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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

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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.

 

WELS Together Newsletter:
Today's Devotion
» Devotion - October 31, 2014

Hymn of the Week

Lord Jesus Christ, your powír make known,
For you are Lord of lords alone;
Defend your Christendom that we
May sing your praise eternally.

O Comforter of priceless worth,
Send peace and unity on earth.
Support us in our final strife,
And lead us out of death to life.

(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal - Hymn 203, verses 3-4)

Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word!

Martin Luther, the man who wrote these words, knew just how important Godís Word is.

Maybe youíve been where Luther had once been. He just wanted to be happy by knowing that God was happy with him. It seemed as though the best way to get there was to do the right thing. So he tried to do the right thing. He tried to be the best person he could be. But he still didnít feel like God loved him. He tried harder. Still nothing. Eventually, Luther did something most people wouldnít have done. He gave up a promising, high-paying career. He joined a monastery. He took vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity. He thought that this would finally give him the peace and happiness he was trying to find.  Even then, he found no comfort, no peace, no joy.

For Martin Luther, the answer finally came from the pages of Scripture: ďIn the gospel a righteousness from God is revealedÖ the righteous will live by faithĒ (Romans 1:17). God used this Scripture passage to open Lutherís eyes. Happiness does indeed come from being righteous. But how does this happen? The gospel, the good news of Jesus the Savior, revealed to Luther that his righteousness came not from himself, but only from God.

Yours does, too. Itís good to do good things, but the good things you do canít make you or God truly happy. They donít save you. Jesus already has.  You donít have to fight for Godís love and acceptance. You already have it, through faith in Jesus. Every time you hear this gospel of Jesus, God fills you with true and lasting joy. And where is this gospel of Jesus to be found? Only in Godís Word.

Prayer: 

Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word. 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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