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 immediately following each service. The youth group for high school students, led by Pastor Jacob and Joy Comer, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Comers’ residence for the final time this summer. The junior/senior high youth group will kick off the new school year with a launch party on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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.

There will be no Wednesday ministries on Sept. 3. Wednesday Night Ministries will resume on Sept. 10

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 sixth annual Community Rummage Sale will be held Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the sale will be used to help those in need in the community.

New Life Groups will be starting the week of Sept. 14. Visit for a current list of groups and to sign up or call the office at 786-3858.

Men’s Fall Retreat is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 1821. Space is limited. The four-day event will feature four-wheeling, fishing, hiking, food, kayaking, and fellowship. Call the church for registration information.

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 current 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.

Kids for Truth Family Ministry meets Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. The program is for preschool children up to sixth grade. Transportation is available.


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 begins 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 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. The center offers preschool for 3 and 4 year olds during the school year and year-round childcare services Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Myrna Hughes, director, at 428-9482.



BARK RIVER – Services begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school classes for all ages. The worship service follows at 11.

It’s time to sign-up for Discipleship group fellowships.


ESCANABA – Sunday service 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 at the church building. Times 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. 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. Adult Sunday school class meets at 9:15. Junior Church and nursery are provided during the worship service. A Fifth-Sunday Hymn-sing begins at 7 p.m.

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 Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Rise Thew Forrester will preside. A social hour with refreshments will follow.


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


GLADSTONE – Holy Eucharist begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Carol Clark will preside and Rev. Paula Marvic will be the preacher. Childcare is available during the service. The Education Committee meets following the service. Members and visitors are encouraged to participate in reflecting on a series of Nooma Videos held in various homes. The next gathering is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the home of Paula Marvic in Escanaba. The videos are led by Robert Bell and reflect on daily life.

Volunteers are needed for the Saturday luncheon at the Salvation Army.

For more information about church activities, go to Trinity Church – Gladstone on Facebook.



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

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

Covenant Women will have a planning meeting in the church basement at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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.

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


ESCANABA – Worship on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost will be at 5 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday with the celebration of Holy Communion. Coffee will be served on Sunday at 9.

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 Leviticus 26-27; Numbers 32-36 and Deuteronomy 19-34.

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


ROCK – Worship with Holy Communion is at 10:45 a.m. with Doris Wodrich leading the service. Coffee and fellowship follows.

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

“Because We Care” ministry for August is Delta Animal Shelter.

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


GLADSTONE (ELCA) – Worship with Holy Communion takes place on Sunday at 9 a.m. with Rev. Dale Skogman presiding.

The office will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

The Sewing Circle gathers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Clergy Text Study meets at 10:30.

Wednesday Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. The Chancel Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.


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 – Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with the celebration of Holy Communion. Greeter is Martha Martin and Acolyte is Meghan Farrell. Communion Assistants for Pastor Judy Kincaid are Marilyn Harris and Meghan Farrell. Cantor is Dave Mason and Lay Reader is Barb Noblet. Nursery attendants are Lisa Helgemo and Evan Schoff. Nursery care is provided during the worship service. Fellowship Hour/Coffee hour follows the service. and is sponsored by Bob and Joyce Kasemodel. Usher Captain for this month of September will be Maria Caron, Communion preparer will be Cara Sommers, and Chancel Committee member for September will be Kathy Stewart. AA meets 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 p.m.

AA meeting takes place in the lounge at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

RICC meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in the lounge. Adult Bible study with Pastor Judy meets at 1 and 7 p.m.

For more information about Immanuel and its activities, call 786-6771 or visit


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

The church office will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

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

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

Rally Day will begin at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. The church will provide hot dogs and refreshments. Anyone wishing to help out with the Sunday School in any way is asked to contact Pam Sliva or Pastor Al at 786-9350.


BARK RIVER (NALC) – Sunday worship is at 8 and 10 a.m. with full Communion. This week’s text is from Matthew 16. Coffee fellowship follows both services.

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

Salem quilters gather on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Helpers are welcome; no special skills are required.

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


ESCANABA – Worship services for the Twelfth 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.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will not be a Monday evening worship service.

The Confirmation Class begins for the school year on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. The special Anniversary Choir will rehearse from 6-7.

The 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 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed this weekend at its 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning service. Pastor Zindler will preside and preach on the Epistle reading from Romans 9: 1-5. The Lord’s Supper will also be celebrated during the worship service. Sister-congregation, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will celebrate the same service and message from God’s Word 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.

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.



ESCANABA – Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by the 10:30 worship service. Pastor’s Sunday message is entitled, “Come Away.” Nursery is available during the service. WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 worship service each Sunday.

“Loving Fingers” Quilting group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Room 9. Charity Circle meets 12:30 p.m. at Cherry Lane. No reservations are needed.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 6:30.


ESCANABA – Sunday is last of the summer worship time beginning at 10 a.m. “Sunday VBS” is held during the service for children up to fifth grade.

The LifeLine Screening people will be at the church on Wednesday and appointments are needed for this. Chancel choir practice will start at 7:15 p.m.

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.

Registrations are being taken for the Youth Fall Retreat at Camp Michigamme. Those interested in attending should contact the church office for registration information.


GLADSTONE – Sunday morning worship is at 9:30. A staffed nursery is available. The congregation is collecting school supplies for local children. Rev. Elizabeth Hill will lead the worship service at Bishop Noa Home at 2 p.m.

The new men’s prayer group will begin Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Worship Committee will meet at 6:30.

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 about church activities, visit



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE – Men’s Prayer Breakfast is today at 9 a.m.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship with Pastor Frank Scarcelli follows at 10:30. Nursery and junior church are provided. The congregation will join with the Harbor Lights Church of God at 6 p.m. for a sing-spiration. Anyone wishing to do a special number is asked to contact 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 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. Youth also meet at 7.


ESCANABA – A series of lessons about the Ten Commandments is presented on Sunday. Bible classes are discussing becoming a Holy people beginning at 10 a.m. Worship follows at 11.

Family Night is on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning with a supper. Activities follow at 6 and include Bible story, memory work, puppet show, and games. There is no charge to participate and the public is invited.

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

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in Escanaba. Call (906) 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 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 – 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 – Dead People Go to a Better Place.” Holy Communion will be offered with a meditation by Jason Thompson.

The women’s Monday evening Bible study is about to begin again with a study on the Book of Romans. Call Mary G. at 789-4133 if interested in joining.

The Wednesday Sewing/Quilting group will begin meeting again in September.

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 – Men’s Connect gathering meets at 8 a.m. today.

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 the service.

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 – The 9:30 a.m. worship service this 12th Sunday after Pentecost will be led by Rev. Scott M. White, liturgist Sue Doran, and organist/pianist Miriam White. Pastor White will preach the message entitled “Labor Day” on Matthew 16: 21-28. Childcare with Bible stories is available in the nursery from 9-11 for children aged infant 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 William Bonifas Fine Arts Center on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. A Religious Education Program is available for children.

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