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January-February Newsletter


Happy New Year!


The new year always gives us an opportunity for a fresh start. But we need to be open to those opportunities.

Take the example of a goldfish raised in a small fishbowl. One day the owner purchased a much larger bowl. When he placed the goldfish in the larger bowl, the goldfish continued to swim in little tiny circles because that’s all it knew and it didn’t recognize the vastness of the new bowl.

We live in a world that needs to know God’s transformative love. We, as the church need to keep our eyes and ears open to new and different ways to serve our community and those in need this year.


We need to swim in a bigger circle


May the (expanding) circle of blessings continue, 



Pastor John

          PASTOR- JOHN PAJAK

          PASTOR- JOHN PAJAK

MONTHLY MESSAGE THEMES

An advance look at the scriptures and themes for the upcoming two  months.  Research and read your bible ahead, you will be surprised how the messages will speak to you!  


JAN/FEB 2019  Themes


Jan 5  Epiphany Sunday/ Holy Communion

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

Theme: The Wise Men


Jan 12   Baptism of Our Lord

Scripture  Matthew 3: 13-17

Theme “Baptism ”


Jan 19   2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture John 1:29-42

Theme: “ What’s in a Name”


Jan 26   3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18

Theme: “Conflict? In a Church?”


Feb 2 4th Sunday after Epiphany / Holy Communion

Scripture: Matthew 5: 1-12

Theme: “The BE-attitudes” 


Feb 9  5th Sunday of Epiphany

Scripture 1 Corinthians 2: 1-16

Theme: “ The Mind of Christ


Feb 16   6th Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture : 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Theme “ Human or Spiritual People?”   

 

Feb 23   Transfiguration Sunday 

Scripture: Matthew 17: 1-9

Theme “The Transfiguration”

MEET THE PASTOR

  • My full time employment is with the Detroit Pistons and its various entertainment venues (DTE, Meadowbrook, and Freedom Hill). I am the Director of Housekeeping and have been with them for 1 year 
  • Born and raised in Detroit. Attended University of Detroit earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in the History of Religion.
  • My full time employment is with the Detroit Pistons and its various entertainment venues (DTE, Meadowbrook, and Freedom Hill). I am the Director of Housekeeping and have been with them for 31 yrs.
  • I became a Licensed Local Pastor in 2008 and was first appointed in April of 2009. I have served at Redford New Beginnings (2009-2015) and Algonac Trinity ( 2015-present)
  • Given the above, I like to say that if cleanliness is next to Godliness, I should be in pretty good shape!!
  • I’m married to Connie ( 32yrs.) and have 4 children (Maria, Jacqueline, Grant and Ross) We just became grandparents for the first time.

I have been blessed beyond measure and am both honored and humbled to be doing the Lord’s work as a pastor .