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 March 11
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Rev. Ian Leslie, Executive Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Trenton
The Tyranny of Anxiety
Verse for the Week
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Missions Update: March 2018
Tine & Jan Hardeman
P.O. Box 2016 M.C.P.O.
0706 Makati City, M.M.
How can I say, “Thanks for all you’ve done for me? Things so undeserved, yet you gave your love to me!” These words kept running through my mind as I thought about our trip to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA for their 80th celebration last summer. They had chosen 80 alumni to represent the 80 years. I don’t know how they chose, but out of hundreds nominated, I ended up being one of the chosen.
We enjoyed a super meal at the Fess Parker Inn, where they honored the 80 of us. I’m so pleased to see that the college is still on track to honor Jesus in every way! We attended both the weekly chapel in the gym and the culminating chapel on Sunday morning.
I want to lift up my hands and say, “Thank you, Lord, for your presence in my life, giving me a super family and wife and friends, a place to serve and see your hand at work daily!” To God be the Glory!
Pastor Cosand: March 2018
INSIDE THE GATES OF PEARL
the inexpressible glory of heaven
In John Bunyan's (1628-1688) The Pilgrim's Progress the two travelers, Christian and Hopeful, make their journey to the Celestial City. In Bunyan's allegorical style, the Celestial City is heaven. The description that comes from his pen is stirring to every heart that longs for that everlasting place. Christian and Hopeful are ushered to the gate of the City by two Shining Ones (angels) sent to see them across a great River, which is death. As they all approach the City, they talk about the wonders of the place they are going to.
"The talk that they had with the Shining Ones was about the Glory of the place, who told them, that the beauty and glory of it was inexpressible. . . . You are going now, said they, to the Paradise of God, wherein you shall see the Tree of Life, and eat of the neverfading Fruits thereof; and when you come there you shall have white Robes given you, and your walk and talk shall be every day with the King, even all the days of Eternity. There you shall not see again such things as you saw when you were in the lower region upon the earth, to wit, Sorrow, Sickness, Affliction, and Death, for the former things are passed away. You are going now to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to the Prophets, men that God hath taken away from the Evil to come, and that are now resting upon their beds, each one walking in his Righteousness.