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PATRIOTIC PRAISE - JUNE 30

The annual Patriot Paise worship service will take place on Sunday, June 30th at 10am in the Harvey Kern Pavilion.  Preservice music by our talented Wind Ensemble musicians will begin at 9:30am.  Invite a friend to attend this uplifting worship service that celebrates our nation, and our military and first responders.

****NEW VICAR!****

We have received some incredibly exciting news that has been made official----St. Lorenz IS being assigned a Vicar this year!!!  His name is Joshua Steele and he is from Brooklyn, NY.  Thank you in advance for your ongoing support and prayers for the Vicarage Program, for Joshua Steele as he prepares to transition here, and for Joshua Teggatz as he finishes an outstanding Vicarage year!

CALL ACCEPTED

Our 6th grade teacher candidate, Paul Guse', has accepted our call to teach 6th grade!  Paul has served in Lutheran education for over 35 years. Please continue to pray for Mr. Guse's trasition and for the vacancey he will leave at his current school.  Welcome Mr. Guse'!  We are glad to have you at St. Lorenz School!  

CHAPEL COMMUNION

This month's monthly Chapel Communion service will be June 17th at 10am in the Chapel of HopeIf you plan to attend, please call the Church Office at 989-652-6141 by 9:30am, on Monday, June 17th to register. 

Valet parking is available to anyone who wishes to make use of it.  St. Lorenz also hosts a Chapel Communion service at Winter Village at 1:30pm.  No registration is necessary for the afternoon service.

CUWAA BOARD OF REGENTS JUNE 6 DECISION

Hear President David A Davis sharing an update on the Concordia University Wisconsin Ann Arbor Board of Regents' June 6 decision in this video.  He notes that the Board determined, by vote, that there is no path forward to pursue autonomy for Concordia University Ann Arbor as an independent university.  View here

For those involved and invested in our Concordia's and the future of the University, it is worthwhile to review, and certainly a call for prayer for those in leadership who might be making important decisions.

PATRIOTIC PRAISE VOLUNTEERS - JUNE 29

On Saturday, June 29th, the Patriotic Praise Committee needs 12 volunteers to be at the St. Lorenz School at 8:00am to load the stage and other items onto the truck; and then immediately after, to unload at the Kern Pavilion.  Service attendee Volunteers are also needed immediately after the June 30th Sunday service, to reload the truck to return to the school.

In addition, 30 volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 29th, at 9:00am at the Kern Pavilion to wipe off and set up chairs.  

Finally, one volunteer is needed only from 9:00am until 10:00am on Sunday morning to direct traffic to designated parking areas:  Handicap/elderly to ball field area, musicians to north of the Kern Pavilion, and all others to new lot south of the Pavilion.  (A reflective safety vest will be provided).

Please text or phone (989-798-9050) or email (lepcon48@gmail.com) Tom Ryan, Committee Co-Chair; identifying which volunteer opportunity you would do.  You may also volunteer by calling the St. Lorenz Church office, at 989-652-6141.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LIFE

The Mother's Day Diaper and Wipe Drive was a great success!  We collected 3,462 diapers and 3,868 wipes that were delivered to the LifeClinic Resource Center in Saginaw and The Luke Clinic in Whitmore Lake.  These organizations are so thankful for each delivery we make as we are helping them meet the needs of families who have chosen life.  We thank Thrivent for the assistance of a Thrivent Action Card of $250 for each of these agencies which provided an additional 1,703 diapers and 1,236 wipes.  St Lorenz family---THANK YOU!  What a wonderful way to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

LWML BOOKSTORE

LWML bookstore is in the church basement.  We have individual graduation cards, Father's Day cards as well as baptism, birthday, sympathy, and get-well cards.  We also have wall crosses, devotionals, baptism gifts, and so much more!  Stop in and browse.  Use the slot and the envelopes provided to pay.

GRADUATION PARTIES AND SUMMER CELEBRATIONS?

Please donate your returnable cans and bottles to Camp Lu Lay Lea scholarships fund.  Your cans and bottles have helped to raise over $1,000 for Camp scholarships!  Collection bins will remain in place at the Rock and gymnasium entrance for those who would still like to donate. For information or pick-up, call Dan at 989-488-9170.  

 

BOB & ALICE SMITH TO BE IN WITTENBERG

Longtime members and former teachers at St. Lorenz, Rev. Bob and Alice Smith have agreed to serve at the Wittenberg English Ministry in Wittenberg, Germany during August of 2024Please pray for their health and safety.  If you wish to partner with financial support, a tax-deductible account has been opened at the church office on behalf of the Smiths, who will be responsible for all expenses for the trip.  Donations can be directed to the "Wittenberg English Ministry fund."  Following their trip, an event is being planned to share the details of their experience.

Have you heard yet about the new Mission Market that is next to the church office?  If you're looking for a sweet baby gift or baptism gift, we carry the cutest onesies, banks, books, frames, and cuddly plush animals.  Perhaps you're into Bible journaling, we have journaling bibles!  Or if you're just getting started and want to focus on a short journaling mission, start with our editions of journaling through the Gospels, or Psalms, and Proverbs.  We even have doodling devotionals for adults and kids!  We carry inspirational jewelry, crosses, and all occasion cards.  Need to be inspired while getting your water intake in, our Sips collection of water/drink containers offer an encouraging word or smile.  

The Mission Market is a Christian-based gift shop, an offspring of the LWML Bookstore, designed to give you the convenience of being able to shop easily and support missions at the same time.  All the profits from this market will go to support missions.  Market hours are the same as the church reception desk, Monday through Friday, and on Sundays, before and after bible studies and services.

BIG DADDY WEAVE

IT'S A BIG DEAL!!   Get ready!  The next Christian Concert at the St. Lorenz Worship & Event Center is about to launch ticket sales!  Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 18th, as we welcome BIG DADDY WEAVE!!  Tickets are on sale now!! Don't wait, this one will sell out quickly!  We can't wait to host the HEAVEN CHANGES EVERYTHING tour, including special guests Austin French and Hannah Kerr!  To purchase your tickets, use the link

 Big Daddy Weave.

Want to volunteer for this awesome event?  Contact Brenda Sievert at bsievert@stlorenz.org.

 

CELEBRATE THE SAVIOR VBS

We still need volunteers!   We'd love to have you!   To sign-ups as a volunteer contact Vicar Teggatz at vicar@stlorenz.org.

VBS SET UP - HELP WANTED FOR JUNE 16

Interested in brats and balloons?

As we prepare our space for VBS this summer, we'd love all hands on deck!  We plan to begin decorating the worship center after the Father's Day cookout on Sunday, June16th, and the bulk of it will be assembling balloon arches and blowing up balloons for our worship center and early childhood wing.  So, grab a brat, and blow up some balloons as we prepare to celebrate!  Thank you! 

OWLs - SUMMER TRIPS

OWLs sponsored summer day trips start with Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids on Monday, July 29.  Wind through the Meijer Gardens pathways in comfort with an outdoor narrated tour ride.  As well as take a leisurely stroll through the indoor galleries and gardens.  Sign-ups begins on Thursday, June 13th at our OWLs Bible Fellowship meeting.  Or sign-up in church office from June 14 to June 24.  Fee: $25.00 is paid at registration and includes motorcoach, driver's tip, admission, narrated tram ride, and lunch at James & Shirley Balk Cafe (inside Pavilion).

 

FATHER'S DAY COOKOUT

You are invited to join us on Sunday, June 16th at noon in the Worship & Event Center Courtyard for hotdogs, brats, chips, and drinks. Bring the family and enjoy our outdoor space!  Scan the QR code to register or call church reception at 989-652-6141.

ST. LORENZ NEWSLETTER SEEKS ARTICLES FOR UPCOMING ISSUE

Do you have something to share in the St. Lorenz Newsletter (SLN)?  Do you have a suggestion for an article, or ministry to highlight?  Photos of a school or church event?  We are always looking for input and suggestions.  The next issue is now taking submissions for the July-Aug.-Sept. edition.  Send your articles to newsletter@stlorenz.org or drop off at church reception.  Attach photos or graphics separately.  Deadline is June 17.

FLINT MISSION NETWORK

Serving meals at the Franklin Avenue Mission (FAM) is not the only area in which help is welcomed.  There are also other areas of ministry at the FAM in which to serve our Flint neighbors!  Visit the Flint Mission Network website (flintmissionnetwork.org/volunteer/)  and go to the volunteer page to see where your gifts may be used.  You may also call 810-285-9598, or email  contact@flintmissionnetwork.org.

TOUR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Having a Family Reunion This Year?

Why not include a special group tour of our St. Lorenz log house, church bells in the forest, and museum.  You'll be inspired by Frankenmuth's mission and pioneers.  Contact Dan Haubenstricker

989-652-3563 to arrange for a guide.

CAMP LU LAY LEA REGISTRATION REMINDER!

Summer is almost here! Please don't forget to register your son/daughter for Camp.  Camp Lu Lay Lea is a Christian Summer Camp for youth ages 8-14.  Camp Lu Lay Lea is located on Henderson Lake near West Branch, Michigan.  We are offering 5 one-week sessions (Sunday-Saturday) this summer.  Youth campers can participate in daily Chapel, boating, canoeing, campfires, arts and crafts, gaga ball, devotions, three different games a day, skits, singing, swimming, making new friends, and so MUCH MORE!  To learn more about our camp and schedule, go to www. camplulaylea.org.  Reserve your spot now, and ask a friend to go, too!

 

VLHS SUMMER CAMPS

Summer Camps return to Valley Lutheran!  Click here to see this year's offerings and schedule and to sign up!  Camps are in June and include one-week, half-day offerings in sports, technology, and the arts.  Contact Tasha Mulder, Summer Camp Coordinator, at tmulder@vlhs.com with any questions.  

 

CAMP CONCORDIA SUMMER INFORMATION AND JOB OPENINGS

Registration is open for camping and jobs.  Information on Camp Concordia can be found here.

For schedules click here.

Registration and forms for attending camp may be found here.

Summer employment applications and information click here.

LWiM COLLECTING FOR ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN

St. Lorenz Women in Mission is still collecting for Orphan Grain Train.  Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical and other needed item to people in 71 different countries, including the USA! 

Boxes are located in the WEC, the church, and the school office entrance.  

Thank you for helping us show others how beautiful it is to live with Jesus.

Please consider donating some of

the following items:

Feminine Hygiene Supplies

Toothbrushes

Diapers - Adult or infant

Towels & Washcloths

Bar Soap

Combs

PRAYER WARRIORS STANDING BY

Need Prayer Warriors?  Email your prayer requests for our Prayer Chain to bettertogether511@yahoo.com  on the St. Lorenz website, or call church reception.  All requests are confidential. Submit your prayer requests today and let's see what God can do!  Prayer requests to be included in the worship service or bulletin should still be directed to the church office. 

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."  1 Thessalonians 5:11

WINTER VILLAGE SUPPORT GROUPS

Winter Village offers a few support groups, which are open to the community.  All events are within the Winter Village buildings (255 Mayer Rd., Frankenmuth); ask at the front desk for the location when you arrive. 

Caregiver support group meets the first Monday of each month at 2pm.  

Parkinson's support group meets the third Wednesday at 1pm.

MOPs LOOKING FOR CHILD CARE HELPERS

Do you love spending time with babies and children?  Do you want to help moms connect with Jesus and each other?  Help support the MOPS ministry by volunteering to help with MOPS Kids!  A critical building block of a good MOPS ministry is MOPs Kids - childcare provided for little ones while their moms meet for devotion and conversation.  We are looking for helpers to volunteer on select Friday mornings from 8-11am.  Help once, occasionally or be there each time!  For the schedule, questions or to sign up, please contact Carrie Gring at Taipa1ca@gmail.com or (810) 820-0572 or Melissa Tebedo at melissa.tebedo@gmail.com or (989) 239-4910.

RIGHT NOW MEDIA

Through RighNow Media, and thanks to the St. Lorenz Foundation, all St. Lorenz members have free access to the biggest video Bible study library in the world!  It includes great discipleship content for pastors, leaders, small groups, adults, students, and children.  Now your church family can text STLORENZ to 49775 to register for their free access to your churches RightNow Media account.  In addition to your invite link:  https://app.rightnowmedia.org/join/stlorenzlughteanchurch, use this method of registration to give your entire church family free access to RightNow Media.  You can also use the QR code.

Bible Studies

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

On the App: Home, Ministries, Bible Studies Ministry

On the web: Home page, Ministries, Bible Studies