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 September 18
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Jacob's Act of Faith
Verse for the Week
"For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? [15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”]" Romans 10:13-14 
Missions Update: September 2016
Norm and Gwen Bowman
Global Outreach International
“For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.” Mark 6:31
Well, this has been our “literal” experience in the past several months. We have literally been overwhelmed with life, ministry and all of the things that seem to invade our daily lives. After over 30 years in Spain we have become the “go to” folks for so many people, both near and far, and regardless of our efforts to create some healthy boundaries, the undertow of people-needs and ministry responsibilities in the stressed-out Spanish society in which we live and to which we minister, is relentless, and at times unmerciful. As a result, a lot of things that we need and want to do just go without doing, and this is why you have not heard from us for a while.
Pastor Cosand: September 2016
The Great Race - meditation on Hebrews 12:1
We only have so many days on the earth and how we live them has everlasting implications. If you live to be 100, then you get 36,500 days. If you live to be 90, then you get 32,850 days. If you live to be 80, then you get 29,200 days. If you only live to 70, then you get 25,550 days. Calculate how many days you have lived and how many you are likely to have remaining and it will have a sober effect on your thinking. At any rate, because we only get so many days on the earth, a wise person lives in light of the inescapable, finite nature of earthly life.
Hebrews 12:1 says, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings to us so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." We see in this verse that we live in a certain way because of what we believe. This is the Biblical wedding of theology and life that we find everywhere on the pages of Scripture. Let us hear the wonderful command of Hebrews 12:1 about running our race. This passage is a trumpet call to every believer.