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WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS for the Week of 2/23/2020


​​​​Ash Wednesday Noon Service - A service of prayer and imposition of ashes is planned to take place Zaun Chapel on February 26 at Noon. As we plan, we hope to know how much interest there is for this service. If you would plan on attending, please add your name to the sign-up list in the church hallway.

Ash Wednesday Soup Supper & Worship — On February 26 at 6:00 PM, Parish Life will host a soup supper before worship. Come enjoy good food and company. At 7:00pm we will gather for worship with communion and the imposition of ashes to enter the season of Lent. Please sign up for the supper in the church hallway.

Lenten Family Pancake Breakfast - All families – families with infants, toddlers, elementary or middle school children, grandparents with grandkids, your family - is invited to this morning to share a meal on Saturday, February 29 (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.).  Come share pancakes, prayer, and play. Please contact Kathy Chateau (kathy@japc.org) to RSVP.

Bible & Brew —  On Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm, Pastor Matt will lead our exploration of the Psalms in the lower level event space at City Kitchen (16844 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI). Bring a Bible, some curiosity, and a friend or two as we consider how the psalms speak to everyday life. No knowledge of the Bible is necessary. 


Community Movie Night - Join us on Friday, March 6 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.).  Popcorn, snacks and beverages are available for all - a child friendly, fun and free night for the whole family.  All are welcome.  For more information on Movie Nights or if you would like to help host, contact Bruce Maters.

Jazz at JAPC – On Sunday, March 8 (4:30 p.m.) Jazz at JAPC will host its next concert featuring the “Dueling Trombones” with Ron Kischuck and Edward Gooch.  Slide on in with a friend to this free afternoon of great music!


The CREW Visits the DIA – Join the CREW on Thursday, March 12 for lunch and tour of the DIA exhibit Great Lakes Shipwrecks.  The group will meet at the café at 11:30 for lunch.  At 1:00 p.m., storyteller and diver Ric Mixter will share little know secrets of the six greatest shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, including the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Admission to the exhibit (adults 55 and older) is free. 

Saturday Coffee with Susie Krage:   Join Susie Krage and “An Ambassador to Moscow” for an unforgettable experience on Saturday, March 14 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.).   Susie and husband, Fred, were with the U.S. State Department for 24, years.  They had tours in Taiwan, Chili, Ecuador and many others including, one of her favorites, Moscow twice.  Enjoy light refreshments and conversation and learn about her fascinating life.  This event is for the women of the church and friends.  The reservation sheet will be in the main hallway and is limited to 20. 

Lenten Breakfast - Deacons and friends invite everyone to a Lenten Pancake Breakfast coffee hour following worship on Sunday, March 15 in Dodge Hall.  Fixin's will include pancakes, meat, fruit and beverages.  All are welcome!

Pints and Prayer – Join a group of men for a beverage and good conversation on Thursday, March 19 at Atwater in the Park (1175 Lakepointe Street – corner of Kercheval) from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Come join us.  We close with a brief prayer led by a church member. 


JAPC publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called The Calendar listing the activities and news of our faith community. Click below for the archive of past newsletters.