Sunday, October 1

LWML Sunday

8:30am Traditional Worship with Communion

9:45am Bible Study

9:45am Sunday School

10:45am Word & Song Worship with Communion       


Monday, October 2

      6:30pm Elder’s Meeting      


Tuesday, October 3

6:00pm AA Meeting 


Wednesday, October 4

11:00am Confessional Bible Study/Brown Bag Lunch

4:30pm Confirmation Class


Thursday, October 5

6:30pm Handbell Rehearsal

6:30pm Male Chorus Rehearsal

7:30pm Cantare Choir 


Saturday, October 7

9:00am Quilter’s Group


Sunday, October 8

8:30am Traditional Worship with Communion

9:45am Bible Study

9:45am Sunday School

10:45am Word & Song Worship       


Bible Reading Plan

Friday‚Äď 1 Corinthians 7, 2 Chronicles 18-21

Saturday‚Äď Proverbs 16, Psalm 106

Sunday‚Äď Off

Monday‚Äď 1 Cor. 8-9, 2 Chronicles 22-24

Tuesday‚Äď 1 Cor. 10:1-22, 2 Chronicles 25-28

Wednesday-1 Cor. 10:23-11:34, 2 Chronicles 29-31

Thursday‚Äď 1 Cor. 12:1-11, 2 Chronicles 32-33

Friday‚Äď 1 Cor. 12:12-13:13, 2 Chronicles 34-36

Saturday‚Äď Proverbs 17, Psalm 107

Sunday‚Äď Off

 LWML Sunday

Sunday, October 1st, we celebrate Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday (LWML). The LWML is an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. The theme for this year’s celebration service is The King is Coming. We could easily become down and out because of the evil of our world, and quickly give up because of the constant bad news; but hope, peace, joy, and love is the promise of our God for His people. Christ is the King of Glory! The Gospel is our only hope, as the King of glory comes in, with, and through the Gospel, as we were buried with Him in Baptism and raised with Him to a new life!  In recognition of the LWML, we encourage all the wear the color purple on Sunday. 

St. Stephen is sponsoring the Wednesday night dinner at St. Paul, Pontiac on October 11. 

Please sign up at the Welcome Desk to donate food, funds or to volunteer your time.

LWML Servant Day

Saturday, October 14 from 10am-1pm

Hosted by St. Paul, Pontiac

1133 Joslyn Ave, Pontiac



10:00am Continental Breakfast

10:30am Making Personal Care Kits

11:30am Devotional

12:00pm Hands-on Craft

12:30pm Light Lunch 

(soup, salad, breadsticks)


*Bring one new dark colored bath towel

** RSVP by Wednesday, October 11th

 Seniors & Friends October Potluck & Program

The world is a very different place than we remember. Have you ever pondered about what you should do during an active shooter event?  Please Join us on Thursday, October 19th at 12pm, when we will be host Lt Bartle and Emergency Manager Brosnan from the Waterford Police Department. They have over 50 years of law enforcement experience, written hundreds of emergency plans and  have over 2 decades of experience with SWAT. They are happy to have the difficult conversations with us and help each of us form a plan for our survival. Please bring a favorite dish to pass and designate what you’re bringing on the sign up sheet at the Welcome Desk. 

For questions, call Irma Hoops 248-459-1038.

Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival

Everyone is invited to our annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28 @ 10:30am.  We will have cider and donuts. We are looking for people to host a trunk, donate 

individually wrapped candy, and  help with set up &clean up. 

Visit the sign up sheet in the lobby! 

Questions? Contact Dave Fleming 248-217-8865

 Beyond the Breakwater Engaging Your Church in the Community

You are invited to attend one of three events at Messiah Lutheran Church of Bullock Creek. You will learn what Beyond the 

Breakwater is all about-mobilizing the church and caring for the community.  Following an introduction, you will spend some time in the community to observe & experience the concept in action. You can choose a one-day or two-day event.  Event dates are

 October 3 or October 24, or October 24 & 25. To register visit the Michigan District’s upcoming events page at

Michigan District Board of Directors Listening Event

The Michigan District BOD is hosting a Listening Event on 

Monday, October 16, 6:30-8:00pm at St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, 16339 E 14 Mile Rd. Fraser Mi 48026. 

Pastors, church workers, church leaders, and members are encouraged to attend.  

The Board seeks input in the following areas:

· What should the BOD know about ministry in this region?

· What unmet needs do the congregations have?

· What mission opportunities exist in the region?

There is no registration to attend this event

Lutheran High North West News

8th Grade Families, LHNW will be accepting applications for the Class of 2028 starting October 1, 2023. For more information,

 contact the admissions office at 248-852-6677. To apply for admission, visit 


You are invited to LHNW Homecoming on Friday, October 6th. All elementary school students get free admission to the 7pm game. Students grades K-8 are invited to join the pre-game Punt, Pass & Kick Competition from 5-6pm 

Learn more at

Harvest: A Hymn Festival with David Cherwien

Friday, November 10, 2023‚Äď 7:00pm

St. Peter Lutheran Church

17051 24 Mile Road, Macomb, MI 48042


Dr. David Cherwien, organist

Adult Choir of St. Peter-Macomb

Reflections by Susan Palo Cherwien


Free Admission

Questions? Contact St. Peter office 586-781-3434


Exploring a Widows Group at Christ Lutheran Church, Milford

Parish Fellowship at Christ Lutheran, Milford has received a suggestion to start a widows support group. They would like to explore this possibility and meet with or know who would be interested. 


Friday, October 20, 2023


Please RSVP to attend the meeting or add your name to the list

Contact Lisa Johnson


                                                                                                          Michigan March For Life

Wednesday, November 8

Michigan State Capitol Building, Lansing

11:00am Rally        12:00pm March

Get more details at

Questions? Contact Pastor Ken Stults 616-745-0382

Free Vaccination Clinic at St. Paul, Pontiac

St. Paul Community Lutheran Church is hosting a FREE vaccination clinic on Wednesday, October 4 from 4pm to 6pm. Rite-Aid Pharmacy is bringing vaccinations for flu, pneumonia, shingles, covid boosters, DTAP, and RSV which will have a copay. 

Sign up now to reserve your spot. St. John Lutheran will be hosting the Family Dinner that night as well, so get a free dinner and a vaccination.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a nice meal and get vaccinated. Call the church office to sign up, 248-758-9019. You will need your ID and insurance card and booster card when you arrive.


 Church Worker Scholarship Fund

Do you know that St. Stephen has a Scholarship Fund established specifically for the education of church workers? We would like to add more money to this fund to encourage people who may be in need of a scholarship to reach their goal of becoming a church worker. This could include a preschool administrator, a teacher in a parochial school, a music director, a deacon or deaconess, or a pastor. Please support this ministry by making an offering to St. Stephen Lutheran Church and earmarking it for the Church Worker Scholarship Fund. 

Application forms will be available in the church office.