Presbyterian Church (USA)

Sunday Service:  December 26th, 2021
Worship Service-live recording
 "A Child Leads Them" The Rev. Chips Paulson


Colossians 3:12-17 & Luke 2:41-52

Call to Action/Announcements

After a year apart, we are opening things up again!, See the current opportunities to be engaged in the life of our church!

Happy New Year!

As we enter 2022, we are a community of faith who is prayerfully in search of a new pastor to lead our ministry.  In the meantime, we will be led by a variety of lay and local supply pastors as we consider the future of our church. 


Our church is alive with a community of welcoming, friendly members.  Please join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 am   Check back often for the news and activities of our church.

An update regarding online church services:


When our church closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pastor Chips Paulson and church members, Phil St. Clair, and June Rojahn went way beyond their duty to edit, record, and upload worship services for membership.   It was experimental “lights, action, camera and many sound checks and retakes,” and our sanctuary looked like a recording studio!   They were the people, who kept us connected via online worship services in 2020 until we opened in spring of 2021.  June also created our new website and social media platforms to host these videos shortly after the shut down.


Our church has a slow internet upload speed, typical of DSL.   Both June and Pastor Chips Paulson spent hours uploading church worship services either at June's home or using the local library's T1 line.  Kudos again to this team on their extra time spent each week on this endeavor to benefit our congregation.


Even though Pastor Chips has retired, worship services are still being recorded by Phil St. Clair and his helper, Tom Erickson.   But we now need someone to upload the services weekly and cover Phil’s recording services when he is out of town.   Therefore, Session decided at the recent January 19th meeting to attempt to hire someone for this important job of both recording and uploading of our worship services to the Internet.   Phil St. Clair and June Rojahn have agreed to be our technology consultants.   Many people have called our church administrative assistant, Heather Suffron, to express their strong desire for different reasons to view online worship services.   Your Session members will try to get this accomplished.

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Help Wanted:   Worship Video Technology Assistant 

Urgently seeking:  

  1. A person to record weekly church worship services and then upload the worship services for viewing online to our website, You Tube and Facebook channels.  

  2. The candidate will be trained to use the video and audio recording equipment already in our church.   

  3. Uploading will need to be done off-site due to our church’s slow internet speed.  A document with detailed instructions will be provided to guide the process. 

  4. Estimated time required- up to six hours total per week, paid for both recording and uploading services, at $20 per hour.


No previous experience required; but a willingness to learn and be responsible for getting the job done to benefit our congregation is a must.

Call the church office to apply at:  715-543-2998

Meet our new choir director: Cynthia Goosby

"Cynthia Goosby’s passion for music has taken her all over the world, including solo and festival performances around the U.S., Canada, Italy, and Ireland. In addition to her involvement in chamber and improvisatory ensembles, she also teaches and enjoys composing and arranging. Goosby holds a Masters degree in Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University and Bachelors degrees in Clarinet Performance and German from Ball State University. She recently moved back to the Northwoods with her husband and baby daughter Beatrice after spending the last five years in Austin, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and historical sewing."


Welcome Cynthia!

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Meet our new Administrative Assistant: Heather Suffron

Heather Suffron, John and Kay’s daughter, is excited to be joining the team at Manitowish Waters Community Presbyterian Church, and has learned the ropes from Lois Bauers to assure a seamless transition!


She graduated from Bowdoin College, earned a Master’s degree from Michigan State University, and has gained experience through varied adventures, including AmeriCorps, international volunteer projects, and running her own pet care business. Though she has lived in multiple “M” states (Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, and Missouri), she comes to us from Chicago, IL, where she ran the office for a Cambridge University program that certifies individuals to teach English to speakers of other languages. She has enjoyed attending church services at Community Presbyterian while visiting her parents during the past decade and will soon add another state to her roster when she calls Wisconsin home - which is, after all, an upside-down “M.” Or is it the other way around?

Welcome Heather!

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Save the date!  Presbyterian Women's Synod Gathering
When?:  June 16-19, 2022
Where?  Sioux City, Iowa

Three generations of women

Presbyterian women from the Midwest will gather be lead by Rev. Danielle Mckinney.   

Questions?  See Hope Dougherty

Worship with us online!
Worship Service "A Child Leads Them" 12-26-21

Song links for the worship service are in the buttons below! 

Daily Devotions

General Announcements:
-Church is open for Worship services in the Sanctuary at 9:30 am , masks encouraged, not required.
-Online services will continue to be offered.

-Women's Ministries Donation list for School Bags and Health Kits  

-Information is now available on the Presbytery Mission trip for 2022.   Enrollment is due January 25, 2022 Details to be posted soon.    Contact Hope Doughertty with more questions


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Online giving

Giving can be mailed or done online with the link below.   This is especially important as we re-open our church.

Manitiowish Waters Community Church

PO Box 69

Manitowish Waters , WI 54545

Phone:  715-543-2998

Become a member! 

We welcome new members!  Joining our church is easy.   It doesn't matter what tradition you came from, our church is a community from many backgrounds.   We welcome you and encourage you to join us and our ministry today!

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