(from the 5/19/19 worship service folder)


This Week’s Ministry Events

Today              9 am                     Sunday School & Adult Bible Study

                        10 am                                                             Worship

Next Sunday   10 am                       Worship with Holy Communion


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!

5/12 Sunday Worship: 55 people heard the Good News of a Savior

5/12 Sunday Offerings:          $1,008 (General Fund offerings)

                                       $10 (Building Fund offerings)         


Month to date: (two weeks) General Fund offerings versus average needed to meet our 2019 budget: (-$770)

Year to date: General Fund offerings versus average needed to meet our 2019 budget: (-$592.90)

*An average of $1,408 is needed per week in General Fund offerings to meet our proposed 2019 budgeted expenses.


Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8, NIV84)


Festival Worship Opportunity!

Highlight your calendars: we will gather for special Ascension festival worship on Thursday, May 30th at 7 pm.


Pastor on Vacation

Pastor Saatkamp will be on vacation from Monday, May 20th - Sunday, May 26th. If you need pastoral assistance while Pastor is on vacation, please call Pastor Terry Balogh (St. Paul’s, Mayville) at 989.660.9007.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you be able to help when we have the opportunity to serve during a funeral? See the signup sheet in our fellowship area for more info or see Pastor if you have any questions.


A Few Answers

At our last voters’ meeting, we talked about the option to enter into an ingress/egress easement contract with DTE in connection with their wind turbine project in our community. We have a few answers for questions that were asked at the meeting:


Would DTE performing a bird study damage our property? Would this contract allow DTE to damage our property in any way in their ingress/egress (coming onto our property)?

No. Also, the bird study has already been completed.

Does the contract give DTE permission to cut down trees on our property?

No. The “wind rights” section speaks only to this: it would prevent us from allowing a different entity other than DTE to come in and erect a wind turbine on our property. NOTE: This contract does not allow DTE to erect a wind turbine on our property. (This clause does not affect our cell tower or anything else other than a wind turbine from a competing company on our property now or during the length of the contract.)

Could we choose to end the contract before the contract term (30 years after wind turbines are erected) expires?

No, unless DTE violates the terms of the contract.


Again, this contract is not to allow DTE to erect a wind turbine on our property. Also, our consideration given (DTE’s ingress/egress) is nothing more than DTE already has; nothing would change. If you have any additional questions, let Pastor know. The council will evaluate calling a special voters’ meeting for this single agenda item. Copies of the proposed contract are available.