24 u Worship With Us 2013 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) 1409 Ridge Ave., P.O. Box 9 Mass City, MI 49948 Office - 906-883-3602 Pastor - 906-883-3450 www.lutheransonline.org/masscitystpauls E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Pastor Kristin C. Rice Worship Services Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School: Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 (EST), beginning September 25 Communion: Weekly, in worship Bible Study: Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 (EST) St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mass City, founded in 1901 by Finnish immigrants, is part of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We gather in worship weekly, centered on God’s word and God’s meal. Whether you come to church on your own, with a significant other, or with a family in tow, you are invited to come and see God’s work in your life and in the life of this community. There is a weekly opportunity for bible study with Pastor Kristin, Tuesdays at 3:30 at the church. On the third Monday of every month, our church basement is transformed into a family dinner table as we host a FREE, home-cooked meal where everyone is welcome. Food is cooked on-site and is served from 3:00-6:00 (EST) – we even have takeaway containers if you want to bring some home or to share with a neighbor. Starting September 2013, all children age 4 through sixth grade are invited to attend the Wednesday Afterschool Bible Adventure, a weekly hour-long program full of fun and snacks. Together we learn the stories of God’s love for God’s people and build a sense of faith and community. St. Paul’s also hosts an active group of quilters on Wednesdays starting at 10:00. Even if you can’t thread a needle, you are welcome to come, learn, and get to know some fantastic women as you do God’s work with your own hands. St. Paul’s seeks opportunities to serve our neighbors, both across the street and across the globe. Simple Gifts, the collection of all the loose coins in the Sunday offerings, is sent to the Ontonagon St. Vincent de Paul Society. The annual ‘mitten tree’ collects hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves for the St. Nicholas Project. The annual Harvest Dinner provides funds for donations to area charities. The Malaria Net Project, a monthly after-church fellowship begun in 2008, raises funds to provide insecticidal nets for the Eastern and Coastal Diocese of Tanzania. Our congregation is in partnership with two other area Lutheran churches, Siloa Lutheran of Ontonagon and First Lutheran in Winona. The collective is known as the Northern Lights Lutheran Parish, together since 2012. We gather in worship together 3-4 times a year. Pastor Kristin Rice came to serve the congregations of the parish in the fall of 2012 after graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (ELCA).