Who Are We?

We are a loving and caring family of faith that is dedicated to making disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. We were founded in September of 1960 as a member congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. We are honored to have you worship the Lord with us at any time and we pray that you would always find our congregation to be welcoming and Spiritually uplifting.

Statement of Faith

Click here to learn more about what we believe as members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God and is the basis and authority for all matters of faith and life. As Lutherans, We believe that the Lutheran Confessions of 1580 are an accurate exhibition of what the Bible teaches. These confession include the three ecumenical or universal creeds of the Christian Church, namely; the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Athanasian Creed all of which confess one God in three persons ( Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

We believe in Jesus Christ as true God and true man and our only Savior. Jesus saved us by living a perfect obedience in our place, paying the death penalty that our sins deserve with His own death on the cross, and bodily rising from the dead so that we too might rise from the dead on the last day.

We believe that God extends this salvation to us purely by His grace and we receive it by faith alone, a faith that is created and nurtured in our hearts by the Holy Spirit working through the Gospel and Sacraments.

We believe that the Christian life is living in a daily love relationship with God in which we are empowered to serve Him in our daily life by caring for one another and for the world around us.

The official position of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on many theological and doctrinal questions can be found on their website by clicking here.

For more information about St. Michael Lutheran Church, please give us a call at (269) 327-7832 or send us an email at info[@]mightymessengers.org

Membership Opportunities & Responsibilities

Everyone desiring membership is ordinarily expected to be a part of an orientation class and a rite of reception in a worship service. The content, opportunities, and responsibilities of being a Christian and a member of the church are shared at this orientation.

For more information on becoming a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church, please give us a call at (269) 327-7832 or send us an email at info[@]mightymessengers.org

Worship

Lamplight at 5:00 pm on Saturdays.

Traditional Worship (with the organ and the Lutheran Service Book hymnal) at 8:30 am on Sunday morning.

“Morning Song” Contemporary Worship at 11:00 am (or 10:30 am from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)

Holy Communion is offered at Lamplight the Saturday before a 2nd or 4th Sunday

at 8:30 at 2nd and 4th (and 5th) Sundays, and

at 11:00 at 1st and 3rd (and 5th) Sundays

(and also at some mid-week services such as Maundy Thursday and New Year’s Eve)

Supervised child care is provided all throughout Sunday morning worship services and Bible Class.

For more information about worship and Sunday School services, please give us a call at (269) 327-7832 or send us an email at info[@]mightymessengers.org

Fellowship

Activities for all age groups are planned throughout the year. Some of these events include, picnics, potlucks, the annual pancake supper, carnivals, the coffee and donut time between services in the summer, Advent and Lenten midweek suppers.

Other activities include basketball, softball, golf, trips, teas, shows, and other community activities.

An active program of fellowship, recreation and Bible study is also provided for the young people of the church during the entire year. Youth attend retreats, get together on Sunday evening, and travel to local, state and national youth gatherings, along with various community service projects.

For more information about fellowship or youth ministry’ activities, please give us a call at (269) 327-7832 or send an email to alynch[@]mightymessengers.org

Christian Education

Learning and growing events for children (beginning at three years of age) are held on Sunday mornings between services, during a portion of the Lamplight service and a supervised nursery is available for very young children.

There are Bible classes and topical seminars on Sunday mornings for adults as well at various other times throughout the week. We also have a growing number of small “CELL Groups” of about 10 people or less each that meet in homes, restaurants, and at church. They meet at various times of the week and some meet bi-weekly.

A mid-week school is held for grades 6 – 8 on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. These classes offer instruction toward First Communion and the Rite of Confirmation upon completion.

Vacation Bible School is a one-week fun adventure during the summer for children of the congregation and the community. This great learning experience is not limited to the children, as many teenagers and adult volunteers share in this effort.

Adult and Children’s Libraries are well stocked and current materials available for check-out, including books, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes.

For more information about Christian Education, please give us a call at (269) 327-7832 or send us an email at alynch[@]mightymessengers.org