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SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

School office hours - M- Th, 8:00am - 3:00pm.

  Church office hours M - Th 8:00am - 4:30pm. 

Friday - 8:00am - Noon 

  The church and school offices will also be closed on Labor Day, September 2nd.

VICAR FAREWELL

JULY 22

Join us for worship in the Grove; Vicar Teggatz giving last sermon; following the service there will be light refreshments and time to say farewell to the vicar.

JOIN THE DIRECTORY 

Do you want to connect with members of the congregation, are you looking for someone's address?  There's a great way to contact other members of the congregation and protect your privacy through Church Center.  You will receive and email from Leah Ebmeyer titled "You are invited to join our directory".  You choose what information you would like to share with others-address, birthday, anniversary.  That's all the information that will be visible.  Your privacy is protected.  

 

If a member would like to contact you, you will receive an email.  If you wish to respond, that member will then see your email address.  With that email, you can share information with that individual, such as your phone number.  If you need assistance, here is a helpful article.  Click here for web info.  Click here for app info.

 

 

REVIVE CAR WASH

July, 21

REVIVE will be holding a car wash in the Rock parking lot on July 21 after the 10:45 service.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

The next Red Cross Blood Drive at the St. Lorenz Worship and Event Center is on Wednesday, July 24, from 12noon until 5:45pm.  The need for blood does not take a summer break!  Every donation is vital to those who need of the gift of blood.  Donations often decrease during the summer months, making your donation even more important.  Please register today and join with many who make a life-changing difference in the lives of others.  

 

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community.  Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.  Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

 

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play, or text BLOODAPP to 90999.  Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations. 

 

If you are able to volunteer at the blood drive, please contact Brenda Sievert at bsievert@stlorenz.org.  You make a difference!

 

 

CHILL AFTER CHURCH

August 11

"Take a break from the heat and enjoy some fellowship time after worship.  Join us on  for Popsicles at the northeast entrance of the Sanctuary after the 9:30 AM service or at the Worship and Event Center patio after the 10:45 AM service."

OWLs

Join us on Tuesday, August 13 for an enriching and educational cultural day trip to the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University.  Explore over 200 plaster castings, including the impressive 28-foot-tall "Christ on the Cross" - the largest crucifix in the world - as well as other bronze pieces showcasing Fredericks' extra ordinary creativity that was ahead of its time, all on a guided one-hour tour.  Many of his renowned works can be found throughout Michigan, such as the iconic "Spirit of Detroit" with an inspirational Bible verse printed behind it.  Don't miss this opportunity to experience and appreciate Fredericks' remarkable talent and legacy.  Your trip includes lunch with all you can eat pizza, chicken alfredo, salad, breadstick, and soft drink at G's Pizzeria.  The cost is $10.00 paid in advance at registration in the church office.  Deadline is August 9.

MISSION FEST BLESSING BAG

Mission Fest is about embracing our mission of helping others and showing them how beautiful it is to live with Jesus. We would  like to do this by filling "Blessing Bags" to distribute to needy families in cooperation with Wellspring Lutheran Services through their professional intervention services.  Pick up a list from the table in the Church Narthex or WEC lobby for either cleaning supplies, hygiene items or baby/child needs, pruchase andy combination of the items on the list and put them  in a paper grocery bag.  You may leave the "Blessing Bag" on the same table in the Church or WEC or bring them to the Children's game area at Mission Fest on August 25th.  Gift cards for Meijer or Walmart would also be helpful and could be dropped off at the Church Office, Attention: Barb DeSimpelare.  St. Lorenz will be a blessing to many through this mission outreach.  Contact Barb DeSimpelare at 989-652-3475 (cell/text) with questions.

 

LCMS CAMPUS CONNECT

Parents help us connect your college students in Michigan to a LCMS campus near them.  Click here for more information.

"BIBLE FEASTS" LIFE LIGHT STUDY

Ever hear of the Feast of Trumpets?  Feast of Booths?  What about Pentecost?  What do these Bible Feasts have to do with Jesus?  With us today?   You will be surprised and inspired to find out how much!  Plan now to attend a Lifelight Study on "Bible Feasts" in September.  Details coming soon.

VALLEY LUTHERAN SCHOLARSHIPS

We are pleased that so many are continuing their Christian education at Valley Lutheran!  St. Lorenz Lutheran has a limited amount of funds available to support students attending Valley Lutheran High School.  Students interested in applying for a grant should contact Kelly Lamb at 989-652-0797, or emailklamb@stlorenz.org for a grant application.  If you have questions, you may contact Jeremy Frank at 989-652-6142, ext. 135, or email at jfrank@stlorenz.org.  Deadline is August 2nd.

SCRIP - SUMMER INFO

If you have been using the SCRIP program to earn funds for our school, you can continue to earn during the summer months!  Use the app to purchase e-cards at any time.  You can also gift them via email or print off an e-card.  Stop by the school office (M -Th, 8am - 3pm) and grab SCRIP information and order forms, join online, (raiseright.com/enroll?enrollCode=FLCC93FE12843) download the RaiseRight app, or mail: jlaux@stlorenz.org.

WOMEN IN MISSION EVENT

Women in Mission Day Event on September 11, 2024

Country View Bulk Foods in Snover

Leave WEC parking lot at 8:30 am

Contact Denise Mosey to sign up at 989-737-8432

GRADUATION PARTIES AND SUMMER CELEBRATIONS?

Please donate your returnable cans and bottles to Camp Lu Lay Lea scholarships fund.  Collection bins are located at the Rock and gymnasium entrance for those who would like to donate. For information or pick-up, call Dan at 989-488-9170.  

CHURCH EXTENSION FUND

What is CEF?

Church Extension Fund (CEF) is a unique ministry where LCMS members can invest their funds and earn interest.  In turn, these funds provide a source of low-cost loans for new church sites and upgrading current facilities.  Larry List is the CEF Representative for St. Lorenz.  Contact him at 989-652-8162 to learn how your investment dollar makes a difference or call the CEF office at 800-242-3944!

 

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 St. Lorenz with  "Wittenberg English Ministry fund" in the memo.  Following their trip, an event is being planned to share the details of their experience.

LUTHERAN ADULT GATHERING MACKINAC ISLAND

Join us at the beautiful Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, October 11-13, 2024.  This weekend retreat, for adults of all ages, brings together His believers in a spectacular setting for encouragement, education, fellowship, worship, and rejuvenation through the hope-filled and unchanging message of the Gospel.  Register NOW at MichiganDistrict.org/LAG24.  Registration is $50 for the retreat; hotel costs are separate.  Deadline for hotel reservations is September 10 at 5:00pm. or until full.

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 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!

 

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.

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