In-person worship services at the church (US 23 @ Long Rapids Road) are being held again. We are worshiping in the Fellowship Hall, being mindful of social distancing and requiring everyone to wear a mask. Seating is arranged in solos, duets, trios and quartets. For a look at the seating arrange-ment, please check the GALLERY - 2020 above. The entire order for worship is displayed on a screen.
A link to recent messages can be found to the right, for anyone not able to attend in person today. Previous messages can be found by using the SERMONS 2020 tab above.
Select the SAFE SERVICE PROCEDURE tab above for additional details regarding our plans to continue to be safe. Details can be found in the June, 2020, issue of the Tartan, the Church's monthly newsletter.
During the pandemic, we have provided worship services online which have been posted on YouTube and can be viewed at any time. See the SERMONS 2020 tab (above) for links to our recorded services.
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.
Recent Services . . .
Feel free to watch anytime and share with others!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - Click HERE for today's sermon, "Taking Out the Garbage," shared by The Rev. Gene Bacon, joining us while Pastor Rayment is on vacation. Today's service includes a special hymn, "Earth and All Stars."
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - Click HERE for today's sermon, "The Cross in the Tartan," part of our "Kirkin' o' the Tartan" service. Today's service includes a special hymn, "O That I Had a Thousand Voices."
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 - Click HERE for today's sermon, "Inclusivity," based on Exodus 14: 19-31 and Romans 14: 1-13. Today's service includes a special hymn, "When Will People Cease Their Fighting?"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - Click HERE for today's sermon, "Debts and Debtors," based on Romans 13: 8-10. Today's service includes Communion as well as a special hymn, "We Come As Guests Invited."
To access earlier services in 2020, please go to the SERMONS 2020 tab above. You will find links to YouTube services between mid-March and June, as well as printed messages from earlier in 2020.
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.
Staying in touch (Watch this space for updates!)
The September issue of The Tartan is available online from the NEWSLETTER tab above in the drop down menu under "MORE..."
A few copies are available at the church.
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.
Let us not become weary in doing good,
We will reap a good harvest if we do not give up. --Galatians 6:9
Rev. Rayment, preaching
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.
The Bible study group is meeting at 3 PM on Thursdays. Contact Sue Asher at email@example.com for more information. Her phone number can be found in the church directory.