St. John’s Lutheran Church 13115 Telegraph, Taylor 734-287-2080 email@example.com Rev. Dr. Richard Zeile, Pastor Sunday, October 1, 2023 –Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S October 1 Care and Share Sunday 11:30a – Evangelism Meeting 2-3:30p – Life Chain Sunday Monday, October 2 6p – Elder’s meeting (postponed from last week) October 5 6p – Ladies Aid Upcoming Events October 10 Deadline for Martin Luther Evening Supper ticket purchase October 14 9a-3p – Flea Market (Ladies Aid) October 22 5-7p – Martin Luther’s Evening Supper
First of the Month Care & Share Door OfferingToday is the monthly Care & Share door offering as you leave the church after service. Please consider a donation to be used for our food pantry and various other sundry emergency needs that occur within our congregation and community. Right-to-Life Sunday is TODAY, Sunday, October 1. Crosses set up on our lawn will represent 64 million abortions performed. The Life Chain will be held October 1st from 2-3:30p along Telegraph Road. Participants will silently hold signs as witness to life. If you are interested in participating in this event, please see Julie Winchel or Pastor Zeile.
Save The Date for Martin Luther’s Evening Supper, a celebration and fundraiser for Martin Luther’s Evening Prayer international podcast and radio ministry to be held on October 22 from 5-7p. Limited seating is available for this German style dinner followed by a brief presentation. Tickets are available for $25 per person and can be purchased through the office or the online kindred giving link. Please see a member of the Evangelism Board for more information. We are please to announce English District Bishop Emeritus David Stecholz as guest speaker at our dinner.
WELCOME VISITORS - We are honored to have you worship with us today! Please wear a maskif you wish. RESTROOMS are off the lounge to the right (south side) of the main entrance. When leaving the pews, they will be on your left. The tower stairs (to your right while leaving the pews) lead down to the basement where there are another pair of restrooms. Feel free to use the LOUNGE if you or your children need a break. Since the Sacrament of Communion is administered to those instructed and examined in the Faith as Confessional Lutherans understand it, you will receive a verbal blessing unless you speak with Pastor beforehand.
Families with young children are always welcome to worship with us. Feel free to take a quiet bag with coloring pages and crayons to your seat, found hanging in the coat closet. Choir – Meets immediately after worship today for rehearsal. ALL voices are needed. When you show up, you will NEVER be asked to sing alone. You can just show up and watch. Please contact Wally Winters at (313) 318-6514 if you have any questions.
Adult Information Class meets Thursday, 7pm to 8:30p to acquaint students with Luther’s catechism and an overall outline of Christian teaching. They will enable one to affirm the Lutheran understanding of the faith and receive the sacraments as a church member. Call Pastor Zeile for info, questions, etc. (313-802-1146)
Bible Study meets at 10:30am in the basement – please join us following worship! This week, Pastor Zeile leads us in Romans 9. Coffee and a light continental style breakfast will be served.
“Christ the Life-Saver” is the book of 33 prophecies fulfilled by Christ from Jeremiah to Jonah, written by Pastor Zeile and Timothy Dussia. Please see Pastor Zeile for your copy or for additional copies to share. We have less than 250 left. This week on Martin Luther’s Evening Prayer, Pastor Zeile preaches on Luke 16 and the transience of life. Tune in Sundays at 6pm on AM 560 and/or Mondays at 8pm on AM 1440. The message is broadcast on 7 additional stations coast to coast. BUZZSPROUT – Other messages from Martin Luther’s Evening Prayer are also available anytime as a podcast found at: www.buzzsprout.com/34718 . We are continuing international broadcasting via WRMI Miami 77.30 mghz.
Stewardship ThoughtLuke 14:11 – “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” The kingdom of God is always upside down and backwards like this. We must die in order to live. We must be humbled so we can be exalted. It’s like this with giving as well. When we give away, then we receive much more than we bargained for: peace of mind, contentment, joy.
October Newsletter has been emailed and mailed to those on our list. Paper copies have been distributed into family boxes in the narthex. Additional paper copies are available in the narthex or church office.
Zoom Bible Study meets today, Sunday, October 1st at 7pm to continue the study of Ecclesiastes. Email Pastor Zeile for the link to participate. Portals of Prayer for Oct-Nov-Dec are available in the narthex. Large print copies are also available. Please take one for a neighbor or friend. Pastor will deliver upon request.
Flea Markets start next month. The first one will be held October 14. Vendors are needed. Please share the information in our newsletter with someone interested in participating. Altar Flowers – The 2023 chart has been placed in the narthex – many dates for the first part of the year are available. Sign up now to sponsor altar flowers for the coming year. Cost is $35.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Mission of St. John’s Lutheran Church is to conserve and promote the true Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ in our members, our community, and our world. We offer prayers today for those listed and those we hold dear in our hearts. For those suffering in Ukraine, Sudan, Armenia, Syria and other scenes of violence For Military and those who Protect Our Country– In need of Healing – Shut in– For those expectingChristina and Brian Lynn, niece of Bonnie Eichold, due on January 13, 2024 Flower Dedication – In Memory of Paul J Adams from Lois, Mark and Luke