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St. Luke's United Methodist Church
206 Scheurmann St, Essexville, Michigan
Rev. Eric A. Stone, Pastor
Church Council

The Church Council gathers to envision, plan, implement, and evaluate ministries of nurture, outreach and witness. New ministries are affirmed or created and nurtured by the Church Council. The Church Council is amenable to and functions as the administrative agency of the Church Conference.

Missions

St. Luke's has a very mission minded congregation and responds with enthusiasm to needs both locally and globally. We financially help with projects in Liberia and Haiti as well as in our country. We have had adult mission trips to Mission, SD; Chatham, IL; and to God's Country Cooperative Parish in the U.P. of MI. The church is involved with a food bank, Habitat for Humanity, shoe box missions, school kits, and health kits. Help is given with both financial support and hands on labor.

Prayer Chain

St. Luke's Prayer Chain is a group of concerned and caring friends who know how important and comforting it is to know friends are praying for you. You or a loved one might have a serious illness, employment problems or other family concerns that need prayer. We also love to spread good news that might require prayers of celebration and thanksgiving like the joy of a new baby. We are here for you through the good and the bad.

To contact the prayer chain, please call the church office at (989) 893-8031. You may also reach us by email at office@stlukesumcmi.org.

Worship Committee

We gather for worship service at 9:30 am and contains a variety of worship experiences. The choir and organist make the music joyful and meaningful. Special music is performed throughout the year by the children's bell choir or vocal choir as well as instrumentalist or soloist. An adult bell choir also performs at special services such as Easter or Christmas. We also have the "Glory of God Dancers" which is open to ages five and up.

All are welcome at St. Lukes. Communion is on the first Sunday of every month and is open to all who wish to worship with us.

We offer other opportunities to worship with outdoor services in the summer and an annual summer gospel concert open to the community.

We welcome all visitors and would enjoy meeting new people.

Membercare

This team of people serves the membership of the congregation. Our focus is on tending to the needs of members, calling on people who have been absent from worship, assisting with New Member Orientations, and the preparation of packets for those who join the Church.

Our group works with contacting inactive members and maintaining a list of those persons for Church Conference.

We have arranged meals for those who have lost loved ones and shut-ins. We have set up schedules for people to sit with loved ones while their spouse works or needs a break. We arrange transportation for members when needed and send cards out to our service people, shut-ins, and sick members.

We honor our Graduates, both high school, and college. Our main focus is care for those who are members of our congregation.

Breakfast Book Club

Meeting 4 to 5 times a year, the Breakfast Book Club offers a relaxed Saturday morning of fellowship, a light breakfast and great conversations on selected Christian fiction.  Watch current newsletters for book titles and meeting dates.  All are welcome to enjoy!

Welcomers

Welcomers are nominated by committee from the congregation. Welcomers greet visitors before the service, and perform a follow up visit or letter. Welcomers organize coverage for coffee hour and endeavour to make all who visit welcome.

Church Library

Stop by the library located in the north/south hallway, near the main fellowship hall entrance. Works of fiction, non-fiction, devotionals, dvds and study resources are available for all ages. Self check out whenever the church is open!.