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WELCOME to the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and School website!  

If you are looking for a church home, please consider visiting us in person!  We would love the opportunity to get to meet you!

As men, women, and children united in faith and worship by the Word of God, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and School exists to make disciples throughout the world for time and eternity (Matthew 28:18-20), using the Gospel to win the lost for Christ (1 Corinthians 9:19) and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service (Ephesians 4:11-16), all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 1:31).

 
Church and School Office  989-845-2600
 
 
 
 
 
Please join us for...
 
 
GOD'S SERVICE
(Christian Worship)

Thursday 7:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM

 
 
SUMMER FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL
(30-Minute Bible Class for all ages)




MIDWEEK WITH THE MASTER 
(Bible Study for Youth and Adults)

Thursday 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:15 M



Resumes in fall
 
 
 
                     

                             
To view videos of our weekly worship service, go to "Audio/Visual Downloads" on the side menu

To view weekly worship guides, sermon notes, and news and notes, go to "Document Downloads" on the side menu


 
To give your thank-offering online, please click on the following link:  https://faithlife.com/celc-y/give

COVID-ERA COURTESIES AND PRACTICES

On May 15, 2021, the state of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its epidemic orders to reflect the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Persons who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a face mask/covering in indoor gatherings.  

We recognize that some who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a face mask, while others who are fully vaccinated may be more comfortable wearing a mask and will choose to do so for the time being. 
 
This transition period calls for continued Christian humility, love, respect, and patience as we interact with each other.  As God’s people, we will want to be guided by God’s Word, such as Philippians chapter 2:  “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility consider one another better than yourselves. Let each of you look carefully not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  As the Small Catechism instructs us, we will want to take one another's “words and actions in the kindest possible way” (Explanation to the Eighth Commandment, Luther’s Small Catechism). 

We will want to to be respectful of each other's space.  We will also want to be respectful of each other's privacy and avoid interrogating them about their vaccination status.  We have more important things to focus on here at church, and want to avoid needless disagreements and pointless divisions.  

While the recent changes are encouraging and exciting, we will be taking a measured approach.  For the time being, we will continue to have the pews marked off for physical distancing and continue our current communion distribution practice.  Offering plates will continue to be located at the entrance to the sanctuary.  Secure online giving also remains available  (see link above).  Those who prefer a smaller gathering for public worship are encouraged to consider our Thursday evening service at 7:00 PM.  As always, those with COVID symptoms, awaiting a COVID test, or under quarantine are to remain home and make use of the online options during that time. 

We will continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and anticipate announcing further adjustments in the future.  Just as we did when we began implementing the COVID mitigation strategies, we want to withdraw them in a careful and orderly way that serves the common good.  Ultimately our trust is in the Lord, the Creator and Preserver of life, and in His Son and our Savior, Christ Jesus.  Thankful to Him for raising us from the spiritual death into which we were born and giving us eternal life, we seek to love Him above all things and to love our neighbor as ourselves.