Coming to America

Rev. Halim Shukair and our emerging Arabic ministries The Rev. Halim Shukair is one of our newest priests in the Diocese of Michigan. A native of Lebanon, Rev. Shukair is fluent in Arabic and has embarked on some incredible work — both with Christ Church, Dearborn and with an Arabic-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Church in America… Read More Coming to America

Pray, Then Act!

Dear Sisters and brothers: Senseless violence fueled by hate has again resulted in death, injury and grief. This time, a group of Americans gathered to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion, were murdered as they worshipped. Has our country lost its collective mind? It seems that as a people we have lost the ability… Read More Pray, Then Act!

Before ‘March For Our Lives’: An Interview with Rachel Cryberg

This weekend’s March For Our Lives demonstration is taking place simultaneously in our nations capital and in hundreds of cities across the country including Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and many more. March For Our Lives is a youth-led movement, sprung from the recent school shootings and gun-related violence. It advocates for stricter gun… Read More Before ‘March For Our Lives’: An Interview with Rachel Cryberg

Black History Month: A full slate of events at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s, Detroit

St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Church, Detroit commemorates Black History Month with its annual three-week high mass service series which “tells the story-from Africa thru Slavery to Freedom.” It begins at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 with services infused with African drumming, song and dance. Service begins with “Funga,” a traditional African Welcome dance with live drumming.… Read More Black History Month: A full slate of events at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s, Detroit