oct. 24 at the age of 100 ... Those who have suffered losses due to hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires ... For our country and today's elections results ... This week's congregations, schools, and ministries: All Nations, Sterling Heights; Faith Tamil, Troy; Evergreen, Detroit; St. Matthew's, Adrian; Beautiful Savior, Wellston.

District News

THE LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTION
Forms to order or renew a subscription to The Lutheran Witness will be arriving at your church soon! The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of the LCMS and includes the Michigan In Touch supplement in each edition. The new subscription year doesn't begin until March 2021, but orders need to be submitted to the District office by December 15, 2020. Questions? Contact Donna Conrad at 888.225.2111 ext 236.
Featured Blog / Podcast
GOD OPENS A WINDOW
Since Messiah, Carrollton celebrated her 50th anniversary in 2014, our struggling little elderly congregation has been determined to fulfill her mission. Among the activities in which we have played a role were... Read more
Lutheran Schools
STATE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
Congratulations to all the participants in our 2020 MI District State Cross Country Meet. We were blessed with a lovely Sunday afternoon as the rain held off just until we finished the last awards presentation! Final results are available here.
CALL LISTS AND VACANCIES
Call lists can now be requested for the 2021-2022 school year. The easiest way to make your request is to utilize a new form that can be found on the District website. Completing this form gives us permission to list your vacancy on the website. You can also use this form to list your vacancy, even if you do not want a call list. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer.
Other News and Events
NOVEMBER VISUAL FAITH BULLETINS NOW AVAILABLE
Visual Faith Ministries invites you to use and share its Visual Church Year - November Children's Bulletins and Sermon Notes for Lectionary Series A with your church and families. Our artists this month are Kristen Fittje, Rachel Hinz, and Jessica Meier. You can download these FREE resources and more here.
CEF SECURITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT & LOAN PROGRAM ENDS SOON!
Church Extension Fund’s Security Enhancement Grant & Loan Program has a deadline of January 31, 2021. If your church has not taken advantage of this great opportunity, please bring this to the attention of your pastor or church council. For more information, visit https://mi-cef.org/about/grants or call 800.242.3944.
FUTURE CHURCH WORKERS
Is there a young person in your congregation that might be interested in church work? Connect them to Concordia Ann Arbor to learn more about church work programs for pre-pastoral, pre-deaconess, parish music, family life, or Lutheran education. Start with this post, or email Pre-Seminary Director Rev. Ted Hopkins at Theodore.Hopkins@cuaa.edu.
LWR SEASONS OF HOPE
Join with Lutheran World Relief this Advent by lifting up neighbors in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. LWR has designed a suite of resources to engage your congregation digitally or in-person in a variety of ways each week of Advent. Pick and choose what works best for your congregation by clicking here.
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GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING SOUGHT NEAR CUAA
Concordia's first cohort of 32 Physician Assistant students will be coming from all over the US to the Ann Arbor area in January 2021. Students are searching for affordable housing near the campus. If you know of apartment complexes or condos that might be available between Jan 2021 and May 2022 (& possibly until July 2023), please email elena.holley@cuaa.edu or call her at 734.995.4826. Also helpful would be vacation homes that are not in use for 4-week periods for the students' clinical rotations in rural areas.