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PASTOR JOEL EDEN has ACCEPTED OUR CALL to serve as an Associate Pastor.  In his Call Decision letter, Joel stated, "It is with great certainty, deep peace, and much humility that I hereby announce that I have been led to accept the Call to St. Lorenz."  As happy as we are, we need to keep the congregation at Christ Our Savior, Livonia in our prayers as they begin their search for a new pastor.

 

The month of August will be a very busy one for the Eden family: their daughter is getting married this weekend, planning their move here, selling their house while seaching for a new one, and preparing their children to attend their new schools - Valley Lutheran and St. Lorenz.

 

Please keep Joel, Erica and their seven children in your prayers: Nichole, Noah, Natalie, Naomi, Nathaniel, Nolan, and Noelle.  

MOPS Meet and Greet Picnic

Come learn more about MOPS and MOMSNext!  MOPS, which stands for Mothers of Preschoolsers, is and international organization designed to gather and support ALL moms through local and church-based groups.  Bring the kids, a light dish to share and a friend!  When:  Friday, August 12th at 11am - 1pm.  Loacation: Churchgrove ParkContact Melissa Tebedo (Melissa.tebedo@gmail.com or 989-239-4910) for more information, or search for our Facebook event!

 

St. Lorenz is hosting a Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Event on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30PM in the Worship & Event Center.  Barb Smith, Executive Director of the Suicide Resource and Response Network will speak to high school students and the adults in their life - parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches.  Attendees will learn how to recognize someone who may be struggling with their mental health, how to have safe and effective conversations and what resources are available to them.  Anyone with a compassionate heart for our youth is welcome to attend.

St Lorenz Widows Group is hosting a bonfire by the wooden cross at St. Lorenz's Churchgrove Park.  This event is on Friday, August 26th and the fun begins at 6pmBring a lawn chair, a beverage, and a $2.00 donation for the food and join us for roasting hotdogs and marshmallows for s'mores.  If you're interested in coming, please sign-up with Margaret at 652-8916.  You're welcome to bring other widow friends.  You may also request a ride to the event.  Please remember to let Margaret know, if you are bringing others, requesting a ride, or have questions when you sign up.  In case of rain we will gather under the pavilion across from the firepit and cross area or in the band shell.  Hope to see you there!!   

Karen Rummel

989-652-8145

989-980-8149 cell

Music & Movement for Little Learners

Calling all infants, waddlers, toddlers, and preschoolers!  Join me this fall as we go Fishing for Fun and explore music and movement of creatures, sailors, and boats of the sea!  Led by Mrs. Ashley Keller, these interactive music classes will be held Saturday mornings this fall from September 24 - November 12.  For more information or to reserve your spot today, check out this link or call the school office at 989--652-6141.  

https://alkeller504.wixsite.com/musicand movement

Fill a Blessing Bag for Mission Fest

Mission Fest is about embracing our mission of helping others and showing them how beautiful it is to live with Jesus.  We would like to do this by filling "Blessing Bags" to distribute to needy families in cooperation with Wellspring Lutheran Services through their professional intervention services.  Pick up a list for either cleaning supplies, hygiene items, or baby/child needs, purchase any combination of the items on the list and put them in a paper grocery bag and bring the "Blessing Bag" to the Children's game area at Mission Fest on August 27th.  The lists will be available in the narthex of the Church, the lobby of the Worship & Event Center, at church reception, and at the school office entrance.  Gift cards for Meijer or Walmart would also be helpful - just drop them off to the Children's game area as well.  St. Lorenz will be a blessing to many through this mission outreach.  Contact Barb DeSimpelare at (989) 652-3475 (cell/text) or at bdesimpe@icloud.com with questions.

 

 

Sixth Annual Euchre Tournament is just around the corner!   Join us for a fun evening of Euchre, food, and fellowship.  It's a $25 entry fee, which includes a bratwurst supper and refreshments.  Cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 players.  All proceeds from the Euchre Tournament go to benefit St. Lorenz students in 3rd-5th grades by reducing their tech fees and for students in 6th-8th grades, to help with travel fees for their class trips.  Pre-register at the door.  To register call Lisa Perry at 989-652-0793, or email lperry@stlorenz.org or at  the School Office, 140 Churchgrove Road.  There are also opportunities for sponsorship.  You may sponsor an individual student, or do something on a larger scaleSponsorship questions may be directed to Carridan Washer or Jeremy Frank by calling (989)652-6141 before September 24. Tournament starts at 6:30!  See you there!  For more information check out the flyer below.

 

Eucher Fest Flyer 2022

 

Valley Lutheran Scholarships

St. Lorenz Lutheran has a limited amount of funds available to support students attending Valley Lutheran High School.  Students interested in applying for a grant should contact Kelly Lamb at 989-652-6142, ext. 122, or email klamb@stlorenz.org for a grant application.

 

We are pleased that so many are continuing their Christian education at Valley Lutheran!  If you have questions you may contact Jeremy Frank at 989-652-6142, Ext 135, or email at jfrank@stlorenz.org.  Deadline is August 12th.

Clarify our Calling Retreat is August 20, 9AM - 3PM in the Worship and Event Center.  

Are you actively involved in organizing ministry activities or groups at St. Lorenz? Would you like to be?  Do you have new ideas for things we might do different or better at St. Lorenz?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to participate in the Clarify our Calling Retreat on August 20th from 9AM - 3PM in the Worship and Event Center.  Facilitated by Reverend Bill Woolsey of Five Two Ministries, this retreat will kick-off our 9-month journey to chart the future of ministry at St. Lorenz.  Your presence will help us be a growing congregation faithfully reaching our community while honoring its past.  Please sign up by August 13 via this online form: 

https://mystlorenz.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/160/responses/new

World View Academy

World View Academy helps high-schoolers discover and apply the Bible's ancient wisdom on how to think, how to live, and how to lead.  St. Lorenz Christian Citizenship Ministries is offering financial assistance (up to full scholarships) for LCMS high school students who wish to attend WorldView Academy this summer.  Often called "the best week of my life", there's no better (or more entertaining) way for teens to understand, share, and explain the Christian faith.  Eight dates and 12 locations are offered.  Please contact Darrin Urbytes at 989-652-3422 for an application.  For camp information, check out www.worldview.org/