Ministering to Detroit’s Eastside Since 1864
The beginnings of our church trail back to 1862 when Karl and Emilie Bock migrated from Germany to Detroit. The Bocks, who were zealous witness for their Lord, established fellowship with other German immigrants who were Baptist. On June 23, 1864, the group of nine believers was formally organized as a church. The early members met in homes until 1870 when a chapel was built at St. Aubin and Mullett. The church was known as the First Regular German Baptist Church of Detroit. Significant activities during the early years included tract distribution as a regular Sunday afternoon pastime, missionary work of students on the west side during summer vacation and the formation of a Women's Missionary Society.
Bulletin: Week of July 19
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Two Paradoxes and an Application
Verse for the Week
"Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:9-11
Missions Update: July 2015
Macomb Christian Schools
28501 Lorraine, Warren, MI 48093
What an amazing year Macomb Christian School has had! MCS has continued to thrive due in part to our faithful prayer warriors and financial supporters. We sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
As our faculty, staff and current families continue to pray about the sale of the building, we must also consider that it might be in the Lord’s plans for MCS to stay at its current location. We have made this a sincere matter of prayer and we completely trust the Lord, so we are waiting.
As we are waiting, we feel we need to be wise stewards. We need to maintain the investment of the building, but more importantly, provide dry, safe classrooms for the students we are called to serve. Our building has a flat roof that is aging and leaking. We are hoping to patch the leaks this summer. As you can imagine, with almost 60,000 square feet of roof, it will be quite an undertaking. The estimated cost is $30,000.
We are approaching families and friends of MCS to ask for a special gift to help us meet this extreme financial need. Any contribution you make will be tax deductible and most appreciated. Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.
Margie Baldwin, Superintendent
Sing to the Lord, Bless His Name
In praise of congregational singing
Martin Luther (1483-1546), the great German reformer, wrote, "Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." He was the author, of both words and music, of the majestic hymn still being sung in churches today, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" . . . "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." An entire book in the Bible, the longest book in the Bible, is dedicated to music. The book of Psalms is a compilation of songs written in praise of the Almighty. In Psalms there is a wonderful gamut of passionate emotions directed toward God, from crying out to God in desperation to lauding His glories in words that rise in indescribable adoration and celebration.
Repeatedly we are encouraged, and even commanded, to sing to the LORD. "Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!" (1 Chr 16:8-10). … "Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name" (Psa 30:4). … "Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! (Psa 68:4). … "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord" (Zech 2:10). … ". . . be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart" (Eph 5:18,19).