Hello Reverend Barker
I wish I could attend with you. I am originally from Michigan -grew up in the Detroit area and lived in Frankenmuth for three years. (i know you know about Frankenmuth chicken! Others on this forum are probably saying, "What the hec is Matthew talking about!")
I attended St. Lorenz in Frankenmuth, a Missouri Synod congretation, when I was married. Are you familiar with that particular church? I have since went back to the Catholic Church, but at anyrate, if I was in the Great Lake state, I would be more than willing to join you! I'm currenly in Cincinnati now.
Keep us informed! God bless you!