An Incredible Opportunity
Our LCMS Thumb congregations have an incredible opportunity unlikely to be matched in our lifetimes.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, Lutheran bishops, presidents and pastors from around the world will be coming to our Thumb Mission Rally, to be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cass City from 3-6 p.m.
Speakers from Around the World
All members of Thumb LCMS congregations are encouraged to come hear our featured speaker, Rev. Slavik Horpynchuk. Rev. Horpynchuk is bishop (president) of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church and grew up under the Communist oppression of the Soviet Union. He will share what it was like for him, his parents and grandparents to secretly keep their Lutheran faith alive during this time of persecution.
In addition to Rev. Horpynchuk, there will also be Lutheran world leaders from places like Thailand, Latvia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Germany attending. You’ll have the opportunity to meet them and ask questions about their churches and what life is like in their countries.
Great Activities for the Kids
While Rev. Horpynchuk is speaking, there will be a Missions VBS going on for the children (ages 4 and up; free childcare provided for children under 3) where the kids will learn about life in Ukraine, do crafts, play games and learn a bit of the Ukrainian language.
... And Food!
When the programs are concluded, we’ll join together for a free dinner – smoked pork sandwiches, homemade applesauce, potatoes, corn, and more! Space will be limited, so reserve your place on the sign-up sheet in the narthex, or call Good Shepherd at 989-872-2770.
This event will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cass City. See the map below for directions: