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Michigan District, LCMS
Weekly E-newsletter | November 17, 2020
Top Story
In the November 15, 2020 epidemic order, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services called for a “Three-week Pause,” November 18-December 8, 2020. The Pause to Save Lives affects our Lutheran High Schools and Concordia University Ann Arbor directly. However, as noted above, elementary schools, day care centers, and preschools are allowed to continue with appropriate safeguards that have been in place throughout the school year. While the order continues to provide exemption from penalties for the “Faith Community” in regard to religious worship … Read more.
Prayer Requests

Rev. G. Travis Downs (Trinity and Living Word, Lansing), who was diagnosed with lung cancer ... The family and friends of Rev. Adolph W. Pankratz (Emeritus) who passed away Nov. 7 ... Rev. Jeff and Bailey Burgess (St. Paul, Hamburg), upon the birth of a baby girl on Nov. 11 ... This week's congregations, schools, and ministries: Kansas District, Topeka, KS; Camp Concordia, Gowen; Immanuel, Dearborn Heights; Christ, New Baltimore; Concordia University Ann Arbor.

District News

#GIVINGTUESDAY IS TWO WEEKS AWAY!
Please plan to join us and learn more about the compassionate care and life-transforming Gospel work being done in Michigan's most difficult neighborhoods.
VICAR AND SEMINARY GRADUATE
APPLICATIONS
If your congregation is interested in applying for a vicar for 2021 and/or a seminary graduate, please contact the President's office at 734.665.3791 ext. 255.
WELLNESS CORNER
Get your flu shot! Besides protecting yourself and your family, you can earn Vitality points through Concordia Health Plans. Click here to learn more.
Featured Podcast
RAISING UP THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHURCH WORKERS
Jeff Heisner interviews two Michigan District pastors whose congregations have been raising up future church workers. Listen here
Lutheran Schools
2021 JOINT EDUCATORS' CONFERENCE - SAVE THE DATE
The Michigan District has joined with the Indiana and Ohio Districts for an educators' conference November 22-23, 2021 in Fort Wayne, Ind. There will be sessions for early childhood through high school.
LEA AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE
Nominate some of your great educators/colleagues for these prestigious awards. Nominations are due on Friday. We’ve got a ton of outstanding educators across the district that could be recognized with one of these awards. Click here to nominate.  
Other News and Events
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
Shepherd’s Gate, Shelby Township Care Program is hosting Surviving the Holidays, a class for those who are experiencing grief over loss of a loved one or going through a divorce. The online class will take place on Friday, November 20, at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, click here.
DRIVE-THROUGH NATIVITY
Join Christ, Milford on December 11 from 5-8 p.m. and December 12 from 4-8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to "travel" to Bethlehem from the comfort of their vehicle. For more information, click here.
E-classified
PART-TIME RESOURCE ROOM TEACHER SOUGHT
Lutheran Special Education Ministries is looking for a part-time resource room teacher to fill a position at Holy Ghost, Monroe. Applicants should have a valid Michigan teaching license and a certification/endorsement in special education. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Richard Schumacher at 734.748.5253 or email him at rschumacher@luthsped.org. Click here for a complete listing of open positions as well as a link to an online employment application.
WELLSPRING ACADEMY OPPORTUNITIES
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of teens who are beginning their substance addiction recovery journey? Michigan’s first public recovery high school, Wellspring Academy, is hiring. Located in Farmington Hills, Mich., the Academy is looking for a Peer Recovery Coach and a Mentor. If you have personal and professional experience with substance use settings, please click the link to find out more about the Wellspring Academy Peer Recovery Coach and Mentor Positions or visit our website at wellspringlutheran.com/careers.​