Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
On Sunday, April 8 the congregation met with Pastor Sean Ewbank the Director of Evangelical Mission (DEM) of the South-east Michigan Synod to discuss mission and ministry in the near and distant future of St. Thomas.
After that meeting the council and Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) team met to discuss some of the ways that we could begin implementing these ideas. Using this list, it was decided that for four weeks beginning April 22 we would enter into a trial period of not printing bulletins in order to be better stewards of creation and our financial resources. After the four week trial the council and SAS team will meet to evaluate. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns (at the end of our trial period) please find a member of council, the SAS team, or Pastor Joyce to discuss them.
One of the other opportunities we have to move forward with this list is the Spring Fling taking place on Friday, May 4th from 12-6. Warren Consolidated Schools have a half day of school that day, so we thought we would give the students around us something to do. We will have food, games, inflatables, and a movie going. This is an invitation to our community to enjoy a free day of fun and an opportunity for us to get to know our neighbors. We are looking for a lot of volunteers to help, so if you have an hour or so that day, please lend a hand, come have fun, and get to know the children of God around us!
In the future, there will be more opportunities to gather in community with one another to discuss future ministry opportunities. Please keep the council and SAS team in your prayers. And we pray together that we hear God’s voice and feel the Spirit’s movement in our future endeavors together!
Easter Peace and Joyce,
Pastor Joyce Partyka Staib
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