This Week's Spotlighter

Updated: Friday, October 17
Prayer Requests:  
Bay McLaren - Midland - Covenant - St. Mary's                                                            
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     Elmer Taglauer
     Don Pfannes
     Jan Klimaszewski

The Commemoration of
Ignatius of Antioch
Pastor and Martyr

October 17

Ignatius was the bishop of Antioch in Syria at the beginning of the second century A.D. and an early Christian martyr. Near the end of the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan (98–117), Ignatius was arrested, taken in chains to Rome, and eventually thrown to the wild beasts in the arena. On the way to Rome, he wrote letters to the Christians at Ephesus, Magnesia, Tralles, Rome, Philadelphia, and Smyrna, and also to Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna. In the letters, which are beautifully pastoral in tone, Ignatius warned against certain heresies (false teachings). He also repeatedly stressed the full humanity and deity of Christ, the reality of Christ's bodily presence in the Lord's Supper, the supreme authority of the bishop, and the unity of the Church found in her bishops. Ignatius was the first to use the word catholic to describe the universality of the Church. His Christ-centeredness, his courage in the face of martyrdom, and his zeal for the truth over against false doctrine are a lasting legacy to the Church.


Thursdays in October
9-11 a.m.

This coming Thursday, October 23, at the Grace Seniors gathering
we will be viewing the 1987 Danish film

Babette's Feast

Winner of the 1987 Best Foreign Language Film award at the Academy Awards.

Grace Senior Alliance

An adventure in Christian faith with the purpose of drawing people around the cross of Christ
 to celebrate the Gospel and serve our neighbors. 
Meeting each Thursday morning in October
to envision avenues for service to benefit others. 

We meet again this coming Thursday morning, October 23, between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.   
Come for any or all of that time.  We share a short chapel service also. 
Stay as little or long as you wish.   We have begun casually and yet intentionally
to discuss and dream about how Grace can further involve seniors
in Christian fellowship, volunteering, education, fitness, outreach, etc.,
and to be involved in something with meaningful Christian value and vitality.


 Thank you for helping exceed the Benefit Goal by over 40%

From August 24-27 Pastor Reed undertook a bike ride from Auburn to Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The purpose of the ride was to strengthen awareness of theological education
and particularly to generate financial support for our seminary student, Aaron Yaeger.
Aaron has begun his second full year of preparation for the pastoral ministry.

Click the link here to access a web journal from Pastor's ride and the status of support. 
Thanks to everyone participating in supporting Aaron.

Every Sunday Worship
9:00 a.m. Divine Worship
7:00 p.m. Every Wednesday Evening Worship

Grace Corn Fest Float 2014
"Christ Jesus: God's Son and Greatest Gift. 
His Grace and Peace Remain Year Around at Grace Lutheran"





We uphold  the
Sanctity of Human Life
41 years ago
the United States Supreme Court handed down
a heinous ruling in direct opposition to the Word of God.
The grievous Roe v. Wade decision sanctioned
the killing of human life by abortion.
The battle to end this wickedness in our nation,
to defend the unborn, and to bring recovery
to broken mothers victimized by this evil, continues.


 Michigan In Touch Online
Online publication of news from the Michigan District, LCMS

Pastor Reed Devotions
To Me, To Live is Christ
Some Images of Pastor Reed's Nigeria Trip

"Joy on a Hill
by the Stream"
A DVD journal of the Pastor's mission trip to Nigeria can be borrowed by anyone.

LCMS Disaster Relief
Relief and Human Care is reaching out
 to help suffering people.

Further information on relief efforts is available at the Synod Web site
Gift to LCMS World Relief and Human Care help LCMS districts and congregations respond
to natural disasters. To donate call toll-free, 1-888-930-4438 or visit the Gift Link


Issues, Etc.

Issues, Etc. outstanding broadcasts daily.
Click on either link here for on-demand archives of quality radio.
Or live-stream programming at Pirate Christian Radio 4:05-6:00 p.m. weekdays.
The best in Christian talk radio  is one click away.


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