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Immanuel, Frankentrost marks 170th anniversary with service, program

  Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and School of Frankentrost will celebrate 170 years of God's blessings on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with a special service at 10:30am. The guest preacher that morning is the Rev. Aaron Schian, pastor at Grace Lutheran at Auburn, MI. and a son of the congregation.

  The service will also feature various vocal and instrumental choirs. After the service a noon potluck meal and short program are planned. 

  Immanuel is one of four congregations settled by German immigrants in the Saginaw Valley sent by the Rev. J. K. Wilhelm Loehe primarily as a mission endeavor. 𠇏rankentrost” means consolation or comfort of the Franconians. Franconia Germany, was the region from which the original settlers emigrated. The congregation was founded in September 1847, the same year the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was organized.

  The congregation invites all former members and friends to join us. Please RSVP the church office (754-0929) to attend the noon potluck meal.

Bridgeport Comm. Church holding Harvest Dinner Oct. 6

  The Bridgeport Community Church, 3821 State St., will be hosting a Harvest Dinner on Friday, October 6 from 4:30-6:30pm.

  The all-you-can-eat, homemade menu includes roast beef, potatoes with gravy, vegetables squash, rolls, coleslaw and desserts. Coffee, tea and milk are included. Take-outs are also available.

  For more information, contact the church office (989-777-1840).

St. John's Play Group Mondays through December 18

  St. John's Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Genesee St., Frankenmuth, will be hosting a play group every Monday morning September 18 through December 18 from 10-11:45am.

  All parents are welcome to bring the little ones and socialize while the kids play in the open gym, make crafts, play games and much more.

  For more information, contact Courtney.nelson@blc.edu.

MOPS open to new members

  All area moms are invited and encouraged to join St. Lorenz MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) group.  MOPS is for mothers with children birth – kindergarten from all walks of life, including pregnant and adopting.  A MOPS group is an open, accepting place for all mothers to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.

  MOPS at St. Lorenz in Frankenmuth has two meeting time options available.  The morning group meets two Fridays a month from September to May from 8:45-10:45am.  Childcare is available for your little ones (five years and younger) during the morning meetings.  The evening group meets on the first Monday of each month from 6:16-8:15pm September to June.

  Meetings include food, insightful speakers, devotion and prayer time, helpful demonstrations, small mom-to-mom discussion groups, crafts, service projects, fellowship, organized play dates and mom nights out.

  This year’s theme is "Free Indeed” based on Luke 4:18-19.

For more information or to register please contact Meg (810-964-9440) or Michelle (919-491-5512) for morning group; Liz (989-737-5271) or Jenny (989-652-4837) for evening group.

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 http://www.stjohns-frankenmuth.org as well as the weekly calendar information printed in the Frankenmuth News. 
  For more information, call (989-652-6201).

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