SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
10:00 AM - Worship Service
Coffee & Cookies served in the downstairs Fellowship Hall following Worship every Sunday
9:45 AM - Nursery Care is available through end of Worship Service
9:00 AM - Adult Sunday School
10:15 AM - Youth Sunday School
Children are dismissed to class after Children's Time with Pastor
Music & Worship
Music is a vital part of the worship experience.
Click here on Music & Worship to learn more about our wonderful music program
Large print Hymnals
Large print Bulletins/Order of Service
Wireless hearing devices
Pews with seat cushions
Kid's activity bags (pick up in back of church)
Elevator access to Sanctuary (main entrance on Monroe St)
Recordings of past services available in church library and online on Podcast page
Ritual of Friendship
Please don't forget to sign and pass along the Ritual of Friendship Book found in the center aisle end of each pew of the sanctuary. Include your address and phone number and indicate if you'd like to be contacted. It's one of our little ways of getting to know new faces in Worship.
Church Office (Sept 7 -June 15 ):
Monday through Friday... 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Summer Office Hours (June 20 (Father's Day to Labor Day) to Sept 6 )
Monday through Friday........ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Office phone: 248.673.7805
Tech Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since there are a number of new faces this year this is a friendly reminder to please make sure all monthly informer articles are submitted to the church office no later than the Sunday immediately following the meeting of the Session which is the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
If you'd like an announcement placed in the weekly bulletin for Sunday service please make sure you contact the church office prior to 1:30pm on Wednesday.
Please check all events below since sign up sheets are due in advance. Thank you!
The Nov 2014 Informer is available online now. Please go to the Monthly Newsletter link found on the left.
Click on Reflection to read this month's message.
Check out this month's informer for event dates and times or just click on Fellowship.
Music & Worship
Sunday, Nov. 2 May the Outer and Inner Person Be One
Theme: Be Still, God Goes Before You
Scriptures: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-5; Joshua 3:7-12, 17;
Gospel of Matt 23:1-4, 11
Title: Do What I Say Not What I Do!
Sunday, Nov. 9 Veteran’s Day Observance with Color Guard
Theme: May We Set Our Hope on God
Scriptures: Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17;
Gospel of Matt 25:1-6
Title: “Don’t Sacrifice the Truth Beneath Patriotism” Free Press writer Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Sunday, Nov. 16 Our Annual St Andrew’s Day Celebration
Theme: Don’t Bury Your Talent
Scriptures: Psalm 123; 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11 (Armor of God); Gospel of Matt 25:14-30 Parable of the Talents
Title: Let the Light Reveal Your Gifts from God
Sunday, Nov. 23 Christ the King Sunday
Theme: Giving Thanks to Our God and King
Scriptures: Psalm 100; Gospel of Matthew 25: 31-40
Title: Thanking God in Humble Ways “As you did it to the least of my brethren”
Sunday, Nov. 30 First Sunday of Advent Season
An Observance of Holy Communion
Scriptures: Isaiah 64:4-8 (God works/we wait); Psalm 80:1-3 (Come to Save Us); Gospel of Mark 13:33-37
Title: Watch Out!
St. Andrew's Day Celebration
Sunday, November 16
St. Andrew's Day Celebration & Dinner
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall Dining Room
Join us for a delicious catered dinner, fun and fellowship!!!
Children's Christmas Play
All children, (infant through 8th grade) are welcome. HS and up are welcome to help as well. Each child with a speaking part must be able to attend at least one practice, the dress rehearsal (12/13), and be present for the 10 a.m. service on Sunday Dec. 14th. If you are interested in having your child(ren) participate please fill out and return the registration form by November 9th.
Waterford CROP Hunger Walk
We had another good day for a Crop Walk. It seems like the weather forecast can sound pretty bad sometimes but the cool weather made it prefect for a wonderful five mile walk. My walking partner was Dan Pociecha this year; we also had Debbie Kendrick and Liam O’Dea, Rev. Thomas Hartley, Chris Hartley, and the Williams children Joseph, Natalie and Samuel. At this time and with two envelopes still out, we can say that our church has raised $1000.00 for feeding the hungry. Good job and thanks to all who donated!!!
Christmas is coming and the Mission Committee is looking forward to continuing the tradition of our ANGEL TREE. Through Lighthouse North, we will be helping to share our Christmas spirit with others in the community by sponsoring two families and a senior. A tree will be set up in our fellowship hall with gift tags. Be sure to stop by our tree and pick one or more ornaments to help fulfill a wish for someone in need. The tree will be up in the dining room by Sunday, November 23. This will give you three Sundays to select a gift item off the tree and bring it back unwrapped to give to one of the recipients. Unwrapped gifts will be due back to church Sunday, December 7, and simply placed under the tree. For those who prefer, cash or checks may be donated and the mission committee will do the shopping.
***Also, please note – look for the sign-up clipboard and match the tags to the corresponding gift number. This helps us stay organized and avoid mix-ups!
Thank you for your continued support of this worthwhile project.
Do you do online banking?
If you do, did you know that you can arrange for your bank or credit union to send your pledge/offering in the form of a check to the church every month or on a schedule of your choice?
If you don’t carry checks or cash or sometimes are slightly forgetful, this may be something you want to look into. A couple of our members are already doing this and report that they are happy with the arrangement.
It only takes a few minutes to go to your bank and make the arrangements. The bank will need the church address.
Beginning in October, the Membership & Evangelism Committee will be hosting the Scrip Table to raise funds to finance various sanctuary technology enhancements, i.e. new microphones, etc. Buy those cards, use your Kroger Plus card, save your Tenuta receipts. All contribute to various activities and programs in our church!
The building renovation project / loan has been completed! Click on Building Renovation Project to read the good news!