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YOUTH MINISTRY CALL EXTENDED

The ministry council has met, accepted the recommendation of the call team, and has approved extending a call to Mr. Ben Sievert to be our next Director of Youth Ministry.  Mr. Sievert currently serves as one of St. Lorenz School's third grade teachers.  Please pray for Ben and his wife, Rachel, and their family as they take this time to pray and deliberate over this call to serve our congregation, school, and community through youth ministry.

GOG Concert Tickets 

The Girls of Grace are excited to host their 17th annual Worship Concert, "Faithful in All Seasons," on Saturday, April 15th and Sunday April 16th in the St. Lorenz Worship and Event Center!  Through the artistry of interpretive dance, drama, media, presentations, vocalists, personal testimonies and live art, "FAITHFUL IN ALL SEASONS" will come alive on the stage for 3 identical performances.  Join us Saturday at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 pm.  General admission tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10Ticket sales will begin Wednesday, February 1st.  A beautiful narration will weave together the message of God's faithfulness in and inspirational production, for you, our audience, and above all for our Audience of ONE.  May all we do bring glory to God!

Connect 10 Year Anniversary Night

God has blessed St. Lorenz with 10 years of Connect Worship.  Come join our Connect Worship musicians as we give thanks and praise to God for His gifts through this informal night of worship and praise.  Join us on Sunday, February 5th at 6:30 pm in the Worship and Event Center.

THE SIDEWALK PROPHETS

- SONGS & STORIES TOUR -

 THE WORSHIP & EVENT CENTER

7:00 PM

 MARCH 11TH, 2023!!!   

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!

 

 

Ticket link is below:

https://swp-sandstour-frankenmuth.eventbrite.com

 

Tickets are sold ONLINE ONLY!

 

The Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets will perform at the WEC this March on their "Songs & Stories" tour!  This promises to be truly one of the most intimate concerts Sidewalk Prophets has assembled!  Watch the band tour as a trio, with each member playing multiple instruments throughout the night, and lead singer Dave Frey shares powerful & inspiring stories from life, and the road.  The set includes the band's popular radio hits, deep album cuts, and brand new never performed music. Ticketing options include and early entry devotional with the band, and the fan favorite VIP Pre-Show Party which gives you a unique up close experience with the band.  Group ticket options are available.

 

Event Schedule:

4:15PM VIP Pre--Show Party 

5:30PM Early Entry/Devotional

6:15PM General Admission Doors Open

7:00PM Showtime

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help host this event.   If you are interested, please contact Brenda Sievert at bsievert@stlorenz.org 

Principal Candidates

The School Principal Call Committee has been hard at work!  The call process had led us to two candidates who will be visiting our campus in the next several weeks.  Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for all involved as we see who God has in mind to lead our school.

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP

St. Lorenz Lutheran and Early Childhood center invites you to:

Preschool and Kindergarten Round Up

9:00 - 10:30am or 12:00 - 1:00pm: Registration and Open House

Sunday, February 19th, 2023

In our Early Childhood Center

10:45 am Connect Service (Our current preschoolers will be singing)

 

Come meet the teachers, see the center and do some activities and be ready to have some fun!

Looking forward to seeing our families!!

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who's eligible to direct Choice Dollars?   Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to our congregation and school in various ways.  By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds.  Directing Choice Dollars is easy.  Simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions.  Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.

LWML Bookstore News!

Boxed Christmas cards are now marked down.  Did you know that most all of our individual cards are only $1.00!  We also have cross necklaces, wall crosses, devotionals and so much more.  Stop in the church basement!

Sunday Morning Bible Study 

Join us in the Adult Ed Rooms at 9:30am each Sunday as we dig into the Bible and its teachings.  We explore topics including The Word of God, Determining God's Will, Prayer and many more!  All are welcome!  It's led by Pastor Kaiser.

Widow's Ministry

Widows of all ages, come for lunch at Oma's Restaurant at the Bavaria Inn's Motor Lodge on Wednesday, February 8th at 12 noon.  You are welcome to invite other widow friends, as well. If you plan to join us, please contact Margaret at 989-652-8916 to let her know that you and any other widow friends are coming.  

Stephen Ministry                                                 

A sadness settles so softly on us.  It is seemingly without cause.  Yet it lingers like the winter fog.  A caring, trained Stephen Minister is ready to help you find your way through the mist.  He or she will not judge you or push you to get better; instead, your Stephen Minister will listen and care for you while you work through your feelings.  To receive the care of a Stephen Minister, please call one of the referrals contacts:

Pastor Fenske -- 652-6141

Shirley Dashkevicz -- 780-3036

Dennis Weirauch -- 392-3493

Or learn more about this ministry by visiting ChristGivesHope.org

Senior High & Junior High Youth Gathering Registration

The Michigan District Junior and Senior High Youth Gatherings are coming up this summer and registration is open!  There will be an information meeting about the gatherings on Sunday, February 12th; stay tuned for the when and where.  For more information, and for registration forms on Junior High Youth Gathering on June 2-4 in Frankenmuth click here. 

 

The Senior High Youth Gathering will be held June 25 - 28 on Mackinac Island.  Information on presenters and registration (now open).  Click here.

Funeral Luncheons

Looking for an occasional service opportunity?  The funeral Luncheon Committee and its volunteers have been serving the church for over 50 years.  We are looking for volunteers to help with the luncheons, which take approximately 3-4 hours of your time.  We set the tables, serve drinks, and clean up after the meal.  We also prepare the leftovers for the family to take home.  We are there to give the grieving family a worry-free time of enjoying a meal with family and friends.  We would love for you to join our caring team of servants for Christ.  Call Rachel at 989-737-2887 if you would like to help.

 

Banner Committee Needs Your Help!

The Banner Committee needs your help locating their pattern books; which are stored in the church parlor and have gone missing!  These books are out of print and cannot be reordered.  If you have any information, please call Elaine at 989-652-6374.

Christianity 101

Thinking about joining St. Lorenz?  The next Adult Confirmation class, "Christianity 101" will begin on Thursday, January 26th and run through March 2nd from 6 pm - 8 pm, in the Adult Education rooms.  Contact Heather for more information or to sign up at 989-652-0771 or hrobertson@stlorenz.org

Christian Songwriting Group

Do you love to sing or write songs?  Do you play an instrument or make electronic music?  On February 12th at noon we are meeting in the Adult Education room to discuss the kick off of a Christian Songwriting group.  Those who join the group will have the opportunity to share songs, get and give feedback, co-write and eventually perform original music offerings.  Men and women of any age are welcome to join.  However, you must be at least a Junior in High School.  Please attend our informational meeting to learn more and meet others who want to share their God-given musical talents and experience.  You may also email Laura Sommer at Lrsommer@gmail.com for more information.

CHURCH TOUR VOLUNTEERS

For our church tours offered after each Sunday's 9:30 service, a few volunteers are needed to serve as substitute guides.  You'll meet interesting people as you tell them briefly about our congregation's

history and stained glass windows.  For more info, contact Dan Haubenstricker at 989-652-3563.

Tim Tebow Foundation's Night to Shine

We are so excited to be an official host church for this year's Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.  Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God's love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.  On one night, hundreds of churches of different denominations from all over the world will come together to celebrate people with special needs!   It's Friday, February 10th from 6-9 pm at the St. Lorenz Worship and Event Center.  

 

To refer a Guest: contact Tammy at agans1tj@aol.com  (January 22nd is the deadline to refer a guest.)

 

To Donate: contact Tammy at agans1tj@aol.com

To learn more and see all the churches that are a part of this worldwide movement, check out www.timtebowfoundation.org.

To Volunteer:

YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATE - updated REVIVE launch date

We are working on providing numerous regular opportunities for the youth and young adults of our congregation to be in God's word and be disciples of Jesus together.  Some of these opportunities have been around for a while, and others are brand new, such as the Sunday morning Sr. High Bible study at 9:30 at The Rock or the Young Adult group called REVIVE that will have a kick-off event on March 2.  (Date updated from Jan. 25th) For more information or to investigate starting a new Bible study or small group, contact Pastor Eden. You can email him at jeden@stlorenz.org or call 989-652-0775.

Music and Movement for Little Learners

The Winter 2023 Session of Music and Movement for Little Learners will begin January 28th.  Join us on Saturday mornings for and 8-week interactive musical journey as you and your little one explore music together!  Three classes are forming for children ages newborn-5 years old: class sizes are limited to 10 chldren.  Mrs. Ashley Keller is the instructor.  Find out more by going to alkeller504.wixsite.com/musicandmovement.

 

SLSCHOOL AUCTION 2023

The Benefit Auction for St. Lorenz School is in the works!  The date this year is February 11, at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.  This year's theme is the Fabulous 50's.  More information will be coming in the new year, but the auction committee is already accepting items for donation.  Check online at stlorenz.org/auction/ for more details, to purchase tickets, or to give a financial donation.  

SANCTITY OF LIFE DIAPER DRIVE

The Sanctity of Life Diaper & Wipe drive will be held for the month of January.  Please help show Jesus' love to mommies and babies by donating diapers and/or wipes.  The LifeClinic in Saginaw will be the recipient of your generosity.  Your donations can be brought when attending services to the Church Parlor in ramp hallway (on table marked for diaper drive), WEC Lobby, or the Church Office reception area, M-F, 8am - 4:30 pm.  Thank you for your generosity and choosing to support life!

Camp Lu La Lea taking registrations -- 2023 summer camp

Camp Lu La Lea is a Christian summer camp now entering its 75th summer of operation.  We are open to all boys and girls ages 8-14.  Lu Lay Lea is located on Henderson Late, near West Branch.  We are offering five-one week sessions this summer.  At Camp Lu Lay Lea campers have the ability to participate in archery, boating, campfires, canoe trips, chapel, arts and crafts, gaga ball, devotions, three games a day, skits, fishing, singing, swimming, making new friends, and so much more!  To learn more about camp and our schedule, go to camplulaylea.org

Camp Lu La Lea is now HIRING for Summer 2023

Come join us this summer where we share the love of God to youth ages 8-14.  We are located on beautiful Henderson Lake near Rose City/West Branch.  We are now hiring full summer and weekly positions that start June 19th until August 6th.  Positions available include: counselors, kitchen help, Chapel and program staff.  For more information about Camp Lu Lay Lea and the application, please visit our website at www.camplulaylea.org/staff

Joy-filled Investing

Your investment in Church Extension Fund helps build facilities for the spreading of the Gospel.  Your investment works for you earning competitive interest rates while serving the Lord; a double joy!  For more information, contact St. Lorenz CEF Rep. Larry List 989-652-8162, or call the CEF offices toll-free 800-242-3944.

WORSHIP SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

Looking for a way to serve in our church?  Volunteers are needed at the traditional worship services as ushers, greeters, service coordinators, and communion assistants.  Contact Heather in the church office for more information: hrobertson@stlorenz.org or 989-652-0771.

Young Adults - Are YOU Called to Serve?

Camp Concordia is already planning for the summer season.  If you don't have summer plans in place, take a minute to look at campconcordia.org/employment and then consider if God is calling you to serve directly with children , or indirectly behind the scenes.  Connect to others like you and earn a paycheck while you do it; in a community with a mission at Camp Concordia this coming summer!

2023 ALTAR FLOWER CALENDAR

The 2023 Altar Flower Calendar has been placed in the church narthex on the east wall of the center entrance.  Please feel free to sign up for providing flowers for the altar vases on a given Sunday.  This can be done in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special anniversary, birthday, etc.  

 

Donations to the Altar Guild are also accepted to help pay for flowers when no one has signed up.  The cost of flowers for both vases is $100.  Contact Lori Warnemuende at 989-652-2999.  

 

What's your 80?

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  What a wonderful response to our homeless kit collection so far!  For January we are collecting nail clippers, combs, & brushes.  See the bins for drop off at church, the WEC, and the school!   Any questions contact Jennifer Krueger C/O Women in Mission Group at stlorenzlwml@gmail.com

 

Thank you in advance for helping us to care for and reach others with the love of Jesus.

 

Homeless collection kit click here

 

Chapel, Febuary 1

 

Come to chapel and stay for coffee.  Chapel starts at 8:10am on the first Wednesday of the month.  Love to see you there!

Bible Studies

Refer to the Bible Studies tab on the App/website for more information. 

On the App:  Outreach, Ministries, Bible Studies Ministry

On the web: Home page, Ministries, Bible Studies