Church Bulletin Announcements
April 24, 2020
In every thing by  prayer and supplication   with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • 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
(family & friends of)
  • Eileen Bublitz (sister of Roy and Wayne Schmidt, passed away suddenly this past Tuesday)

  • 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
  • Evan & Alexandra Appold
  • Jean Begick
  • Angela & Scott Buda
  • Richard & Bonnie Emeott
  • Julia Helmreich
  • Donald & Sydra Krueger
  • Thomas Maxwell
  • James Reou
  • Spencer Smigiel
  • Marissa Wilber
Live Stream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: They will also be uploaded onto YouTube, but YouTube will not be live.

Brief Communion Services April 26
Two brief communion services will be offered this Sunday at 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. To best facilitate the limit of attendees, you must SIGN UP for a time slot. To do so, click this link 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.
Please note that there are only two services in the afternoon. There are some homemade masks available in individual bags in the narthex for anyone to take and keep. Instructions for cleaning are included.

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 26 – 2 Peter 1
April 27 – 2 Peter 2
April 28 – 2 Peter 3
April 29 – Psalms 39-40
April 30 – Proverbs 10
May 1 – Psalm 41
May 2 – Galatians 1

Ladies Aid Meeting - Cancelled
The Ladies Aid Meeting/Potluck scheduled for Monday, May 4 has been cancelled. If all works out, we will meet again in September.

Thank You from the Mark Schmidt Family
Our sincere gratitude to Pastor Matyas, church family, and friends for the tremendous outpouring of support through home visits, prayers, concerns, and memorials. Mark's final wish was to come home. It was granted twice, once with family and now with Jesus. Blessings to all of you as we have been blessed through you. -- Jennifer, Donna, Roy, and family

I Peter 1:18-19 - "Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot." We have been ransomed - bought back from the slavery into which we were born. We do not belong to ourselves, or to the devil, or to the world. We belong to Jesus. Therefore, we live our lives not in accordance with our own wisdom but in line with God's Word.
Stewardship - is way of life

Need Help?
If you need help getting supplies and are uncomfortable going out, please contact Pastor. There is a large team of volunteers standing by to help you.

Office Hours
During the next weeks, the office will have sporadic hours. You can reach Ruth at 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
(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 2:14a, 36–41
14 Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, . . .
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

1 Peter 1:17–25
17 If you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for your sake, 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

Holy Gospel
Luke 24:13–35
13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.