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Immanuel Lutheran Church
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Local Christians will flock to area churches Easter Sunday for worship. Patch offers a sampling of parishes that are celebrating the religious holiday: Grace United Methodist Church in Chesterfield Township Services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Pancake breakfast at 9:30-11 a.m., same day Saint John the Apostle in Clinton Township Service of First Light at 7 a.m., Easter breakfast at 8 a.m., Easter Mass at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb Township Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday First Baptist Church of New Baltimore Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. Saturday Service at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Shelby Township …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Macomb Township church's annual Cookie Walk fundraiser is now in its 20th year. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, until all cookies are gone.
Nothing says the holiday season like a good, old-fashioned Christmas cookie. Why settle for store-bought or break-and-bake, when there’s a chance to enjoy homemade without all the work? Around 100 dozen cookies will be sold for $6 a pound Saturday at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The sale, which also doubles as a fundraiser, is in it’s 20th year. This season, the sale takes place in the church chapel and lasts until all the cookies are gone. “All the cookies are homemade, there are all types, but we ask for decorative Christmas cookies,” said Pastor Greg Griffith, whose favorite is the ginger cookies. Bakers work hard preparing the donated cookies for what is ultimately a fundraiser for the church. Proceeds from the Cookie Walk …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
It took volunteers six hours to install 2,000 lights on the church’s steeple.
There are holiday lights on Romeo Plank near 21 Mile Road this month that haven’t been illuminated in 11 years. The steeple at Immanuel Lutheran Church hasn’t been lit since 2001, when a basement flood put a damper on the church’s annual holiday decorating tradition. This year, though, that changed when two volunteers took it upon themselves to install 2,000 lights on the church’s mighty steeple. “It was always a memory of our Christmas at Immanuel, and we are thrilled to be able to make it a memory for other Macomb residents as well again,” said decorators John and Diane Hamann. It took Hamann and volunteer Dominic Marasco six hours to put up the lights, as it wasn’t as easy as attaching lights to a gutter. The men hung cable wires and…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Good Shepherd Coalition and Abigail Ministries will distribute wrapped gifts to needy children.
Christmas is not complete without gifts. Thanks to one Macomb Township church, roughly 300 children will wake up to a wrapped surprise Dec. 25. Immanuel Lutheran Church parishioners volunteered to adopt a family this holiday season. They purchased, wrapped and then donated gifts to the church. Without the sponsorship, many of the kids wouldn't have any gifts, according to Pastor Greg Griffith of Immanuel Lutheran. This year over 150 of the children are from Macomb County through the Good Shepherd Coalition. Immanuel also sponsored infants and toddlers through Abigail Ministries. “It is always amazing to me to see moms, dads, and children together ‘adopt’ one of these kids and shop for them, pray for them, and love them as if they were…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The show, geared for girls ages 8-12 and their mothers, focuses on the importance of inner beauty.
Raising a young lady is tough, especially with the daily barrage of photos, videos and shows featuring stick-thin models and scantily-clad entertainers. Immanuel Lutheran Church will host the Secret Keeper Girl LIVE! Pajama Party Friday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The main message of the show, geared for girls ages 8-12 and their mothers, is the importance of modesty, and that true beauty comes from within. Admission is $15 in advance or $18 per person at the door. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas to the show, which lasts a little more than two hours. “The focus is to teach girls what real beauty is, that God loves them and that everyone is beautiful in God's eyes. The inner person is so much more important than the outer person,” …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Formerly the associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greg Griffith is now the community's senior pastor.
Another page was added to the 159-year history of Immanuel Lutheran Church this month with the retirement of longtime Senior Pastor Mike Lutz and the appointment of Associate Pastor Greg Griffith in his place. Lutz, who has served as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran for 28 years, will remain involved with the church, but in a primarily advisory role. It is Griffith who will lead the Macomb Township institution into its next chapter. Inspired to ministry through his childhood pastor Rev. Wade Meyer, Griffith, 35, came to Immanuel in 2004. He met his wife, Laurie, through the church shortly after and is now the proud father of 5-year-old Macey and 4-month-old Tessa. A sports fan, Griffith coaches basketball and enjoys running in his spare time. …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Organizers of Run the Plank, Macomb Township's first 5K race, presented a check for $20,000 to the MISD Homeless Education Project Aug. 20.
It was with tears and a great deal of thanks that the Macomb Intermediate School District’s Homeless Education Liaison accepted a check for $20,000 from the organizers of Macomb Township’s first 5K race Monday. “That’s amazing,” said Kathy Kropf after getting her first glimpse of the five-digit check. “It is the biggest check we have ever received.” The check was a combination of donations and proceeds raised by “Run the Plank: 3 Miles of Faith,” the first community-wide event hosted by Macomb Township’s three churches – Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and St. Peter Lutheran Church. With 918 registered runners and walkers, the June 30 race was one of the largest first-time events ever held in Macomb County. Check out …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
More than 900 runners and walkers participated in Macomb Township's first 5K Saturday, June 30, racing north on Romeo Plank Road from 21 Mile to 24 Mile Road.
Even before the first runners left the starting line, Run the Plank organizers proclaimed Macomb Township's first 5K an unprecedented success. "This day has been one of the dreams of mine for many, many years," said Immanuel Lutheran Church Associate Pastor Greg Griffith. "One of the greatest joys has been to see that one of the passions at Immanuel is also at St. Isidore and St. Peter ... It is a joy to see the unity of a community." Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and St. Peter Lutheran Church, this community-wide run/walk was the first of its kind in Macomb, but Griffith said it won't be the last. With 918 registered runners and walkers, County Executive and race participant Mark Hackel described the race…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The east lane of Romeo Plank Road between 21 Mile and 24 Mile roads will close today at 7:30 a.m. for the Run the Plank 5K race. It is expected to re-open completely by 9:30 a.m.
The east lane of Romeo Plank Road between 21 and 24 mile roads will close from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. today for Macomb Township's first Run the Plank 5K. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office will open Romeo Plank mile by mile as the race moves north, with the entire road expected to re-open by 9:30 a.m. Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Isidore Catholic Church and St. Peter Lutheran Church, this community-wide run/walk is the first of its kind in Macomb and the first event on which the three parishes have collaborated. As of Friday, 765 participants had registered for the race and organizers were estimating around 1,200 runners, walkers, volunteers and guests would take part in the post-race Family Fun Fair at St. Peter. This event is open …