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Covid Pandemic 

When Covid 19  was declared a worldwide pandemic we knew things would be quickly changing. The state of Michigan  declared a "shut down" Friday, March 13, 2020. The Food Pantry distribution was made quickly and people were told the Pantry would be closed until further notice. Sunday worship was cancelled. Schools and non-essential businesses closed.


The community needed the Food Pantry, it soon reopened with a younger set of volunteers. In partnership with the Inner City Youth Group, food was distributed several days each week. Sunday worship was the sermon posted on Facebook and Coffee Hour was on Zoom.  By winter of 2021, we started to have monthly drive-in worship services in the parking lot.   With vaccines available, we hoped to return to a more normal way of life. 

This page is to keep the members and friends of Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran informed on how the 

church has reacted, and may continue to react, to the pandemic in worship, service, fellowship and other ways.  Check our Facebook page for the most recent updates. 




Sunday, January 15, 2022

Jeff Ogonowski Ordinated 

Congratulations and Blessings to Jeffery Ogonowski as he answered God's call and was ordinated at St. Philip's Lutheran in Trenton, Michigan. He was installed at St. Philip's as their  full-time  Pastor.

 May his journey be long and fruitful.

Children's Christmas Pageant 2021

In 2020, the Children's Christmas Pageant

was held in the parking lot.  In 2021,

we felt safe enough to move inside.

Masks were still worn.

After the Pageant, adults had an important congregational meeting. The children were entertained with Christmas cookie event.

Ah, to be a child again.

Special thanks to all the people,

children and adults,  who helped  

make this event possible.

Good-Bye and Congratulations  to Vicar Jeff 

Vicar Jeff has taken his first full time call at

St. Phillip's Lutheran in Trenton.

We wish him every blessing as he continues to serve Christ in a new home. 

Jeff was ordinated  and installed as Pastor at

St. Phillip's, January 15, 2022. 

In the Autumn, Inside Worship Returns


Chilly weather forced us back into the church for Sunday Worship. It was great to hear the full sound of the pipe organ and to see the stained glass windows, Masks are worn and people are safely distancing. Most of the members have been vaccinated.


Friday, October 15, 2021, the kids from Waldorf School joined us to pack toiletries in personal care kits for the ladies at Heartline House, run by Samaratis (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan). 

Sunday, October 17, 2021, The Detroit Free Press Marathon forced us to not have worship. Many attended different churches for another prospectives. 

Friday Bible Study and a pre-worship  Children's Bible Story Time have begun. 

Halloween, the birthday of the Lutheran Church, brought tricker-treaters.  The Black Panther, the Cowboy Preacher and others passed out full sized candy bars. The surrounding neighborhood, Historic Indian Village, also joined in the  the spirit of the season.  

Back to School Event  Friday, August  20, 2021

In partnership with Inner City Youth Group, a back-to-school event was held. School supplies and other necessary things were given away while the Food Pantry provided groceries. 

The kids are ready for school. We hope school this year will be uninterrupted by Covid closures. The students are ready to learn.