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Palm Sunday, April 2  (Regular Sunday Service Schedule)

Maundy Thursday, April 6,  9:30am, 5:00pm, 7:00pm Worship with Communion in the Sanctuary

Good Friday, April 7, 9:30am, 12:00-3:00 pm (Tre Ore Service), 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

No service Saturday, April 8.

Easter Sunday, April 9, 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am in the Sanctuary, 10:00am in the Worship & Event Center


Expression of Faith Presentations on Sunday April 23 at 1pm in the Sanctuary.

8th Grade Confirmation on Sunday April 30 at 11:00am in the Sanctuary.

Music at St. Lorenz Ascension Vespers on May 18 in the Sanctuary.

Visual Arts Faith Club

This club is for all 6th-12th graders who would like to explore a wide variety of visual arts such as: drawing, painting, pastels, computer aided design, coloring, calligraphy and more.  As students explore these different media, they will also be introduced to ways that these art forms can be used to express, explore, and enhance their faith.  There will be plenty of free time to experiment with the different media and techniques introduced and to build new friendships.

Dates: Wednesdays, April 5th-May 24th

Time: 3:00-4:30

Place: The Rock (Across from the St. Lorenz School)

Instructor: Janet Frank

Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring a notebook and your favorite art supplies.

For more information and to register you can go to or email Sarah Rice at


We were blessed to host Christian music artists, Sidewalk Prophets on Saturday, March 11th!  This sold-out, blessed event was served by dozens of volunteers!  We are grateful for every car parking, ticket taking, meal serving, equipment loading, merchandise & concession selling, guest seating, door greeting, aftermath cleaning volunteer who gave of their time, serving hands, and JOY-ful hearts!  Faith was encouraged hearts were touched, and all to God's glory!  THANK YOU!!

Right Now Media for Lent and Easter

In the RightNow Media Holidays Library you have access to encouraging and inspiring Easter video content, including Bible studies you can go through together as a church or in small groups, as well as short video illustrations and family devotionals.  Visit

Widows Ministry Lunch

Widows of all ages, come for lunch at Bavarian Inn on Thursday, April 13th, at 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 friends are coming.


Retirements and 25th Anniversary Celebrations!!!!

Mrs. Karen Bender and Mrs. Leanne Davis will be retiring at the end of this school year.  Mrs. Brenda Sievert and Mr. Scott Mueller will be celebrating their 25th year in ministry.  Come and help us celebrate and show our appreciation for these wonderful servants!


A dinner is being planned at the Bavarian Inn Lodge on Sunday, May 7, 2023.  Mark your calendars!

More details to follow!

KCUNE Choir April 14th

The A Cappella Choir from Concordia University in Steward, Nebraska will be giving a concert in our church sanctuary on Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm.  Come and enjoy choral selections performed by the top vocal ensemble at Concordia Nebraska under the direction of Dr. Kurt von Kampen. This is part of our Music at St. Lorenz series.


The A Cappella Choir from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska will be giving a concert in our church sanctuary on Friday, April 14th.  We are seeking host homes for members of the choir for the night of their performance.  If you are interested in providing lodging, please sign up here:

New Sunday Adult Bible Study

The Word of God for Daily Living will be the topic for this study starting April 16.  Chuck Anderson will be leading this class at The Rock at 9:30am.  Everyone is welcome!  Coffee and treats will be provided.



Once again, St. Lorenz has the opportunity to host the Red Cross Blood Drive on April 19th from 12noon-5:45pm in the Worship and Event Center.  You are invited to register to donate online!  If you are available to volunteer to serve others at the blood drive, please contact Brenda Sievert at or click here.  Both donors and volunteers are needed to help meet the needs of those whose lives depend on the gift of blood!  YOU make a difference!




Pre-chapel music provided by our jr. high band will begin at 8:10 in the WEC.  Chapel begins at 8:30am.


After chapel, there will be 3 sessions where you will be invited to spend time with your grandchild (children) enjoying music, activities, and refreshments.



April 29th in the St. Lorenz School Dining Hall.

Registration is from 8:30 - 9:30am with breakfast. 

To register contact Beppie Schroeder 989-392-1857 (call or text).

9am - 12 pm Speaker, Karen Grasel.

Cost is $10.00.

A free will donation for MITES will be taken.


Come learn more about our Good Shepherd!  

Enjoy good food and fellowship!



New items have arrived including confirmation invitations, boxed and individual confirmation cards, confirmation necklaces, bracelets, prayer books, and Bibles.  New devotionals are also here.  We have  children's Easter books, baptism gifts, and much more.  Stop in and browse!

Saginaw Mixed League Bowling Scholarship

Saginaw Lutheran Mixed Bowling League Scholarships are available to students who are preparing for full-time church work in preaching or teaching ministry at a synodical school.  Applications and further information may be picked up at the church reception desk.  Deadline to apply is April 1. 



July  17-21, 2023 

Camp Copneconic, Fenton, MI

The Michigan district is looking for volunteers to spend a week with our Special Friends.  A Special Friend camp counselor, accompanies an adult camper with congnitive disabilities throughout their daily activities, such as swimming, shows, dancing, crafts, and more.  No prior experience is necessary.  This is a volunteer position; lodging and meals are covered.  For more information or to apply, visit

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 10.  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!  For tickets click here or can purchase at the church office.


Tickets will be sold before and after the Connect worship services on March 19, 26, and Easter Sunday!

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 to learn more and find program terms and conditions.  Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.

Christian Songwriting Group

Do you love to sing or write songs?  Do you play an instrument or make electronic music?   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.  You may email Laura Sommer at for more information.

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

LLL Offering Camp Scholarships

The St. Lorenz Lutheran Layman's League will offer ten $50.00 scholarships to Students of St. Lorenz to attend camp for the 2023 season.  Camp registration can be made at  To get a scholarship form, contact Bob Loesel at or 989-652-6570.

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

Summer Youth Camp Scholarships from Foundation

A limited number of $125 scholarships to attend 2023 summer youth camp at Camp Lu Lea or Camp Concordia are available to St. Lorenz School students through a grant from St. Lorenz Foundation.  Application forms are available at the church office or by request at  For more information contact the church office or Dan Bekemeier at or 989-488-9170.


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: 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 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!


What's your 80?

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  What a wonderful response to our homeless kit collection so far!  For March we are collecting large Band-Aids.  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


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


Homeless collection kit click here


Chapel, April 5


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