NOTE: 

     Join us for worship in our sanctuary each Sunday morning beginning at 10:30.

     To help protect worshipers and all visitors to our facilities, we are wearing masks in the building at all times.

     The financial/stewardship campaign for 2022 in underway.  Pledge cards are in the mail, and should be completed and returned to the church as soon as possible.  Our budget for 2022 will be based on pledged amounts as well as anticipated loose offerings.

     We continue to offer a Fellowship Time / Coffee Hour following Sunday worship.  We continue to wear masks, except when we are seated, enjoying coffee and treats.

    We are continuing to offer an online service each week.

   

    Links to our most recent services--on YouTube--from 2021 can be found under "Recent Services" to the right.  --->> 

   

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

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

     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 who has not been vaccinated MUST wear a mask

     Check out the GALLERY - 2021 above for photos of recent activities.

Worship 

     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.

     Worshipers are provided 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.   

Prayer Service

On Wednesday afternoons at 4:00, we hold a brief prayer service, during which prayers are offered for individuals, for people in our community, and for circumstances around the world.  Join us!

Our entire building is wheelchair accessible.

Telex "Sound Mate" Personal 

Listening system is available in the sanctuary.

Rev. Rayment, preaching

Recent Services . . .

Feel free to watch anytime and share with others

October 17 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Today's message from Rev. Rayment is based on a reading from Isaiah 53:4-12, in which he shares the prophesy of Isaiah, connects the Old and New Testaments in many ways, and discusses what this passage means to us and our theology.  Click HERE to view the entire service.

October 10 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

The reading from Mark 10: 17-31 forms the basis for today's sermon, "What Money Cannot Buy," shared by Rev. Rayment.  Click HERE to view the entire service.

October 3 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

In today's sermon, "Faith of a Child," based on Mark 10: 13-16, Rev. Rayment talks about why we should come to God with the faith of a child.  We observe World Communion Sunday by celebrating the sacrament after the sermon.  Click HERE to view the complete service.

September 26 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Today we celebrate our Scottish heritage.  Rev. Rayment speaks about the Scots Confession, a Confession of Faith written in 1560 by six leaders of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland.  To view the entire service, click HERE.

September 19 - Seventeenth Sunday after

    Pentecost

Based on Mark 9:30-37, Reverend Rayment discusses discipleship and indeed, who is the greatest!  In this reading the disciples argue over who is the greatest, and Jesus tells them that the greatest is the servant of all.  Click HERE to view the complete service.

September 12 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The reading from James 3:1-12 is the basis for today's sermon, shared with us by the Rev. Karen Thompson who is filling the pulpit while Rev. Rayment is on vacation.  Click HERE to view the complete service.

Staying in Touch 

    The August, September, and October 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

Special Events   

     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 meeting again each Wednesday at 3 PM.  The group is now studying the Book of Acts--which is filled with stories of the spread of Christianity in the early years.

      Contact the church office for more information.  

     Bible Study will be followed by a short prayer service at 4.  Join us for one session, or BOTH!