Church of the Straits

Located in the heart of Mackinaw City, Michigan 
Traditional Worship at 9 & 11a.m.
Nursery Care Provided
Church Calendar

Sermons and Bulletins

July 9, 2017  Bulletin
"Freedom, It's All a Matter of Perspective!"

July 2, 2017  Bulletin
"Press the Reset Button!"

June 25, 2017  Bulletin
"Does Always Mean Always?"

June 18, 2017  Bulletin
"Am I Being a Dad or Being the Dad?"

June 11, 2017  Bulletin
"Relationships are Like a Party Mix!"

June 4, 2017  Bulletin
"Heart Choices"  - Guest Pastor Chris Keene

May 28, 2017  Bulletin
"This Means War!"

May 21, 2017  Bulletin
"Finding Tensions' Good Side!"

May 14, 2017  Bulletin
"Good Mothers Are Always Giving Up!"

May 7, 2017  Bulletin
"Do You Know Your Life Plan!"

April 30, 2017  Bulletin
"Love Never Fails" - Guest Pastor Tom Stone

April 23, 2017  Bulletin
"We All Should Carry a Cross!"

April 16, 2017  Bulletin
"The Day I Thought He Left Me"

April 9, 2017  Bulletin
"It's Not About What You Want Him To Be!"

April 2, 2017  Bulletin
"Is the Cross Within View?"

March 26, 2017  Bulletin
"What's in the Letter of Your Heart?"

March 19, 2017  Bulletin
"Is There Anything Dangling Off Your Branch?"

March 12, 2017  Bulletin
"Are You a Witness?"

March 5, 2017  Bulletin 
"This Isn't What They Planned For!"

February 26, 2017  Bulletin
"We Need to be Salt Not Sugar!"

February 19, 2017  Bulletin
"We Need Truth With Feet Attached!"

February 12, 2017  Bulletin
"Isn't a 'Thank you' or 'I Love You' Good Enough?"

February 5, 2017  Bulletin
"How Do We Reach the Marginalized?"

January 29, 2017  Bulletin
"God's Checks Don't Bounce, But You Have to Cash Them!" - not recorded

January 22, 2017  Bulletin
"The Beautiful Gait!"

January 15, 2017  Bulletin
"Those Little Things Can Change History!"

January 8, 2017  Bulletin
"Have You Seen Him Lately?"

January 1, 2017  Bulletin
"Social Media is Your Frenemy"

December 25, 2016  Bulletin
"Mary: Trusting God in Times of Crisis!"

December 24 2016  Bulletin
"Christmas Around the Fireplace"

December 18, 2016  Bulletin
"Expectations: No Palace for a King!"

December 11, 2016  Bulletin
"We Expected His Humanity, But What About His Divinity?"

December 4, 2016  Bulletin
"Everyone Expected a King!"

November 27, 2016  Bulletin
"What Did They Expect?"

November 20, 2016  Bulletin
"If You Know the Voice, You've Got a Choice!"

November 13, 2016  Bulletin
"Where Are You God?"

November 6, 2016  Bulletin
"Our Secret Weapon is Not So Secret!"

October 30, 2016  Bulletin
"Speak With Love"  Guest Lay Speaker Deb Moore

October 23, 2016  Bulletin
"Radical Generosity Without Love is Bankrupt!"

October 16, 2016  Bulletin
"Radical Generosity: Who is the Real Radical?"

October 9, 2016  Bulletin
"Radical Generosity with Our Hearts!"

October 2, 2016  Bulletin
"Radical Generosity with Our Time!"

September 25, 2016  Bulletin
"Radical Christianity!"

September 18, 2016  Bulletin
"An Ambassador to a Sometimes Hostile World!"

September 11, 2016  Bulletin
"God Didn't Create a Remote Control World!"

September 4, 2016  Bulletin
"I Need an Inspiration!"

August 28, 2016  Bulletin
"There Are Many That Don't Know They Are Lost!"

August 21, 2016  Bulletin
"Do You Want to be Better Off or Better?"

August 14, 2016 Bulletin
"Break Me Jesus!"

August 7, 2016  Bulletin
"The Gentle Nudge Toward Holiness!"

July 31, 2016  Bulletin
"The Exile Blues!"

July 24, 2016  Bulletin
"Fear Not"  - Guest Pastor Bill McGuinness

July 17, 2016  Bulletin
The Calvarymen - not recorded

July 10, 2016  Bulletin
"The Blame Game!"

July 3, 2016  Bulletin
"Boundaries:  Stretch Them or Accept Them?"

June 26, 2016  Bulletin
"Gut Check Time!"

June 19, 2016  Bulletin
"A Righteous Choice - 'Father'" - Guest Pastor Ed Weiss

June 12, 2016  Bulletin
"True Wisdom"  (message not recorded)

June 5, 2016  Bulletin
"Our Lives Are Marked!"

May 29, 2016  Bulletin
"A Love That Big Cannot Go Unnoticed!"

May 22, 2016  Bulletin
"Why Can't You Do it Yourself Lord?"

May 15, 2016  Bulletin
"Like a Good Neighbor, Jesus is There!"
 
May 8, 2016  Bulletin
"A Mother's Borrowed Treasure!"

May 1, 2016  Bulletin
"When Love Really Stands Out!"

April 24, 2016  Bulletin
"I Don't Want a Desert, I want a Dessert!"

April 17, 2016  Bulletin
"Where You Lean, There Shall You Fall!"

April 10, 2016  Bulletin
"The Three Tenses of Faith!"

April 3, 2016  Bulletin
"What if Christ Was Not Raised?"

March 27, 2016  Easter  Bulletin
"I'm Putting All My Eggs in This Basket!"

March 20, 2016  Bulletin
"Why Doesn't It Stick, God?"

March 13, 2016  Bulletin
"The Bookends of Prayer"

March 6, 2016  Bulletin
"Is it Prayer of Psychobabble?"

February 28, 2016  Bulletin
"Living Pain Free!?!"

February 21, 2016  Bulletin
"How Do I Get From Here to There?"

February 14, 2016  Bulletin
"Lord, Enlarge My Territory!"

February 7, 2016  Bulletin
"Bless Me?"

January 31, 2016  Bulletin
"How Do You Fight When the Enemy is Bigger Than You?"

January 24, 2016  Bulletin
"If Life is a Battle, How Do We Win?"

January 17, 2016  Bulletin
"Disappointed With God?"

January 10, 2016  Bulletin
"How Long Shall I Wait?"

January 3, 2016  Bulletin
"The Foot of the Manger is not the Only Place to Be!" (wasn't recorded)

December 27, 2015  Bulletin
"Stumbling Toward a Star"

December 20, 2015  Bulletin
"Where is Christmas to Be Found?"

December 13, 2015  Bulletin
"Christmas Promises a Glorious Future!"

December 6, 2015  Bulletin
"Christmas Can Come in a Troubled Present!"

November 29, 2015  Bulletin
"Christmas Can Come Out of a Sordid Past!"

November 22, 2015  Bulletin
"We Need to Give Thank You's That Point Up!"

November 15, 2015  Bulletin
"There's Two Ways to Get the Job Done!"

November 8, 2015  Bulletin
"If You Don't Remember, You'll Forget!"

November 1, 2015   Bulletin
"The Anatomy of a Saint!"

October 25, 2015  Bulletin
"How Far Can I Go?"

October 18, 2015  Bulletin
"Stewardship Gone Awry!"

October 11, 2015  Bulletin
"By Your Hand, Lord - Gideon"

October 4, 2015  Bulletin
"By Your Hand Lord!"

September 27, 2015  Bulletin
"Adapt But Never Compromise!"

September 20, 2015  Bulletin
"Oh, To Be Sure and Certain!"

September 13, 2015  Bulletin
"What Keeps Us Together?"

September 6, 2015  Bulletin
"Our Heavenly Employer"

August 30, 2015  Bulletin
"When Opportunity Knocks!"

August 23, 2015  Bulletin
"I See That You Are Very Religious!"

August 16, 2015  Bulletin

"They are Harassed and Helpless!"

August 9, 2015  Bulletin
"I Need An Inspiration!"

August 2, 2015  Bulletin
"Do We Really Care?"

July 26, 2015  Bulletin
"Consequences - Foresight is Better Than Hindsight!"

July 19, 2015  Bulletin
"What's Wrong with Truth? Balancing Truth and Grace"

July 12, 2015  Bulletin
"Why Are You So Pumped?"

July 5, 2015  Bulletin
"Look What I Found?"

June 28, 2015  Bulletin
"Special Guests - The Calvarymen, part 1"
"Special Guests - The Calvarymen, part 2"

June 21, 2015  Bulletin
"Fathers - With a Spoonful of Sugar!"

June 14, 2015  Bulletin
"You Were Tempted Too?"

June 7, 2015  Bulletin
"Make Sure We Aren't Barking Up the Wrong Tower!"

May 31, 2015  Bulletin
"He Called a Bunch of Misfits"

May 24, 2015  Bulletin
"Is There Anyone Who Will Stand in the Gap?"

May 17, 2015   Bulletin
"Ditties"

May 10, 2015   Bulletin
"It's Good to Have a Mother on Your Side!"

May 3, 2015   Bulletin
"God Told You What?"

April 26, 2015   
Bulletin
"A Fuzzy Answer Won't Work"

April 19, 2015   Bulletin  

"The Most Important Thing in Your Life!"

April 12, 2015   Bulletin  

"The Easter Debriefing"

April 5, 2015   Bulletin  
"From Doubt to Clout!"

March 29, 2015   Bulletin  

"Triumphant Entry?"

March 22, 2015   Bulletin 
"Ignorance is Not Always Bliss!"

March 15, 2015  Bulletin  
"Is He the Lion or the Lamb?"

March 8, 2015     Bulletin
"Sometimes We Need to Take Our Shoes Off!"

March 1, 2015    Bulletin
"Have You Ever Had a Drink of Lukewarm Water?"

February 22, 2015     Bulletin
"Philadelphia - Do You Know My Big Brother?"

February 15, 2015     Bulletin
"Sardis - The Church Without the Engine!"

February 8, 2015     Bulletin
"Thyatira - Where Do We Draw the Line?"

February 1, 2015     Bulletin
"Pergamum, - A Church of Compromise!"

January 25, 2015     Bulletin
"Smyrna - The Looks Can Be Deceiving Church!"

January 18, 2015     Bulletin
"What Kind of Church Are We? Ephesus?"

January 11, 2015     Bulletin
"Update on Northern Lights Ministries"     Kate Walugembe

January 4, 2015     Bulletin
"Have You Taken the Trip Yet?"

December 28, 2014     Bulletin
"What a Beginning!"      Andrea Sarto

December 24, 2014     Bulletin
Christmas Eve Service 7:00 p.m.

December 21, 2014     Bulletin
"Love Has a Name!"

December 14, 2014     Bulletin
"Joy Flourishes Where Peace is Found!"

December 7, 2014     Bulletin
"High Peace, Low Stress!"

November 30, 2014     Bulletin
"The Jumper Cable Gifts!"

November 23, 2014     Bulletin
"The Gift of Mercy - Something To Be Thankful For!"

November 16, 2014     Bulletin
"Helping Connect the Dots - The Gift of Teaching!"

November 9, 2014    Bulletin
"Jesus Perfected This One - Serving!"

November 2, 2014     Bulletin
"Is There a Voice Left in the Church - Prophecy?"

October 26, 2014     Bulletin
"The Most Feared Gift on Earth - Evangelism!"

October 19, 2014     Bulletin   
"The Gift That Keeps On Giving!"

October 12, 2014     Bulletin
"Bringing Order out of Chaos - Administration!"

October 5, 2014     Bulletin
"The Cheerleader in the Body of Christ- Exhortation!"

September 28, 2014     Bulletin
"I Thought Only the Preacher Had That Gift!?!"

September 21, 2014     Bulletin
"We've Got Each Other's Back in the Body!"

September 14, 2014    Bulletin
"Jump In With Both Feet!"

September 7, 2014     Bulletin
"Love That Touches!"

August 31, 2014     Bulletin
"Unless Life Is Meaning More, It's Meaningless!"

August 24, 2014     Bulletin
"The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power"

August 17, 2014     Bulletin
"When God Doesn't Answer My Prayer"

August 10, 2014     Bulletin
"Am I a Product of My Culture?"

August 3, 2014     Bulletin
"Since Jesus Came Into My Heart"

July 27, 2014     Bulletin
"Call Upon the Lord and He Will Answer"

July 20, 2014     Bulletin
The Calvarymen Quartet

July 13, 2014     Bulletin
"Are You Dull or Daring?"

July 6, 2014     Bulletin
"We Can't Be Double Agents!"

June 29, 2014     Bulletin
"How to Get Out of a Rut!"

June 22, 2014     Bulletin
"How Much Does My Sin Cost You?"

June 15, 2014     Bulletin
"Our Greatest Investment"

June 8, 2014     Bulletin
"Crazy Ina and Independence"

June 1, 2014     Bulletin
"Looking in the Rear View Mirror
Too Much Can Get You in Trouble?"


May 25, 2014     Bulletin
"What's Your Impression?"

May 18, 2014     Bulletin
Service by 4 ONE QUARTET

May 11, 2014     Bulletin
"The Heartbeat of a Home!"

May 4, 2014    Bulletin
"What Changed After the Resurrection?"

April 27, 2014     Bulletin
"Thomas: My Kind of Person!"

April 20, 2014   
Easter Sunday  Bulletin
"I Need a Resurrection!"

April 13, 2014     Bulletin
"One Week Turned the Whole World Upside Down!"

April 6, 2014      Bulletin
"Humility's Strength vs. Pride's Weakness!"

March 30, 2014     Bulletin 
"Confession is Good for the Soul!"

March 23, 2014     Bulletin
"Does It Have to Cost Me Anything?"

March 16, 2014     Bulletin
"Service - Are You a Vine, a Barnacle, or a Bee?"

March 9, 2014     Bulletin
"Are You Committed?"

March 2, 2014     Bulletin
"A Mustard Seed Faith!"

February 23, 2014     Bulletin
"Faith and Works, A Wedding or a Funeral?"

February 16, 2014     Bulletin
"You Can Put All Your Eggs in This Basket!"

February 9, 2014   Bulletin
"Jesus' Final Message - Wait!"

February 2, 2014     Bulletin
"Satisfaction" sermon by Debbie Moore

January 26, 2014     Bulletin
"Which Brand Do I Buy?"

January 19, 2014     Bulletin
"Stone Soup?"

January 12, 2014     Bulletin
"Why Would John Baptize Jesus?"

January 5, 2014     Bulletin
"Divine Encounters of the Surprise Kind!"        

December 29, 2013     Bulletin
"He's More Than We Bargained For!"

December 24, 2013     Bulletin
Christmas Eve Service

December 22, 2013     Bulletin
"He Made Something Out of Nothing!"

December 15, 2013     Bulletin
"A Religion for the Weak?"

December 8, 2013     Bulletin
"Screaming at a Star!"

December 1, 2013     Bulletin
"It Isn't Simply Hopeful Waiting!"

November 24, 2013      Bulletin
"Selective Thanks!"     

November 17, 2013     Bulletin
"Where Have I Set The Bar?"

November 10, 2013   Bulletin
"Getting Broader Through Ministry"

November 3, 2013     Bulletin
"Getting Deeper Through Discipleship!"

October 27, 2013     Bulletin
"Getting Strong Through Worship!"    

October 20, 2013     
"Faith" by Jerry Archer

October 13, 2013     Bulletin
"Fellowship Creates New Possibilities"

October 6, 2013     
Bulletin
"We Aren't Done After We Eat!"   

September 29, 2013     Bulletin
"Is the Message More Important Than the Messenger?"

September 22, 2013     Bulletin
"Don't Make Me Turn Off The Cruise Control!"

September 15, 2013     Bulletin
"Guilty By Association"

September 9, 2013     Bulletin
"Are You Talking About Me?"

September 1, 2013     Bulletin
"How Long Do I Have To Spend In The Waiting Room?"

Special Music by The Foresters, Amazing To Me  
The Foresters and John & Kate Denner, Heaven's Parade

August 25, 2013     Bulletin
"Warrior or Wimp?"

August 18, 2013     Bulletin     Bulletin insert
"Freedom Is Not Easy To Design!"

August 11, 2013     Bulletin
SpiriTed, A Visitation from Jonathan and Janet

August 4, 2013     Bulletin
"What Brand of God Do You Serve?"

July 28, 2013     Bulletin
"The Shopping Mall Gospel!"
Les Jackson on trumpet

July 21, 2013     Bulletin
The Calvarymen

July 14, 2013    Bulletin
"It's Time For Training Camp!"

July 7, 2013     Bulletin
"Are You an Apatheist?"

June 30, 2013     Bulletin
"America Christianity vs the Rest of the World!"

June 23, 2013     Bulletin
"But It Wasn't My Fault!"

June 16, 2013     
Bulletin
"Slow Down!"

June 9, 2013    Bulletin
"If All It Took Was A Telephone Booth!"

June 2, 2013     Bulletin
"Who Really Is My Friend?"

May 30, 2013     Bulletin
Baccalaureate, Mackinaw City High School

May 26, 2013     Bulletin
"If He'd Take Saul, He'd Take Anyone!"

May 19, 2013     Bulletin
"Jesus said, You feed them!" by Fr. Lee Sissel

May 12, 2013     Bulletin
"Are You Seeking Christ or His Benefits?"

May 5, 2013     Bulletin
"What is the Benefit of a Disrupted Life?"  

April 28, 2013     Bulletin
"Evangelism" Debbie Moore

April 21, 2013     Bulletin
"There Were Seven?"

April 14, 2013     Bulletin
"Going Against The Grain!"

April 7, 2013     Bulletin

March 31, 2013 Easter Sunday     Bulletin
"Three Days With Peter"

March 24, 2013     Bulletin
"It Was An Upside Down Week!"

March 17, 2013     Bulletin
"If I'm Not For You, Then I Must Be Against You"

March 10, 2013     Bulletin
"I Want to Offer What They Really Need!"

March 3, 2013     Bulletin
"The Message Hasn't Change, Only the Messenger!"

February 24, 2013     Bulletin
If You Aren't Called, Maybe You Should Be Selected

February 17, 2013     Bulletin
Roger Moore "Either Or" 

 February 10, 2013     Bulletin
"So You're in Exile, Now What?"

February 3, 2013     Bulletin
"We Need Focus and Passion"

January 27, 2013     Bulletin
Rev. Elbert Dulworth, "A Living Sermon"
 
January 20, 2013     Bulletin
Kate Walugembe, "Hope Recycled"

January 13, 2013     Bulletin
"Take Your Vitamins Before You Get Sick"

January 6, 2013     Bulletin
"Have You Prepared The Way?"

December 30, 2012     Bulletin
"When Things Go Wrong, Look Up"

December 24, 2012     Bulletin
Christmas Eve  

December 23, 2012     Bulletin
"Extraordinary Love"

December 16, 2012     Bulletin
"Everlasting Joy is Priceless"

December 9, 2012     Bulletin
"Looking for Peace In All The Wrong Places"

December 2, 2012     Bulletin
"Hope Is What Keeps Us Going"

November 25, 2012     Bulletin
"I Don't Want To Be a POW to My Thoughts"

November 20, 2012
Sister Chris, "Leftovers"
Thanksgiving Community Service

November 18, 2012     Bulletin
"Thanksgiving, A Surrender of Ownership"

November 11, 2012     Bulletin
"Remember"

November 4, 2012     Bulletin
"Am I In Your Way?"

October 28, 2012     Bulletin
"Our Last Chapter Is Yet To Be Written"

October 21, 2012     Bulletin
"Don't You Just Love To Serve?"

October 14, 2012     Bulletin
"Let The River Flow"

October 7, 2012     Bulletin
"Prayer Killers"

September 30, 2012     Bulletin
"When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder"

September 23, 2012     Bulletin
"Are You A Witness?"
 

September 16, 2012     Bulletin
"Are You Jesus?"

September 9, 2012     Bulletin
"Press Restart"
 

September 2, 2012     Bulletin
"Stop and Smell The Roses"
 

August 26,2012     Bulletin
"Maybe We Need To Transplant or Add Topsoil"
 

August 19, 2012     Bulletin
Sermon not available

August 12, 2012     Bulletin
Andrea Sarto, "More Than Meets The Eye"

August 5, 2012     Bulletin
"Is Prayer Only a Ritual to You?"

July 29, 2012     Bulletin
"Why Do Major Catastrophes Happen?"

July 22, 2012     Bulletin
"The Crowd Has Influence"

July15, 2012     Bulletin
The Calvarymen
 

July 8, 2012     Bulletin
"He Is More Than Enough"

July 1, 2012     Bulletin
"We Have Forgotten That Freedom Is Expensive"

June 24, 2012     Bulletin
Bill Marvin, "Boy, I Must Be Really Dumb"


June 17, 2012     Bulletin
"God, This Dad Thing Is Kinda Hard"
and the 2nd part

June 10, 2012     Bulletin
"The Main Thing Is To Keep To Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing"

June 3, 2012     Bulletin
"Which Way Do I Go?"
 

May 27, 2012     Bulletin
"God of Our Fathers"

May 20, 2012    Bulletin
"Why Can We Be So Optimistic?"


May 13, 2012     Bulletin
"Her Knees Are Worn"


May 6, 2012     Bulletin
"God Is Not My Co-Pilot"

April 29, 2012     Bulletin
Deb Moore, "New Beginnings"


April 22, 2012    Bulletin
"Self Control: So I Guess I'm Supposed To Be Responsible!"
 

April 15, 2012     Bulletin
"Gentleness: Well Received But Not Easily Given!"

April 8, 2012    Bulletin
Easter

April 1, 2012     Bulletin
"Faithfulness It's Not Just One Directional"

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