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NEW Update! Due to a schedule change, we will now be hosting the SOS Program April 1-7. If you are able to help out this week we can use all the help we can get. Please contact Ken Ruszkowski or the call the Church office for more information on where we......

Most the time when we think of sin we think of doing something really bad. We think of things like adultery, murder, stealing. We tend to focus more on the behavior, but that’s only part of what sin is. If you recall in our confession at the beginning of our......

You may be aware that Lent is later in the year than it was last year or the year before.  In fact, with Ash Wednesday on March 6 this year, this is the first time we have seen Lent begin this late since 2011, when Ash Wednesday was on March......

Do you ever have a hard time formulating the words you want to pray to God?  Prayer, like any other discipline takes practice.  Yet, we are not left to figure it out for ourselves.  God teaches us how to pray.  Of course, we know Jesus gave his disciples the Lord’s......

At the beginning of November, I had the opportunity to go to an evangelism conference.  The speaker was Rev. Greg Finke, and he and his wife have a ministry called Dwelling 1:14. The type of evangelism that he encourages isn’t another program to add on to our already busy schedules. ......

As we come to November, like me, many of you are looking forward to Thanksgiving. It’s a time to relax and to be with family and friends. It is also a time to feast. We feast because it is a celebration of all that God has given us. We are......

On February 24th, St. Paul hosted a live stream event of the Michigan District theological conference Take Heart, Take Action. The focus of the conference was to dive into what it means to be a witness and the role evangelism plays in our faith. The conference was opened by moderator......

Question: What event was fun, exciting, informative and for a good cause? Answer: Trivia night at St. Paul Royal Oak!   Members of the congregation and friends gathered together in fellowship on Saturday, February 17th for the annual Trivia Night. The event raised money for the Youth Group and featured 12 teams, one......

On January 17th, St. Paul Lutheran School and Cranbrook teamed up for a night of learning. Teachers invited parents, students and the community to participate in a science night. There were 16 booths with hands-on activities on topics such as paleontology, bugs, spatial awareness, centripetal force and many others. Thanks......

The St. Paul Handbell Choir once again participated in Noel Night in Detroit, December 2, performing outside of the Detroit Historical Museum as crowds gathered and enjoyed the annual kickoff to the Christmas season....