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 — A community egg hunt will be today, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday worship services will take place at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and nursery is available for both services. A variety of children and adult discipleship groups are offered in both small and large group settings with specific needs in mind. “Connections” fellowship will be held immediately after each service.

Men’s Bible study gathers Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Christian men’s fellowship coffee hour follows at 8:15 p.m. at Culver’s.

The ladies luncheon is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stonehouse.

On Wednesday, youth groups, Royal Rangers, girl’s ministries, adult Bible study, and life groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nursery is available.

Celebrate Recovery is on Thursday, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

The men’s breakfast is held on the last Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the church.

To listen to sermons online, view the current bulletin and calendar of events, sign up for Life Groups, or for more information, go to the church’s Web site at, visit them on Facebook, or call their office at 786-3858.



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 — Easter worship services will be held at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. 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 Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 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 — Easter services are at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., with breakfast served by the teens at 11 a.m. Children’s church and nursery are available for children through fourth grade. No evening services or youth group this week

Ladies bible study meets Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Adult volleyball is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

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 — Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Rev. Rise Thew Forrester presiding.

For more information, call Rev. Angus Wright at (906)341-0022 or Deacon Sallie Diller at (906)283-3268.

The church is handicapped accessible.


ESCANABA — Easter Sunday will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service. Rt. Rev. Rayford Ray will preside and preach.

Wednesday Holy Eucharist service will be held at 10 a.m. in the chapel.

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


GLADSTONE — The Great Vigil of Easter will take place today beginning at 7 p.m. The Rt. Rev. Rayford Ray, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan will preside and preach at the service. This is the first service of Easter.

On Wednesday, members will gather for a meal at 6 p.m., followed by a study on the book, “Love Wins,” by Rob Bell. All are welcome.

Non-perishable food items are always welcome. Items go to St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry in Gladstone.

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 — Worship for Easter weekend will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The youth group will serve breakfast on Easter Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No Sunday School or confirmation will be held on Easter.

Lay School classes resume Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at Christ the King in Escanaba.

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


ESCANABA — Easter morning breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. Family worship will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the celebration and worship of our Risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Bible Study is held on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.. Studying the book of Ezra.


ROCK — Easter Sunday service is at 8:45 a.m., with Pastor Rell Spickerman leading Holy Communion. Coffee and fellowship follows.

Quilting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday. WOW meets at 5:30 p.m.

Because We Care is Iron Mountain Life Flight.

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


GLADSTONE — Worship with Holy Communion takes place at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, with Rev. Tom Otis presiding. Easter breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m.

The office will be closed on Easter Monday.

On Tuesday, the sewing circle will gather at 9 a.m. and clergy text study will meet at 10:30 a.m. The welcome team will meet at noon. Tuesday is the deadline for submissions to the May newsletter.

Bible study will meet on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The conversation on Faith, Sexism and Justice will continue at 6 p.m. The Chancel Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Love Circle will gather at 9:30 a.m., and Faith Circle meets at 7 p.m.

Tried-n-True will hold their monthly luncheon and program at noon on Friday. Call the office at 428-4565 by Wednesday to RSVP.

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 — Holy Communion will be celebrated Easter Sunday, worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with a baptism during the late service. Sunday School, confirmation, and adult Bible study will not take place Easter morning.

Youth nursery attendants will be available at the 10:30 a.m. service only.

At 8 p.m., the AA meeting takes place in the church lounge.

On Monday, XYZ will meet at noon for a potluck luncheon and guest speaker, and the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, the sewing circle meets at 9 a.m., and youth and faith formation will bee at 12:30 p.m.

The AA meeting will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Adult Bible study will take place at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., VA support groups will meet on Friday. Deadline for articles and pictures for Mays “Parish Life” is Friday.

For more about Immanuel, visit the church’s website at


ESCANABA — Easter Sunday will be celebrated with the traditional service at 8 a.m. and the contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Easter breakfast will be served by the men of the church from 9 to 10 a.m. An Easter egg hunt will be conducted between the two services, outside if weather permits. Sunday school and adult Bible study will not take place.

Men’s and women’s Bible study meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Bible study will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. “Laugh your Way to a Better Marriage” class will be held at 6:30 p.m. All donated food items for the Salvation Army meal needs to be at the church by 2:30 p.m.

Game night will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Bring a snack to pass and your favorite game.

The Salvation Army noon meal will take place on Saturday, April 22. The youth group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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 — Easter Sunday worship with full communion will be held at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The annual youth breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. This week’s text is from Matthew 28: 1-28.

On Tuesday, the men’s ecumenical “Chat and Chew” meets 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 take place at 6 p.m.

Salem quilters gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Adult Bible study will take place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.


ESCANABA — Worship services for Easter Sunday will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Paul Doletzky leading the services. Easter breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m.

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

On Wednesday, catechism class begins at 4:30 p.m.

Women’s service group will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

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


HYDE/POWERS — The Festival of Christ’s Resurrection will be celebrated at a special Easter “sunrise” service at 8 a.m. Pastor Ronald Zindler will preside and preach on Luke’s account of the resurrection story, Luke 24: 1-8. Visitors are welcome. Following the service, an Easter brunch will be held in the church fellowship hall for all our worshippers.

St. Paul’s sister parish, Grace Lutheran in Powers, will have the same service at their 9:15 a.m. CDT service.

Catechism class for sixth through eighth grades will meet on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. at the parsonage.

Adult Bible study will meet on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in the lower classroom.

To learn more about the Bible or about St. Paul’s or Grace, please call Pastor Zindler at 553-7321.


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 — A sunrise service at the beach house area of Aronson Island will take place at 8:30 a.m., with a traditional service being held at the church building at 10:30 a.m. All Central members are invited to an Easter brunch at 9:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.

The women’s group meets in room 9 at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School and children’s church will not be held. Nursery is available during the worship service. Pastor’s Sunday message is “Our Resurrection Story.”

WDBC Radio 680AM airs the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday.

Tuesday morning Bible study with Pastor Elise meets at 9:30 a.m. in the lounge. Study is based on the Scriptures used in Sunday worship. The “Loving Fingers” quilting group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in room 9. New quilters are always welcome.

Wednesday Bible study resumes at 6 p.m. in the lounge. Join the Pastor for lunch, this is open to 10th-12th grade students.

The committees will meet at 6:30 p.m., followed by the council at 7:15 p.m.

Pasty orders are due no later than 9:15 a.m. on Monday, April 17. Plain or with rutabagas are available. The cost is $4 each.


ESCANABA — A sunrise service will be held at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the regular worship service celebrating the Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. There will not be Sunday School or youth group on Easter, and Chancel Choir will be on vacation this week.

Those who have saved for the Lenten offering for the Haiti School Hot Lunch Program can turn this in on Easter or the following week.

“Secret Prayer Pals” will be starting up soon, pairing a youth with an adult for prayers for a month.

The prayer vigil for the Keryx Walk (prison ministry) begins on Thursday evening and runs through next Sunday morning. Individuals can sign up for one-hour slots.


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 — Tonight is free movie night starting at 6 p.m.

Easter sunrise worship is at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast. The Easter celebration service is at 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available during the 10:30 a.m. service.

The church office will be closed Monday.

Quilting and knitting begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Adult Bible study will meet at 6 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.

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 — An Easter potluck breakfast will be served on Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School. Easter Sunday worship with Pastor Jason Marsh takes place at 11 a.m.. The choir will sing and several Easter specials will be performed.

Church prayer hour is Wednesday at 11 a.m. The choir will rehearse at 5 p.m. Youth groups, along with the midweek adult Bible study, begin at 6 p.m., followed by prayer at 7 p.m.


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 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 alternating Men’s and Women’s Prayer breakfasts on the third Saturday of each month.

Contact the church at 786-0747 for more information. Located at 3103 Hwy M-35, a couple miles south of the Ford River Bridge.



ESCANABA — In celebration of Resurrection Sunday, there will be a breakfast at 9 a.m. The worship service, led by Mary Gavlek, follows at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Highum will deliver the Easter message. Holy Communion is offered with the meditation by Jim Steinmetz.

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 Terry at 789-4301 with any questions.

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

A family event will be held on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m.


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 Easter Sunday will be led by Pastor Bo Lange, liturgist Maggie Tall, and musical offering 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.

Spotlights’ Songs and Sweets Concert will be on Monday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome.

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.

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.

For more information, refer to