Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 P.M. when the children of St. Thomas Lutheran Church and Freedom Childcare Center will present their special Christmas Service. This will be held at the St. Thomas Lutheran Church , 10001 West Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor.
The children will present the true meaning of Christmas as found in the Bible, the book of Luke, chapter 2, through words and songs. Come and see them as they will be in costume as a live Nativity.
All are welcome!
Refreshments will be served after the service
Saturday December 6, from 11:00-1:00, St. Thomas Lutheran Church will be having their annual Bake Sale and Bazaar. The sale will be at the Freedom Township Hall 11508 Pleasant Lake Road, Ann Arbor.
Featured at the bazaar will be homemade German pretzels, cookies, and other baked goods.There is also a cookie walk during the sale!
Handcrafted items will be for sale!
For more information please call 734-997-9116
Sunday, Oct 26, was a busy day! In the morning, some of the children from the Center sang during worship at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. In the afternoon, we held our annual Trunk or Treat. This year we had a special guest: Holly Lula, the clown. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful day.
This week we read a children’s book based loosely on Psalm 73, dealing with feelings of anger. Sometimes bad things happen or people don’t understand us or they are even mean. In all these circumstances, we can talk to God and He can help to calm our feelings. God teaches us to respond rightly in all circumstances. By His grace and in His love, we can again know His peace which passes all understanding.
We also spent a little time reciting the Apostles’ Creed. If you know this or would like to learn it, it is a good summary of the Christian faith for children to “grow into” over time. You can find a version here: file:///C:/Users/cschulz/Downloads/Three%20creeds.pdf
Here’s an interesting article about the importance of teaching your children the truth you know rather than letting the surrounding culture teach “truths” you may not agree with: http://blogs.lcms.org/2011/a-new-and-reckless-creed-children-and-culture-10-2011