Church Bulletin Announcements
April 16, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
This Week's Members
  • Dolores & Erhardt Appold
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Kelly & Benjamin Brookhouse & Victoria Herrera
  • Robert & Cynthia Eastman
  • Sandra Hafer
  • Terry Kernstock
  • Delmar Lutz
  • Justin & Liv Parker & Sara Douponce
  • John, Lisa, & Alex Schlicker
  • Kenneth Van Cise
  • Daniel Zeilinger
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Armond Beiser
  • Bonnie Emeott
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
(family & friends of)
  • Wally Sporman (Kevin & Jeri Bellhorn's son)

  • Linda Abraham (Rachel's mom; surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Mike Myers
  • Lisa Schmidt (surgery)
  • Betty Wieland (Amanda Wills' mother) - hospice
Communion Statement
The Lord's Supper is celebrated here in the confession and glad confidence that our Lord, as He says, gives not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sin. In joyful obedience to the clear teaching of our Lord Jesus those are invited to His table who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us. They show forth His death until He comes. Because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and so are unable to receive the Sacrament are invited to meditate on God's Word in the distribution hymns and pray for the day when divisions will have ceased.


The Lutheran Hour
Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to: Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour; P.O. Box 133; Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings
April 18 – Mark 16
April 19 – Psalm 37
April 20 – 1 Peter 1
April 21 – 1 Peter 2
April 22 – 1 Peter 3
April 23 – 1 Peter 4
April 24 – 1 Peter 5

Blood Drive - April 29
We are hosting a blood drive in the Ministry Center on Thursday, April 29 from 2-6:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred, so click here to register or call Darlene (989-737-9937) or Julia (989-225-1889). If you are healthy and able, please donate blood!

Thank You from Our Members
  • Thank you to my St. Paul Family for all the prayers, cards, calls, and visits during my recovery. Special thanks to Pastor for his visits. - Judy Dawson
  • Thank you for all the cards and prayers while I was in the hospital. I am home now and doing well. - Denise DuBay

Thanks for Your Support!
Thank you to all who showed support for the PTO fundraiser at Taste of Bay City. PTO raised $200. Thanks!

Fantastic News!
Amazing Grace Christian Resource Center reopened on April 8th. New hours will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon - 5:00 p.m.

Cemetery Decorations
Mowing season is coming soon! Please remove wreaths or decorations from the cemetery by April 20. All remaining decorations will be removed and discarded.

Ushers Needed
Ushers are needed at 8 am and 10:30 am church services and special services at St. Paul. If you are willing to help, please contact Vaughn Begick at 989 686-0578 or Dale Jezowski at 989 667-9194.

School Enrollment for 2021-2022
Registration is now open! A $75 preschool enrollment fee and a $50 grade school enrollment fee (per child) will reserve your child’s spot for next year. Information and enrollment forms are available in the school office or online by clicking here. If you desire your child to receive a Christ-centered education, please call the school office at 989.684.4450 for more information and to make arrangements to enroll your child.
Stewardship - A Way of Life
1 John 3:2 – “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as he is.” The essence of our sanctification is is becoming like our Lord. As St. John notes, this will only be completed in the Resurrection. In the meantime, we strive toward that goal because we want to walk in the footsteps of our Lord. By His grace we share His destiny in eternal life, and therefore we desire to share His life of service now.
St. Lorenz SPRING Drive Thru Fish Fry
DATE: Friday, April 16, 2021
TIME: 4-7 p.m.
LOCATION: Enter through the WEC parking lot off W. Genesee and circle around to the backside of the school (by the gym). You will be directed into 2 lines for take outs.
COST: $12 per person (regardless of age)
MENU: fish (hand battered cod), parsley potatoes, coleslaw, tartar sauce, bread & choice of apple or cherry pie
OTHER INFO: No pre-orders or special timed pick-ups this year. This is cash only, no credit cards. We prefer no checks either but have taken them in the past.

Trinity-St. James Drive Thru Swiss Steak Dinner
DATE: Saturday, May 8, 2021
TIME: 3-6:30 p.m. or until sold out
LOCATION: Trinity-St. James Lutheran Church; 119 E. Munger Road
First Reading
Acts 3:11–21
11While [the lame man who was now healed] clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s, astounded. 12And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, 20that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.”

1 John 3:1–7
1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
4Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Holy Gospel
Luke 24:36–49
36As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate before them.
44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”