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ST. LUKE LUTHERAN JACKSON, MICHIGAN

 

ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CHURCH

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JESUS LOVES ME LEARNING CENTER 

3501 Morrill Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201

517-782-0114 · Fax: 517-782-4577

St. Luke Lutheran Church has been planted by God to give the people of Jackson County  what they need most -- the message of free and full forgiveness through Jesus Christ. That good news is at the heart of everything that happens here.

We want to share this message with you!

 

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday 9am

&

Wednesday 7pm

(same service as the following Sunday)

 

SPECIAL EVENT

CHRISTMAS for KIDS

 

  • St. Luke Lutheran Church invites you to Christmas for Kids.

  • Saturday, December 13th

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Children will hear the amazing story of Jesus' birth and the wonderful plan God had for this child.

  • Christmas songs, activities and crafts, and a snack.

  • Parents are welcome to stay with their children or use the time to run errands or shop.

 

Special Worship Opportunities

at

St. Luke Lutheran Church

 

Mid-week Advent Services

(preparation to celebrate the birth of Christ)

  • Wednesday, December 3rd @ 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, December 10th @ 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, December 17th @ 7:00 pm

 

Childrens Christmas Program

  • Sunday, December 21st @ 7:00 pm

 

Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols

  • Wednesday, December 24th @ 7:00 pm

     

Christmas Day Worship

  • Thursday, December 25th @ 9:00 am

 

New Year's Eve Worship

  • Wednesday, December 31st @ 7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELS Together Newsletter:
Today's Devotion
» Devotion - November 28, 2014

Hymn of the Week

The joy of all who dwell above, the joy of all below
To whom he manifests his love and grants his name to know.

To them the cross, with all its shame, with all its grace, is giv’n;
Their name, an everlasting name; their joy, the joy of heav’n.

They suffer with their Lord below; they reign with him above,
Their profit and their joy, to know the myst’ry of his love.
(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal - 217, verses 3-5)

Follow the Leader

Maybe you played the game “Follow the Leader” when you were younger. It’s pretty simple. One person is chosen as the leader. Then everyone who is playing has to mimic exactly what the leader does and go where the leader goes.

In the same way, in our Christian lives we follow the leader, Jesus. He is the source of tremendous joy and comfort in our lives, because in following Jesus, we follow our Savior who loves us so much that he suffered and gave his life on the cross for us. He’ll never lead us in the wrong way. But following Jesus also means that we will follow him in suffering. He told his disciples in Mark 8, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” For some Christians that has meant giving up their very lives rather than turn away from their Savior. For others, the suffering is less severe, but it is suffering nonetheless. Some believers follow Jesus even though that will mean that others may think less of them or stop associating with them altogether. For still others following Jesus may mean being ridiculed or called names.

So why follow Jesus if it means suffering? Because Jesus said to those who suffer for following him, “Be faithful to the point of death and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). His head was once crowned with thorns. Now Jesus wears a crown of glory as he reigns in heaven. In the same way, to his people who wear the thorns of suffering now, he promises for them the crown of everlasting life in heaven.
 
Jesus, our Savior, is our leader, and he calls us to follow him from cross to crown.

Prayer: 

Help me follow you, dear Savior, through the suffering of life now to the glory of the life you have prepared for me in heaven.  Amen.

From September through December 2014, the Daily Devotions on Thursday and Friday are based on the Word of God expressed in a Christian Hymn selected each week. All devotions in this series are located here.

Today's Devotion is brought to you by WELS and www.WhatAboutJesus.com

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