Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML)

The Lutheran Women in Mission have a passion for bringing the lost into eternal fellowship with our Lord Jesus by being obedient to His call for workers in the harvest field and offering our hands, feet, voice, and silver and gold to extend His Kingdom both at home and abroad. Any woman of confirmation age may join the LWML or come to our monthly meetings usually held every third Monday of the month. One of the easiest ways to help is to pick up a money collection box, called a mite box, in the LWML bookstore, located in the church basement and bring a full box back to the church and deposit it in the wooden mite box located by the bookstore. For more information contact Patty Worden at 989-395-1724.

LWML Morning Retreats

Want to get away? No luggage, passport, or time off work is required for our Women’s Saturday Morning Retreats. We get together for about three hours to share prayer, Bible study, to laugh and maybe sing a little—and our brunch buffet is a big hit! You’ll go home with some new Biblical insights and new/renewed friends. We love that women of all ages attend! For more information contact Patty Worden at 989-395-1724.

LWML Bookstore

We sell cards, books, Bibles, gifts, etc., to congregation members and visitors which are conveniently provided in the church basement. All proceeds go to missions through LWML mites. For more information call Sarah Kramer at 989-652-8912.

LWML Blanket Making

We make hundreds of quilts every year for Lutheran World Relief, knowing that they will comfort someone we will never meet.  Yes, blankets can be used for a cozy and clean new bed, but also for a baby carrier, a place upon which to sell goods in the marketplace, a sack in which to carry items, a sunshade, a shawl, and a reminder that somebody far away cares.  If you can cut material and tie a knot, you can help us make blankets! For more information call Judy Laux at 989-652-6669.

LWML Annual Bake Sale

So many people look forward to our bake sale! For many decades, it has been a major fundraising event because everything is delicious! We are always willing to accept donations from new bakers. Springerle? Butterhorns? Lebkuchen or other traditional Christmas cookies? Those are best sellers!  Consider helping in this holiday-favorite bake sale! For more information contact Marylin Bernthal at 989-652-2515.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.


Our acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” because we began in 1973 when a group of moms of young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past 45 years, MOPS has expanded our reach to include moms with older kids, partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 60 countries.


For more information about how to register, please contact:

Morning group: Jennifer Specht by phone at 989-482-9771.
Evening group: Jamie Agans by phone at 989-262-4050.


For general information about MOPS visit www.mops.org


To register for St. Lorenz MOPS, go to www.mops.org/join and enter the code for the group you want to join.

Frankenmuth MOPS AM code: YP1T
Frankenmuth MOMSNEXT AM code: ZS5T

Frankenmuth MOPS PM code: HJKC

Frankenmuth MOMSNEXT PM code: PPN8


After 21 years, we will NOT be offering Advent by Candlelight in 2020 because of compliance with safe COVID-19 assembly.  We hope to be back next year! 

Advent by Candlelight

Volunteer hostesses transform the lobby of the Worship & Event Center by setting festive banquet tables. The doors open; hundreds of women enter and view lovely tables in candle glow. After an hour-long program, we share dessert and visit. This is a quiet and happy evening when we pause to remember that Jesus is born for us. It is a free event and a great number of ladies invite friends or family. Sign-up is available in November. 


When is it?

Our event is held on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend at 6:30 pm.


Who can attend?

The program is designed for ladies high-school age and older. You do not need to be a member of St. Lorenz to attend. Take the opportunity to invite friends or family! Because of limited seating, reservations are required. Please click on Guest Reservations Link to sign up to attend.  There is room on the form to list others who will attend with you. 


Who can host? How does that work?

Anybody willing and able! As a hostess, you set a banquet table (8 seats, including your seat) and provide dessert for those at your table. You may do this on your own or share the responsibility with a friend. You may invite ladies to sit at your table, or allow the seats to be filled via the sign-up process. Fancy tablecloth and dishes? Wonderful! Paper products and plastic silverware? That’s fine, too! Click on Hostess Guidelines for more details.

Hostesses can set their tables any time after 1:30 Sunday afternoon.

Please use the Hostess Signup link to reserve your table! We’ll let you know we received your reservation. Thank You for volunteering!


How much are tickets?

This is a free event and we love to fill up! Bring a friend! We do accept cash donations at the door for young adults in Bay County who have “aged out” of foster care. Many of these youth are struggling on their own to attend school, work or set up a household. Your donations are used throughout the year for essentials. There is no obligation to donate.


Contact Pam Fitzgerald for more information

Pam Fitzgerald, Advent by Candlelight Coordinator
Phone: 989-598-5226 and email