Contribute to the POBLO Thanksgiving Basket Program

Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks to our Lord for all that He has done for us. Psalm 95:1 – 2 says, “Come, let us sing to the Lord!  Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving.”

As we celebrate this season of Thanksgiving let us remember those who are not able to celebrate like us due to their circumstances.

Will you prayerfully consider sponsoring a family in need so no one goes without a Thanksgiving meal this year?

Our ministry goal this year is to bless 15 or more families with turkeys and non-perishable food items so that they will enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner.  This is your invitation to make a difference on Thanksgiving and help your neighbors in need through a contribution to POBLO’s Thanksgiving basket program.

In addition to frozen turkeys or chickens, we encourage donations of stuffing, cranberry sauce, and canned vegetables.  Items should not be in glass containers.

Donations from you are welcome at the POBLO main office at 35555 Garfield Road, Suite 7, Clinton Twp., MI 48035, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  If donations need to be dropped off at a different time, please call ahead at 586-477-1530.

What feast would be complete without all the trimmings?  Below are some other items you can also donate to make our Thanksgiving Basket this year:

  • Boxed Mashed Potatoes
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Canned Gravy
  • Bread/buns

Thank you, The POBLO Staff

Our Organ Needs Fixing

SOTC Family – our organ is in need of repairs. We as God’s children and members of Shadow of the Cross Lutheran Church are called to get it done. Please look in the back of your pews for the orange envelopes. Please put your donations to help repair the organ in that envelope and put the envelope in the offering basket in the Narthex. We thank you for your continued support!


Holiday Worship Services

Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, November 25, 6:30 p.m.
Advent Services
Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.
(No meal will be served this year.)
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 24, 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
New Year’s Eve Service
Thursday, December 31, 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Wellspring Academy Launches in 2021

WELLSPRING LUTHERAN SERVICES will be opening Michigan’s first public recovery High School in January 2021, for teens struggling with addictions of drugs or alcohol.   The Wellspring Academy has the capacity for 120 (grades 9-12) and will support teens to maintain sobriety as they complete high school and earn their diploma. The high school is a free-standing charter school on an 80-acre campus and is supported by Michigan International Prep School (MIPS). The school building is located at 28000 W. Nine Mile Rd. on the Wellspring campus in Farmington Hills. 

Wellspring Academy will launch virtually in January 2021 with wraparound recovery support services and a drop-in center at the Farmington Hills campus.  In-person classes will officially begin in September 2021.  For more information about Wellspring Academy and information on how to enroll your student, please visit

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The Library and Pantry Ministry is in Use!

The Little Free Library and the Little Free Pantry

in front of the church has been helping a lot of people in our neighborhood.  If you are able to restock either one or both, please do.

Anyone in the community can donate or borrow books from the Little Free Library and donate or receive food from the Little Free Pantry.

You can help by setting aside some new or gently used books to put into the library, and adding a non-perishable pantry donation to your weekly shopping list.  Suggestions for the pantry include canned goods, box cereal, small bags of rice, etc. 

If you have any questions, contact Andrea Ballantine.