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ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH

170 McMillan Rd.  Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236   313.884.0511

St. James Lutheran Church is an inclusive community celebrating God’s grace through worship, service, and hospitality.

Sunday Worship Schedule
Sunday mornings:  10:15 AM – Holy Eucharist
Adult Forum 9:00 AM
Coffee, tea, and fellowship at 9:45 AM

All are invited to join us!
The Rev. Denise M. Grant, Pastor

 

Wednesday Worship Schedule
12:00PM Noon Eucharist (spoken, 20-25 min)
6:15 PM TABLE TALK
Lenten Meal and Worship (60 min)
scroll down for more detail about Table Talk

LENT

Since the time of the early church, Christians have observed the season of Lent as a time of preparation for Holy Baptism and as a time of spiritual renewal for those already baptized. It is a time the church sets aside to (re)turn toward God.

Why keep Lent in this modern age? In this performance driven, fast paced world, it is much too easy for life to swing out of balance. We think that we have it together, yet no matter what direction we turn, we are mesmerized by temptations and false promises that divert us from God and erode our faith. We wonder why people act with evil intent and disregard for others. We struggle with our own decision making and realize that we walk on shifting sand instead of a rock solid foundation.

We need Lent to remind us that God is steadfast and faithful, guiding us through every dark valley and barren wilderness. And while Lent won’t give us all the answers, it aids in strengthening our faith and renewing our spirit, thus reminding us that we aren’t alone as we wrestle with the hard realities and questions of life.

Lent slows us down, pares back the extraneous, strengthens faith and reminds us who and whose we are. Lent reminds us that we are part of a community, the body of Christ, that is based in who God is, not who
we try to be.

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TABLE TALK

Wednesday worship and meal all in one.
Wednesdays in March
6:00 pm Arrive and Gather
6:15 pm Dinner is served

You are invited to Wednesday evening dinner and worship set in the style of the early Christian Church which gathered frequently at the table to eat a meal, to build community, to learn, and to encounter Christ in Eucharist. This style also reflects Martin Luther’s home, which regularly hosted friends and students to eat, drink and discuss all manner of topics.

What to expect?
When you arrive in the Gathering Area at about 6pm, you’ll help put the finishing touches on the dinner table—lighting candles, checking silverware, counting chairs. At 6:15p, a bell will sound calling us to take our places at the table. We will sing a familiar hymn and offer a table prayer, then dinner is served. Midway through the meal, scriptures and a portion of Luther’s Small Catechism will be read and followed by a time to talk together about these texts. Then, with a loaf of real bread and a bottle of wine we will celebrate Eucharistic together around the table. Just before 7:15p we will have a final blessing, clear and clean our dishes, and depart having been fed both physically and spiritually.

March 8, 2017
Who is God?   (The Ten Commandments)

March 15, 2017
What happens if I doubt God?  (The Apostles Creed)

March 22, 2017
Does prayer make a difference? (The Lord’s Prayer)

March 29, 2017
How can water save me?  (Holy Baptism)

April 5, 2017
Who is welcome at The Table?   (Holy Communion)

Need more info? Call the Church Office at 313-884-0511.