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St. Michael's to celebrate 165th anniversary

  The St. Michael’s Lutheran Church congregation of Richville will celebrate its 165th anniversary of its founding on Sunday, September 25.

  The congregation was actually founded on September 29, 1851, on St.  Michael and All Angels Day. The special services will be held at the usual times, 7:45am and 10:30am, and will feature special decorations, songs by the choirs and church bands and barbecued chicken dinners.

  A special German Prayer and Praise service will be held at 9:15am, between the two regular services. The service is printed in German and English.

  Earlier this year, the congregation voted to move its chicken barbecue from its long-time traditional Mother’s Day Sunday to coincide with the church’s anniversary.

  The take-out barbecue will begin at 11am at the school, with a cost of $8.50 per meal. The menu will include half a chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and pie. Proceeds from the barbecue will benefit tuition scholarships for St. Michael’s School and to erect a new outdoor sign at the school. The sign was damaged beyond repair in an accident nearly two years ago.

"Meet the Vicar Night" at St. Lorenz Sept. 25

  Families of St. Lorenz congregation are cordially invited to a potluck supper on Sunday, September 25 at 5pm at the St. Lorenz Churchgrove dining hall to meet Vicar Chris Garcia, his wife Liz and children Lucy (5),  Madelyn (3) and Gabriel (1).  
  To welcome the Vicar and his family, there will be a grocery shower. Gift cards or Script cards would also be welcome.  Everyone young, old, and "in-between" is sure to enjoy the inspiring story of Vicar Garcia's life in Christ, as well as the warm friendship of fellow Christians this evening.  Mite box offerings will be collected to further the Kingdom of God. This event is being sponsored by Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) of St. Lorenz Church.
  Bring a dish to pass if you are able; plates, tableware and drinks will be provided.  
  For rides or questions, call Alice Smith (652-3096) or email

  3-year Bible reading journey with St. John's

  St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, will begin a 3-year Bible reading journey and invites the public to participate. 
  The daily reading schedule will be posted on the church website as well as the weekly calendar information printed in the Frankenmuth News. 
  For more information, call (989-652-6201).


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