Church Bulletin Announcements
April 17, 2020
In every thing by  prayer and supplication   with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Ruth Behmlander
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Carl Hafer
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Mary Pfund
  • Julie Roark
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Tony Martin (died from COVID-19)

Special
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Fred Morley (uncle of DJ Bourdow)
  • Lynn Richard (Leeta Theiss’s sister-in-law; cancer)
  • Willard (Ken Van Cise’s cousin; cancer)

This Week's Members
  • Dennis & Teri Appold
  • Dolores & Erhardt Appold
  • James & Robin Begick
  • Jerrett Begick
  • Joseph Brown
  • Robert Brown
  • Dennis & Tammy Eickmeyer & Gabriel Schaefer
  • Loretta Eickmeyer
  • Benjamin, Kathryn, Elise, Noah, & Jane Helmreich
  • Howard & Dorothy Helmreich
  • William & Louann Kramer
  • Daniel & Kimberly Krueger
  • Michael & Christine Maxwell
  • Sandra Maxwell
  • Bentley Raquepaw
  • Evelynne Reimer
  • Vernon & Shirley Schwab
  • Rodger & Donna Smigiel
  • Alexandria Wilber
  • Eric & Heather Wilber
Live Stream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity/ They will also be uploaded onto YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizDeFUgNsoP61Zd_kGdCFg, but YouTube will not be live.

Brief Communion Services April 19
Brief communion services will be offered this Sunday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m. To best facilitate the limit of attendees, you must SIGN UP for a time slot. To do so, click this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044BA5A82DA6F85-holy and follow the steps below:
  1. Find the desired (and available) time slot and click “Sign Up”.
  2. Once your time slot is checked, click “Submit and Sign Up” at the bottom of the page. This will take you to another screen asking for your name and email.
  3. Click “Sign Up Now”. You should then see a screen confirming your signup as well as receive an email confirmation. If you do not see this, you did not sign up.

The Lutheran Hour
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings
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
April 25 – Psalm 38

Helping One Another
Kristen Fisher has agreed to be the coordinator for anyone who wishes to deliver groceries and other supplies for the more vulnerable members of the congregation during the stay-at-home order. If you wish to volunteer to be a deliverer, email pastor (dwmatyas@gmail.com). If you wish to HAVE a delivery, email or call pastor, and he will connect you with the group. Our goal is to better enable those who should not be out to get the help they need.

Office Hours
During the next weeks, the office will have sporadic hours. You can reach Ruth at office@stpaulbaycity.org or call the office to see if it's open.

We Need Your Help!
Galatians 6:10 “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Joining the ministry of Church Extension Fund allows you to earn competitive interest on your investments while it is being used to further the growth and expansion of God’s Kingdom. Congregations, like St Paul, receive loans to start new missions, childcare centers, schools, and renovate their current facilities. Invest today. Your investments will grow, while at the same time, help your fellow believers expand God’s Kingdom, just like we’re doing with our new Ministry Center. For further information, contact St Paul’s CEF Rep, Luella Britton at 798-3152 or call CEF direct at 800-242-3944. (Check out the CEF’s current rates at www.mi-cef.org/pdf_page)
(The information provided here is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy CEF securities. The offering of CEF securities is made solely by our Offering Circular. CEF will offer and sell our securities only in states where authorized. The securities are subject to certain risk factors as described in our Offering Circular. CEF investments are not insured by the FDIC, SIPC, or any other governmental agency.)

Auction Fundraiser – To Be Rescheduled
The Ministry Center Auction Fundraiser will be rescheduled again (not in May). Stay tuned for a new date!
First Reading
Acts 5:29–42
29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. 35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. 36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice, 40 and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. 42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Epistle 
1 Peter 1:3–9
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Holy Gospel
John 20:19–31
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.”
24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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