Church Bulletin Announcements
April 2, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • 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
  • Linda Abraham (Rachel's mom; surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Judy Dawson
  • Denise DuBay (hospitalized)
  • Dave Foster
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Mike Myers
  • Ron Reuther
  • Lisa Schmidt (surgery)
  • Brandon Zeilinger (surgery)
This Week's Members
  • Deloris Appold
  • Christopher Begick
  • Samuel & Luella Britton
  • Troy, Shasta, Trentin, Hunter, & Gatlin Duffey
  • Stephanie & Marilo Guerrero
  • Paul, Kristen, Natalie, & Matthew Kernstock
  • Brian, Sheri, Emmiley, Charles, & Alexander Lusher
  • Jeffery Olson
  • Jerry & Sharon Schlicker
  • Lori Toyzan
  • Arthur & Jamie Zeilinger
Easter Flowers Given By
Jean Appold
Mary Lou Appold
Shelley Appold in honor of Jake Appold's Easter birthday
Tom & Missy Appold
Jean Begick in memory of Paul & Peggy Begick
Vaughn & Margie Begick in memory of Norb Begick and Ruth Hirt
Charlie & Sandy Behmlander
Curt & Jan Berger in memory of Shelly Berger
Cindy Eastman
Joan Elenbaas in memory of her husband and son
Judy and Vern Engelhardt
The Hardy Family
Nancy Hoerauf in memory of grandson Zack Sawicki
Don & Sydra Krueger
Susan Lakel in memory of her parents
Cheryl Leppek
Bonnie List in memory of Bill List
Jack & Kathy Lustila in memory of Margaret Lustila
Donna Ott in memory of Stephen Ott
Lukas, Espen, & Norah Schlicker in memory of Great Grandma Eleanor Schlicker
Art & Jamie Zeilinger in memory of Eunice Deford and Ernie & Wilma Zeilinger
Ken Zeilinger in memory of Barb Zeilinger
Wayne & Darlene Zeilinger in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary

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 4 – Mark 4
April 5 – Mark 5
April 6 – Mark 6
April 7 – Proverbs 9
April 8 – Mark 7
April 9 – Mark 8
April 10 – Mark 9

No Sunday School This Sunday
Bible classes and Sunday School will resume next Sunday, April 11.

Office Hours
During spring break, the office will be open Monday-Wednesday. The office will be closed Thursday & Friday.

Ladies Aid
Ladies Aid is meeting Monday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. We will be making Mother's Day tray favors for the hospital. Feel free to bring a beverage; a light portable snack will be available. All ladies of the congregation, members and guests, are invited to join us.

Thank You for Your Support of the Easter Egg Hunt!
St. Paul hosted children and their families during the Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt on March 27. This event would not have been possible without the involvement of the congregation. There was overwhelming support, through volunteers who donated candy, filled eggs, worked at the event, and helped with set-up/tear down. Thank you for this amazing generosity. It was a blessing to be able to offer this event to church, school, and community families. 

Lutheran Woman's Quarterly
Women of the congregation are welcome to pick up the spring LWML Quarterly magazine in the back of church.

Hot Lunch Program Update
Thank you to all who have donated to the Hot Lunch Program! We are very thankful for your generosity! We are still looking for 2 more Thrivent members to sponsor Takeout Thursdays this school year. If you are willing to apply for a Thrivent Action Team, please contact Heidi Schultz. Thanks!

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.

Upcoming Blood Drive
Save the date: We are pleased to announce we will have a blood drive April 29th in our new Ministry Center. We are very excited to have this blood drive since we have not had any in a year. More details will follow. If you have any questions, you can contact Julia 684-6089 or Darlene 737-9937.

Wellspring Lutheran Auxiliary Meeting - Cancelled
The Wellspring Lutheran Auxiliary meeting scheduled for May 17, 2021 has been cancelled. Also cancelled is the Annual Convention normally held in Flint. We will hopefully be able to meet in the fall, so look for further details then. Stay safe and healthy.

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
John 20:1 – “Now on the first day of the week …” All is made new by the Resurrection of Jesus! Even the day of worship has transitioned from the Old Testament’s Saturday Sabbath to the Lord’s Day of the New Testament. For the Lord has made all things new. He has begun a new week for a new creation in rising from the dead as the New Adam. We are also made new in Him – a new heart, a new life, new desires, and a new outlook toward God. All this comes from our Risen Lord’s grace. Especially after the sort of year we’ve had since last Easter. It’s sure good news to hear that the Lord makes all things start afresh.

Valley Vision
Click here to read the Valley Vision for April.

Two Year Orphan Grain Train–Michigan Milestone
Joy flourishes among volunteers at Michigan’s branch of Orphan Grain Train. With you we celebrate Christ’s resurrection victory and pray for you a blessed Easter. It is Jesus who also has given vitality to this Christian humanitarian mission. This Easter week marks the two-year anniversary of continuous operations at Orphan Grain Train–Michigan. We thank and praise God for enlivening your partnership in making international shipments to Kyrgyzstan, Panama, and with another fully ready this spring to people in need of a word well spoken, a bandage well applied, and a child well fed. Each shipment of aid and relief is accompanied with the message of Jesus’ resurrection and life.
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.
Old Testament Reading
Exodus 15:1–11
1Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying,
“I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2The LORD is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3The LORD is a man of war;
the LORD is his name.
4“Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
5The floods covered them;
they went down into the depths like a stone.
6Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power,
your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.
7In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
8At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
the floods stood up in a heap;
the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
10You blew with your wind; the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11“Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”

1 Corinthians 15:51–57
51Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy Gospel
John 20:1–18
1Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 4Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples went back to their homes.
11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciple, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.