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Food of Faith

By Sue Sprang   BAY CITY – The Food of Faith program on Bay City’s west side began 12 years ago at the onset of Lent. Messiah Lutheran and other west side churches were assisting with the east side Food of Faith program, which had been running for three years. The program consisted of a […]

Ashes to go

By Sue Sprang LAKE ANN/TRAVERSE CITY – On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, Advent Lutheran Church, St. Ann, brought Jesus to the “heart of the city” with the imposition of ashes. This is the second year the congregation has offered Ashes to Go to the community in an unlikely setting. Recently off mission status and settled […]

Heeding the tug

By Sue Sprang AU GRES – First call pastor Rheanna Goodrich considers herself “a denominational mutt”. Born in Havre, Montana, Goodrich was baptized in her mother’s faith tradition, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The family moved to Washington [state], then to New Hampshire, where the family attended a Baptist church, then eventually fell away from the […]