We are tentatively planning to resume worship services at the church (US 23 @ Long Rapids Road) on Sunday, June 21. This date is pending continuing improve-ment of conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Select the SAFE SERVICE PROCEDURE tab above for details regarding our plans to continue to be safe. Details will also be included in the June, 2020, issue of the Tartan, the Church's monthly newsletter.
We are currently offering alternatives to regular worship services online which are being posted on YouTube and can be viewed at any time.
See the dates on the right for links to our recorded services. --->
Our building has been deep cleaned and is secured for the foreseeable future.
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.
Telephone contacts are being made, but there will be no home visits.
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.
Our entire building is wheelchair accessible.
Telex "Sound Mate' Personal
Listening system is available.
Recent Services . . .
Feel free to watch anytime and share with others!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 - Click HERE for a midweek message in which Pastor Rayment references Psalm 107: 23-32 and what storms at sea have to do with church.
SUNDAY, MAY 24 - Click HERE for today's Memorial Day message--"The Fiery Ordeal", based on 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5: 6-11.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 - Click HERE for a midweek message in which Pastor Rayment references Psalm 119 and speaks about our prayer life and our relationship with God.
SUNDAY, MAY 17 - Click HERE for today's message--"To a Known God", based on Acts 17.
WEDNESDAY, May 13 - Click HERE for a midweek message from Pastor Rayment: "Interesting Times", based on Leviticus 14.
SUNDAY, MAY 10 - Click HERE for a Mother's Day message, based on John 14: 1-7--The Way, the Truth, and the Life.
WEDNESDAY, May 6 - Click HERE for a midweek/Mother's Day message from Pastor Rayment, based on John 2:1-12.
SUNDAY, MAY 3 - Click HERE to access today's message, based on John 10: 1-10--Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and more...
WEDNESDAY, April 29 - Click HERE for a midweek message from Pastor Rayment: "Noah Sheltering in the Ark--a Message on Patience".
SUNDAY, April 26 - Click HERE to access today's message-- "Redemption and Our Response".
WEDNESDAY, April 15 - Click HERE for a midweek message from Pastor Rayment: "Perseverance".
Staying in touch (Watch this space for updates!)
The March and April issues of the TARTAN are available online from the NEWSLETTER tab above in the drop down menu under "MORE..."
--The May issue of the TARTAN is now available online from the NEWSLETTER tab above in the drop down menu under "MORE..."
Rev. Rayment, preaching
No sessions until further notice.
Bring your brown bag lunch at 12:30. Bible Study begins at 1:00.
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. NOTE: Vacation Bible school is canceled for summer, 2020.
Let us not become weary in doing good,
We will reap a good harvest if we do not give up. --Galatians 6:9
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.