Family of Christ Lutheran Church officially moved into its new building at 1100 Henze Road NW today which began with a dedication ceremony. "Dedicated to the Glory of God", said pastor Mark Bowditch. "We have built this grace place not for our convenience or out of pride, but so that all around us may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and receive His peace and healing. We hope for all to see what God has done through the cross, and experience what he can do for all." He said the church planters were happy to have settled in Alpine Township.
Members from a number of other Lutheran churches were in the audience, and participated in the dedication ceremony. Rev. Roosevelt Gray, Mission Director for the Lutheran Churches, Missouri Synod, delivered a dynamic message: "Plans for a Hope and a Future" to a packed audience.
After the official service, special recognition was granted to members of the building committee, the Michigan District LCMS, The Church Extension Fund Leadership, members of Messiah Lutheran Church, staff from the architectural firm W.L. Perry, the General Contractor D.K. Engineering. Alpine Township Building and Planning Officials, and of course members of their congregation and friends.
Upon the completion of the ceremony, all in attendance has the opportunity for sharing refreshments as well as fellowship.
|Family of Christ Lutheran Church during construction|
|Pastor Mark Bowditch welcoming members of his congregation and guests|
|Reverend Roosevelt Gray, Michigan Mission Director LCMS|
|Some of who came to celebrate|
|Lots of smiles on hand all afternoon|
|A time to enjoy refreshments and fellowship|
|In line for the goodies|