Sunday, February 21, 2021, Weekly Announcements

Imprisoned for Christ:  In many places around the world today, many Christians are imprisoned just because of their faith in Christ. If we are part of the body of Christ, we are individually fellow members with those in prison and otherwise persecuted for their faith in Christ. The faithfulness of these believers and their families serves to strengthen us as fellow members of the body of Christ, and also serves as a witness to those around them who do not yet know Christ.  Incredibly, God encourages us, ourselves, to serve these fellow members by learning of their experiences, and, more importantly, praying for them. On March 5, we will have an opportunity to learn to pray, and pray intelligently to our great God on their behalf.  Please join us for the “Imprisoned for Christ” virtual event on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. Trinity Fellowship will host the livestream event, featuring three men (Petr Jasek, Andrew Brunson, and Dan Bauman) who were arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned because of their faith in Jesus Christ; with Natalie Grant providing music.  “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” — Hebrews 13:3  For more information, contact the church office.

Is the Church Office Open? While there may be some staff in the office during the week, many are working at home to limit the amount of traffic in and out of the building (for Covid-19 cleaning purposes). So, technically, the office is not yet open. If you need to get into the building during the week, please call ahead to make sure someone is in the office. If you leave a message, someone will call you back as soon as possible.

CranHill Winterfest:  Enjoy a day full of winter fun at CranHill Ranch today, from 2:00-6:00 pm.  A free meal will be served from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the Barn Store all day.  You can enjoy tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, broomball, ice climbing, pony rides, bonfire, marshmallow roast, petting farm and more.  Tractor drawn wagon rides will be running continually during the whole event.  For more information, call the CranHill Ranch office at 231-796-7669.

Baby Bottle Boomerang:  If you took a bottle to fill with change for Life Resources of Northern Michigan, please return it by February 28.    For more information, contact Kathie at 231-796-3931.

Our Story – My Family:  Everyone has relatives, but a family is something more than just blood relation and often full of love and sometimes heartache.  Women, please join us at Trinity (BR campus) on Friday, March 12, at 7:00 pm, as three women share stories of their family.

Try It Tuesday:  Macrame.  Try your hand at this hot and trending decorative craft on March 16, at 7 pm.  Cost is to be determined - $15 or less.  Call Katie by March 9 to RSVP at 615-540-5466.

Prayer Chain:  If you would like to commit to praying for requests from individuals, then join the e-mail prayer chain. Call the office (231-796-2600) or send an email to   Please remember that all prayer chain requests are to remain confidential.

Prayer Requests:  If you have a prayer request that you would like to share, you can do so by sending it to or calling the office.  If you have an urgent prayer need and the office is not open, please call Kathie at 231-250-2535.  Please remember that if the request is for someone other than yourself, you must have their permission to pass on the request.

Community Announcements
Mecosta/Osceola Right to Life, Inc. will once again be sponsoring an oratory contest for area high school students.  The contestants will be researching, writing and presenting a 5-7 minute speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, stem cell research or cloning.  Besides building confidence in their public speaking abilities and gaining experience with critical thinking, the top three presenters will be given monetary awards in the amounts of $50, $75, and $100.  The contest is April 13, and the application deadline is March 26.  For more information, contact  231-796-3931.

Refresh Women’s Retreat:  Relax, recharge, refresh at CranHill Ranch, April 23-25.  The deadline to register is April 9.  Get your tickets and more information at
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