First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., downtown Petoskey, worship is 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 24. Palm Sunday will be celebrated with the distribution of palm branches and inspirational music by the chancel choir. The Rev. Bob Lueck will present the morning message. A supervised nursery is available. Visitors are welcome. Handicapped accessible entrance and parking are available. Sunday Night! youth group with Jake Tracy is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays.
Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church LCMS, 500 W. Mitchell St., Petoskey, Palm Sunday services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Maundy Thursday is at noon and Seder dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Good Friday services are at noon and 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. Easter Sunday services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31. Easter breakfast is at 9:15 a.m.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, Palm Sunday service is at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 24. Pastor Jeffery Watton's sermon is, "Wholly Weak," based on Philippians 2:5-11. "Early Bird" Bible study begins at 9 a.m. led by pastor Jim Mort. Community Lenten worship services include Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at First Christian. Good Friday service will be at Petoskey United Methodist Church, 1804 E. Mitchell, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 29. For more information call (231) 347-6181 or visit www.fccpetoskey.org.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Emmanuel Episcopal Church will celebrate Palm Sunday with Rite I service at 8 a.m. and Rite II Sung Choral Eucharist at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. Celebrant will be the Rev. Gregg Brown, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Maundy Thursday service of The Lord's Supper takes place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28. Good Friday services include Stations of the Cross at noon and Solemn Liturgy at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29. The Great Vigil of Easter takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Easter Sunday services include Rite I Eucharist at 8 a.m. and Rite II Eucharist at 10 a.m.
Petoskey United Methodist
Palm Sunday will be observed at Petoskey United Methodist Church at the 8:45 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services Sunday, March 24. Deborah Cole will be bringing the message. Nursery care and children's church are available for both. The 11 a.m. service is broadcast on WMKT 1270 AM or 102.3 FM. Sunday school is available for all ages at 10 a.m. For additional information, call the church office at (231) 347-2733, or visit www.petoskeyumc.org.
Cross of Christ
Cross of Christ Lutheran, ELCA, celebrates Palm/Passion Sunday with Holy Communion services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.; nursery at 10 a.m.; men's group, meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Music practice is on Wednesdays: 6 p.m. for chimes, 7 p.m. choir. An all-encompassing Christian congregation -- all are welcome. The church is located at 1450 E. Mitchell, Petoskey; (231) 347-5448; www.lutheransonline.com/crossofchristlutheranchurch; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Judith Harrington will continue her series on the book of Revelation at Cornerstone Church located at 2501 U.S. 31 North, at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 21. On Palm Sunday, a brunch will be served at 10 a.m. with a service to immediately follow. Children's ministry and nursery are provided at all services. Bible study focusing on the book of Acts takes place at 10 a.m. each Tuesday. Call (231) 347-0083 for more information.
New Life Anglican Church
The Rev. Michael J. Bridge rector/senior pastor of New Life Anglican Church, will celebrate Palm Sunday at 219 State St. in Petoskey (former Trinity Missionary facility) with Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Nursery is available during the service. New Life men's breakfast is 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Big Boy Restaurant. Maundy Thursday service is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Good Friday service; 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29. For more information call (231) 347-3448 or visit www.newlifeanglican.com.
Alanson United Methodist Church
ALANSON -- The Alanson United Methodist Church will celebrate Palm Sunday at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, with pastor Mary Sweet presenting the message, "Father, Forgive Them." The combined chancel choir will be opening the service with "Lift the Palms" with Marion Kuebler on organ and Marga Eickholt on cello. The anthem will be "On That Day When He Rode Into Jerusalem." Eco palms will be distributed to all churchgoers and children's Sunday school will be available during the worship hour. For more information, visit www.umcharborsprings.com.
Alanson Church of the Nazarene
ALANSON -- Alanson Church of the Nazarene continues its journey to the cross on Sunday, March 24, with "Growing in Worship." The Rev. Foster Schmitt will bring the message showing how to grow in experience and in Christ through worshipping Him for who He is. The church community-wide Good Friday service is at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29, is a time of worship and thanks and praise for salvation through Christ. There will be a pie fellowship at 6 p.m. before the service. Bring a pie to share.
Episcopal Church of the Nativity
BOYNE CITY -- The Rev. Peggy Nattermann will be celebrant at Episcopal Church of the Nativity for the Palm Sunday Eucharist at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Following the service, coffee hour will be in the church basement. A foot/hand washing service will begin at 7 a.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 28. The Good Friday service will begin at noon on Friday, March 29. A joyous Easter Eucharist will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Easter, Sunday, March 31. Nativity is located at 209 Main St., Boyne City. Call (231) 582-5045 for more information.
First Presbyterian Church
BOYNE CITY -- The congregation of First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Park St., Boyne City, will share worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. The Rev. Elizabeth Broschart will be leading worship. First Sundays include Communion. For more information call (231) 582-7983.
Boyne City United Methodist
BOYNE CITY -- The Boyne City United Methodist Church at 324 S. Park St. worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. For Palm Sunday, March 24, pastor Wayne McKenney will give the message "Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit," based on Luke 23:43-47. Children's programming takes place during the service for preschool through fourth grade. Bible study 10 a.m. on Thursdays, join any time. Office hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Phone (231) 582-9776.
St. Matthew's Church
BOYNE CITY -- Boyne Valley Catholic Community presents "Upon This Rock" cantata 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at St. Matthew's Church in Boyne City.
Boyne Falls United Methodist Church
BOYNE FALLS -- Boyne Falls United Methodist Church at 3057 Mill St. has worship at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. For Palm Sunday, March 24, pastor Wayne McKenney will give the message "Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit," based on Luke 23:43-47. Children's programming takes place during the service for preschool through fourth grade. Worship Cafe and youth group gather at 6 p.m. on Sundays. Church office hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Phone (231) 582-9776.
Zion United Church of Christ
BRUTUS -- The Zion United Church of Christ, Brutus will offer services at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Pastor Mike Sanders will lead the service. A Maundy Thursday agape feast potluck supper followed by a worship service, the theme "After the Seder meal, what did the church do?" begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. The church will provide an Easter breakfast at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. The public is invited to this breakfast. Phone (231) 529-6571 or visit http://www.brutusucc.org/.
Christ Episcopal Church
CHARLEVOIX --A Bible study on the upcoming lectionary will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Christ Episcopal Church. All are welcome. Children's Sunday school will be at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall on Sunday, March 24. The Rev. Thomas Guback, of Northport, will celebrate Palm Sunday at 10 a.m. There will be a Wednesday 4:15 p.m. women's prayer group. The church is located on the corner of State and Clinton streets, one block west of the main downtown park in Charlevoix. Call (231) 547-6322 or visit www.christepiscopalchurch.net.
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
CHARLEVOIX -- The mission at Charlevoix United Methodist Church is "to nurture believers in Jesus Christ in ways that show compassion, faith, and love. "The new "Unchurched Church" praise starts at 7 p.m. on Fridays. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. at 104 State St. (corner of Clinton Street) in Charlevoix. The church is barrier-free, child care is available, and all are welcome. The community wide Good Friday service is at noon on Friday, March 29. The church office can be reached at (231) 547-2654. Like on Facebook, visit www.chxumc.com.
Community Reformed Church
CHARLEVOIX -- Community Reformed Church of Charlevoix continues its Lenten series, "Come Awake!" at 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. The message will come from Luke 19:29-40 and Acts 1:6 and is titled "Expectations." The sacrament of Communion will be celebrated. Maundy Thursday service is at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The community wide Good Friday service is at noon on Friday, March 29, at Charlevoix United Methodist Church. Community Reformed's Easter service begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, at Charlevoix High School. For more information contact the church office at (231) 547-9428.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
CHARLEVOIX -- First Congregational United Church of Christ, Charlevoix, offers a Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Pastor Neil Wilson will deliver the sermon titled "The Greatest of All" then and during the First Light service at 9:30 a.m. which is a more casual worship in Ransom fellowship hall. Sunday school and child care are provided during the second service. A coffee fellowship follows. Bible study is offered at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. A special Lenten study will be offered during Lent at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, followed by a simple bread and soup supper. Look for the church with the purple doors at 101 State St., Charlevoix. For more information, call (231) 547-9122 or visit www.cvxucc.org.
East Jordan United Methodist Church
EAST JORDAN -- East Jordan United Methodist Church will begin Palm Sunday worship at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Luanne Reed, lay speaker, will use scriptures from Exodus 20:1-7, Deuteronomy 7:8-12 and Galatians 5:19-26 for her message, "What Does God Want?" Sunday school after Children's Moments. Ecumenical women's Bible study meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays. "The Way" Lenten reading is 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22 with soup and sandwich. Ecumenical Good Friday service is 7 p.m. Friday, March 29. Pastor R. A. Posnik can be reached at (231) 536-2161 or (231) 536-7596 or by email: Servant1@Reagan.com
Harbor Springs United Methodist
HARBOR SPRINGS -- The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church will celebrate Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24, with pastor Mary Sweet presenting the message, "Father, Forgive Them." The combined chancel choir will be opening the service with "Lift the Palms" under the directorship of Marion Kuebler. The anthem will be "On That Day When He Rode Into Jerusalem." Eco palms will be distributed to all churchgoers and children's Sunday school will be available during the worship hour. Following services, a coffee and cookie fellowship takes place. Visit www.umcharborsprings.com.
Harbor Light Community Chapel
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Harbor Light Community Chapel, 8220 Clayton Road, Harbor Springs, hosts its regular Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. A mid-week service is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Sunday, March 24, pastor Gary Mindel continues the series Supernatural Living with "Favor." Wednesday evening's Bible study is a time of music, prayer and study the book of Romans: "Great News for Everyone." Harbor Light offers several weekly gatherings and for more information about these activities, phone (231) 347-5001, or visit www.harborlight.org.
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Stutsmanville Chapel pastor Ed Warner will speak at the worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Nursery is provided and children's church takes place during the sermon portion of the service. Good Friday service is planned at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29. An Easter breakfast will be 9-10 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, followed by an Easter worship celebration at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school on Easter morning but an Easter activity for children will begin at 10 a.m. There will also be children's church during the sermon portion of the morning worship service.
Horton Bay United \0x0AMethodist Church
HORTON BAY -- Horton Bay United Methodist Church adult Sunday school class is at 9:30 a.m. with the worship service at 11 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 24. The Rev. David Gladstone will be speaking. After the worship service there will be a fellowship time. Everyone welcome. Exercise group meets 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Bible study group meets Wednesday afternoon.
New Hope United Methodist Church
LEVERING -- New Hope United Methodist Church, 4516 U.S. 31, Levering, weekly service is at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Pastor Vaughn Thurston-Cox will bring the Palm Sunday message "Will You See?" Scripture is from Luke 19: 28-40. There will be special music from the choir. A staffed nursery is available for children under 3 and Sunday school for children preschool and up. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. For more information, call (231) 537-2000 or visit http://www.newhopeum.org/.
Norwood United Methodist Church
NORWOOD -- Norwood United Methodist Church service is at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. The scriptures will be Exodus 20;1-7, Deuteronomy 7; 8-12 and Galatians 5; 19-26. The message will be preached by Luanne Reed and will be "What Does God Want?" Maundy Thursday service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Norwood church. All are welcome to this commemoration of the Last Supper.