NOTE: 

     In-person worship services have been suspended due to the continuing risk level in Alpena County. 

    Links to our most recent services--on YouTube--from 2021 can be found under "Recent Services" on this page.

   

     Links to all 2021 services and printed sermons (when available) can be found by using the SERMONS 2021 tab above.

     Links to printed sermons as well as services on YouTube from 2020 can be found by using the SERMONS 2020 tab under the MORE... heading above.

   

      Select the SAFE SERVICE PROCEDURE tab above for additional details regarding our plans to continue to be safe.

  

     Folks needing access can call the church office (989.354.3381) during business hours (M/W/TH 9AM-1PM) to make arrangements.       

     Anyone entering the building MUST be wearing a mask, and is expected to sign in, either at the kiosk in the narthex or in the rack near the north door.

Worship (Before the pandemic)

     Regular Sunday morning worship services are held at 10:30 AM, year round.  Each service lasts about an hour.  These services are led by the pastor, who is assisted by a lay liturgist, a member of the congregation.

     The sacrament of holy communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, served by deacons and elders.

     Church seasons and holidays are observed as part of regular worship:  Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost.

     Regular worship services may include such special events as ordination and installation of elders and deacons, baptisms, reception of new members, and special recognition of members and friends.

     The "Care Candle" provides worshipers with the opportunity to share joys, sorrows, or concerns publicly during prayer.

     We welcome all who have gathered to worship.  The entire main floor--including restrooms--is wheelchair accessible.  We provide the SoundMate Personal Listening System.  Large print bulletins--including hymns--are available.   

Recent Services . . .

Feel free to watch anytime and share with others

Sunday, 1/17/21 - Second Sunday after Epiphany    In his sermon Rev. Rayment discusses the Calling of Samuel as described in 1 Samuel 3:1-10, and delves into the role of Eli as guide as Samuel is chosen by God to launch upon a prophetic career.  Click HERE for the recorded service.

Sunday, 1/10/21 - First Sunday after Epiphany

Pastor Emeritus Sam Wright stands in for Rev. Rayment this week and speaks on grief and the need to release our own sorrow through tears.  Click HERE for the recorded service.

Sunday, 1/3/21 - The Second Sunday of Christmas

In his sermon Reverend Rayment examines Psalm 147:12-20 in the context of a long cold winter, the effects of the coronavirus on the church, and what our response should be.  Click HERE for the recorded service.  This service includes communion.

Staying in Touch (Before and during the pandemic)

    The January, December, and November issues of our newsletter, The Tartan, are available online from the NEWSLETTER tab above in the drop down menu under "MORE...." at the top of this page.

    A few copies of the current month's edition are available at the church.

Ecumenical Events (Before the pandemic)

     During the season of Lent, we are part of an ecumenical series of simple soup and bread suppers followed by a worship service.   

     Each Wednesday we join with several other local churches (Trinity Episcopal, Grace Lutheran, St. Paul Lutheran, First Congregational UCC, First United Methodist, and the Catholic community) for supper at 6 PM and worship at 7 PM.  Each church takes a turn at hosting the event, supplying the meal, preparing the bulletin, and providing the pastor.

     During Holy Week, we gather at Trinity Episcopal on Maundy Thursday for the soup and bread supper and worship.

     An ecumenical Tre Ore service is held on Good Friday between noon and 3 PM.

     In July, we join with the same Protestant congregations to offer a week-long Vacation Bible School for children ages 5-12. 

Let us not become weary in doing good,

We will reap a good harvest if we do not give up.                                                            --Galatians 6:9

Our entire building is wheelchair accessible.

Telex "Sound Mate' Personal 

Listening system is available in the sanctuary.

Special Events (Before the pandemic)  

     During the year, the congregation also enjoys several special worship services or other events, including our Kirkin' o' the Tartan followed by a special Scottish tea, a planned potluck Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve worship, our annual strawberry social, and a Red Letter Day during the summer.

Bible Study

    The Bible study group is not currently meeting   Contact Sue Asher at asher.susan.@gmail.com for more information.  Her phone number can be found in the Church directory.

Rev. Rayment, preaching