Church Bulletin Announcements
April 9, 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
  • Dennis & Teri Appold
  • Douglas & Julie Begick
  • Shanna & Barry Brondstetter
  • Ronald & Sally Easter
  • Michael, Angela, Daniel, Molly, & Heidi Haas
  • Steven Kernstock
  • Jack & Kathy Lustila
  • Adam & Michelle Oswald
  • Jason, Stacy, Calvin, & Violet Schlicker
  • Jacob Trogan
  • Brandon, Megean, Jared, Deanna, & Maura 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
  • 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)
Church Records
Brittny Mae Schwab will be baptized on April 11, 2021, during the 10:30 service.
Easton Layne Schwab, son of Eric & Brittny Schwab, born March 10, 2021, in Saginaw will be baptized on April 11, 2021, during the 10:30 service. Sponsors are Mike Schwab and Matt Schwab; witnesses are Carley Starnes and Lauren Schwab.

Altar Flowers
Given by Fred & Dawn Schwab in honor of the baptisms this Sunday

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 11 – Mark 10
April 12 – Psalm 36
April 13 – Mark 11
April 14 – Mark 12
April 15 – Mark 13
April 16 – Mark 14
April 17 – Mark 15

Easter Flowers
If you ordered Easter flowers, please pick them up this Sunday. Thank you!

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.

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.

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 20:19 -- “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us - not our works -  we are now free to do good works. Good works shouldn’t be done out of self-interest but for the right reasons – out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.

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.

German Worship Service – April 11th
On Sunday, April 11th, St. Lorenz’s monthly German worship service will be held at 11:00 am in the Church - 1030 W. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth. Continuing the celebration of our risen Lord, we are thankful for His giving of Himself for our salvation. A common thread in the Scriptures is Christians sharing beyond themselves. Such sharing builds supportive and enabling relationships which brings mutual joy. The service features German liturgy and an English sermon by Pastor Bill Hoesman entitled “Complete Joy” based on 1 John 1:4. Jordan Maurer will sing a solo „Ich habe g’nug, mein Jesus lebet noch“ (I am Content) and the congregation will join in singing favorite hymns: „Jesus, meine Zuversicht“ (Jesus Christ My Sure Defense), „Erstanden, erstanden ist Jesus Christ!“ (He’s Risen, He’s Risen), and „Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich“ (Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!).
The service will also be broadcast on Charter cable channel 191, on the St. Lorenz app., and livestreamed (and stored) on the St. Lorenz website at At ‘Traditional Services” (on the left side), select the German service. Broadcast can also be accessed on your Smart TV (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) by typing in “St. Lorenz Church and School” and adding the channel. Prior German worship services can be viewed at The next German worship service will be May 9th, 2021. Join us as we praise our risen Lord - Er ist erstanden, Halleluja!
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.
First Reading
Acts 4:32–35
32The full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

1 John 1:1—2:2
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
1My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Holy Gospel
John 20:19–31
19On 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.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.”
24Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So 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.”
26Eight 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.” 27Then 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.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but 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.