NOTE: 

     We are now worshiping in our sanctuary each Sunday morning.

     Worshipers are expected to wear masks in the building if they have not been vaccinated.

    We are continuing to offer online services.

   

    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.

     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.   

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!

Recent Services . . .

Feel free to watch anytime and share with others

July 25 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

In today's Sermon, Reverend Rayment discusses a passage from Paul's letter to the Ephesians (3:14-21). The passage emphasizes God's power in the universe and how the love of Christ fills us with power.  The complete service is available HERE.

July 18 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

In today's message, "Our Hebrew Heritage as Christians," Rev. Rayment discusses the influence Hebrew culture and faith, as found in scripture, has had on the Christian experience in modern times.  To view the complete service, click HERE.

July 11 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Referencing 1 Cor. 13:1-3, 8-12, our Pastor Emeritus Sam Wright talks about "Letting Our Ideas About God Grow."  To watch the entire service, click HERE.

July 4 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Based on Mark 6:1-13, Reverend Rayment discusses how the people of Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, failed to see his divine nature and what this means in our own relationships with others in the church and in the world.  Click HERE to see the service on YouTube.

Staying in Touch 

    The May, June and July 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. 

Our entire building is wheelchair accessible.

Telex "Sound Mate" Personal 

Listening system is available in the sanctuary.

Rev. Rayment, preaching

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 Sue Asher at asher.susan@gmail.com for more information.  Her phone number can be found in the Church directory.

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