Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran Church. At St. Paul, we value sharing God’s grace through Christ with love, prayer, worship and service. We are a community with room and a place to belong for everyone. We provide numerous opportunities for the study of God’s word, fellowship and service for all ages. Our Sunday School involves students in hands-on participation in the Biblical stories and we value cross-generational interaction in faith development so that we can link home and congregation together.

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), as well as a partner in the Grosse Pointe Ecumenical Parish. We gather around the Word and Sacrament each Sunday and have various classes and events throughout the week for us to stay connected together. If you are a first time visitor, you can learn more about us on our welcome page.

Forever In Grace, Pastor Justin Dittrich

Worship with Communion: 9:30 am
Education Hour: 10:45 am

Office HoursTel 313.881.6670
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am to 4 pm

News & Announcements

Lenten Services – Feb 14 thru April 1

Ash Wednesday

11:00 AM Service with First English Lutheran Church, at First English (on Vernier). A lunch will be available after the service.

7:00 PM Service at St Paul

Wednesdays from Feb 21—March 21

The mid-day Lenten services will be on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM at First English Lutheran Church with a luncheon available after the service.

Evening services will begin at 6:30 PM in St. Paul’s Sandrock Hall and take the form of a Dinner Church, or Agape Feast! First Corinthians, describes a church that worshiped in people’s houses around the evening meal. As this practice continued, the service was called an Agape feast.

Palm Sunday, March 23

Come join the procession! Join us at 9:30 AM for our Palm Sunday service.

Maundy Thursday, March 29

The evening service will be held at 7:00 PM on Maundy Thursday.

Good Friday, March 30

Stations in the Street – starting at 3:00 PM on the corner of Kercheval and Fisher. Stations in the Street is a prayer experience down the main street of the Grosse Pointe communities—an ecumenical attempt to walk the footsteps of Christ and to pray for the many needs and ministries of all God’s people.  People of all ages and faiths are welcome.

Tenebrae Service – This candlelight service begins at 7:30 PM and is a time of solemnity and reflection.

Easter Sunday, April 1

Alleluia! Join us at 9:30 AM for our Easter Service.

 

 

Health Screening – March 9

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church on March 9, 2018.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:

  • blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke
  • abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta
  • hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease
  • atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk
  • bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Please contact the office for registration information.

“Thrivent Builds Worldwide” Trip

Since 2014 members from St. Paul have participated in annual church-supported Thrivent Builds. This year our group will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Portugal to renovate a home.  The trip dates are May 26 – June 4, and is open to anyone age 16 and older.  Join us for the informational meeting on October 25 at 7:00 pm in the second-floor classroom.

National Youth Gathering: Lock IN!

 

We Are sending 14 people between St. Paul And First English Lutheran Church.

This Sunday, Youth will be selling Lunch after worship!

We will Be having an Lock in on March 2-3rd at First English Lutheran Church. More information to come.

 

Pastoral Notes

This Sunday . . .

 

 Join us at 9:30 on February 18th for worship on this first Sunday of Lent.

It is also a God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday, so please join us in the Bethany Room after worship for a Soup Sale Fundraiser and a card-writing service project.

 

A Message from Our President

Sunday October 22nd Congregational Meeting Results

Congratulations Pastor Frederic J. Harms! The congregation of St. Paul voted unanimously to confer Pastor Harms with the honorary title of Pastor Emeritus. The announcement of the unanimous vote was met with dozens of smiling faces and vigorous applause. An amazing moment! The Pastor Emeritus ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 10th during the regular worship service.

The congregation of St. Paul also approved an air conditioning motion. Please click here to read the motion. The motion passed soundly with an 80% pass rate: 64 YES, 14 NO, 2 ABSTENTIONS. The next step is collecting pledges. Please click here for a pledge form.

Notable dates:

  • Pledges for A/C motion are being accepted now through December 22, 201
  • Funds for pledges are due by May 31, 2018

Please consider the air conditioning pledge drive separately from your annual Stewardship pledge. Your annual Stewardship pledge supports the ongoing ministries of St. Paul.

Cheryl Wiseman, Congregation President

Prayers of The Church

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Prayers of Intercession 2/18/18

Renewed in the promises of baptism, let us pray for the church, the world, and all who are in need.

A brief silence.

We pray for the church. For all who preach, teach, and inspire your people to lives of service. Renew your church in ministry, mission, and compassion. Unite us in faith, and uphold us in the promises of baptism. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for the world. For the well-being of both our own surroundings and of distant places. For favorable weather and sustaining rains. For creatures awakening from hibernation or beginning seasonal migrations. Provide safe habitats and abundant food for all. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for the nations. For all who govern or hold positions of authority. For those who work to make their communities safe from violence. Protect all who place themselves in danger to save others from harm. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for those in need. For those moving to new communities. For individuals who are incarcerated or recently released from prison. For those who are abused or neglected, for the lonely, and for those who are ill. . We pray for Jim, Sara, Linda, Richard, Dean, Matthew, Bev, Kim, Aaron, Marsha, Matthew, Shirley, Elizabeth, Erich, Barb, Karen, Barni, Betty, Shirley, Linda, Janice, and Hannah. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

We pray for this assembly. For musicians, artists, and poets who help us envision your love through word, image, and song. For those who have faced exclusion or felt forgotten. For all who reach out in love and welcome. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

For our wilderness journeys and for our wild beast experiences. We pray for the enduring love of Christ to drive us into the world in service to others. We pray for our college students.  We pray for our National youth gathering trip. We pray for World Hunger and the work that the ELCA has done to fight off its effects. Hear us oh God, Your mercy is great

Trusting in your covenant of mercy, O God, we lift our prayers to you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Amen.

375 Lothrop Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Tel 313.881.6670
Fax 313.881.6189

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