Current Bulletin – PDF - Grosse Pointe Memorial Church

“A light by the lakeshore”
January 26, 2015 | Worship 9 and 11 a.m.
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Order of Service for the Worship of God
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste and remember what peace there is in silence.
Gathering Around the Word
*Please rise in body or spirit.
Prelude – Prelude (In Form of a Minuet)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship
Leader: Created by God,
we rejoice in a new day.
Leader: Redeemed by Jesus Christ,
we rise to new life.
Leader: Called by the Holy Spirit,
we worship God!
*Opening Hymn 281 – Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Tune: Cwm Rhondda
*Prayer of Confession and Silent Confession
Our prayer of confession is followed by a time of silent confession. That
period of silence will end with the word, “Amen,” spoken by the liturgist.
All: God of grace, you call and we resist. Our world needs our
service and we give our selfishness. Your ministry needs
our participation, but we become possessive of our
time, talents, and treasure. Forgive us, O Lord, for
pretending you are speaking to someone else. Have
mercy on us for acting as though the call is a wrong
number. Enable us to answer you with enthusiasm.
*Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Hear the good news. Who is in a position to condemn us?
Only Christ Jesus, who died for us, who rose for us, who
reigns in power for us and who prays for us. Anyone who
is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; the
new has begun. In Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
All: Thanks be to God.
*Response of Praise – Holy, Holy, Holy
Tune: Nicaea
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
*Passing of the Peace
Leader: Called by God to live at peace, we answer that calling
with one another. May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ
be with you all.
And also with you.
While the Passing of the Peace often involves a handshake, this is not a
requirement. However you or your nearby worshipers exchange the peace, please
do not be offended if someone prefers something other than a handshake.
Let the Children Come (children ages 3 – 2nd grade)
Children will depart for the “Young Children and Worship” worship centers
(room 200/215) after the children’s sermon. At 10 a.m., our Sunday school
teachers come to the worship centers and take the children up to the third
floor to their Sunday school classrooms.
Where Children Belong
James Ritchie
Prayer for Illumination
All: Even when we say, “Yes,” O God, we aren’t always sure
what to do or how to do it. Send us your Spirit, that in
the reading and preaching of your Word we might learn
how you would have us serve. Amen.
Old Testament Reading – Jonah 3: 1-10
After each reading:
Leader: The Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God!
Psalm – My Soul Is at Rest (Psalm 62)
Choir, then all:
Gospel Reading – Mark 1: 14-20
(O.T. p. 236)
Jacques Berthier
(N.T. p. 181)
Sermon – Caller ID
Peter Henry
Responding to the Word
*Hymn 418 – God, Bless Your Church With Strength!
Tune: Ich halte Treulich still
Ordination and Installation of Officers
Within the Presbyterian tradition, officers are ordained to office and
installed in their positions during public worship. The service for this
ordination and installation includes Paul’s famous reminder of the
“varieties of gifts but the same Spirit” from I Corinthians, as well as
constiutional questions mandated by the Book of Order of the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.). Just as importantly, Presbyterians participate in an
ancient prayer practice, the “laying on of hands.” This is both a
physical reminder of the blessing of those who have served before our newest
officers, as well as part of seeking the power of the Holy Spirit for these
newest officers. Within the Presbyterian tradition, the laying on of hands
is limited to those who have been ordained previously as ruling elders or
teaching elders. The constitutional questions that the officers are
answering are located at the back of the bulletin. Please note that our
liturgy also includes questions of the congregation.
Opening Litany
Leader: There are varieties of gifts, but it is the same Spirit who
gives them.
All: There are different ways of serving God, but it is the
same Lord who is served.
Leader: God works through each person in a unique way, but it
is God’s purpose that is accomplished.
All: To each is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the
common good.
Leader: Together we are the body of Christ, and individually
members of it.
Questions of New Officers (see pg. 15)
Questions of the Congregation
Leader: Do we, the members of the church, accept these
members as deacons and elders, chosen by God through
the voice of this congregation to lead us in the way of
Jesus Christ?
We do.
Leader: Do we agree to encourage them, to respect their deci
sions, and to follow as they guide us, serving Jesus Christ
who alone is Head of the Church?
We do.
Commissioning of New Council and Committee Members
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy
kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the
power and the glory forever. Amen.
Offering and Anthem – Expectans Expectavi
This sanctuary of my soul,
Unwitting I keep bright and whole,
Unlatch’d and lit, if Thou should’st care
Charles Wood
To enter or to tarry there.
With parted lips and outstretch’d hands,
And list’ning ears Thy servant stands.
Call Thou early, call Thou late,
to Thy great service dedicate.
My soul, keep bright, and whole. (Charles Hamilton Sorely)
The Grosse Pointe Memorial Choir
*Presentation of the Offering
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Tune: Old Hundredth
Taking the Word into the World
*Closing Hymn – You Walk Along Our Shoreline
Tune: Wie lieblich ist der Maien
*Choral Amen
Postlude – Chorale Improvisation on “Cwm Rhondda”
Paul Manz
Copyright Acknowledgments: The following are used with permission, OneLicense.
net License No. 718520. All rights reserved. “Where Children Belong” words and music
by James Ritchie, © 1999 Abingdon Press “You Walk along Our Shoreline” text by Sylvia
G. Dunstan, © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc.
In Memoriam
Gordon MacGregor Murray
May 21, 1919 – January 17, 2015
Carl Edwin Reichert, Jr.
May 23, 1931 – January 21, 2015
What’s Happening Today, January 18
Worship 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages 10:10 a.m.
New Member Class 10:15 a.m.
Council Chair Training 12:15 p.m.
Looking Ahead
February 1:
February 8:
Worship 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.
Pilgrimage Into The Last Third of Life 10:10 a.m.
Sunday School for All Ages 10:10 a.m.
New Member Class 10:15 a.m. - Noon
New Officer Training 10:15 a.m.
Worship 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.
Sunday School for All Ages 10:10 a.m.
Welcome to Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
About Worship at GPMC
We are a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and one of its growing congregations. As a multi-generational community of faith, we are
pleased to offer a host of ministries that respond to the varied interests
of our members and friends. We give thanks to God that you joined us
today and we pray you will receive a sense of God’s loving Spirit from
your time with us. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Visitor packets are available at the Lakeshore
Drive and Reception Area entrances. To learn more about our active and
growing congregation, visit or take one of the booklets,
“Growing in Faith: Getting Involved at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.”
Please join us for conversation and fairly-traded organically shade grown
coffee down in Fellowship Hall.
Many of you have inquired about our next new member class. It is a two
part class, meeting today and February 1 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Free childcare is provided. If you would like to join GPMC at this time,
please contact either our class leader Tamara Gilbert ([email protected]
com) or administrative assistant Pam Radlick ([email protected]).
Children are always welcome in worship at Grosse Pointe Memorial
Church. An infant and toddler room (room 101) is available
during the services should you prefer to leave your child with our wonderful caregivers. Feel free to use the glider rocker located underneath the
side balcony at any time during the worship service with your child.
Worship kits for children to use during worship are in blue bags located
at each of the entrances and Listening Assisted Devices are available in the
Please list your email address on the fellowship pad at the end of the pew
if you would like to receive our weekly email. For time–sensitive updates,
subscribe to our Twitter feed: GPMCNews.
Cassette tapes and CDs of our worship services are available the week
following the service. Please request copies at the reception desk. You may
also watch or listen to sermons at
Looking to go green? Like your personal device? GPMC now has a mobile
site to bookmark on your iPad, Kindle, or any other handheld device.
Power it up when you get into the sanctuary, touch your icon, and then
call up a PDF of the bulletin. It’s that simple. The wireless network in the
Sanctuary is “gpmchurch” and the password is “[email protected]” The
address for the mobile page is
Leading and Assisting in Worship: Peter Henry, Sarah Godbehere,
Carol Marks, liturgists; The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Choir,
James Biery, organist and director.
The new deacons and ruling elders at GPMC begin their service soon. The
ruling elders serve a 3 year term on the Session, which in the Presbyterian
tradition is the governing board of the local congregation. The deacons
serve a 3 year term on the Board of Deacons, which is the pastoral arm
of church leadership in a Presbyterian congregation. We give thanks for
the following people who have answered the call to serve as officers at
GPMC: Elders: Ruth Azar, Beth Carpenter, Connie Dunlap, Barbara
Belfore, Tamara Gilbert, Brent Kelso, Peter Marks, Brian Moody. Deacons:
Mary Berg, Hiroko Dalman, Nancy Gandelot, Colleen Huntsman, Peter
Mueller, Alex Piku, Nick Rotondo, Chick Van Dusen, Sally Van Dusen,
Jay Vandewyngearde.
We are also commissioning members of our councils and committees,
who also serve a 3 year term. We are thankful for the following people
who are offering their time and talent in the ministries of the church:
Trustees: Mike Domzalski, James Graves, Carol Lytle, Anton Tewes.
Christian Education: Kelly Clark, Regina Gersch, Ken Kamman, Charles
Tompkins, Christina Turner. Communication: Jim Everett, Victoria Hill,
Ragan Roth. Parish Life: Nancy Anderson, Lynne Bacon, Phyllis Brewster,
Jim Moore. Personnel: Lynn Turner, Mark Wilamowski. Outreach:
Noah Bellovich, Anne Burke, Lee Miller, Mary Shephard, John Strader,
Bill Turner, Charles Wood. Stewardship: John Boris, Jim Grogan, Joe
Kaiser IV. Worship: Heather Klepp, Sylvia Sanders, Emerson Stidham.
Nominating: Nancy Burrows, Beth Frahm, Rob Musial.
Finally, we want to say thank you to everyone who is rotating off a council
or committee. While Presbyterian churches have pastors, ministry happens
because of all of our ministers - that is, our members.
The Chancel Flowers are a reflection of gifts to the Flower Fund and are given
in loving memory of my parents Russell G. and Catherine Candler and my
brother, Thomas E. Candler, by Mrs. James P. Williams and family.
Flowers for the sanctuary on Sunday mornings are provided by our
members in memory or in honor of a loved one. If you are interested in
providing flowers for a loved one, please contact Jan Arndt: 313.882.8587
or email: [email protected]
This morning’s music: The musical setting of the psalm comes from
the Taizé community in France. The Taizé community is an ecumenical
monastic order with over a hundred brothers from Protestant and Catholic
traditions, originating from about thirty countries. They are known for
their beautiful music which, with its elegant simplicity, can be sung by the
many pilgrims from around the world who visit Taizé.
John A. Dalles wrote the text of the hymn “God, Bless Your Church with
Strength” in 1984 for the 150th anniversary of First Presbyterian Church,
South Bend, Indiana, where he was associate pastor at the time. The Rev.
Dr. Dalles is currently pastor and head of staff at Wekiva Presbyterian
Church in Longwood, Florida. The music for the hymn comes from a
1736 collection of music edited by J. S. Bach. It is believed that Bach
himself composed this melody.
The words of the anthem are taken from a poem by Charles Hamilton
Sorley, written in May 1915, and published in a 1917 volume entitled A
Treasury of War Poetry. The title is a reference to the opening Latin words
of Psalm 40, which begins “I waited patiently for the Lord.” The poetry
was set to music in 1919 by the Irish composer Charles Wood.
Christian Education
Elementary LOGOS is our Tuesday afternoon (4 –6:30 p.m. for grades
1–5 and 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. for Kindergarten) program for elementary age
children. It includes Bible study, music, recreation and dinner. This
Tuesday, January 27 (A) - Sports Night! Donate canned goods for Souper
Bowl of Caring.
WoW! Winter Retreat, February 6 – 8, for 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade
Children – We had so much fun last year at Camp Michindoh, that we are
going back again! The cost for this awesome two night trip is $130 which
includes meals, lodging, activities and transportation. Camp Michindoh
is located in Hillsdale, MI. For more information contact Lisa Turner at
[email protected]
Souper Bowl of Caring 2015 is back! Once again the children and youth
of GPMC are asking for your support as they collect nonperishable food
items and monetary donations to help our neighbors who are in need.
Bring your donations to Fellowship Hall between now and Super Bowl
Sunday and choose your Super Bowl 2015 winner by placing them in your
pick’s designated box. We want to beat last year’s total donation of 179
items, so please give generously!
It’s time to get your act ready for our Third Annual GPMC Coffeehouse
on February 28. This year’s coffeehouse will support the 2015 TUXIS High
School Mission Trip to Chavies, Kentucky. Our youth will be partnering
with the Appalachian Service Project and will be helping families in
Kenucky. Questions? Please email Debbie Bellovich at [email protected]
Contact Information Needed for College Students. Spring is coming and
that means final exams, graduation, or just the end of another school
year! The Parish Life Council would like to reach out to GPMC’s college
students and let them know that we are thinking of them. If you have a
college student in your family, please send their name, college mailing
address, e-mail address, and year in school to Janet Ruthven at [email protected], or at 313.882.5330 ext. 123. We’d like to show them that
they are always in our hearts and prayers, no matter where they may be!
Youth Sunday is coming up soon. High school students are invited to
participate leading Youth Sunday services on February 8 at 9 a.m., 11
a.m., and 5 p.m. We are practicing for the service during Middle Hour on
Sunday, January 28 and Sunday, February 1 from 10 - 11 a.m. in the 3rd
floor youth lounge. We’ll be practicing music for the service on Tuesdays
from 6:30 - 7 p.m. in the choir room. Even if you don’t usually come to
Sunday School or to TUXIS, you are encouraged to join in. The more,
the merrier! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Godbehere at
[email protected]
Five Spots Remain for the High School Mission Trip. This summer, the
high school mission trip will be traveling to Chavies, KY to work with the
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) from June 21-28, 2015. The week will
include construction work on local families’ homes as well as devotions,
music, cultural events, good food, and a fun day of recreational activities.
Only 5 spots remain, so register soon if you’d like to go! You can pick up a
complete registration packet in the Christian Education Office or on our
website at
Do you like reading fiction? GPMC has two Faith and Literature groups:
one group reads short stories (Short Story Theology) and one reads novels
(The Novel as Theology). The next Novel as Theology group meeting is on
Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7:30 - 9 p.m. The January novel is Ian McEwan’s
“The Children Act.” The next Short Story Theology group meeting is
on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. at the home of Peter and
Shawn Henry. The February short story is “When You’re Excused, You’re
Excused” by Bruce Jay Friedman.
Called by God ... Finding the Right Path for You is a 4 week series for
young adults and people in transition (or thinking of transition). This class,
offered Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 p.m. concludes on Jan. 29, by Peter Henry
and GPMC member Sadie Bolos O’Neill, will encourage and inspire you
to listen for God’s guidance in vocational decisions. It will also provide
practical next steps for identifying priorities, setting goals and, acting upon
those goals. Sign up by contacting the Christian Education Office.
Four Books, One Story – The next meeting is on Monday, Feb. 16 from
7 - 8 p.m. This once-a-month, minimal homework study is a look at the
story of Jesus through all four gospels. We will be comparing stories that
appear in all four texts, noting differences and similarities, and asking the
question, “Why are things different from one writer to the next?”
Adult Bible Study – If you’ve been considering joining a Bible study, this
is a good time to join the Adult Bible Study, which meets from 7:30 - 9
p.m., the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Last week, we began a
study of the Gospel of John.
Scripture and Conversation for Women – If the weekly 7 a.m. Women’s
Bible Study is just too early for you, and you’d like to enjoy Bible study
with a group of women, we have another opportunity for you! Beginning
Wednesday, January 28, there will be Scripture and Conversation for
Women, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the fourth Wednesday of each month.
There will be time for relaxed fellowship, followed by a time of Bible study,
which will be led by Susan Mozena. By popular demand, we are beginning
with Exodus.
The next concert in Music at Memorial’s “Songs of the Spirit” series is
on Sunday, February 15, at 3:00 in the afternoon. Our own Memorial
Church Staff Singers will present a program entitled “Tasty Treats.”
Sopranos Carol Ambrogio Wood, Sheena Law, mezzo-soprano Diane
Schoff, tenor Michael Fowler, and baritone Kenneth Shepherd offer an
afternoon of treats for the ears and the palate. Enjoy favorite opera arias,
art songs, songs from musical theater, and an afternoon tea in Barbour
Chapel. Due to limited seating, we ask you to reserve a seat in advance,
even if you are a season ticket holder. Please respond by February 8 to
[email protected] or call 313-882-5330.
“Little Dresses” for Malawi – This year’s winter project is waiting for
you to pick up in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb.
8 during Middle Hour. These dresses will go to the girls in Chaona Village where a team of seven GPMC members joined others last October to
build classrooms there. Come see us in Fellowship Hall, pick up your dress
kit and join this mission effort. You are also welcome to contact Kathie
Morinelli (313.822.7666, [email protected]) or Jean Rudolph
(313.886.6158, [email protected]). Our project is called Martha Nyboer Memorial Dresses for Malawi. A donation in memory of Martha
Nyboer, Chair of PW/GPMC Sewing for many years, will fund this effort.
Thank you to the Nyboer family for making this project possible.
Honduras Donations – Eighteen members and friends of GPMC are
headed to Honduras from February 14-21. Each year, trip members collect
various items to give to the people with whom we are working in the local
village where we serve. Items requested: sewing scissors, thread, embroidery floss, full size bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, foot fungus cream,
antibiotic creams (like Neosporin), cooking utensils (new/gently used: hot
pads, serving utensils, mixing spoons, spatuals; not pots and pans), adult
and children’s multi-vitamins. Drop off the items in the collection bins in
the coat room just off the Reception Area. Thank you for helping us share
a sense of God’s love with brothers and sisters in Honduras.
Eastside Take Control Offers Resources and Support for Those in Career Transition – ETC is a team of representatives from 6 Grosse Pointe
area churches who have collaborated to provide a portfolio of resources
for people (church members or not) in job transition in order to equip,
encourage and empower them to move forward. We have experts willing
to offer free services in the areas of resume writing, interviewing skills,
networking, job leads, spirituality, wellness, coaching, accountability,
business start-ups and more. Our Yahoo e-mail distribution group sends
out regular announcements on job openings and networking events. In
addition, on Wednesday mornings a small support group meets in our
Church library at 8:30 a.m, and then at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Ben VanArragon
of First Christian Reformed Church at 1444 Maryland in Grosse Pointe
Park, meets with job seekers in his office for “Digging Deeper” into the
spiritual and emotional aspects of job loss. If you’re an employer with job
opportunities, or a professional with advice or resources to share, please
let us know. For more information, or to discuss your specific needs and
get directed to appropriate resources, contact Mark Cory at 313-821-5060
or [email protected]
And More ...
OWLS presents Theology in Light and Color: The Stunning Stained
Glass Windows of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church on Thursday, Feb.
12, 12 - 2 p.m. in room 209. GPMC’s very own Rev. Dr. Lynne Alcott
Kogel, author of “Christianity in Stained Glass,” will be speaking. If your
last name begins with A-I, please bring a dessert, fruit or cheese-n-crackers;
J-R, please a casserole, sandwiches or soup; S-Z, please bring a salad or
vegetable (hot or cold). All are welcome!
Ushers: If you are willing to help usher (hand out bulletins and collect the
offering) on a particular Sunday or whenever needed, please contact Dave
Litchfield at [email protected]
The May 6-19 trip to Israel now has an itinerary and process for
registration. The forms are available in information racks around the
church, as well as on the website.
Invest in your marriage! Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of The
Five Love Languages, is coming to GPMC on Saturday, April 18 from 9
a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the marriage seminar are available at www. Tickets are $50/couple, $25/individual.
Praying for Others
Gordon MacGregor Murray died January 17, 2015. There will be a family service held next week. Please hold Mildred and their family in your
Carl Edwin Reichert, Jr. died January 21, 2015. His service will be held on
Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m. in the Santuary of Grosse Pointe Memorial
Church. Please hold Jeanne and all their family in your prayers.
If you would like to add a name or know of someone in the hospital, please contact Carol
Marks at 313.882.5330 x127 or [email protected]
RECENT PRAYER REQUESTS: Barnes family (friends of Lynne
Bacon), Jane Clark (Sally Van Dusen’s friend), Carol Eich (Warren Eich’s
sister-in-law), Steven Erskine (friend of Lynne Bacon), Melanie Flynn (Flo
Stahl’s daughter-in-law), Jessica Fowler (newborn daughter of Michael
Fowler), Barbara Higginbottom, Gerald Kopasz (Michael Kopasz’s father),
Dennis Martell (Jane Burkey’s friend), Joni Neveux, Carl Reichert,
Linda Robinson (sister of Ann Willet), Kim Rousek, Pastor Ken Smith
and Katherine Wright (friends of Pauline Lackey), Margaret Smith, Lucy
Stemmler’s family: Adam, Aimee, Joey and Kate, David Thompson (Katie
Coyle’s father), Bob Trapp (friend of Judy Masserang), Teddy and Walt
Vieweg (newborn twins of Julia and Andrew Vieweg), Bruce Westervelt.
SERVICE PERSONS DEPLOYED: Major David Feltner, Afghanistan
(Brother-in-law and brother of Amanda Litchfield Spacil and Michael
Spacil); 1st Lt. Theo Moran USAF, Middle East (Dan McCrary’s sonin-law); Marine L.Cpl. Derek Roy and Marine L.Cpl. Alex Roy (Roger
VanDerKar’s grandsons); Marine Captain Chuck Smith, aboard the
U.S.S. Iwo Jima; Commander Florencio Yuzon (son-in-law of Val and Pat
Moran), US Navy JAG Corps, Manama, Bahrain.
ON–GOING PRAYER REQUESTS: David Bell (nephew of Margaret
Smith), The Brooks family (friends of Alex Piku), Donna Dennis (Lauren
Dennis’ mother), Warren Eich, The Gadzinski Family, Bill Harbert,
Pat Hentgen (cousin of Jack Thomas), Casey and Paula Hess (Roma and
Thomas’ son and daughter-in-law), Margaret and Donald James (Karen
Pratt’s parents), Gladys Meier (Jan Arndt’s mother), Ross and Cathy Ogden
(Ethel Burwell’s relatives), Rick Ouellette (dear friend of Jean Carmichael),
Pat Palm, Jim Schroth, Cyndi Singelyn, Evan Steiner (grandson of Mary
and Bill Steiner), Bill Wagoner (brother and sister-in-law of Dennis and
Nancy Anderson).
This Week at Memorial
Sun., January 25:
Worship 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages 10:10 a.m.
New Member Class 10:15 a.m.
Council Chair Training 12:15 p.m.
Mon., January 26:
Mornings at Memorial 9 a.m. - Noon
Preacher’s Workshop 10 - 11 a.m.
Scouts 4 - 9:30 p.m.
Session 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Tues., January 27: Women’s Bible Study 7 - 8 a.m.
Stephen Ministry Training Class 9 a.m. - Noon
Mornings at Memorial 9 a.m. - Noon
Knitting and Sewing 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Senior Yoga 10 - 11 a.m.
Elementary Logos 4 - 6:30 p.m.
LIFE/TUXIS 6 - 8 p.m.
Alanon 7:30 - 9 p.m.
AA 8 - 9 p.m.
Wed., January 28:
Men’s Bible Study 7 - 7:45 a.m.
ETC 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mornings at Memorial 9 a.m. - Noon
PW Circle Bible Study 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Novel as Theology 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Thurs., January 29: Mornings at Memorial 9 a.m. - Noon
Senior Yoga 10 - 11 a.m.
Memorial Ringers 6 - 7 p.m.
“Called by God” 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Adult Choir 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Fri., January 30:
Men’s Breakfast 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Mornings at Memorial 9 a.m. - Noon
AA 8 - 9 p.m.
Sun., January 25:
Worship 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
Pilgrimage Into The Last Third of Life 10:10 a.m.
New Officer Training 10:15 a.m.
New Member Class 10:15 a.m. - Noon
Sunday School for all ages 10:10 - 11 a.m.
Constitutional Questions of Officers:
Do you trust in Jesus Christ your Savior, acknowledge him Lord of all and
Head of the Church, and through him believe in one God, Father, Son and
Holy Spirit?
Do you accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be, by the
Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the
Church universal, and God’s Word to you?
Do you sincerely receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as
expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions
of what Scripture leads us to believe and do, and will you be instructed and
led by those confessions as you lead the people of God?
Will you fulfill your office in obedience to Jesus Christ, under the authority of
Scripture, and be continually guided by our confessions?
Will you be governed by our church’s polity, and will you abide by its discipline?
Will you be a friend among your colleagues in ministry, working with them,
subject to the ordering of God’s Word and Spirit?
Will you in your own life seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, love your
neighbors, and work for the reconciliation of the world?
Do you promise to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church?
Will you seek to serve the people with energy, intelligence, imagination, and
to deacons:
Will you be a faithful deacon, teaching charity, urging concern, and directing
the people’s help to the friendless and those in need? In your ministry will you
try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ?
to elders:
Will you be a faithful elder, watching over the people, providing for their
worship, nurture, and service? Will you share in government and discipline,
serving in governing bodies of the church, and in your ministry will you try to
show the love and justice of Jesus Christ?
Pastoral and Program Staff
The Reverend Dr. Peter J.M. Henry, Pastor
Susan Acton, Coordinator of Outreach Ministries
James Biery, Minister of Music and Organist
Marie Calcaterra, Director of Mornings at Memorial
The Reverend Sarah Godbehere, Associate Pastor
Carol Beltz Marks, Director of Pastoral Ministries
The Reverend Susan Mozena, Coordinator of Adult Ed.
Lisa Turner, Director of Children’s Ministries
Administrative Staff
Dan Aggas, Head Sexton
Phyllis May, Finance Secretary
Jim Schultz, Director of Finance and Operations
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Social Media and Online Communications
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Facebook - Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
“A light by the lakeshore”
16 Lakeshore Dr. | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
313.882.5330 |