Churches announce summer schedules and activities



ESCANABA – Sunday morning worship services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for both services. Sunday school classes are provided for all ages at 9. Children in grades 1-5 meet for Kids’ Zone during the 10:30 service. Classroom activities are also provided during the 10:30 service for preschool-kindergarten children. “Connections” fellowship is held immediately following each service. The high school youth group, led by Pastor Jacob and Joy Comer, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Comers’ residence.

Men’s Bible study takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the church. “Christian Men’s Fellowship Coffee Hour” follows at 8:15 at Culver’s.

Wednesday night summer ministries include Preschool (ages 3-K), “Race to Win” (a children’s musical) for grades 1-6, and Fuel (junior high). An adult study is led by Pastor Derheim. In addition, there will be Open Volleyball at Ludington Park for everyone 15 and over. Nursery will not be available on Wednesday during the summer months, but will resume in the fall.

Celebrate Recovery meets Thursday from 7 8:30 p.m. This is a 12-step, Christ-centered, Biblical program that gives hope for those who struggle with hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

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ESCANABA – Interactive classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The morning worship service with Pastor Kelsey will follow at 11. A dinner will be served following the service. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. The monthly deacons meeting will be held after the meal. Bay Pines activity takes place at 2:30 p.m. There will be no evening service.

Volunteers will be working on the building beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Bible study and prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Richard Moody will be sharing.

A work crew from First Baptist Church of Vestaburg, Mich., will be at the church from July 7-11 to help with a few projects.

A nursery is available for all services.


ESCANABA – Sunday morning prayer starts at 8, followed by fellowship until 9:30. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 with two classes for adults, “Fundamentals of the Faith” and “Love or Die.” Younger children meet for “Generations of Grace.” Pre-worship prayer and meditation begins at 10:30. The worship service follows at 10:45. Pastor Brian Swillum will continue his series in the Book of John. Nursery is available.

Kids for Truth Family Ministry and family ministry will resume in September.

For more information, call the church office at 786-6323 or visit


GLADSTONE – Sunday school for all ages meets at 9 a.m. Morning worship time begins with Fellowship at 10, followed by the worship service at 10:30. Nursery is available during the worship service. 1824 young adults Bible study is at 7 p.m.

Contact the church office for more information regarding small groups and men’s and women’s Bible study groups.

To schedule an appointment with senior pastor, Dr. Stephen Patrick, contact the church at 428-1331, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Light of Mine Preschool and Childcare Center is a fully licensed preschool/childcare center offered at Grace Church. The center offers preschool for 3 and 4 year olds during the school year and year-round childcare services are offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Myrna Hughes, director, at 428-9482.



BARK RIVER – Sunday school with classes for all ages meets at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11. Prayer meeting takes place at 6 p.m. Randy Hillebrand, missionary to Ukraine, will be sharing during the evening service. The Youth Group meets from 6:30-9.

The ladies are currently studying through “Lord I Want To Know You.” This study takes place on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

More information can be found at


ESCANABA – Sunday service for the GeT Up! Begin Again Church is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. with Tom Fillman (“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”) Nursery is available.

“The Journey to Freedom” discipleship is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The church is located at 612 2nd Avenue South in Escanaba. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday 6-9 p.m.

For more information, contact Fillman at 789-5391.



ESCANABA – Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. Reading room hours are offered before and after service and are open to the public. Sunday school is available on request.

The church is located at 325 S. 13th St. For more information, call 786-6644 or visit or



GLADSTONE – Contemporary praise and worship service and children’s ministry are offered at 10 a.m. Sunday. The evening service is at 6.

Wednesday evening classes for all ages start at 7.

Pastor Tony Morrison responds to requests for home visits and personal prayers. Call 428-9445.



ESCANABA – Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m., followed by the morning worship service with Pastor George Chouinard at 11. Evening service is at 6.

Wednesday activities include a soup and sandwich supper and seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prayer follows at 7:30. “Caravan,” a scouting program for children age 4 through sixth grade, meets at 7. Contact Bethany Chouinard at Bethany-analyze87@yahoo

.com or call 789-9389.




COOKS – Sunday worship services are as follows: Fayette, 9 a.m.; Garden, 10 a.m.; and Cooks 11 a.m. Cooks Sunday school is at 9:30 and breakfast 10:30. Sunday Parish prayer meeting is from 7:30-9 at the parsonage.

The Youth Group meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Cooks.

Parish Growth Group meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage (call first).

Contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email



RAPID RIVER – Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Junior Church and nursery are provided during the worship service. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:15. A Fifth-Sunday Hymnsing is in the evening.

Bible studies are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information about church activities, or for a prayer request, call 474-6646.



MANISTIQUE – The congregation will gather for Morning Prayer beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A memorial service for longtime member, Aldina Palma, will be conducted. Angus Wright and Bob Spencer will lead the service. A social hour with refreshments will follow.


ESCANABA – The Third Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a 10 a.m. service. Rev. Tom Lippart will preside and preach.

Mid-week Eucharist is Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s. The Closet loans a wide variety of devices.


GLADSTONE – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at the Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. Rev. Sue Ray will preside with Rev. Carol Clark as the preacher. Childcare is available during the service. The Youth Group meets monthly during the summer.

Trinity has an active outreach program. Non perishable food items are welcome each Sunday. Items go to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Trinity also supports Haiti Project, Episcopal Relief and Development, Salvation Army Saturday Luncheons, Hope at the Inn, College Meals for Students, Gladstone Hunger Walk Run, Heating Assistance, and Crop Walk.

For more information, go to Trinity Episcopal-Gladstone on Facebook.



GLADSTONE – Preparation for worship/prayer takes place from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Worship time follows at 10 with a consecration service. Sunday school for K-6th-grade is from 10:20 to 11. Church pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager.

Salvation Army food collection is continuing. Items should be put in the cart in the narthex. The Newborn Dresser Ministry is ongoing. Items can be put in the dressers provided.

The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



ESCANABA – Worship on the 13rd Sunday of Ordinary Time begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Erik D. Heskin. The Gospel is from Matthew 10:37-42. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Acolytes are Jenna Gauthier and Zeke Strand. The sound system will be operated by Leif Heskin. Child care is provided. A coffee hour with refreshments will be provided in the fellowship hall following the worship service. The Sunday worship service aires each week from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600.

The Monday service, led by Pastor Erik Heskin, begins at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned Music Room in the Education Building. The Gospel is taken from Matthew 10:37-42. Holy Communion will be served. Boy Scout Troop 408 meets at 7.

The Ark Preschool has concluded and will resume classes on Sept. 2. The preschool offers classes for children 2 1/2 to 6 years old each Monday through Thursday in the education wing. For more information or to register for the 2014-15 school year, call Jeanne at 786-5410.

The Quilting Group meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, Disaster Relief and baby quilts.

Bethany will be closed on Thursday, July 3, and will reopen on Monday, July 7.

Read more about Bethany by visiting their website at


PERKINS – Sunday School begins at 9:30. Worship service with Holy Communion is at 10:30 followed by coffee fellowship.

Church Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (3rd thursday).

Quilting takes place Friday at 11 a.m.


ISABELLA – Worship service begin at 8:45 a.m. Sunday with Pastor David Hueter presiding. Holy Communion will be served.


RAPID RIVER – Weekend worship is today at 6 p.m. and Suday at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday service will be held at the Rapid River Park Pavilion with a picnic lunch after the service.

The June Council meeting is Monday at 7 p.m.

Registration for Day Camp on July 7-10 should be in the office by Thursday.


ESCANABA – Worship on the Third Sunday after Pentecost will be today at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Communion. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Pastor Chris will accompanying several youth of the church on a mission trip to Milwaukee where they will join fellow brothers and sisters in Christ from across the Midwest to work on a joint project.

Coffee With the Staff is Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

The church office will be closed on Friday.


ESCANABA (AFLC) – Family worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be a council meeting immediately follow the service.

Bible study is postponed until after the 4th of July weekend. The group will then pick up with study in the Book of Hebrews.


ROCK – Worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:45 with Pastor Allan Johnson leading the service. Coffee and fellowship follow.

Quilting is from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday. WOW is from 5-6:30 p.m.

“Because We Care” for June is Lakestate Industries.

For more information about church activities, call the church office at 356-6225 or Lucy at 356-6459.


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Pat Peltz will lead worship on Sunday with the celebration of Holy Communion at 9 a.m.

The Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Youth & Family Summer Sewing also begins at 9. Clergy Text Study meets at 10:30.

The office will be closed on Friday for the July 4th holiday.

First Lutheran is serving lunch at the Salvation Army at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5.


TRENARY – Sunday worship begins at 8:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Lectors are Rose Robinson and Terrie Peters. Refreshments will follow the service. Sunday school for all children begins at 11.

For more information, call the church office at 446-3446.


ESCANABA – Holy Communion will be shared and celebrated on the Third Sunday after Pentecost. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with coffee fellowship following the service. Greeters will be Lynn and Bryan Burack. Acolyte is Brennen Brown. Communion Assistants for Pastor Judy are Gail Johnson and Brennen Brown. Cantor is Ray Miller and Lay Reader, Grant Ziems, will read the 1st Lesson from Jeremiah 28:5-9 and the 2nd Lesson from Romans 6:12-23. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Pastor will read the Gospel from Matthew 10:40-42. Usher Captain is Eli Mai, Communion preparers are Matthew Cayer and Tine Deiter, and Chancel Committee member is Barbara Denny. Nursery attendants are Kadie Hartung and Brady Mason. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. AA meeting in the lounge at 8 p.m.

The Sewing Ladies meet Monday at 9 a.m. to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief, baby baptisms, miscellaneous gifts and those in need. Boy Scouts meet in the fellowship hall at 7. The Property and Management meeting is also at 7.

AA meets in the lounge on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Adult Bible study with Pastor Judy Kincaid meets in the lounge at 7 p.m. Thursday.

For more information about the church, call 786-6771 or visit


ESCANABA – The Third Sunday after Pentecost will be observed with an early traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30. Holy Communion is celebrated at both services. The adult Bible study will meet at 9:15. The youth of the church will be meet after the 10:30 service with DCE Mike Guevara. For more information, call Mike at the church office at 789-9350. A calendar of events will be planned.

The Praise Team will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Early men’s Bible study will meet Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the church.


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship is at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. Text is from John 21. Coffee fellowship is held after both services.

Men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” meets at Fire Keepers Restaurant at 8 a.m. Tuesday. TOPS club meeting is held at the church at 5:30 p.m.

Salem quilters gather at the church on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Bible study is on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.


ESCANABA – Worship services for the third Sunday after Pentecost will be held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Holy Communion will be celebrated in both services. Bible class for teens and adults is at 9:15.

The Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30.

The Board of Elders will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Thursday morning Bible class is at 10.

For more information on services and the church, go to or contact the church at 786-0363.


HYDE & POWERS – The Third Sunday after Pentecost this weekend at St. Paul’ at its 8:30 a.m. morning service. The same service will be offered at at Grace Lutheran at 9:30 (CDT). Pastor Ronald Zindler will preside and preach on the Epistle reading for the day, Romans 4: 18-25. There will also be a children’s sermon. “Coffee and Conversation” time will follow the service.

For more information on St. Paul’s (or Grace), call the office at 553-7321.


STONINGTON – Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:45 a.m.

Quilting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.

Adult Bible study is held bi-monthly.

For additional information about church activities, contact Diane Srutowski, Vicar, at (906) 420-1234 or



ESCANABA – A Beach Service begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Ludington Park’s Aronson Island. Those attending are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chair. The women’s group meets in Room 9 at 9. Coffee fellowship is at 10, followed by the 10:30 worship service. Pastor’s message is entitled “Lavish Forgiveness.” Nursery is available during the service. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 worship service each Sunday.

Tuesday morning Bible study meets in the lounge at 9:30. “Loving Fingers” Quilting group meets at 10 in Room 9. Charity Circle will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Stone’s Restaurant. All Central ladies are invited. No reservations are needed.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30.

The church office will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July holiday.


ESCANABA – Sunday worship is at 10 a.m., and “Sunday VBS” is held during the service for children up to fifth grade.

The July/August issue of “The Upper Room” devotional magazine is available in the lobby.

The next session at Camp Michigamme is Mission Experience Camp from July 6-12 for grade six to adult. Those interested in attending any summer camp should contact the church office for registration information.


GLADSTONE – Sunday morning worship is at 9:30. The service will be held under the large pavilion at Van Cleve Park (near the State Police building).

Memorial’s Clothes Closet is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.

For more information, visit



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – Men’s Prayer Breakfast is today at 9 a.m. The church will host “Run for the Cross” Run-Walk. Check-in time is 8 a.m., followed by the 5KL run/walk at 9. A Kids Dash with awards will follow at 9:45. A one-mile alternate will be provided.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Richard Micheau will be conducting the 10:30 worship service in the absence of Pastor Frank Scarcelli who is on vacation with his family. The Grace Notes Barbershop Chorus will perform during the service. Nursery and junior church are provided. Parishioners will attend a sing-spiration at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene. All those attending are asked to bring a snack to share. Anyone wanting to sing a special should notify Bea as soon as possible.

Midweek adult prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

New Horizons is conducting an ongoing collection of aluminum pulltabs for Ronald McDonald House in Marquette, as well as used and/or broken candles for Lake State Industries. Non-perishable food items are also being collected for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.


TRENARY – Sunday worship begins at 8:45 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:15. Fellowship hour with coffee and snacks will follow the service.



ESCANABA – Sunday services are at 10 and 7 p.m. with prayer time a half hour before each service. Sunday school is also at 10.

Mid-week service with prayer time is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet at 7.


ESCANABA – Classes for all ages are available followed by worship at 11 a.m.

Family Nights activities begin with supper at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Other activities include Bible stories, games, puppet shows and crafts, all beginning at 6. There is no charge for supper or class materials.

The TV Program, Let the Bible Speak, is on WLUC TV-6 every Sunday morning at 10:00. The Escanaba church produces this 30 minute Bible lesson with Dave Grant as the host.

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba. Call 233-0065 for more information.



FORD RIVER – Adult Sunday school class is at 9 a.m. preceding the morning worship service at 10. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.

Prayer meeting is held each Thursday evening.

There are also monthly men’s and women’s prayer breakfasts. Various Bible studies are ongoing. Call the church at 786-0747 for details on times and location. The church also has a website which contains recent sermons. Visit and click on audio clips.



ESCANABA – Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message entitled “Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe – A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Kids.” Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Jason Thompson.

The Wednesday Sewing/

Quilting group will not meet during July and August.

A women’s Bible study meets twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 786-1027 for location.


ROCK – Sunday services include Communion at 10 a.m., followed by Coffee Fellowship at 10:30. Family Bible Hour is at 11.

Women’s Bible study is held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Adult Bible takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information on RBC and other ministries, including kids/youth special events, contact 356-6346


ESCANABA – Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. Age-specific children and youth programs are offered during the sermon time.

The women’s group, F.A.I.T.H., meets Monday from 6-8 p.m.

Men’s Connect gathering meets at 8 a.m. the last Saturday of each month.

For other activities and more information about the church, call (906) 280-4481 or e-mail


WATSON – Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service. Communion is offered the second Sunday of each month.

For information about the church, call 238-4252.




GLADSTONE – Sunday school and worship service with Pastor William Langston begins at 10 a.m.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

For more information about church activities, call 474-6441.


ESCANABA – Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. with a message by Pastor Lobsinger. Sunday school for adults and children will be followed by prayer for the sick. Food, games and fun will follow the worship service.

Bible study with Pastor Lobsinger takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with questions on the Bible is asked to call 789-6335.


ESCANABA – Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer and assistant is Robert Childress

Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 7.

The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Family Life Center is located at 2100 Ludington. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314.




ESCANABA – Bible study for all ages begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11. Copies of the weekly message are available.

The Community Service Center food pantry adjacent to the church is open from 1-4 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.

Prayer meeting takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the school.

Christian school is available for grades K-8. Grades 1-8 meet from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8-11:30. Kindergarten meets from 8 to 11:30 Monday through Friday.



ESCANABA – Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11.

Social service assistance is available 9-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Community Services Building.

The Soup Kitchen is open 12-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.





ESCANABA – U.U. Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 1st Av. South. Regular services are conducted every second and fourth Sunday.

For more information, call (906) 399-8649, email or visit