Sunday at 10:00 am
CELEBRATION is made up of real people living real lives and discovering the real love that God has shown us through Jesus Christ. Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all the creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world's inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.
We welcome all of God's Children, whatever their age, the color of their skin, the contents of their wallet, no matter whom they love, how they speak, and whatever their abilities or disabilities; for in Christ Jesus, we all are reconciled to God.
The Angel Tree is filled with colorful tags waiting for people to take them. We have adopted five families again this year from Cleveland Elementary School in Livonia.
Each family has its own color. When you take a tag, write your name on the board by the tree, so we know who took which tags.
Place your wrapped gift under the tree by December 17th so Santa can come by and deliver them to the families in time for Christmas.
If you are unable to shop and would like to make a monetary donation, we can shop for you. Just contact Cindy.
The Warming Tree is up in the Gathering
Area. Please help our local residents stay warm this winter. We are collecting coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. This should include: New items in a variety of sizes for a variety of genders. We ask that you include no used items.
Cash donations are accepted. All of the donations will be delivered to the Wayne County Family Center.
Deadline for donations is December 17th.
Our 2023 Christmas Dinner will be Saturday December 9 th. Appetizers will begin at 5:00pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Entertainment is provided by Silver String Dulcimer Society after dinner. The signup poster is in the welcome area. Your only cost is a donation of either an appetizer or dessert!! This is an awesome deal!! Once again our chef will be our own Ciro T.
Here's our fabulous menu:
Slow-Roasted prime rib served with a side of horseradish sauce and Au Jus
Pan seared lemon rosemary chicken
Spring Mix, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Shredded Carrots, Croutons. Dressing on the side : Ranch or Italian
Mixed Vegetables w/butter and thyme & Garlic and herb Roasted Potatoes
Spiced mulled wine
Hot apple cider
From the Pastor
The church has its own “countdown to Christmas.” It is called “The Season of Advent.”
Advent is an alarm clock, a moment of truth to rouse out of the “get-by and keep-going” stupor of this world and WAKE UP!
Wake up to the impending gift of a new beginning.
Wake up to the first baby steps of the Kingdom entering this world through a stable of animals and a cradle of straw.
Wake up to the new light of life.
Wake up to the epiphany of Jesus in the world, and in us.
Advent is all about aligning ourselves with the astonishing approach of God that occurs on Christmas Day. Advent is the time the church urges Jesus’ followers to get in “sync” with the amazing story of redemption God prepared and presented to this world.
Advent is our time to Wake up, Get up, and Listen up, for the presence of Jesus. Advent is when the faithful are called to a renewed sense of consciousness, a new sense of “count-down” to the presence of Christ on earth.
So, Wake up, church!
Get up, church!
Listen up, church!
See you IN church!
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with one another, the community, and the world
Worship services are live streamed on Facebook
at 10:00 am Sundays.
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