Weekend church and activity cancellations/closings across viewing area due to stormSubmitted: 04/14/2018
Weekend church and activity cancellations/closings across viewing area due to storm
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

Note: This is a running list of church services and other events cancelled or closed across the viewing area.  This list will not include school closings.  To be added to this list, please contact Newswatch 12 via email@wjfw.com with the subject line "Weekend cancellation".  Thank you.


Due to the ongoing treacherous travel conditions, Cellcom had decided to keep all stores closed today, Sunday April 15 along with its call center. 


- St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Rhinelander - No services Sunday

- St. Matthias Episcopal Church Minocqua - All services and programs cancelled Sunday, April 15 / Sunday's in the Sanctuary with George, organ recital, cancelled Sunday, April 15

- Grace Foursquare Church - No services Sunday (Same as Eagle River)

- Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church - Services canceled Sunday

- First United Methodist Church Rhinelander - Services canceled Sunday

- Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rhinelander - All services canceled Sunday

- Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff - All Sunday masses canceled. There will be 4 p.m. mass on Saturday, April 14th.

- St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tomahawk, 9 a.m. service cancelled. 

- Faith Lutheran Church in Harshaw, Sunday Service and Sunday School cancelled.

- Campanile Chorus in Minocqua, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday rehearsals cancelled.

- Eaglebrook Church in Minocqua - Church service cancelled for Sunday April 15

- Church of Pines in Minocqua, No worship service or activities on April 15th.

- YMCA of the Northwoods - Closed Sunday

- Walter Dulin Chapter 62 DAV & DAV Auxiliary in Rhinelander has been cancelled for Monday, April 16. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday April 23, 2018

- Dr. Barbara Phillips Pediatric Dentistry closed on Monday


- The planned Wine Tasting Benefit for the Humane society of Vilas County scheduled for Sunday April 15 at Lannys Firrside has been cancelled.  We will reschedule at a future date. Please call 715-547-8120 for more information

- Grace Foursquare Church - No services Sunday (Same as Rhinelander)

- Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner - 9 a.m. service canceled Sunday

- St. Mary Catholic Church in Sayner, no Sunday morning services

- Abundant Life Church in Eagle River - Services canceled Sunday

- Community United Church of Christ in St. Germain -- All services cancelled today (Sunday)


- City of Merrill Snow Emergency.  No parking on city streets from 12 a.m. Saturday through 8 a.m. Monday

- St. Mary's Catholic Church Healing Service will be rescheduled for April 29, at 3:30 at 320 E Washington Ave Tomahawk Wisconsin

- Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Merrill - Worship and Sunday School canceled for Sunday

- Bible Presbyterian Church in Merrill - All services and activities canceled Sunday


- Antigo United Methodist Church - Services canceled Sunday

- St. Mary's Pickerel / Holy Family Elcho, Sunday masses cancelled.

-Kempster United Church of Christ, services cancelled. 

- Elcho United Church of Christ, services cancelled.

- St Paul's Church, closed April 15, 2018


- St. Anthony's Day Care in Park Falls will be closed on Monday


- City of Wausau Snow Emergency 8 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. Monday.  The City of Wausau plow crews from the Department of Public Works will be taking some time to rest this afternoon and evening. They will be returning to work tonight and then will work through the night to clear the roads for the morning commute.

- Mountain of the Lord Church in Wausau: all services and activities cancelled for Sunday

- Rib Falls United Methodist Church, services cancelled. 

- Organ concert by Balint Karosi at Zion Lutheran Church, 709 Grant Street in Wausau has been cancelled.


- City of Stevens Point Snow Emergency.  All city parking lots opened to overnight parking.  Vehicles parked on streets that impact the safe passage of plows or emergency vehicles may be ticketed and towed.

- Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Amherst Junction is canceling church service tomorrow (Sunday)

- Divine Word Lutheran Church, Plover cancelling all morning services and activities for Sunday, April 15

- The Word, Stevens Point cancelling all morning services and activities for Sunday, April 15


- Woodland Lutheran Church, Town of Rome. Services cancelled for Sunday April 15, 2018


- St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Town of Crandon and Argonne cancelling services for Sunday April 15, 2018.

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