Summer church schedules and activities winding down



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 after 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 is Monday at 6:30 p.m. 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.

The “Every Act of Love” Tour is Coming to Escanaba. Jason Gray, Unspoken, Lindsay McCaul, and Carrollton will perform at New Life on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at New Life and Cost for general admission is $15, Gold Circle is $30. See for details.

To listen to sermons online, view the bulletin and calendar of events, sign up for Life Groups, or to learn more about New Life, visit or on Facebook at New Life Assembly of God Escanaba, MI



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. Nursery is available.

Two small groups meet during the week – one on Wednesday and another on Friday. Call the church for location and times.

Kids for Truth Family Ministry resumes 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.

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

To schedule an appointment with lead pastor, Paul Culbertson, 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 services begin at 10 a.m. with an classes geared for all ages. The worship service follows at 11. The evening services include prayer meeting at 6, Youth Group for grades 7-12 from 6:30-8. and the evening service at 7.

For more information, visit, call 466-2486, or email


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 worship begins with Sacrament meeting at 10 a.m. for all the family, followed by Sunday school for youth and adults, primary for the children at 11:20. Priesthood, Relief Society, Young Women and Young Men’s meetings begin at 12:10 p.m.

The church will host a free rummage sale on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28 and 29, at the church building. Time are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until everything is gone on Friday. Anyone who has items to donate to the sale is asked to call Karen Sagataw at 789-9507.

The church is located at 1315 9th Avenue South. For more information, call President Charles Barnes, 420-8230, Full-time missionaries at (715) 207-5882, or the Church at 786-0370.



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. For more information, 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).

For more information, contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email



RAPID RIVER – Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school meets at 9:15. Youth Sunday school will resume in September. Junior Church and nursery are provided during the worship service.

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 – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with August Wright presiding and Deacon Jane Spencer. A social hour will follow.


ESCANABA – The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated with a 10 a.m. service. Rev. Laura Woodworth will preside and preach.

Mid-week Eucharist is Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Covenant and Ministry Support team will meet at 6:30 p.m. for Safe Guarding class.

The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s.


GLADSTONE – Holy Eucharist will be celebrated Sunday at 10 a.m. Rev. Carol Clark will preside and Rev. Paula Marvic will preach. Childcare is available.

Non perishable food items are being accepted for the St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry in Gladstone.

Volunteers are needed for the Saturday Noon luncheons at the Salvation Army. For more information, contact Deacon Maria Maniaci.

Trinity Episcopal is now on Facebook. Go to Trinity Episcopal Church-Gladstone.



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

The church pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager and youth pastor is Brent Borowick.

The Church Board meets Monday at 7 p.m.

COY (Covenant Older Youth) will be getting together for a picnic lunch on Tuesday at the Escanaba Park near the museum. The group will have a potluck lunch and then tour the museum.

Covenant Women will meet at the Brock cottage on Saturday, Aug. 23, for their annual outing. They will be carpooling from the church at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn-chair.

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 – Summer worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Child care is provided during the service. A Coffee Hour will be provided in the fellowship hall following the service. The worship service aires each week from10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on WCHT AM 600.

A golf outing is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Escanaba Country Club. The cost is $15 per person, which includes a golf cart (if needed) and pizza afterwards. Prizes will be awarded. Contact Jon Lancour at the Pro Shop, 786-4430, or Ruthie Vinette at 786-0470.

The Monday service begins at 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned Music Room in the Education Building. Holy Communion will be served. Boy Scout Troop 408 meets in the fellowship hall at 7 p.m.

The Ark Preschool will resume classes on Sept. 2. 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.

“Rise Up Together” is the theme for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Youth Gathering which will be held in Detroit in 2015. Students who are planning to attend the event will be selling cookbooks and members and friends are reminded to submit their recipes so they may be included in the cookbook.

Read more about Bethany by visiting their website at


PERKINS – Worship services are at a new time, 9:15 a.m. with Pastor Diane Srutowski. Coffee hour follows worship.

Sunday school and the quilters are on vacation for the summer and will resume in the fall.


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


RAPID RIVER – Weekend worship takes place at 6 p.m. today and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Coffee hour fellowship will follow the service in the parish hall.

The Service of Ordination for Diane Srutowski is Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Lutheran in Gladstone.

The August Council meeting is Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Calvary Quilters meet Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. New quilters and helpers are welcome.


ESCANABA – Worship on the 10th Sunday after Pentecost will be at 5 p.m. today and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Communion. Coffee will be served on Sunday at 9.

The second in a series of four classes for those interested in joining Christ the King will be held on Monday from 5-6 p.m.

Quilters gather on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The Wednesday morning Bible study group meets at 9:30 and will be looking at the passages of Numbers and Deuteronomy 31 & 34.

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


ESCANABA (AFLC) – Family worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The service will be led by the men and women of the congregation. Music will be provided by Betsy Lancour.

Women’s Prayer Group will meet on Monday at 4 p.m.

Bible study in the Book of Hebrews is held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


ROCK – Worship with Holy Communion will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Judy Quirk leading the service. Coffee and fellowship will follow. Faith Church Council meets at 7 p.m.

Quilting is from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday. The Food Pantry is open from 2-4:30 p.m. WOW meets from 5-6:30.

“Because We Care” is Delta Animal Shelter.

For more information about church activities, call the office at 356-6457 or Lucy at 356-6457.


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Worship with Holy Communion takes place on Sunday at 9 a.m. with Revs. Jon and Jean Schmidt presiding. Coffee fellowship will follow the service. First Lutheran will host the Ordination and Installation Service for Diane Srutowski at 3 p.m.

The Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Clergy Text Study meets at 10:30. Tuesday is the deadline for submissions to the September Messenger.

The Women’s Summer Bible Study meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.


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 on the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost will be celebrated at a 10:30 a.m. worship service. Greeters are Laurel Swanson and Janet Kern, and Acolyte is Robert Harris. Communion Assistants for Pastor Judy are Lisa Helgemo and Robert Harris. Cantor is Macy Neumeier, and Lay Reader, Sandy Carlson, will read the 1st Lesson from Isaiah 56:6-8 and the 2nd Lesson from Romans 11:1-2a. 29-32. The Children’s Sermon will be shared by Pastor Judy. Pastor will read the Gospel from Matthew 15:21-28. Usher Captain for August is Leon Frischman, Communion preparer is Mary Ciminskie, and Chancel Committee member is Gail Johnson. Nursery attendants are Cara Sommers and Shawn LeBoeuf. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Coffee hour fellowship, served by Harriet Masta and Adele Petersen, will follow the service. AA meets in the church 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 p.m.

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

RICC meets in the lounge at 10 a.m. Thursday. Harmony Bible study will meet at 1 p.m. at the home of Joyce Kasemodel, 416 South 22nd Street, with Harriet Masta and Joyce serving as hostesses. Adult Bible study with Pastor Judy Kincaid meets in the lounge at 7.

For more information, call 786-6771 or visit


ESCANABA – The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed with a traditional service at 8 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:30. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Adult Bible study meets at 9:15. DCE Mike will meet with the Youth after the 10:30 service. For more information, call him at (979) 709-8290.

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

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


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship is held at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. This weeks text is from Matthew 15. Coffee fellowship follows both services.

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

Salem Quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Church Council meets at 7 p.m. All congregation members are welcome.

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


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

The Anniversary Committee meets Monday at 10 a.m. The Monday evening worship service begins at 6:30.

The Church Council has its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The special Anniversary Choir will rehearse on Wednesday from 6-7 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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed this weekend at 8:30 a.m. with a special guest speaker. Retired pastor, Rev. Dale Baumler, from Amasa, will bring a Christ-centered message from Scripture. Sister-congregation Grace Lutheran in Powers will also have Pastor emeritus Baumler for the same service and sermon at 9:15 (CDT). A “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 11:15 a.m.

Quilting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday. Adult Bible study is held every other Monday from 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Pastor Diane for details.

For additional information about church activities, contact Diane Srutowski, Vicar, at (906) 420-1234 or Trinity is also listed on Facebook.



BARK RIVER – Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Scriptures include, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, and Matthew 15:10-28. Coffee fellowship follows the worship service.

Men’s ecumenical breakfast is Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Firekeeper’s Restaurant.

“Women’s Night In” with the Escanaba First ladies is Thursday, Aug. 28. The theme is “Antiques.” Those attending are encouraged to bring an antique item and share a story about its significance. They are also asked to sign what they can contribute to the potluck supper.

The kitchen is being painted and spruced up. Anyone able to help with this project is asked to call Pastor Chris at 466-2839.


ESCANABA – Sunday “Beach Service” will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Ludington Park’s Aronson Island for the last “Beach Service” of the summer. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Coffee fellowship is at 10, followed by the 10:30 worship service at the church. Pastor’s message is entitled, “No, Not One.” Nursery is available during the service. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 service each Sunday. Members are welcome to join Pastor Donna at 2 p.m. at Bishop Noa Home.

“Loving Fingers” Quilting group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Room 9.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30.


ESCANABA – Summer worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday and “Sunday VBS” is held during the service for children up to fifth grade. The choir will sing during the service and will meet at 9:45 for a short practice. This will be the last sermon in a summer series of “Summer Blockbusters” with a movie theme (topic for the day: special effects).

Funds for basic school supplies are being collected for the school in Liberia sponsored by the church. By sending a monetary gift, the needed supplies can be purchased there before school starts in the fall.

A Scrapbook Retreat is the last summer camp at Camp Michigamme. It will take place from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 22-24. Registrations are being taken for the Youth Fall Retreat. Those interested in attending any camp should contact the church office for registration information.


GLADSTONE – Today is Memorial’s turn to prepare and serve lunch at Salvation Army’s Friendship Kitchen.

Sunday morning worship is at 9:30. A staffed nursery is available. The “noisy offering” for Heifer Project, International will be collected, and the youth will serve as ushers, greeters, liturgist, and reader.

School supplies for local children are being collected throughout August.

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 the church website at



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship with Pastor Frank Scarcelli follows at 10:30. Nursery is provided.

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

Men of the church meet for prayer at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Family Camp Out and Pig Roast is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 22-24, at the Vagabond Resort and Campground. Friday activities include music, supper and a bonfire. Blueberry picking, fishing, fellowship time, music, supper and a bonfire are scheduled for Saturday. The Sunday Pig Roast will take place at 1 p.m. after the morning worship service at 10:30 at the church. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass. Anyone wishing to be baptized is asked to contact Pastor Frank.

New Horizons is conducting an ongoing collection of non-perishable food items 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 – A series of lessons about the Ten Commandments takes place on Sunday. The Bible classes at 10 a.m. are discussing becoming a Holy people. The worship service is at 11.

Family Night is on Wednesday beginning with a supper at 5:30, followed by activities at 6. A Bible story, memory work, puppet show, activities, and games are included. There is no charge to participate.

The church hosts the TV program, “Let the Bible Speak,” each Sunday morning at 10 on WLUC TV-6.

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in Escanaba west of the Soo Hill Elementary School. For more information, call 233-0065.



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 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 – The Sunday morning worship service will be led by Mary Gavlek beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver a message entitled, “Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe – God Brings Good Luck.” Holy Communion will be offered.

The Wednesday Sewing/Quilting group will not meet during August.

Family Night get-together is Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Jim and Terry Steinmetz. There will be a bonfire, hotdogs, s’mores and fellowship.

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.

The church is located at 201 N. 12th St. 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.

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, 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 service.

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


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.

For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314.



ESCANABA – The 9:30 a.m. worship service this 10th Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Rev. Scott M. White, liturgist Ann Wood, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Pastor White will conclude the message series on “Power.” Childcare with Bible stories is available in the nursery from 9-11 for infants through preschool.




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 on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

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