Lutheranism 101


Camp Arcadia

Men's Retreat

Sept 29 - Oct 1

The Psalms of David: Words from a Sinner After God’s Own Heart

Scripture describes David as a man after God’s own heart, but he is also a self-described sinner. How do these things work together? How does such a man pray, worship, repent and point us to Jesus? We will find out together.

Daniel Emery Price is the Director of Operations for 1517. He is also an author, church and conference speaker, and co-host of the podcasts 40 Minutes in the Old Testament and 30 Minutes in the New Testament. Daniel lives in Northwest Arkansas, with his wife and daughter.

Camp-Arcadia's 2023 Registration Page

The mission of Men's Ministry is to engage men and bring them closer to Jesus, to help develop Biblical character, and to equip them to influence their world for Christ.  We are a band of Christian brothers striving to build up, encourage, strengthen, and sharpen ourselves. Our goal is to draw men into authentic Christian community and a personal relationship with Jesus.  

We do this by uniting around various projects, events, conferences, and bible study – uniting men in prayer, fellowship, ministry and accountability.  Men’s Ministry is a magnet for service and a resource for many other church teams and activities.  We offer many opportunities for men who attend on Sunday mornings to get “plugged in” to the St. Michael Church community.


Your kids are pretty special kids. That is why we don’t want this time away from things like Sunday School and Children’s Church to deprive them of all we can give them for their spiritual journey. So, we have provided you lessons for you to use with them each week. These lessons are specifically designed to be used with varied ages within Sunday School. Just take what's helpful and leave the rest!

Lessons coordinate directly with the weekly sermon topics so you might consider watching the worship service on the weekend and then doing this lesson together. These are also the basis for our in-person class during 9:00am and 11:00am worship.

Simply click on the image or the lesson plan to download. You'll find great resources to share the weekend message with your children and engaging activities including games, crafts and prayers. There will even be a few hard copies available of the most recent lessons and activities on the lobby coffee bar during the week.   

Women’s Bible Study

When you Pray

Do you have trouble thinking of words to say to God when you pray? Mark your calendar and save the date – Karen McIntee will lead a Bible study for women called When You Pray on Tuesdays beginning October 3rd at 10am or 7pm. This 7-week study will look at prayer as a gift -- an invitation to talk to God. A challenge.

You’ll study prayers from the Bible and hear from six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers that can inspire you and strengthen your faith. Each week is a separate study so please join when you’re able. No book is required, just an open heart.

Come and learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving, and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.

For more information contact Karen McIntee 734-502-4177 or Dawn Kersten 734-363-2003. Sign up is on the Women’s Ministry board at the church.

Camp Arcadia

Womens Retreats

Sept 15-17  &  Sept 22-24

Retreat 1 (Sept 15-17)


Do you ever struggle interacting with people who are different than you? Whether it’s race, class, culture, or even morality, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to say it. During her talk Peacemakers, Ashley Paavola will help you discover the skills you need to develop healthy relationships in a complicated world as a follower of Jesus. You will walk away with a newfound enthusiasm to experience Jesus’ promise – blessed are the peacemakers.

Ashley Paavola is the Youth and Family Ministry Director at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, MI. She is passionate about helping people see Jesus through racial reconciliation, trauma informed care, and ministry with people of all abilities. She has served in every area of ministry to families, from infancy to college to parent support, and in a variety of ministry styles from established suburban ministry to urban church planting. Ashley and her husband Chris have a multicultural family of seven built through adoption and foster care.

Retreat 2 (Sept 22-24)

Life in Relationship

Relationships are complicated – whether we have many or few. Our relationships often add layers of compassion, love, and kindness to our lives, but also add challenges, hurt, and frustrations. Love, boundaries, and grace in relationships have been human concerns since the dawn of time. During this retreat we’ll turn to the book of Ephesians to gain insight from the experience of the Ephesian Christians in their relationships and talk through the various relationships of our own lives to ground them more deeply in grace, safety, and well-being.

Heidi Goehmann is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health provider and also a deaconess. She loves walking with people to find the ways God has built restoration into our bodies and souls. She provides therapy, writes, and creates resources about mental health, genuine relationships, hope, and restoration at She loves her giant dog, Star Wars, hockey, adventures, and new ideas. She lives in Ludington, Michigan with her husband, four amazing kids, and 1.5 dogs.

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