Churches announce services and programs




ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Pastor is David Shaffer.

Monday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 7 p.m.

The youth service begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Kids Jam, for ages four and older, will include Bible stories, games, crafts, and snacks. For more information about Kids Jam, call 420-2076.

The Family Life Center is located at 117 Stephenson Ave. For more information, contact Pastor Shaffer at 789-4314.



ESCANABA — Interactive Bible classes for all ages will begin at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship service will be held at 11 a.m., Eschatology-as spoken by Christ, Matthew 24. Dinner will be served following the morning service. Bring a dish to pass. No afternoon or evening service will be held.

A Bay Pines activity will take place at 2:30 p.m.

Family night will be held on Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy family activities, snacks and Bible lessons. No youth meetings will take place.

A deacons meeting will be held at the church on Saturday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Nursery is available for all services.


ESCANABA — Sunday morning prayer starts at 8 a.m., followed by fellowship until 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. with two classes for adults, “Fundamentals of the Faith” and “Love or Die.” Younger children meet for “Generations of Grace.” Pre-worship prayer and meditation begins at 10:30 a.m. The worship service follows at 10:45 a.m. Nursery is available.

Kids for Truth Family Ministry meets Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program is for preschool children up to sixth grade. Transportation is available.


GLADSTONE — Worship services will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Fellowship time will take place at 10:30 a.m., and Grace Kids will meet at 11 a.m. for children in nursery through fifth grade.

Student ministries for sixth-12th graders will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

To schedule an appointment with one of Grace Church’s pastors, or for more information regarding life groups and men’s and women’s Bible study groups, contact the church at 428-1331.

The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Light of Mine Preschool and Childcare Center is a fully-licensed preschool/childcare center offered at Grace Church. Preschool is offered for three-and four-year-olds during the school year, and year-round childcare services are offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Director Myrna Hughes at 428-9482.



BARK RIVER — Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., with classes for all ages. The worship service follows at 11 a.m. Youth group for grades 7-12 meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to join. Sunday evening service takes place at 7 p.m.

Ladies bible study meets Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Call Becky at 241-3644 for more information.

Ladies’ Friendship Dinner will be held on Friday, April 7. RSVP by calling 241-3644 or by e-mailing

Visit the website at, e-mail,, or call 466-2486 for more information.


ROCK — Worship service is from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday women’s study is at 10 a.m.

Kid’s club is held the first and third Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For questions, contact Pastor Adam Hamill at 356-6133.



ESCANABA — Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. Reading room hours are offered before and after service and are open to the public. Sunday school is available on request.

The church is located at 325 S. 13th St. For more information, call 786-6644 or visit or



ESCANABA — Contemporary praise and worship service and children’s ministry are offered at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The evening service is at 6 p.m.

Wednesday evening classes for all ages start at 7 p.m.

If transportation to and from the church is needed, call 428-9445 at least one hour prior to services.

Pastor Tony Morrison responds to requests for home visits and personal prayers. Call 428-9445.

The church is located at 612 2nd Ave S.



ESCANABA — Sunday worship begins with Sacrament meeting at 10 a.m. for all the family, followed by Sunday school for youth and adults, primary for the children at 11:20 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society, Young Women and Young Men’s meetings begin at 12:10 p.m.

The church is located at 1315 9th Ave. S. For more information, call President Wesley Schmidt, (224)616-1933, Full-time missionaries at (715)207-5882, or the Church at 786-0370.



ESCANABA — Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m., followed by the morning worship service with Pastor George Chouinard at 11 a.m. Evening service is at 6 p.m.

Wednesday activities include a soup and sandwich supper and seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prayer follows at 7:30 p.m. “Caravan,” a scouting program for children age four through sixth grade, meets at 7 p.m. Contact Bethany Chouinard at 789-9389.




COOKS — Sunday worship services are as follows: Fayette, 9 a.m.; Garden, 10 a.m.; and Cooks 11 a.m. Cooks Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Parish prayer meeting is from 7:30 to 9 at the parsonage.

The youth group meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Cooks.

Parish growth group meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage. Please call first.

Contact Pastor Lon M. Hider at 644-2618 or email



MANISTIQUE — The Fourth Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Deacon Sallie Diller officiating.

For more information, call Deacon Sallie Diller at (906) 283-3268.

The church is handicapped accessible.


ESCANABA — The Fourth Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Laura Woodworth will preside and preach. A choir rehearsal will follow the service in the Nave.

Wednesday Lenten services will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The Delta County Medical Loan Closet is located at St. Stephen’s. The Closet loans a wide variety of devices.


GLADSTONE — Holy Eucharist service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev Duane Wils will preside. Church school will meet at 10 a.m. Childcare is available during the service.

Lenten soup supper will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Eucharist will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. with a Lenten study on the book “Love Wins” by Rob Bell.

Breaking Bread will take place at Jack’s Restaurant beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. The gathering begins with a meal provided by the Episcopal Church followed by a reflection on how Jesus relates to us in the here and now. To register, leave your name at 428-4116.

Non-perishable food items are welcome each Sunday. Items go to St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry.

Volunteers are also needed for various outreach programs. For more information please call the church at 428-4116 and leave your name.

For more information about the Episcopal Church, visit



GLADSTONE — Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday during worship service.

Wednesday night activities include: homework at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., with everyone welcome, and youth group classes for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Pastor is Rev. Nathan Langager, and the youth director is Tana Porath.

The church office is open from 12 until 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The church is located at 305 S. 9th St. For more information, contact them at (906)428-2848 or They can also be found on the web and on Facebook.



PERKINS — Worship on Sunday begins at 9:15 a.m. and is led by Pastor Diane Srutowski. Coffee hour follows worship. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

The quilters meet on Thursday at 10 a.m.

For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or Bethany is also listed on Facebook.


RAPID RIVER — This weekend’s worship services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will not meet due to spring break.

Soup suppers for Lent start at 6 p.m., and worship is at 7 p.m.

The Calvary Caller will be assembled and mailed out Thursday, starting at 9 a.m.

Calvary Quilters meet from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. New quilters and helpers are always welcome.


ESCANABA — Worship on the Fourth Sunday of Lent will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday with the celebration of Holy Communion. Faith Formation classes will not be held this week due to spring break. Coffee and goodies will be served from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A home Bible study led by Julie Smith will be held at 7 p.m.

The Joy book club will meet at 1 p.m., and the women are using the book “100 ways to Simplify your Life” by Joyce Meyer as their study guide. Lay school will be held at 5:15 p.m. The men’s dartball league will get together at 7:30 p.m.

The ladies will gather at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to make quilts for Lutheran world relief. Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. Choir practice is at 5:30 p.m. Soup and sandwiches are served at 6 p.m., followed by midweek Lenten services at 7 p.m.

All are invited to join the staff for coffee from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.


ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Meet in the sanctuary for songs of praise and then break into classes. Family worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary, led by Pastor Mike Cummings.

Bible study is held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church, studying the Book of II Timothy.


ROCK — Worship and Sunday school begins at 8:45 a.m., with Pastor Rell Spickerman leading the Holy Communion service. Coffee and fellowship follows.

Faith Filled News items are due on Tuesday.

On Thursday, quilting is from 9 a.m. to noon. The Faith Filled News will be assembled at 10 a.m. Food Pantry is from 2 to 4 p.m., and WOW is from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Because We Care for April is Iron Mountain Life Flight.

For more information, please call the office at 356-6225.


GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion takes place at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Otis presiding.

Office hours on Monday only will be 9 a.m. to noon. Regular office hours resume on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the sewing circle will gather at 9 a.m. and clergy text study will meet at 10:30 a.m. The Chancel Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.

Bible study will meet on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. A soup supper will take place at 6 p.m., followed by Lenten worship at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 428-4565 or visit their website at


TRENARY — Sunday worship begins at 8:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Lectors are Rose Robinson and Terrie Peters. Refreshments will follow the service. Sunday school for all children begins at 11 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 446-3446.


ESCANABA — Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated. No Sunday school, confirmation, or Bible study will be held. Choir practice will be held at 8 a.m. Nursery care is provided every Sunday for children five years and younger during worship services. Fellowship/coffee hour begins at 11:30 a.m At 8 p.m., the AA meeting takes place in the church lounge.

On Monday, the property committee will meet at 7 p.m., and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, the sewing circle meets at 9 a.m., and the ILCW will meet at 7 p.m.

A soup and sandwich supper will be held at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, with a worship service following at 6:30 p.m. The AA meeting will take place at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, Bible study will not be held.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, VA support groups will meet.

A brunch and Easter egg hunt will be held after the 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, April 9. Maundy Thursday worship will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. The community Good Friday worship service will be at noon on Friday, April 14, with Tenebrae worship at 6:30 p.m.

For more about Immanuel, visit the church’s website at www.immanuelconnection.or


ESCANABA — The youth group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today for party prep.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent will be celebrated with the traditional service at 8 a.m. and the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study will take place at 9:15 a.m. A confirmation “Student/Mentor” party will be held at noon. The party is for all confirmation mentors and their students. A potluck dinner will be served. Financial Peace University class will be held at 6:30 p.m.

For Wednesdays in Lent, Our Savior will Echo the Story. This week: “New Promise” Luke 22: John 13-15. A light lunch will be served as a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the service at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, men’s Bible study will be held at 6:30 a.m.

On Saturday, April 1, “The Great Surprise” will be held, from 2 to 4 p.m. This is fun experiential Easter event! Snacks and volunteers to help with the program are needed. Directions and all supplies will be provided. Call DCE Jennifer if you are interested at 636-373-0485.

Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 2401 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba. The church’s Facebook page is “Our Savior Lutheran Church.” The church’s pastor is Rev. Al Schubert, II.


BARK RIVER — Sunday worship with full communion is at 10 a.m. This week’s text is from John 9:1-41. Coffee fellowship will follow the service.

On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” will meet at the Firekeeper’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. The local TOPS club meets at the church at 5:30 p.m., and choir practice will be held at 6 p.m.

Salem quilters gather on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. A soup and sandwich dinner will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the Lenten services will be held at 7 p.m.

Adult Bible study is on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.


ESCANABA — Worship services for the Fourth Sunday in Lent will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Bible class and Sunday School will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Bible class will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, catechism class will not be held. A soup and sandwich supper will be served before the service at 5:30 p.m., with the Lent worship service at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on services and the church, go to or contact the church at 786-0363.


STONINGTON — Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:15 a.m.

Quilting takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday. Adult Bible study is held every other Monday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Pastor Diane for details.

For additional information about church activities, contact Pastor Diane Srutowski at (906)420-1234 or Trinity is also listed on Facebook.



ESCANABA — Worship for the Fourth Sunday in Lent is at 9:30 a.m. There will not be Sunday school, and other activities such as handbell practice and choir practice are on vacation for spring break.

There will be a special offering for “UMCOR Sunday” (One Great Hour of Sharing), supporting relief and disaster ministries. This is Pizza Sunday, with a pizza brunch following worship.

Super One slips are due on Sunday, so that these can be counted and turned in. The deadline for signing up for Easter lilies to be ordered is Sunday as well.

A sign-up sheet is available to help with the Bay College Monday night supper on April 3.

An offering for the Haiti School Hot Lunch Program will be ongoing during the Lenten season.


MANISTIQUE — Adult Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Worship will take place at 11 a.m., followed by a coffee hour. Childcare will be available in the fellowship hall during the service.

A prayer meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Bible study will be held at 2 p.m.

Hymn sings are held on the first Monday of each month at a local medical care facility.

Pasty sales are held on the second Wednesday and Thursday of each month.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at (906)341-6662 or visit


GLADSTONE — Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during Sunday school and the 10:30 a.m. service. There will be a special offering for “One Great Hour of Sharing.”

A Lenten supper will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday with special speakers Lynn Erickson, Executive Director of Safe Harbor, and Jessie, Youth Advocate from Safe Harbor. The missions committee will meet at 7 p.m.

Quilting and knitting begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Christian education evening, with classes for children, youths, and adults, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. The Glory Ringers will practice at 6 p.m., and the Jubilee Choir will practice at 7 p.m.

The Thursday Bible study will take place at 10 a.m. At 11:15 a.m., the Lenten study will continue on the Lenten theme “Roll Down Justice.” The newsletter deadline is Thursday.

Memorial’s Clothes Closet is open each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing is available for all.

For more information, contact the church by email at or visit the website at



(Free Methodist)

GLADSTONE — Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship time. The morning worship service with Pastor Jason Marsh begins at 11 a.m.

Church prayer hour is Wednesday at 11 a.m. Youth groups, along with the midweek Bible study, begin at 6 p.m., followed by prayer at 7 p.m.

Monthly game night is the last Friday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a treat to share.


TRENARY — Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Fellowship hour with coffee and snacks will follow the service.



ESCANABA — Sunday services are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with prayer time a half hour before each service. Sunday school is also at 10 a.m.

Mid-week service with prayer time is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The youth also meet at 7 p.m.


ESCANABA — Bible classes for all ages meet at 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship with Dave Grant is at 11 a.m.

Let the Bible Speak is a TV Bible study at 10 a.m. every Sunday on WLUC TV-6. The web page provides opportunities for home study materials. Check it out at

The church family invites the public to join us for our weekly family night on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., with supper being provided, and then activities beginning at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Closet is open to the public every first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Non-perishable food, clothing and household items free of charge are offered.

The church is located at 5079 18th Road in the Soo Hill area of Escanaba. For more information, call (906)233-0065.



FORD RIVER — Pastor Jay’s adult Sunday school classes start at 9 a.m. Worship service is at 10 a.m. Junior church and nursery are provided. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.

Prayer meeting is held Thursday at 6 p.m.

There are ongoing Bible studies. Call the church at 786-0747 for more details.

Pastor Jay’s sermons are available at under “media.”



ESCANABA — Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m. The worship service, led by Mary Gavlek, follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the message. Holy Communion is offered with the meditation by Keith Mattson, and junior church is available.

The women’s Monday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. The study is the first and second Books of Peter. Mary G. is the contact person at 786-4133.

There is a youth ministry, The Vision, on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It is open to all junior and senior high students. Call Jason at 786-1027 with any questions.

The sewing/quilting group meets on Thursday at 1 p.m. For more information, call Mary P. at 786-1997.

A second women’s Bible study takes place twice monthly on Saturday at 9 a.m. Call Heather at 786-1027 for the location.


ESCANABA — Worship services start at 10:30 a.m., and nursery is provided. Classes for K-12 are offered during the sermon.

Men’s and women’s Bible study on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Connect meets the last Saturday of every month for breakfast, Bible study and to do projects.

Dale Ecklid is the interim pastor.

The church is located at 201 N. 12th St., just a block north of Ludington St. Contact or phone/text 906-280-4481 for more information.


WATSON — Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10 a.m. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service.

For information about the church, call 238-4252.



ESCANABA — Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. with a message by Pastor Lobsinger. Sunday school for adults and children will be followed by prayer for the sick. Food, games and fun will follow the worship service.

Bible study with Pastor Lobsinger takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with questions on the Bible is asked to call 789-6335.



ESCANABA — The 10:30 a.m. worship service of the Fourth Sunday in Lent will be led by Cindy A. Bender, and liturgist, Hal Marting. A musical offering will be given by Bill Rinne and Music Director D. Ann Wood. Childcare with Bible stories will be available from 10 a.m. to noon for children aged infant to preschool.

Lent will be celebrated each Wednesday through April 5. A soup supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by Lenten study/activity.

The church, which is ADA-accessible, is located at 9th Street and 1st Avenue South.




ESCANABA — Bible study for all ages begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11 a.m. Copies of the weekly message are available.

The Community Service Center food pantry adjacent to the church is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.

Prayer meeting takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the school.

Christian school is available for grades K-8. Grades 1-8 meet from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Kindergarten meets from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.



ESCANABA — Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship hour follows at 11 a.m.

Social service assistance is available 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Community Services Building.

The Soup Kitchen is open 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.





ESCANABA — The UU Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center, 700 1st Ave. S., studio entrance, every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Child care and education are provided, and socialization precedes and follows the service.

Service leader and homily presenter will be Dan Young on the topic of “Who was Jesus, really?”

Unitarian Universalism is an open-minded, welcoming faith that draws on many religious traditions. Inclusive to all ages, classes, personal differences, races/ethnicities and spiritual beliefs, all are welcome in their search for spiritual truth and meaning. Refer to, (906)241-5373,, or Facebook for more information.




ESCANABA — Zazen, sitting meditation; kinhi, walking meditation; and Dharma discussion take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center. Use the studio entrance.

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