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RESPONDING TO THE RESURRECTION

5 WEEK SERMON SERIES BEGINS APRIL 6/7

                                     Week 1 - Fear

                                     Week 2 - Forgiven

                                     Week 3 - Flock

                                     Week 3 - Fruit

                                     Week 5 - Focus

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will be in the church sanctuary on April 28 at 11:00am.

May the Lord bless each one of them and continue to grow and mature their faith!

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY LOCATION CHANGES FOR APRIL

In the month of April, our Jr High and Sr High Youth Groups will be swapping meeting locations.  From 6:00 -8:00pm on April 28, Jr High will meet in the WEC Lobby, and our high schoolers will meet at The Rock 

As a reminder, Jr High Youth Group is open to all students in grades 6-8, and our Sr High Youth Group is open to anyone in grades 9-12.  We will continue our Bible study on developing healthy spiritual habits for life.  Don't forget to bring your Bible and invite your friends to join us in the month of April!

 

THE PEACEMAKER IN CHURCH LIBRARY

If Pastor Kaiser's sermon last weekend sparked your interest for more information on biblical peacemaking, the church library has a copy of the book, "The Peacemaker" by Ken Sande, available.  The church library is located across from the church office Reception Desk, and the book has been placed on the "new book" display shelf on the west wall.  The church library is open whenever the church offices are open.

DERBY DAY GALA!

Widows of any age, you're invited to a 'Derby Day Party' on Saturday May 4th at 4pm to watch the Kentucky Derby at one of our widow friends' homes.  A meal will be provided, so please bring a $5 donation for food & drinks.  Don't forget to wear your Derby hat!  Feel free to invite any widow friends.  If you will be joining us, please, call Margaret at 989-652-8916 and let her know how many are coming.  Please give her your email address if you haven't been receiving emails from the group.

RETIREMENT AND 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - May 5!

After 43 years of teaching, Mr. Michael Zeddies will be retiring!  We will also be celebrating Mr. Dan Felten, Mrs. Lisa Laux, and Mr. Charridan Wascher for their 25th year in ministry.  Come and help us celebrate and show our appreciation for these wonderful servants!  

A dinner and program will be held at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn on Sunday, fellowship time starts at 12:00 with dinner beginning promptly at 12:30 pm.  Scan the QR code or click here (cost is $26 pp).  Reservation deadline is Friday, April 26th at 4:30pmIf you have any questions, please contact Erin Wascher at ewasher@stlorenz.org or 989-652-6141.

APRIL BLOOD DRIVE ~ YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!

A heartfelt thanks to every donor and volunteer who helped make our recent Red Cross Blood Drive a success!  Because of 46 donors and 14 volunteers, many lives will be blessed with the life-giving gift of blood.  It is a JOY to see our St. Lorenz volunteers show every Red Cross team member and every donor how beautiful it is to live with Jesus!  

Our next Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th, 2024, from Noon-6:00pm.  

 

 

SPRING MUSIC CONCERT - MAY 1

 

St. Lorenz Music Department presents "Around the World in 80 Minutes!"  On Wednesday, May 1st, 1:30pm and 6:30pm, in the WEC, the 5th-8th grade choirs and bands are taking you on a musical journey spanning the globe.  Come see how our students are using their creative and artistic talents to give glory to God!

 SAD?  LONELY? - SEEK A STEPHEN MINISTER

                        "One of the most important things you do on this earth is to                              let people know they are not alone."  Shannon L. Adler  

 

A Stephen Minister can be that person to listen, care, and help you discover available resources you may need to make it through. 

 

You can call:

Pastor Fenske----------989-652-6141

Lyne Weirauch---------989-980-2262

Dennis Weirauch------989-392-3493

MOTHER'S DAY DIAPER AND WIPE DRIVE

Mother's Day Diaper & Wipe Drive will be held for the month of May.  Please help show Jesus' love to mommies and babies by donating diapers and/or baby wipes.  There is a current need for sizes 2, 4, 5, and 6 but ALL sizes of diapers and wipes are appreciated!!  The LifeClinic in Saginaw and the Luke Clinic will be the recipients of your generosity.  Your donations may be brought when attending services to the Church Parlor in ramp hallway on the table marked diaper drive, WEC Lobby on designated table, or the Church Office reception desk, M-F 8am - 4:30pm.  Thank you for your generosity and choosing to support life!

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.

ST. LORENZ LOGO ITEMS AVAILABLE

An online store is now open until May 5 for you to purchase clothing and /or vehicle window stickers with the new St. Lorenz logo!  Update your wardrobe and anyplace that you can put a sticker!  Use this link to access the online store through May 5th.  If you do not have internet access, please contact Grasel Graphics.  Orders may be picked up at the church office, starting on Tuesday, May 21st.  https://stlorenzapparel24.itemorder.com/

CHRISTIANITY 101 CLASS - APRIL 25

Adult Confirmation:  The spring session of the 6-week Christianity 101 class begin April 25 and run through May 30, from 6-8pm in Conference Room 202.  If you have never been confirmed in the Lutheran faith and wish to join St. Lorenz, this class is for you.  Scan the code, sign up on the Church center app, or call Heather at 989-652-0771 for more information.

WELCOME TO ST LORENZ CLASS - MAY 4

Thinking of becoming a member?

The next Welcome to St. Lorenz class will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 9-noon in the Worship and Event Center.  This class is part of the process for everyone considering making St. Lorenz their church home and being received into membership.  If you are becoming a member through Adult Confirmation, Affirmation of Faith, or transferring in from another LCMS congregation-this class is for you!  Scan the code sign up on the Church center app, or call Heather at 989-652-07712 for more information.

C.U.P. TO MEET APRIL 26

Prayer Warriors - Please join us for the Communities United in Prayer (CUP) gathering on April 26 for 12:00 - 12:45 in the Frankenmuth Credit Union community room.  All churches, denominations, and community members are welcome to attend as we pray for our local community, state, and nations because, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (Chronicles 7:14).  For more information, please go to: www.CompleteWorship.org/communities-united.

 

Notes for participants: please park behind the Farmer's Market (not in the front of the FCU lot).  Enter through the main doors and take the lobby elevator down to the community room (follow the signs).

MICHIGAN DISTRICT LLL CONVENTION

Everyone is invited to come together and celebrate the impact that the Lord makes in people's lives every day at the Worship and Event Center doors will open at 9:30am with the convention beginning at 9:30am, lasting till 3:00pm.  No cost to register - free-will offerings will be gathered to assist with meal costs in addition to supporting the Michigan Division of the Orphan Grain Train.  Please register by May 3 for meal and seat count for the day.  Registration forms available from Bob Loesel, 989-652-6570, bob2685l@hotmail.com or click here.

 

CONCORDIA U - ANN ARBOR CHAPEL SERVICE - APRIL 27

Concordia University, Ann Arbor is having an alumni, friends, and supporters chapel service on Saturday, April 27th at 12:30pm in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity on campus.  Campus executive Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson will be available afterwards for a Q & A session and to discuss the financial need to support this important ministry.  Campus tours will also be offered to see the beautiful campus.  Please join us!  

JR HI YOUTH GATHERING- INFORMATION MEETING ON APRIL 23

MI DISTRICT JR HI YOUTH GATHERING

Every summer, the Michigan District of the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) hosts a youth gathering for students currently in grades 6-8.  These youth gatherings are a great time for students to connect with other youth from all over the state and enjoy lots of fun activities, games, servant events, speakers, and times of music and worship.  This summer, the District Youth Gathering will be held right here in Frankenmuth on July 30, 31, and August 1 (the gathering has previously been held the first weekend of June; however it was moved back this year.)  We will stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, and many of the events will take place at the Harvey Kern Pavilion.

The gathering is open to anyone currently in grades 6-8, and you do not need to be a St. Lorenz student to attend.  I encourage your child to invite their friends to join them at the gathering!   Any questions contact Ben Sievert.

WORLDVIEW ACADEMY LEADERSHIP CAMP

Why have over 42,000 students called this the best week of their lives?  Intense classroom time, camp-style adventure, and small group discipleship make Worldview Academy's week-long Leadership Camp an unforgettable life-changer!  St. Lorenz CCM (Christian Citizenship Ministry) is pleased to announce the offering of) financial assistance to high school students (age 13-18) who wish to attend Worldview Academy this summer.  Conducted by master presenters from around the nation, there's no better (or more interesting) way for teens to understand, share, and effectively explain the one true Christian faith.  Camps are held throughout the summer at colleges across the USAComplete details, and introductory video, and this year's camp schedule can be viewed by visiting https://www/worldview.org/camp.  If your teen would like to speak to a past attendee that can be arraigned.

For questions or to receive a scholarship application please contact Darrin Urbytes at durbytes@ups.com or 989-652-3422.  For full consideration, scholarship requests should be received by May 1st.

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Mark your calendars for Frankenmuth's National Day of Prayer event which will be held on Thursday, May 2 from, 12:00 - 12:45pm at Frankenmuth City Hall.  Please join us as local leaders will lead us as we worship and pray for the seven key pillars of our nation: government, military, media, business, education, church, and family.  Limited seating is available.  Feel free to bring your own lawn chair.

PUPPETS FOR CHRIST SPRING FLOWER SALES

Puppen Fur Christus and St. Lorenz 7th Grade Class have teamed up to bring you the annual ABELE GIFT CARD SALE.  Each card is $20.00 and redeemable at Abele Greenhouse & Garden Center for gardening merchandise.           Two ways to purchase:

Contact a 7th grader or a Puppeteer.

Call puppet orders in at 989-652-0773.

Cards are good for the spring planting season and expire June 9, 2024.  Deadline to order is May 5th. 

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.

CELEBRATE THE SAVIOR VBS

We invite you to register for this summer's Vacation Bible School program from Jun 17-21st!  This year we will be celebrating our Savior and all that He brings to us.  Registration is finally open!  We invite you to join us as we hear from God's Word and celebrate the joy Jesus gives us!  Deadline to register is May 8th.  Register here

 

Want to volunteer?  We'd love to have you!  Follow the QR code to sign-ups as a volunteer, on the website click here,  or contact Vicar Teggatz at vicar@stlorenz.org.

FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The St. Lorenz Foundation board of directors has formed a search committee to find a new Executive Director.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in exploring this important position, a job description and application can be found on the Foundation Website at www.stlorenzfoundation.org/ExecDirInfo.html.

BLANKET MAKING MINISTRY

Spring dates for Blanket Making will be May 7 & 21. (Subject to change.) Blanket Making meets from 9:00am to noon in the church basement.  Any donations of materials may be brought at that time, as well.  (Fabric, sheets, sewing machine thread, embroidery floss, or baby yarn.)  All are welcome to join us; just bring some sewing scissors!  If you'd like to participate in Blanket Ministry, but the time is inconvenient for you, please call Judy at 989-652-6669.

CARE-A-VAN MINISTRY SEEKING DRIVERS

The Care-A-Van team needs 2 additional drivers.  This team takes members to medical appointments here in Frankenmuth and Saginaw.  Depending on your availability, you could be asked to drive a couple of times a month.  There are no meetings or time commitments outside of the drivers.  To become part of this vital team, or if you have questions, please call Arleen Cronk at 989-274-5253.

CAMP LU LAY LEA REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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.

 

LAYMAN'S LEAGUE OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CAMP LULAYLEA

There are still five $50.00 scholarships available from St. Lorenz Lutheran Layman's League for any St. Lorenz student to attend Camp LuLayLea.  Applications are available from Bob Loesel at 989-652-6570 or bob2685l/2hotmail.com

 

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 ARCADIA TEEN WEEKS AVAILBLE IN JUNE

Alpha Teen retreat for students going into grades 8th-10th, June 9-15, with Pastor Travis Hartjen.

 

Omega Teen Retreat for students going into grades 10th -12th including graduating seniors, June      16-22, with Pastor Matt Popovits.  For more information and to register, please visit camp-arcadia.com.

 

Scholarships are available, and there are special packages if you bring a friend.  Camp Arcadia is a Lutheran family camp on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in Arcadia, Michigan.

 

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

CAN/BOTTLE DRIVE

Thank you to all who donated 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.  (Monetary gifts are also appreciated.)  For information or pick-up, call Dan at 989-488-9170.  

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